It is no secret I am 100% against the pharmaceutical companies.
The root cause of most if not all dis ease is stress and drugs will never address the root cause. Neither will cutting and burning.
I believe most people could have much better results with natural therapies and energy work, time and love.
But I also believe the human body has an incredible ability for regeneration when we understand the power of the mind.
The mind is the body and vice versa. We have been brought up to believe that the mind and all that stuff in it is in our head, contained in our brain and it is not.
My uncle had a stroke over 10 years ago and when I saw him at first I was devastated. He was in a hoist and completely paralysed. The recovery he made was remarkable and recently when I visited he was making his bed, slowly but doing it anyway. Even his speech seemed better to me after all this time. I wondered to myself how much better he could have been with more intensive rehab, in every area? Just a passing thought. Or so I thought.
Then a very interesting thing happened last week.
I bumped into a man in a wheelchair at my fave little bar in Sliema, Marios.
I asked him what had happened and he told me he had a stroke 4 years previously.
He is the same age as me. Clearly one side was fairly drastically affected but as I am aware how much the body can regenerate I was interested in what he had been doing. If he was this disabled after 4 years what had he been like at first?
He said to me "I am looking for someone to help me with my overall health, emotions, spiritual, nutrition, exercise etc.
I was laughing inside obviously as I thought whats the chances of him meeting someone like that in Marios. Me.
My healing plan looks at a human being as a whole. Connection to the planet, alignment with nature, nutrition, genes, exercise and ofcourse emotions and stress.
So I said lets meet next week and have a chat about options.
He is staying in a hospital in Sliema that specialises in replacements, hips and knees. Nice, light place where he gets 24 hour care.
So I went there yesterday to see what could be done.
I had already been thinking get him to the Fortina as they have state of the art equipment there and a thalasso pool for hydrotherapy. They also have vibration training that is very helpful for stroke victims as you can train muscle without going through a range of movement.
I could also help him choose live foods there as they have such brilliant restaurants and I know we can make sure he
gets the food that will help the body heal. Nutrition helps the body to heal too.
So that would be food and exercise organised. I would like him to get to a place where he can do some exercise himself.
He is super keen to get in the water.
So I called the physio there to discuss options on that front and I am waiting to hear back.
So the physical has to be addressed. Getting him more independent in terms of being able to get up and down.
What I do is simple. Get the focus, the mind, on what you want. How you would LOVE it to be.
Then release anything that could possibly stop you getting it.
Now this is where it gets funny. Because you will have everyone and there granny telling what is and what is not possible. Everyone has a point of view on what you are capable of, including yourself. My job is to get you to break through all the concepts and labels and truly put your heart where it would love to be, without limits. I have to get you to believe you can have, be, see, do ANYTHING you want.
People will tell you and me to be realistic.
You create your reality and never, ever live anyone elses, unless it sounds better than yours of course.
It sounds simple but it means you have to look at the emotions, the cell memories, the attachments, beliefs and view of the world and your place in it.
The carer helped Scott, that's his name, into his bed.
I felt intense compassion looking at him. He has a great sense of humour and covers his tracks well but the reality of having zero independence in a foreign country hit home on me. He lost both his parents last year. He lost one brother to aids and his other one and sister are both in the States.
His only saving grace is that he can afford to get care of a higher standard than most of us would. But this too can lead to people abusing your need and being there for the wrong reasons.
The other thing I am acutely aware of is will he follow the plan? This is where most people fall down not matter how much they want what they say they want. Change needs to occur and change can be stressful even when you are well.
Then day after day you need to put in the repetition, the practise and follow the rituals.
Then you need to keep the faith and patience, 2 other areas that can be a challenge for most of us.
But what the hell we have to try right?
He needs help to sort all of this out and it is easy for me to coordinate this.
He has also said we can blog and video his progress so I will be starting a personal blog for him and his journey.
A day in a wheelchair in Malta!
I have pushed a buggy on the pavements in Malta and I have worn shoes with a heel and that was bad enough!
Watch this space guys and wish us luck.