Category: Holistic health

Sacred Messengers could save your life

If Sacred messengers could save your life. It may be good to know exactly what a sacred messenger is!

What is the Sacred messenger? Always unique just like you! It could be considered your life line. Your own unique wellness language!

In simple terms. It is the mental emotional or physical symptom. One we often don’t want to pay attention to. It could be the symptom masked or made invisible. By a drug. So that we don’t have to feel its’ uncomfortable expression. A Sacred Messenger is the  “lost language” of our “selves.

What is our mind/body lost language? The body provides us personalized mental, emotional and physical signs. Feelings, sensations and unease. All signals for us to pay attention to. Or in some cases, warnings that we are unbalanced or seriously unwell. ….I call them the sacred messengers.

Example: It could be repetitive thoughts. Or feelings of irritation. Being short tempered. Anxiety in the pit of your stomach.  Or that nagging feeling of anxiousness. Sleepless when stressed. These are only a few examples.  Symptoms meant to bring our attention towards our inner dis-ease.

Example: Getting sick often. Our system is telling us something. Maybe that we are depleted. Possibly we need to rest. An opportunity to de-stress or eat better. To be kinder to ourselves.

Classic Example: You go to the Doctor. With a bunch of symptoms. You’ve been experiencing sleeplessness. And your joints ache. Feel kinda sluggish. And you have noticed that your thinking has become unclear. An old habit of procrastinating has returned. Exercise no longer matters. And you recognize you’re not eating as healthy. You feel intuitively that something is wrong.

So you ask the famous question. Doctor please tell me what’s wrong. And yet all the tests provide no clue. You’re in perfect health your Doctor declares!

So you return home. And continue to feel unwell. A few months later. When you return to your Doctor. You’re quickly sent off to a specialist. Just to be sure. Whew, you think. Now I’ll know why I am feeling this way. However all the tests return. Again reaffirming you’re in perfect health. But are you? You don;t feel well. Or… is it just that the symptoms are not to the stage where a diagnosis can be made.

So what is wrong? Maybe nothing. Or maybe, just maybe something is seriously wrong. But please investigate further. Be your best advocate. And consider a holistic route that can use these symptoms; to re-balance the system.   

Why can’t we be diagnosed? Western medicine requires a syndrome (3 symptoms commonly identified to a certain condition). You then become dangerously “labelled”. With a “dis”-ease. But until the syndrome is identified, there can be no diagnosis.

Eastern or Holistic Medicine utilizes signs and symptoms; sacred messengers” and provide a natural solution for the prescription.

Body messengers verses Mind messengers:

Why it is important to learn the lost art of body language?

  1. It is your personalized message. Your immune system is telling you something important
  2. You need to learn the language and how to understand it, feel it and articulate what the symptom is.

Why is it important? Because 54% of women who died of heart disease. They never knew anything was wrong. 67% never mentioned any symptoms to their doctors. But the facts are that Heart disease kills more men and woman than any other cause. Cancer is 2nd at 22%.

FYI: The messengers mean something! Do not ignore them. Learn to listen and acknowledge them. Body whispers could save your life!

WHY? Because people don’t wake up on Tuesday with Heart disease or Cancer. …… Signs and symptoms have existed long before pathology presents itself.

What if we considered sacred messengers as one of your body’s defense mechanisms? Could we then interrupt onset of illness? Science says so. So now we know. We have a chance to listen, learn and impact our well-being. If we don’t suppress its message.

If we consider that messengers bridge the physical, mental & emotional well-being, How could your health and well-being benefit from this knowledge?

Dr. Lissa Rankin: first a physician and later a researcher, keyed the term “body whispers”. As signs and symptoms that we are ignoring: fatigue, anxiety, sleeplessness, aches & pains, H.B.P. and cholesterol and more.

As a physician, she heard many stories. Similar to what I described earlier. And she couldn’t find the solutions. For her patients. She wanted to understand why. Why her patients were not getting well. Kept returning year after year. With the same or progressing conditions.

Dr. Rankin goes on to quote. Studies from Yale, Harvard and articles written in the New England Journal of medicine that state:

Health is holistic; health is the “holistic truth” of you. If you find your truth. You will then find your wellness.

