Archives for: October 2010
Can we heal the body like it’s a machine? If we strengthen or replace its parts will it work just like new? I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease. I’m taking numerous supplements and medicines to treat the variety of problems my body is experiencing. I’m getting plenty of sleep and rest. I am not allowed to do any aerobic exercise, but I do yoga daily. And of course I eat from my Explorer Swami list. But, is this enough?
I’ve noticed as I’ve started to heal that some very strong emotions have come up. I can suddenly feel very sad or very agitated. Sometimes there is a memory attached to the emotion and sometimes it’s just raw feeling. If I let myself feel the emotion (without judgments) and try not to think or figure it out, it eventually calms down and goes away. Do our bodies store strong emotions that contribute to our illnesses? If so, can we really get well unless we release these emotions as we heal?
Most of my symptoms are heart related. So healing my emotions is very symbolic. I must open my heart to heal my heart. I’ve had to ask my friends and family for help – money, time, emotional and physical support. I’ve always had a very difficult time asking for help. And now, to heal both emotionally and physically, I must ask.
Life will always give you exactly what you need.