Living in Abundant Health
Growing Older vs. Getting Older
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Do you want to grow old? Yes, I know, that is kind of an odd question… now, before you rush to scream out loud…NOOO! Think about that for a moment… Do you want to grow old?
I’ll tell you my answer. I certainly do. We all want to grow old indeed, because –as my dad says- the alternative (dying young) is not any better. Wouldn’t you agree? If you thought about that question for a moment, most likely your mind immediately created an association between getting old and aging; but the fact is that these terms do not have to be synonyms. So, how about growing old in abundant health? Is it even possible? Let’s review a few points…
Most people relate aging to aches, pains and diseases, and yes, most of us will get these as we get older. BUT, as you’ll soon discover, getting old and aging do not have to go hand in hand. When you see it from that angle, we all want to grow old but we do not want to age.
So let’s change that question from “Do you want to grow old? to “How do you want to grow old?” instead. Better yet, now my question above makes more sense… how about experiencing abundant health while growing old? Cool, you say? Great! You see, even though we have no control over the pass of time, there is so much we can do to remain healthy… longer. Taking care of mind, body and spirit will help us reach the golden years in a more positive outlook so we can enjoy our days on this plane of existence until the very end.
And, how is this relevant to the Tools for Abundance site?
As you may already know, my background is in the health industry and most of my life has been dedicated to health promotion. I’m into Yoga and more recently I have been studying Reiki. I am also a firm believer in the power of the human body to heal itself if given the proper means to do so.
Moreover, it’s been said that most diseases are psychosomatic in nature. This is called ‘somatization‘ and it refers to the direct effect that the mind has on the way in which we experience disease and heal. Scientifically speaking, there is still a lot to be learned about the mind-body connection; however, most of us know intuitively that there is much truth to the mind-body assertion.
Actually, I have experienced this myself and I have been a witness to it as well. Throughout my years of counseling and coaching clients, I have observed physical ailments vanishing spontaneously as the client gets to resolve a situation or discovers purpose in their life. Science has proven that spontaneous remissions occur even though the exact mechanisms are not yet very clear. My belief is that in many cases the physical symptoms are related to stress, energy blocks, and erroneous beliefs more than to physical and physiological abnormalities.**
I have also learned that there is so much more to health and remaining healthy to that which meets the eye. If this was not true, we’d be like robots and a standard medication would solve the same health problem in all of us across the board… but we all know that is not the case.**
Moreover, it is clear to me that abundance cannot exist without health… Actually, he or she who is healthy already is abundant in so many ways.
I recently finished reading “Quantum Healing – Exploring the Frontiers of Mind-Body Medicine” by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and was stunned at the amount of information that Dr. Chopra shares in his book. There is so much to digest in those pages that I became a student, so much so that my book is now covered with yellow marker and penciled notes on the margins!
As I finished reading, two concepts became clear to me… on one side, there is so much that we don’t yet know about the miraculous human body and its functions, and on the other it is quite obvious that energy plays a major role not only in our mental but in our physical well-being as well.
In other words, if everything is energy, thoughts are energy and so are we. And if we are the result of our predominant thoughts, isn’t it possible to create thoughts that support our living in abundant health until our last day on this Earth? Why couldn’t we slow down –or even stop- the aging process altogether?
After all, we’ve all heard of miraculous cures and spontaneous remissions… Imagine what could be accomplished if we were free of physical setbacks…indefinitely!**
According to recent studies it is very possible to get older without aging… Do you want to join me in exploring this further? I can almost see you nodding ???? This is why I’m including this Abundant Health section in this site. The links below are for you to explore and learn the techniques and tools that have the potential to improve and maintain your health for years to come. If you haven’t yet signed up, please subscribe to the Abundance4Me ezine to get notified of content updates as well as personal development news.
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