I was talking recently with a woman about her smoking, how she wants to quit but finds it to be very difficult. How she would like support, some kind of program, and to understand why she is addicted not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. She had a great idea — a quit-smoking spa! To go away for a month and create new, healthy patterns, to readjust, to escape unhealthy influences in her daily life, and in some ways, to recreate herself. I think this is a great idea. Anyone know of a spa like this? Let us know!
I also told her I’d let her know what metaphysical diva Louise Hay had to say about smoking, and here it is, from the You Can Heal Your Life book, in a slightly re-arranged order:
Emphysema and heavy smoking are ways of denying life. They mask a deep feeling of being totally unworthy of existing.
The Lungs represent our capacity to take in and give out life. Problems with the lungs usually mean we are afraid to take in life, or perhaps we feel we do not have the right to live life fully. [private note to A: do you have the right to go riding? what would life be like if you did?]
Women have traditionally been very shallow breathers and have often thought of themselves as second-class citizens who did not have the right to take up space and sometimes not even the right to live. Today, this is all changing. Women are taking their place as full members of society and breathing deeply and fully.
It pleases me to see women in sports. Women have always worked in the fields; but this is the first time in history, as far as I know, that women have gone into sports. It is wonderful to see the magnificent bodies that are emerging.
If you would like help quitting smoking, call Heather today at ********. Find the roots of why you smoke, clear yourself of them, and heal.
So many of us feel that money is the most important thing in our lives, and that we could not live without it. This is not true. There is something far more important and precious to us without which we could not live. What is that? Our breath.
Our breath is the most precious substance in our lives, and yet we totally take for granted when we exhale that our next breath will be there. If we did not take another breath, we would not last three minutes. Now if the Power that created us has given us enough breath to last for as long as we shall live, can we not trust that everything else we need will also be supplied?