Several months ago, one of my students gave me a book by Louise L. Hay called You Can Heal Your Life. She had just finished reading one of my books and wanted to reciprocate. I didn’t feel a “need,” for this book, at this time in my life, so I placed it on my bookshelf. Yesterday I pulled it down to look for a good quote about peace, but instead found it chock-full of information regarding the mind-body connection. Hay believes that “all dis-ease comes from a state of unforgiveness,” and that “whenever we are ill, we need to look around and see who it is that we need to forgive.” She goes on to explain how the people that we need to forgive the most, are the ones that are hardest. Makes perfect sense. Sometimes it’s someone else, and sometimes, its ourselves! I love that she goes on to explain that forgiveness does not mean are condoning the behavior, it simply means we are LETTING GO. I, too, believe, hard as it can be, we ALL need to let go in order to achieve our own optimum peace and wellness. When I scan the pages of dis-eases, and what emotional situations may be causing (or contributing to) them, and I think about myself, and others I know that suffer with these health issues, it really seems to make an awful lot of sense. I will be reading the book, cover-to-cover, but my immediate take away is that if you are dealing with health issues, WHATEVER they may be, keep searching your soul for the emotional issues that are wearing you down and above all else, try to LET GO. When we get STUCK, it can manifest in our bodies in many different ways. As an example, over-eating may have everything to do with fear, and feeling a need for protection. And of course, an obvious connection is how long- standing, unsolved emotional problems can lead to high blood pressure. Lower leg problems seem to relate to not be able to move forward, knee problems from stubborn egos and pride, and liver problems from chronic complaining, fault-finding and feeling bad about one’s self. The list goes on an on. The cure really is the same for all. We need to learn to let go, get “un-stuck,” and find trust in forgiving whomever and whatever! We need to stop putting band-aids on our bodies and look deeper into our minds and souls. We can only change our bodies, if we first change our brains. Turn negatives into positives with affirmations and positive thoughts. The opposite of dis-ease is ease. Ease brings us peace and wellness.
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I sign off this morning, leaving us all with a quote by Daniel Hernandez, a newlywed from NY who took part in the state’s 1st day of same-sex weddings. So simply said, it is the answer, “Love just transcends hate.”
On a completely different note, to all the animal lovers…as you search the web, please keep your eyes open for a Pet Supermarket ad with a 5.00 off coupon. Make sure to click and print! If you find one, let me know, please!! Thanks