Faith, Doubt – How do they affect health?
Faith is a strong belief in God or doctrines of a religion and complete trust or confidence in someone or something. (Per Oxford Dictionary.) Doubt is a lack of certainty or lack of conviction of being afraid. (Oxford Dictionary). If a person is sick, they find remedies that they believe will help them be well or the person goes to a doctor that is believed able to help to get well. If a remedy is offered that the person doubts, it will not be used, or if used, won’t be as effective.
Is the remedy what makes the person get well, or is it the belief in the remedy that makes the person open to getting well? Veltheim reflected that our sicknesses can be caused by our rigidness or dogmatic beliefs about life. Our ability to be well depends upon our outlook on life. Do we embrace every moment of life or resist what is happening? If we look at our life as not limited by anything, we can embrace life’s ups and downs as they come. Beliefs can be limiting or they can be empowering. Are we able to see what really is or do we see only what we believe we see?
Wellness very much depends upon our beliefs. If we believe we can get well, then there are lots of possible ways to do so. If we believe we won’t get well, we give up and deteriorate little by little. Body Talk is one way to go on an adventure to heal in the order that the consciousness determines. It is a healthcare that allows the body to determine what needs to be healed first, second and so forth. It works best when the practitioner understands each step of the process. The client gives the practitioner permission to let the body give its signals for the order of healing. With permissions, the faith in the process opens new doors to understanding health.
Bk. The Science and Philosophy of Body Talk by John Veltheim