On a deeper level, one could argue that the people you surround yourself with become your sanctuary, and your sense of comfort within your own body is reflected in your connection with them.
However, it’s important to recognize that just as a house requires maintenance, your physical body and well-being also demands attention. When you prioritize your own self-care and inner balance, you naturally create an inviting space for both your extended and chosen family to gather and thrive.
Self-care and health education will keep your clock ticking. But where can you find a true source of knowledge that will lead to results for the ticking clock of time? You must fill your mind with the knowledge so your body can thrive.
“I was offered pills, and they wanted to cut me right away.” A client made this statement, and it was not the first time a client had said this.
Actually that is the norm in the system. But why is it the norm? As a flesh-living organism, aka human, you have specific requirements to maintain your health and to live well. These include food, water, air, sleep, awareness, and connection. People need connection, care, and understanding.
Building a relationship with self to connect your body and mind is needed.
The mind is vital to cultivate; however, if the body is not built and maintained, the mind cannot act. A roof will have holes after storms and with high winds. Maintenance and repairs are inevitable. This is ongoing for the mind and your sanity.
Pains come and go all of the time in a body. The pains of the body are very misunderstood and often mis diagnosed. Where pain is located is often not where the problem is and the pain when addressed incorrectly subsequently creates a new set of problems. Maintenance follow repairs in the eastern model. When the body is injured it needs help.
The connection between the mind and pain in the “house” or body can feel like playing pinball where your insides are the machine. Chasing down the root of the problem is not a chase at all when the mind is at peace with the past. In the eastern healing sessions roots are pulled each step of the way so you are not chasing the rabbit by foot in a 10 acre field. We solve things by feeding the rabbit and letting the pain go so you can move on.
In the case of a homeowner’s state of shelter, a house eventually requires a new paint job after ten plus years. Again, the house’s integrity to be safe from termites, rot, or other maintenance is necessary.
When seeking the right company to sand, prepare, and paint your house, getting more than one bid is wise. Receiving up to five proposals provides a general understanding of the process and a spectrum of prices that may range significantly.
The time it takes to receive five bids is the cost of learning about what is involved. Time well spent is the difference between painting your home correctly one time or going back and fixing mistakes and sometimes re-due the job altogether.
Not painting on time will lead to new problems. Not paying attention to the realities of your body and seeking answers will yield surgery, pills, or repeated problems depending on the system you choose to enter to get information versus self study and research, second, third, fourth, and fifth opinions.
Your car will not run indefinitely without gas or maintenance, any more than your house will remain intact without an occasional quality paint job or other repairs.
The house represents your body actually on a deep level your car is an extension of your body. How you drive your car will be adopted by the engine in the car. The vehicle will adapt to your style be it gentle and mindful and fast and harsh. You live in your body 100% of the time (most of us), and therefore you are subject to how it functions just like a car.
People who have developed high awareness tend to enjoy being more present in many activities thoughout life. On the other hand, people with insufficient knowledge and who do not take action proactively tend to create limitations from lack of maintenance or misuse. Either way, the conditions and requirements for what to do when problems arise are the same.
Where there is an internal problem such as frozen shoulder, hip problems, liver issues, or other things related to the mind and body, it is your responsibility to educate yourself (increase your awareness) and learn how to fix it or seek help to get it fixed.
The answer is not always clear when you limit yourself to one set of options. The main problem in society is that the standard option does not involve and include doing your research, education, and review of natural ways to correct the issue.
It is not their fault as this is not common or, as of now, welcome in the United States. However, each person facing challenges can take the time to learn how the body works, anatomy, and health concerns before speaking with a professional.
It is a high-risk factor for your house, your natural home (body), to accept the first bid. However, there are answers in China, Japan, and other world areas that work and have worked for hundreds of years.
Both medically and holistically, seeking different practitioners, healers, or service providers may be required before you accurately solve your concerns. Becoming aware through experience is of high value and increases your ability to solve problems.
When the stakes are high, you are encouraged to seek and not settle on just one thing, person, or service. However, when you attempt to solve your problems and have done enough to understand the range of bids and information involved to make an educated decision, you’re better off.
At birth, the body came healthy and intact for most people. Any damage came later. The goal of healing and health service is to return the body to good health and function as you were supposed to arrive.
Choosing a contractor to solve your pains and problems will yield one of only three results. Improvement or solution altogether. The issues are the same, no changes. Or it gets worse as a result.
Being self-educated beforehand or during the process will help you realize that only the first two options are acceptable. Your body is not an experiment. Unless you like torture or punishment, the last option should be the last time you go in that direction. Glutens are glutens and although one may feel they deserve it, they are better than that and their value is the key to walking out of that valley. When in pain this is hard to see.
Does the house crumble when you wait?
Waiting until the stakes are high is when panic and fear drive you to take immediate action with only one bid, which will increase risk. However, while you are not in a critical state it is ideal for getting a second or third option and opinion.
Involve people you trust to research and help when you are stressed and overwhelmed IF they are open minded and on the holistic path. Take in all the perspectives you can get from both within and outside the traditional system.
The best perspective may come from those who have already been through what you are facing. Online forums for most everything exists. Research and reach out.
Seek routine maintenance and relief to avoid the buildup and overload from life’s stress we all face.
The preventative process is essential and it is possible to avoid surgery. So may your house withstand the storms of time until it is your time to make the decision to choose the right contractor. Until then, maintain your car. May your body be healthy and functional to enjoy the life you have and contact me if you have any questions.
Be well Body.