Illness as Part of Your Spiritual Journey
When an illness is a part of your spiritual journey, no medical intervention can heal you until your spirit has begun to make the changes that the illness was designed to inspire. Medical intervention, complementary healing modalities, changes in nutrition, and overall lifestyle may all help to some extent and should certainly be used. But the most effective healing option, when you are facing an illness as a spiritual challenge, is to rely on your spiritual practice to bring you the insights you need. Your practice can be a means of enduring the disease and healing it through increasing the strength and wisdom of your spirit — or it can prepare you for the release of your life, if that is the Divine will for you. You need to redirect your faith from the physical to the spiritual realm.
Caroline Myss, Why People Don't Heal and How They Can
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