The true nature of healing is generating optimum energy in order to fully enjoy living your life. Healing is much more than a technique of doing, it is a state of being; being at peace with ourselves, our bodies, our relationships and our lives. Let’s explore how to create more healing energy to beat cancer, improve your health and the quality of your life.
To get started, we need to explore the nature of health and let go of some outdated concepts. During childhood, were taught that healing is only a means to fix and cure. We learned that healing happens as a reaction to illness or something to focus on when we’re sick. Most traditional methods of healing in our culture are about fighting and conquering illness and disease, not about creating wholeness. Healing is simply a return to wholeness.
Wholeness honors and respects all four levels of your being; the physical, the emotional, the mental and the spiritual. When you respect these four levels, they can produce a synergy of wholeness. These four levels of being are the foundation of wholeness that leads to optimum health. Genuine healing begins by achieving balance on all four levels.
The first level of healing is with your physical body. It’s the most visible aspect of our being. We can easily identify and see the symptoms of illness physically. However, the lack of illness doesn’t define a state of health and wellness. Unfortunately, many people use their body as the only barometer to determine if they are healthy or ill. You’ll soon see that the physical body is only the first of four bodies which must be used to evaluate your actual state of health and wellness. Healing begins by making choices to care for your body.
Ask yourself these questions to evaluate your relationship to your body.
Do you appreciate your physical body? Do you find it easy to accept or do you constantly criticize it? Are you ashamed of your body? Are you measuring it against standards of perfection that are impossible to achieve? If so, then ask yourself why and write down your answers in a journal. Writing it down helps you to reflect deeper. These four questions will help determine your current relationship with your physical body and can be a catalyst to jump-start your healing process.
You may discover you have been in a very dysfunctional relationship with your body. If so, forgive yourself and begin to accept, appreciate and respect your body, just as it is. Acceptance, appreciation and respect will quickly change the dysfunctional relationship with your body.
A Few Suggestions to Respect for Your Body;
* Exercise daily
* Eat nourishing foods with live energy such as fruit and vegetables.
* Breathe deeply to continually renew your energy.
* Expose your body to sunlight in small doses on a regular basis.
* Sleep well and allow for plenty of time to rest and revitalize.
* Discover new ways to experience pleasure and comfort.
* Accept any physical limitations and love your body as it is.
The Second Level of Healing is with Your Emotional Body.
The next level of healing is within your emotional nature. We were never taught how to keep our emotions healthy. Instead, we were encouraged to devalue and repress our emotions. This unhealthy relationship leads to emotional stress and reduce your natural healing ability.
What constitutes a positive emotion versus a negative one? Many people divide their emotions into categories of “good” and “bad” feelings. The “good”. On the other hand, the “bad” emotions are deemed unacceptable, and we tend to ignore, deny or repress them. It is our judgment of our emotions that create the dysfunction and illness at this level.
Judging emotions as “good” and “bad”, creates emotional negativity. Traditionally we’re taught that when we feel the “good” or as I call them, “expanding emotions”, then we are being positive. However, if we feel the “bad” or “contracting emotions”, we believe we are being negative. This division of good and bad regarding your emotions produces dysfunction.
You’ll begin to create healing on this level rapidly by changing how you define your emotions. Let go of the judgments of good and bad, instead, think of them as expanding and contracting. For instance, think about breathing and ask yourself, “Is inhaling good and exhaling bad?” No… you need to do both to breathe properly, and so it is with your emotions. When you let go of the conditioned judgments from your childhood you will take a major step toward emotional health and well-being.
Being emotionally aware of your feelings regardless if they are expanding or contracting is being honest about how you really feel. Self-respect is not having to apologize for how you honestly feel, it is a state of honoring your thoughts and feelings.
Every emotion is a natural feedback mechanism to gain greater understanding of how you’re doing in your life. They are meant to provide guidance on your journey through life. To fully respect yourself is to be honest with how you feel emotionally. Only then can you change it. Denying emotions keep them alive and can haunt you for years.
How to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Your Emotional Body.
It begins with honesty and a willingness to feel and express your emotions and then release them. Whether its anger, hurt, love, or joy, the emotions need to be felt before they can be released. This creates a positive emotional state of being. How we relate to our emotions determines their positive or negative impact in our lives.
