First, let’s clarify what I mean by Dis-Ease vs. Disease. When I say Dis-Ease, I am referring to fear-based emotions: anger, frustration, irritation, intolerance, anything other than love. When I say Disease, I am referring to illness: flus, colds, allergies, MS, Lyme, high blood pressure, anything other than perfect health. I am not the originator of these thoughts. I learned of them through Louise L. Hay, founder of Hay House Publications. She has been talking about these things for a very long time. I simply read her words and agreed with her. She has also begun to talk about how food plays a part in illness. I have known that for some time which is not to say that I only eat what is in my best interest. However, I think it is most helpful to my body when I provide nourishment that supports its healing rather than asking it to deal with food which is less than optimal. For most of us, it is difficult to eat only optimal food because so few of us have gardens, access to fresh, unsprayed fruit, and even fewer of us raise our own meat.
One more point about dis-ease causing disease. Many people jump to “Are you telling me I caused my problems?!” I have never seen the idea of dis-ease causing disease as being a way to blame people for anything that happens in their lives. I see that view as disempowering. When I read Louise’s thoughts, I felt truly empowered. If the way I interact with the world, and those in it, can produce illness within myself then I am capable of reversing all illness by changing how I interact with the world and everyone in it. I much prefer the empowering point of view because it means I don’t have to be ill. I can change my life. I can become healthy and vibrant and will have discovered the fountain of youth. Supposedly, everyone is looking for the Fountain of Youth. Do they only want it if it comes in pill form? Is it not worthy if it must come from within? So, to clarify. Yes, I think you have complete control over your health. I do not think you caused any illness you may have. I believe you did not know of any possible connection between how you think and how you feel. I didn’t! Now, I think differently and I’ve noticed a difference in how I feel. I believe there is a connection. I feel empowered. Feel free to join me and feel empowered too.
Last post I talked about the weirdness of being calm. As with all things, the calm has passed and I’m in a state of dis-ease. The dis-ease came about from a good thing. I had a client in a state of emergency so I worked on a day I normally reserve for rest. When working with clients, I am pretty good at using Universal energy so I come through the experience in pretty good shape. This experience was different. I tried to use only Universal energy and, for the most part, I was successful. As I’ve talked about before, I tend to act as a conduit, for my Guides, during sessions with clients. This time, the client was in so much need, I could feel multiple beings working through me to help the client. The session was successful in considerably less time than normal which supports the concept of the multiple beings involved. But I’m not use to so many beings working through me and I found it to be a stressful experience for my body. I think I will get use to it, in time, though I’m not sure what needs to happen to make it an easier experience for myself. Anyway, this experience caused me to lose my calm place because it was fatiguing for me. It seems I lose my calm place any time I’m stressed to the point of fatigue. On the plus side, this time I am unhappy about losing my calm place. So while calm may not feel normal yet, it has become preferable to a state of anxiety for me. That is progress. I want my calm back! 🙂
Back to the premise of this blog post. Any time I feel dis-ease, I notice a big dip in my energy, I will often begin to experience sinus symptoms, I am easily angered, I am intolerant of most forms of human and animal contact, and I find I just want to seclude myself and not see, hear, or talk with anyone. I definitely become a reclusive personality. So much so I found it difficult to blog this week. Even though I had the subject in mind for the entire week, the thought of sitting down and typing seemed monumental. I believe the dis-ease I feel, when added up over time, becomes more than my body can handle and, eventually, turns into a disease. This belief is verified, for me, since when I get rested I will find my sinus problems disappear, I will be calm again, and I will be sociable again (though I admit I am more reclusive, normally, than social). It is challenging to keep dis-ease out of my life. Of course, the more calm I become the less dis-ease enters my life. Since dis-ease enters when I am low on energy, this means I need a new level of awareness to keep my energy levels elevated. It also means I need to honor my need to be reclusive when my energy is low. Right now, I tend to force myself to carry on but I can see that is detrimental to my spousal relationship and to myself. I must be willing to go through the fatigue and allow my body to heal before tackling more social engagements.
I mentioned food earlier. While I believe most disease is caused by dis-ease, I do also believe our food plays a significant part in our ability to stay healthy. Our food is treated with chemicals that infiltrate and cannot be washed away. Food may also contains genetics for pesticide resistance and bacterial strains to keep it “healthy” while being grown. Those things are not good for us. Many animals, produced for food, suffer from poor food quality, mistreatment, stress, and poor living conditions. These things affect the meat produced. I’ve noticed even organically raised chicken tastes just like store bought chicken if it isn’t raised in a large enough area for the birds to truly live a quality life. I know this because the taste is so bland compared to the animals I raise myself. Of course, I only raise for myself so I’m only raising a few birds vs. the 100’s of chickens most organic suppliers are raising. It makes a huge difference. Eggs are the same way, even my egg clients comment on the quality of my eggs vs. some organic suppliers; I only sell extra eggs. These differences are why more people need to return to the ways of the 40’s and raise their own fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat, whenever possible. It helps to recognize that just because something is raised organically doesn’t mean it’s raised in a way that produces the best food though it usually better than industrially raised food. I don’t mention these things to judge anyone. I mention them because the ideas are things we all need to think about and decide what is best for each of us – keeping in mind the food we consume is what our bodies use to support us in resisting disease.
Take care of yourselves! Try to reduce your dis-ease so you can reduce your disease.