The health of our body & mind is powerfully influenced by our thoughts. This makes searching inwards, looking at our thinking patterns & belief systems, an essential part of our healing process.
However, sometimes, our thoughts are not the cause of our illness. There are times that our illness is caused by toxins in the environment, a result of genetics, or a myriad of different situational factors.
What does this mean for our inward search for healing? First, when we look at ourselves inwards, we should have an open mind, and not to judge nor blame ourselves for our illness. Our search should be self-esteem building, not eroding. In our reflections, we could consider how the illness can inspire us or perhaps even be a form of spiritual support to us.
Furthermore, when we look at our beliefs, thinking, and resulting behavioral patterns, we should seek a balance. When we ask “What’s positively and what’s negatively contributing to our health?’ our search inwards can help us discover strengths on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. As we fill up on our strengths and the wonderful attributes that we possess, our illness will properly fall into place, and so will any ‘bad habit’ thoughts and beliefs that may have fueled our illness. Within this new healing context, healing is probable.
Questions For Your Self-Examination
1. Are you searching for what you possibly did to ‘deserve’ your illness but could not find it?
2. Do you believe that till you can grasp the ‘bad habit’ that caused your illness, you can’t heal?
3. Do you spend too much time thinking about negative experiences from the past, believing this helps you heal?
When answering these questions, consider what’s real – not a healing myth.
About the Author
Astrid Lee, MBA, is a Reiki Master Teacher who conducts distant healing and teaches all Usui levels. Her clients and students come from all over Canada and the United States, and even Europe.
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