By Nichlas Brandon
Patience Is a Virtue, Especially in the Healing Arts
Written: July 24th, 2014
Welcome aboard a fascinating 21st-century journey of self-exploration and growth in the arts of health rejuvenation in mind, body, and spirit.
We are amidst a trying time in human history where technological advancements and the pace of change is happening at an increasing rate unlike never-before-seen. On the misfortunate side, we are also enduring an era of ubiquitous suffering stemming primarily from the health effects of inharmonious living and damaging dietary practices, and where there exists a pronounced desperation to get well. It is however also an era where the emphasis on instant gratification, speed, and immediate results prevails and is continually demanded.
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales
What you may inevitably come to realize, is that instant gratification, speed, and immediate results become demands that are rendered incompatible with your new goals of accomplishing true healing, as those goals can and will only be achieved in strict cooperation and alignment with nature; nature being a physical force or autonomous dictator that does not comply with demands of quick fixes, but responds incrementally yet favorably to harmonious compliance and attunement with its pure laws and principles. It is our deviation from these pure laws and principles which has brought us in trouble to begin with.
Quick fix pills, supplements, machines and devices, surgical intervention, intravenous injections, special diets, as well as temporary health programs with the sole aim of symptom management or suppression are not substitutes for exercising allegiance toward nature nor the implementation of necessary dietary and lifestyle changes needed for healing to take place.
“Everything is perfectly performed by Nature thru evolutional, progressive changes, developments and accomplishments and not by catastrophes. Nothing is more incorrect than the mistaken idea that a decades old chronic disease can be healed thru a very long fast, or a radically extended strict fruit diet. Nature’s mills grind slow but sure.” ~ Prof. Arnold Ehret
It is imperative we first begin to understand that long before our health deteriorates to the point that nature forces our hands, and we are met with the ambivalent decision-making process to determine what our next move is, we ALREADY have a LOT of work ahead of us beyond simply achieving a state of absence of symptoms (which is mistakenly regarded by the multitudes as the equivalent of being healthy). The beautiful and precise science of iridology confirms this fact for us. We can and should consider ourselves fortunate and be grateful that even if it may take anywhere from 3 months to 5 years to make a full recovery to the extent that we’re satisfied, this is still only a SMALL FRACTION of the time involved in creating the problems we’re attempting to resolve.
Poor health today is most often a culmination of poor lifestyle and dietary choices extending multiple generations. It’s not just what you’ve done in your current lifetime, it’s what your parents, their parents, and their parents (and so on) either did to themselves – or how their bodies were affected by their environment – that has ultimately resulted in the downward spiral in genetic integrity we’re faced with today. Our tolerances and resilience has declined considerably and we are hence witnessing the skyrocketing of health conditions in the youth that only used to manifest in the elderly. In terms of disease rates, humanity is setting new records annually.
“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch
Now… despite the physiological mess we Homo sapiens have dug ourselves into, whether our health troubles are few or many, mild or severe, we can in most cases always do something about it. But bear in mind that in light of the aforementioned, every step of the journey will TAKE TIME and will put your commitment, perseverance, and PATIENCE to the acid test.
Everything from the change of attitude to rewiring of old habits and integration of new and beneficial ones – to change of diet, restoration and opening up of elimination channels, achieving filtration through the kidneys, activating and decongesting a slow-moving (~1 1/3 tablespoon per minute) circulatory [lymph] system four times as big as the blood system, and the rebuilding of organs, glands and all other compromised or damaged tissues, it all takes time. And although various aspects of the process can be sped up in certain ways, none of it can be rushed; your body will work in cycles at its own pace in whichever way it deems best under the circumstances present at any given time.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Think about what you could do with all the time and energy you spend daily either worried or beating yourself up over “when, oh when” you’re going to see sediment in the jar. Relax, for it will come. And it will be a momentous accomplishment.
If you’re suffering badly (in which case maintaining patience can understandably be a lot to ask), or you’re working with someone who is, attempt to make the journey as comfortable as possible for yourself or the person involved. Explore the merits of various herbs, flower essences, essential oil blends, homeopathic remedies or other therapeutic modalities with regard to upliftment of mood, stabilizing of emotions, or reduction of pain.
For those of us not suffering terribly so, we should strive to make this journey enjoyable, fun and educational. More important yet, we should be active participants and apply ourselves to the process (high success rate) versus being passive recipients waiting to have everything served on a silver platter for us, while simultaneously being unwilling to apply ourselves or neglect to engage any literacy elements throughout the process (low success rate).
“I, as a guiding practitioner, will not cross the street for you, nor will I drag you across the street. But I will assist and cross the street with you side-by-side.” ~ Nichlas Brandon
- Society in our modern, fast-paced era, has groomed us to want and demand quick fixes and fast results with little or no effort.
- Deep tissue healing (and not symptom treatment) through natural means, is not an “instant results” or fast-working process; it demands time, effort, and commitment. Our health problems were not created overnight and will not be resolved overnight either – and we’ve got a lot to rectify long before symptoms manifest; but
- How fast you CAN turn things around will depend on what you do to facilitate and complement the detoxification, regeneration, and healing process.
- Apply yourself and engage the process. Learn as much as you can about what you’re doing while you’re at it. However you choose to approach your own healing journey, within or outside of our community, you should make what you’re doing enjoyable, at least to some extent, or it won’t last long before the idea of giving up becomes an irresistible temptation.
- If this aspect of the healing path doesn’t suit your preferences adequately, it may not be for you at this time. No one else can, nor should they do the work for you. Consider saving your time and finding something else to do until you resonate more strongly with this path.