Navigating Life’s Traffic to Find Pathways to Healing

Ninety-nine percent of the time people think about healing, they focus on the result. They don’t think about the reason. The reason, or the cause, is always invisible; it’s much bigger than the result. The result is just a symptom—the effect—not what caused the problem in the first place. Healing must focus on the cause.

The cause always starts from the invisible and then goes to the visible. When life is out of balance, it causes emotions to swing out of balance. When emotions are out of balance, they cause the body to fall out of balance. And when the body is out of balance, symptoms exist. Symptoms are the signs—the messages—that tell you life is out of balance. If you want to truly fix your conditions—not just mask them—you must allow your life to change. Otherwise, you just affect the superficial level by manipulating the outcome.

By addressing symptoms with medication or other treatments, you can slow or stop the symptoms and feel better. But you’re just masking the issue. If you don’t get to the root of why the symptoms are happening, others will appear or the initial symptoms will reappear. For example, high blood pressure is often attributed to anxiety—it’s your life under a lot of pressure on many different levels. You can take a medication to control the pressure and mitigate the symptoms, but it doesn’t mean the root cause will be resolved. But if you change your life and address the cause, the pressure will disappear. Ask yourself, what do you really want to change? How deep are you willing to go? True healing must really understand this cause-effect relationship.

If you want to just change the effect, you don’t need deep healing. But if you want to get down to the root—the cause—and resolve the issue, we must approach healing from a completely different angle. How do we see? How do we change our actions? Through belief. Your belief only wants you to see the angle you’ve approached the situation from before. But if you change this angle, your belief changes, your actions change, and the effect will change. When you change your beliefs, you see things differently. When you see things differently, you act differently. When you act differently, you’ll be able to find ways to change.

Is the Highway the Only Way to Travel?

Imagine you are on your way to visit a friend, but you’re stuck on the highway in traffic. You know if you continue to sit in traffic, you’ll arrive late. So, you ask yourself, Is the highway the only way to travel? No! Exiting the highway and taking the local roads might get you there faster.

Can you apply this analogy to your healing? When something is blocking you and you are in bumper-to-bumper traffic, get off the highway—get off your life—and take a different path. You might find an easier route. Sometimes you need a change! Change your belief. Change how you see.

Life is the same way. When you come to a traffic jam and everything you do causes difficulty, look from a different angle. A headache is traffic. High blood pressure is traffic. Something is blocking you. Find a different path. That’s the way to deeply change.