“You know, I always thought it would be selfish to put myself first.”
As a physician who works with cancer patients, I’ve heard this statement more times than I can count.
What I’ve found in my experience treating patients is that refusing to put ourselves first is the No. 1 cause of illness.
From an early age, we are taught to hold back our feelings, to give more than we receive, to conform and fit in so that we are like everyone else around us.
To be accepted, we repress our true nature and feelings. There’s a constant pressure to deny our true feelings and to be nice. The problem with this way of living is that it’s causing us to get sick.
The pressure to be someone we are not is too much. We are each born unique, yet, we fear our uniqueness will make us unloveable, so we struggle to blend in and not stand out.
As a result of stuffing our true natures, our bodies start manifesting our dis-ease in the form of illness, and our minds whisper that we are not good enough.
Recently, I presented a talk as a guest speaker about this very subject. One the attendees of the presentation asked me if I really think we can live for ourselves and do what we want.
I responded that I believe it, and I advise my clients to live it. She looked at me, clearly disbelieving, convinced she must follow the unwritten rules of the status quo.
I think it’s sad.
Most of the work I do with my patients is aimed at pulling back the layers that cover their inner beings. They need to still their minds, support their bodies and let their souls speak their own unique wisdom.
I find that once they fully commit to this process of embracing their desires, expressing their feelings and living fully from their souls’ wisdom, they begin to get better; healing happens, and their symptoms virtually disappear.
When you engage in your healing body, mind and spirit, that’s when magic happens.
Note: I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to raise my prices effective January 1rst.