How many people do you know who are constantly sick? They’re always tired, fatigued, complaining, annoyed, frustrated, sick of being tired and tired of being sick, and they can never get “better.” I know a few people that are actually sick more often than they are healthy. I feel empathy for them and no matter how much advice I could provide them for diet, exercise, or supplements, none of it will truly fix the cause of the problem.
Soooo why do we get sick?
The immune system becomes weak and that allows viruses, pathogens, parasites, or bacteria to thrive in the environment.
But how does the immune system become weakened?
- A lack of self-responsibility and/or self-respect.
We must take responsibility for ourselves, our actions, our lifestyle choices, the community we choose to be a part of, and our experiences/perceptions of all of the above. The only person we can “blame” in this situation, whether the outcome is positive or negative, is ourselves.
- An opportunity to be comforted and fulfill our ego’s want to be wanted.
Humans are needy. We need to feel loved, to feel connected, or to be payed attention to in some way. Even when we’re not being paid attention to our withdrawal is a form of attention. We must overcome our ego’s wants and stand up for our spiritual needs. The comfort or approval of others will not matter when they exist within ourselves.
- Experienced shame of the past that manifests physically in the present.
When we have a shaming experience we can choose to learn from it and let it go or to bury it and hold onto the shame. We have the ability to store our emotions within our body. For example, it is said that anger comes from a compromised liver from years of drinking and/or stress, and according to Chinese Medicine the liver yields such emotion. Why the heck do you think certain alcohols make people angry? By releasing our emotional blockages about the past it will allow us to be present in the moment (the only one that matters), and to allow our body’s natural energy to flow with ease. I believe it is possible to physically lose weight when we forgive and release our emotional weight.
- An unhealthy spiritual body that correlates to an unhealthy physical body.
When we neglect our spirit and our emotions, then our physical selves will follow suit. We must take responsibility for ourselves, we must have the perception of when our egos make decisions, and we must release the past to live in the present – all of these will allow for a healthier spiritual body which is directly correlated to a healthier physical body.
No drug, pill, herb, stimulant, depressant, hallucinogen, or placebo can ever fix the cause of a dis-ease, only the symptoms. You can find the cause within yourself.