A Balanced Approach to Wellness

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(It’s flu season again so I’m reposting this important blog post. Treating the flu holistically is the best cure, and there are links at the bottom of this post to learn how to treat and prevent the flu.)

The flu annoys and disturbs functioning. It sometimes leads to serious illness when the afflicted person has a compromised immune system or ignores the body’s messages to fight the flu virus.

The flu charges the body with force that is hard to stop. Propelled towards openings, flu viruses enter the body with coded instructions to overcome the body’s defenses.

To combat invasion by flu viruses, the body must respond with equal force. The viruses withstand basic defenses. They are overcome only when the body’s defenses are focused and protective.

If the body is busy handling emotional upheaval, is dimmed from too little rest, is stressed from existing illness, or is experiencing anticipation or episodes of fear, flu viruses can prevail. The diminished state of the body cannot withstand the force of the flu viruses.

When a virus enters the body, the defenses give way or rally depending on the state of health and the person’s willingness to care for his or her body. As the body notifies about the flu invasion, care through rest, wise nutrition, and desire to heal are the steps that rally the body’s defenses. Aids such as Vitamin C can help, but only if the other self-care steps are taken as well. Ignoring the body’s miserable state can lead to extended flu with long-lingering secondary effects.

If the body is depleted when the flu virus charges, the intensity of the flu can seem worse than it is. Healing takes longer, but occurs when self-care is good. If the body is depleted and self-care is too little, the body can become very ill. Other germs can invade as well, and the body might require intensive care to heal.

The flu is a serious illness that should be protected against by good nutrition, proper rest, and attention to stresses. If the flu succeeds in beating the body’s defenses, self-care is very important. Our bodies are built to withstand the onslaught of flu viruses, but we must assist them in their constant vigil against illness. Staying well is the best defense!

Also read “Flu Season Do’s and Don’ts” and  “Flu Protection: What to Eat”.

Note: These wise words are provided by Spiritual Presence. Seek medical care as needed.

Post 111 Life is struggle

Abandonment of the heart can be physical and emotional. Ignoring the heart’s calls for help when it physically hurts is physical abandonment. Ignoring the heart’s need for connections is emotional abandonment.

Physical abandonment can be felt more immediately, and ignored calls for attention can lead to impairment of heart function. Physical abandonment can also lead to extended impairment throughout the body.

Emotional abandonment is less immediately noticeable, but it afflicts the body over time if relationships are not nourished. Emotional abandonment is serious, but less ominous.

Physical impairment of the heart can come from improper care of the body, emotional turmoil that is excessive, or genetic weakness:

  • Less can be done about genetic weakness; however, genetic weakness does not condemn a person to heart troubles. An emotionally strong heart can triumph over genetic predisposition to heart troubles.
  • Emotional turmoil that is excessive strains the heart’s functioning. Heartache that leads to depression or restrained emotional connections can cause impairment. Overly excited outbursts of emotion—positive or negative—can disturb heart function over time and lead to weakening the heart’s rhythmic beating.
  • Improper care of the body that leads to impairment of the heart is described in the blog posts “Heart attack secrets” and “Things that harm the heart”.

Physical abandonment of the heart is usually done without understanding that our actions create havoc in our bodies. Choosing to care for the heart involves rethinking choices and habits.

Emotional impairment of the heart can develop because of hurts experienced as a child or young adult, by heartache that is too profound, and by religious teachings that extol martyrdom. Emotional abandonment of the heart is as serious as physical abandonment, but its marks on the body are less pronounced. Its marks are mainly on society and family.

Whether abandonment of the heart is physical or emotional is less important that the fact that the heart can be abandoned. Abandonment of the heart is a sad thing that is reversible and worth fixing.

Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit. Heart pain is worth checking with a medical doctor when it is continuous.

Heart Musical Notes

Dear life—yes life is dear, which is why we try so hard to stay alive. Even people living harrowing existences rarely give way to death without a struggle. The ones who take their own lives are deaf to the symphony that is playing their melody.

Yes, each of us has a melody that we hear unconsciously, and it doesn’t stop playing until the brain no longer controls our actions. The melody provides rhythm to our actions and to our thoughts. It changes over time and it changes its location in the body.

The heart provides the beat that sustains the mind’s staccato. The heart also provides the deepness of desire to live. Life is lived with heartfelt force.

Hanging on for dear life—the melody of life can be so easily altered or ended. Life is much more tentative than most of us realize. The best way to live life is with the symphony playing at full volume!!

Note: This post was delivered to me through my heart’s connection to Spirit. Spirit offers us love and kindness whenever we are ready to receive them.

Heart Wise

Heart wise

To be heart wise is to be tuned into your heart’s understanding. The heart, the intangible heart, knows the need for connections, for heartfelt connections, and it will push you to create these connections. Listening to your heart’s guidance is living life wisely.

Heartfelt connections are filled with forgiveness and desire for understanding. These connections offer acceptance and support. They fill relationships with warmth and they encourage openness and attention.

Heartfelt actions are not always kind, but they are felt deeply. The actions reflect inputs from past and present pressures so that the actions are not purely heart present. Heartfelt actions that are hurtful cause guilt and remorse. Heartfelt actions that are plagued by tiredness are sometimes stilted or delivered with incorrect intention. Feeling love does not guarantee heartfelt actions that reflect the true feelings.

When actions are consistently unkind, the connections require reconsideration. Unkindness mainly comes from a place of not-love. When the source of a relationship is forced connection or deception, heartfelt actions are difficult to perform because the heart knows the truth. The mind can pretend, but the heart knows.

