Twelve Qualities of Spirit – Health

Immediately when I think about health my thoughts turn toward my physical body. But as I explore health more deeply I know that for me, health includes wellness in all four dimensions of my experience not just the physical. I want health in the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of my life too.

Most of us have been taught to believe that the right vitamins, food, and exercise will give us perfect physical health. But it is clear we cannot feed ourselves a daily diet of negative thinking, and stew in negative emotions and expect our vitamins to override the internal mental and emotional states we create.

When we understand that we are the energy that animates our physical body we are more likely to unravel the root causes of our conditions.

When we focus on aligning with higher vibrations of mental peace and emotional acceptance we generally feel better. With attitudes of loving acceptance toward our bodies our ability to welcome and recognize real nourishment increases also.

Physical bodies get nourishment when we love ourselves and enjoy our lives. When we ingest food – and life – with joy – we feed our cells.

Achieving an ongoing connection to health is challenging in our world. Since we are all regularly bombarded with other peoples ideas about what is healthy and what it is not, we often find ourselves with confused energy and shifting states of health.

When we feel wobbly or uncertain we tend to forget this:

You are free to define what health means to you and for you.

Nobody, and I repeat NOBODY – no doctor, parent, spouse or friend – knows what is genuinely healthy or healing for you. You may want to gather information and suggestions from others and then make your own decisions for your own self. Often what appears to be unusual or out of the ordinary may be the most helpful for you.

Here is a good question to consider when you want to generate personal health: How comfortable are you turning away from mainstream thinking to embrace and honor your own unique path of healing?

The physical body is animated from within. When we manage our mental attitudes, care for our emotional happiness and remember who we really are, we strengthen our connection to health. Health is not confined to the physical body.

When I think of someone who exemplifies spiritual health the person who comes to mind for me is Christopher Reeve. Even though he was confined to a wheel chair he demonstrated such grace and offered such inspiration that I cannot help but see a healthy spirit when I bring him into my mind.