By Kim Hutchinson
With all this talk about viruses and vaccines, I asked the angels to send us some inspirational messages about health and wellness.
Pay Attention to Your Body
The first thing the angels said was, “Pay attention to your body”. Humanity’s heavy reliance on technology has decreased our connection with nature and, consequently, our bodies. In order to re-establish a relationship with your body, you must begin by heeding its messages. Watch not only your body for signs, but also your thoughts and feelings, as all aspects of your being are interconnected. For example, if you notice a sudden craving for crunchy foods, you may have unresolved anger issues. Suppressed anger can lead to a host of physical symptoms, one of which is a lowered immunity to illnesses such as the flu. The best defense against the flu and other ailments is, therefore, to heed the signals your body sends to you before they develop into an infirmity.
Anticipate Your Body’s Needs
As you become adept at understanding your body’s signals, you can take it a step further by anticipating your body’s needs. This will cut down on the number of ailments you experience because you will be in complete harmony with your body and will fully appreciate the mind-body-spirit connection. Let your Higher Self talk to your body and then listen to the counsel your spirit sends you. Paying attention to your intuition actually lessens the symptoms you experience because you are being proactive about your health instead of waiting to see what develops. As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
While you are learning to listen to your body, try to avoid discussions relating to illness. All this talk about the H1N1 virus is enough to make anyone sick. Did you know that the flu can be brought on by fear and negativity? Many people fall ill simple because they need the rest. Others get sick because they ignored their body’s need for good hygiene, regular exercise, nutritious foods, the loving support of family and friends, sunshine and fresh air, adequate sleep, and a goodly helping of happiness. Still others fall ill because the idea of sickness was implanted by media hype. This is not to say that there isn’t need for preparation or vaccinations, but instead of talking about pandemics, we would be much better served if we promoted wellness instead.