What is Health?

Health is so much more than just the absence of dis – ease!

But sadly our current global culture and society does not provide much information to what health actually is. Yes, there is a lot of talk about fitness, wellness, healthy nutrition, lifestyle etc.

But what is health?

How can we stop defining it just as the absence of dis – ease ?

Step 1 :

Beginning to understand that there is more to the physical body than meets the eye. Being healthy – radiantly healthy for that matter – reaping all of life’s rewards and blessings –  does not only involve physical health & happiness, but also emotional balance & wellbeing, mental calm, clarity & focus, spiritual connection & awakening.

Step 2 :

Let’s understand these 4 bodies holistically. Holistic meaning that there is an emphasis on the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. You have a spiritual body, a mental body, an emotional body and a physical body – that is your body as a whole. All 4 bodies need to be healthy to truly understand what Radiance means. This will help you to access all of  life’s sweetest fruit : sanctuary, authenticity, vibrancy, integrity, intimacy, spirituality and freedom. In 4 Body Health you understand and see yourself as a powerful, multi dimensional being and co- creator of your life experience. In 4 Body Health you are not the victim but the victor.

Step 3 :

Understanding what healthy versus unhealthy actually means on all 4 levels of being.

A healthy spiritual body entails intention,  intuition, honesty, faith, hope, belief, trust, abundance, receptivity, meditation, prayer, joy, bliss, compassion, unconditional love, non- judgement, self – love.

An unhealthy spiritual body  shows disharmony, irritability, loneliness, lack of trust, fear, unforgiveness, blame, victimization, lying, lack of faith and hope, lethargy, lost sense of self, loathing, judgemental , lack of self-love and unconditional love.

A healthy mental body is harmonious, clear-intentioned, focused, able to concentrate, calm, serene, receptive, observant, disciplined, nonjudgemental, noncritical, intuitive, wise, intelligent, still, silent, positive, in tune with divine will, centered, internal, quiet, peaceful, happy.

An unhealthy mental body is disharmonious, overreactive, controlling, nervous, egotistical, overanalytical, judgemental, critical, dramatic, chaotic, restless, foolish, arrogant, narcisstic.

A healthy emotional body expands and contracts with energy and breath. It is not stuck on the default button of chronic stress in the brain. A healthy emotional body is self-reliant, clean, flexible, durable, non judgemental, transparent, active, in tune with emotions, aware and expressive, willing to heal.

An unhealthy emotional body is burdened by heaviness, pent up emotions, addiction, abuse, codependency, reactivity, suppression, numbness and victimhood.

A healthy physical body is balanced, supple yet strong, flexible yet firm, energetic, strong immune system, stamina, self – generator of energy, vitality, strong presence, radiates beauty inside and out, full range of motion, rehabilitative, vibrant and self – healing in homeostasis (relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements)

Un unhealthy physical body is stagnant, has no vitality, is sick, dis – eased, reactive, suppressed, numb and stuck in victimhood.

Step 4 :

Introducing a new paradigm and understanding of 4 Body Health by integrating and implementing  a holistic approach to Sacred Self Care Practice :

Spiritually allow yourself to grow and evolve into your true nature of love, kindness and joy.

Mentally learn the discipline of silence and stillness in your life.

Emotionally give yourself permission to feel.

Physically grow a foundation of strength and suppleness, get in touch with your own body intelligence and wisdom, build a loving relationship with your body, honor your temple.

The beauty of understanding health in this way is that as you learn to take care of yourself on all 4 levels, you will develop daily ritual and routine, which will evolve into your mind, body, spirit connection. Your soul will begin to shine in your body. And that shine will be your Radiant Health.

Now what excites me even more is looking at the connection between the law of attraction and the radiant health of your 4 bodies. Go back to reading the healthy state of each body. Now imagine yourself feeling like that every single day, most of your time. What would that mean for you when like attracts like, what you focus on expands, and birds of the same feather flock together. Just connect to the grandness and beauty of that for a moment.

Be the Change.

Be radiantly healthy!

Nourish your body, feed your spirit, and nurture your dreams!

Make it all come true for you!

And of course if I can assist you in moving beyond your own self-limiting patterns or beliefs please allow yourself to ask for it by clicking here.

Sparkly kisses for you,


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  • I am a victor. Thanks so much for this illuminating post.

    LlinosApril 16, 2014
    • Oh Llinos, let’s celebrate your victory!! Let’s dance shall we?

      Nadia KraussApril 16, 2014
  • So well written. Some of the point that you have made should be shared by our medical system. Our health would be so much easier to manage if we would just follow these simple understandings.

    MaryApril 16, 2014
    • Yes, Mary. It is long lost wisdom. Shamans, Medicine Women and Healers know of this wisdom and truth. Luckily humanity is waking up and remembering 🙂

      Nadia KraussApril 16, 2014
  • So much wisdom in your words. Thanks for sharing this!

    Love and magic,

    • Thank you for being here, Sue. And thank you for reading. 🙂

      Nadia KraussApril 16, 2014
  • Nadia, what an empowering explanation of healing on all 4 levels… We are so much more than our bodies as you share. Thanks for sharing,

    Linda JoyApril 16, 2014
  • Lovely article on the important aspects of radiant health!

    Sheila CallahamApril 17, 2014
  • Great explanation of the healthy and unhealthy bodies! I appreciate how you added simple ways to start improve each area. I agree that having a healthy living practice where one nutures each aspect everyday is the roadmap to a vibrant healthy whole life. Much love Nadia! Thank you!
    -Brandy S.

    Brandy SchusterApril 18, 2014
    • Brandy, here is to a better, happier, and radiantly healthy life, taking care of our beautiful bodies. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and it makes me very happy to hear that you took something home from my blog post 🙂

      Nadia KraussApril 18, 2014
  • So well explained again Nadia, I can read and read and read it over and over.
    Great work.

    Thank you for putting it all out there for us to “swallow” it all in.

    Love you

    Jamiela BraunOctober 4, 2015

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