The Magic of Intuitive Healing
As humans, we know when we are sick or there is “something wrong with us.” We know when others are sick too. They give off a different feeling, vibe, aura, or whatever you want to call it, it’s there and it’s apparent. This is intuition. However, it’s not a suitable diagnostic tool in and of itself. You still may not know exactly what is happening within your body, though there are ways to work it out.
This doesn’t mean that mainstream medical diagnostics, medical care and medicine are less suitable, or don’t work or are not the best options, they certainly have their place. They are great for accidents and emergencies, diagnosing medical conditions and often for prevention of disease. Yet, as a “cure” for disease, the homeostatic system of the human body is far more superior to curing diseases than any modern medicine, or complementary natural and alternative medicine could ever be. I liken the latter to being like accessory tools to support the body as it does its job of keeping you alive, healthy and upright. When you look after your body, your body looks after you.
That comment then begs the question,
“Who are YOU?” Are “YOU” and “your body” separate entities?
Imagine this…a large blanket is placed on the ground, and a team of specialised professionals carefully place all the dissected parts of your body on the blanket (somehow they are able to keep you alive during this vivid imagining). Your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, organs and so forth are all on display. Where is the YOU in all of this layout? I know you are all of it, but where are YOU specifically? Where does the YOU part of you live within your body?
This is the part of you I connect with when I do an intuitive healing treatment on you.
There are many times when healing you, “curing” an illness, “fixing” the problem or taking away your pain completely is not the main purpose of the healing session. Pain is the body’s way of telling you that something needs to change in your life, and now is the best time to address it. This doesn’t mean ignoring it, suppressing it with medication (pharmaceutical, complementary or nutritional), not getting treatment for it, or drastically altering it so it’s no longer a problem (as in the case of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy). It’s present for a reason. Discover the reason and deal with the underlying emotions that are causing it, and it will start to dissolve.
On the other hand, having an illness, disease or pain may be part of what you need to be going through right now, as part of your life purpose. I’m not suggesting that you must remain this way and suffer. Far from it! Change the way you’re looking at it in this moment. Instead of seeing your affliction as a curse, see it as a lesson to learn from.
For example, I was born with a congenital condition where my eyes are not the correct global shape, they are more egg-like. This has created many vision-impairment conditions that causes me to be 80% legally blind. I will never see like you do, and I don’t need to in order to get around, survive and thrive in this world. I have other highly-attuned senses that are more than capable of looking after me. The point here is, as much as I wished during my growing up years and well into my fifties that I had perfect vision, the reality was, it wasn’t going to happen. I realised that I have amazing skills of touch and intuition, which probably developed as a result of being blind. And I am so grateful for this. Pardon the pun, but I don’t focus on what I can’t see, I see what I can do and work with that. Discovering this positive way of thinking about my condition, has released a lot of angst and frustration, therefore much of the stress I carried for years was let go as I accepted what is. Much of the suffering we undergo is of our own making. Decide now to make a change for your better and long-term health.
When you have a thought, be it a negative or a positive one, an emotion will emerge with that thought. This emotion creates chemicals or hormones within the body to be released, and these chemicals or hormones create a pattern of responses with the body. Depending on the thought and the accompanying emotion, the responses will be beneficial to your body, such as joyful or loving thoughts, or they will cause a disruption to your body’s finely-tuned homeostatic balance (homeostasis is the state of bringing your body back into balance), such as when you have angry thoughts or those that cause you to grieve.
All of the thoughts, emotions, chemicals and hormones that are released cause the body to react or respond in a certain, measured way. Read any book on body language and you will see my point. Though under the surface, there is always an energetic response too. This causes the body to tighten, relax, create pain, or numbness, illnesses or diseases. This too is certain and measurable.
I’ll share with you a couple of examples.
When a person experiences fear, their whole body tightens up. Stress hormones flood the body and trigger the fight/flight response we all know. Blood drains from the hands and feet in preparation to run, the digestive system shuts downs as it’s an unnecessary function at this time, and the senses become heightened and vigilant ready to attack or defend. If you remain in that state for extended periods of time, your body will suffer the consequences, including pain, illness and disease.
Hormones and emotions control your body?
When a person becomes angry, this causes stress hormones to be released. The heart rate, blood pressure and testosterone levels increase. The person will draw away from happy loving situations and gravitate to that which is causing them the feeling of anger, in order to eliminate it. That can be done either physically or mentally, as in dwelling on it. We see this particularly in road rage situations.
On the other hand, when people are in hospital for extended periods of time with chronic illnesses or diseases, and often in mega amounts of pain, introducing laughter therapy helps them forget the pain for the time they are enjoying themselves. Remember Patch Adams and Clown Doctors? Laughter releases endorphins, which are a natural pain relief. This reduces stress and boosts the immune system.
Love and peace are essential for healing our bodies.
Love is the major healer. When we are separated from love, difficulties arise and cause suffering. The biggest responsibility you have to yourself and to those around you, is to love unconditionally; that is, without conditions like, “I’ll love you if…” or “I’ll love you when….” That also means loving yourself unconditionally, as you are. You want others to love you that way, so why not love yourself that way too? Easier said than done, I know. However, you do get a lifetime to practice it. When you do it feels good.
The majority of physical illnesses result from an overload of emotional, psychological and spiritual crises, or stresses. The use of the term “stress” by the medical community provides a safe, legitimate and non-threatening way to describe the human response to the difficulties of life. This is one of the key principles of holistic health professionals and practitioners, namely that emotions exert a controlling influence upon the physical body. They treat their patients with this in mind, by looking at the underlying cause of the issue, and treating the whole body accordingly.
I started my journey of healing others back in 2004, when I was introduced to Bowen Therapy by a friend. He knew I was blind and said I only needed to use my hands and my brain, not my eyes, to learn and use Bowen. And that began my excursion into the natural healing arena. I continue to learn more techniques of bodywork and understand more deeply the intricacies of the human body and mind and how they work and influence our health and lives. It’s a never-ending joyful discovery of truth for me.
My purpose in sharing this information with you, is to give you some insight on some of the conditions you may have experienced and how these relate to patterns of stress and trauma you may be currently undergoing, the unresolved fears, and deep-rooted insecurities that are awaiting release. Louise L. Hay said in her book, You Can Heal Your Life, “Change your thoughts and you change your life.” I want you to know the truth about you. It’s up to you to discover those truths for yourself.
I will be presenting a series of articles that focus on different regions of the body and the underlying emotional and spiritual factors that cause illness, disease, pain and discomfort in those areas.
Stiniyasou! Or good health to you!