Our card for today, Wednesday, July 23rd, is taken from the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards – Alternative Medicine – “Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for guiding me to the ideal healing treatment modality, and for giving me clear signs and messages to validate the best path for my well-being.”
At different times in our lives we may find ourselves with some physical ailment that requires medical attention. If we go to a medical doctor, we are likely to be prescribed a drug to take that will cure whatever illness we have. However one of the drawbacks of most pharmaceuticals is that in curing one thing they often cause something else due to their many side effects, and then we are prescribed a pill for that too, and on it goes sometimes.
I remember a patient I had in the Sleep Disorders Clinic where I worked who came in carrying a grocery bag half filled with bottles of pills. When she showed me the medications in the bag, she stated that a year before this she wasn’t taking any drugs whatsoever. So why is it that instead of helping us to be well, we often end up feeling worse when taking medications? As I have read before about the pharmaceutical industry, there is no money in wellness.
Something that I have come across in research I have done on wellness when it pertains to my own health is that our food should be a source of our health and wellbeing. There is a quote that I came across by Hippocrates that says: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. If we eat a diet that is consistently made up of highly processed food that contains preservatives and chemicals to prolong shelf life, those same preservatives and chemicals are affecting our bodies as was said in yesterday’s card as well.
My Avon lady had a severe allergic reaction to something she ate and didn’t know what it was until she was tested for food allergies. It was determined that she was allergic to preservatives in food and not to a specific kind of food. She was told by her doctor to shop the perimeter of the store where you will find all the fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat (not the seasoned variety), milk, and eggs. This may vary depending on where you shop but the advice was to avoid all packaged and canned foods unless the label specifically said no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives, especially sulfites.
I hadn’t seen her for a couple of months and the next time I did, she had lost a lot of weight and it was my comment on her weight loss that had her tell me about her experience with the allergic reaction. She went on to say that since she had stopped eating processed foods she had regained her health in other areas, like her asthma cleared up, her joint pain went away and she could now go for a walk without pain and her asthma acting up. I asked her if she still ate dessert (my concern as I have a sweet tooth) and she said yes as long as she made it herself.
So perhaps it’s time we take a look at what we are putting in our mouths, not only in what medications we take but also what food we eat as well. It is quite possible that by changing our eating habits most of our ailments might just disappear as happened to my Avon lady. Most communities now have at least one naturopathic doctor or a health food shop where you can receive alternative treatments in the form of herbs and vitamins, and energy healing like Reiki and acupuncture. There are alternatives available for those who want to try something less invasive.
This is not so much a reading as it is an offering of some of the little I know about alternative medicine. I do feel this card has come up to get us thinking of other ways to deal with ailments or diseases we may have in a different way than most of us have been used to. Remember our bodies are undergoing a transformation and what worked for us before may not work now, especially as we are becoming more sensitive to things we put in or on our bodies that previously our bodies accepted without complaint for the most part.
You will know if this is the right path for you to follow if it resonates within you. I am only offering suggestions and NOT saying that anyone should stop taking their medications or stop seeing their doctor. Only you know what is right for you and what you are willing to do to achieve well-being. If anything I have said here is something you would like to try then ask your angels, or Archangel Raphael, if this is the right path for you and be open to the signs you will receive in answer to your question.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
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& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ AuroraLightStar
Artwork taken from the Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards, Alternative Medicine, artist: Marius Michael-George.