Do you ever wonder why you get sick when you’re an otherwise healthy person? I do. I wonder it every time I get sick. You might be wondering what there is to wonder about, I’m just sick. Get over it.
I do get over it, but when I end up with a bad head cold, pick up a flu bug from who knows where or end up with some random infection that from one day to the next lays me out for 3-5 days, it makes me wonder. Makes me wonder why I’d get sick when I’m an otherwise healthy person. I realize that we are all vulnerable, but as an energy healer, I try to connect the dots that are hidden from plain sight.
I feel it’s my responsibility to my self to wonder why my body is out of balance. What factors could have made me susceptible or vulnerable to attack? I’ve got to study myself as objectively as possible so that I can learn from “pit falls” and improve myself where I can. It’s not easy to be objective about oneself, but a good practical starting place is simply wondering: “Why am I sick? Why isn’t my body working for me?”
I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually get a little bit sick. I usually go through a full cycle of sickness. This means I feel the onset of not feeling well, start to take care of it with natural remedies, take it easy, and then I start to really not feel well. I can’t do anything until I’m at least 75-80% of my usual wellness. Since I can’t do much, I’ve got an abundance of time … to simply rest.
Rest? What’s that? I feel useless even though there is a part of me that knows that I shouldn’t feel that way. Resting is so good for us and unfortunately very underrated. If you’re anything like me, you rest, give in to your body, and all the while your mind is thinking what a shame it is that you’re resting but not even feeling well.
You think about all the stuff you could be doing. “Damnit. I could be brushing my dog’s teeth right now.”
I notice in my thoughts and somewhere in my feelings that my “resting” is only tolerable because I’m sick. There’s a resistance that I experience. I don’t want to give in to the needs of my body. I don’t want to let it slow me or get me down. … But it does… Then my mind goes. Following in the same order as my body, my mind seems to need rest, too. Too much thinking and my head might float off. I can’t focus. Not on a single thing. It can be too hard to even read.
Still, my mind manages to sneak in another thought and passes it off as a feeling. What I’m feeling is: ‘This sucks.’
Wondering and observing myself from a bird’s eye view provides insights. Objectively speaking, it would seem that I don’t generally allow myself (body and mind) to rest as much as I may need to, except for when I am sick. So maybe what’s going on here is that my mind grows weary, my body gets weak and I get sick because that’s the only time it’s acceptable to me to get rest. Getting sick seems to give me “permission” to a) get the rest my body and mind need and b) help me to get rid of accumulated toxins. “This [sick] sucks”. Who said that?
Getting sick is actually a real help. Getting sick is very often a healing in the happening. Dare I say that getting sick is a good thing? There’s a balance, a rhythm to everything. It’s natural. The body will seek to regulate homeostasis (internal equilibrium) on its own. The job of our selves is to let it happen. Let it be. Dive into rest. Give sick some space.
From getting sick, I realize that I’ve been pushing myself too hard. Getting sick has told me that I’m out of harmony. It reminds me to be respectful (and even gentle) with myself. It tells me that I’ve fallen out of body mind connection. I haven’t been “listening”. So now it’s time to hit a reset button.
After being sick for a week, I feel renewed. I’m ready again to greet my days with full attention. I’m inspired again. I can go on; I’m running clear energy again.
How do you feel when you’re sick? How about after you’re sick? Do you ever wonder why you caught a tough cold or a dogged virus? Besides feeling like crap, what else do you have room to think and feel during this forced time of inactivity? Do you wonder how you might prevent yourself from getting sick in the first place?
If you haven’t ever wondered like this about being sick just try it. You’ll gain some valuable insight into yourself. Knowing how you work, what works best for you and what your optimal functioning settings are can be so very valuable because that stuff helps you to succeed in whatever your personal goals and big dreams are. From gathering basic insight (kinda like data), you can make personal adjustments that will better tune you to what you want in your life. So take a stab at it once and then do it again if you gain awareness you didn’t have before.
Go ‘head. Unlock your heart’s aspirations through self transformations one situation at a time!