Hallelujah for people who are willing to make changes when things are not working!
This week I had a session with somebody who, in her own words, is falling apart. She has received several disturbing test results and is scheduled for an operation.
There’s no point giving somebody good advice if they’re not open to receiving it and acting on it. So I asked her what approach felt comfortable for her – putting herself in the hands of experts (whether western medical doctors or alternative healers) or actively doing things herself to bring about healing changes (along with appropriate help from doctors and practitioners). She opted for getting going with helping herself, along with guidance from her various health practitioners.
In case there’s somebody else out there who would like to make some life-changing improvements, here’s a quick list of things I shared with my client that she could begin with – based on what I would start with if I were falling apart:
1. Food and water
What kind of food are you eating? What kind of water do you drink?
Movies and books can be a great way to get us out of our self and our own particular brand of suffering. I’m thinking of stories about people who have overcome great odds – illness, disability, injuries: we get a graphic reminder that our own challenges are not so bad after all… And if they are bad, then we are reminded that we are not alone – other people have also struggled against overpowering odds. Read more…