She goes on to challenge each of us. To pay attention.

Why don’t we know about the whispers? It’s like a blind spot. We have not been taught how to listen. So we are unaware of that we are being messaged.

Particularly, in the western hemisphere. We are not taught. About the holistic nature of our selves. So now, we need to recognize and re-train ourselves. To listen to the body whispers.

How do we ignore or suppress Whispers?

  • By medicating, numbing with drugs or alcohol, tobacco, opiates and food.
  • Fears, vulnerability, rejection and shame all keep us from mentioning whispers.
  • Low self-esteem, body image, feeling not good enough and feeling alone all contribute to silencing the whispers.
  • There are so many ways to compensate and disconnect and ignore. But now you know the importance! It could cost us our lives…

How do I start to help myself today?

Begin to tune in…

  • Reconnected to your body to the truth of who you are.
  • Quiet the mind, listen to the signals
    • Consider them assets rather than pesky
    • Be grateful for the whispers as they could save your life
      • Some people choose Yoga, Meditation, writing or journaling. Find your passion, if it quiets the mind you will hear the body whisper.
      • Gentle exercise offers quiet time and reflection
    • Consider a healthy diet and exercise to see if the symptoms change?
    • Keep a record of what worked and what had no effect
      • Remember that dietary changes can take as much as 4 months
    • Avoid things that inhibit your ability to listen.
      • Numbing agents like drugs & alcohol, addictive foods, nicotine, sugar, poor eating habits.
      • Honor your body. It is your temple.

 

How do I then articulate a well-rounded symptom to a holistic practitioner?

A well rounded symptom is like a three legged stool: It is like navigation, three points of reference.

  1. Sensation
    1. Type of pain
      1. Swelling
      2. Heat
      3. Intensity
  1. Location
    1. Where on the body
  2. Modality
    1. Where does it extend to
    2. What other symptoms happen at the same time
    3. Is it always on one side of the body, left or right?
    4. Is there a cycle to it
      1. Appears one a week, one a month, every spring…
      2. Arrives with intensity
      3. Come quickly and leave quickly
      4. Show up slowly and leave quickly
      5. Begins slowly and leave slowly
      6. Is located in more than one location
      7. Are there things that makes the symptom worse
      8. Or what makes the symptom feel better

What are immediate ways you can help yourself?
Schedule down-time for yourself

  1. Find things you enjoy such as music, fitness or meditation. Find new possibilities.
  2. Nourishing your mind and spirit stimulates new intentions, hopefulness and expands creativity and dreams.
  3. Learn to do the things you love. By doing things that you love, you learn to be kind to yourself, to love yourself and that improves well-being.
  4. Communicate your needs, be honest.
  5. Fact is women who take care of themselves are happier and healthier. They tend to have healthier happier families, so take care of your needs first; it’s a win/win.
    1. Don’t neglect yourself! The way we treat ourselves will be the standard of how others will treat us!

LET ME REPEAT

The way we treat OURSELVES, will be the standard of how others will treat us………

 

  1. Honor self-love. It is the “perfect pill” choice! Love, gratitude and pleasure are the glue that holds it all together.

 

Who can help?

  • Psychologists listen without medical intervention, gives guidelines that assist and encourage you to work through psychologically.
  • Naturopaths listen, provide natural support for the body
  • Chinese Medical Doctors listens, with natural intervention
  • Homeopaths Listen for the mind body messengers, apply natural intervention
  • Priests listen
  • Mentors listen but may not have the medical knowledge
  • Coaches listen in the advice free zone and through curious questions allow you to find your inner wisdom
  • Adele is your life-coach with a holistic medical background. A licensed Homeopath of 17 years, Master Nero-linguistic Programmer, Hypnotist and a master of mind body linguistics. This unique skill set has evolved over 25 years into mastering the language of Sacred Messengers, providing insight into health and well-being as well as what may be holding back your happiness and brilliance. Holistic prescriptions are based on individualized analysis.

Unknowingly committing Passive Suicide?

 Is it possible to be unknowingly committing Passive Suicide?

