We’ve talked about healing many times over the years. But the subject keeps coming up. We all know why — our world, and each of us individually, need healing of one kind or another: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.

Although we focus on physical healing in this article, that’s only one part of our full return to wholeness and wellness. The second part is to focus on our own healing before we can help others and our world to heal. And that’s the third part — helping others and the world to heal.

This is the second of two articles on physical healing.

John Cali

A reader gave us some feedback on last week’s article, Physical Healing, Part 1.

Here’s a brief, slightly edited, summary of her feedback:

“Your article regarding healing…is a simple yet powerful one. It really caught my attention.

“I was just wondering if you can share with me how exactly did you manage to get out of your body’s way? This is exactly what trips most people, including myself.

“Whenever there is something pressing on the physical level, and you see and feel the symptoms every day because your body is always there with you, it’s really hard not to think about your symptoms.

“Especially when a doctor gives a label to your discomfort. I was quite impressed in how you were able to manage this and healed yourself completely.

“Can you share with me how exactly did you do it? Especially when your mind thinks of the discomfort from time to time?”

As it turns out, Spirit and I first addressed this very question — getting out of your body’s way — some years ago. Here are excerpts of Spirit’s words from that talk.

Here’s Spirit.

Spirit

How do you get out of your body’s way? An excellent question!

It’s sometimes a daunting task to stay neutral when you are always in the middle of the situation you’re wanting to stay neutral about.

Your body is always with you. Wherever you go, there it is. You cannot escape it. It’s a fact of your life. The only way to escape your body, obviously, is to die. But we don’t want you to die until you’re good and ready to go.

So we seem to have a dilemma, don’t we? But, really, this is not a dilemma at all.

Let’s take a look at one ordinary day in your lives. In the course of that day, you encounter all sorts of situations and information you may not resonate with. Perhaps even situations and information you start feeling depressed about. Especially if you linger too long in the negative feelings.

If your body is distressed or dis-eased in any way, you cannot help it by focusing on its problems and the negative feelings that generates. You can help it only by focusing on the solutions. That is, focusing on relieving the distress and dis-ease.

You do that best by getting out of your body’s way. As we’ve said many times before, your body knows how to heal itself. It knows its natural state is one of balance, perfect health and well-being.

The only thing — the only thing — keeping your body from its natural state is you.

Yes, we realize your body is always with you. You can’t get away from it. (Nor would you want to until you decide to leave.) But it’s entirely possible for you to stay out of your body’s way.

If you find it difficult to focus on restoring your body to perfect health when it is in a state of imbalance, then practice taking your thoughts off your body. Think thoughts that feel good. You are, after all, in control of your thoughts. So think good thoughts — whatever feels good and brings you pleasure.

We are not saying to deny your body’s current condition. We are saying to ignore your body’s current condition. Keep your focus and your thoughts on health, on having a healthy body.

And if you find that too daunting, simply take your thoughts off your body entirely.

Do whatever it takes to feel good. Spend time with a beloved pet, make love with someone special, go for a walk in the gentle rain, fix yourself a delicious dinner, watch a funny movie. You get the idea.

Again, do whatever it takes to make yourself feel good. And when you feel good, only good can come to your body. For you have mastered the art of staying out of its way.

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Note: Neither Spirit nor I are saying you should never go to medical doctors or other health care professionals. Just use your discernment, and follow the path of least resistance.