I am no psychologist, so if you are looking for a psychologists perspective for the blame, look elsewhere. I’m a scientist so my explanation below will be mostly science-based. I will give two very specific reasons why it is very easy to fall into the trap of self-blame. Both are not so obvious, but once I explain it here, it should be enlightening. Look for my take on the solution at the end of this article too.
We think of excess sugar when we think of diabetes. But did you know that excess sugar is a symptom of diabetes and not the cause? If someone comes to me with high fever and I find that they have typhoid, it is no point trying to treat their fever, rather than address the infection that is causing the high fever. Same with diabetes; treat the underlying cause of diabetes and it will go away. Let’s understand this a little better.
Reiki is a form of energy healing which has been used in Japan since 1800. The word reiki means “Universal Energy”. It comes from the Japanese words Rei(universal) and ki (life energy). It was developed in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui. It uses light touch to create a balance in the Energy field surrounding your body.
Aromatherapy plays an important role in Holistic healing by balancing the mind, body and soul. It uses essential oils extracted from parts of plants. Most pure essential oils are extracted from plants through steam distillation; flowers, stems, bark and leaves are used in this process.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word and it literally means wheel or circle with spokes. The concept of chakras is found in early Hindu and Buddhist texts. Buddhism mentions the existence of only 5 Chakras, whereas Hinduism believes that your body is a house of six or seven Chakras.
Holistic healing modalities use a combination of complementary and alternative systems of medicine and healing. These may sound vastly different from therapies we are accustomed to, but are very effective in healing the mind, body and soul, for a healthier and happier life. Holistic healing empowers you to take responsibility for your well-being and to take charge of your life.
What is Holistic Healing?
The term healing means “the process of becoming well again”. In 4th century BC, Socrates said that “part can never be well unless the whole is well”. If there is any imbalance in your body, healing helps in bringing it back to its natural state of wellness.
The term Holistic lifestyle was coined in the 20th century, though it existed in India thousands of years ago but unfortunately was lost somewhere. It was seen as unscientific, illiterate and orthodox. Of late, however, there has been a growing awareness of the benefits of holistic living, not only in India but also around the world.
What am I doing in life, why is my life a rut, why am I not happy, how do I change my life? Questions unanswered for most of us. In fact, the answers are so elusive, we often give up on them and get on with life. In introspecting on these issues, I will be writing a series of blogs that will deal with these issues, bit by bit.