Passive suicide sounds provocative. It is more normal than we think. Letting life slide. Feeling dominated at work or home. Discover how passive suicide shows up in every day situations.

What is Passive Suicide?

Have you ever just “given up the reins.” Let someone else make all the calls? Sounds benign? Not to our brains. Our brains like active roles. Passivity is detrimental to our well-being. The wrong signals are sent to our brain. Passivity to our brain…a signal that we don’t really care.

And as we may know. Our thoughts directly affect the action we take each and everyday. Passive thoughts becomes passive engagement. Passivity could be critical to our health. It could be suicidal.

Dr. Bernie Siegel offers a great read. His book, Mind Medicine and Miracles is psychology and health. I loved the book.  Great information on health and recovery. Learning that we can empower our recovery. Impact our long term health through some pretty basic steps.

He talks about Passive Suicide. Doctor patient relationships. Illuminating important yet underutilized Psychology research. Understanding psychology of health is important.

What else could be considered Passive Suicide?

Not pursuing passion. Suppressing emotions. Not doing what needs to be done. Allowing someone else make all the decisions.

Passive decisions, a faulty belief system that limits our power.

Why? Limiting ourselves to “Comfortable choices”, is a form of inaction. Not actively being involved in a discussion that involves us, is dangerous. Ignoring choices that may challenge, is a form of passive suicide.

Dr. Caroline Bedall Thomas of John Hopkins University Medical School goes onto say, the frequency of passive suicide remains unknown. Is definitely a factor in recovering from any life threatening illness.

Examples of Passive Suicide

MINE:  “Dragging my feet”. Not getting my program out there. Fear of rejection. Holding back from passionate and rewarding work.

What’s stops me? FEAR based emotions! That little voice inside my head! Outdated beliefs about success and lifestyle. Success may change my life. I actually love the life I have.

Other common examples of passive Suicide life?

A: Want to lose weight? Diet and exercise is key. We fail to eat well balanced meals. Fail to exercise.

B: Fight with our partner? It causes our relationship to struggle. We know its emotional baggage. It may be painful to look into our past. Learn how to remove these triggers. Correct them forever. Result, a better relationship. A happier life. Yet we do nothing.

C: We hear the alarm. Wake tired. Didn’t sleep well. Stress at work. Take 5 minutes to meditate. It absolutely helps. We don’t.

D: Have a stiff body. Stretching helps. Refuse to do.

E: Struggling? We need help. Delay making an appointment.

Why does our brain think these simple life examples a form of passive suicide?

Thoughts are processed. What does an act of passiveness tell our brain? How would our brain categorize that? Indecision? Possibly fear of trying. Fear of the unknown. Result? Stress hormones flood our bodies. Inhibit our immune function. Feelings of confusion. Loss of control. Doubt our capabilities. Self- esteem and self-worth suffer. And we lower our immune response.

Ignoring the “hard choice” requires our brain not only adjusts the chemicals and hormone mix. Which adjusts our behavior. Actions follow. We do nothing. It’s not healthy.

Does “passiveness” sound good for health?

Here’s a loaded question. Forget passive suicide.

If you had only one day to live. What would you do? Nothing? Would you chose to feel the sun on your face? Open a window. Listen to the soft sweet sound of a birds’ song. Step outside. Feel the cool gentle breeze move through your hair. Go to the beach? Hug a friend. Tell the ones you love, that you love them. What would you do? Do nothing… ? I hope not…

I’ll tell you my own story of only having “one day to live”.

I was 27. My life forever changed. Flying high, a passenger in a amphibious ultra-light plane.

A beautiful sunny day looking at patchwork landscapes. Feeling the wind on my face. It was wonderful.

The pilot pointed to the winding river below. Deciding to swoop down. The plane tilt sharply. My back press into the seat with the extra speed. The engine rev behind me. Diving towards the river. The plane continued to speed up. Speed meant quickly skipping across the surface and back up into the sky.

Something went terribly wrong. The landing gear was down. The plane struck the water hard. Catching the landing gear. Immediately flipped from tail to head. Breathing in, my mouth filled with acidic tasting water. I chose to swallow the water, keeping my oxygen inside.

