Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Truth About Our Emotions

The mind is chief.
All things are mind made.
You are what you think,
having become what you thought.

It seems like every where I turn lately I meet someone who is chronically ill. They tell me about how they've tried 'this remedy' or 'that remedy' and 'nothing seems to help.' Being a Holistic Health Practitioner, I see change in the lives of people all around me, however, can still see out of the corner of my eye the world that has become so sick.

So why all the illness? Is it because of our fast food nation? Is it because we don't get enough exercise? Is it because we work in stressful situations? Is it because of the pollution that we see?

If I try to wrap my mind around all of these things, I realize how difficult it is to truly find the root cause of an illness. An illness can be caused from any of those things, especially since we have adopted such unhealthy lifestyles.

My experience has shown me that you don't get sick just because. My experience tells me that you are sick because there is something in your life that isn't working for you anymore. Yes, this could be on a physical level, where the food that you are eating is no longer working for you. However, and more importantly (and on a much deeper level) you could be sick because you are in a life situation that is no longer working for you.

Let me give you an example now.

Bob goes to work every day, and has for the last 35 years. He hasn't liked his job since day one, but felt like he had to do it to support his family. Every day he wakes up and feels a tremendous dread to get out of bed and go to work. On the days he doesn't have to work he jumps out of bed full of energy. He continues this pattern for many years. One day he realizes how worn down and tired he feels, so he goes to the doctor to get a diagnosis. His Physician diagnoses him with "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" and sends him on his way. Bob never connects that his "disease" is caused from his feeling of dread toward his job. For the next few years he continues at his job, but feels worse and worse...nothing helping him. He takes remedies and medications. Bob feels a little better, but still experiences the exhaustion that he previously felt.

Finally, Bob sees a Practitioner who helps him find the root cause of this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They determine this to be an emotional root. Bob ponders a life changing decision, and finally decides to quit his job. After a week of rest, Bob is back to his normal state of health.

Did you know that healing could be so quick? I am incredibly amazed to see the healing that I am honored to see!

Your emotional state is so important. Why not live a life that is happy and healthy? Why not work somewhere that you love? Why not be in a relationship that nourishes and supports you in every way?

One of my favorite quotes says that "Life is too short to be anything but happy."-Author Unknown. 

So, the truth about our emotions is that they rule and govern our entire lives. You deserve nothing other than to be happy. Take the power of healing back into your own hands! 

*Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor and do not diagnose or prescribe. Some people are in very advanced states of illness and might need more than 1 week to heal (this is simply an example that I like to use). Healing takes time and patience. Some people take a whole lifetime to develop a dis-ease, so those very people should be patient and willing to allow time for their bodies to heal and come back into balance. You should seek a qualified Practitioner when embarking on this journey. 


Svea is a traditional Naturopath, classical homeopath and holistic doula. Her private doula practice can be found here. 

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