“Fundamentally, the only reason for disease to manifest in your system is that your energy does not function the way it should.” – Sadhguru
It is important for us to recognise and identify our thoughts and emotions, and to be aware of the impact they have—not only on each other, but on our bodies and our health. We all know that a positive lifestyle can lead to good health and yet, when we suppress any negative childhood experiences or dismiss emotional pain from the past, we may forget the link this has with disease in our body.
Healing is a journey of trust, of discovering our inner strength, and it demands our total commitment. It is a gathering of our lost voices and forgotten selves from the past, an embracing of those parts of ourselves that we have hidden and denied.
Through acknowledging our pain and suffering, we can diminish disease and reconnect to a deeper meaning and purpose in life.
Pain wakes us up and can lead us to discover parts of ourselves that we never knew existed. Often, after we have given the results of a tragic diagnosis, we suddenly start to question who we are and where we are headed in life.
Our bodies need to be appreciated and respected. Our long-buried memories need to be tenderly embraced and our past sins and hurts need to be forgiven. Without love for our entire body, parts of us can become rejected and forgotten. Overtime, energy flow to these areas becomes blocked and blood flow limited, which can lead to disease or ill-health.
When we forgive ourselves and others we say, “I care enough about myself not to keep hurting, not to keep carrying this pain around”
The practice of forgiveness has also been linked to better immune function and a longer lifespan. Other studies have shown that forgiveness has more than just a metaphorical effect on the heart: it can actually lower our blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health as well.
The body operates as a whole, like the universe. A pain in the toe may emanate from a pain in the back, so to understand each part, we need to know that every part of our body is important. When we take time to become aware of our body, it will always let us know what needs to be cared for or attended to and the sooner we listen to any pain or uneasiness, the sooner we are likely to heal.
Of course, we will feel nothing if we are never still or take time to listen and assess what is going on in our body, both emotionally and physically. Often those who find out they have cancer say “I never felt any symptoms or I felt some pain but didn’t think it was important.”
We are all responsible to care for and nurture this beautiful body we have been given. No matter what genetic imprint you have been given, or childhood upbringing you lived through, there is always an opportunity to change the way you live and an opportunity to heal the wounds from our past.
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Being still is key. I’m pretty good at listening to my body as far as eating and exercise goes. Not so good in the emotional/heart realm. Thanks for this wise post my friend.
Yes that’s so normal Diana, addressing our physical health, is easy to deal with, whereas our emotional health is at times quite confronting. When we understand that it is just as important to maintain good health, then its worth the effort to work through!
Yes Karen, that makes sense. 🙂
“Healing is a journey of trust, of discovering our inner strength, and it demands our total commitment. It is a gathering of our lost voices and forgotten selves from the past, an embracing of those parts of ourselves that we have hidden and denied.”
I think this is the key. spot on.
Thankyou Elizabeth and it certainly does demand our total commitment!