Oh boy, here we go again. Another news blitz about a flu bug. What are we going to do about this one… lock the doors and windows, cancel our calendars, stay inside and watch CNN while consuming copious amounts of emergen c?
Now a little emergen c is fine. I recommend it to clients all the time. But the above scenario does NOT sound like fun. It sounds like fear.
What is fear? False Evidence Appearing Real. In my opinion, the most important thing FDR ever said was “Only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” And we need to remember that right now. Why?
Because there are always going to be bugs in the outer world. There’s nothing we can do to control that, at all. So let it go.
Let. it. Go.
Now, let’s focus on what we CAN do. I’m a CAN-DO kinda gal, so here we go.
What we CAN DO is control our inner world… that’s one world where we have TOTAL dominion. Did you catch that word, dominion? it’s a very powerful word. Check it out:
Merriam-Webster defines dominion as having sovereign authority. Wow. I like that.
So let’s review. Outer world: zero control. Inner world: sovereign authority. Where do you want to put your focus? I know where I’m going!
If we want health — which connects to peace, peace to joy, joy to happiness and happiness to abundance — we can only get it one way: by aligning our conscious mind with the tools we have to take responsibility for our health. What does that mean? We are given a mind, a body and a spirit to use in whatever ways we see fit. If we use our powers of discernment, discipline and fortitude we can make choices each day that will strengthen our immune systems instead of tearing it down.
Remember, whether it’s a bacteria, a virus or a cancer cell — it cannot take hold where there is no opportunity. The catch is, no one can do it for us. No doctor, lawyer, minister, friend, lover, co-worker, family member. We have to do it for ourselves, and it’s in the choices we make each day.
Learn how to cultivate your immunity, strike a balance, and then enjoy your life. It is that simple. (For more specifics on how to cultivate immunity please read the April 23 post.).
In the meantime, here are a few simple ways you can start to strengthen your overall well being right now:
1. Turn off your television. If you want information about minimizing your risk of exposure, go to the CDC website and learn the facts from a neutral source instead of the more sensationalized version. This is an important step in eliminating fear and controlling your thoughts.
2. Always wash your hands and carry hand sanitizer. If you’ve ever worked in a hospital you know there are purell dispensers everywhere — when you can’t wash your hands, using hand sanitizer is the simplest way to prevent the spread of any kind of germs and should be done as a matter of practice anyway.
3. Take a good probiotic. The best way to kill bacteria and viruses if they are in your system is to have your own army at-the-ready. A good probiotic will always keep you in good standing.
Make choices that will strengthen who you are, not tear you down.
The Swine Flu is no different than any other germ that is floating around in space. Use your power to be strong and build your immunity so there will be no opportunity for it to take hold. You will have no reason to fear the Swine Flu or any other flu. It simply won’t be possible.
As we say in Ayurveda, all healing happens in the mind, because the mind is where we make choices about our behavior. So we start today by controlling our thoughts. Remember, the mind controls the body, the spirit controls the mind.
Take your power, take dominion over your world.
Peace and Blessings.