A Balanced Approach to Wellness

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Balancing the balancing—the intertwined design of life

“The design of the body is just exact and nearly as beautiful as the most beautiful object. Being brilliantly designed and executed, the body accompanies its inhabitant throughout the body’s existence. Beautiful in motion, in repose, in its beginning and in its ending, ….”  from the chapter “Connection of the Four Components of Health” in Pond a Connected Existence.

“Being brilliantly designed and executed” is the description of the human body. This description refers not only to the physical component of the body, but also to the nonphysical components—the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual components. The body is a complex interconnected creation that demands balance of all the components to be truly itself. Balance is the key to life as designed.

What does it mean to live in balance?

Achieving balance is important to living well. Living well does not mean being prosperous or famous. Living well means living with purpose and with vitality, with awareness of the rhythms of the world, and with connections. Connections to other people, to the environment, to other creatures, to spiritual presence, and to oneself.

Knowing how to live within the constraints of the human body while enabling it to thrive permits the growth and development of a balanced being. Knowing how to give and take love, kindness, and support permits the widening of the emotions and the strengthening of the body. Knowing how to take interest in the world around and in its inhabitants permits the development of the intellect, the development of the emotions, and the versatility of the body. Knowing how to open to spiritual presence enables the relaxing of the spirit, which then relaxes the intellect, emotions, and body. Spirit—mind—emotions—body; all connected, all the time.

What is the first step towards balance?

The first step to bringing balance to the whole composition that is a person is to accept the intertwined design of life. It is important to understand that each decision, each movement, and each interaction affects the connected body in each of the components. By living as a connected human being—connected to oneself and to one’s interconnected composition and connected to all that is around (the environment, other people, the many creatures), a person can thrive and shine in a life well lived.

What is the second step towards balance?

The second step to bringing balance is to create realistic goals that achieve purposeful living. Here are three examples of steps to purposeful living:

  1. Creating warm and lasting relationships with family members and chosen friends balance all four components of health. This balancing goal can be achieved by scheduling time for visits with, calls to, and fun adventures with family and friends.
  2. Avoiding intentional damage to the environment balances the components of health. Thinking of ways to individually create less havoc in the world—less use of disposables, less reliance on animal products, etc.—balances the intellectual and emotional components of health. Following through and doing these things balances all four components of health.
  3. Avoiding intentional damage to our own selves balances the components of health. This step is not easy, but is necessary for balancing. Examining one’s lifestyle, choices, and activities balances the intellectual and emotional components of health. Following through and making changes balances all four components of health.

A simple way to bring balance

One way to balance yourself is to feel the weather. Rather than rush out of the rain, walk in it and feel the raindrops. Rather than avoid the cold weather, dress appropriately but let yourself shiver and notice your body’s shivering. During the hot months, let your body feel the heat and let it sweat.

Conclusion

By taking steps to connect with ourselves and with our situation (our surroundings, our society, and our ability to bring change), we can create meaningful and well-lived lives!

Autoimmune healing!

Psoriasis

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.

Politically Correct

Making fun of people is MEAN. It’s not a question of politically correct or not—it’s just MEAN. It has always been WRONG!

The damage from ridicule is usually hidden, but it is LARGE. It hurts the feelings and hurts the heart, literally. Hidden pain can cause generational harm—that’s how LARGE the damage is.

Making fun of people who are unknown to us or are famous is the same—it’s all MEAN. Being well-known doesn’t change a person’s sensitivity and doesn’t lessen the harm. People who think it’s fine to ridicule well-known people are WRONG—it’s damaging to their own well-being even more than to the people they ridicule.

Hurt feelings from being ridiculed can lead to compromised judgment and to destructive actions. Saying hurtful jokes or opinions about others can lead to self-chastisement and to shame which lower health. Both sides of the ridicule suffer, with each side harmed differently in physical and emotional ways.

Making fun of people is BELITTLING. It has never been right; it has always been WRONG. Reverberations from ridicule compromise whole societies and multiple generations. The effects are incredibly DESTRUCTIVE!

Being politically correct is not the answer. Being generous of spirit is.

The heart heals and the emotions balance when acceptance of others leads the way!

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.

Headaches and Migraines—What They Mean, cont.

