Apr. 20, 2018

Points To Ponder

Healing....a thought to ponder. Stories and parables, I love them and frequently use them to teach. Especially for my grandchildren. It makes the message easier to understand. The lesson I shared today was one of healing. It is a hard lesson to explain to the invincible young. I say to my girl today, "Imagine a green houseplant on your mom's coffee table and your mom sees 2 yellow leaves on the plant and so she cuts them off." The plant looks healthy and new again. "But is it, I say?" Health is about balance and looking at the whole picture. Soon the plant starts to droop, losing a few leaves and is starting to wither away.

Now the puzzle begins. Does the plant need better water? The chlorinated water may not be good for it. Does it need moved? The location not good for it? Is the soil good? Does it have mites, a parasite? Need fertilized with plant vitamins? Is the house harmonious? The path of least resistance is to clip and cut the leaves as they yellow. Possibly moving it to a window sill? Worse case, the plant little by little withers away.

Balance and attention, that is what I share with her. True healing only comes from giving attention to balance. Health is life in balance. "What exactly do you mean, Grandma?" she asks.

My thoughts are my thoughts, I say to her. People and myself included, often take the path of least resistance. I share that if I were to get, let's say, breast cancer. I could have my breast removed, take the treatments, the medicine and like the plant when it had the yellow leaves cut off, I would look healthy again. At least on the outside.

I continue to say that I need balance and to figure out what is a whole healing solution for me.

Location: Like the plant, maybe my location is not good. Am I happy in life? Do I need to do something different? Be someplace else? Have I buried a dream? Am I with someone who doesn't make me happy?

Nourishment: The plant also needed fertilizer. Do I need to improve my diet, adding whole foods and herbs that were put on the earth to heal?

Harmony: They often say plants flourish with good music and by talking to them. So, for me, I say, do I have harmony in my life. Do I love myself? Have I forgiven those that I need to forgive? Am I loved and do I give love? Am I in the right relationship? Do I have faith and nourish my spirit? Are my thoughts good thoughts?

Hydration: The plant needs good water. Do I keep myself hydrated? Am I drinking pure healthy water?

Sunshine: The plant needs light. Everyone needs light, for there is no life within darkness. Do I dance in the sunshine, soaking up natural Vit D? Do I wiggle my toes, barefoot, in the grass, soaking up the negative healing electrons of the earth? For those of you who don't know, that is called "earthing", which has shown to reduce pain, inflammation and give you a sense of well being. Would a sense of well being be a benefit to healing?

Parasites: Parasites can go unnoticed until it is too late and the plant is almost dead. Do I have parasites? In life, our parasites can be physical or they can be the toxic people in our lives. Do I have someone who I allow to keep me from thriving? Does a boss, spouse, friend or family member slowly steal your life force? Do I feel unworthy of a healing?

"Dear grandgirl, you don't throw these thoughts out to those of whom are sick, you pray for them". Do not say "My grandmother said......". I continue to share that she should pray for their healing and for balance and happiness. I finish the conversation with sharing again, that life and health is about balance. Telling her that everyone makes mistakes, live her best life, have faith, don't judge people, and to just do the best than you can do.

I wish is not to offend anyone who may be sick or have breast cancer. I only share life lessons with my grandchildren and express my opinion. I judge no one. I wish and pray for everyone, be well, jonniedee #tsht