Without your health, the rest of your life is hard to do. Chronic diseases are on the rise, so it appears that, as a society, what we are doing to stay or get healthy is lagging behind the forces that would wear us down. Staying healthy is getting more and more challenging. What’s a person do?
I have a radical answer. Most health pundits think the answer is to change your lifestyle. But like one caveman said to the other, “I don’t get it. Everything we eat is organic, our air and water is clean, we live in a supportive, tight-knit community and get plenty of exercise, yet we only live to 35.” So, while lifestyle is very important, it is clearly not the whole answer. I know many people who eat impeccably, do yoga, meditate…all the good things…yet still suffer from chronic fatigue or chronic pain.
My answer? We all have inside of us an aspect who knows how to be healthy. What if you could listen to that part and do what it said any time you needed to? Many of the great healing stories in our culture are of people doing just that (Norman Cousins, Louise Hay, Evy McDonald, Byron Katie, Terri Wahls to name a few). If there were a set of skills that you could learn and practice that reliably put you in touch with that part of yourself, would you practice them?
It turns out that there is just such a set of skills: The Seven Tools of Healing. For many years now, I’ve been using CranioSacral therapy to help people listen to their bodies on deep levels. Through that process, many of them connect with their deep inner wisdom. The Seven Tools came from watching how people’s inner wisdom helped them solve their life challenges, including their health. But it turns out they are a two-way street: on one hand, when you connect with your inner wisdom, it coaches you to practice the Seven Tools; on the other hand, practicing the tools helps you connect with your inner wisdom.
When you practice a skill, you generally get better at it. As you get better at it, what you are just naturally able to do increases. Since health is so important, why not practice a set of skills that allows you to get better at health? Learn the Seven Tools, practice them, find and keep your health. Then you will have that foundation upon which to build the rest of your life.
The Seven Tools of Healing: Unlock Your Inner Wisdom and Live the Life Your Soul Desires is now available from https://www.balboapress.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-001154036 and Amazon and Barns & Noble. More classes and information about the Seven Tools can be found at www.the7tools.com.