Why Do We Get Sick?
We are rarely aware of how we are making ourselves sick, so when we do ‘catch’ something it feels like something happening to us from the outside ourselves rather than from within. Our physical being for whatever reason seems to have moved away from that which it innately strives to move towards – harmony.
We smoke even though we have heard that cigarettes cause cancer. We eat modified fat and wonder over blocked arteries. We bottle up our feelings for 30 years and drop dead from heart attack. We compete mercilessly and struggle with the stress. We quite literally worry ourselves to death. We take our body and health for granted and ‘soldier on’ until something starts to go off the rails. We take much better care of the car than our bodies and that’s not saying a great deal. And what is particularly interesting from my perspective is when we do go to see someone about our health; we don’t take their advice or the medications they prescribe!
Suffering conditions like sinus, allergy, headache, insomnia, fatigue, muscular or joint pain, digestive disturbances, anxiety or mood swings etc., are endured and thought of as commonplace, a hazard of our lifestyle and ignored where possible.
However, if you do not, have not, or will not spend time looking after yourself, it is a fact that this time will be more than compensated for when illness of a more debilitating nature strikes.
Still not convinced? Well…
The quality of sunlight has changed have you noticed. Our air is polluted, as is our water (ever seen the inside of a water pipe?). Our foods are sown with GM (genetically modified) seed and grown in soils devoid of nutrients. They are treated with various chemical cocktails, picked green and gas ripened (nutrients are transferred to the fruit or vegetable as it ripens on the vine). Then transported, irradiated and processed, packaged, refrigerated/frozen, cooked/micro waved – denatured! And those of us that are getting enough exercise may not be getting enough relaxation.
Sunlight, Air, Water, Food, Exercise – these are the foundations of our bodies health. A house built on faulty foundations some time sooner or later is going to fall down, no matter how you try to prop it up from the outside. Our health falls over just as quickly if we are not careful builders and choose our foundations wisely.