Monday, May 13, 2013

Don't Let Stress Make You Sick



Did you know that illness isn't primarily caused by germs floating in the air or some hereditary disposition , but by stress? A report from Stanford University study states that 95% of all illness was caused by stress.

I'd say, that's a pretty high percentage – especially since we can and do have some control over how
much stress we allow into our lives.

I know – it's tough today. Worry over the economy, worry over world affairs, worry over terrorism – worry, worry, worry. And then on top of that we worry about our families – and of course our own health and finances. 

We have two avenues to reduce the stress in our own lives. One is our own mind power. We can make the conscious choice to think about good things instead of bad things. We can feel gratitude for the people we love, the good work we do, the activities we enjoy, etc. 

But yes, I know. It can be hard to turn your thoughts to the good when you're so worried. Dr. Bach's flower remedies can help get you into a balanced state where you CAN turn your thoughts toward good things.

Normally, I'd think that a generalized stress should be treated with
Feel5ive, because it has helped me through so many difficult situations. But this ongoing climate of stress could trigger an intensification of other energy imbalances. These should be treated before they lead to illness.

For instance, a person in the negative Aspen state already deals with uneasiness and fears that take no concrete shape. The uncertainty in today's world could serve to intensify these fears.

The negative Beech state, in which a person disapproves of and blames everything and everyone around him, has a tendency to cause digestive illness. Now, at a time when even formerly tolerant individuals are pointing fingers at everyone from politicians to corporate executives, this kind of illness could become common.

To ward off stress-induced illness during these unsettling times, I think we should all either
take the FeelBach! questionnaire, or study the qualities of each of the 38 Bach Flower Essences. Then we should take steps to keep ourselves healthy and stress-free.

After all, we can't individually "fix" the world - but we can individually care for ourselves and do all in our power to remain healthy.
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