Nobody gets through life without challenges. All of us experience various difficulties on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
Disease, or illness, occurs when we don’t have the resilience to meet a challenge on some level. The easiest example is the common cold — the virus enters our system, and our immune system is unable to detect it initially because we don’t have antibodies. We become sick because we didn’t meet the challenge soon enough.
Yet, within even the situation of a common cold, there is the concept of response. And, the response is where strength and resilience come into play. Because, even if a virus takes hold, once your body takes note, the amount of discomfort and the length of time you are sick depends 100% on how strong and resilient you are.
And, that strength and resilience doesn’t come out of nowhere. It is born of preparation and training. Our cells and organs are continually preparing to process and respond to stress. This is their entire existence, eternally shifting and moving in response to what’s going on in our lives.
Whether we are busy working or quietly resting, joyfully celebrating or solemnly grieving, our cells and tissues must shift gears to support and express these states. Their ability to shift and move through life’s ups and downs is what will determine whether we stay well most of the time, or fall into dis-ease and deterioration.
Everything we eat, think, and do on a daily basis influences how our body will respond to future changes and stresses in our lives. It is the training our cells are going through to prepare for what’s next, which could be anything. As much as we plan for things to be a certain way in the future, we all know that things can change at a moment’s notice.
If our foods, thoughts, feelings, and habits reflect balance, wholeness, kindness, and restfulness, our bodies and minds become more and more resilient, even as we age. Instead of continually dealing with difficulties and hardships, our cells and tissues are free to express their true nature. They’re not fighting, they’re living.
If we’re eating junk food, harboring negative and angry emotions, and not getting enough rest (among other things), our bodies and minds become less and less resilient. We age faster as our cells and tissues are continually under assault and, instead of expressing their most natural state, are having to fight and harden themselves against unrelenting stress.
If you suffer from a chronic disease, or have a difficult, ongoing situation in your life, be certain there is a way out. It doesn’t matter what that situation is, you can find a path to greater balance, resilience, strength, and peace. This is because your body ALWAYS wants to heal, it ALWAYS wants to reach a place of fully living out its purpose.
The minute you shift into a full commitment to support that, every resource your body has begins to awaken into healing mode.
In my next post, I’ll cover the most important steps of shifting into a higher state of commitment to strength, resilience, and healing. It’s easier than you think, and it’s something anyone can do.
We are all born with this gift, and once we commit to its expression it very naturally begins to awaken.