Beliefs about health run rampant in our culture, and many of us unconsciously adopt the health-related beliefs of others, including well-meaning family, friends, and (especially) experts. Take aging: many experts will warn you to expect a decline in the abilities of your future body. Yet, none of their “hard facts” need to apply to you. As the Source of your beliefs and your reality you decide how your body will change over time. When you find yourself stating negative beliefs about your own aging process ask yourself, “Am I being truly deliberate about my health, or am I acting out a script that someone else has written?”
For instance, we recently chose to focus on the belief that “anything is possible.” We felt this
left ample space for miracles in our lives. A few months ago we acknowledged that it could be possible for an adult to grow taller. We started an exercise program that included the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation (five simple Yoga toning and stretching exercises). After six months, we measured ourselves and noticed that we had both grown an inch taller!
In the same way, the beliefs we hold about life will have a profound effect on how we experience others in the world. If we envision life as a race to climb to a mountaintop, then we may try to win by pushing others out of our way. This behavior incites others to knock us down in retaliation (sound familiar?). In this worldview, few (if any) will finish the race and reach the top. On the other hand, if we envision life as a journey on a riverboat, we can enjoy each other’s company, share, and assist others along the way. When we act compassionately in the service of others we bring joy to others and ourselves—creating Heaven here on Earth. Neale Donald Walsch suggests in his book, Communion with God, that we abandon the game of right and wrong, of winners and losers and realize that we can all win. He writes that people often get caught in the “illusion of superiority”—when we find a way of life that works for us, we tend to regard all other ways as inferior. This illusion separates us from others and leads to competitive behavior.
Each of us has our own path and Walsch writes that we would do well to remember that, “Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.” (Think of how this simple statement could move us in the direction of world peace).
We’ve designed the Holistic Networker and the WellnessExpo to make you aware of a broad spectrum of health and lifestyle options. Use your intuitive guidance to choose what feels best for you. We intend to inspire you to live your life from the highest vision you can imagine for yourself and for the world.
Tony & Felicia
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.