Healing Is Not a One Night Stand!
Don’t we all wish healing would happen overnight?! Definitely! But … healing is a process. Let’s start by defining what healing is. Some believe that if they have a headache and take an aspirin, they’ve healed their headache. Others believe that while an aspirin may help relieve the pain temporarily, it also only masks a symptom and there is a deeper cause that needs to be addressed. So, whatever your beliefs are, let’s explore healing a little deeper.
Most of us realize that our health issues did not happen overnight, but we still want the symptoms to go away quickly. We believe that healing takes place on many levels, and takes time to reach all the many areas of health – physical, mental, emotional, and beyond.
The deeper we are able to go, the more our life improves. And it takes time to change our habits to facilitate this improvement; habits of eating, sleeping, exercising, keeping too busy, and, of course, our emotional habits! Healing does not happen overnight, but over time and with a willingness to change. Just change one or two things at a time, and watch yourself move forward. Understanding this will allow for deeper healing and a better quality of life!
Real healing takes time. It is not a one night stand. It requires love and patience. Give yourself the gift of healing! And Happy Valentine’s!!
How Healing Works
Welcome to the month of February! As you can imagine we get lots of questions about how the body heals and why sometimes it takes longer than we would like.
One of the most common questions we hear at our office is:
“I still have this pain –
I have a pain that I didn’t have before –
I’m having things happen that are uncomfortable – …
is that normal? Am I okay? Is this part of the healing process??”
The answer to these questions is: “YES, YES, YES!”
This is where the body’s version of healing & the mind’s version are quite different. The mind very distinctly says that any discomfort at all is wrong, bad and should be stopped. The body, on the other hand, says – it took a long time to disconnect to the point of having whatever “symptoms” (i.e., the body’s call for help) show up. So, it can take some rearranging & even reconstruction before things are on a more even keel. It is very similar to remodeling. Sometimes it takes some demolition and removal of outdated parts so we can update & upgrade the system. A mere removal of the symptoms never truly addresses the deeper parts which are the causes of ill health.
So healing may not work the way we think. The mind, no matter what it knows about the body, really has very little idea of what the body’s process is and how it heals. Your body’s wisdom is amazing and it knows how to heal! When you start trusting that wisdom, true healing happens!
Watch what it does and allow it to rebuild and remodel itself. Listen to your body and don’t make it wrong. As you observe it go through its process, you will begin to trust your body and that process more and more. And you will notice that things are changing for the better – in all different aspects of your life!
Healing Happens Here!
Dr. Dick & Noel
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