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Issue 6, May 23, 2009
— Caroline Sutherland, The Power of Addictions
Body Knows – How to Tune in to Your Body and Improve Your Health
The Power of Addictions
How Temptation Leads to Disease
people who are ill have obvious patterns of addiction or low self
esteem in the equation. An addiction is anything which has a hold on us
such as: overwork, exercise, sex, food, chocolate, sugar, coffee,
alcohol, cigarettes, illegal drugs, medications, money, worry, material
possessions, relationships, negativity, overachieving, gambling etc.
People can also be addicted to illness.
The grapple hook of
addictions can be an avoidance mechanism to take us off the path to
fulfillment or to prevent us from exploring issues and subjects that
expose our vulnerability.
These addictive tendencies begin in
childhood and our constant need for attention. Some people have had
very traumatic childhoods. The comfort that their addiction provides is
Our parents or caregivers kept us quiet with food,
the breast, the pacifier, the bottle, the toys, the outings, the
diversions - and the minute we squawked, we were given something to
keep us quiet. As adults, we rely upon these addictions to numb the
pain and frustration of daily life. These items give us a sense of
power and control.
Coffee drinkers, for example, can describe
in minute detail the feeling of their special brand of elixir as it
touches every inch of their alimentary tract. And yet, you wouldn’t
believe the numbers of people who are seeking optimum health while
being addicted to caffeine, chocolate and sugars, not to mention
illegal drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. As soon as people stop taking
these addictive substances, their health dramatically improves.
believe that life is all about learning, growing, and mastering certain
behaviors, the least of which are addictions. On a higher spiritual
level, addictions are interesting. They have great power over us and
they also carry negative energies, which can be seen energetically.
These negative energies or “entities” attach themselves to the physical
When I see an addicted person, I can tell that something
has a hook in them. I will see black all around them. They
unclear or dark to me as if they have a dark cloud around them or a
negative force, which is sapping their life force or vitality.
Something has a hold on them and I know that they are addicted.
the spiritual perspective, nothing must have a hold on us - no
substance, no person, no place, or possession. On a spiritual level, we
must be free, clear, and available to be moved by the universe. The
addictions derail us and keep us from fully entering life and our true
calling. Staying stuck in an addiction to any behavior means that we
are not really ready to grow up and take full responsibility for the
life that God has given us.
In another way, if we are addicted,
we are not clear. We do not emit clear, radiant energy from our bodies,
and our auras or electromagnetic fields are muddy. As a result, our
physical bodies are tired and worn down.
The emission of
radiant, clear energy from our physical selves is significant in the
area of manifestation. We desire to manifest the best into our lives on
a material and spiritual level. I believe that the emission of this
radiant energy, which comes from having a clear and healthy physical
body, and plenty of personal fulfillment, is the cornerstone to
manifesting these positive experiences.
On an emotional level,
an addicted person has a very strong little girl or boy inside them who
is running the show. “Life is too difficult and I must have my treats,
my pacifier, or something to make me feel better,” we say. When people
realize that the body they have been given is an instrument
carry them through to complete their mission and purpose in this life,
then people seem happy to let go of the addictions in favor of a
I’m often asked how I manage my own food
cravings. Like many of you, I have a strong inner child that needs
plenty of nurturing. I have to let the little child have her treats –
treats which will not make me feel sick. Because I am very aware of my
food sensitivities, I had to do a lot of research and tweaking of
recipes to find goodies that would not make my Candidiasis proliferate,
not spike my blood sugar (which would give me that tired, low energy
feeling later on), and not initiate a histamine reaction which would
trigger food allergies.
On occasion, I do enjoy a sweet dessert
or a glass of wine. I indulge myself occasionally, but it has to be
something really special. For instance, I might be willing to pay the
price for feeling a little “off” the next day for a delectable slice of
hazelnut torte or a dish of creme brulee. But it is not worth it for me
to jeopardize my program for a mundane piece of pie or just an ordinary
cookie. When, like me, you know your body so well that you can tell
when it is slightly left of center, the foods that you used to crave
will not have a hold on you. The value that you will place on a finely
tuned, healthy body will just be too great.
people are addicted to the concept of taking medication for every
ailment that they have, instead of trying to figure out where the
When a person is medicated, this presents
an interesting challenge intuitively. The body appears to me like a
road map. When a body is medicated or especially over-medicated,
figuratively, I cannot see the road map because it is covered with
clouds. Much like a person with any kind of addiction, the medicated
person appears not to be the real person in front of me, but a person
wearing a covering, masking who they really are on a physical level.
cannot stress the importance of competent, regular medical attention.
The use of medication is between you and your doctor. Thanks to
medication, hearts are regulated, diabetes is controlled, births are
limited, headaches are cured, and hormones balanced.
There is a
place for medication just as there is a place for natural remedies.
