Obstacles to Healing

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Every day our bodies are replacing cells, eliminating toxins, and producing energy for us to participate in the human experience of living. If we get a cut, the body forms a scab to protect the exposed tissue beneath and then grows new skin to heal the injury. Our bodies know how to take in oxygen from the air we breathe, convert food e eat into energy, and eliminate waste matter.  The body knows perfectly how to heal given the right support. That “right” support will be different for everyone. For some people support is found in allopathic medicine. For others, it is found in alternative and natural healing modalities. Still others will get the needed support from ingesting certain foods and herbs.

So, if our bodies are so good at healing from the inside out, why all the chronic health problems facing us today? With all the possible resources available, why are people dying from heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, respiratory conditions, and more? There are times when the support needed most is missing and the body does the best it can with whatever it is being challenged with. If a symptom goes unresolved, it can evolve into a chronic health condition that eventually compromises one’s sense of well-being and vitality.

There are obstacles that can get in the way of the body’s innate ability to heal. Accumulated toxins from water, air, and food are a huge problem as they compromise the body’s internal detoxification organs. Insufficient water intake and a poor diet will also create obstacles. What we take into our bodies becomes the raw material our bodies use for creating and repairing cells. The physical body needs wholesome foods to produce energy, create healthy cells, and keep the immune system strong.

These are not the only obstacles to healing however. The biggest obstacles sometimes can come from our own minds. Holding on to negative emotions and limiting core beliefs can affect the body’s ability to heal and regenerate. There is a saying, “As we think, so we create.” Studies have been done on how our thoughts, words, and emotions impact our health.

Another obstacle to healing is the fear of change. Change means surrendering to the unknown and stepping more fully into our power. Personal power is necessary to sustain health and wellness. Personal power is the mediator between our inner and outer worlds. An external concept of power without an internal sense of power leaves us open and vulnerable to health issues. We are not helpless beings in the face of health challenges, rather quite the contrary. Every health challenge presents an opportunity to transform a part of ourselves into something bigger and better.

All of these obstacles have a common denominator – the lack of self-care and self-love. Self care and self love are necessary ingredients to creating and sustaining health and well-being. If you are dealing with a health challenge, ask yourself, what can you do to truly nurture yourself? Do you value where you invest your time and energy or do you freely give it away to everyone else. What image do you hold of yourself in your mind? When you look in the mirror, how do you see yourself? If self-care is a challenge for you or you would like support with some aspect of healing, feel free to contact me. I will give you the support you need and be your health coach and guide along your journey.