Having a medical diagnosis today is kind of like having a credit card. Most of us have at least one, and possibly two or more tucked away. It seems like a challenge to find a person who doesn’t have something the doctors have declared a “disease” or “condition.” Millions of people are walking around with pain, non-life-threatening afflictions, allergies, and more. A smaller segment deal with debilitating chronic or terminal conditions. We assume that is part of life, part of getting older. Most people don’t blink an eye at it.
Think about your current health or medical needs. Do you have a diagnosis? Has a doctor declared you “incurable?’ Do you have to take a lot of pills to manage your problem? Are you just getting by until someday when you have to submit to a surgery? Are you changing your lifestyle, your eating, or your activities to accommodate your prognosis? What I see all the time is people come home from the doctor with a diagnosis and a prescription and say, “This is what I have and this is what I need to do to manage it.” They assume that is the whole story. They figure there is nothing else to do. They suck it up and go on dealing with it. Is that you?
If so, here are some questions for you:
What if you didn’t have to deal with it?
What if you didn’t have to manage that health issue for the rest of your life?
What if you could actually find the root cause of your problem and take care of it?
Would you do whatever you could to make that happen?
I’ve been tossing these ideas out to people for a while now and I get all kinds of answers. This year a friend, who has been dealing with a chronic condition for several years, said that she had never considered the possibility of healing the problem rather than just managing it for the rest of her life. It struck me at the moment as being so sad. It isn’t that people don’t want to try to heal or don’t know how. They simply don’t realize it is an option.
In my early 20s I came down with some strange health problems that were quickly “diagnosed” by medical doctors as something I’d just have to deal with forever. Unable to accept that answer, I started to madly learn everything I could about wellness. I read like a crazy person. I listened to podcasts endlessly. I attended conferences and symposiums. I was looking for a solution to my problems, but I was also fascinated by everything I learned. Wait...eating that can do WHAT to the body? Hold on...you used that to heal your autoimmune disease? Stop a second...did you just say that your physical problem was actually an emotional problem? It felt like everything I thought I knew about health and physical disease was completely wrong...which come to think of it, IT WAS.
You see, modern medicine assumes that our bodies aren’t very good at healing themselves. Not only do we need medical professionals to tell us what is wrong, but we need them to prescribe pills, surgeries, and therapies for us to get better. If we can’t get better, then we need them to give us the pills, surgeries, and therapies that will help us be as comfortable as possible while we deal with the lifelong condition.
Now, I’m not totally against modern medicine, but after all the thousands of books, podcasts, and presentations I’ve learned from, I can confidently say that this assumption that you cannot heal is ridiculous. There are tens of thousands of stories out there of people who have defied the assumptions of medical science and healed conditions no one expected they could heal. It happens all the time.
If they can do it, chances are good that you can too. Would you be willing to try? If you had the option to heal, would you take it? What if it wasn’t a quick fix? Would you still go for it?
You see, it might take a little work. There is no one magic system that will solve all your problems. There are thousands of ways people go about healing. Sometimes people do great with a small dietary change or simple alternative therapy. Most of the time, though, true healing requires that you look inside yourself to get in touch with your emotions and your needs. It challenges you to explore your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beliefs like you have never done before. It requires some deeper energy work into the problems behind the problems you see on the surface. These things aren’t always fast or straightforward.
Knowing that, are you still interested in doing the work? There is no one-size-fits-all for healing. It is a path that has many twists and turns. If you believe in it though, you can find it. Here is how to start.
Second, know that illnesses and diseases are often the body’s way of trying to get your attention so you can deal with something that is blocking your ability to heal. Until you learn to listen to your body, you won’t be able to interpret its messages.
Third, start practicing self-healing. All healing is essentially self-healing. It starts with acknowledging that few physical problems exist on their own. You need to work with your underlying emotional, mental, and spiritual energy to find the root cause of your disease or condition. To do this, I’m a big fan of energy work and I always recommend that as a place to start (read this post to find some free ways to start energy work at home). As you dig into your underlying energy, you might need some help dealing with what you find. Be open to getting professional advice as needed, but know that the journey is always directed by you and your own power to heal. Only you can find the path toward healing.
Of course I can’t leave this post with asking the big question: Can everything be healed?
Honestly, I have no idea. Theoretically I would say yes, it can be. In reality, will everything be healed? No, I suspect not. For one, sometimes the body is damaged past full healing (I’m thinking of major accidents or trauma.) Also, diseases and medical conditions are the body’s way of getting our attention. Sometimes that attention is directed toward relatively small physical or emotional things. Sometimes it is directed toward big spiritual-level things. It is likely that learning some of those big spiritual-level things is the journey of a lifetime. It might be that some of your problems will never be completely cured. You will, however, still experience healing that happens on many levels of your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical being. Only your body knows what you need and what your healing needs to be. I like to add this just so you know I’m not a crazy believer in magical unicorn healing. Also, because I think you deserve a realistic answer before starting on your quest.
If you’ve made it this far in this blog post, then I’m guessing something about this is tugging at your heartstrings. Have you ever thought about healing rather than just managing? Are you open to trying something new to see if it might help? Are you feeling encouraged that maybe, just maybe, there is an answer out there for you? If so, listen to your intuition and do something about it today. Read the blog posts linked above. They have PDF downloads, ideas, and meditations to get your started. Contact Me if you want to talk about what you are going through. I’ve encountered a lot of crazy healing stories I can share with you and I’m happy to give you some suggestions to consider. If you still feel uncertain, I always ask people, “Does it hurt to try? Let’s give it a shot and see what happens!”