What did you pay or sacrifice to get this magnificent machine? Nothing!
We human beings are funny creatures we don’t handle welfare very “well”. It’s our nature not to appreciate or value that for which we have not struggled and paid a price. Many a wealthy parent has learned a painfully harsh lesson of disrespect from children who were GIVEN too much that they were not required to work for and earn.
There are two ways to get a Corvette stingray. (The true American sports car) Inherit the money to buy one. Or study and learn about the car, decide what you are excited and emotionally invested in doing with it and understand the importance of the dreams and desires it will fulfill in your life. Then work hard and do whatever it takes to come up with the funds to buy one.
Question: Which of the above, originally perfect, sports cars is most likely to be so well appreciated, taken care of and functioning at its peak performance capability for the longest period of time?
Answer: the best cared for will probably be the one that took the most effort and commitment to get.
Three ways to gain appreciation for your “free” body. Number one be born with a illness or handicap. (Where you can observe and gain appreciation for what others have that you don’t) Or have a near death experience. (Forcing you to rethink the possible loss of this magnificent gift.) Or Study and learn about your body, decide what you are excited and emotionally invested in doing with it and understand the importance of the dreams and desires it will fulfill in your life.
Note: True appreciation of the gift, we have received, of this magnificent bio machine, is what causes some folks to truly care for, maintain and properly fuel their bodies. (Just like a cherished and appreciated fine sports car)
Unfortunately, until most of us are threatened with losing some function of the body or its appearance is not what we would like, we treat our bodies like the owner of a “demolition derby junker automobile”. We do no maintenance. We ignore damage warnings. (Pain and malfunctions) We do temporary fix-it jobs. (Antacids, painkillers, pills for stress and energy drinks) When we break badly enough so we can’t keep chugging along we, like the junk car owner, bring in the mechanic (the doctor) to fix us and if the damage is too bad we ask him to do whatever it takes to get just a little more use out of that old “worn out” machine.
It’s reasonable to assume that keeping or regaining health is important to you since you’re studying this section. If you remember the concept of “what you give your attention to is what you create in your life”, then you will understand the importance of applying the Guardian Code to your health concerns and desires.
I understand that some of the most difficult outcomes (goals) to set are those dealing with illness, disability and pain because health issues are right there in your face screaming that they are real 24 hours a day. In this area of concern it is most important to understand that the Guardian code system of deciding outcomes and emotionally daydreaming them as though they have already occurred is difficult for many of us to wrap our heads around.
It’s important to remember that the daydreams do not fix or cure anything. They do however, attract (magnetize you to) the teachers who will appear to guide you on the path to wellness. Anytime you run into a “roadblock” on your path, such as money, selection of procedure or choice of method, simply set another outcome (goal) for that issue and the teachers will continue to appear. The system always works but it is dependent on your determination to focus totally on your outcome (creation) and never give attention to discouragement that you’re still sick (un-creation).
The most important decision in all health matters is to assume total responsibility for your wellness and realize, as stated earlier, that you have the greatest vested interest in your health. Don’t give away your power to anyone. If you didn’t have the power to create your perfect future there would be no justice in the universe. But also remember that what you “think” is the best solution for you may not “be” the best solution for who you can become. Oftentimes the greatest life challenges are “the refiners fire” which create the most magnificent human beings. (This is proven by many of the “great souls” who have walked before us and are with us.)
So, you see, Your Health Is Not a Spectator Sport where you can sit back in a lawn chair sipping a mint julep watching to see if someone else will rise to the challenge of fixing you. Your illness, it may be true, that “It’s Not Your Fault” (as the book title states), but who has the greatest vested interests in taking “responsibility” for your well being? The beautiful promise of understanding the Guardian Code is that you have the power to be the best YOU possible.
Until next time, may you have the peaceful and charmed life that you deserve.