Looking around at our culture, it’s pretty easy to see the benefits of being sick. And I don’t mean the pittance of dollars recipients who are disabled receive.
So you have a tough meeting you’re maybe not prepared for, or you’re scared about for some reason. If you develop a headache, someone else will handle it for you, along with other folk offering sympathy and ideas for remedies. For a lot of women, I think our migraines are all about not liking how our lives are going, but not wanting to disappoint or maybe hurt other folk (especially our families) by saying so.
Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body will give you a lot to think about along this line.
I’m thinking this morning about a woman whose three sons neglected her and didn’t like or speak to each other. Her back developed problems (feeling unsupported, according to Louise), got worse, she had surgery. And suddenly all three sons were in her dining room taking care of her and talking to each other.
My main belief in how we can avoid sickness is not that we have to solve every problem in our lives, especially those that are really about other people. We just have to be willing to bring them to consciousness, look at them head on, say ‘that’s the way it is.’ And then decide whether or not we want to do something about them. That clarity – or just saying that right now we don’t know what to do, but we’re admitting this isn’t working – will often do the healing.
In the meantime, of course, I would use every herbal, homepathic, nutritional and physical remedy that came to mind, including those in the wonderful Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Way too scary to take a trip to the doctor and end up really sick.