Research of ancient cultures and their health and wellness practices reveals that they have unique methods, remedies and rituals for resolving all types of problems whether they are physical, emotional, social or economic. The methods they use adjust the individual on all levels of their being; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual regardless of the type of complaint. American culture has grown up focusing entirely on the physical body to resolve illness and consequently disease is merely managed rather than resolved or healed. While as a culture Americans will acknowledge “faith” healings, rarely do they give credit to any other form of health support or preventative techniques that could have a “faith” healing effect.
We must allow ourselves to see that it will take more than the science of medicine to heal us. There are increasing numbers of conditions that doctors cannot resolve or are barely able to manage to keep their patients from uncomfortable symptoms. So many chronic conditions have disabled countless people in our country. This does not have to be. I have learned that any illness is an opportunity to look within and explore why and how this disease or illness has taken our attention. The natural modalities that exist such as Acupuncture, Reiki, Natural Nutrition, Colonics, Herbal and other supplements, One Brain™, Chiropractic, Massage and many others offer the answers to how to get well and stay well. The drugs and surgery of western medicine can be the quick fix we need to save our lives. In fact we need that in a moment of crisis. However, once the crisis is over we need to look at what has happened and how we got there and how we can resolve what may appear to be a resulting permanent condition. I have learned that we don’t have to take pharmaceuticals for the rest of our lives if we are willing to look within to do the internal work necessary and use methods that support the body rather than harm it, to lift ourselves back into health.
America’s health care crisis is causing great emotional upheaval for many people. Health care is really in the hands of us as individuals, not our doctors or the insurance companies. It’s time to take back the responsibility of care for our bodies and minds. Doctors are the experts to whom we go when we cannot answer the question ourselves as to why we are sick. Much of the time now doctors do not have all the answers. It’s time to get back to basics— look within to find the answers to why we are in crisis. Our great-great grandmothers used herbal remedies and were in touch with themselves so they “knew” what was wrong. As a culture we have lost touch with our inner voices that can direct us to how to take better care of ourselves and preventillness so that we don’t need to have so many visits to a doctor. Remembering or re-learning about the way our bodies naturally can heal themselves and the things we can do everyday for ourselves in terms of diet and exercise and stress reduction is how the health care crisis suddenly loses it’s significance. Certainly we all need access to help in a health crisis but we can prevent a large percentage of those crises by getting back to the basics of self-care.
Healing my body without use of conventional methods since 1996 was an education of self-care. It taught me what I had done and not done with my self-care over the 33 years prior which then created the health crisis I faced. I got back to basics and turned it around but it was all due to my determination in finding the answers. Most of these solutions were found in turning over long forgotten stones of knowledge of natural health care.
I learned over the past 10 years, that physical symptoms are the body’s way of communicating with us. When we are out of alignment with our soul or spirit or heart’s desire the body says “hey, you’re not listening to me” and makes you listen, or tries to anyway, by producing one or many symptoms. Since the body will produce only so many symptoms at one time, the first order of business is to follow the lead of the most glaring symptom until it disappears. When or even if another symptom appears then we work with that until it disappears. And so it goes through our list of symptoms. Sometimes a symptom will disappear after a defusion (see The One Brain System) or a series of them and not recur for a long time. Other symptoms may be demanding attention and so we work with those. Suddenly the symptom we thought was gone for good comes back after months or years. This is how we know a more deeply embedded pattern is attached to this symptom —a belief system that doesn’t serve your heart’s desire/soul/spirit. We may not be aware of what that belief system is until the body is ready. This happens after we have peeled away enough of the onion that it can be revealed. This belief system is the subconscious programming created by the “ego” that is running us and is in conflict with our particular spirit or soul. It is the programming that is in conflict with the truth of our individual being, it is the source of the symptom.
