Who is responsible for our healing?
This is quite a prominent question and is worth careful consideration. Many people assume they are powerless in there own heath and wellbeing. Some never experience so much as a runny nose all year while others around them come down with every bug imaginable. Why is this? Who is the one responsible for this disparity in experience? Who heals those that are sick?
Are some people naturally more susceptible to germs and disease? I guess it is possible as I don’t truly know from a scientific perspective. I only know what I believe, that we all have the power to be healthy within us.
Rather unsurprisingly my answer to the question “Who is responsible for my healing?” is me. It isn’t a Doctor, a Reiki / Faith / Spiritual healer, a surgeon. Although all these people can contribute to my health and wellbeing in there own specialised areas. Ultimately whether their efforts reap benefit lies within me as a person. Do I want to be well? Most of us would answer that with a flippant “of course I want to be well, who would want to be ill”.
Indeed who would want to be ill. One difficulty is that sometimes we would need to experience illnesses to learn in our own stages of development. As a child I have spent some time in hospital sometimes with my parents wondering if this visit would be the last time they saw me. These are powerful experiences and although they can be difficult to look back on there is always good to be drawn from them. For me the love of my parents is the strongest thing I can take from these childhood maladies. After all just because I was the one in hospital it doesn’t necessarily follow that I was the only one to learn from it. There were undoubtedly aspects of these times that I do not recall, that have significant influence on the journey my parents have been making through their lives.
Another such difficulty is when people crave the attention they receive whilst being ill. They become so used to the sympathy and the energy they draw from others by being in a weakened state that they continually and without thinking put themselves into sickness time and again. I am sure we all know someone that each time we ask “How are you?” what we receive is a list of symptoms. They place their focus on what is wrong with their bodies and health and thus further reinforce the list of symptoms, empowering it to become longer and stronger.
I am fortunate as an adult that I am rarely unwell. In the last four years I have had one or two days off work sick. When people ask after me, my answer is usually to say that I’m good. When a pain or something arises in my body, I expect that it will correct itself and that everything will be fine. There are certain symptoms that we should always seek help from a Doctor and for those I would always recommend going to a GP as I do myself.
Outside of this my normal wellness check up is with a Homoeopath that I have been seeing since before I left school. I continue to choose this as homoeopathy takes into account the entirety of what is going on in the body. This approach means that the subtle ways in which the body helps to communicate what is wrong and what is needed are not missed. From my Reiki training I also regularly do my self healing. This may sound like a selfish activity but don’t forget the quote “Physician, heal thyself”, the trick is that you don’t have to be a physician or healer to do this.
May we all be healthy and in good spirits, may we quickly learn from anything that takes us off this course of contented wellbeing, may we be as compassionate and caring for those in fine fettle as we are for those in sickness.
In so doing we can take charge of our own willingness to be well and to heal.
Posted on 13 December, 2011, in Comments, Health and tagged Healing, homeopath, homeopathy, homoeopath, homoeopathy, hospital, hypochondriac, Physician heal thyself, Reiki, sickness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.