As long as I can remember, I revered science and research. For me, the tangibility of evidence based medicine seemed much more reputable than an intuitive approach to healing.
After being in clinical practice and living as an autoimmune patient for over 22 years, I now think differently about science and evidence based medicine.
Vast World of Healing
The truth is that our bodies are highly intelligent and resilient beyond our human understanding. All the research and evidence tend to be biased in some way because nothing is black and white when it comes to the human body.
There are too many variables to single out a certain biochemical process or pathway to be the root cause of any disease.
Given the limitations in science, scholars in the medical field continue to take a microscopic approach to the human body and healing.
I believe this limits our ability to heal. The human body is miraculous and there’s a greater force that governs the universal principles that is beyond our comprehension. Unless we accept this miracle, we will continue to miss the bigger picture.
Healing Through A Common Sense Approach
When facilitating healing, we need to take it in a common sense approach. Everyone should understand their own role in their sickness and disease. Empowering individuals about their body and healing abilities should be the emphasis in healing medicine vs having the experts (scientists or doctors) try to get granular about the specifics of cause and effect of the disease.
At the end of the day, unless the person who has the disease is on board with healing, nothing can ever happen.
So today, I want to invite you to take a common sense approach to healing.
We all know that there’s healthy behaviors and there are unhealthy ones.
In order to promote and facilitate a healthy body, we must engage in healthy behaviors.
What Are The Healthy Behaviors?
Healthy behaviors include:
- Healthy Nutrition
- Stress Management
- Cultivating healthy relationships with others
- Emotional maturity
- Spiritual alignment
Application of such lifestyle habits is key to a healthy life.
So what does this look like?
Get the body to move on a regular basis. We all know that a sedentary lifestyle is causing unnecessary disease and metabolic insufficiency. Simple Yoga practice, walking, cycling, or anything to get the body to move on the regular is key to health and wellness.
Even if you follow an autoimmune paleo or a plant based diet, diet still matters less than being HEALTHY: Harmonious, Easy, Awareness, Love, Truth, Habit, and YOU. Tune into your body to get yourself in the state of being who you need to be. Lean into your healthy nourishment and what it needs to look like vs prescribing to other’s recommendations. These things are key to wellness.
It is important for a person to meditate, see a therapist, listen to music, practice yoga, or simply do something as an act outlet to relieve the stress in life. Keeping things bottled up is not conducive to healing so it’s important to let your stress out on a regular basis.
Cultivating Healthy Relationships With Others
We are meant to be social creatures. We need relationships to survive so it’s important to create “healthy” boundaries to promote healthy relationships with those you love.
Many of us don’t know how to feel what we actually feel. We are busy avoiding feelings, especially the negative ones. But life is full of good and bad emotions. The key is to lean into both understanding that our lives are all about the dynamic movement of our emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other.
Being aligned with our higher power or the universal force that governs the life force is key to healing. There’s a greater force beyond our scope of understanding, and having respect and aligning with such force allows us to expand beyond our human form to tap into the greater power that is available to us.
In wellness and healing, we must understand the human body and mind in its entirety, in order to have a positive impact in the lives that we serve. We can no longer serve void of compassion and deep understanding of our clients obstacles and desires.
For us to cultivate compassion and empathy for our clients, we must understand what it’s like to be a human being. Being human is sometimes messy and uncomfortable. It involves all shades of the rainbow and the willingness to feel what we feel even if it makes us uncomfortable.
We must learn to lean into being human ourselves so that we can truly step into the power of empathy and compassion. In that way, we can meet our clients without judgment or opinions.
This is the work and it’s much simpler than you think, but it’s also much harder than you think.
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