Mr. Joseph Thomas
Founder & CEO, ELGiVA Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
During my introductory talks with Mr. Joseph Thomas I was explaining to him the rationale of ProHolisticHealth blog and the fact that we want to have views of Business Leaders on Health & Wellness. With the blog we are creating a platform for people including Corporate leaders and Wellness Experts to discuss Holistic health in its various facets. At one point when I mentioned that health includes physical, emotional & spiritual he stopped me and asked me how spiritual plays a role in health and healing. I tried to explain to him in a very broad and round-about way. He gave me a very patient hearing and then what followed was an interesting narration from his side of all the miracles that he had witnessed through his life. Some of them captured in this blog..
In his words,
In one of our key roles of placing CXO level positions in some of the major companies, we believe and know that Health plays a very important role. In fact health of employees in all forms, are a key contributor towards productivity and motivation levels. Especially, when one is afflicted with some serious health issue or concern, the kind of burden that weighs on one’s mind cannot be undermined. It has a serious effect on the way the employee behaves and takes responsibilities on behalf of the organization. Ultimately, all this affects the overall productivity of the organization.
In the light of the above, I have to state here that I had some serious health scare during the 2002. One morning during my regular gym workouts I had severe chest pain but I somehow managed to reach home in spite of the excruciating pain. Even after a few minutes when the pain persisted, I thought it prudent to go for an immediate check-up at the nearby hospital. It was diagnosed as a heart attack and I had to be immediately wheeled-in for an angioplasty. I was fortunate enough to be under the supervision of a very senior & capable Cardiologist.
After that incident and the procedure, life was almost normal except for the diet restrictions and the post-angioplasty medications that one had to take for the rest of one’s life.
Sometime during 2007 I happened to witness a miracle healing during one of my prayer sessions at the Church, which at that point in time I was almost not aware of. I must state here that neither was I not a serious believer of anything possible beyond the realm of physical and maybe to a certain extent emotional. I was this regular guy who believed in the world of logic and scientific evidence based knowledge and sciences. I just happened to be there at this congregation and was at receiving end of this glorious blessing. After 3 or 4 days it dawned upon me that I was feeling much better, stronger, and fitter. Eventually I met a few Cardiology & got my general follow-up checks done over the years and all my tests proved me to be showing me in much better shape than in the past. In fact I almost stopped all my diet restrictions and medications. Of course, I have always steered towards moderation in whatever I do.
I know a lot of our minds cannot fathom this kind of miracles and normally one would take these experiences with a pinch of salt. Even I would do the same if I were to hear about this from someone. But what works for one, literally works for them. In fact it liberates them and affords them the freedom to lead an unhindered life, full of innumerable possibilities.
With my personal experience I have learnt one thing which is clear to me, never ever close your eyes, and mind to possibilities.
Health for me is everything to do with the Spirit and very miniscule percentage with the physical and emotional. The latter are a by-product of the all-encompassing spirit. No wonder it is said that Humans are all about the Spirit!
ELGiVA offers experienced and comprehensive solutions for a wide range of people and business needs. The practice areas could be broadly framed under: Talent Acquisition, HR Consulting & Partnering, Innovation Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Business & Executive Coaching, Statutory Compliances, Behaviour & Communication and Training. These practices headed by some very senior experienced people with a proven track record.