What is a health opportunity? It sounds kind of weird right? Usually we say we have a health challenge, we don’t usually see it as an opportunity. And if we dive deeper, how does the word “opportunity” apply to a health event?
I came across this idea when I was at OHI (Optimum Health Institute). The way they see it, if something enters our life, that may not be the ideal health situation, let’s look at it as an opportunity to grow and change. This means, we ask ourselves, what are the changes I can make in my life to resolve this health thing? Maybe there are areas I’ve neglected in my life which have led me to this opportunity.
Some areas we can look into to get answers can be directed at our nutrition, emotional health, our spiritual connections and our physical well being. The reality is that our bodies are truly miraculous creations and if they are treated well, they thrive. Disease and illness don’t exist. But the thing is, in our current world, we’ve been subjected to harmful things that negatively impact the above areas I mention. And the reality is that we would have to be invincible to not let anything impact our emotional and physical states. As a result, we have lovely health opportunities to redirect us back to our authentic, beautiful beings. And that journey doesn’t necessarily include rainbows and butterflies. Usually the path is thorny and painful. But we all know, that’s what makes us change.
Another idea around calling them an opportunity versus a challenge is that it changes the energy in our body. We stop claiming it as a challenge and create a more positive approach. When we say “I have a tumor” our bodies attach to that idea and want to keep it. So if we can change the way we talk and think about it, we can change the outcome.
I’ve mentioned my health journey and the place it took me and man it was a dark place. It sucked. Sucked doesn’t even do it justice. But you know what? I needed it to happen because I needed to see what was lacking in my life. And for me, all 3 areas were suffering (emotional, physical and spiritual). It wasn’t always like that but over time, all areas needed major overhauls.
I make a choice everyday to work on myself and some days are better than others and some days offer me more opportunities to grow haha.
I’ve learned if I work out 5x a week, and don’t eat the best diet, I can’t expect to feel great. I’ve learned if I don’t work out and don’t try to mediate or connect to something greater to myself on a daily basis, I’ll eventually start to feel more anxious and fearful.
It’s important to take notes and observe what works for you and what doesn’t. We’re all human just trying to do our best, and it’s okay to not have all the answers. None of us have the answers. So let’s support one another and be kind. Love is always the answer.
Spread the love, now, today and always.