Value yourself enough to take care of yourself
How to create change and make better choices
As shocking as this may sound, many people don’t care or value themselves. When you don’t value yourself you make poor choices for your health and your life because you have an underlying belief that it (meaning you) doesn’t really matter anyways.
The fastest way to create change and improve the health of our nation is by getting people to care about themselves enough to take care of themselves. Making sure people know they have something of value to contribute by being alive, and that they are worthy & lovable. When people know their inherent worth and value, just watch how their health improves, how they make better choices that support their vitality and ability to contribute their gifts.
We currently live in a system that thinks medicating and numbing all of our uncomfortable sensations, feelings and thoughts will heal us, when indeed it is the exact opposite. When we numb feeling all the “bad” things we think about ourselves and don’t get the opportunity to feel and disprove them as true. They lurk in the background without any momentum available to create change. You must feel it to heal it! When you start allowing yourself to feel again you begin to realize things (meaning you) aren’t as bad as you originally thought they were.
Benefits of self-love
The benefits of self-love, value, and worth are no small thing. If you want extraordinary health and an amazing life you must get this. This is not new age fluff. It is the real deal. Love is the only thing that will heal you ever. Period.
Think of a time when you first fell in love with someone. Remember how amazing you felt. Everything worked easier and better. What happened in this state is that you allowed yourself to feel love as reflected to you from another. The secret is you don’t need another person to permission yourself to feel this way, you can be your “other” when you see your value and inherent worth.
There is a basic fear in many of us that we are empty inside, that there is nothing special about us and that we have no gifts or talents. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves, learn more things, get more degrees, so that we can prove to ourselves that there is something of value inside of us. Society praises us for this, so our behaviors get reinforced. The problem with this is that after attaining all of this knowledge/skill we still feel empty inside because we haven’t learned the most basic thing of all, which is that just through your mere presence alone you are everything. You don’t need special training or skills for this one. It is simply who you are. You are the energy that animates your body and the universe. That energy is love. It is what/who you are. When you know this you will feel silly ever having believed you were anything else. Your body will heal, your emotions will lighten and your mind will become clear.
The core essence of my mission on this earth is help people remember who and what they are. Nothing is more exciting to me then seeing another gain clarity, find their heart again and heal like crazy.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado