Winter in the northern hemisphere brings the usual concerns about colds and flu as well as immune system considerations. Robust immunity includes resilience as well as appropriate resistance. With insufficient resistance you could succumb to the stressor and with excessive resistance you could overwhelm yourself with your own over-reaction, ideally you want your immune response to appropriately scale to whatever stress arises.
A healthy spirit of immunity originates in love. I thank my Twitter chat companions who generously answered the questions I posed (see the chat transcript below) for reminding me of this. When you love and commit to yourself, you attend to your needs which boosts your immunity, in turn allowing you to support your family members, community, and everyone in your circle whether local or global.
This love and commitment manifests on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. You take loving care of your physical body and its needs, you engage your intellect and creativity, you learn to accept your feelings and seek support around them when needed, and you engage in thoughts, practices and activities connecting you to spirit, to your soul identity and what moves you. You widen your net of acceptance, non-judgment, and generous self-care, inviting all manner of support and reciprocating it as well. This loving investment invites robustness, a cushion against unexpected events. This cultivated immunity also enables you to broaden your sphere of influence and impact while fulfilling your soul’s purposes.
I moderated a “Well World” Twitter chat on this topic on December 1, 2013. If you’d like to read my questions and the community’s answers about immunity, you can view the chat transcript here.
Here are two of the questions I posed in the chat. What actions do you wish to take to improve your immunity? What actions do wish to take to improve family/community/global immunity?