Your symptoms and health challenges are best thought of as opportunities for growth and evolution as a human being on this planet. Most people don’t view it this way however. Most people are looking for quick fixes and for other people to nurture them, to care for them and to tell them what to do. It is in fact this same sense of subservience that illustrates why so many people lack a sense of bodily intuition and self-responsibility.
If you look at how “medical care” is set up in the U.S. and most countries, it is very obvious that there is no attention given to actual health. Medical care is primarily concerned with symptom treatment and with disease maintenance, specifically through the intervention with pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures.
Health is about the responsibility of the individual, not the dependency upon others. If you are dependent upon a sick care system for your health, you are going to be very unhealthy.
Most people believe that typical physicians have some sort of superior knowledge about health. This is a fallacy. The reality is that most physicians know very little about health at all. “Health” is wrongly classified as “medical care”. The two are totally dichotomous and unrelated.
Once you recognize this fact, it becomes easier to walk away from the sense of dependency towards a sick care system that is engrossed in drug care, profit and the perpetuation of disease. It becomes easier to recognize yourself as the healer, and to use illness as a springboard towards healing, growth, maturity and freedom, as opposed to viewing illness as a sentence and a heavy chain hanging around your neck.
Illness is an alarm for you to face your life situation and not to ignore it. Obstacles exist to overcome, not to be feared and ignored.
Healing Is About Letting Go Of Old Habits
Healing is about dying. Without death and dying, nothing new can be learned. Many people with illnesses, health-related issues and diseases are wooden and stuck in habituation.
I postulate that often times it is not the disease itself that is the cause of suffering, it is the habituation of a pattern of behavior and thinking. These patterns of habituation are where the symptoms arose.
This is apparent in the habitual addictions of a type 2 diabetic. It is the habitual patterns of behavior and thinking that feeds the illness, disease process and the way of eating and living. This is something worthy of close investigation.
Real healing is not possible unless one is able to carefully analyze the habitual tendencies of one’s own mind and behavior, and to make rational and conscious decisions on how to proceed based upon this analysis. Our culture does not teach this.
From a young age, a child is indoctrinated into a system of learning that involves mostly knowledge outside of his/herself. Self-knowledge is not taught and is not even encouraged in most instances.
It is no surprise that illness and degenerative disease is so common. Culture encourages self exploitation and self-abandonment instead of self nurturing and self knowledge.
The educational systems are based upon the exploration of knowledge not inside oneself, but outside. It is this reason I believe that causes people to become so disconnected from their bodies and from knowing its basic needs.
Healing has to be about returning to the source of knowledge, your own self, and allowing the growth of bodily intuition to take place. Without this fundamental shift of perspective and responsibility, health will only be accidental at best, and impossible at worst.