I am of the opinion that when a person falls ill, it’s a symptom of something else going on in their life. Whether you believe this, you can really heal yourself or not, just thinking that you can heal yourself works like the placebo effect.
I love Louise Hay’s book titled, “You Can Hear Your Life,” which, for instance, says shoulders “represent our ability to carry out experiences in life joyously. We make life a burden by our attitude.”
Our attitude affects our heath. So if you believe that, and you change your attitude, it is like the placebo effect. The placebo effect study showed that when patients were given a sugar pill, the pain resolved for 30% of those folks.
Whether you can or can’t heal your life, it’s a great position to stand in because if you can identify the reason for what is causing the problem then, at least, you can do something about it.
For me, I recently pulled a muscle in the back of my shoulder and realized that I was “carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.” Once I stepped back and took care of myself by removing some of the things that were on my plate which changed my attitude, I felt much better.
In fact, did you know that there is an American Holistic Nurses Association with a mission to illuminate holism in nursing practice, community advocacy, research and education. Their vision is “every nurse is a holistic nurse.”
Wouldn’t it be interesting if the health care system took a preventative approach? When people are ill, the health care professionals would work with the patient to find out the underlying cause(s) of the problem to help them heal, rather than using medications. What are your thoughts about holistic nursing? I would love to hear your comments below.