Getting to know or even feeling the symptoms is another battle of our overstimulated society. We have been taught (through a well embedded societal belief system) to drug our symptoms from the moment they appear. If the symptom is emotional then we “have a drink” (of alcohol) or we eat our favorite decadent food—ice cream or spaghetti or take our OTC pain killer or other OTC medicine of our choice. This masks the symptom. When we do this, in essence, we are saying to our bodies, “Shut up, I don’t care what you are saying I just want to get on with life and not have to acknowledge you.” Perhaps you go to your conventionally / allopathically trained medical provider and they tell you that those symptoms don’t mean anything or they have a name for them like “chronic sinusitis” or IBS or migraine headache. These diagnoses are actually symptoms of a deeper problem. Even the “little” symptoms such as having a “nervous stomach” or fatigue at a particular time of day, but not all day, are our body’s way of talking to us. Eventually when not taken care of, the “little” symptoms become bigger and bigger ones until the conventional medical community can diagnosis—cancer or heart disease or high blood pressure. There were symptoms long before, even years and years before, that were leading up to that dis-ease process. Becoming aware ,allowing ourselves to become aware, of the symptoms again and not reaching for that stimulant – coffee, tea, sugar or that calming substance such as alcohol or even nicotine or cannibis or illegal drugs, is how we then get on the path to listening to ourselves again. Chinese medicine and the defusion process, especially when utilized in a dove tail fashion help us learn, act on andresolve our physical symptoms and return us to health again.
Consequently then, physical symptoms are rooted in our emotions. Our soul/spirit is lacking in fulfillment of our heart’s desire so after years of not acknowledging and addressing physical or emotional symptoms the problem manifests in a “louder” fashion–a disease process. Some spiritual gurus might call this a “universal two by four”. I have learned that when we allow ourselves to work with the non-conscious part of ourselves we can find the answers to all our questions about life, health, happiness and even our finances. I have learned that when we truly have reconnected with our inner child/inner voice and begin acting on those urges and messages we begin to heal everything in our lives. I have learned that the programming of our childhood and teen years sets up patterns for us that we are still battling at age 50 or 70. Unless we allow thorough release of these patterns and replace them with programs that are more aligned with our personal truth we never live our authentic self. I have learned that we adopt these belief systems out of our own fears and insecurities regarding being loved and accepted by those who appear to have more power and authority over us. We do not have to drag around the pain from childhood and our teen years for our whole life. We all do it and most of us don’t recognize it.
I have learned that the thing that cripples us–makes us age and lose our memories, develop disease and make bad choices and keeps us from having happy successful lives and relationships– is long forgotten, suppressed pain from our past. Even if we can remember some pain, and if we are suffering, then there is some aspect of that memory that has not been resolved and let go. These facets of repressed stress stay with the non-conscious and cellular parts of us eventually causing stressful relationships, addictions, or disease. It is possible to remember the facet of that situation and release it thereby causing the pain or symptom to vanish.
Remembering, releasing and learning from the event that caused us such pain is how we heal all things in our lives. Letting go of the pain and seeing the event and it’s pain for what it was really teaching us is how disease disappears, how relationships heal and how life is calm and peaceful again inside of us and outside of us.
Solving our problems in a more natural way, takes time and most of all a willingness to set aside our preconceptions of what it means to care for our selves, our lives and our health. My mission is help people know there is another way to resolve their health and life problems. I know, because I did it. Many others have too but we are not in the majority—yet. Because of what I have learned about other choices we can make to heal ourselves and our lives, my work is about being a resource for education about those choices. When your “gut” is clearly telling you not to take “that drug” or have “that surgery”, don’t ignore it. Even if you don’t know how to treat the problem yet, trust yourself that there is a unique solution to your unique problem– not just the one solution being presented to you at that time. Listening to yourself and making that step could be the most important step you take in your life. I can be a resource for you or someone you know, if you want to know the “other” options for solving life’s problems, naturally.
Author: Bethann Vetter
Bethann Vetter is a Holistic Therapist, Medium and Teacher. She uses frequency balancing tools via her Mediumship in Trance skills to locate and provide the frequencies your unique set of imbalances requires. She uses her own subtle energy body technique, Epigenetic Reprogramming to help you clear subconscious level blocks. Frequency Specific Microcurrent is used for specific cellular level healing. Classes are available in active meditation skills such as mediumship and trance healing skills. Trance Healing sessions called QHHT© are also offered. Her frequency balancing ability works similar to the way Edgar Cayce worked. She tunes in to your issues and provides you with the necessary information, substances you might need as well as adjusting your frequency to a higher harmonic level. Her work is done by appointment only at a distance or in her office in Jacksonville Beach, FL.