Holistic Healing is the missing component of our current medical paradigm. You are a multidimensional being with many layers and facets. Dis-ease isn’t just about the body – it’s about so much more.
The “reductionistic” view of illness that our culture maintains isn’t fully helping anyone. In this model, a person is “reduced” to their parts. While these parts are important, they are just parts of the whole. Looking at ALL the parts and their beautiful and complex intricacies and relationships is crucial.
Without looking at something holistically, there’s no way to efficiently, effectively, and sustainably influence change and healing.
Holistic Healing Defined
Merriam-Webster (n.d.) defines “holistic” as “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” Modern society’s approach to health (and to all things, really) is quite compartmentalized. There’s a doctor, bureaucratic office, app, pill, etc. for just about everything. We’ve become all about reduction-ism and subcategories; symptoms and parts.
Why have we shunned and diminished the value of holistic modalities and put them into the category of “alternative” and therefore “less than?” Why are so many people more willing to take a pill than meditate, exercise, or take herbs?
The body is our entry point and the focus of much of our obsession because it’s tangible and therefore, we think it should be easily “fixed” or manipulated at our will. However, there’s a crucially missing factor here – your body and its state for the most part is a reflection of your inner, not-so-tangible realms. The subtle creates the gross.
Physical dis-ease is a manifestation of dis-ease on the emotional, mental, and spiritual body levels. How can any real healthcare system or healing plan provide benefits to its recipients without taking that into consideration? How can recipients of its care learn to take radical self-responsibility and become their own healers without being wholly guided?
Emotional, mental, and spiritual blocks hurt the physical body and prevent us from fully embodying our lives.
In plain, non-woowoo terms, if it pleases you, that old baggage you carry around with you, that old story, the hurts you still hold onto, the resentments you’ve failed to let go of, the cyclical replaying of a scenario you wished you would’ve gone differently, the body-hating – ALL these things change your physiology daily and not for the better.
These subconscious tapes are stuck on repeat. They then drive your emotions, which fuel your behaviors and choices, which may not be the ideal ones and are the reason you may find yourself stuck and repeating the same patterns in your life.
We’re just getting started.
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I’m Devon Ray Battaglia, MS, NC and I am a mentor and catalyst for sensitive, intuitive, empathic women who want to create a life of authentic purpose and joy out of their challenges and traumas. Through empowering women to remember how to trust their bodies, align with Nature and seasonal flow, and leverage their subtle energies, they live their soul's sacred purpose and their sensitivity is honored as a superpower power and divine gift, rather than something to "fix."
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