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TIME FOR HEALING and we’re a lot stronger than we think

Healing takes time, yes but we don’t allow for time. We try to cut time with the help of different interventions such as medication, operation, pain-killers…Anything to speed up the process, preferably without pain. We believe ourselves to be weak and fragile, susceptible to any disease or accident. If this were the case we, as a species, wouldn’t even exist today. If we were as weak as we make ourselves out to be, we would have been extinct ages ago!

Our bodies have amazing built-in healing properties if we allow it and more often than not, the interventions we do are wasted. By taking away pain we lose contact with the body, thus overriding the signals and put more negative pressure on it. But of course, without the pain we are right back in circulation…For a while. The same goes for some surgery; it momentary fixes the problem but over time it might worsen and even become a hindrance, creating pain and stiffness.

Take the common cold; the normal run of a cold is usually 3-5 days with fever, aches and pains, runny nose, aching throat, head-aches and tiredness. All of these symptoms are because your body is doing its job. We are supposed to sleep, sneeze and sleep again. When it’s over, it’s over. There are a plethora of medication for colds designed to take away the fever, pain and what-have-you. Oftentimes you even get antibiotics, which is like killing a fly with a bazooka or even wasted if your cold is viral. But sure, within a day or so you’re up and running…For a while and then you find yourself battling the same original cold during the coming months, never really in shape, always a bit sick and weak. You can’t over-rule your body and expect it to function properly.

The more medication and intervention you use, you weaken your body’s own defense-system, it just stops working and you end up getting sick for any little thing, or even worse; you are never perfectly healthy. At the time when I had 3 children under the age of 5, I blessed the times they had a cold – all of them at the same time. With a normal fever that made them sleep A LOT, they healed quickly without really having to deal with the down-side of aches and pains. I checked them regularly and enjoyed the peace 🙂 They are, today, all healthy individuals with strong immune-systems, just they way it should be.

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