Sunday, April 11, 2010
My Personal Top Tips for Happiness in Illness
Hi, friends! Mary ALWAYS asks great questions, and yesterday, she wanted to know what I do when I feel like I want to give up the fight. Here are the first half of my tips! Check back soon for the second half! Actually, I have quite a few. Perhaps, I will give them to you in chunks when I feel inspired tomorrow and the next day!
1. Be Grateful: Being grateful for the abundance in your life and focusing on the positives can raise your vibrational energy, which always aids in healing. ALWAYS being positive can create shallowness, so honor your feelings of sadness and frustration when they arise, but remember to move on.
2. Set Healthy Goals: Setting healthy goals can aid in feelings of self-confidence and self-worth when an illness threatens the very core of who you know yourself to be. You don't have to be in my Master's program to achieve a goal. Learn how to draw, speak a new language, write some poetry, etc... These goals are all just as, if not more, important and offer a distraction, especially if you are in pain.
3. Change your Mindset: Learn to view your illness or any set back as an opportunity for growth and personal development. See what society has taught us are negatives and view them as positives by finding the lessons. They are there! TRUST ME!
4. Express Yourself: Our emotions are very real and very powerful, so repressing any traumatic experiences can create illness in its many forms. Find someone you trust, a professional or loved one, write in a journal, speak to your higher power, etc...
(My last tip for today is the most important. Please, reread this and sit with it, meditate on it, pray on it, etc...)
**5. Go Inward: In our materialistic, dualistic, ego-centered society, we are taught that if a problem arises, look OUTSIDE for the cause. Did someone's negative attitude make me sick? Is my environment toxic? Is my food polluted? Are my genes flawed? We are so quick to attribute the cause of our suffering to some outside phenomenon, but in 99% of the cases, the cause and cure for all of our ills, personal and social, can be found inside of us. Start looking!
To be continued...
Thoughts, personal experiences, questions on these first five? I am here to serve you! Ask away, and remember, you can always e-mail me if it is too personal and you do not feel comfortable on a public forum. I am putting my personal development and yours first. The school work will get done. It always does.