Careering upside down a fast flowing river.  Water black, murky. Blind. Confused. Debris hit my head. More tumbled around my body. Cold water rushed by. Hair dragged through mouth and eyes. I tried to get free. Failed. Securely locked into my 3 point harness, meant to save my life.

Knowledge? I had been a life guard. A strong swimmer. Could hold my breath? yes! For how long? 45 seconds? 60 seconds? 2 minutes? Probably not. How long?

I could remember back. Challenging myself to swim a 50 foot pool underwater.. Recall the feeling of energy leaving my body. That feeling I knew. How long?

This was different. Not a pool. I couldn’t breach the surface. Better figure it out fast. How to save my life. The answer evaded me.

Passive?

My attention now drawn inward. My life began to flash in front of my eyes. Was I dying?

Passively, I watched the thousands of images. My life in great detail. The images slowed.

Police officers walked up my parents sidewalk. Their heavy boots climbing the big red brick stairs. Knocking on the front door. The door opened. My Mother. First looking confused. The realization, horror in her eyes. Her heart breaking scream shattered my passive state.

Her body crumpled to the floor. Back to reality.

How many seconds? I did not know. Time stopped. Time is  relevant to the observer. What did it mean?

Fully awake again. I must do something! I am NOT GOING TO DIE! Not today. Not like this.

That single thought changed my life. My brain “rewound”. Backwards flashing images.  A memory. The exact information I needed.

It was a movie. Watched long ago. I didn’t remember the name…. (go figure) The scene, clearly remembered. A commander teaching young pilots how to escape a plane. One that had crashed, overturned in water.

The short story? I followed the script. Saved my life. I escaped the plane. I survived.

The moral of the story. Don’t be passive.

The instant I gave my brain a job. Incredible, powerful things happened. I needed a solution. Needed it fast. My brain did exactly what was needed. I made a choice. My brain went to work.

If you consider, being upside down in a water-filled plane. It may have seemed hopeless. I could have thought, I am “stuck”. I “can’t” get out! (ever felt that way)

A passive choice would have been suicide.

Initiating change can be challenging. Engaging ourselves in any decision, set us up for greater success. The simple act of engaging can hold magnificent power.

It’s true in my work.

I never want to have a client that isn’t actively involved. It sets us both up to fail. With devastating consequences.

A person that isn’t actively pursuing the best positive outcome, often self-sabotages.

Do you know someone who walked away? Know someone who was offered their dream job? The job they fought for.

Passive and self-sabotage.

In Mind Medicine and Miracles, Dr. Siegal studies the 20%. He calls them exceptional patients.

Why? Only 20% of us engage in the process of healing. Actively pursuing the outcome. Make the necessary changes. The hard choices. Do whatever it takes. They are the survivors. Passive suicide is not an option.

Changes may challenge us. Challenge creates “resilience”. Our brain to finds strategies. Creative ways to ensure our success. Challenge results in healthy neuro-chemicals flooding our bloodstream. Increases our Fighter T cells. Our bodies FIGHT!

By making a decision. We take action, body mind and soul.

Life is all about change. Yet humans resist change.The old primitive Reptilian brain. Tells us there might be a wholly Mammoth outside. Keeps us fearful of change. Keeps us sticking with the norm. What we already know and understand. We feel “safe” by not changing. Yet it becomes our demise.

How can we stop contributing to passive suicide?

By understanding how out thoughts engage our brain subconsciously.

We must be willing to do the work. Contribute to our own wellness. In every possible way.

How can we help ourselves?
  1. Learn from the 20% exceptional patient.
  2. Become an active participant. Your best advocate.
  3. Seek support. Be the change.
  4. What would you learn from this experience.
  5. Question attitudes and perception.
  6. Find the stress triggers. Stress is the big daddy of illness. How we relate to stress and the fear around situations in life can allow us to make the hard choices for positive change.
  7. What is the tough decisions; “Am I sending and “passive suicide” message to my brain.

Contact me: adele@yourdestinycoach.ca

Stay well out there xox

I’m here to help. I’m Adele Anderson from Fulfill Your Destiny?

“Before I let someone else decide something major in my life,

I will ask; Am I sending my brain the wrong message?

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