True wellness is a state of physical, mental and emotional well-being. When we are living in balance physically, mentally and spiritually we feel well.
When we are not in a state of wellness it is dis-ease. Our body cries out with symptoms. These symptoms are not meant to be suppressed. Our bodies are wise and know what we need, if we will take time to listen.
We could take lessons from traditional cultures in the ways of healing. Unfortunately, many of us in our modern culture are taught to suppress the symptoms and chase after the new trends. Some women are running from doctor to doctor seeking validation and answers to what ails them.
The answer that many western doctors tend to offer is simply a band-aid of a prescription drug which suppresses symptoms or surgery to attempt removal of the problem instead of getting to the root of an issue.
If symptoms are our body’s way of crying out for help maybe we could listen. If we will take the time to slow down, listen, nurture and nourish ourselves wisely we can find answers. Only when the root cause is found and tended to will true healing take place. Our modern lifestyles have us living in ways that are out of harmony with nature in many aspects.
Women today are taking on more responsibility without taking the time to nourish and nurture their well-being. Women keep going without saying no to the things that are making life so out of balance. Many suffer in silence when their relationships, body, mind, spirit and total well-being suffer immensely.
Many women, their children and partners do not feel well but continue to go through life thinking this must be the way we are supposed to feel. We are manipulated into reaching for the next thing to remove the suffering which does not end until changes are made and the true underlying cause is found.
Women today are experiencing various imbalances brought about by modern living. Adrenal fatigue, mood-behavior disorders, digestion issues, obesity, alcoholism-addictions, depression, blood sugar imbalances, autoimmune illnesses and much more are typical with women.
There is hope for any of these situations if we will empower ourselves to make changes in our lives and get to the root causes.
In traditional societies women were honored. The women would come together frequently and support one another. The women were in tune with the seasons, nature, one another, their children and most importantly their internal rhythm. They knew how and when to nourish or nurture themselves. They had the support of their village.
By integrating traditional wisdom with modern ways we have the power to take responsibility for our health and well-being. The power to live a life of balance and wellness is in the hands of women. Once women remember how to nourish themselves fully again, live harmoniously with their internal rhythm and the earth we take back our power to experience wellness.
….we are ultimately responsible for our own health and that it is up to us to take that responsibility seriously and not simply entrust it to others who claim to have the answers but have their own agenda. No one will ever be more invested in your mental or physical health than you.~ Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body Primal Mind