Everything works together. But, there are people who are over-medicated
and will reach for magic bullets when any symptom appears. Often, at
some level, people can be very addicted to the emotional drama that
they have created in their lives and prefer medication, rather than
dealing with its painful aspects.
Forty-year-old Inge came to
me seeking help. She was on eight different medications. I could hardly
look at her body intuitively. Energetically she was as scattered and
discordant as every member of a symphony orchestra playing off-key. Her
body was laboring under the strain of trying to deal with all of these
medications. She took pills for sleep, pills to prevent asthma attacks,
pills for high blood pressure, anti-depressants, as well as hormone
balancing medication. On the surface, she appeared to be a bright,
positive person, but beneath the surface she was dealing with plenty of
On a regular basis, she drank coffee, ate
copious amounts of dairy products to which she was obviously allergic,
and was addicted to chocolate. Yet, even at fifty pounds overweight,
Inge seemed very motivated and anxious to work on her health.
I was skeptical and reluctant, I agreed to work with her. We identified
her food allergies and the environmental factors in her home. I
suggested simple supplementation to support her body and emotional
counseling for her soul. The reduction of her medication was between
her and her doctor.
Today, Inge has lost weight, no longer has asthma attacks, and has
greatly reduced her medication.
are often addicted to their illnesses. The experience of being in pain
can bring great rewards in terms of care, nurturing, and more
importantly – love.
is a perfect example of someone who used illness in an addictive manner
to gain the attention and the helpful concern of her husband.
Paulette’s illness was her center of focus.
When I met
Paulette, I knew that she didn’t have to be ill. I frequently perceive
this to be the case in many people. She walked with a cane and was
obviously in a great deal of pain yet I knew intuitively that her body
had all of the capacity to be fully functional.
I suggested a
very simple program of food allergy avoidance, yeast eradication and
supplementation. Two days later, I had the opportunity of seeing her
again at a medical intuitive training. In just 48 hours she was able to
get out of a chair without help. I was fascinated. How could this body
that was so out of balance start to correct so quickly? I decided to
keep track of her progress and I called her a week later. She continued
to progress and had gained more mobility. She joked that she might even
have to go back to work.
A month later, I placed a follow-up
call. She had slipped back into her old habits, her old ways, and her
old addictions. Why would she want to help herself and recover? The
price of losing her doting husband’s constant care and attention, plus
the looming possibility of returning to work, was just too much.
is sad that so many people forget the basic concept - the body knows
what to do to get well. Paulette’s brief glimpse at a level of wellness
that she had only dreamed about, confirms this important truth. Optimum
health takes a deeper level of commitment than some people are willing
to make and I find as a medical intuitive, that the unraveling of this
multi-layered puzzle can be both disturbing and yet very rewarding.
has been a medical intuitive for over twenty-five years, she is the
author of The
Body Knows – How to tune into Your Body and Improve Your Health, The
Body Knows Diet – Cracking the Weight Loss Code, The Body Knows About
Hormones and her latest release, The Body Knows … How To Stay
Young. Listen to Caroline on Hay House Radio.com or one of
her free Monday Night teleconferences or visit online at www.carolinesutherland.com
Caroline Sutherland, Medical Intuitive
by CAROLINE SUTHERLAND
How to Tune In
to Your Body and Improve Your Health. This book is dedicated to
bringing you the pearls of “physical body wisdom” distilled into an
easy-to-follow formula. From cover to cover, Caroline Sutherland takes
you on an “edge-of-the-seat” journey into understanding the terrain of
the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of vibrant health.
Weaving her compelling story as a medical intuitive into fascinating
case histories; and topics such as menopause, children, the elderly,
and more, Caroline explains how to “hone” your instincts and demystify
your physical body processes. If you’ve ever wondered why you gain
weight, retain fluid, feel jittery, get headaches, have joint
stiffness, or lack energy—and want to know what to do about it—then
this book is the key to finding out the truth of your own health
Body Knows...How to Stay Young
Healthy-Aging Secrets from a Medical Intuitive
by CAROLINE SUTHERLAND
Is it possible
to actually slow down the aging process?
Health educator and medical intuitive Caroline Sutherland says yes; and
when you look at this vital, energetic woman who’s in her mid-60s, you
can tell she has a few secrets that are worth sharing.
This is a book that certainly comes along at the right time: With much
of the population moving into retirement age, and billions of dollars
being spent annually on vitamins and anti-aging therapies, men and
women are eagerly seeking healthy approaches during their later years.
Men and women are often wary about what might befall them as the
numbers tick away. Fortunately, Caroline has answers for the chronic
degenerative breakdown that leads to mobility issues, decrease in
hearing and vision, osteoporosis, and arthritis—not to mention memory
loss. With her expert wisdom and sparkling sense of humor, Caroline
covers the four components of a vibrant-aging program, showing in the
process that the body has a phenomenal capacity to repair.
This book is perfect for you if you want to live a long and vivacious
life and fulfill your destiny!