We all get sick from time to time, it’s part of life really. Sometimes it is our way of telling ourselves that we have been working too hard and possibly our energy reserves are low and it is time for a rest. It can of course also be an indication that there is something deeper and more complex going on. Perhaps there is something that we have been procrastinating about dealing with. The list goes on.
I had spent a wonderful Thanksgiving week with good friends in California, and on the last day of my visit felt the telltale signs of a cold or flu coming on. My sinuses were starting to drain and I had a scratchy throat. I figured just like every other cold or flu that I have had in the past, a few days and I would be back to normal. Typically for myself, I just “weather” them and take as little in the way of medications as possible. I did a little healing work on myself and asked my healing team to lend a helping hand.
After three days, my cold seemed to be lifting and I thought I had it kicked, but by the fifth day it had moved down into my chest and my cough had gotten much worse. Again though I figured like other times, a few more days and I would be on the mend. No so.
In the fourth week, one of my ribs gave up and cracked from all the coughing and I could tell there was a lot of fluid in my lungs. By now, I had not really slept in a couple weeks, only getting maybe a half hour or hour here or there. I even resorted to getting some cough medicine from the pharmacy, but it did not help.
I decided it was time to contact some of my shamanic friends to see if they could help me out and I not only got a lot of healing energy from them, but also some good advice on very good herbal and natural remedies.
A morning or two later after a night of no sleep, I got out of bed and as my feet hit the floor, I heard a voice in my head say, ‘it is time to go to the doctor.’ Now in the past, I might not have jumped so quickly on the advice from the voice in my head, but this time I could feel the urgency.
Turns out that it had developed into pneumonia. The doctor wanted to send me to the hospital but because I don’t have health insurance, decided we would see if antibiotics would help, but she warned that if I was not significantly better within a week, I should plan on the hospital.
The first day after the trip to the doctor, I was feeling far better, and by the third day my lungs had cleared almost completely. Was it the antibiotics, or was it the help from my friends? A little of both I think. On my return visit, the doctor was quite surprised and said my lungs were completely clear. It seems that many people have had to take several rounds of antibiotics to kick the stuff that is going around.
Now the rest of the story. In the mid stages, I quit drinking coffee, and started on herbal and green tea, and also since my body had moved from a neutral PH to acidic, I cut out all acidic foods and went basically to fruits, vegetables, vegetable soups, and lots of liquids to try and pull it back toward neutral. Virus’s, bacteria and the like thrive when a body is acidic, and hate it when it is neutral or alkaline.
After I was well, I just naturally it seemed stuck to the diet I had developed while sick. I had virtually no craving or desire for any meats of any kind. I also noticed that a lot of other things had changed as well. There was a new sense of purpose and my future quite clear to me. I had a firm idea of where I was going, and there was a new “lightness” to my whole being.
Recently I’ve realized that there was a lot of “stuff” cleared out when the sickness went away, and tonight I did a little journey on it, and my spirit guides confirmed that there had been a big purge of “stuff.” As they explained things, I had the vision of my body with good number of shadowy spheres around it of different sizes. My guides told me that they were the shadows of what had been purged, and told me to touch each of them in return, acknowledge them with Aloha, and the release would be complete. With some of them I knew the instant I touched them what they were and with others, they seemed to be a blurry collection of small things.
So much more is clear to me now. First off, although I have the training to be of healing service to others on the spiritual side of things, I realized that I also need to learn more about the physical side as well through the use of herbs and natural remedies. In other words, I need to balance the two out. Secondly, I have just gone through a radical purge, and the shift in all aspect of my being, physical, mental and spiritual was a large one. I won’t say it was past due, because most of the time, these things happen when they are supposed to. Thirdly, getting really sick, and at the same time changing your diet to fruits, vegetables, soups and lots of liquids, although not the preferred way to lose weight, does just that. [Legal disclaimer: Please, don’t do this at home people] Before I got sick, I had been gaining weight and was up around 225 – way more than I had ever weighed. By the time of my second doctor’s visit I was down to 210, and now about three weeks after that, I’m down under 200.
So that is what has been going on with me, and I’ll have some more posts up soon talking about some other issues.
It’s a brand new day!