There are many different aspects of health.  The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as: woman in a heart of good food

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”  World Health Organization

Many look at three broad general aspects of being ness:  body, mind and spirit…

I would suggest we need to look at much more…

  • Energetic
  • Spiritual
  • Psychological
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Social
  • Occupational/Career
  • Environmental

We all know that everything has an energetic field to it.  Whether we are looking at atoms, molecules, compounds, organelles, cells, tissues, organs or our whole system – each component has its own vibrational frequency and contributes to the whole energetic field.  Your energetic field needs to flow without static, wholes, or knots

Your spiritual beliefs contribute to your fears; your purpose for being; drive your questions.  Whether you live in congruency with your beliefs impacts on your health.

Your underlying psychological life themes; coping mechanisms; value systems; morals and values hopefully are congruent with your spiritual beliefs.

Your intellectual development may be more right or left hemisphere dominant or you may have developed a bihemisphericity.  Most people develop their intellectual capacity till about the age of 17 – 20 years of age, then spend the rest of their lives accumulating knowledge at that stage.  Others, continue to develop their intellectual capacity throughout their lives.

Your emotional development/emotional intelligence allows you have to have emotions without determining the emotion as negative or positive OR determining the self for having the emotion as good or bad.  Further, emotional development allows you to be able to recognize your emotions; express your emotions effectively; and determine when the emotions should be a part of a decision making process or not.

Your physical health has to do with the whole body, ie., including the brain.  The health of the gut – which although it is a channel that goes from your mouth to your rectum – it is actually out of the body.  In order for your body to be able to absorb the nutrients it needs and eliminate the toxins it needs to, the gut has to be healthy… when the gut is healthy, the immune system is healthy (90%)of the immune system is in the gut.  When the gut and the immune system are healthy – the rest of the physical being is supported.

The sexual system also needs to be healthy as the reproductive hormones are involved in a variety of different functions besides reproduction.  For instance, estrogens also:

  • accelerate metabolism
  • increase fat stores
  • stimulate endometrial & uterine growth
  • reduce bone reabsorption/increase bone formation
  • increase liver production of binding proteins

If your sexual life is full and vibrant and loving it will support many other aspect of your life as well.  When your sexual/romantic life is challenged, hurtful, frustrated – this too will overlap into the rest of your life.

Your social system also needs to be healthy.  As they say – you end up reflecting the 5 people you spend the most time with.  Therefore, you want to choose wisely the people you keep the closest.

In consideration of the fact that we spend the majority of our time doing our : career, profession, or employment.  Therefore, we want to make sure that that time is spent wisely.  Hopefully, working in a healthy environment (vs a toxic environment); that we are living our passion – when work is an ordeal is strains the health of the whole system; but if it is our passion – our work ignites our whole system.

Finally, we need a healthy environment.  If we live in a toxic environment – whether it is due to the toxins we clean our bodies & our homes with; or whether it is the toxic air we breathe; the toxic water we drink; the toxic soil we grow our foods in – all contribute to the benefit OR the detriment of our health.

When we start taking care of all aspects of our being ness…then true health will develop.  For most, to take care of all of these components at once can be overwhelming….so take one component at a time and work it…when it becomes automatic and natural, introduce the next component.

Be responsible, do your research, find a good health practitioner.

Here’s to your health!

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