Make Your Dis-Ease Your FriendFebruary 3rd, 2012 by Peter Bedard
If your best friend, someone you love more then anything in the world, came to you asking for help because they were sick, would you beat them? Would you make them feel bad? Would you abuse them or make them feel ashamed for being sick? Would you cut them out of your life or drug them so that they would not bother you ay more? My hope is that your answer to these questions is NO! And, if it is no, then why would you do these things to yourself when you are sick? So many of us make our conditions worse by being ashamed of how we feel about our dis-ease. We make it wrong and bad. We poison and cut out crucial parts of ourselves literally throwing away important organs. We have surgeries to “repair” parts of ourselves when, if we simply listened to what these parts have to say, we can discover how to heal them.
A friend of mine thinks I’m “crazy” and does not believe in any forms of holistic healing, the stuff I champion. His way is to use basic allopathic medicine in the form of drugs and surgery. He does not believe anything said to him unless it comes from some with the letters MD after their name. Some time ago he had neck surgery to “fix” a painful problem that he had been experiencing for several years. The surgery was a success and he felt much better, going back to his previous life with relative ease after a drawn out recovery period that included many months of physical therapy. After about seven months he felt fantastic and boasted of his wonderful health. I was tremendously happy for him but I noticed that he had not changed. He was the same guy before and after the surgery; same beliefs, energy, behaviors, and actions. From my own personal experience and through several years of working with clients I have come to understand that dis-ease/pain is a teacher. We must learn the lesson it has to teach us if we are going to truly heal. Within a year of his miraculous recovery he was laid up again and unfortunately in even more pain then the first time. He did not learn the lesson his dis-ease had come to teach him.
My friend only addressed his dis-ease on the body level of existence and completely ignored the Mind and Spirit levels of his dis-ease. Often these lessons have been in our awareness on some level for a long time. In these situations, we simply did not spend the time required to learn the lesson OR we refused to even acknowledge the lesson and we suppressed it or ignored it. Eventually these become patterns and the pattern will get more and more severe, like a kid throwing a temper tantrum, until it is finally recognized, dealt with, and processed. He never looked at the cause of his dis-ease and he refused to even acknowledge that his behaviors, thoughts, and spiritual awareness (or lack of) had anything to do with his physical pain.
If you are feeling the pain or discomfort that comes from being in dis-ease I ask you right now to stop! Turn within and ask the dis-ease what it needs from you to heal. Seriously! You will be surprised by the request it makes. For some of us, it is starting a spiritual practice, for others it is going back to school or re-committing to your true passion (you know the one you gave up on and walked away from for that high paying job). For others it might be taking a daily walk, forgiving a loved one, or simply pulling weeds in your garden. Ask your dis-ease, “What action do you need me to do that is Spirit/Body/Mind based that will help you heal?” Then, just listen for the answer. It may come as a whisper, as an “Ah-Ha” moment, or as a slow realization. From this point on, your job is no longer to fight the dis-ease but to do what it wants you to do so that it can be “heard” and loved.
If you’re interested in learning how to do this and make your dis-ease your friend then check out my private practice and/or workshops at www.PeterBedardHypnotherapy.com. I hold you as already healed!
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