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The Re-Education Of Me: Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

“Body, Mind, Spirit” is not some far-out thing only attained by 8 hours of meditation a day, hours of intense Yoga, or starting to dress like your Guru. It is our innate way of being. Sometime in the early 1900′s, societies moved us away from this natural state of being by making a creating a “split” or division of who we are as humans. The mind went to the government in the form of state education, body to scientific/medical realm (Doctors etc.,) and the spirit to organized religion – our churches.And so our inner split happened. Let’s address all three areas.1) The Medical/Science ProfessionsDoctors treat symptoms, not Human Beings. If you have a problem with your liver, it’s not only the liver that needs attention, it’s the whole of who you are and literally the interconnectedness within your physical body as well your mind and spirit. Let’s not forget that no two people are alike. We do need the science to treat the symptom, but we should also look closer at the individual. There are numerous studies that prove that biochemistry is inseparable from emotions and from our energy. Our brain, glands and immune system are in constant communication.2) Organized ReligionMuch of religion asks us go on blind faith and to completely cut yourself off from your own internal information. Many religions ask their followers to believe that only god knows and we should succumb and surrender to this Omnicient being who is “higher/above us” and very separate from us – instead of looking within. This “spiritual” way of being is to be held separately which is impossible because we are a spirit. Religion has put an emphasis on our mind’s relationship to God or the highest Spirit (often a fearful relationship!) Instead of teaching that we are connected to, and part of God.3) EducationIn our modern educational institutions, parents and family are completely taken out of the equation. All focus is on our mind and brains as a giant collective. There is no thought given to the individual, creativity, emotions, nor spirit. Which is a continual overriding of who we are innately. Children learn from an early age “don’t feel – just think” which is detrimental for our well-being.But the truth of our very being is that you have all the information you need inside of you. We’re just not conditioned to talk about it, because a lot of business models are based on invalidating and disempowering us in order to buy or use their services. Yet our core – our connectedness is there. It IS underneath all that invalidation and disempowerment which we carry in our Bodymind.You would never talk to a friend the way you are talking to yourself. So inhale. Wave good-bye to the invalidation and say “hello, validation.” This is a process of letting go of all that old energy.Take two small steps to get started:1) When you notice you are stressed, angry etc, pay attention. Acknowledge the emotion. And STOP where you are. Yes, no matter where you are. Stop. And breathe five full amazing Breaths. Emotions might come up – let them. If you need to cry, great go ahead. If you are angry, just let that happen too. And Breathe… and then go to step 2:2) Write down or think of 5 things you are grateful for and really feel them – even say them out loud. You will also feel a shift in how you were feeling.Easy, right? Just allow yourself to be in the present moment to do this. And once you start this practice, it will get easier and easier, until it just becomes second nature. Breathe in the essential amazing-ness of who you are. An amazing Human being no matter what you have done in your life, no matter who you are. Enjoy.Start by breathing and validating yourself and let gratitude be an amazing light.

What is Charcot’s Foot that Occurs in Diabetes?

Charcot’s foot is one of the many problems which might occur in those with diabetes mellitus. The higher blood sugar levels that stem from all forms of diabetes have an affect on numerous body systems including the eyesight, renal system as well as nerves. In long standing cases, particularly if there has been an unsatisfactory control of the blood sugar levels, you can find problems with the nerves supplying the feet. This will make the feet in danger of issues as if something fails, you don’t know it has gone wrong as you can not really feel it due to the harm to the nerves. This might be something as simple as standing on a rusty nail and that getting contaminated and you are not aware that you’ve stood on the nail. Should it be a blister or ingrown toenail which gets infected and you do not know that it is present on the foot unless you have a look. This is why foot care can be so necessary for those with diabetes and why it will be provided a great deal of emphasis. A Charcot foot is the destruction occurring to the bones and joints if you have an injury and you do not know that the injury has happened.

A way of looking at it could be to consider this way: pretend that you sprain your ankle horribly and you also are not aware that you have simply because you do not experience the pain from it. You then carry on and walk around on it. Picture all of the additional harm which you do by walking about on it. The earliest you may possibly discover that there may be something wrong happens when you take a seat and look at the feet and you observe that one is a great deal more swollen compared to the other foot. This is exactly what occurs in individuals with diabetes who develop a Charcot’s foot. There may be some destruction, such as a sprained ankle or maybe a progressive failure of the arch of the foot and as no pain is sensed they carry on and walk around on it. It should be apparent simply how much more injury that gets done to the original injury prior to the problem is finally observed because of the swelling. At times there is not much swelling, but the Charcot’s foot is picked up from the difference in temperature between the two feet as a result of inflammation related process in the damaged foot that generates more warmth.

The development of a Charcot foot really needs to be dealt with as a bit of an urgent situation since the further it advances the much more serious it’s going to be and the more challenging it can be to handle. The individual definitely needs to quit all weightbearing without delay or at least obtain a walking support so that the damage is protected. For the not too major instances and those conditions which were serious and have improved a really supportive orthotic in the footwear is required to support the feet and the injuries. Sometimes surgical procedures are required to straighten the subluxed and dislocated bones. By far the most critical situations can end up with the foot and/or leg required to be amputated as the trauma has been doing an excessive amount of impairment.