Migraines and headaches are signs that bodily communications have been ignored, and the body is yelling for attention! The attention needed for migraines differs from the attention needed for headaches, but both are cries for relief. Relief from the medicine cabinet is usually the relief the body doesn’t like, and this “solution” is best saved for last place.

The relief for migraines is discussed in this blog post. Headaches are discussed in the previous post https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2017/06/01/headaches-and-migraines-what-they-mean/

Migraineland

It’s a place that is entered suddenly or in stages, and once entered, it commands attention. Migraineland is experienced by all ages, and it is a way of living that is sometimes passed from generation to generation.

The causes that unleash the reality of Migraineland living are many, and each person lives the reality with individualized distress. Sensitivities to foods or cleansers or sounds can delineate a direction into migraine territory, so that their influence actually initiates a migraine or encourages other migraine activators to initiate migraine domination of the body.

Other migraine activators are: sleep deficiency, seasonal fluctuations, uninterrupted viewing of screens for too long, medications that produce migraine reactions, ignoring the urge to defecate, constipation, contact with poisonous substances, light (natural and artificial), daily encounters with crowded living, abrupt changes in altitude (for example, when climbing a mountain) or speed (for example, when riding a roller coaster), erratic eating, compression of spinal nerve roots in the spinal cord, inactivity of the ileocecal valve in the small intestine, and certain metals. These activators can initiate a migraine or encourage other activators to initiate migraine domination of the body.

A person’s emotional state can also initiate a migraine or encourage other migraine activators to initiate migraine domination of the body. Emotional activators are worry, sorrow, constant suspicious view of others, feeling that overwhelming sense of guilt, self-induced or externally applied pressure, and weariness and sadness from societal tragedies and events that are not directly felt but cause personal anguish.

These emotional activators initiate different types of migraines. Their appearance varies throughout a person’s life, and they prompt migraines when they have emotional control of a person’s thinking. Emotional activators are not easy to see as causes of migraines, but they are very involved in creating Migraineland.

Sometimes a child learns migraine suffering from a parent. Migraines are not genetic, but they live within mimicable behavior and adapt to lifestyle differences. The experience of a migraine is a bonding rite of passage for a parent who unwittingly teaches the child to suffer. Intergenerational suffering in Migrainelands’ clasping grasp and possessiveness belies the differences that create each person’s set of migraine initiators.

To understand migraines demands understanding consequences. Migraines build upon dysfunction in the body. Dysfunction differs in each body so that the migraines differ in presentation, which confuses healing steps.

To heal migraines requires understanding the consequences of choices, limitations, and outlook. Each person suffering with migraines creates a personal Migraineland. To prevent migraines, Migraineland must be squeezed down and not be entered. Closing down Migraineland heals the migraine way of life.

Migraines become a way of life, a way that is off the true path of living. The efforts required to let them go are sometimes confusing, but they bring relief and healing.

Note: Spiritual Presence shares this information so that the path to healing can be understood.

Headaches and Migraines—What They Mean

Headaches and migraines are signs that bodily communications have been ignored, and the body is yelling for attention. The attention needed for headaches differs from the attention needed for migraines, but both are cries for relief. Relief from the medicine cabinet is usually the relief the body doesn’t like, and this “solution” is best saved for last place.

The relief for headaches is discussed in this blog post. Migraines are discussed in the next post: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2017/06/07/headaches-and-migraines-what-they-mean-cont/

Headaches occur for many reasons. Here are a few of them: (1) missing water (slight to serious dehydration), (2) discomfort in the surrounding temperature (too cold, too artificial [air conditioning/heating], or too controlled [as in an airplane]), (3) feelings of incompetence or stress, and (4) hunger.

Headaches are signs that communications about discomfort have been ignored. The body reacts to the unheeded warnings by directing protective responses to the areas that are suffering and giving a more insistent sign, which can be a headache. The headache is not the body’s discomfort cause, but it becomes a focus that needs attention.

“Curing” the headache will help the body if the cure addresses the causes of the headache.

If the cause is dehydration, then drinking water lessens the headache and rehydrates the body. If the cause is temperature discomfort, then changing locations, putting on warmer clothing, or adjusting position and breathing (when location can’t be changed) lessen the headache and comfort the body. If the cause is feelings of incompetence or stress, assuaging the headache necessitates understanding that self-imposed negativity can be changed, questioning current direction appropriateness, or applying less pressure to achieve. If the cause is hunger, then eating foods that sustain lessens the headache and placates starvation.

