Healing – are you using the right tools for the job?

By Kim Knight, Director of the Art of Health, Auckland, New Zealand

If you want your body to stop sending symptoms, then make sure you have the right toolbox of techniques!

Yesterday I decided to take my wooden bedframe apart. The side and centre bars were secured to the bed head and -end with a nut and bolt system. Fishing around in my toolbox, I found an adjustable spanner and started to loosen the first bolt.

Frustration soon set in as it quickly became obvious that the bedmakers had left the bolting of it together to an after-thought. There simply was not enough room to get the spanner into the groove of wood. No matter how hard I tried, the spanner would not fit around the bolt.

The frustration and annoyance continued to build in my body as I realized that I was never going to undo the bolt with that particular spanner. As I sat there on my bedroom floor, the emotion turned to anger and then hopelessness, finally materializing into a mini-tantrum and “why does this always happen to me when there’s no-one around to help?”. Once the tears had subsided, I sat back to consider my options.

A thought popped into my head to see if there were any other spanners in my toolbox. Srummaging around I discovered a slimmer spanner which I then remembered had actually come with the bed, and I returned to the bedroom to give it a try. Voila! No Problem. The new spanner fitted perfectly inside the wooden grooves and within half an hour the job was done.

As this process had been occurring, I had also recognized the parallel this incident had in terms of finding the right tools for healing. If you are looking for ways to get well, you just have to have the right tools. No matter how hard you try or how strong your intention is, if you don’t have the right tools, you’re just not going to get the job done. And that leaves you feeling like you’re hitting your head against a brick wall, which of course is not a pleasant experience.

So how does that translate into finding the right tools to heal the chronic conditions of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress and more – conditions that you may have been experiencing on for years?Because most people do not understand the underlying cause of these problems, they cannot find the right tool to deal with them. If you don’t know that the reason for your lights not working is because a fuse has blown, replacing the light bulb is not going to work.

Hence, sleeping more is not going to solve chronic fatigue, because it is not a lack of sleep that is causing the tiredness.

Telling yourself you will feel better and not to worry will not resolve uncomfortable emotions because feelings are not rational and can never be thought away.

Having weekly relaxation massages whilst maintaining workaholic habits will not reduce stress, because every time you go against your body’s innate needs, it aggrivates the state of stress inside your body.

The key then also understanding that it’s not the symptoms that are the problem. It’s what you are  doing which creates symptoms which is the problem. And until you work that out, the symptoms will keep coming, because they are just doing their job – they are telling you something is wrong and something needs to be done.

So I’m glad to say that Mickel Therapy provides a set of tools to get you well from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety and more. And not just one tool, but a whole complete toolset, all nicely packaged like one of those fancy sets you buy at the hardware store. Whether you are needing a screwdriver, hammer, drill or spanner, you will be given the perfect mix of tools to do the job. Enjoy your house maintenance!

More articles and tips on how to heal from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Stress, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel and Depression

Kim Knight – The Art of Health

It’s an art to keep yourself healthy!

+64 9 833 6553 /   +64 21 410 633

For more information see www.taohealth.co.nz and www.mickeltherapy.co.nz

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