Healing is something we can all do for ourselves. In fact, we are doing it all the time. Whenever we feel the need to rest or sleep and let the body do that, we co-operate with the natural healing processes of the body. The mind, too, needs healing and sleep is one of the essential factors in that.
Most healing is not a case of doing something magical but of taking a step back and letting Nature perform its magic. In reality, nobody heals. The art is in providing the conditions that support this very natural process.
Healing is repairing – so work with it, not against it
The human body is remarkable. When in tune, it is like a symphony – complex but beautiful. But we abuse it through wrong food and drink, or too much or too little of it. Unable to relax naturally, we play or work on computers and other screens until late in the evening or the small hours. Exposed to noise, fumes and radiation, what happens? Hey – the body bounces back! For a while, that is. Running repairs are something the body does very well. Then the day comes and something has to give. We begin to feel out of sorts or fall sick. The symphony has become punk. Yet all we need to do is really listen to the body. There is an inner harmony that the body wants to play with and to dance to. Go with it. That’s healing.
A quick technique for enlivening health and increasing your vitality
This is a simple thing to do. It’s quite delightful, only takes moments to do and feels completely natural. Do it at least once a day if you can. You may want to do it more often.
Massage the hands gently, including the fingers and the wrists. Start with the palm on one hand and work outwards. Don’t press too hard – light to moderate pressure is enough. This enlivens the energy in the body as it stimulates both nerve endings and pressure points that are reflected in the body. After half a minute or so, work on the other hand. Then sit with the hands open, palms up, and imagine absorbing energy from the cosmos.
That’s it. A few seconds of loving attention is all it takes to trigger the healing mechanisms in the body. It’s good for the mind, too, as we consciously re-establish our connection with the universe, which is our home.
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More on self-healing methods in The Great Little Book of Happiness