What are your boundaries? What flips you over into la-la land? What is a step too far? Which things would you not do? What crosses your line and goes into territory that you are uncomfortable with? These are interesting questions and I’m gonna spend a few minutes discussing this concept:
What do I mean? Let’s get some examples going here: I mean taking herbs to kill parasites. Parasites in humans is pretty wacky and certainly not mainstream. Bowel cleansing? People do not like talking about bums! Taboo subject! And cleaning the liver with a liver flush? Speak to a regular doctor and they will laugh in your face. Ditto cleaning the kidneys with herbs. Drinking apple cider vinegar to combat digestive troubles? Sounds wrong eh! Fasting? Is that for freaks?
What about muscle testing? That is very odd. Something you have to experience first hand in order to believe. Would you take Chinese medicine? Or do you think it’s not for you? Billions of people do! What about aromatherapy? Or massage? Or reflexology? Or that your diet is such a massive deal to your health? That cancer is curable using herbs? What about homeopathy?
And what about energy healing? This is well into the twilight zone. Reiki which uses universal energy to heal the body? Or hands-on-healing? Or channelling strange beings from different dimensions? Is praying to God for healing acceptable and normal to you? Is mediation within your boundaries? Would you ever go see a holy man that can heal with the touch of his hands?
When I first started learning about health and how to get better I didn’t know anything. I came into this with a clean and blank slate. My ignorance in all things health was total and made virtually everything wacky to me, but I was double-ill and I had to broaden my horizons or die. I guess that sounds melodramatic, but thinking about it: it’s true. I had to look outside the box and approach things differently because the things I had been doing had not worked and I was going down hill rapidly.
I was chatting with my cousin a couple of weeks ago and we discovered we had a lot of mutual interests in healing. We discussed some of the things we’d been doing to help ourselves. When we got on to some iffy subjects his reaction was:
“Whoa! No way! That crosses my line. That’s too freaky and I’m uncomfortable with that idea.”
“Do you know anything about Reiki? Anything about energy healing?”
“No, but that’s too freaky for me.”
And that got me thinking. Why do we think like that? Why do we automatically assume something is wrong or bad when we know nothing about it?
And then the next question I asked myself was: why do I think these things are OK? Of all the above examples, none of the cross my line into: “No, I would not do them.” Why do I accept them as, well acceptable?
Well the reason I accept all these funky and strange concepts is because I have read up and researched each topic. I have tried everything. I have tried all the herbs, all the protocols, all the energy healing: everything. I am a man of action. I try and leave no-stone-unturned in my quest for better health. I don’t let my ignorance hinder my quest to better health. I try not to have any pre-conceived ideas, and try to keep an open mind. If I hear of some new something, I check it out, read up and research it. Once I learn about something, the knowledge de-mystifies it, takes the ‘freak’ away and honestly just makes me keen an eager to test the new idea out. I love trying new things out: always so exciting!
Obviously at first things were freaky and weird, but now, six years down the line, after multiple actions to help myself; I don’t think any of them weird. I think they are all really cool and excellent ways to help myself be better. All wonderful ways to undo some of the harm the mercury has inflicted upon me.
I would say it’s all about education. It all comes down to what we are familiar with. What we have tried. And my experience is that all these funky ideas, they all help in their own weird and wonderful ways.
So if you hear of something new, something leftfield; don’t immediately disregard it. If you hear yourself saying “it’s not for me” for no apparent reason, try and remember it’s just your inbuilt caution hold you back. I’ve had great fun learning about and experiencing all the wonderful ways there are to heal.
I have been trying to think of something that crosses my line into freaks-ville and only a few things spring to mind:
Colloidal silver is one. It’s mental to take a heavy metal to try and cure oneself. I don’t care what people say: It’s totally and utterly crazy to willingly ingest heavy metals. Heavy metals kill life, including you!
Chemotherapy sends shivers down my spine. Imagine poisoning yourself to cure yourself? Doesn’t seem even remotely right. Hopefully I will never have to consider such an option.
Now I have learnt so much I guess I am twisted around the opposite way: Western medical practice freaks me out! LOL!
That’s all folks!