Having known what it is like to not have good health, I know what a great gift it is. It is the greatest gift. It may be somewhat cliché to say, yet health means so much. A person can be rolling in money without having good health. It doesn’t mean much. I’ve had challenges for a long time now, whatever that is. Yet being a kid was fairly carefree, yay!
I choose to see triumph rather than sadness. I’ve had that thing doctors call asthma since the age of twenty-eight. At that time my body went bonkers. It was close to the time my mother passed away. I think my body was on overdrive and I got allergic reaction after allergic reaction. I utilized the epi-pen twice, who’s bad? So, when a person is gasping for oxygen he or she will not forget that feeling. Health feels better. For awhile, docs thought I had lupus, not true! Great news.
I saw my mother struggle with emphysema. I saw my father and others deal with cancer. It is my opinion when illness or injury shows up there is a misalignment. We are not in alignment with who we really are. This is not stated from a place of judgment. We’re all on this small blue-green planet (or dome depending upon who you talk to) doing the best we can. I find myself challenged in judgment too many times. It’s been my observation lack of health comes in doing too much or too little of something. I’m in this equation.
I know when my health was in real trouble the red light was flashing, and the alarm was screaming, “Do something!” I listened or else I’d be six feet under. I took pride in and enjoyed getting healthy and fit allover again. Now it’s about moving my body. I’m not trying to be a hero.
It would be curious to know what other peoples’ views are on health and specifically having good health. If we are always focusing on outward health what ab out the inward? What about the parts of health we can’t see with our eyes or feel consciously? When the crisis hits our bodies definitely will let us know about it. If we don’t fine tune our senses, we learn the hard way.
My everyday plight is to incorporate as many health habits into my daily activities as I can. One of my favorite healthy habits is walking. I take a good vigorous walk three to five days a week. It’s wonderful thing. Oftentimes I’ll top it off with some yoga whether I do it on my own or pop in a DVD. It’s good for me and self love is step one for me.
Another habit I practice can be free, sometimes. Personally, I prefer not to drink municipal or fluoridated water. I do not always succeed yet it’s important to me. I make it a priority. My personal goal is to drink six eight ounce glasses of water per day. If I am exercising more, I increase it. Water is vital to all of your organs including skin, heart and brains. If you want to be healthy, drink water. My preference would be spring water.
When I talk about health or improvement, to me, this includes mental health. This takes deep focus for me especially with all the truths I am aware of. So, this would include regular meditation, use of crystals, salt, Tibetan bowls, spiritual music and a favorite being in nature. I incorporate every one of these methodologies daily. So, out of six listed here, one is a must. The more the better. If I manage to utilize all methods in one day, it is a good day.
Spiritual health and mental health overflow, however I will separate to an extent. What do I do to feel my spiritual health? I pray or send out positive desires or affirmations to raise vibrations. I count spiritual health manifestations through sentimental and desirous food, spiritual food. Another way, is through awareness. Most especially when I am going through strenuous, challenging times I LOOK for spiritual food. You can find spiritual food anywhere. You may find it in laughing children, birds chirping, a Black Eyed Susan, a smiling bus driver, a book, or piece of salted taffy. In awareness, I must be looking. I look for spiritual food in my dreams. I do my best to remember them in the morning. When I do I record it in my dream journal. I try to make sense of things. When I reflect on my childhood or that of others, I learn to “Know Thyself.” In my study of gnosis, ancient6 knowledge, magick, candles, and more I begin to know myself. Although I subscribe to Law of Attraction I feel it is essential to have a Book of Shadows. Embrace your darkness so you can let go. There’s so much to cover in spiritual health. It is a personal journey for each person. When I grow, I embrace my health.
I think emotional health relates to mental health, yet there are a few distinctions. Emotional health is something we have control over and this may include how we react to how we’re been treated. This is sometimes simplified, yet in the end we have control over how we feel. This does not mean be little Miss Suzie Sunshine all day. At any moment you DECIDE how you feel about something. If you have identified a person, environment or thing that upsets you find a way to get away from it. Most importantly deal with those feelings. Emotional health can thrive when we draw boundaries, when we do what we love (which is a huge challenge in our sick society,) and when we partake in things that bring us joy. I want to stress again, to know your darkness so the light can shine through. You don’t have to stay in that place, just know who you are, remember who you are and embrace that small child within.
Environmental health is one of my favorite parts to deal with. In order for me to make my living space my oasis I decorate. I’ve gone through many phases in my lifetime yet where I’m at now is natural and earth tones. Whatever I can take from outside and bring in I will. I am a novice, studying Feng Shui and incorporate as many principles as I can. I mostly concentrate on energy flow. I face my bed away from the window, I can see the door, etc. Earth tones flow perfectly with Feng Shui. My accent wall, on the west, is now sage green. My miniature bookshelf is olive green and curtains are dark brown. I have more I intend to add such as plants and a water fountain. There are five elements which are metal, water, wood, fire and earth. My thought was to have wind chimes outside of my window. I have wood with my table and walls. I love the ancientness of wood. It speaks to me. Fire is welcomed in with my candles and incense. Earth comes in through my plants. This is my missing element. It’s all a form of alchemy and further strengthens my environmental health.
There are so many forms of health such as car health. How is your car running? Work health, this can be your health at work or the entire workplace. What is the vibe? How do people feel? How do coworkers treat each other? If you work in a health care setting, what is the health of the clinic? Patients? What is the health of television shows or movies you watch? This will affect you.
Truly, all around you are different versions of health that will be shown to you. It is especially shown in nature. I believe when you see trees or water that are sick the people around them are sick. If you see and pay attention you will notice things that are sick or healthy. A lot of cities in the United States are sick and dying. I believe at times this is orchestrated by Neo Cons and once in awhile cities die a slow and natural death. There are countless cities in the United States that existed in the 1800’s that no longer exist. At times, what gives cities life, goes away. It may be a natural source like a river drying up, or trees that were pillaged and run through logging mills that used to employ hundreds of people. Or there may be an artificial draw like a factory that was a source of employment. There were a lot of small towns or villages created simply for travelers. Health is concocted through many devices. At the opposite ends of the spectrum one being good health and the other being death.