The Healing Mind to Body Connection - Impacting the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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The Healing Mind to Body Connection - Impacting the COVID-19 Pandemic?

I am fascinated with healers, and how energy and emotions affect our health.

How is it that someone can be in chronic pain or illness, with no identifiable solution, cure or even understanding of the root cause?  

Are our bodies really failing us? Are our foods and water so toxic that we can no longer be safe in our environment? Or is there something vital in the holistic health equation that we are missing - until now?

We've all heard the phrase,"Mind over matter," or "Mind over body." More stories are becoming known about miraculous events where individuals who were meant to be permanently paralyzed or even die, are now running in marathons and living several years years after their diagnosis. 

One of my life goals is to understand how the mind interacts with the body. As someone who explores herbs and holistic lifestyles daily, I know there are several tools working together to achieve optimal health. Despite this ongoing curiosity, I am unsure that in this lifetime, I will be able to understand it fully. I will be continuous in awe and asking life...

How?

Chemistry & Physics

No matter if someone believes in the practices of western or eastern medicine, most  agree the number one common link in pathology is stress.

During illness, chemical reactions in our bodies are increasing the release of stress hormones like CRH, cortisol,catecholamines and thyroid hormone. Today, we also know that it is not just during pathology that these stress hormones are released, but also as precursors to disease. 

In fact, there are diseases and illnesses directly caused by stress like: 

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Alzheimer's disease

Therefore, stress hormones are not just symptoms of disease. They can easily be the cause of disease. 

Have you ever visited the doctor and was told your acne, rash, chronic pain, memory loss etc. have no known cause? Personally, even I have to raise my hand here. It can be so frustrating to leave the doctor's office with no new knowledge, negative result tests, and of course that ridiculously high bill. 

Your mind lets you know something is wrong in your body. That is why you booked the appointment in the first place. Your body is telling you, sometimes even showing you, something is wrong. And unfortunately, you may be leaving the doctor's office with more frustration, anger and stress than when you arrived.

This is why I believe chronic illnesses do not need solved with western medicine and pills, but instead lifestyle changes and holistic practices. We should reserve western medical practices for quick fixes like broken legs and emergency practices like heart surgery. 

Up until a few centuries ago, medical researchers did not understand science at a molecular level. We began learning about chemical reactions, molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons, and electrons etc relatively recently. Even in today's scientific discoveries we are on the brink of discovering the quantum level of the universe.

The quantam level is best reffered to the energy level. The level of space between protons and electrons. Throughout history it has been called the invisible forces or religiously The Great Spirit. 

As bodies, whether human, animal, plant or celestial we are composed of energy. This energy is always in motion -connecting all of us. This concept is better known from the thermodynamic law which is energy cannot be created or destroyed. It can only be changed from one form to another."

I am mentioning this concept now because up until relatively recently, how we understood our bodies was wrong. We thought we were solid objects to only be penetrated by weapons or tools, but in reality we are vessels with continuous energy flowing in and out freely. 

Our perspective of what is physical,our bodies, doesn't exist as we know it. It is all energy. 

So, why are we not branching this new knowledge with our healthcare discovery collection? Is it really too frightening?

Scared or not, the concept of energy to pathology exists. The better question is how can understand the connection of energy's invisible force to better help the mind and body.

The Mind, Consciousness, The Great Spirit

"Every man and woman is the architect of their own healing and their own destiny." - Buddha

I went to school for chemistry, health and human sciences and nutrition. Most people would assume someone with this background would be working in the pharmaceutical industry. Admittedly I did for a couple years. And frankly, I hated it. 

I saw patients and customers on a monthly or weekly basis become more sick or at the least manage. As someone highly empathetic, I cried when I heard about their pain or sometimes passing.  

As their bodies shut down, I knew something was missing from the equation. 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The reason I am bringing up these topics now is because of the impact of the COVID-19 (cornavirus) pandemic across the globe. I've seen the increase in negativity and stress in my personal life as well as the reported negativity in the news. 

This global pandemic is arising an invisible pandemic as well. The stress, anger and negativity generated during this time will have impact on the human race as a whole as well as individuals. Those of us who have lost our health, income status or even loved ones are having the increase in stress hormones and negative energy flows. 

This is going to lead to more illnesses like the ones listed above, depression, digestion issues, diabetes, etc. 

During this time it would be beneficial for all of us to explore the hidden factor unlocking our secret to health. It is time to marry the ideas of eastern medicine (alternative medicine) and western medicine in a balanced manner. If not, we are going to see the continuous decline of health. We will have more individuals managing their diseases than be treated from them. 

Final Thoughts

The reason Flying with Air exists is rooted in connecting and teaching individuals about a holistic healthy lifestyle. This is why we offer classes on various topics as well as products matching our organic and vegan friendly principles. 

If you are interested in learning more, you can find our classes here.

It is my hope that this article will spark a thought in your mind that will bloom into a flower. My intentions is to widen open minds with new conversations. With that, I say thank you and express my gratitude for your time and positive energy flow while reading this article. 


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