The Vital Factor in Healing – Your role in Coming to Health and Wellness
John Bell the author, studied medicine in SA and became interested in holistic care. He completed a 2 year course in the USA and has since established himself as a holistic practitioner. He approaches life in this way. We are all going to die but until this happens we have a lot of living to do.
I decided to look at this reference book again and see what it had to say about viruses.
The author starts off to explain that many micro organisms live within and around the body and do us no harm. But there are some that are dangerous to our existence. An infection may kill one person and yet only affect another mildly. The question arises why? Why me? Why now? Why this? He reiterates that if you are not mentally and emotionally fertile for the viral experience it will not form part of your reality. Infections are spread from person to person and may also be transmitted from animals to people. Germs and microbes inhabit every known place on earth. Germs may contaminate your environment and this fits a belief system that the world is a dangerous place. This idea of contamination around cleanliness may reflect feelings of shame. And we saw in the last post, feelings of shame are not life affirming. What about this sense of contamination of new ideas? This too could be seen as dangerous to the existing way of life.
We need to appreciate that we breathe the same air as other people and should not feel afraid. The world is not out to harm us. Fear like a virus is toxic and pollutes our emotional well-being. He mentions that wearing masks adds to this sense of fear of the unknown. Fear of breathing the same air as others.
How do we navigate this time and our response to this situation? We need to remain positive and optimistic. We need to be open and trusting. Laughter is infectious and contagious. If you smile at a stranger in all likelihood the stranger will smile back at you. These positive responses are contagious. A new idea gives us hope. We need to have hope in these times of despair. A positive idea can spread through a community or the world creating optimism and hope. We need to trust that the world is a friendly and supportive place.
All through this book the underlying emotions associated with disease are negative. He frequently mentions shame, anger and rage. Get in touch with your emotional well-being. It is important to express your emotional needs and not suppress them. We all need to find appropriate ways of dealing with emotional pain. A very good activity is to write down your feelings on paper and then burn them – release these emotions that hold you back. Own your feelings and emotions and release those that are negative and not supportive of life. This is a very profound time to be releasing aspects of life that no longer work for us individually and collectively. We can only work on ourselves and do the inner work required personally. This has been an important time to connect inwardly and not outwardly.
We need to actively not live in fear and work with love, trust, forgiveness and kindness. This is the only way.
I love this little mantra that one can sing to oneself.
“Every little cell in my body is happy.
Every little cell in my body is well.
I’m so glad, every little cell
In my body is happy and well.”
This is a very powerful mantra and singing is very therapeutic to the brain. See the Facebook page Allison Davies – Brain Care not Behaviour Management