Autonomous healthcare is listening to your internal gut instincts on how to improve your wellbeing, without external influences, then self-actioning the changes required. This article highlights how to take control of your wellbeing to prevent or recover from dis-ease.
A medical God can come in the form of either a complimentary medicine health practitioner or a medical doctor, with all their well meaning answers, as to what is best for you. Yes they have had years of academic education and clinical experience but they will never know your uniqueness. [your culture, beliefs, environment, relationships, education, social network, entire medical history, life experiences, spirituality, connections to past lives etc]. Western society has placed these medical Gods into a burdensome position to present a quick fix to any ailment with no effort on the part of the patient. The illness role does have its fan club too, sometimes to gain misplaced attention, that may otherwise not be in receipt of. This is when practitioners do need to offer more wholistic support to re-build a patient’s ability to detach from the helplessness attitude.
Inner Wisdom … the feather-brick-bus analogy
The feather, brick, bus is a simplistic analogy to provide a deeper understanding of our ability to prevent dis-ease taking a hold on our physical bodies.
The feather is a universal whisper, advising you to make a change from a deep knowing (gut instinct). The brick is a universal nudge because you may experience more physical feelings of awareness, knowing you must change things soon. If you haven’t listened to either the feather or brick, here comes the bus. The bus will stop you in your tracks, forcing the necessary change (realisation) to occur. It may come in the form of a health diagnosis, severe accident or life situation that the unwanted change cannot be pushed aside any longer. You know your mind, body and spirit better than anyone else on this planet.
Step 1 – Love self-first
We are of no use to anyone if we do not take good care of our wellbeing first. This can be a difficult concept to grasp especially for those that feel the need to give, give and give a little bit more to others, before themselves, feeling less worthy to prioritise their own needs. Lack of regular exercise, excessive alcohol or drugs, excessive social media or tv viewing, eating an unhealthy diet or overworking are all forms of self-abuse within the health realms of wellbeing.
Step 2 – Effort, the bitter pill
Becoming self-aware of our choices we make everyday is the first step towards wellness. I often suggest writing in a journal to give some light on any concerns or aspirations daily. This then becomes a compass, highlighting the direction to take, for change to occur.
Secondly, once you are aware of your personal needs, take one achievable new action step each week. This may seem small weekly steps, but on an accumulative process, will be transformational to your wellbeing. Record your weekly changes to maintain your motivation.
The power of self-care for healing
The era of placing our medical professionals into the realm of gods by willingly giving away our responsibility to self-govern our health care decision is over. Own your wellness by listening to your inner guidance system for making choices that will enhance your wellbeing today. Given the right environment and belief in the ability to self-heal, our human bodies are amazing machines that always operate on the highest levels for optimal wellness. If you require more guidance in understanding your inner wisdom to improve your health and wellness, consultations are available by email or in person.