Heart wise connections bring sincere satisfaction and grounding. They require investment of time and determination. Heart wise connections are not necessarily easy nor are they without turbulence. What they are is truth: truth from the heart.

Connected blog posts are “Matters of the heart” and “Giving your heart away”.

heart exercises

A “flabby” heart sustains life partially. A toned heart works tirelessly to sustain life fully. The toned heart propels towards activity and accomplishments. The flabby heart works too hard simply keeping the body alive. Flabbiness is not good for the heart.

In the blog posts “Ways to calm the heart” and “Strengthening the heart”, exercise is mentioned as one of the components to keeping the heart strong and relaxed. In today’s blog post, Spirit is sharing ideas for keeping our hearts toned. Here we go…

  1. Learn breathing exercises. Learn many types so you can find the ones that make you feel strengthened and alive. Do breathing exercises every day!
  2. While breathing deeply, imagine your heart sending vitality throughout your body—down to your toes, into your organs, up into your head, and to your fingertips. Feel the vitality circling in your chest. Feel the vitality warm and invigorate your body. Straighten your posture if it’s not straight, and then smile. Your heart is ready to take on the day’s challenges!
  3. The heart is built to exert itself. Depending on your age and physical condition, take part in activity that causes your heart to pump faster. For most people, the heart can handle faster pumping activity every day. Aim to invigorate your body through faster heart-pumping activity for the amount of time that is proper for your current health status. Ideas for these types of activities: dancing, running, brisk walking, bicycling, swimming and other water activities, skating, tennis and other racket games, and games that use balls for kicking and throwing. Skipping and jumping are also good for the heart!
  4. Sleep that is regular helps the heart repair and restore its functioning. Don’t scrimp on sleep. Each person needs a specific amount of sleep depending on age, regular activity level, and current season. Let sleep bring you toning!
  5. Practice acts of generosity every day. Be generous with your smiles and with your kindness. Acts of generosity tone the intangible heart!

Note: This information has been spiritually received and does not replace medical advice.

Hearts

These days, the rush to interfere with the circulation of blood has wrought pressure on the heart which destabilizes its functioning. There are many ways to calm the heart and the circulation of blood that do not have side effects.

Here are heart-calming remedies suggested by Spirit.

  1. When your breath pace is suitable for your heart, it keeps your heart relaxed. Shorter breaths can quicken the heart’s beating. Aim for longer breaths.
  2. If you feel anger, slow your breathing and wiggle your fingers.
  3. When you feel tense, listen to calming music or create the music yourself (singing, humming, whistling, or playing an instrument).
  4. Fear can affect blood circulation. Listen to your intuition when it advises you. Listen to your intuition!
  5. Immersion in a nurturing activity can calm the heart, if the desire to be immersed is not overcome by impatience. Examples of nurturing activities are caring for an infant, caressing a pet, and working in a garden.
  6. Excitement can touch the heart. Age can affect the effects of excitement. The older the heart, the greater the effects, for better or worse.
  7. Entering into a spiritual state can open flows. This state is healing and calming.
  8. Touch can calm the heart when it is given or received willingly.
  9. Entering into a meditative state can relax the blood vessels. Forced meditation has no effect, but true meditative state is calming for the heart.
  10. Exercise does not calm the heart, but it does condition it. The next blog post will present information about exercise and the heart. The thing to know now is that exercise done improperly can harm the heart’s ability to pump blood to all the extremities. Take care when your body communicates its limits.

The benefits of a calm heart are numerous and desirable for balance and health. A cam heart is beneficial in a world that is too rushed. Calmness of heart—a remedy for life!

Note: This information has been spiritually received and does not replace medical advice.

spiritual illness

The heart is a control center with highways of energy flowing through it. The tangible energy is the blood and its components. The intangible energy is the emotional framework and its components.

Tangible and intangible energy flow through the heart control center, and their pathways require uncongested access. The intangible pathways have slow roads and quicker highways for moving emotional information: intuitive information must move quickly, while evaluative information requires slower processing. The tangible flow of blood is meant to stay steady, with clear highways all along the way.

Blockage of the blood’s path to and from the heart is well studied, and many treatments exist for clearing these highways. A lesser know treatment for keeping the highways clear is to drink oregano tea and eat fresh salads and sesame and almond products.

Food to unblock the heart

Oregano tea can prevent blockage when it is part of daily liquid intake that does not include soft drinks or silicon dioxide (in drinks), because these other drinks prevent oregano tea’s anti-inflammatory properties (but not its flavonoid antioxidant properties). The fresh salads require freshness—preservatives negate the clearing effects. Sesame and almond products that contain sugar, sugar substitutes, or preservatives are not helpful. Oregano tea + fresh salads + sesame/almond products can keep the tangible highways less congested, depending on the presence of substances or behaviors that subvert their work (such as tobacco smoke, certain medications [prescription and illicit], certain destructive feelings [see the post “Things that harm the heart” ], and lack of adequate exercise).

The intangible highways to and from the heart become blocked when trauma closes them in. Some traumas can be overcome by refusal to let them block emotional happiness, but others can leave emotional scars that require assistance to help them heal. Some emotional traumas leave blockage that cannot be smoothed, no matter how much psychological and emotional work is done. In these cases, the damage can only be acknowledged and accepted.

The highways to the heart can be maintained through frequent use (physical exercise and building emotional attachments) and by keeping them clear (proper nutrition and investment in supportive relationships).

Keeping these highways in good working order is the foundation for a happy heart!

Note: This information has been spiritually received. The more complementary medicine used to heal illness and unwellness, the better.

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