The Three Real Reasons Why We Get Sick
By Rivka Levy
By Rivka Levy
So with that caveat out the way, let's find out the three real reasons why you get sick:
Reason Number 1: You got disconnected from God
When you're disconnected from God, you're simply not getting enough of the Godjuice you need to energize your body and soul. The best, fastest and simplest way to cure this problem is to talk to God regularly, for at least five minutes a day, about anything and everything that's bothering you or upsetting you.
NB: Being connected to God is NOT the same thing as being 'religious'...
Reason Number 2: You need to work on developing good emotional health habits.
Staying emotionally healthy requires us to have, or develop, the following three things:
- Healthy compassion;
- Appropriate accountability; and
- Balanced kindness.
When any of these areas are out of balance - we get sick.
For example, when we're putting everything out there for everyone else, and letting them tread all over us in the process - we get sick. When we only think about ourselves, and act like selfish egotists - we get sick (and we also have no friends... ) That's why healthy compassion is the first prerequisite for spiritual health.
Taking appropriate responsibility for our actions and bad behaviour is the second prerequisite for spiritual health. That means we don't feel permanently guilt-ridden and responsible for everyone and everything; but we also don't act like a shameless, unapologetic jerk.
Lastly, doing too many of the wrong sort of kindnesses can deplete our energy faster than anything else, and make us feel seriously ill. It's not always healthy to help out, and sometimes we need to say 'no'.
When these areas are unbalanced, they can lead to all sorts of negative emotions, which if not identified and properly dealt with, can eventually lead to us developing aphysical illness.
Reason number 3: God uses specific illnesses to encourage us to work on specific issues
It could be a bad habit we need to work on, something in our environment we need to stay away from, an unhealthy attitude, lack of gratitude, or a grudge we just can't let go of. Once we work out the message, the illness often disappears all by itself.
Rivka Levy is the founder of the Jewish Emotional Health Institute (JEMI), promoting God-based holistic healing, and the author of 'The Happy Workshop: an eight week journey to real, lasting happiness.' Visit her at: http://www.jemi.website