Is Your Health a Priority? 3 Ways to Make It One
Is your health a priority in your life? It can be!
Now, be honest. Is taking care of yourself something that you really prioritize, or is your health something you would like to be a priority, but in reality gets pushed to the side when you’re busy? For so many people, especially women, the true answer is that you are the last person you take care of, after your partner, children, pets, coworkers, etc., when it should be the other way around! Your overall health and wellbeing—emotional, mental, and spiritual as well as physical—should always be your number one priority. Without it, nothing else matters.
This week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health wants to remind you to make health a priority with National Women’s Health Week. The specific goal is to empower women to take control of their health and learn better ways to take care of themselves. Since energy medicine has the exact same goal, I’m joining in National Women’s Health Week with some tips for how you can prioritize your health, and why it’s essential for your quality of life.
As an energy healer and spiritual teacher, your health is my life. I am constantly seeking methods of healing that go beyond the physical to target your whole being from the inside out. Remember, health is not just about your body, but about the totality of you: mind, body, and soul. That holistic approach is what drew me to energy medicine, and in thirty years of study I have yet to find a more effective way to heal, thrive, and grow. To practice energy medicine is to make your health a priority, and as thousands of my students have discovered through my energy healing courses, when you take the time to take care of yourself, your whole life improves.
Here are a few ways you can get started:
- Remember that maintaining your health is necessary.
The first step towards prioritizing your health is to really understand that it is absolutely necessary. So many of my students—again, particularly women—tend to feel guilty when they put themselves before others, even when it is for good reasons, so they often don’t. How many times have you rescheduled a doctor’s appointment in favor of your job or a partner’s work trip or your kids’ soccer practice? How often do you skip exercising or meditating because you have to make dinner or stay late at work? These may seem like little sacrifices, but added up they equal long term neglect, and eventually that lack of care can have serious consequences.
Remember that prioritizing your health is not selfish. Put that on a sticky note on your mirror. On an airplane, if the oxygen masks fall due to a drop in cabin pressure, who are you supposed to put the mask on first? Yourself. You have to be able to breathe in order to help anyone you are with. The same is true of your health. You must take care of your own mind, body, and soul before you can be of use to anyone else.
- Attack from all angles.
One of the things you learn in energy medicine is the intricate relationship between your mind, body, spirit, and emotions. These aspects of your health are like the four sides of a pyramid, and if one side starts to sink, the other three sides sink as well.
This means you need to balance taking care of these different parts of yourself. Take care of your body by exercising, getting a good amount of deep, restful sleep, and eating a varied and nutritious diet with limited sugar and processed starches. Take care of your mind by getting outside, reducing stress, and engaging in activities that keep you thinking. Take care of your emotions by journaling, participating in creative pursuits like singing or drawing, and spending time with good friends, loving pets, and people who make you laugh. Take care of your spirit by meditating, praying, and communing with nature, your guides, and your higher self. The idea is that by prioritizing all areas of your health, you prioritize you as a whole.
- Practice energy medicine.
The goal of energy medicine is to heal you, so by its very nature, energy healing will focus your attention on your health. Energy medicine techniques are designed to get at the heart of your issues, rooting out the underlying cause of the problem so it can be healed at the source. Many physical ailments, from heartburn to asthma to cancer, are manifestations of energetic blocks, and, with a little training, you can sense and clear those obstacles so that you can begin to truly heal.
Energy medicine includes meditation and processing your emotions, but each technique you employ makes you healthier by helping to keep your chakras and energy field clean and clear. Since your body and mind reflect the state of your energy field, health starts with your chakras. When your chakras are in top working order, they move energy in and out from your field to the universal field, revitalizing and recharging you. When your chakras become blocked, your energy gets stagnant and creates all kinds of health problems.
What’s more, energy healing can root out disease or illness before it ever manifests! As any doctor will tell you, prevention is the best medicine, and with the daily routines energy healing encourages, you can heal your chakras before physical or other symptoms develop and avoid getting sick completely. Imagine a calmer, sharper, more centered, happier you. With energy medicine, there is no way to avoid making your health a priority and vastly improving the quality of your life.
Health is not a static issue; it’s fluid and ever-changing, which is why is requires your daily attendance. Learning how to tend to your own needs is probably the most important lesson of the physical plane, but once you’ve learned it, you will be so glad you did.
If you want to learn more about how energy medicine can improve your life, please check out https://deborahking.com/courses/learn-to-meditate-with-deborah/