Understanding Our Sickness and Ourselves Is the Path to Self-Healing

We may or may not be aware of it, but the truth is, we have all the power, wisdom, and knowledge we need to heal our mind, body, and soul, regardless of who we are or what we’ve been through. We must bear in mind that what is considered a true healing can occur first emotionally and spiritually before moving on to the physical aspect of it.

Why do we get sick? Where does disease and illness come from? Can we really heal ourselves? These are probably just some of the many questions we can ask when we are, or our loved ones, in the midst of a serious illness.

Understanding our own disease can be a path towards understanding ourselves much better. An illness is never without what makes it. But although there are many factors that lead to our disease, one thing is certain: we get sick when we ignore the laws of health.

Preserving health is to carefully preserve our life force and maintain the delicate mechanism of our body in order. We must be aware that we are, in fact, astonishing beings of energy from which the life force can enrich and feed us continuously.

We must take care of our energy system, since our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being depends a lot on how it works. Our bodies and minds have a natural form of healing, they are designed that way. In order to preserve good health, therefore, we need our entire energy system to continue to flow in a balanced way.

This means that sometimes, if not always, the healing we can get for ourselves can come in the form of an energy shift or an emotional shift. Inner side needs to be resolved first before external work can start. Only then does healing come in the form of physical transformation.

Award-winning American poet Mary Oliver can give us a better description of how to connect with ourselves, with nature, and certainly with everything around us that emits the energy we need as part of our healing and fulfillment, in her poem “Wild Geese”:

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

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