As I Get Older I Get ‘Weller’, Not Sicker

by Carmel Reid, Somerset UK

As we get older, there seems to be a common way of thinking – that we will deteriorate.

I remember the stage in our lives when my husband found himself standing at the village community centre bar discussing his ailments with a neighbour and comparing what tablets they were on. They were like the two old men in the Muppets.

Why do our bodies get sicker as we get older? Why do we assume it’s normal?

Is it really something we all have to live with as in, “it’s just old age, I guess”.

Well, here’s some news for you – I have bucked the trend – as I’ve got older, I’ve got ‘weller’, not sicker.

I have gone through a ‘normal’ life of smoking (no drugs though), partying, late nights, loud music, binge eating, caffeine drinking, alcohol drinking, failing marriage, extra-marital relationships, and stressful job/ family life. I ended up with obesity, arthritis, hyperactive thyroid and atrial fibrillation (heart).

Eventually my body shouted STOP!!!! It gave me an arterial clot in my right leg. Fortunately I didn’t lose my leg, but it was enough of a scare to make me take a long hard look at my stressful lifestyle.

A year later I met Serge Benhayon, from whom I have learned a great deal about truly healthy living and how to build healthy relationships.

Now, at the ripe old age of 62, I am living on my own and developing a loving relationship with myself: I don’t smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol, I eat gluten and dairy-free, and my working life is simple and stress-free.

So far, and with medical support but no surgical intervention, I have reduced from a Size 22 to a Size 12, I no longer get colds or sore throats, my thyroid is back to normal and only yesterday my doctor confirmed that I no longer have atrial fibrillation. How cool is that?

OK, so I still have irregular heartbeats, arthritis and dry eyes, but in view of the way my body has become healthier as I’ve got older, who knows what might be possible?

It goes to show that by making healthy choices at any time in our lives, we can help our bodies to help themselves return to their natural way of being.

I love it!!

Related Reading:
Listening to my Body

152 thoughts on “As I Get Older I Get ‘Weller’, Not Sicker

  1. Carmel this has been my experience too, I am now in my early seventies and I can honestly share that my states of health and wellbeing are the best they have ever been. I know this is as a result of my choices to take tender loving care of my body and recognising the importance of it, as the vehicle for my soul on earth.

  2. It is a sad fact the we have accepted our lot in life is to get through life as best we can, and before we die, we give up as seemingly there is not much to live for. You have indeed bucked the trend and highlighted just how through every cycle of our lives we have the opportunity to grow, learn and explore deepening our relationship to an inner-world, our Soul, and with this the is much to share and interact in the world with.

  3. We tend to assume that sickness and wellness do not mix and that sickness is only related to illness. Illness lead to sickness but wellness may lead also to it. Yet, the resulting sickness does not have the same meaning or overall impact.

  4. ‘As I Get Older I Get ‘Weller’, Not Sicker’ Me too Carmel! I feel a loveliness and an inner strength that grows, even as my body is changing as it grows older.

  5. Even if we get ill, we are still evolving, our bodies are releasing the effects of all our choices throughout all our lives, and as a result we can be clearer, energetically lighter and feel younger.

  6. It is amazing to feel healthy and vital as we get older while our bodies are naturally deteriorating, it is the way we care for our bodies that is the key, living lovingly with our selves in nurturing and self care which give a true quality to our aging bodies.

  7. We need to hear more stories like these, as the belief that we can blame any deterioration on our age is rife in society. This is such a great ‘get out of jail’ card as it means we don’t have to look at how we have been living.

  8. There are more and more of my elder friends who are becoming amazing role models for the younger generation, showing that you can be sexy at 70, active at 80 – there is no limit to what we can achieve regardless of our age.

  9. As I read your blog Carmel, I thought of vintage cars and how well they are looked after and how beautifully the engines still run, so it makes sense if we look after ourselves that age should not necessarily mean we get sicker, but wiser through our experiences.

  10. As our body ages it does start to wear out, we can’t deny it so why not appreciate, support and embrace it and do it with as much dignity and commitment as we can.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s