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The healing was natural

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A few months ago, I started waking each morning with my jaw stuck on one side. It would loosen with time, and I didn’t concern myself with it until the morning it stayed stuck and hurt. I didn’t worry until the next day when it was still stuck and I could barely open my mouth to eat.

I immediately asked Spirit if I should worry about this painful situation, and Spirit assured me that my body could naturally heal itself. I was instructed to stop sleeping on the side that hurt. That’s it! No other treatment—no vitamins to take, no creams to use, and no doctors or dentists to visit.

The healing took five weeks! The first two weeks, I had to eat food cut into tiny pieces and no sandwiches. The third week, my jaw loosened a bit, and by the fourth week, I could tell it was almost healed. Several times I worried and questioned whether to go to a dentist, but each time Spirit assured me that my body would do the healing work.

Here’s what I learned:

  • The body is truly a marvelous creation, caring for and healing itself.
  • My upbringing to seek outside help at the moment pain is felt has its power over me to doubt my body’s own power to heal.
  • People don’t pay much attention to others. That whole time my jaw was stuck, I didn’t mention it to anyone and no one noticed that I was eating differently and using my mouth differently. We worry what people think of us way too much!
  • Patience is the key to natural healing.

I am fortunate to have this direct connection with Spirit to guide me (my sister calls it cheating 🙂 ) and I know that others feel less confident to rely on natural healing.

My previous post “Standing up for the body” reminds us of the importance of caring for our bodies so that we can hear the messages and know what to do. Had I been paying attention that my jaw hurt on that one side each morning, I could have worked out that my sleeping position was causing the problem.

I can write more about natural healing if my readers let me know they are interested.

Note: My connection is to Spirit who guides me to help myself and others.

When the heart feels abandoned

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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.

Blocking highways to the heart

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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.

Heartache is holistic response

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When our hearts are “broken” our bodies respond. We breathe more slowly, we digest more quickly, and our bodies envelop us in care—if we let them.

A broken heart is part of living. Our hearts break when loved ones die or when love is unrequited or when once-in-love is no more.

Our bodies are designed to help us through the heartache, but the help comes by turning inwards and listening: listening to the feelings of pain and acknowledging them, listening to the body’s calls for nourishment, sleep, or attention and honoring them; listening to the memories and cherishing or releasing them, listening to our inner voice and following its lead, and listening to our guardian angels and letting them comfort us. The more we listen, the better we heal.

To listen to ourselves, we have to tune out external noise. The external noise can come from unnecessary distractions and “aids” that medicate the pain (booze, drugs [illicit and prescription], and activities that feel inappropriate). Friends who come to comfort can help with the listening when they come to be true friends.

Heartache will occur throughout our lives. Broken hearts do heal when we take care to help them heal.

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.

Autoimmune Hidden

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Why is turning on oneself a way for survival?

Autoimmunity seems to be mutiny, but it is actually forceful adaptation. Constant and varying, the adaptation occurs and it signals and b-e-l-l-o-w-s and ROARS and booms a message of distress and warning.

The adaptation develops differently for each person, using genetic makeup and psycho-affective-physical state to initiate adaptation. Adaptation is forced because of survival. Without the adaptation, the body cannot handle the trauma, extended bombardment of emotional distress, illness-induced agitation of the genetic makeup or psycho-affective-physical state, or extended bombardment of abusive treatment that it experiences.

Adaptation is forced so that these overwhelming causation factors listed above can be changed. Without changing the autoimmune disorder factors, the body would become unable to protect itself.

Autoimmunity is not mutiny, because it is a protective, natural changing of bodily functioning. The appearance of an autoimmune disorder is not without a cause, no matter how random it may appear to be.

There are similarities among autoimmune disorders. There are also differences, because each person is affected in an only-to-me way. The similarities suggest definable presentations and characteristics, but they actually reflect variations of changes that are bounded by physiology and human functioning. The differences reflect uniqueness that is inherent in the forced adaptations.

Autoimmune disorders cannot be removed from the body, because they have become part of the body. They can be detrimental when they are not accepted as the body’s way of handling the causation factors and are not approached from tolerant and healing outlooks.

Autoimmune disorders cannot be reversed, but proper care can reduce their severity. The blog post “Autoimmune healing!” contains ideas and wisdom to inhibit autoimmune responses.

The hidden aspects of autoimmunity have been explained here. The guidance is from Spirit and the next steps are for humans.

Autoimmune healing!

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Our bodies are designed to function properly.

Autoimmunity is dryness in a flowing river. It is soil that feeds concrete sidewalks and makes them grow. It is a snowball rolling upwards. It is gravity that pulls haphazardly.

Autoimmunity is rewiring. It is not meant to happen unless a defect before birth occurs.

There are so many examples of autoimmunity. Here are a few of them: fibromyalgia, psoriasis, eczema, ankylosing spondylitis, transverse myelitis, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, and cancer.

Each autoimmune dysfunction has possibility for not occurring, but new types develop nonetheless. The body is strong, but autoimmune dysfunction sabotages it.

