I think relations are the part of our lives that makes us grow and develop as a soul. It is important to look at the healing process through the context of relations.
So, the main relationships that are important to pay attention to during the healing process are:
- relationships with the disease,
- relationships with life,
- relationships with the body,
- relationships with God
- relationships with oneself,
- relationships with a partner (and former partners),
- relationships with parents.
Relationships with the disease include - the totality of ideas about the disease and the feelings associated with it.
- What I know about the disease.
- What I consider the cause of the disease.
- If I consider it incurable (because someone told me about it).
- If I believe that the disease is stronger than me.
- Do I think that my illness is rare and little studied.
- Maybe I think the disease is fatal.
- I see disease as my enemy.
- I am a victim of the disease.
- The disease has swallowed me and now all of me is a disease.
So, inside each patient there is an internal, often unconscious, image of the disease and the relationships resulting from this image. Awareness and investigation of the image and relationships can influence the course of the disease.
Why do different people experience and cope with the same diseases in different ways? Because in addition to physiological factors the image of the disease and the relationship with it are different for everyone. From the point of view of ThetaHealing and psychosomatics, internal ideas about the disease directly affect how a person will experience and fight their illness. One person will defeat cancer, and the other one will pass away in a matter of weeks. One person will suffer very mild, barely noticeable symptoms of the corona virus, and for someone it will prove fatal.
One can explore relationships not only with an existing, but also with a threatening disease. Now, in the context of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, you can take a look at your ideas about this virus.
In order to investigate your relationships with the coronavirus, you can try the following.
1. Draw the virus as you see it in your imagination.
Is it personified with facial features or emotions? Is it a force of nature?
2. Write down all your ideas about the virus: everything you know about the virus.
- Only elderly people get sick with the virus.
- People with asthma are vulnerable to the virus.
- The virus is dangerous and everyone who gets sick stops breathing and gets to the hospital.
- The virus is very contagious and aggressive, it cannot be avoided.
3. Depending on the inner image and information you heard or read, you're creating certain relationships with the virus. For instance:
- I'm afraid of it, it is stronger than me.
- I have asthma, so I am vulnerable to the virus.
- I'm not afraid of the virus; it's just a small microbe.
- I am weaker than this virus, it is invincible.
The beliefs and feelings we have regarding the novel coronavirus (and any other disease) are not necessarily ours and definitely not always true.
1. We can get them from the media, news and articles on social networks.
Terrible pictures drawn on TV channels and Internet publications often provide conflicting information and contribute to increased anxiety. It is important to see the difference between your own thoughts and feelings and thought forms of a collective consciousness, to which you do not have to connect.
2. Pandemic events can trigger deep memories of epidemics experienced by our ancestors. Fear of forces of nature, deep hopelessness and despair, loss and deprivation of our ancestors - can turn on our survival instincts, which can manifest itself in very different forms: buying guns, food supplies or TP in an enormous amount.
3. We can project feelings of powerlessness before the aggressor, associated with other areas of life, on the virus. For example, a feeling of not being seen or respected in relationships with parents, the boss.
So if you look at your inner image of the novel coronavirus, what do you see there?
- If it's personified (with there's a possibility of real relationships being projected. If it looks aggressive, think about who is violating your boundaries in your life and what stops you from saying "No"?
- If the virus looks like a huge tsunami wave and seems more powerful and paralyzing to you, I would recommend working on changing this image. Because having this inner image of the virus will increase the level of stress and will not help your immune system.
- If it's like a dark cloud that moves across the sky and doesn't seem to be threatening you, maybe it still feels quite distant from you. But seeing it as a creature of nature, neutral to you is probably one of the healthiest ways to imagine it.
Even viruses are able to sense firm boundaries and our ability to say "No".
I believe that viruses are just microorganisms that live their way through our bodies (as hosts), but they don't have the intention to kill us. And even viruses are able to sense firm boundaries and our ability to say "No". They also can be beaten by our immune system cells, and that's something important to remember.