Why Do We Get Sick?
Or more significantly, “Why do I/you have to get sick!?”
If I had a nickel for every time I thought this, I’d be a very wealthy woman today!
I mean seriously, there is nothing worse than being sick. Struggling with serious or even simple acute health issues; whether they are physical, mental or emotional symptoms – all suck. I hate feeling crappy, which is why I try hard to take care of myself on a day to day basis.
I eat clean, mainly organic and as close to nature as possible. I take high quality supplements as I require them, hydrate as needed, exercise, meditate, take time for myself, enjoy quality time with those I love, monitor my thoughts and emotions so I stay balanced and as stress free as possible.
Every time I come down with a serious infection, every time I’ve had a major accident, every time I get stuck deep in unhappy emotions or thoughts… this question comes up; and I’m glad it does. It causes me to constantly search for answers, to compare those answers with how they resonate with my own beliefs at the time and what I want to, or am ready, to do about them.
Life is a journey of self reflection,
realizations, actions and reactions;
hopefully, all based on
conscious self choices.
Simplistically we can look at sickness in two ways.
I said simplistically, because this is not the whole picture; which we will dive into in later blog posts. Hopefully this post will give you a bit of perspective and a starting point to your own whole healing journey in life, as it did me.
Two Main Perspectives on Why We Get Sick:
- “Every illness no matter how big or small, has some significance to your own self healing and evolution.” OR
- “Shit just happens!”
To be honest, I can see both sides and here’s why:
I’ve always been a questioner of everything in life. Even if most of the time it was just in my own head.
This burning desire to know why; has lead me on an incredible journey into understanding myself. As well as, what this life means for me and my own karmic unfolding. What beliefs I hold and why, what thoughts and emotions trigger reactions in me, what my illnesses have meant to my own soul growth and what it takes to recover my health no matter what form it takes.
Is there always a deeper underlying reason behind that simple cough, headache or stubbed toe? Maybe.
Do you need to know this reason, in order to live out your existence with as much health and vitality as possible? No, not necessarily.
We each have our own path to take in life,
whatever you choose to do and follow
IS what is right for you at that time!
So, Why do we get sick?
Sometimes we do just get sick, or just happen to stub our toe.
Often for children, there is a biological reason to get sick. As children grow and mature, they must overcome things, in order to build immunity to it. The life force as well as ones authentic ontic organization aka sense of self; must learn to take control and ownership of its own devices. To build a strong sense of self and authority over ones self. All leading to strong individuals with a solid self worth!
As adults however, sometimes things do just happen. Which have no great significance other than to rally your life force and reintegrate your self integrity.
For example, A few years back I had been to give blood. To have some tests done and it was a significant amount of blood, since I wanted a number of tests run. I was feeling great the day I walked into the clinic. When I left I was feeling definitely weaker over all, but not sick in any way. Jump forward about 5 hours and I was making dinner for my family when a wall of horrible sensations rolled over me. I looked up at my husband who had just come home and said – “I think I’m getting sick!?”
I finished making dinner but felt worse and worse, so climbed into be early. When I woke up in the morning I was full on sick with pneumonia. I literally felt like I had been run over by a cement truck, I could barely function for over a week.
Why did this happen?
As far as I knew, I was eating well, I wasn’t overly stressed or run down, I wasn’t struggling with any kind of emotional or mental stress? It made no sense… other than, I just got sick! My reasoning simply came down to the fact that after dropping a load of blood, my system was a bit low and probably someone in the clinic was carrying pneumonia and I walked right into it. My bodies defences were just not at their optimum to fight it off.
There was no deeper meaning behind why I got pneumonia that time.
However, if I wanted to look deeper I certainly could. Since over the years I’ve struggled with pneumonia. Often at times in my life when I was pushing myself too far. For me, pneumonia hits me when I have been running raged, trying to take on way too many things to please everyone else in my life and I’m overwhelmed, frustrated and rundown by it all. Pneumonia basically knocks me on my ass and says – “lay down, be quiet, rest, sleep… take care of you!”
So maybe this time I really didn’t need that life lesson, but because I was already susceptible to it, this was the one illness my body defaulted too when it was in a weakened state after giving blood.
So, whether you feel the burning desire to know any kind of reason for your illness or you just don’t care; other than the need to get better. That is your choice.
It’s neither right nor wrong, its just what works for you.
In general, my make up is to question why, find the deeper meaning and process that to the best of my ability.
Do I think it makes a difference in the quality and quantity of my life? Absolutely!
Do I do it every time, yes to some degree. But if it really doesn’t seem like there is anything hugely significant, if I don’t really connect with it any deeper than the occurrence, then I let if go, do what I need to do to fix it and move on.
Sometimes, it way simpler to just think – “Shit just happens!” and move on.
So how about you?
What is your perspective on why we get sick?
I’d love to hear your stories and thoughts! Share where ever it resonates with you.
in whole resonant health, have a self inspiring day.
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