According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Cure: “to restore to health, soundness, or normality; to bring about a recovery from; to deal with in a way that eliminates or rectifies”.
Health: “the condition of being sound in mind, body, or spirit; freedom from physical disease or pain; a condition in which someone or something is thriving or doing well”.
Are our human bodies only viewed as black and white? Straight-edged, all-or-nothing, and non-evolving? No! If it were only that easy!
Our body is giving us constant feedback as to what is out of balance in our lives. Are we ignoring it (i.e., pain, digestive issues, injuries, energy, sleep, etc.) and letting it fester over time? Once all the nagging symptoms start to interfere with our ‘everyday routine’, only then do we start to want to fix it. We are diagnosed with something, told you can control it with some medicine, but it will have to be for life. There is no end. There must be no cure. Once you’re medicated, you’re doomed. The ‘cure’ is a pill, which does not fix anything, just numbs the symptoms and diverts them elsewhere.
“Cured” is a term that is danced around because it implies that something is completely fixed. Gone. Can’t come back. What happens if you’re cured? You could get hopeful, but you could feel betrayed if the illness returned. Once you are labeled as “ill”, you are in a state of limbo without there being an endpoint. The diagnosis is now your label in life and it can overtake your identity.
Would we only be claimed as “cured” once we are dead?
Rewind back to when the first time you felt restless or anxious… could this be the cause of your all day migraines? What did we ignore? Is the diagnosis really something that can’t be fixed? I believe that we can learn how to rebalance our body and get it back to where it was before… a state of restored health. Cured.
We change so rapidly; red blood cells are formed every 4 months, white blood cells every 12 months, and skin cells every few weeks. We are literally shedding old skin and trying to rebuild all the time. Think of all the opportunities you have to start shifting the ways it digests food to fuel our muscles, organs, mind…
We are human BEINGS: “the qualities that constitute an existent thing”.
When we exist, it is inevitable that we change; the choices we make direct those changes.
Choose to change. Choose to cure yourself.