Monday, September 29, 2014

It's All In My Head

I'm sure you've all heard that old saying, "It's all in your head".  When people say that, they're indicating that whatever you're thinking or experiencing isn't real.  It only exists in your head.

I'm 63 years old and in relatively good health.  I have a few minor issues.  First, I have the start of glaucoma which is being kept under control with eye drops.  The second thing is my hearing.  I'll be getting hearing aids soon.  Then there's my teeth.  They've been an issue for years.  I'm told I have soft teeth and it's just something I have to live with.

The other day it occurred to me that all my issues are literally in my head.  I found that interesting and kind of funny.  So... are these things real or did I make them happen because I believed what I was told.  I believed that because of family history, these things were inevitable.  Did I just give up and accept it all?  Is there something I could have done to prevent it?  Is there something I could or should be doing now?

I'm a firm believer in having a positive attitude.  I believe that our thoughts, words and actions are creative.  So if you ask me how I'm doing, I usually answer, "Fabulous!"  And I AM fabulous.  After all... It's All In My Head!!!

Love,  Paula

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Art Of Medicine

Most doctors mindlessly prescribe antibiotics even if they won't help.  It seems to be the automatic "go to".  Doctors feel like they've earned their pay.  Patients feel like they've received some help.  Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.  We know now that by over prescribing antibiotics, "super bugs" have been created.  These "bugs" will find a way to survive any medications that are thrown at them

My daughter-in-law has recently been ill.  She went to the doctor.  He never officially called it the flu, but said there was a "bug" going around and it would probably take about two weeks to get through it. He didn't prescribe any medication because he said that wouldn't do any good.  There was no medicine to help this.  He did suggest however, that she take some echinacea and zinc to help build and support her immune system to help her get well sooner.  I L-O-V-E  THAT!  What doctor does that?!!!

 We should all be doing what my daughter-in-law's doctor suggested to her.  We should all constantly be doing things to help build our immune systems like diet, exercise, good nutrition, and supplements. so that when an illness comes up, our bodies have what they need to naturally fight it off.

Voltaire said, "The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."  Let's stop "amusing" ourselves and instead give our bodies what they need to be healthy and strong so that we can live fuller, happier lives.

Love,  Paula

Monday, September 15, 2014

Be An Original

John Mason said, "You were born an original.  Don't die a copy."

WOW!!!  That says a lot, doesn't it?  I often comment that we're all sheep.  We mindlessly follow what everyone else is doing.  We don't stop and really think about what we're doing.  We just follow the leader.  It's easier that way.  It's certainly easier than being different or unique.  It seems like most of us fear being different.  We fear being who we really are.  What if people don't like us?  What if people think we're weird?  If people don't like or accept us once we've shown who we really are, we feel rejected.  Why open ourselves up to that.  It's SO much easier to simply follow the crowd.

Many years ago when I started taking Reiki, it was different.  Where I live, not many people knew about Reiki.  My husband supported the fact that I was a Reiki Practitioner and he loved what Reiki could do... but he didn't really want me to tell anyone what I did.  He was afraid that people would think I was strange, different.   A lot of the Reiki Practitioners that I knew felt the same way.  This is what we do, but nobody else needs to know about it.  My feeling was, if we don't tell people, how are we going to be able to help anyone?  And I am all about helping people if I can.  So of course, I didn't keep what I was doing a secret.  I dared to be different in a world that doesn't easily accept different.

Many years have passed and now Reiki is better known and more accepted.  People are more open to this and many other types of healing modalities.  But if these things weren't ever talked about, we'd be no further ahead now than we were before.  That goes for any new idea.

I believe we ALL have gifts to offer the world.  They come in many different forms.  Please dare to talk about them.  Dare to share them.  Don't be a copy... be an ORIGINAL!!!

Love,  Paula