Well-being is not a luxury, it’s a must!
Feeling great is your birthright
There has been a surge in wellness services in the last 10 years. The intention of these services is not to fix a pain or problem, but instead of help people feel great in body-mind-spirit. A portion of the population utilizes such services because they have an inherent value around feeling amazing in their body and life. A larger portion of the population doesn’t seem to value such services, typically reporting that such services are a luxury and not a necessity in their life because there is not an imminent life threatening problem staring at them in the face.
The other conundrum is that when people feel relatively good they often don’t realize that they can feel even better. They create a ceiling for themselves that looks like “I’m doing good and this is as good as it gets.” This may be an unconscious script running in their mind as a result of perceived limitations of how good a person can feel. There may also be underlying beliefs about how good they can allow themselves to feel. Some older belief systems conditioned people that it was bad to feel too good, thus capping what feels permissible.
I’m about to tell you what nobody may have told you before – It is your birthright to feel amazing. Not only that, but your body is meant to express full health and you are supposed to feel energized and alive, no matter your age. I’ve met plenty of vibrantly alive 90 year olds in my time.
Lifting your ceiling
From feeling Good to feeling Amazing
If we want to claim our birthright we need to raise our standards on what is possible for our well-being and place greater value of feeling great. Being pain or symptom free does not mean your are well. Having only positive emotions or thoughts does not mean your well. Being well means you experience a sense of joy and bliss being alive in your body and you are actively finding ways to increase your capacity to feel even more amazing.
Why is well-being and feeling amazing so important and not a luxury? One, because when you feel amazing it rubs off on everyone you meet. They start to get a taste of it and start to feel better themselves. By allowing yourself to feel better and better, you heal, and so do others. Two, the energy state that is created in your body when you feel amazing is incompatible with the energy state that creates disease and ill health. Disease thrives is a poor/low energy state. Health thrives in a rich/high energy state.
So you see well-being is not a luxury. We must begin to reframe our thinking and choose better. Instead of focusing on eliminating the “bad” stuff in order to maintain a neutral “baseline” state, we must focus on how we can feel even better (despite the perceived bad stuff), in order to get to a richer, juicier, more alive state. When you prioritize feeling amazing and take action steps towards greater well-being you will begin to see the limitations of your previously perceived ceiling and experience more aliveness and feel great-ness.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, DC, Network Spinal Analysis & Somatorespiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado