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#HOLISTIC HEALTH, #MY RECOVERY STORY

YOU ARE A BODY,
A MIND & A SOUL

★ One of the most fundamental things I learned throughout my healing journey from ME/CFS is that the mind, the body, and the soul are a coherent system.

No clear line distinguishes the one from the other.

YOU ARE A BODY, A MIND & A SOUL

As soon as one part gets out of balance, the others will follow automatically.

It’s just a question of time. Up to a certain point, the imbalance can be compensated, but someday the whole system will get out of whack and maybe even crash.

THE BODY-MIND-SOUL CONNECTION IS AN INDIVISIBLE SYSTEM

The mind-body-soul triangle is an indivisible system as the earth, the sky, the clouds, the oceans, the sun, and the moon are.

All are part of the same complex multi-dimensional macrocosm. Influencing each other as well as depending on one another in every second of existence.

From my point of view and today’s understanding of illness and its (root) causes – based on my first-hand experience -, a full and lasting recovery from physiological illness inevitably requires the inclusion of every single aspect of the mind-body-soul connection.

It’s just not possible that a body can fully recover when the other parts of the system, mind and/or soul, are not Okay.

Maybe you can gain good results in the short run physical-wise while neglecting the importance of the intact condition of every single part of the system for the health of the system itself. But in the long run, you are determined to fail when you keep ignoring the connection of the mind and the soul with the body.

THE BODY CANNOT HEAL WHEN THE SOUL IS SUFFERING

Taking the mind and the soul into account regarding the big picture of a physical illness is not about denying the physiological causes of the disease.

That would be just stupid and dangerous and in some cases even life-threatening. It is about accepting that we are more than flesh and blood. That our overall wellbeing depends on more than blood pressure, body temperature and that we are well hydrated.

We have to accept that there is a part of us that is not matter but pure energy so that it can not be seen nor touched but felt and experienced.

That invisible energetic part of us can become sick, too. And since everything is connected with one another, at any time and under any circumstances, a sick body can lead to a suffering soul and vice versa.

IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO GET THAT

It took me a while to get that and to let go of my modern, academically and rationally shaped understanding of myself and the world.

Trapped in that mechanical conception of the world, I rather saw myself and my body as a machine that can outperform itself, again and again, that HAS TO function accurately and permanently.

It never came to my mind that I am a being that needs to rest and restore in order to stay healthy.

I THOUGHT THAT I WAS A MACHINE

Due to my academical education, I am well trained in believing in mathematical formulas that precisely describe a particular condition, relation or correlation. I was used seeing the world through scientific theories, diagrams, and numerical algorithms.

Speaking out loudly and publicly that I deeply believe in the mind-body-soul connection represents the mind shift I went through.

But before I eventually believed in the body-mind-soul thing I had to experience it by myself. I had to feel it to finally get it.

Oh, and there was and still is a lot to feel. A lot of material to work on. More than I’ve ever expected.

UNPROCESSED EMOTIONS DRAIN YOUR ENERGY

Today I know that a lot of unprocessed and suppressed anger, resentment, as well as disappointment and grief, were troubling my soul permanently.

Those emotional imbalances are continuously absorbing life energy out of my whole system. That in return steadily weakens my physiological body.

As a result, your immune system doesn’t have full power to fight any kind of enemy, which in return leads to physiological stress, inflammation, and, in the end, pain.

Tada! There you go!

This is the precise point where the vicious circle becomes very clear: my body reflects the condition of my soul. And it will do it as long as I keep denying to look at what troubles me soul-wise.

FACE WHAT TROUBLES YOUR SOUL

The first step to do so is being honest with yourself.

Become quiet and start listening to yourself, start feeling yourself – quite a challenge, isn’t it? Nobody likes to go where it hurts.

I experienced that there is no other way of dissolving emotional stress for good than facing it.

There is no pill that will solve your problems for you.

It only can sedate you for a while, but that won’t heal you at all.

REACH OUT FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP!

I have reached out for professional help and found an excellent therapist.

There is no need to feel ashamed for working with a psychologist or psychotherapist – reaching out for help represents your strength, not your weakness.

What do you do when your arm is broken? You attend a surgeon, don’t you?. You go and see your Dentist when your teeth hurt, right? So why not attend a psychologist when your soul is bleeding? ★

THE END.

“The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.

// B.K.S. Iyengar

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GOOD ONE!

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