Your Healing is in Your Hands

When we are in pain, when we are running our habitual destructive behaviors, when we are surprised with a diagnosis or health condition, it can be extremely upsetting. We just want someone to take care of us, to do something for us and to us, to give us exactly what we need, without us even having to ask. We want a simple and quick fix. We want to take a drug or an herb that will change everything. We just want to be healed.

This is, of course, understandable. Most of us aren't shown how to navigate the darkness of chronic pain and illness. We aren't taught from a young age to be in communication with our bodies and emotions. We aren't taught how to listen and engage in healthy, long-term behaviors that lead to a deep sense of connection and well-being. We are frightened of our bodies. And often, we are at war.

How many times have you been mad at your body for getting sick? For being in pain? How often have you cursed it, instead of making a peace effort?

This is a normal by-product of an unhealthy society. This is a normal response from a culture that presupposes doctors and pharmaceutical companies know more about your body than you do. That places our minds above our bodies hierarchically. That asks us to push our bodies far past their limitations for the sake of progress.

Yet I know you are here to change that story. You are here to bring your body's authority back into your own hands. You are here to create a foundation change in the way you live, so that you may live in harmony with you full self.