I recently had a client say that she felt like the MFR treatments and her medical massage sessions were band-aids to cover up the real problem. I agreed to this because I know that innate healing comes from the inside, not the outside. Any outside source that says they can heal you is not being truthful. They can fix you, but healing is your decision. Everyone who comes into our life is part of our healing process to achieve self-actualization or true and utter peace. A doctor can fix your wounds and provide medicine to assist the body, but only you can change your thought patterns and lifestyle to organically heal your body and achieve inner balance and peace. A surgeon can fix what isn’t working in your body and save your life, but it is up to you to determine what quality of life the surgeon is preserving. A therapist of the body or mind can open doors of new thought processes for you to shift your focus and feel better, but only you can choose to create those new highways of thought and travel down them.
So yes, the treatments I provide are a band-aid to healing greater challenges. When someone is hurting physically or emotionally, they need that protection to feel loved, to feel safe, to feel provided for so that their wounds may heal. When a wound is open and bleeding, it needs attention. Sometimes the wound may look closed on the outside, but inside it is still fresh and painful. As long as the pain is there, a band-aid is needed to keep other germs from getting in. That is where during those tough times in our life we need lots of band-aids. We may need regular, weekly treatments or a full intensive of daily treatments. After someone has a hip replacement, they tend to go to physical therapy 5 days a week if they are in the hospital or nursing home or 3 days a week if they are in outpatient therapy. When I want to get in shape, I go to exercise classes because I know I won’t willingly exercise on my own. I need the support to keep the motivation going and there is nothing wrong with admitting that you need that extra bit of encouragement. God, who dwells inside of us and will never leave us, also gave us resources and other humans so we are never alone when we need the support. The therapists and doctors, your family and friends, and even strangers are all a part of healing that wound, but you still have to do your part. We all do.
The motto of the wellness center has and always will be Hippocrates saying “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.” So whatever you need to do to heal, do it. Do what fits you. Don’t force anything ever, but rather listen to your soul. Find your band-aids to cover and protect you and guide you along as your wounds heal.
Here’s the song of the week. Bill Whither’s sang it best
This week’s Voyage to HEAL weekly focus:
Stretch: My neck has been feeling mighty tight lately. So, here’s my favorite neck stretch for this week. You can either grasp your hand behind your back or use a strap. You may also feel the stretch just by tilting your head. Hang out here and then roll your head down to the other side and stretch there as well.
Exercise: Place a towel behind your head and push your head back into it 5 seconds for 5 times or gently push your head into the car headrest for 5 seconds, 5 times.
Postural Correction: This week, bring your gaze down. I have come to notice that a lot of people stand with their heads tilted upward. So, bring your gaze down just a bit.
Perspective Enlightenment: Ask someone for help or take a suggestion
God Speed on your Voyage to HEAL