Why do I want to be sick

Illness as an opportunity: why we (unconsciously) don't want to get well

Almost all people are born in the natural order, safe and sound. In order to maintain this state, our body has a unique regulatory mechanism: self-healing. But more and more often it seems to fail. So the exciting question arises: Why does self-healing not work? Or: Why do some even sabotage their health?

Do you like to be sick? Absurd question - the answer is certainly no! It is common for us to want health. At the turn of the year, for a birthday or simply when someone sneezes. And of course even more so if someone is seriously ill or even chronically ill.

But hand on heart: who of us does not know certain situations in which we can Wanted or actually created the disease? Earlier at school, on the day of the math exam or at work, when we are bored with the job or the boss is annoying.

The hidden intent of disease

Suppose a disease is a unconscious means or a method to achieve a goal or a hidden intention, then the disease is needed precisely for that purpose. And as long as the disease is needed for something very important, the patient must maintain it on an unconscious level and prevent promising therapies.

Medical professionals and therapists report almost unbelievable stories of the chronically ill don't seem to really want to get well. As soon as the first signs of treatment success can be seen, they only take the prescribed medication irregularly or stop them altogether.

Other patients keep changing doctors and thus prevent continuous therapy. Treatments often do not work as expected or a secondary disease shows up shortly afterwards. It looks like one Self-sabotage.

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When the soul knocks - therapy resistance and simulation of illness

The reasons for limited self-healing or resistance to therapy can be found, in addition to an unhealthy environment and diet, primarily on the mental, subconscious and the soul-spiritual level of the human.

While the conscious mind only controls about 5 percent of our behavior, 95 percent of our actions are mostly unnoticed controlled by the subconscious. In fact, this authority determines how we decide in life and for what reason we do something. In difficult life situations Tried and tested behavior patterns are mostly used unconsciously.

Just as we simulated an illness as a child out of fear of difficult class work and were allowed to stay at home, in later professional life some of us fall back on this tried and tested solution in overwhelming situations: the simulation of an illness. And as a simulant, you often actually feel sick.

Illness as a chance for reflection on the way to oneself

As soon as we understand the goals, procedures and decision-making behavior of our subconscious and become aware of them, we can shaping our life purposefully. This awareness process often runs like this: Similar to a signal transmitter, our inner authority wants to draw attention to the fact that something is apparently not running smoothly in the “overall human system”. Something that wants to be seen, respected and maybe changed or realigned.

Most of the time, problems show up over one longer period in different areas of life and unheard they often end in a chronic or even life-threatening illness. The subconscious being uses or creates a seemingly necessary illness situation and maintains it. Only when the deeply hidden intention understood and acted accordingly, the subconscious - and subsequently the body - is ready for a solution and healing.

A challenging life situation can ultimately be very valuable, even in the form of illness. It is like one Call of the soul. For many people it is a point of reflection and a turning point on the way to themselves. As soon as they have become aware of themselves, they recognize the meaning of their being and begin to live what they have always been at their core.

Key to Self-Healing - Finally Saying Yes to Life

But how can you find out for what hidden reasons a person does not want to get well or does not want to change his difficult situation? And how can you resolve the underlying intentions? As soon as this is recognized and resolved, experience has shown that the disease is no longer needed as a means and healing is basically possible.

Being healthy sets a clear decision ahead: to say YES to life! Some people have not yet really made up their minds about life here on earth - and about facing challenges with all their ups and downs and being the creator of their lives.

On the contrary, they believe that others rule over them or that fate controls their lives, and so they persist in a victim's existence. Your challenge is to take responsibility for yourself and your own recovery.

The YES to life is not only the prerequisite for the healing of the body. Above all, it is the foundation for the human essence to be able to express itself unrestrictedly in life and to realize what it was born to do in this world.

This text by Wulf-Peter Paezold is an excerpt from the magazine maaS No. 5 'body and mind'.

All issues of the maaS magazine can be viewed and ordered here.
The titles No.1 Profession and Vocation, No.2 Women and Men, No. 3 Living and Dying, No. 4 Me and Community, No. 5 mind and body.