Another flu season has appeared and numerous people are "catching" the flu. The change in seasons are well known for change in tempature, and how you do things in your day. Before the season changes, you are well adapted to the tempatures, highs and lows, and now, there is something different in the atmosphere. I hear a lot of talk in the winter months of people being careful not to "catch" anything, and they become more concerned with health and well being. This is all good for the body to help it cope and stay strong, yet some of you only work on protecting the body from outside ailments by looking at outside interventions and treatments.

I am not saying to stop doing these things, in fact the opposite, I will always tell people to work on their health, the difference is, I will share other components to add to the regime of health. The main part of any dis-ease is the mind, the thoughts, where are your thoughts daily? When I begin to hear of the common cold inflicting itself into the body, I first notice that the ones inflicted are either, stressed, rundown, or busy in their day, I am including myself here. I personally only "catch" a cold when I am run down, tired, stressed and have spent too much time worrying and thinking about life, work, and others.

A busy mind can drain the energy of the body, and how this looks is a weakened constitution, have you noticed when you are busy in your mind, either thinking and stressing too much about something or even trying to study and take in too much information at one time, you begin to feel tired, and dont get enough sleep, then you feel deprived of a good nights sleep and each day starts to compound upon the other. Before you know it the first signs appear within the body that its not quite right, but you still power on trying to continue and ignore the subtle body issues. This is what I call the first port of call for any ailment, and can be used to begin to shift the energy out of the subtle energy systems before it attaches to the deeper energy structures of the physical body.  This might seem very odd or technical, but I assure you it is a simple formula to understand before you become sick.

 Lets look at 10 people sitting in a room, one person has a severe head cold, coughing and sneezing and no windows open in the room. Now this surely would be the downfall for everyone to "catch" the cold, yet surveys have proven that maybe only 3/10 people "catch" the cold in the room. If you were to look at where your thoughts were and how healthy your mind body and spirit were when you are in that room, you would know for yourself the Why? you "caught" the cold, or Why? you didnt "catch" the cold. For those of you reading my blog I know that you will understand where I am coming from when I talk of energy and thoughts draining your energy.

Lets look at this differently now, the physical body is surrounded by an energy called an Aura, when you are feeling great, and have lots of energy, peaceful and not stressed, your aura is bright, strong and full. When you are stressed, tired, thinking too much, your aura shifts and matches what you are feeling. So if you feel depleted, then your aura will be depleted and not as strong. This is when outside ailments as viruses and common cold can move into your aura and eventually attach itself to the body. When these are not cleared from the first port of call, the first initial stage of unsettled energy then they attach and the cycle has to complete its movement through the body. You can lessen the severity by looking after yourself, but you cant actually stop the cycle once it has begun.

If you dont want to be afflicted with any ailments in the body, then look at yourself as a whole particle not just a segment. Work on the mind and pay attention to your thoughts, what are they saying, how do they make you feel and can you have a moment of peace within the mind. There are numerous techniques to use that help clear the mind, for myself, meditation has been my healer as I surrender, and let go within meditation. click here to find out more Also to question your thoughts can be very liberating and calming.  One of the most profound tools to use when clearing the mind is The Work of Byron Katie Click here to find out more

Lets look at the body, so many choices, and not everything will suit everyone, I can only share my experience here, and for me it is eating healthy,whatever that looks like for me, being mindful of how my body is feeling, walking is a great part of my regime for a healthy body. Also drinking plenty of  water each day, again this varies for me and others. I look at so many things we are told not to eat, and then years later being told we can eat it. Because I am not a health practitioner as such, I cant comment too much on what to do and what not to do for a healthy body. I trust that as you look deeper into yourself as a whole you will become intune with your mind body and spirit, and begin to make better choices for yourself.

The Spirit, for most of you is the last part you connect to, yet it is the first part that becomes aware of subtle change. The spirit is the part that has embodied into the physical body. It is who you are and is waiting for the part of you that has disconnected from itself to return and connect within once more. When this connection is made daily, you open to an existence that incorporates the whole of who you are, then the mind, body and spirit compliment each other to work in unison and harmony to create a healthy, mind, body and spirit.

Enjoy the season as you look at life through the eyes of wholeness

Love & Blessings

Caroline Byrd