A balanced body can ignore autoimmune developments, but a body that is resentful or grieving or fearful or besieged physically gives way when autoimmune genes rule or traumas strike.

Causes that combine with resentment, grief, fear, and physical distress to allow autoimmune dysfunction are: certain ingredients in processed foods; certain ingredients in medications; exposure to certain products used in manufacturing; artificial living conditions; and injuries to bones, muscles or lymphatic nodule arrangements. Some of these causes build in the body until it is weakened and gives way. Some of these causes compromise the body immediately.

The rewiring by autoimmune syndromes and diseases, once in place, is hard to correct. Each person’s autoimmune life has been created individually so that return to pre-affliction is personal. There are general guidelines to heal, but customization is required. Here are five changes that can bring strengthening of the body in its struggle against autoimmune dysfunction:

  1. No to processed foods, especially when the body feels weak. Eat whole foods and prepare meals from scratch.
  2. Yes to spending time in nature. Breathe deeply in nature and experience the natural beauty.
  3. No to sleep deprivation. Schedule sleep so that tiredness is rare.
  4. Yes to thinking about others. Be sure to regularly connect with people you like and help others less fortunate.
  5. Drink water rather than other beverages.
  • Read the side effects on medications you take. More could be said about this guideline, but allopathic medicine “rules” so that’s it.

Autoimmune influence on the body definitely changes functioning, but its ability to overtake can be stopped by making its movement more difficult. Healing comes from understanding that autoimmunity needs to be redirected. The redirection comes from helping the body focus on non-acceptance of autoimmune changes rather than on digestion of foods that stress the digestion, defense against invasive substances, tiredness, self-absorption, perpetuation of the autoimmune response, and unnatural disturbances.

Inhibiting the autoimmune function are the brakes that slow autoimmune damage and create new processes that sidestep autoimmune syndromes and diseases. Each small contribution to inhibition—drinking water instead of coffee, eating vegetable soup rather than fast food fare, walking in a park rather than in a mall, paying attention to the needs of others, choosing sleep over watching a late night movie, overcoming a sugar addiction or a tobacco addiction or a cocaine addiction—helps the body sidestep the rewired reality.

Healing autoimmunity? Not easy, but possible through understanding and day-by-day, small contribution-by-small contribution steps.

Note: The health information presented here is not an in-depth explanation of autoimmune syndromes and diseases, because the causes and treatments are so varied. This information is what Spiritual Presence wants me to share at this time. It is not based on scientific information.

Insomnia and Its Effects

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The inability to fall asleep and stay asleep affects animals, not just humans. Environmental and health factors contribute to sleep troubles for the sufferers of insomnia.

For people, insomnia has existed throughout history. It is not new, but the causes of insomnia have changed so that the incidents of it have become sources of pride rather than conditions to solve. Pride is the certainty that is heard when some people speak or write about their troubled relationship with sleep. These people view their lack of sleep as a confirmation to their overtaxed way of life.

Many enticements contribute to insomnia: screen addiction (social media, entertainment, porn), television shows, social pressure, medications that affect sleep, tasty caffeinated foods and drinks, deadlines for work or projects, nighttime jobs, overscheduling, events being followed in other time zones, and disdain for time spent sleeping.

The enticements lower the desire to sleep. They entice and dampen communications with the body so that the signals to sleep can be ignored or missed. Insomnia created from ranking activity above sleep, when sleep is the “activity” needed, is hard to cure because of faulty understanding of sleep.

Inactivity is another cause of insomnia. The body is designed for movement—and plenty of it! Lack of movement, when awake, jolts the body while trying to sleep. When the body is not tired but is instructed to sleep, restlessness or wide-awakeness encroaches upon sleep’s sacred territory.

Problems requiring solutions or thoughts that endlessly cycle bring on sleeplessness that is worsened when the thoughts are fearful. Fearful thoughts do not worsen insomnia, but they do increase its harmful effects.

Insomnia that temporarily disrupts sleep activity slightly affects health. Insomnia that becomes chronic has repercussions. Age and location influence the repercussions, but in general, the repercussions are: addled brain function, stressed optical functioning, less sensitivity to discernment of flavors, disrupted olfactory function, confusion of glands, downsized pulmonary functioning, disrupted flow of urea and lactic acid in the blood, overtaxed gallbladder function, stressed kidney functioning, and slowed bone regeneration.

Sleep is life in action! Full action, just like when awake, except that the action is directed towards growth, uninterrupted flows, and repair. The action that takes place during sleep can occur when awake-activities are taking place, but they interrupt each other’s processes. The body must repair itself. The body must grow replacement cells. They body must move life-sustaining nutriment and by-products to their places. Interruption to these processes disturbs balance.

Insomnia deserves healing. The healing required includes removing enticements that interfere with sleep, resisting the urge to glorify issues with sleep, dealing with problems and worries, and learning about the magnificence of sleep—because sleep is truly magnificent!

Note: This information is received from Spiritual Presence.

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