You’re Already Perfectly Healthy: Understanding a New View on Wellness

Our culture often sells us the idea that health is something we need to constantly chase – a state of perfection we’re always striving for but never quite reach. But what if there’s a different way of understanding health?

Bentinho Massaro offers an interesting perspective. He suggests that we’re already perfectly healthy at our core. Any illnesses or discomforts are simply signs that our internal guidance system is working perfectly. When we get sick, it’s because something about the way we’re thinking doesn’t match up with who we truly are. Ben calls it “misaligned thinking.”

Think of it like this: your body’s “check engine” light is your health. When things aren’t great, it’s like that light coming on. It’s telling you to pay attention and figure out what’s out of balance. This leads us to his two definitions of health:

  1. Unchangeable Health: This is the perfect health that’s always with you, the part of you that acts as a guidance system. It can’t be taken away or added to.
  2. Changeable Health: This is how we feel healthy (or not). It’s about vibrancy, physical sensations, and overall well-being. This type of health IS influenced by our thoughts and alignment with who we truly are.

So, here’s the interesting part: Ben believes that all physical discomfort stems from misaligned thinking. It’s a gradual process. First, you have a negative thought. If you don’t address it, you start to feel emotionally down. If you ignore those feelings, eventually, those negative patterns start to show up in your body as discomfort or illness.

Now, this isn’t to discount medical care or advice. But with this perspective, Ben believes that any condition, as long as you’re alive, can be reversed. If you’re still here, your higher self believes there’s still hope, that you can shift your reality. However, there’s also a point where your higher self might recognize you’re too caught up in your own limiting beliefs to wake up to your true nature. That’s when things can take a turn for the worse.

While this may seem radical, remember: the higher self’s priority is waking up to its own empowerment and learning. If this life isn’t serving that, it may pull its consciousness ‘out’ to explore something new. That’s Ben’s perspective on death.

For most of us, though, this is hopeful news! It means we can become conscious explorers of our own well-being. It’s about paying attention to the guidance your health is giving, then working with those thoughts and emotions. The more aligned you become with who you truly are, the closer you’ll come to a vibrant, healthy state of being, both inside and out.

Quote: “All disease is a sign of perfect health, it means your guidance system is working.” – Bentinho Massaro

Bible reference This perspective aligns with the idea of our bodies being temples for the divine: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” – Corinthians 6:19

Summary Points

  • You have an unchangeable core of perfect health. This is your internal guidance system, always present.
  • Physical illness or discomfort signals ‘misaligned thinking’. It’s not punishment, it’s your body telling you that your way of thinking isn’t in sync with who you truly are.
  • Healing is possible at any stage while you’re alive. If you can still hear and understand this idea, your higher self believes there’s still a chance for you to shift your reality.
  • Death, in Ben’s view, is the higher self’s way of ending a life when learning and growth have stalled. This happens when someone becomes too stubborn or rigid in their thinking.

Inspired Actions

  • Pay attention to your body’s signals. When you have negative thoughts, emotional lows, or physical discomfort, these are ALL valuable clues.
  • Question your thoughts. Are those thoughts truly aligned with who you are and how you believe the world works? If not, that’s the misalignment to address.
  • Work towards greater alignment. Explore how to bring your thinking more in sync with your true self. This might involve meditation, journaling, self-inquiry, or other spiritual practices.
  • Cultivate a sense of self-trust. Learn to listen to your inner guidance, even when it contradicts the world around you.