I have recently become more and more infatuated with Ayurvedic Medicine. I can even spell it properly now. I really liked it from the moment I heard about it last fall, but it was a bit more complex than I could grasp in an overview. Last week’s lesson was dedicated to Ayurveda and after listening to a 2.5 hour lecture and all the attendant research I feel like I have a decent handle on it.
What do I like about it? I like that you take ownership of your life through self knowledge. I love that by knowing your type you can look at what ails you through that lens and find ways to fix the problem. I can’t sleep at night, well, as a vata it clearly states that I need more grounding activities and should eat warming, grounding foods. I didn’t have this information before but I knew something was wrong. It all makes sense now.
It makes sense that I fly around like a crazy person and when I do this in the winter (vata time of year) in combination with eating raw I am feeling unsettled. I just love it. I love the power I feel in the potential to heal my own ills.
I have always admired my hubbend so for how he took control of his illness through western medicine. Now I have that power too. Reading a new age-y book recently the author talked about creating your own present and future by talking positively. This is generally the type of book I would throw across the room, but I loved the idea that the next time hubbend has to go into that surgery room I can bring a little bit of eastern love and ask them to speak positively so we can make sure that we do all we can to heal ourselves.
Self-Care, Self-Healing. What’s next? Self-Love!