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Is YOUR 'Other' Immune System Working?

From: Janardhan
Sent on: Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:04 PM

How strong is your mental immune system?
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Enroute to the mountains of western India, I'm headed for Mt Abu to a 10-day retreat that is a pit spot for the soul where the self is overhauled and the systems are tuned. This retreat has been the backbone of my journey over the past 14 years. Stay tuned for realizations in the mountains.

Meanwhile, enjoy the musings below on understanding the other immune system in you.

Peace & deLight,

Is YOUR 'Other' Immune System Working? Part 1

We live in a strange world where millions, if not billions, are spent on maintaining the health of our bodies while, by comparison, little is spent on the wellness of our being.  While they are intimately connected, 'health' and 'well-being' are different.  Unfortunately, many of us get them mixed up, and only a few seem to recognize that our well-being is primary and physical health is secondary.  Even when we do prioritize the wellness of our being it's often not reflected in the choices and decisions that we make throughout our life.  We tend to be 'busy bodies' while neglecting the serenity of being!
One consequence is we don't seem to realize how much and how often we sabotage our well-being.  This is largely due to an education with a hole in the middle!  That hole is called 'self-understanding'.  No one teaches us how to understand our self, how to think, why we feel what we feel and what impact many of our decisions will have on our well-being.  

Some of the symptoms of an UNWELL being might include - stressed, grumpy, critical, resentful, defensive, resistant, closed, depressed and frequently unhappy for no apparent reason! 

While the signs of a WELL being would probably include - contented, easy, open, warm, accepting, flexible, enthusiastic, upbeat with a sunny attitude regardless of what is occurring. 

Some people have ill health but remain well in their being.  Others have perfect health but are almost always unwell! 

The Root Cause of Illness and Unwellness 
We grow up without being able to recognize exactly what we are feeling beyond crude measures of pleasure or pain, good or bad, high or low.  We grow up without knowing how to be the masters of our own minds and creators of our feelings. We grow up in a state of ignorance about the causes of our stress and unhappiness.  We arrive in adulthood without the ability to recognize how our 'belief systems' are causing all our moments of mental and emotional misery.  All of which ensures we are likely to live unhappily ever after!  While we do find ways to punctuate our gloominess with certain 'stimulations', we won't really notice that most of what we do to be happy is actually going to result in further gloom!  
Having watched our parents and teachers tolerate and even teach us that stress is normal and natural, we take it for granted that suffering is inevitable on the journey of life.  Even when we do realize that all our stress is self-created we become so accustomed to being in our various forms of unhappiness that we believe and think it's just par for the course. 
But now we know!  At least more of us are beginning to know what we need to do to fill the hole, so to speak.  With a few clicks of a mouse, we can instantly access the most comprehensive knowledge of the symptoms and cures of all our physical diseases.  Similarly, we also have immediate access to the most profound insights and deepest wisdom on how to awaken our awareness to the causes of all our moments of dis - ease!  Disease is the 'process' that happens in our body signified by some 'pain'.   Whereas dis-ease are moments in which we all 'suffer' at a mental or emotional level within our consciousness. Disease sabotages our physical health.  We call that an illness of the body.  Dis-ease is a sign we are sabotaging our mental and emotional health.  We could call that the unwellness of the soul.
While the body has a 'built in' immune system to maintain it's healthiness so we, as beings of consciousness, as spirit, also have an immune system that is designed to maintain our wellbeing. However, while our physical immune system is working automatically at every moment of our life, the immune system of the soul has to be consciously activated every day.  
To do that requires that we understand exactly what it is and how it works. Only then can we make our self well, keep our self well and share our wellness with others.  As we do it naturally, it has a beneficial effect on the 'health' of our body as well as the harmony of our relationships.  

Welcome to your 'other' immune system! More on thisnext week.

©  Mike George 2013

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