When an illness is a part of your spiritual journey, no medical intervention can heal you until your spirit has begun to make the changes that the illness was designed to inspire. -
There is a reason for illness, it is a lesson. There is always something to learn and the lesson will get through to you in one form or another.
Often illness is used as a method to control others and becomes an ego trip, not in any way related to a spiritual journey. Illness is about shedding the ego, not building it. It's not about control, but accepting that there is no control, control is an illusion. Life was never meant to be a struggle... we create struggle ourselves. Illness signals that we have something to learn, accept or let go. Accept the lesson, think about why you have this illness. Look inside yourself and ponder what you are meant to be learning? If you are avoiding your issues and/or your life, illness might be what is needed to get your attention. Welcome whatever is given to you, it is meant for your growth.
Lissa Rankin - "Conversation With The Other Side"
Q: Why do good-hearted people who do all the right things still get struck with chronic illnesses doctors don't know how to treat?
A: Because humans think they can control everything in life. They think if only they work hard enough- see the right doctors, eat the right diet, practice the right exercises, do the right meditation, take the right pills or supplements- then they will get what they want. Illness strikes when the soul is ready to learn that it is not in control. Illness teaches humility. Then the soul is ready to surrender to the mystery, and that's when life gets really interesting.