Why People Don’t Heal
Cure. It’s a little word with a big punch. It means that symptoms of disease disappear or become alleviated. A cure for cancer means that cancer goes away, right? Not really. A cure for any viral disease, auto-immune disease, or chronic disease just means that symptoms no longer feel threatening. Life goes on and people feel better for having survived the scare. However, curing cancer or any other disease may just mean a temporary reprieve. Unless real healing is the main goal, then disease may recur – often with a vengeance. So, are you seeking a cure or would you rather heal? What’s the difference, and why does this difference matter?
To be free from injury, to become whole again, to become sound or healthy again are all phrases associated with healing. Yet, they fail to tell you how that happens, or what’s really necessary for healing to occur. Does one become sound or free from illness when cancer is “cured” through chemical treatments? Is there freedom from injury after a broken bone is set or the wound closes? Do medications that alleviate symptoms and help you “manage” fit into the category of healing? I only ask these questions because they’re relevant to a truer version of wholeness – a goal sought by an aging population where cancer and heart disease are the top two diseases in the country. The “fix me” approach to heath isn’t really healing, but rather a management of symptoms. More importantly, it’s a giving up of personal power, and the under-estimated impact trauma, emotions, and energy have on one’s ability to truly heal. These are the real reasons why many people don’t fully heal.
On the Outside
Cuts and scrapes close up. Wounds grow new skin. The body is amazing in its ability to regenerate cells, almost to the exact replication of genetic material. However, in the process of creating new cells, important factors become overlooked to the unaware observer. The most important factors underlying the body’s ability to effectively heal include emotions and beliefs.
Imagine that you have a vessel of energy. Visualize your vessel filled to the brim with glowing goodness. The vessel continuously fills from an endless fountain directly above it, so that as energy is used, it’s always replenished. Note the characteristics of the vessel. It’s beautiful, solid, and adorned with colors and all sorts of attractive features. In its most perfect state, the vessel and its energy contents are not only representative of personal power, but also who you are as a perfect, whole, healthy spiritual being. Perfect form, perfect energy, and endless fulfillment of personal energy and power define spiritual wholeness, health, prosperity, and joy. Dipping into the fountain is easy, because it’s always being refilled from its source. But that’s not the whole story.
Let’s say your vessel is lovely as you imagined, but somewhat fragile. In fact, there are cracks and broken pieces where the energy seems to be leaking. How could damage to your vessel have happened, and could it be repaired? Damage to the vessel – the physical form – seems inevitable. It’s the result of emotional strain, avoidance, stress, lack, trauma, and injury that weighs heavily on the soul. Burying these events deep in the mind may offer a temporary fix (thanks to the brain and ego, always trying to protect you). Ultimately, damage manifests as dis-ease. If you’re sensitive to your energy and acknowledge the stressors which cause disease, you may take the opportunity to deal with them as they arise. However, more often than not, emotional stress, toxicity, and dis-empowerment accumulate, draining your vessel of life force.
Emotions and Beliefs as Factors for Healing
Try these exercises as they simply illustrate the impact of emotions and beliefs on the body. Have paper and pen handy.
First, take your time to really imagine the following emotions, then write your name after you physically feel them:
- peace or bliss
- anger or frustration
You may notice a difference in the quality of your signature, the size of the letters, and the thickness of the strokes. Your writing is the physical expression of the emotions you’re feeling. Relate this exercise to how your cells might repair damage, injury or disease. Uplifting and positive emotions create a flow that allows for more perfect expression of your healthy cells, while lower vibratory emotions create confusion, tension, and imperfection as cells replicate. Your emotions and your beliefs become your biology to express either health and healing, or the opposite – degradation, disease, and aging.
For the second exercise, look in the mirror and observe your facial expressions. Notice the shape of your eyes and mouth. Notice the wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes, and near your mouth. Say each of the following beliefs out loud as if you’re an actor in a role, trying to express the true nature of each statement. Fill in the blank with a personal reason for that belief.
- I am so happy because _____
- I am afraid because _____
- I love to _____
- I am most at peace when _____
Did you notice a difference in your facial features or body language with each belief? What and how you believe manifests physically as health or dis-ease. Therefore, it’s important to notice how your beliefs affect you and make conscious changes toward ease and grace for true healing.
Choosing to Heal
Emotions and beliefs deeply embed themselves in every cell of the body – not just in the brain. Every emotion creates an imprint or a “memory” for the cells to use as templates. How healthy would you like your cells to be? Here’s where you can actively change your biology – how your cells form – to truly heal at the deepest level. This is Spiritual Energy Healing – a shift in vibratory frequencies to facilitate healing at the deepest level.
About Rosemary, Reiki Master, Shaman
Owner and founder of Second Nature Healing, Rosemary helps set the standard for Spiritual Growth for Lightworkers and offers in-person and online courses for Lightworkers on their journey. Throughout the years of working with energy, animal guides, nature, and healing, Spirit manifests itself Within to remind us of the foundational practices of our ancestors. Today, Rosemary brings to life ancient wisdom for the modern world. She incorporates Shamanic practices in her intuitive Reiki classes and healing sessions as well as her life’s work to remind us how to BE in the world, to heal old wounds in our Akashic records, and access the power within All That Is.
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