Part 2 of 4
By considering the messages I received about health as a child, especially the first vital, impressionable 10 years, I invoke the first of the Universal Truths - "Keys to a Better Life" being Awareness. I cannot change anything I do not first acknowledge as being either something I desire more or less of.
I was programmed with a health Blueprint that was predominantly focused on the limited and undesirable half of the health spectrum. Not too far along the negative side in most instances, but certainly not on the half that continually expresses the seven characteristics of the Spirit of Life, as taught by Judge Thomas Troward, being love, light, power, peace, beauty and joy. This occurred not because my parents, carers and educators wanted to harm, hurt, or damage me but because they did the best they could with the information they acquired.
This being so, in my adult years from my early 20s through to my mid 30s in particular, I unconsciously reproduced conditions that were extremely undesirable. These included cold sores that appeared from early primary school years and became a regular occurrence including getting a couple a month, ongoing, towards the end of this cycle of belief, just a few years ago. The migraines I experienced began at age 19 and lasted up to 16 hours. I recalled only recently that I had a neighbour I liked a lot that used to get them in a highly debilitating way. Inflammation/Fluid around my knees rendered me unable to walk around many Friday evenings, and my biggest health challenge, depression, began as mild and undiagnosed episodes since childhood becoming manic in my early thirties. The day I was diagnosed with manic depression I was provided with a doctor's certificate for three months of sick leave and enough drugs for the same period...in under eight minutes. Within three days of commencing this leave and medication, I felt so disorientated in my life and in my body that I didn't want to be there anymore.
It was at this cross road, that a beloved friend handed me a book that she hadn't read at the time but came recommended by one of her trusted friend, and it turned my every thought about Life on its head. Do you know the type?
It was the impetus to reaching the conclusion or rather the commencement of a thought process that went, "If I am willing to check-out of life, why don't I just change all the things I don't like about it." Within six months I had changed pretty much everything external to me - my relationship of 19 years came to a relatively amicable conclusion, I changed my job, the state I lived in, and my friends - not all for my immediate betterment but all of which contributed to my recognition some five years later, and with the ongoing assitance of my most incredible mirror, change agent/coach and life partner Anthony Harvey, that the one and only thing that constantly requires direct, focussed attention for change is me. By me, I don't mean more of the things around me, like my partner, my body, my friends, my home, or my clothes, I mean my beliefs.
When I changed my beliefs about my health I changed my world.
According to the thefreedictionary.com Metaphysics is branch of philosophy that deals with first principles, especially of being and knowing. It examines the nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, fact and value. In summary, I describe Metaphysics as a branch of philosophy that recognises that for each and every physical condition there is a mental thought process as its cause. To me Metaphysics is the understanding of the body's Cause and Effect.
Through the application of Metaphysics I gained a new understanding about all of the undesirable conditions listed in the previous post Part 1. In particular, regarding cold sores, migraines, knee problems, and depression the understandings I gained, the actions I took, and the outcomes I produced were as follows:
Of cold sores, Metaphysics says that the old thought process (root cause) of this condition is, "Festering angry words and fear of expressing them." And, the extension of this condition, Herpes Simplex (Herpes Labialis), is "Burning to bitch. Bitter words left unspoken."*
Every member of my family got cold sores and in my recollection we had them regularly and frequently. As the ancients say, "Like Attracts Like" and it was certainly true again of this condition. In the "communication" arena, I learnt what I saw, heard and felt which consisted predominantly of arguments, condemnation, criticism and impatience. As I became more and more aware of the particular thoughts, feelings, words and actions that brought with them the condition called cold sores, I began to impress upon my sub-conscious mind, with my conscious mind, a different belief. I wrote down and repeated often, "I only create peaceful experiences because I love myself. All is well." And, " I think and speak only words of love. I am at peace with life."*
So simple, don't you think…? Simple it is, but it's not always easy. Seven years on and I must remain ever vigilant with my thoughts, feelings, words and actions to maintain a cold sore free complexion. It is not that I no longer feel my emotions, including upset, sorrow, annoyance and anger but I am ever working my mental and emotional muscles to ensure they are fit and focussed and my aim is to feel my feelings from an uncritical place of observation to the best of my current ability. I feel the feeling and ask the question in parallel, "what is this condition telling me about myself?"
and this is how parts are born… stay tuned for part 3 of 3 or perhaps 4... :D
until I post again
Live the Life you Love
source: You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise L Hay.