Attracting Health and Healing to our Life
We all strive to be healthy – but how does someone achieve and sustain health? and what is it? How do we attract it to our lives? What motivates us to do so? In a world where chronic disease is rising, stress is at an all time high, and toxins are invading our food and environment, how does one navigate their way to a state of optimal health? I hope that what I share with you today will encourage you to attract health and healing to your own life.
What is health?
Health is often defined as the condition of being sound in body, mind, OR spirit: freedom from physical disease or pain; and the general condition of the body. I personally don’t believe that this is an adequate definition. For me, health is when you have achieved a balance – in body, mind AND spirit since all three are interconnected; and true, optimal health is when you are not only in balance, but also full of life (energy) and vitality. Without balance, energy and vitality are we free to be who we truly can? To enjoy life to its fullest?
Most people view health as merely the absence of disease, if they aren’t sick then they believe they are healthy. It is all relative I suppose. For some, this would be enough. What does health mean to you? Defining health for you is the first step in trying to attain it. How you define health will determine how you approach attracting it to your life. I encourage you to think holistically (body, mind and spirit). Don’t focus solely on just the physical aspect of your health because your thoughts and emotions play a huge role too.
How do we attract health to our lives?
I believe the most important aspect of attracting health to our lives is by staying positive. Avoid approaching health with the mindset that you are doing it to avoid disease and illness. A more positive approach, and one that is mindful of the laws of attraction, is to approach health with the mindset that you will be the healthiest you can be. Thoughts of illness or disease (or losing weight) should not enter your mind as you are deciding to take steps towards health. Give yourself positive messages, for example:
“I love to eat whole, clean, nutritious foods that so my body and mind will stay strong and healthy”
“I love to exercise because it strengthens and heals my body, it calms my mind, and it gives me endless energy”
“I believe that my body is capable of healing itself, as long as I give it what it truly needs.”
Attracting health and healing requires more than simply staying positive. It requires that you educate yourself and that you set goals, and that you take steps towards attracting health to your life. There are many resources available today to help you create your own path towards health and healing. Some key steps that I believe everyone should incorporate are: pure water, clean and live food, detoxification and cleansing, natural cleaning, relaxation, exercise, sunshine, and emotional freedom. Some of my favorite books and websites on some of these topics are:
Dr. Schulze — you can visit his blog to read his information for free here (his books are in .pdf format on the right side of the screen).
Natures Diet — my Naturopath, Dr. Iverson, wrote a great book on nutrition and healing.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing
Dr. Mercola — I love his website (www.mercola.com) as an educational tool for nutrition, exercise, health, and healing. Just please be aware that he writes about EACH and EVERY thing that could potentially harm your health, and it can be overwhelming and too negative at times. I still subscribe simply because it does bring to my attention to things I should be aware of, and I appreciate that.
Environmental Working Group – This website is an excellent resource, especially their Skin Deep Database, and their handout on pesticides in produce.
Healthy Child, Healthy World – Specifically their Live Healthy tab at the top. The focus is on children, but the information is applicable to adults as well.
Tomorrow I will discuss in more detail how to incorporate the steps towards health and healing into your life.
Post contributed by Amy Stafford. Amy has a BS in Exercise Physiology, and has studied nutrition. She worked in outpatient physical therapy for 6 years and was a consultant for orthopedic surgery patients for 2 years. Amy has a passion for all things holistic, and prefers to use natural remedies and treatments before using pharmaceuticals to treat any injury or illness.