Over the years in my practice as a Spiritual Healer I have often had a new client that will come in and say to me “I have been to so many doctors, healers etc and nothing has worked”. I could at that point puff up my chest and say “well don’t worry I am infinity more powerful or better than all the others you have been too previously”. I don’t however, my general response is “well I am sure that all of those you have seen before have had some expertise and competence in their field, so why do you think I am going to be able to help you”? I don’t ask this question to elicit flattery of how good they may think I am. I ask this question so that the client may examine their own role in their previous therapeutic relationships and also for them to consider there is no absolute better than, only difference.
The need to be better than someone else is deeply embedded in our language and our cultural history. Darwin’s theory of Survival of the Fittest has driven us forward. It has been an unfortunate consequence of our drive for survival.
Being better than is measured on the basis of:
- Intellectual ability
- Body appearance and gender
- Social Standing
- Birth Family
- Physical strength
And a multitude of other attributes and skills, anything that can be differentiated becomes a measured of better or less than. So, in the market place of life people have become like the material products we to convince ourselves to purchase on the basis – it is the best available. However, people are not things. Things tend to be very simplistic and finite in their function. The very best hat you can buy, can only be a hat and it can never evolve into a better hat. Quite the opposite it will eventually decay and be relegated to the position of old hat as it is superseded by the latest best hat.
The human need for evolution and the drive to push ourselves to reach our full potential is a natural drive. We are innovators by nature, we are captivated by bright shiny new things and ideas. However, most of us have started our journey from the point of not being good enough as we currently are. We have bought the lie that because our natural skills and abilities are not the same as someone has achieved – they are therefore better than us. It may well be true that someone else has achieved greatness in one area but does that make them globally better than everyone else?
The fact is, we are all good enough and the very best available for our point of evolution in any given time otherwise we would not exist.
Unfortunately, society values certain skills, appearances, gender and education above others and in doing so we are homogenizing our society. Everyone is jostling to be the best in those narrow areas. In doing so we have precluded the multiplicity of differences of human expression and potential. Trying to be more than or better than the one thing or the one person is unachievable goal. Unless of course you possess the one thing. But just like the hat, the one thing will be superseded by the next highly prized thing. The drive to be better than is never ending and unachievable and has a high cost mentally and emotionally.
We, as a society, have lost the essence and meaning of the foundation of our society – That of Individuality! To truly embrace the concept of individuality we must absolutely embrace and value difference.
We need to go back to the “I am Okay, You’re Okay” concept of Thomas Harris. And our starting point as we strive to reach our own personal potential can be “I am okay as I am now but I choose to see if I can do it differently”. I can contribute to society as I am or I can choose to contribute differently. Similarly, you are okay also and just because I am more skilled in a particular area doesn’t devalue your area of expertise and excellent. It certainly doesn’t devalue the entirety of who you are. Even writing those last sentences was challenging because our language is so restricted to the expression of better or worse and ultimately better than. Perhaps is time for some new thoughts and new words.
My specialty and expertise is in the area of mental, emotional growth and evolution. Among other things, I believe that if we evolve beyond the position of I am better than, we can all focus on our individual contributions and areas of expertise for the benefit or society as a whole.
Auto immune disorders are medical conditions which cause over activity or low levels of activity of the immune system. When autoimmune disorders affect an individual the body attacks and damages its tissues. In these cases the immune system starts to produce antibodies instead of fighting infections. Some common examples of auto immune disorders include rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and psoriasis. After a recent research on women’s health experts have concluded that the underlying cause for most of the chronic illnesses are the auto immune disorders.
Naturopathy is the buzzword today. What makes natural health care therapy different from the rest is that it aims at treating the root cause of your illness besides addressing the symptoms. As it is a completely natural and drug free treatment it is preferred by most. You can use naturopathy to rectify the initial condition and maintain wellness. This treatment is suitable for both children and adults. Usually naturopathy is used to treat health conditions which range from allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure to insomnia.
The digestive problems which we witness may be hard to discuss in polite company as a result of which we suffer one of these common problems in silence. Digestive difficulties force us to make frequent visits to the clinic and may at times lead to hospitalization. Digestive disorders encompass conditions which affect the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the anus. The severity of the disorders may vary from a mild heartburn to a life-threatening disease. These disorders may affect individuals of all age groups. However, they occur more frequently in older individuals.
Problems related to the menstrual cycle are many. For an effective treatment plan it is necessary that you maintain a calendar and a journal to keep track of the menstrual cycle. Affecting at least 10% of women PMS or pre-menstrual syndrome encompasses fatigue and mild cramps. These problems disappear when the periods begin. However at times more serious issues too may develop. Both heavy and light menstrual cycles are not normal. Moreover, absence of a cycle also needs immediate attention. Being a woman it is important that you stay in tune with your body and consult the doctor when need arises.
The functions of the male reproductive system are many. From ensuring fertility to supporting sexual well-being, a man’s reproductive system plays a crucial role. It is not uncommon for a man to witness problems related to the reproductive system. Usually most of the problems can be treated if detected early. However some problems may lead to serious consequences if left untreated. It is necessary that you get in touch with your family doctor if you witness any of the problems mentioned below. This primer throws light on some of the common issues which a man might experience.
Cold and flu symptoms bring along with them a world of misery. Adopting the natural wholistic therapy is one of the best ways to treat cold and flu. If you need quick relief from sore throat, aches, chills or nasal congestion, it is wise to adopt the natural remedies. If you are suffering from flu, ensure that you keep yourself hydrated. If you have vomiting or diarrhea, it is necessary that you increase your fluid intake. For sore throat herbal tea with honey is the perfect cure. If you experience nausea, small sips of the liquid may help besides soothing the throat.
The term “naturopathy” has nature in it. So as the name suggest, Naturopathy is a treatment which is a perfect blend of modern scientific knowledge with traditional and herbal healers. Naturopathy treatment targets to boost the natural healing power of a human body, and treat the underlying cause of ailment.
Inflammation is a condition which is caused by the white blood cells that release chemicals in the blood stream to fight foreign bodies. This in turn causes blood flow in the areas which lead to swelling and redness. You may witness symptoms of common diseases like cancer, heart disease or auto immune disease when you make pro-inflammatory choices in life. Inflammatory conditions can be painful for the individuals who experience it. Arthritis is another common example of an inflammatory disease. It is important that you take immediate action when the red flag for chronic inflammation shows up.
A grumbling stomach can be very embarrassing. You might regret the food you chose at last night’s party. At times an upset stomach may have a direct correlation with the food you consumed. However frequent recurrences of the medical condition indicate a graver problem. If the stomach upset which you are experiencing is mild you may not require medical intervention. Food intolerance can manifest itself in the form of an upset stomach. If you are intolerant to gluten, protein or lactose and happen to consume any of these you may witness an upset stomach.