Mowing the lawn and cutting down the flower or leaf at the stem of a weed will not stop the offending plant from returning. You need to burrow down into the earth and eradicate the whole plant in order to kill it off completely, otherwise it will reappear. Cutting it will likely slow down its growth, but that's all. This is the same concept with dealing with physical illness and energetic imbalances, treating the "showy" symptoms is not enough. We must dig deeper, discover the cause, and treat the root issue in order to bring about a complete healing. Depending on how deep a root cause is, healing can take a while. It may take months or years, and in some cases, a lifetime. Just remember, healing is a journey.
It is actually best to treat imbalances in the early stages before they have had the opportunity to take root and manifest into the physical body. For example in the case of hereditary dis-eases, taking life style precautions (i.e. healthy diet, regular exercise) is an appropriate preventative measure.
Even in the event of "catching a germ" root causes cannot be overlooked entirely. One might ask himself why he caught the bug from a co-worker when other employees in his work place were unscathed by their exposure to the same influenza virus. What's up with that? Immune deficiencies have root causes too.
Root Cause of Imbalance Origins Include:
- Hereditary Dis-eases
- Childhood Imprinting
- Earlier Life Dramas and Trauma
- Past Life Karma
- Lifestyle Choices
- Environmental Influences
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