Posted in after the diagnosis, coping with chronic illness, coping with life threatening illness, living with chronic illness, Living with Illness

Gravitational Pull

It’s Monday morning and the week starts again.  That’s a good thing.  There are things you may have dreaded in the past that take on a new experience as you view the world through a different set of glasses.  Trust me, I’m not saying that Monday morning doesn’t suck, but it does so in a new way, one without too much resentment.

Why do we need gravity?  Gravity is what keeps our feet firmly planted on this earth.  It’s a force that has such power that it can keep everything on earth on the ground.  If that weren’t the case we’d all be floating around.  Another aspect of gravity is its ability to pull or keep things in orbit.  This is important because this is how the Earth and the other planets stay in their orbital trajectory.

So what are your drawn to?  Where is there an attraction that you want to explore further?  Since we’re looking at this from the perspective of health and healing, what peaks your interest to increase your level of wellness? 

When I lived in California, I had a great doctor.  He would talk to me like a real person, and make suggestions about the course of my medical treatment.  There was one time when I was having a prolonged flare and was miserable.  He called my home on the weekend to tell me that he had put a book on hold for me at the East West Bookstore in Palo Alto on Ayurvedic Medicine.  He informed me that if I wanted, we could explore this avenue to get my health back on track.  This was an allopathic physician giving me options.  That increased his pull with me!!

I’ve had prolonged periods of acupuncture.  It came as a recommendation from a friend and once again I was looking for ways to increase my level of wellness so I went to the one of the most noted acupuncturists in San Francisco.  The treatment was great and worked great, even if I had to drink those herbs that tasted like sewage.  I was drawn to this treatment strategy after doing a lot of reading, discussions with friends, and great recommendations for a terrific practitioner.

I’m drawn to certain complementary medical treatments because I believe that the body needs holistic treatment.  Simply taking a pill doesn’t work for me because my wellness is dependent on my emotional and spiritual wellness.  It’s like a three-legged stool, I need all three to stay be balanced.

We’re all drawn to different things.  I have friends who have adopted the life of a Raw Food Vegan.  This is for many reasons that encompass their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  Others have begun intense study with spiritual teachers whose message resonates loud and clear to their soul that it improves all areas of their lives.

Be conscious of what pulls you and what you’re attracted to.  The piece of the puzzle you may need for health and healing is one G force away!


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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