A Clear Vision – An Holistic Approach to Eye Health

In a world where our eyes are constantly bombarded by screens and artificial lights, it’s essential to take a step back and consider a holistic approach to eye health. Beyond conventional medicine, natural remedies and spiritual practices can play a vital role in preserving and enhancing our vision. In this blog, we’ll explore some common eye health conditions and delve into the natural and spiritual perspectives that offer a unique lens on our eye health.

Dry Eyes: Dry eyes, often a result of environmental factors from dust or pollen, or prolonged screen time, can be addressed naturally by staying hydrated and incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into the diet. From a spiritual standpoint, dry eyes can reflect a slow awakening where you realise that you are unhappy and stagnant. You may be exhausted and wanting to deny what you are seeing in your life as it would mean facing up to much needed changes. Time to release your emotions, have a good cry, go with the flow and trust it is safe to finally move forward.

Cataracts: Cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens, can be influenced by oxidative stress. Embracing an antioxidant-rich diet, including foods like berries and leafy greens, can support eye health naturally. On a spiritual level, fostering a positive outlook and embracing clarity in our thoughts may contribute to the prevention of cataracts. The ageing process and our genetics can contribute to our potential to develop cataracts but it can also be related to childhood emotional conditions. If you have realised that there was a lack of love in your childhood and perhaps you have repeated this in your adult relationships, you may be more prone to developing a cataract.

Digital Eye Strain: In our modern age, digital eye strain has become increasingly prevalent. Prolonged exposure to screens can lead to eye discomfort and fatigue. From a natural perspective, simple eye exercises, like the 20-20-20 rule (taking a 20-second break every 20 minutes, looking at something 20 feet away), can alleviate strain. Spiritually, practices such as mindfulness and intentional breaks can offer a rejuvenating pause for our eyes and minds. Make sure you are protecting your eyes from electromagnetic stress by using our Protection Pyramid.

Glaucoma: Glaucoma, often associated with increased intraocular pressure, can benefit from natural remedies like bilberry extract and ginkgo biloba, known for their potential to support eye circulation. Metaphysically glaucoma is about holding resentment and anger about what we are seeing. You may feel impatient and get anxious when you have to complete projects. Wanting to do things your own way, you may feel like a thoroughbred horse forced to pull a cart. Practices that promote stress reduction, such as meditation, yoga or breathwork can help you release some pressure.

Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, may be influenced by lifestyle factors. A diet rich in vitamins C and E, along with zinc and copper, can support retinal health naturally.. You may well have been raised in a home where you could never really see the truth. Perhaps there were secrets, lies, deceit. Did one parent lie to the other or did you have to carry a secret? Did you family put up appearances to make the family look a certain way but you knew behind closed doors it was very different? Cultivating inner vision through practices like visualization and guided imagery can help you now stand in your truth.

Pterygium: Pterygium also known as “surfer’s eye,” is often linked to excessive UV exposure, wind, and environmental irritants. Invest in good quality sunglasses and wear a wide brimmed hat. Eat foods rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Carotenoid-rich vegetables like spinach and kale can be particularly beneficial. Additionally, staying adequately hydrated contributes to overall eye moisture. Natural anti-inflammatory herbs such as chamomile and calendula can be used to make soothing eye compresses. Emotionally you are more prone to developing a pterygium if you are unconsciously starting to withdraw from life.

As we navigate the demands of a digital age and our eyes take in more visual information than ever, it’s crucial to embrace a holistic approach to eye health. Integrating natural remedies and spiritual practices into our daily lives can complement conventional treatments, fostering not only the health of our eyes but also a deeper connection to our overall well-being. Remember, our eyes are not just windows to the world; they are gateways to our soul.