Some helpful things to remember:
-You have to put you first in this!
–Stay truthful to yourself and your needs. Learn to say no, pleasing other people all of the time will not make you healthy!
-Having hope about your future is essential. When you have hope your energy lifts and you immediately start to feel more positive. For example; making a decision to change a job you are not happy in, leaving a dysfunctional relationship, moving house/area or planning a holiday etc.
–Your body will tell you everything that you need to know in each moment, all you have to do is pay attention. Use your body as a guidance system; it will guide you every step of the way with what it is that you need next. For example, if you eat something and suddenly feel like your energy has dropped that is your body’s way of saying that that particular food is wrong for you at this time. Similarly if by doing something you start to feel worse …stop.
-What you need one day may not be the same in two or three days, it is a continual process of re-tuning to your ‘now’ needs.
–Trust what comes to you and always make a decision on what feels right to you.
-Using your instinct and gut reaction more than your intellect will help you. Or put another way, pay attention to what you are feeling rather than what you are thinking! Be heart based and not head based.
-When you are holistically healing yourself fully it is incredibly time consuming, if it is not taking up most of your day you are probably not doing enough. Which may seem crazy but if you haven’t got your health…what have you got?
–Change your perspective of your illness to that of it being a gift or blessing instead of something you have done wrong. This is your body’s way of showing you where you need to go within yourself and how to grow and move forward in a new and better way.
–Stop resisting the pain, and instead allow yourself to go into the pain to see what it is trying to tell you. Pain is your body’s way of trying to get your attention! Listen to what it is saying but do not wallow in it.
–Do you on a soul level truly want to heal? It all relates to what is deep within you not what you are thinking consciously. Just one example of this is that you could be saying out loud ‘I want to be better’ but deep within you there is a core belief/emotion that you don’t deserve to be better.
And then you have to be prepared to work…
It is important to understand that holistic healing means healing all of you on every level. It is more than likely that one solution will not fix all…