Health is no joke. And when you are experiencing dis-ease in your body, you know that it isn't funny. You know the grind it takes on your physical body and the torment on your precious mind. It can make you go insane looking for solutions, paying copious amounts of money in the hopes of the next miracle, and coming up empty handed. I can personally tell you that after a lifetime--well most of my adult lifetime--that I have fallen into that knotted tethered matrix of seeking and finding and frustration. So much that I went into the industry to help find a solution. I certainly found solutions for others, but simply not myself....or shall I say my SELF.
The obsession with body wellness or lack thereof has taken the nation by the storm. I'm not so sure anymore that it's even about health. I think what I am seeing is that often times people will work on trying to adjust a slight imbalance, see improvement, and then feel that well if I can do this, than what if I do that, or more. Before you know it, we have embarked upon a biohacking frenzy because suddlenly nothing feels good enough.
Runners --- they run more.
Dieters---they lose more
The obsession with more has seeded a multi-trillion dollar health industry planting themselves right at your finger tips....the click of a mouse or the swipe of a screen takes you to Amazon and Amazon to your door. Oh how we love the updates of "Arriving Tonight By 9 pm." I do it. You do it. Yep, even my mother does it. we are crazed with getting healthy.
But what about when it gets taken out of context? What about when you start to lose time because you're so focused on what is happening with your body that you actually perpetuate the problem even further? What happens when you focus so intently on a physical issue, you've done everything possible, and still, left with half of your earnings being spent on doctors, products, diets, protocols, and remedies.....what happens when your "answers" run out? When the diets no longer work? When the practitioners throw their hands up in the air and offer yet another expensive test? When the reviews on Amazon no longer jump out at you for your next purchase? And when you start to experience less benefit and perhaps even more decline?
What happens when this obsession takes you away from the true purpose of being in your body vs focusing so much on your body. I deeply relate to this. At first, for me, it was about correcting a minor digestive issue that I was having in my early 20s. Irritable Bowel "Syndrome." Chronic constipation. I was so uncomfortable and so obsessed with feeling good that I did everything possible to fix it. The more I did, the more I had to do. It was like that needy, whiny, obnoxious, misbehaved child. And each time it would act up, I would feed into it and give it what it wanted. I have used more digestive aids, have experienced more cleanses, restricted probably every food in the food kingdom -- gone vegetarian, vegan, paleo, keto, I've even gone as far as experimenting with the carnivore diet where I cut veggies--don't worry, that only lasted 3 days.
Working in the industry of which my body was able to get relief from didn't help either. At the snap of a finger I could offer myself immediate 'physical' relief. But it came at a hefty price. The price of procrastinating on the real issue.....getting to the bottom of bowel --pun intended -- of what was really going on. And so after all of these years, painful agonizing years, I am leaving this matrix. This obsessive, tethered, binding matrix of obsession. It's exhausting trying to figure your way back into your body. But you're already there. All you have to do, all "I" have to do, is simply not leave.
We need to check in with our SELF a bit more and be in touch with how we feel. Sometimes a few things need to be tweaked. I get that . There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing a cleanse a few times a year. There is nothing wrong with adjusting your diet to be healthier, to feel better, to optimize your athletic performance, and to enhance the synaptic firing of your brain neurons....nothing at all. That is, in all honesty, what I thought I was doing. I just simply wanted to feel better. And I wanted to feel better without having to think about it. I was always jealous of friends and family just made it seem so easy. I want ease in my life as well.
When your life has become a full-time job of micromanaging your symptoms, we need to start looking at it from a new perspective. Of course we need to honor our bodies, feed it properly, and supplement wisely. We live in a time where our environment is challenged, so extra attention is necessary. But we also need to chill a bit. We are so obsessed with so much that the obsession could very well be what is holding us back.
It's something to think about. It's definitely something that perhaps we should stop thinking about as well.
What ails you? What hurts your body, your mind, and your life? Looking at the real cause behind it's manifestation, eliminating that momentum, and perhaps giving your body the time to align itself before we start manipulating it with exogenous products and protocols. You might see that letting go for a bit and allowing the tethered up stress to leave your body before adding insult to injury might be the answer. Or at least the initial starting point.