As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The other day I drew an image as part of an art journaling activity. Then decided to name it Topiramate, after the name of a medication. After creating the image I felt a deep level of satisfaction, but it was also quite painful. As many who will know me, will know my distaste for medications, particularly due to my personal health history and experiences. But with the debilitating of physical and surmounting life stressors, I decided to take a leap of faith, and allow the medication to heal me. With the taking of this - I also desired to change my mindset, through the idea of the art of allowing. To allow the medication to be a part of my healing. Which I now believe is another cycle within the journey of life. It's only natural to do so, because if you resist, then of course the body will resist as well. Whilst the process of healing continues, I believe that Topiramate did what it was supposed to do, but at the same time, this writing, or even my art journalling should not serve as an endorsement for a particular drug medication.
We all have individual symptoms, and how we desire to seek help for healing is also very dependant upon a number of factors. Having said this I think that medication can be viewed as part of a healing process, especially to stabilize the body and manage pain. There are times where symptoms can be relieved to give the body comfort, but there is also so much more to a physical healing and psychological healing process.
While care should be genuine. It should seek to do away with political opinion. The physician, naturopath, healer is one that should be grounded in faith. Where we could even say the hands of God, or even God in disguise. I equate healthcare, professional role, or service provider to the level of purity or the mind and heart. Non-judgement, of what and who will gain. Which is why I also think that there is much more to the story of the healthcare system. Where medications also serve to fill the pockets of pharmaceutical companies, but if we say this we can think about any other avenues of care, such as seeking to gain or make profit. It is also important to remember that naturopathic prescriptions, or medical / recreational use of marijuana, often possess medical components / ingredients similar to medicalized drugs. So can we really say one is better than another?
This is where we can think of the patient. Who just wants to feel loved, cared for and looked after. The patient could probably care less about these ideas when in a state of pain, anguish, or at the point of life / death. The patient does have a right to feel that he / she can put faith in the field, and a certain trust with the care that is received. After all one is entrusting another with one's life. Health care professionals commit the act of care each day, but we can also think about the silent crimes that are committed each day, when care becomes politicized. Sometimes we do look towards many individuals for our care, but a simple reminder is to say that maybe the hands we do find are healing us with God in disguise.