Relief for the headache comes from relief for the headache instigators. Without relieving the causes of headaches, the body communication systems suffer and further distress can occur.

Four reasons for headaches have been presented, but there are many more. Here are others: shallow breathing, sleep deprivation, posture that constricts flows, headwear that is too binding, overall weakening of muscles, focus that is too concentrated, and disappointment that constantly replays in the mind. Each of these reasons for headaches has its cure. Each reason uses headaches to grab attention.

Note: This information has been spiritually received.

Would cancer disappear if we all took care of our bodies?

I posed this question to Spiritual Presence, and here is the answer I received.

Another question has to be answered first. This question is: What causes cancer? Here is the answer:

Cancer develops when the body confuses itself. Confusion can come from sudden causes like exposure to powerful carcinogens and from slow developing causes like tobacco and sodium nitrite. Once confusion begins, the body opens to changes in functionality, which opens the way for cancerous growths to form. Cancer takes hold when the body cannot stop its development.

There are chemical causes and nutritional causes. There are emotional causes and genetic triggers. There are also natural contributors and internal agitators.

That’s the general answer to the first question. Now for the second question: would cancer disappear if we all took care of our bodies?

Answer: The intensity and frequency of cancer would significantly reduce. Cancer would not disappear completely because of pollution, accidents (when accidents hurt the body, sometimes cancerous growths can occur), and social isolation.

Here are the things you can do to reduce your body’s confusion:

  1. Remove poisons from your life. They include (a) health treatments that list cancer as a side effect or possible side effect, (b) overconsumption of alcoholic beverages, (c) cigarettes and other tobacco products, (d) poisonous cleaning products (products that have poisonous warning labels on them), and (e) exposure to known cancer-causing sources (such as asbestos).
  2. Be aware of pollutants in your areas of home, work, school, and recreation. If you live in an area that is known to have carcinogenic aspects, and you cannot move, be sure to choose recreational activities in an area that is free of similar carcinogens.
  3. If you walk in areas with concentrated car or airplane fumes, do not linger in those areas. If you have daily exposure to these fumes, drink water before and after the exposure.
  4. The more deeply you breathe, the more your body can repair itself. Practice breathing techniques regularly. At night, breathe deeply when lying in bed before sleep to increase the rejuvenating work of sleep.
  5. Part of the body’s care of itself takes place when the body is moving. Exercise and movement are therapies for the body to prevent cancer. Attitude affects the body’s care of itself so if you dislike the exercise you have chosen to do, it will not have the same protective value as exercise you enjoy. Breathing deeply when exercising increases the protective value of the exercise. Walking is the basic exercise that provides protection.
  6. The ill effects of ingredients in processed foods are somewhat known. Don’t eat known or suspected carcinogenic ingredients. Shelf-life preservatives are not protective of the body. Eating fresh foods is best.
  7. Sitting in bed so that the stomach is a table for a book, food, or electronic device interferes with body circulation. Circulation of flows in the body is very important. Improve your posture when standing, sitting, and carrying heavy objects.
  8. Live life with more positivity. When you eat, remember to be thankful and remember to eat moderately. Focus on the parts of the body that don’t hurt rather than the parts that do (and take care of the parts that hurt rather than suffer unnecessarily). Nourish your intellect, and choose intellectual challenges that are interesting. Be kind to yourself.
  9. Protect against the sun’s rays and feel the sun on your body during the less hot times of the day. Working in buildings that have no sunlight streaming in confuses the body’s defenses. Exposure to sunlight is important.
  10. Anxiety experienced when deciding about minor issues (for example, parking the car) is immune system lowering. Releasing anxiety is healing.
  11. Doing work and engaging in life events that upset you are immune system lowering. If you can’t change the work or the life decisions, find positivity in them and release the frustration.
  12. The development of cancer can be slow. Changing one’s lifestyle when the cancer is non-apparent can decrease its growth, especially if the changes include positivity about life decisions and attitude.
  13. Clothing that is dry cleaned, disliked but worn anyway, or too constricting can contribute to immune system lowering. For people who care about the clothes they wear, the clothing should be uplifting.
  14. Spiritual connection can strengthen the body, if the connection is sincere. People who are disconnected from spirituality can be strengthened through connection to nature. The connection to “beyond oneself” is strengthening.

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