In the Following Topics Listed Below, We Will Discuss....
A Reminder of Who We Are
First, it is essential to remember we are spirits/energy of light who came here to have human experiences of which to learn and understand more about ourselves in greater depths and levels which aligns us ever more with the true knowing of The One who created us, through discovering the hidden meanings and truths gained by such life experiences. To learn to balance our innate spirituality with the earthy experiences we came here to fulfill.
Common References Used Today in Need of Clarification from Misconception
While there are many alternative healing solutions that are in fact quite effective and safe to use and too, the ways of which we choose to believe and live our earthly existences; There are a few references which tends to become confused in their meanings and wish to clarify.
What is Spirituality? “The quality of our being of which concerns with the human spirit/soul as opposed to the materialistic or physical things.” It is in essence who we innately are and where we derived from.
What does Holistic mean? “Holistic is characterized by the belief that the parts of something are interconnected and can be explained only by reference of the whole.”
What is Religion? “Particular systems of faith and forms of worship. These systems are conducted within a social group which hold specific beliefs and rules about life after death and our purposes here on earth overseen by a controlling power, God or Gods.”
What is Spiritual Wellness? Essentially, Spiritual Wellness denotes the maintenance of the innate inner peace that resides within each one of us (Our Soul/Higher Consciousness/Energy of Light) and how to maintain that balanced harmony within, regardless of the turmoil and strife that has its place and role amongst us within the earthly experience.
Through spiritual healing, we learn how to regain the balance in demonstrating our innate selves/core truths through individual purposes created safely, peacefully, through graceful means and in essence learning to live a full existence which reflects your core truths and beliefs without prejudice, fear, force or the need to prove.
What is Holistic Wellness? ‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’. Which considers the whole person (Body, mind, spirit, and emotions) for optimal health and wellness. Holistic Wellness is a safe, non-invasive alternative option for therapy and is a non-religious based practice which has been used effectively for centuries. As such, Holistic Wellness works well with any belief/philosophy/medicinal systems.
The primary goal of such Holistic practices is restoring the natural balance of one’s health and lifestyle, leading to a more sustainable and rewarding quality of life. Practitioners believe, if one part or more of the whole is not working properly, all the other parts will become affected, creating negative imbalances in people’s lives. If left untreated, can increasingly affect their overall health.
The Principles of Treatment…
Integrative Medicine was a term used by “main-streamers” in the 1990’s. It was during this time; more Conventional/Orthodox medical professionals were becoming increasingly aware of the mind-body-soul connection. Because of such progresses made, Spiritual and Holistic treatments were no longer treated with harsh scrutiny or ill-fated labeling as sorcery, quackery or unsafe. Some therapies such as massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and visualization were among the first to be integrated and established into the medical care program. As a result, this movement created new doors of further growth and recognition for other safe practices and modalities being used today.
Holistic Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling is non-invasive and a completely natural treatment which gently and effectively restores and aids to sustain the body’s overall natural balance which induces and encourages self -healing for people of all age groups.
It is important to understand how illnesses, injuries or disease (Dis-ease) occurs. There are various forms/stages of trauma, suppressed feelings, the believed inabilities to be ourselves in order to fit in with our families/cultures/religions/societies, lack of self-love and acceptance, questions of self-worth, etc. Whenever we deny any part of ourselves, suppress our thoughts, feelings, or painful past experiences... that built-up energy needs to find its outlet sooner or later and be dealt with. Depending on the extremities of the illness/disease often reflects the extremities of the underlying cause(s) not being dealt with.
Below are the principles that Spiritual and Holistic practitioners follow:
Types of Treatments Available…
Both Spiritual and Holistic Wellness is a lifestyle choice. These approaches go beyond the connections of the mind and body. Overall "wholeness" is what equates balance and overall well-being.
When a patient embraces the desire to heal and find wholeness within themselves and their life experiences played out, they begin to understand the importance of…
Below offers a limited example of the much diverse and expansive types of treatments available…
How to Choose Which Is Right for You….
People have varied reasons and perhaps even more than one reason for choosing either Spiritual or Holistic alternative treatments, which can be safely used alongside Conventional/Orthodox modalities (As long as the communication remains open about the types of prescriptions, treatments and remedies being used or taken among each professional chosen, as natural herbs can sometimes negatively interact with prescription drugs and create side effects or cancel out the effects desired for proper treatment.) For example, grapefruit/grapefruit juice may negatively impact/cancel out important medications needed for treatments. Yet, it does not make the grapefruit “bad”, as it offers many health benefits. Thus, it is no different with natural/organic herbs or uses of essential oils.
*** The most important thing to remember when working with any alternative modality, NEVER change the dosage of your prescriptions used nor stop taking your prescribed medications without first consulting with your doctor.
Keep in mind, not all Spiritual/Holistic practitioners are equal, each has his or her own specialty or expertise to offer. It will benefit you to shop around for a good fit (Perhaps, you may find more than one practitioner who will meet the varied needs of your interests). Choosing to go to either a Spiritual or Holistic healer/practitioner is no different from choosing a medical professional. You decide.
Some of the reasons for using Spiritual or Holistic/combined Complementary therapies include:
*** More studies have been conducted to prove most frequent users of complementary therapies include well educated men and women, high-income to middle-class earners and people with chronic conditions. Complementary therapies and medicines have been chosen due to cultural traditions and beliefs.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a Spiritual/Holistic provider:
Where to Find Spiritual/Holistic Providers/Practitioners…
Spiritual/Holistic providers/practitioners may include all the following modalities mentioned early in the segment titled “Types of Treatments Available”, which may also include Spiritual/Holistic doctors/medicinal facilities. For further investigation and suggestions in finding the appropriate modality for you, you may wish to visit the American Holistic Medical Association website.
For Holistic psychotherapy, Spiritual Counseling/Advisement/Mentoring, there are several sites to assists you:
Body, Mind, Spirit Directory:
Meet Up: Meetup.com Though MeetUp.com is A great way to expand and explore all possibilities that are best suited for your interests, stemming from social circles of shared interests and group events, it is also a great host in helping you find Spiritual/Holistic practitioners and a large variety of Spiritual/Holistic groups of expanse and shared interests which can be found within your community and beyond.
Another great way to find listings is through your Yellow Pages, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp, etc. Again, it is still advisable to further research your interests by visiting their sites and finding any feedback or reviews based on the practitioners of your interest.
My sincerest wish for you, is you will find this page of great help in assisting you with any questions you may have about the work I am able to provide, as well as, assist you in becoming aware of the many differing Spiritual/Holistic modalities/practitioners available to you for your consideration.
In my practices, I follow closely with the spiritual/Shaman aspects, as I believe we are all one of which we extend from the same Source of energy and light. When we are able to accept that we are not separate from ourselves, each other and The One who made us, we are more quickly able to heal and align with our innate self and life purpose.
Many blessings and light to you all!
Melissa Kay Wasik
*** If you would like for me to speak at your event to help others become more aware of Spiritual/Holistic Wellness, the histories behind some of the modalities offered today, what and whom to look for or if you have any other questions; please feel free to call me at 262-488-4366 or contact me via Email at MelissaWasikSpiritualWellness@gmail.com