We believe we are born to thrive. The nature and intent of life is for us to grow and expand in healthy and beneficial ways. An important aspect of this is that our bodies are designed to regenerate, continually replacing old cells with new ones so our bodies are constantly renewed.
How is it then that in our regenerative bodies chronic conditions can persist? Certainly, if we keep subjecting ourselves to the same conditions like low nutrient levels, high inflammatory foods, stress, etc. they would continue. But today's clip with Dr. Zach Bush is pointing to something not so physical, but that may give some understanding to spontaneous healing.
This is a pretty unusual way of looking at healing. Because disease is physical, we think the healing will come from the physical. But, what if our beliefs and what we identify ourselves to be plays a role in the physical expression of our health? What if, when we identify ourselves as physical bodies and past experiences, particularly traumatic events, we limit our ability to tap our regenerative potential and thrive?
And when Zach talks about tapping into the regenerative potential we all have through the loss of memory and forgetting the trauma, I wonder if he isn't pointing to the same thing we spoke of recently about welcoming what's arising? When we're really present in the moment and not resisting what's showing up in our lives, really welcoming what's arising, in a way, we are forgetting the traumas of our past. In a way, we are letting go of our memories as a guide to how to respond and we're fresh and new. Able to respond from the Wisdom in the moment.
We hadn't taken this idea to the level of spontaneous healing before, but it seems like it might point in that direction. The idea of letting go of our memories or forgetting the meaning we've given to our traumas could well fall into the category of surrender for me. Even forgiveness has this element of letting go of the meaning we've given the past events of our lives.
So, as far out as Zach's talk seemed to be at first, maybe there's an understanding of it in our everyday experience of surrender or forgiveness. You know how good it feels when we let go of old beliefs and surrender to what is, or welcome what's arising. How good it feels when we truly forgive someone. Could that be a taste, and even a degree of, spontaneous healing?
The recipe this week is a Rainbow Skillet. It's a wonderful variety of colorful veggies in a light peanut sauce.
To your Amazing Health,
Bill and Connie
Rainbow Skillet One Dish Meal (Serves 4) *Adapted from Mary McDougall
- ½ cup vegetable broth or filtered water
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 carrots, small pieces
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 cups potato, ½ inch pieces
- 1 ½ cups frozen corn
- 1 ½ cups frozen peas
- 2 cups cooked whole grain, such as brown rice or quinoa
- 4 cups spinach
- 1 bunch kale, torn small away from stems
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon basil
- Large pinch of red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter mixed into a creamy sauce with hot water
Add the vegetable broth or filtered water to a large pot and add the onion. Cook until onion is soft and then add celery, carrot, pepper and potato. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done.
Add the corn, peas, rice, greens and herbs and spices, except for the peanut butter sauce. Stir well and cook for another 2 to 5 minutes until the greens are soft.
Stir in the peanut butter and cook until mixture is creamy, about 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Peanut Butter Sauce
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- hot water to cover the peanut butter
Add peanut butter to a small bowl and cover with hot water. Mix until smooth. Add more water if needed to create “heavy cream” consistency.