Do you have a health symptom or a chronic emotional challenge such as an allergy, weight problem, rage attacks, or debilitating anxiety?
I’m willing to bet that you’ve gotten all kinds of different opinions about what to do about your issue. And none of them have worked.
(Because if any of these solutions had worked, your issue would not exist).
For any given symptom – physical or emotional/psychological – there are healers all over the world who feel very strongly about how to best go about dealing with this problem.
And most of us follow the same path.
“What’s the mechanical cause?” is NOT the most important health question.
First, there are the medical practitioners. They tell you to eliminate the mechanical cause, if there is one or if they believe your discomfort is coming from a mechanical cause. For example, if you’re overweight, you need to reduce the number of calories going into your body and increase the number of calories that your body uses. If you get upset in certain situations, then you need to reduce your exposure to those types of situations, or change your environment to prevent those kinds of situations from occurring.
“What’s the right treatment?” is NOT the most important health question.
If – as in the vast number of cases – this doesn’t work, the next step is to offer you a pill or surgery or some other treatment. Practitioners in the medical industry have strong financial incentives to move you to this stage as quickly as possible and then keep you in it as long as possible.
As you could probably guess even if you hadn’t been through this process like hundreds of millions of people have, the “treatment” approach has a very low success rate when it comes to getting rid of your problem.
“What’s my predisposing flaw?” is NOT the most important health question.
Once making some mechanical changes doesn’t work (or turns out to be impossible), and once treatments also don’t work, we usually start looking at factors. We look to our genes. We look to other people with our diagnosis to see how they have dealt with the illness.
This approach leads directly to setting up a life of “coping with” our illnesses. We decide the symptom is just part of who we are and we decide that we just have to make the best of it.
There are many benefits to reaching this stage. There’s a disability pension, if you’ve got the right diagnosis. There’s a whole new possibility of a social life through various support groups. There is an inexhaustible supply of excuses to avoid doing anything you don’t like to do.
But once in a while, when the celiac meetup closes down for the summer or when there’s a huge falling out at your psychopaths and psychotics weekly social group, you find yourself wondering, “Is there really no other option than to just live with this condition?”
It’s times like these that we might try praying for health miracles. But,
“What is the spiritual reason for my symptom?” is NOT the most important health question.
So, realizing that we can’t get rid of our suffering either with treatments or by embracing our condition and making it central to our identity and our daily activities, we then try to become a better person.
Alas, this also does not work. Not because becoming a better person is extremely difficult (which it is, because you’re already perfect) …but because the cause of your symptom has nothing to do with something being wrong with you.
- Your symptom is not a punishment.
- Your symptom is not a judgment.
- Your symptom is not a result of “society,” or your “upbringing.”
- Your symptom is not because you are doing something wrong.
- Your symptom is not because you are thinking the wrong way.
- Your symptom is not because you have a bad attitude.
- Your symptom is not a consequence of lacking a skill.
Your symptom is an appropriate biological response to an unconscious conflict
(an unresolved trauma).
As long as that conflict remains
- unresolved, and
- traumatic for you
…you will continue to manifest your symptom.
So, to get rid of your health or emotional symptom, you have really only got the same option as you have in addressing any serious challenge or obstacle in your life: you’ve got to go up to that wall and then step through it. You’ve got to face your issues. You’ve got to deal with stuff.
But this is the thing that we just don’t want to do, at least not at first. At first, we want to avoid the wall. We want to escape the barrier. We want to keep on going with whatever is normal. That feels safe.
That costs the least amount of energy.
Moving through barriers – even health barriers such as “incurable illness” – is not impossible. Not at all. People literally do it all the time.
But it’s difficult. And the reason it is difficult is that it costs energy. It forces you to focus your attention instead of tuning out. It forces you to keep asking questions even though you’ve already been given dozens of (incorrect) answers. It forces you to examine the very things that you find traumatic and painful.
The Most Important Health Question that You Need to Ask (if You Want to Get Better)
“Is the energetic cost of this symptom or condition greater than or less than the energetic benefit that I am getting from it?”
What, exactly, are you getting out of having your symptom? Is it sympathy? Is it money? Is it a daily routine? Is it a sense of identity?
And what is the value of that to you?
Because there is a really good reason for your symptom. Doctors don’t get this. Most alternative practitioners don’t get this. Most spiritual teachers don’t even get this. But if you want to overcome your symptom, you have to get this:Your symptom is providing an energetic benefit that you will lose if you heal the symptom.
This is the reason you have not healed it.
When I realized this, I healed:
- panic disorder
- an ovarian tumour (cancer)
- chronic bronchitis
- lung nodules (cancer)
- paralysis in my left hand (MS)
- severe lower back pain and pain down my right leg (“sciatica”)
- a 20+ year addiction to nicotine
…and this was just some of my own shit. I’ve also helped other people to heal all kinds of stuff (and really fast, too).
So the solution is simple. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. You just need to ask that question.