Many of you know that Dr. V. often talks about mindset as one of the most important pieces in regaining our health. She reminds us that we are not broken, and there are answers to our symptoms and health challenges. She is right!
Recently, in December, I attended the theatrical musical performance of “A Christmas Carol” in Austin, Texas, as adapted from Charles Dickens’ famous story that has been recreated for both stage and film over the years. The main character Ebenezer Scrooge serves as a great example of how mindset plays into our lifestyle, which in turn influences our relationships, and ultimately our ability to feel connection and happiness.
If you witness Scrooge with compassion, you will see him with humanity and understand his need to not “let anyone in” or show vulnerability. In the adaptation of the story to screenplay, Scrooge is shown alone at school feeling unwanted by his father after his mother has died in childbirth with him.
He was beginning to write his internal story of not being loved, worthy, or wanted. If we were to look at this from a bioenergetic perspective, his scan may have shown some energetic blocks at the heart. When I look at him from a holistic perspective, I definitely see the blocked energy of self-worth. Eventually, in young adulthood, he allows himself to love and become engaged only to postpone the wedding while hiding behind his work and needing to collect MORE. Will it ever be enough?