by Gwen Randall-Young
In this age of information and technology, anyone can gain expertise in the area of health. No longer must we put our health concerns solely in the hands of practitioners. But unfortunately, there is such great diversity of medical technique and philosophy that it is easy to become confused or overwhelmed.
Our culture invites us to give away our power to the “experts”, to place their knowledge or opinions above our inner wisdom. Ironically, from the perspective of harmony, growth and body-mind-soul balance, this can be hazardous to our health.
Yes, it is wise to seek knowledge from qualified medical practitioners. The more we know, the more choices we have. But we are not empowered if our quest for new healing methods and technologies is based on fear for our health. Sometimes we may reject those aspects that are not functioning optimally, like an animal who rejects the runt of the litter. Fear or rejection negates the self completely, because we see illness as a weakness or a fault.
Health is a natural state, a clear alignment of body, mind and spirit. Healing must be about realigning whatever is out of sync, and bringing an attitude of love, compassion and acceptance to all parts of ourselves. This begins within.
When we access our higher self, we are connected with the powerful healing energy of the Universe. If not, there is fragmentation reflected at every level of our being. Even the best healing modalities may lose effectiveness.
When we are aligned with our higher purpose, we become like a magnet, attracting healing experiences. Each human is a multidimensional being, and just as we can choose the right gear to suit our driving speed, so we can choose our level of functioning to suit our evolutionary speed.
Some choose to remain at survival level throughout their lives. Others are content to cruise through the mundane. Some take excursions to the higher planes of understanding, and still others take up residence there. Most often, we may find ourselves cycling through all of the levels at various times. After all, we are here to learn.
If we are functioning at a survival level in any area of life, this may ultimately be reflected in our physical health. Our physical survival may be compromised. A health crisis is a warning that somewhere we are blocking the flow of universal consciousness. However, if we are living consciously, working towards a sense of wholeness, and tuning in to the heartbeat of the Universe, then this is reflected in our physical body.
Negative energy, struggle and pain are signals that we are not operating from that place of higher consciousness. These processes are felt at the physical level, and begin to leave their mark when repeated over time.
If you use inferior fuel, or do not change your oil, your car will soon function less effectively, and may even become damaged. So it is with the body: keep running toxic emotions or limited thoughts through the system and it will break down.
Living in accordance with our higher purpose means learning to respond to situations in ways that serve the highest good of all concerned. It means making conscious choices from the highest place in our awareness. We must take responsibility for how we treat our bodies, and for the thoughts and emotions that compromise health. To receive external healing without restoring inner balance of body, mind and soul limits the effectiveness of that healing.
We must be agents of our own healing; we must be in the driver’s seat. We can think of healers as blessed souls helping to push our car when it’s stuck. But it is our task to turn on the ignition, press the accelerator, and of course choose the path that we will travel. j
Gwen Randall-Young is an author and psychotherapist in private practice. To read more articles, order books or listen to audio recordings, visit www.gwen.ca, or follow her on Facebook.
Gwen Randall-Young is an author and psychotherapist in private practice. For articles and information about her books, “Deep Powerful Change” hypnosis CDs and “Creating Effective Relationships” series, visit www.gwen.ca ‘Like’ Gwen on Facebook for daily inspiration.