2. Superb Health The Norm
Almost every person who consults with a practicing Hygienist will be experiencing some degree of diminished health, sometimes even serious.
Few clients will comprehend that superb health should be the norm. Few, if any, will understand that (aside from that which may come as a result of accidental injury), all disease, all suffering, all sickness and, in fact, all the accompanying and/or subsequent pain and travail that so often comes with impairment of health, are signs that the body is in an abnormal (or toxic) state, and is trying to cleanse itself.
This may well be the first important concept that must become a part of a client's thinking. This is the first "Baby Step" most are required to take as they begin their hesitant transitional steps to better living. And yet, for some, this will be a giant leap into a strange new world, a world of new thoughts, new ideas, new concepts.
The client must learn that each person creates his own suffering, his own pain, by a series of multiple errors in eating and living and that the amount of diminished health which is presently being experienced can, in all instances, be traced back to and accounted for by some rather simple principles.
Each of us represent the sum total of countless generations of people and, for this very reason, we enter the world with our very own personal collection of strengths and weaknesses. We all have strong parts, but we also have a few weak ones. The sum total, of course, represents our constitution. All of us, too, make mistakes. Our present condition represents a lifetime of multiple errors in eating and living, errors which no doubt began on the day of our birth.
Most clients willingly accept this concept but there is also another concept which they must learn and it is even more important, and that is that the converse of the preceding negative aspect of life is also true: namely, that it is possible to manage our lifestyle, beginning now, at this moment, in such a manner as to cause us to progress from the present HERE of pain and suffering forward to a THERE of euphoric joy, at which time full health becomes our constant companion, replacing the former dour shadows of sickness.
Additionally, the practitioner should make clear to his client that this transition can be accomplished by faithfully following a planned sequence of biologically-acceptable, scientifically-sound, steps and procedures designed to change a health-damaging lifestyle into one more in tune with all hidden systemic needs.
In other words, the client can become somewhat inspired if s/he comes to appreciate the fact that it is entirely possible within the framework of sound scientific principles to change frustration and despair, always the unwanted fruits of a diseased state, into a wonderful joy-filled experience. Developing a more positive attitude about life and living will, in and of itself, help one and all to take new forward steps less timidly.
And, finally, in the context of this present discussion, clients who become actively involved in the planning and execution of a pattern of behavior will, all other things being equal, be more willing to further actively their own cause: THEIR transition into better living.
Perhaps the hardest concept for new clients to accept is the knowledge that there is nothing outside of the body that has any power whatsoever to heal body hurts and, even more vital, that there are no outside wisdom, guidelines, or intelligence which can fully assess, define, determine the complete nature or the extent of the client's own peculiar needs; that there are no gadgets or machines which can accurately determine the cause or possible multiple causes of the particular sickness or ailment. The client must gently be urged to an understanding that there are no outside forces or substances or combination of forces or substances which can fabricate blood, lymph and other body fluids, or direct them to where they are most needed. As practitioners most of us once stood, figuratively speaking, where the clients now are and we must be aware of the existing deep medically-oriented programming that has up-to-now dominated their thinking. It will be difficult, on first hearing, for them fully to comprehend the truism that there is no outside force(s) or substance(s) which can correctly evaluate the situation and decide which cells are to be replaced or retained, or just where the precise place is where they may be needed to enhance systemic functioning or meet structural needs. Should some be discarded, or perhaps recycled? Most of us don't have sufficient wisdom to make this determination consciously, but, wondrously so, it is inherent in our subconscious being.
To most clients the exposure to this life knowledge will represent a new dimension in their thinking, one that requires them to discard the "magic bullet" concept, the belief in a health fairyland, in favor of mind- and self-control, certainly not an easy transition to make. This kind of reorientation requires considerable change in the clients' thought processes and it may take time for them to fully grasp the entire significance of the idea that all healing power lies solely within the body itself and that making it fully operational will depend upon how well individuals meet their own very personal needs and that the extent of wellness it is possible for them to achieve will depend on how well they meet those needs and upon the amount of vitality they yet possess to power the transition to a successful conclusion, to the better living they so fondly envision.
In other words, at the outset, the client should be helped to reach this understanding. Briefly stated k means that all healing, by the very nature of the life process, must be and is a biological evolution. Old and sick cells must first be torn down and usable parts salvaged before new and healthier cells can be formulated by a commingling of recycled materials with the incoming tide of higher quality nutrients.
The client must be brought to an understanding that the first new cells represent only a beginning, a start on a transitional process that will witness a parade of generations of cells, each being just a little healthier than the preceding generation.
This fascinating journey towards better living represents an amazing series and variety of transitional implementations, a biological rebuilding which proceeds cell by cell. In no way, can this transition be brought about by a single giant leap over mountains of hidden systemic obstacles accumulated perhaps over a period of many years; impedimenta composed of the residues of pills, potions, procedures—the multitudinous errors of the past.
Healing is a very human happening, one made operational the moment the inner self receives the tools of life: good food, fresh air, pure water, friendships, warmth and sunshine—the essences upon which life depends. In other words, if we would walk in health, we must walk in the ways of health!
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