If you want to heal, you have to be in it for the long haul and willing to do the work. Sound like fun to you? Well, you’re right. It isn’t. But neither is feeling like crap and being labeled as defective with all the prescription meds that attach to you along the way, plus going down and down, getting worse with each passing year, or month, or day. Your health going south is not just ‘getting older’ or because one or both of your parents had the disease. It’s not because you’re unlucky, or because you’re a bad person, and you can’t blame your genes. All of us have the ability to change the expression of our genes. You may well have a propensity to pack on too many pounds, or have stomach problems, maybe suffer from high anxiety or even scarier illnesses like cancer, but that doesn’t mean that you have to accept your fate and somehow just live through it. We can select how we want to invest in our life every day, moment by moment.
Although there are many parts of the health picture, a biggie that we often leave out is energy. The negative energy we absorb from others, as well as that which we fritter away or invest in things or people that give us no return, can create illness. Hear that sucking sound? Is your friend or sibling or parent or co-worker literally sucking the life out of you? Doesn’t it make sense that random energy expenditures must be wisely spent, or a deficit occurs? What does that look like in your life? How do you feel after participating in a negative energy exchange or argument?
I’m currently taking a course, the Science of Medical Intuition, by Caroline Myss who is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. She developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her style is no holds barred, take no prisoners. But medical intuition is a serious business, a learned skill that carries with it much responsibility. There’s hardly room for folks who are looking to learn superficial mysticism of some sort in order to hang their shingle and start raking in the dollars.
My exploration of Myss wisdom has only just begun, but the common sense way she looks at cause and effect in what can be a very woo-woo landscape is very appealing to me. I love her phrase, “Your biography becomes your biology.” Ponder that for a moment. What was your childhood like, and why are we so affected or become a projection of our present family dynamic? Why do illnesses seem to be familial with several members suffering from the same symptoms or disease labels? Why would a grandmother, daughter and grandchildren all have a serious disease that occurs in exactly the same organ? I have spoken to people who face this kind of challenge. Looking into their interactions with each other, it becomes easier to understand why an illness is passed on from generation to generation. This has nothing to do with genetics, but is energetic by definition. I see this phenomenon with myself and my daughter. As a parent, it’s heartbreaking to now understand how she reaped the difficulties of her father and I, absorbing the swirl of anger and anxiety which is now manifesting at an even earlier age in her health than it did in mine. And even more difficult to try to break the cycle of guilt and blame. But we can reprogram ourselves to make correct choices to help us move forward and heal ourselves and our loved ones.
Our bodies are made of pure energy, sub-atomic particles in an organizing field that underlies our system’s structure or body. All kinds of emotions become stuck in our bodies throughout our lives and are even passed down from previous generations. Unless we identify and clear them, they can manifest in our body as an ailment of some sort. We make this much worse by choosing to eat bad food, too little sleep, and too much adrenaline from a not-enough-time world, feeding and making stronger the now resident viruses along with the bacteria that hitch a ride. In his best selling book, Medical Medium, Anthony William educates us on how to rid ourselves of these pathogens, and also urges us to not ever believe that our ill health is our fault, but rather a state of being that we have the power to elevate. We can thrive again.
As a Certified Emotion Code energy healing practitioner, I’m finding how much our thought choices can affect our health or lack of it. Often we don’t consciously know when our energy field has become compromised, but our subconscious mind knows as it busily stores every nano second of our day and all that surrounds us. When asked the correct yes or no question, our subconscious energy will give us the correct answer. Energy has no boundaries to traverse, so as a practitioner I can connect with another person over the phone and get answers in the way that a lie detector functions. When a yes or no question is asked about your body, an automatic electrical response occurs in the body’s muscles. This energy field is powerful, but a bit of Divine Angelic assistance helps also.
How much of your spirit do you give away to the people who are closest to you at home or work? Could be just listening to the rant of your closest friend brings out your own anger and ruins your mood, or makes your stomach hurt. Maybe learning not to engage in the anger of others, or finding a new friend is in order. If you invest yourself in situations that pay no positive, self-nurturing energetic return on your investment, you leave a little piece of yourself here, there and everywhere (and if you’re a Paul McCartney/Beatles fan, you can hear the music, lol). Well then, what the heck is a positive, self-nurturing energetic return on your investment?
Let’s look at an everyday kind of energetic investment of your spirit. You wake up, “Good grief, it’s raining! Rush hour will be ridiculous!” or, “Thank heaven it’s raining. Our grass will be grateful!” Most of the time, we can consciously choose to entrust our energetic reserves to thoughts and actions that will pay a return with interest according to Caroline Myss. It’s not magic, but a learned action that must become habit. In my life, I have become cognizant of the situations where the sucking sound was loudest. Lately it’s been the ridiculous Presidential campaign. I was expending my emotions by reacting to a person who doesn’t deserve a plug nickel. After finally healing from decades of illness labels and profound chronic fatigue, I certainly don’t need to give bits of Sherry away to anything or anybody who isn’t a smart expenditure. What I finally did was take the info I need to make a voting decision and quit allowing myself to feel as though I was being personally attacked. Also my good friend Evalee Grenamyer refuses to talk about it. Smart friend.
So what are good energy investments that will earn interest? Here are 5 to get you started.
- Preparing fresh, high quality non-GMO organic nourishing food is a great place to start, and the return is enormous. If you’re tired or in pain, try to be grateful for the food that will start to make you feel better. Cha-ching!
- If someone at work flips your pissed-off switch, try smiling and walking away, then rush to the bathroom and make shielding motions over you heart. Don’t let him or her have any of your spirit. Cha-ching!
- When someone close to you is suffering, try to help only in ways that the person will allow. We have to meet everyone where they are in their journey. It’s up to each of us to learn the lessons set for us, so don’t be the disrupter of another’s spiritual journey, even if the fact that there doesn’t seem to be one makes you crazy. You will only give away too much of yourself and create a personal energy deficit. Cha-ching!
- Being preachy doesn’t get you far either (I happen to be an expert on sermonizing. I’m working on how to close my mouth sooner rather than later). Use Facebook to spread the word, then your “friends” can have the option to unfollow you. And, your spirit will live to thrive another day. Cha-ching!
- And finally, please stop expecting your pets to suddenly turn on their translator. Although your doggie will sometimes respond to basic often repeated words attached to an action like “wanna go out,” “food” or “stay,” she will always respond to your energy. Don’t yell at your pet. You will be giving away your spirit and surrendering to frustration that isn’t necessary, as well as upsetting your furry companion who will only energetically understand that you’re angry, and that it must be her fault. Invest in compassion for that sweet creature (and let’s include all children too!) who gets scared or protective in a world of very tall creatures. Invest in kindness. Cha-ching!
Life is full of undiscovered riches. Bank those reserves to use for something that will create great memories. It will pay off in huge residual dividends for the rest of your life!
For your listening pleasure, a song by my brother Barry about fly fishing with his grandson Bryce. What a wonderful memory to tuck away for a rainy day! 🙂
Barry King – “Turtlebug” from the album, almost acceptable. (Purple Garage Records ©2009)
Words, music, vocals and all instruments by Barry King.