Dr Joanne Messenger
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Why Do You Get Sick?
Good health is a basic prerequisite for a comfortable life; yet it's elusive to many people. Whether it's the common cold that visits two or three times a year or the life-challenging diagnosis of cancer, health is a pervading issue in our world.

Clearly, however, disease isn't the problem. The problem is the lack of health. Cold bacteria and viruses cannot thrive in a healthy body. Cancer cells cannot thrive in a healthy body.

Darkness is an absence of light. Poverty is an absence of abundance. Cold is a lack of heat, and disease is a lack of health. Disease is a health deficiency, and it comes from dis-ease—which simply means "a lack of ease."

Ease means effortlessness and no resistance, and no resistance means going with the flow. When you resist and block the natural flow of your life, you create dis-ease.

Your Dis-ease Is Your Cure
If you have low self-esteem and feel life isn't sweet, it's a natural response of your body to seek out sweetness. You will crave sugar in order to put sweetness into your life. If you do nothing about raising your self-esteem and noticing how sweet life really, is you will continue to spiral into more and more sugar consumption and can even create rampant diabetes.

Likewise, if you have rigid thinking and lots of rules, your body will become rigid, too. If you do nothing about being more tolerant in your thinking, you will have no choice but to create arthritis in your body. If you want a flexible body, you need to have a flexible mind—and vice versa.

If you need to "put the brakes on" and take a break and you refuse to do so, you'll break a bone or blood vessel. If you don't consciously organize a break, you will create it unconsciously. It's as simple as that. One way or another, you will get your break. Broken bones and blood vessels will give you the break you want. They are the cure for not taking a break.

Disease is the cure for the life you are living
Disease is the result of the way you live, think, and function. Use disease and illness as a clear guide as to what you need to change and where you need to change it. Look forward to where and how you choose your life to be.

Stop trying to restore your health back to where it was. Where you were is where it all started! As long as you focus on the past, you can't move ahead, and if you don't change your direction, you'll end up where you're headed!

Everyone is born with a purpose. Ultimately, we all have the same purpose of finding acceptance and living in love; however, many roads lead to Rome, and we all get to choose the route we travel to get there.

When you live in love, you live in peace. Inner peace and outer peace are then yours. Peace has always been your natural state; it just got buried under layers of life experiences. When you live in love, duality doesn't exist. Nor do separation, judgment of right and wrong, or resistance. If you fight against duality, however, it can certainly feel like you're separate from everyone and everything else. Within duality, there is always more duality, so the more you see yourself as separate, the more separateness you create. I'm sure you've noticed this with religions, governments, companies, and families. Where people disconnect and create separateness, they create factions within factions.

When you live in oneness, ease, and flow, there is no judgment of right or wrong. There is acceptance instead. When you live in oneness, you can see the gift in every experience:

  • The broken leg that slows a person down so they don't have a heart attack.
  • The cancer that tells the person where their bitterness or anger is stored and waves a flag so they can see where they need to heal.
  • The flu that allows a person to rest and release the corresponding physical toxins from his or her toxic emotions, thoughts, and beliefs.

Do You Listen?

Do you rest and release, or do you soldier on and cling to your old patterns?

  • Do you let the tail wag the dog? 
  • Your body is a finely tuned, guided projectile designed to steer you through your life on a homeostatic mission. When you are on target, on purpose, and doing what is right for you, your body functions smoothly. When you wobble off course, get distracted, or do things that are damaging to your life mission, your body will let you know.
  • The question is this: do you listen when your body is speaking to you?
  • If you need a break, do you take one—or do you wait until you break something? Can you justify the rest then? Well, why couldn't you justify rest before, when you felt tired and your body was talking to you?
  • If your shoulders are tense, do you stop and listen to what your should-ers are saying to you? Your shoulders are your should-ers. What is it you think you should have done or not done? Are there things you think you really should have done but haven't got around to yet? If you really ought to have done something, then get on and do it. If it's not something you ought to have done, then stop telling yourself you should and let the tension dissipate from your shoulders. 
  • If you have a pain in your neck, who or what do you think is a pain in the neck? Are you monitoring what you judge? The judgment causes you to wobble off your mission of acceptance and oneness. It creates pain, and your body tells you so you can resolve the issue, correct your programming, and get back on course.


If you break a bone and don't take a break, you're not listening. If your shoulders are tense and you're still telling yourself what you should or shouldn't have done instead of getting on with it, you're not listening. If you have a pain in the neck and you continue to judge, you're not listening. The break will take longer to heal than expected, or you'll break something else; your shoulders will get tighter and tighter; and your neck will become more painful until you listen and make the changes you need to make.

If you're driving along in your car and the oil light comes on, does it makes sense to simply cover the warning signal with tape? Of course not! It takes the red signal away, but it does nothing to solve the problem with the oil. If the problem isn't fixed at its source, the consequences can be dire—and probably very expensive!

If you take painkillers to take away the pain in your body, you are doing the equivalent of covering over the oil warning light. Pain is your body's signal to you that something is wrong. The problem needs to be corrected at its source—or else the consequences can be dire. Your body has the wonderful ability to heal itself within certain parameters, so more often than not, you don't realize the importance of correcting the real problem. If your engine seized within twenty minutes of getting the pain, you would surely get the message—but your body has the amazing ability to adapt. So rather than you breaking down there and then, your muscles tighten a little more to try and keep things stable, and your nerve system dulls down the pain signal after a time so you don't hurt. But what if those same nerves control your heart, gall bladder, or bowel? Your body is an excellent guidance system, and it can be very expensive if you continuously ignore what it tells you.

Every time your body sends you a pain signal—whether it's from a nerve, muscle, bone, or organ—it is signalling you to adjust your course and get back on track. The longer you take and the more resistant you are to doing what is innately right for you, the bumpier it will get. The sooner you correct and put systems in place to not keep repeating what caused the concern, the smoother the ride—and the better your health.

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