LIVE: Heal by the Spirit — Heal Thyself First

LIVE! … By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Heal Thyself First

© 2010 Kathleen E. Walls

October 11, 2010

On an airplane, they tell us in case of an emergency to give ourselves oxygen first and then to someone else.  As I contemplated, why I would tend to myself before someone else, I realized that in order for me to be effective and “the most helpful”, I needed to be in my best condition.  It is from that premise that I encourage you to Heal Thyself First.

As a clinician that focuses on systems change, I recognize that one change in the system (i.e. family, school, business/organization, etc.) causes a change in the entire system.  Think about a car with a flat tire for a moment.  If the car has one flat tire, the entire car rides differently.  Hence, one change in the system changes the entire system.

This same philosophy applies to yourself.  If you take the time to Heal Thyself First, your healing will affect your whole being as well as those and the world around you.  It doesn’t matter in what area you start…physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually…the important part is that you start.  What you will experience is the ripple effect…once you start to heal in one area, healing in the other areas will follow.

This flow of healing energy will also have an effect on those around you and the world at large.  I once read that if you heal yourself, you help heal the world.  We must remember that we are connected to people and our actions influence those around us.  People take notice and see the difference in our overall health.

People may ask what you are doing and begin to follow your example by changing their eating habits, seeking professional help, and/or beginning to exercise because of the commitment that you made to Heal Thyself First.  You may begin to hear things like “there’s something different about you” or “you look really good”,  and inquire “what have you been doing?”  These comments are signals to you that the changes that you have been making on the inside are shining through and becoming apparent on the outside.

Once you have begun to heal yourself, you will be more capable and able to help others heal.  So, during this month I encourage you take some time for healing and Heal Thyself First.

God Bless and continue to Live By the Spirit.

[See also “What’s (Self) Love Got to Do with It?!“]

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