Losing the battle

How many times have you heard someone say “my friend lost their battle with cancer”? Do you really think it is a battle that must be fought and won? Do you really believe that the body is at war with itself? Because if you do, then you will have a battle on your hands.

There is imbalance certainly, manifesting as dis-ease, but why? Why would this affect your neighbour and not you? Or you and not your neighbour?

According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, only 5% of breast cancer is genetic! Where does the rest come from?

Why are some children born with a predisposition to cancer and other diseases? How far back do we need to go to trace the origins of dis-ease in the body?

‘The Battle with the Self’

Consider the idea that we can actually be in ‘battle’, or conflict with our self.  If we are in a fight to survive we often get caught in the need to ‘do’ something about the problem. Invariably this ‘doing’ is externalised treating only the manifesting symptoms.

If we continue to hold an internally polarised state, a condition where we judge the actions and words of others, or our own actions and words, conflict is inevitable. Judgement is the result of inherited and acquired belief patterns. Being born into this physical world can be understood as a separation from a state of oneness into separation.

We are, physically, the product of the union of our parents, who in turn were the product of the union of their parents. Each generation passing down particular traits and memories.

These traits and memories are like electrical ‘charge’. Inherited or acquired, the charges our expectations and thus how the world appears to us. This charge can also be referred to as karma, the law of cause and effect.

This charge or karma often runs against the wishes and desires of our personality, the part of us that would like life to be easy, fun, trouble free, have everything go our way. The charge can result in self sabotage, undermining our attempts at a peaceful existence. Jung referred to this charge as the ‘shadow’, aspects of the self which we run away from yet which hold, once accepted and integrated, the key to unlocking the door that completes us, make us whole and at peace.

Our inability to understand and accept these shadow aspects give rise to internal conflict. This internal conflict may then manifest as either dis-ease in the body, or struggle, abuse and war if we externalise the issues.

The more highly ‘charged’ we are the more difficult it is to understand this concept. Charge in itself creates a world view which often leads to greater internal conflict, which leads to dis-ease of the physical. If we externalise this conflict, see others to blame for our distress, then wars are inevitable.

When dis-ease shows up in our lives we react and try to control the situation and into battle we go. A battle that is ultimately doomed to failure while the ‘charge’ that lies behind the cause has not been dealt with.

There need be no battle, either internal or external, if we are able to recognise what is happening and why, we are on the road to healing the self and future generations. We are on the road to a more peaceful existence, both internally and externally.

Clearing is a safe and powerful means by which you can take the first step, no matter how much ‘charge’ you have inherited.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu

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