Can Love be Negative and Anger be Positive? Yes, they both have the potential of being either positive or negative depending upon how you relate to them. Unexpressed love can be tremendously negative. Repressed love can change the chemistry of your body, your blood pressure and eventually contribute to heart disease. Love on an emotional level is energy. When we refuse to let energy flow, it becomes repressed and can cause many physical complications.
How to begin honoring your emotional nature:
Begin to give yourself permission to feel all of your emotions without judgment and to express them constructively. You can best do this by journaling. Write down your feelings on a regular basis is a great way to express this energy and release it from your emotional body. It may take some practice, but it will ultimately lead to a healthier state of being.
The Third Level of Healing is on the Mental Level
The power of our minds (or the mind) is limitless. How do you relate to this God-given gift, called your human mind? Do you recognize the value of it to change your life or do you disregard your mental power? Most people have never been taught to appreciate the power of their minds.
Mental empowerment begins by making a personal choice. Understanding how the mind works, and how to use the mental tools that are available to you, begins mental empowerment. The four mental tools to create wellness (as well as any other change in your life) are:
Four mental tools contain the power to improve or destroy your life. They create the nature of your attitude and your self image. You can not fully understand your inner power without owning these tools and using them to create the life you desire.
Mental healing begins by making a choice to use the power of your mind.
THE CHOICE: To believe that your thoughts are powerful and that they attract and create your experiences… or, to believe that it doesn’t matter what you think, that life isn’t a choice; it is only an experience that you have no control over.
If we deny our thinking and imagination, we are out of alignment thus, we are disempowered on the mental level of our being, leading to illness rather than wellness.
When you believe your mind holds the key to your personal power, you become more conscious of your thoughts and choices. You understand that your imagination is where all change begins; First in your mind, and then in your body and life. Make the choice to understand these tools, learn about them and use them to lead you closer toward healing and wholeness.
Disempowered individuals believe that the imagination is just “pretend” and has no power, it is only make-believe. When we engage our imagination and visualize the healthy expression of ourselves in our minds, we will create the blueprint of our future. Your imagination is a preview of your life’s experiences. Use it!
How to Access the Power of Your Imagination to Change Your Life.
The quickest way I know is to practice visualization and guided imagery techniques. You can discover how to focus your attention and use your imagination by learning to meditate. It is the safest method I know to gain access to the power of your mind. (See my guided meditations)
The Fourth Level is Spiritual Healing: Your Relationship to the Divine.
Your spiritual nature, regardless of your religion or lack of it, is about a personal and private relationship with the Divine, with God. What is God? Most simply put, God is Love. To honor God is to honor your relationship with love.
Beyond the emotional expression of human love is divine love. This is a love that begins by being understanding, compassionate and forgiving. Divine love is so much more than emotional love. It is the ultimate state of being. Being a loving person becomes the foundation upon which you establish permanent healing and activate your life-force energy to create the wholeness that leads to mental, emotional and physical healing.
Spirituality is your personal relationship with God. If God created All-That-Is, then everything is a creation of God (love). Spirituality is the way we relate to our lives with love – or without it. Spirituality is not a ritual we do on Sunday, and it’s not a book with rules and regulations. That’s religion. Spirituality’s only rule is love. Love is the way you relate to living your life.
Spirituality is your personal relationship to everything in your life. Spirituality is your relationship with your body, emotions, and mind. Spirituality is your relationship to your work, money, family and friends, and it all hinges upon whether those relationships are based on love and understanding or judgment and separation. Being loving is the most healing and powerful experience to change the nature of your life. It is the ultimate healing energy.
When we honor our relationship with God we recognize that our free-will choice to love God is really about choosing to love ourselves and everything and everybody in our lives.
The true nature of healing is focused on loving yourself enough to:
* Nurture your body by meeting its needs for health
* Honor your emotions and handle them honestly
* Value the power of your mind to overcome resistance to change
* Knowing that spirituality is simply about choosing to love
* Ask God for healing and strength to reach your full potential
* Remember that God isn’t separate from the physical world.
The true nature of health and healing becomes the way we live our lives, not just a quick and temporary cure to fix or keep our body alive!
Spiritual healing is a choice available to everyone regardless of your religion. The choice to access the power of your Soul whenever you choose, to remember you are loved by God and the way to love God is to love your life. Applying these secrets will increase your healing energy and create positive changes on all levels of your life.