• Cynthia McCarthy

5 "Outside the Box" Ways to Boost Your Health

Updated: Mar 10

The human body is a miracle. It always has been. Science no longer denies the mind, body, spirit connection with regard to our health. So, if in the midst of all this quarantine, curve flattening, Covid-19, Corona virus “stuff,” you’d like some alternative, holistic, spiritual ways to support your health and well being, here are five of my favorites:

We all know the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.” It’s true! Joy is an emotion that actually boosts the immune system. Why is this? Because the better we feel, the more aligned we are with Spirit. Esther and Jerry Hicks created an emotional guidance scale in their work with the law of attraction. Joy is the highest emotion on the scale. Sometimes it takes conscious effort to raise your vibration to the level of joy, but it is worth it for our own harmony and wellbeing. Seek out and find the things that make you laugh and bring you joy! My favorites include: listening to stand up comedy, watching old sitcoms, and playing with my silly jack russell. Learn more from the original text: Ask and It is Given and in this great Gabby Berstein article about the emotional guidance scale.

We know that holding on to resentment, anger, and unresolved conflict can negatively affect our physical health. That’s why it’s so important to make a conscious decision to let go of negative feelings before they affect our heart rate, blood pressure, and immune response. Forgiveness is an active process that can involve so many things, like talking, journaling, praying, reflecting, releasing, etc. Whom do you need to forgive? What steps can you take to work through your feelings? Learn more from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

People have long used meditation as part of their spiritual practice to improve and maintain health and wellness. Some meditations are recorded at certain hz frequencies, and those frequencies have been shown to correlate to various body systems, chakras, energy types, and emotions. According to the Nature Healing Society, “The solfeggio frequencies are part of the olden six-tone scale believed to have incorporated scared music, inclusive of the famous and beautiful Gregorian Chants. The unique tones and chants are found to impart spiritual blessings when they are played harmoniously. Every solfeggio tone comprises frequencies necessary for balancing energy, keeping the spirit, mind, and body in a perfect form of harmony.” Learn more about using these frequencies to relieve anxiety, release negativity, heal the body, and awaken your interconnectedness with the Universe from Nature Healing Society. Another great resource for hz frequency meditations is Meditative Mind.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping is a powerful combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology. A person taps on certain points on their face, head, and chest while saying a script out loud or mentally, working through whatever problem, health condition, or anxiety that is troubling them. Results are astounding. In the beginning, it feels strange, but it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it. The shift in peace, healing, and emotional health is profound. If you’re new to tapping, a great place to start is: The Tapping Solution website, app, or book.

Seeking out ways to serve others shifts our focus away from our own fears and problems to an attitude of compassion, giving, and love. Basic law of attraction tells us that what we focus on grows. Why not focus on love and being a helper during these stressful times? To whom can you reach out and offer assistance? Is there someone you know who needs some attention? If you are strictly quarantined, you can still talk to and pray for others. It counts! Love your neighbor as yourself. Read more about how helping others helps ourselves from this article in Psychology Today.

There are so many facets to our individual health and wellness. Now is the time for us all to think outside the box and explore holistic, alternative, spiritual practices that could possibly improve our health, wholeness, and harmony.

Blessings and good health to all,

Rev Cynthia

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