Are we dealing with the root or just the symptoms of our lives? When we are looking for solutions in our lives, do we really want just to ease away the symptoms or get to the root of the cause?
We all live in a space of stress. And how we choose to deal with it is either getting to the root or just the symptoms. After watching this video I thought this was so profoundly soothing. How often do we say I will just find something to soothe me rather than deal head on with the problem or get to the root?
And it lead me down this path, of realizing we are not our symptoms. But our symptoms are what we pay attention to when they occur.
So are we dealing with the root or the just symptoms?
At what point do we listen to what is really being said?
If my heart is aching, do I just pop another chocolate or sip of wine?
Or do I take the time to find out what my heart needs?
And since as Jay Shetty says, it is our breath that stays with us, as our only constant through our life. Using our breath can also change our lives.
For instance, have you tried this? You know when we get stressed and we take 3 breaths and our bodies become regulated again and full of more ease?
What would it be like if we did the same thing with every time a symptom comes up?We could then deal directly with the root or just the symptoms.
We can take the time to use our breath to heal. And then we take a moment of meditation to find out what this root problem is that is pulling at us.
So let’s try something. Ready?
Find a comfortable place to sit.
Take those wonderful deep 3 breaths.
Let them out slowly.
Feel your body relax.
Now take that breath and place it deep within your heart.
Can you feel it there?
Can you see it ?
When you can see it, send it love.
What color is that love you are sending to your heart?
Now ask your heart what it needs to heal.
I know this might feel a bit uncomfortable if you haven’t done this before. But realize that when we are asking, we will get answers.
And the answer comes in softness. So listen closely and do not discount what you are hearing, OK?
It is just the knowing that as we sit in the stillness, we are able to hear that inner guidance. And then be willing to act on what we hear. Do you think you can do that?
When we get an answer, we then have the choice to look at what needs to happen.
For instance should the answer come back, as, we are needing to let go of something that we have held on to for a long time. That might not sound like what we were looking for. But it is exactly what we need. Letting go. And there in is the root.
But it does correlate with getting to the root or just the symptoms?
Does that make sense? Especially if we are holding on to something that no longer serves us.
So do try this exercise and meditation and see if that helps discern how we get to deal with the root of problems instead of just treating the symptoms.
Slowly take three breaths again and find your center.
Send breath to your center, (around your naval). This is for grounding and understanding.
When you have gotten the information that you need, do thank your body for the gifts it has given. And then in turn make a promise to your body and heart that you are committed to healing the root and no longer the symptom.
Let me know how this works for you please.
And isn’t it a bit of a metaphor for how we are choosing to live our lives?
LIVING IN THE SPACE OF JUST SEEING THE SYMPTOMS
How often, especially in Western Society do we accept that if we have a fever we just have to treat the fever? Yet the fever is just our body saying I am trying to readjust something that is going on.
So if we treat the fever with medication, we no longer let our body do the work it needs to be doing to walk us into full health and healing.
Isn’t that similar at times to how we live our lives?
Its so much easier to throw a band aid on then to find out why the cut happened, isn’t it?
So this is my wish for this day.
Let’s take a moment to see our lives for not the external reactions that are taking place. But look so much deeper into the root of the action.
And I think that takes courage on our part, do you agree?
That rather than just put on a salve we are willing to find that space that truly needs healing. That was we are dealing with the root and not just the symptoms.
To me the added gift of handling life this way, is that we are always being completely and truthfully open to whatever comes our way.
There is no longer a cover up. We are willing to see.
And isn’t that just how we would really want to live?
ALLOWING SPIRIT TO GUIDE US to the root rather than just the symptoms.
When we are willing to really listen, we then are allowing Spirit to guide us. And through this process we learn how to compassionately love our selves to the root.
This is a lifelong journey. A space where we are willing to trust Spirit and the Universe to show us all that we need to know. It is our commitment to our inner truth when we allow this information to flow through us.
It changes our world.
SUMMARY, dealing with the root or just the symptoms
As we go through this journey we call life, we are often confronted with symptoms of discomfort and dis-ease. The dilemma is whether or not we make the choice to discern the root or just treat the symptoms.
By doing meditation and teaching our selves to really hear our inner Spirit guidance, we are able to then get to the root of the problem and find our way to healing.
In this space we change our lives and our hearts.And we have fully opened ourselves up to living in full partnership with Spirit.
Do try this meditation daily and see if you are able to tune in to the beauty of inner guidance. And then be willing to follow up and do what is asked.
Through this process we find comfort and know we are no longer superficially treating our symptoms but instread we are the co creators of our own stellar inner and physical health.
What do you think? Are you willing to try this and explore options ?
I really want to know if this works for you. Or is you have another method ?
Just remember we are not our symptoms, but we are our root heart. Nurture it. For that is what nurtures us, yes? Living in our root or just dealing with the symptoms? How are you with dealing with the root or just the symptoms?
In peace and gratitude and stellar health!
Founder, CEO, success-full-living.com
living one heart-centric moment at a time!