MIA – What I Learned In The Last Month

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You may have noticed I have been MIA from your inbox the past four weeks.

Let me explain. . .

I came down with the flu after my sister’s wedding in March. It was rough on my body that I had to cancel clients.

There goes a week.

The following week, my daughter had gastro.

Just when you think it’s over, and after I’m starting to feel better from the flu, my daughter passes me a little gastro gift and I had my head in the toilet all night. Followed by a fever for 3 days straight, not much work happened.

There goes another week and a half.

My body was getting a belting.

I wasn’t even thinking of emotionally processing, it seemed more a survival response, just trying to get through the next day.

Late last week, when my mind was back in the game, I reflected on the past month and what I realised was that the body is an amazing healing machine. ​​

  • You breathe about 23-thousand times a day.

  • Your heart beats 100,000 times per day, pumping 5.5 litres per minute, which adds up to about 3 million litres of blood a year.

  • You spend 10 percent of the day blinking. 28.800 times a day to cleanse your eyes.

  • Your skin’s outer layer sheds every 2-4 weeks.

  • It is working behind the scenes to heal when you’re injured or ill.

Your body wants to heal. And it wants to stay alive.

And the power of the mind has the capacity to heal the body.

Taking a little wisdom from Schopenhauer, who stated “find freedom from suffering in any circumstance.” Be free in the mind. Creates freedom in your body.

So I found the blessings, looked at the benefits to my clients who I cancelled two or three times in a row. Looked at how it was serving my business to not do the administration tasks I have to get done.

It made me realise that I can love what I do, but I hadn’t been taking care of my health to the degree I could have been and that it was going to be a priority.

Fast forward to Sunday night after about 3 days of feeling spiritly again.

Ohhhhhh…. Myyyyyy…. Freakin’…. God….

I’d run 12km in preparation for the Power Walkshop in June that day. I didnt overly exert myself. In fact, I struggled more than I would normally.

That night my body was in pain. Oh so much pain. I’d wake up every 20 minutes.

It flashed me back to my fibromyalgia days in 2015 when I struggled with picking up a sweet potato and grating it. I’d be that exhausted and in pain, I’d have to go back to bed again.

The following morning I had a migraine. Again, another flash back to 2016 when I had a one metre fall straight onto my head and had fell on my head.

So I thought I’d go first thing in the morning and get a massage.

This helped, but still went home and slept.

That night, my temp started to rise, and by rise, it went to 39.5 celsius (or 103.1 fahrenheit) and by Tuesday morning, I thought I’d better check to see if I didn’t have C-O-V-I-D, and yes, it turns out I’m positive.

I didn’t have a reaction.

I felt like the past three weeks of being ill was a trial for this moment. And this was my exam.

Have you ever felt this way about life?

For me it was an opportunity to prioritize health, listen to my body, follow what it needed.

I switched straight on. I asked what are the symptoms informing me of, what are my lessons here, why now, and what do I have to do to take care of my body now – and in the future. The flashbacks gave me an opportunity to heal a part of my past that I hadn’t yet loved.

Illness is an opportunity to find love.

And where you love it, you’ll find light.

In light is where deep healing occurs.

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place (and do the mindset work to heal yourself). That’s where the light enters you.” Rumi

What is your body saying to you? And are you listening?

With love and a lot of light flowing your way.



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