Sometimes we hear people talk about fighting cancer or some other serious disease. What is really happening there is fighting mortality. That is the fight-or-flight response to stress. It holds no healing, only the potential for a temporary victory.
The mindset of fighting actives the sympathetic nervous system. Healing and recovery is mediated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
At this point in human evolution our immune systems seem programmed by default for this fight-or-flight consciousness to fight disease (foreign invaders – germs or proteins). They’re called fighter cells for a good reason. Because we cannot flee what is within our own bodies (or subconscious), the other survival option is to pick out what to fight.
There is another option
We can choose to transcend this fear-based survival response with an intention of peaceful, wholesome balance. Balance is the state where all particulars are allowed their normal healthy place and quantities. We let go of the killing consciousness for one that allows health and well being to spring from peace and balance. Otherwise we are literally fighting within ourselves. Balance means blood and energy flow is restored through blocked areas. Our eliminative systems can remove diseased cells and tissues before the problem spreads. That is what they are are designed to do.
Hasn’t the ‘killing’ consciousness gone far enough?
Pain syndromes and reliance on pain killers is rampant in modern society. Super-germs have been created, literally incubated in hospitals because of over-use of antibiotics. Clearly these ‘killing’ devices, while offering temporary relief, are not creating health and well being.
Auto-immune diseases are probably a signal in our society that our fighting response to disease has gone too far. Once a set of outside germs or proteins comes in, they are part of me, within my biology. To have so many things to fight to survive means chaos. Eventually the body is unable to distinguish friend from foe and to have a moderate response to a moderate issue. The body’s fight response can keep us in constant inflammation and stress over the slightest anomaly and even attack essential structures and tissues. The body is willing to attack itself merely to survive.
Peace, be still
To create healing is to create internal peace through a new understanding of cellular intra-communication guided by conscious intention and habit. Peace, be still is a verbal expression of homeostasis — balance — if we are patient enough for this affirmation to reteach our cells and systems. It could take months or years, but they will learn. They want to. They serve us. They are the “we” that is our biological self. But they are guided by the consciousness we take in, the consciousness bits (beliefs) we inherit, absorb, collect, and allow (subconsciously) — or the one we enact intentionally: Peace, be still. Then let go like you’ve never let go before until peace saturates your entire being. (This is usually called meditation.)
This makes every effort at health more effective. We are no longer fighting against ourselves.
They key seems to be to persist with such a healing intention like a mantra that overrides all else until total harmony prevails. I know that state of being. I accomplished it over 20 years ago, but did not maintain it. That is the challenge of mastery, to remain powered by Peace and Love from the inside.
What do we have to lose?
We could also ask What do I have to gain by remaining dis-eased within myself? Usually it is to gain some kind of sympathy (love) we feel unable to ask for or that we were never given while growing up. Is that really worth it when we can totally accept and love ourselves and learn to command healing within?
Even if I have a disease far progressed into something fatal, do I want to spend the remainder of my time in fear, anger, denial, fighting something, fighting what “it” is doing to me? Or would I rather consciously return to Love-Joy-Peace? If I must have help in my dis-ease wouldn’t it be better to let others care for me, to touch me with their love and desires for healing if I am unable?
There is always healing. Even a body in a state of physical disease can house a consciousness of Love-Joy-Peace. Sometimes the first step to healing is letting go of the battle. Then we can begin to relax and feel again — feel at peace with our bodies, feel friendly to life, even Love it all again and realize we were in charge the whole time — through choice upon choice.