“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill.
As you create new images in your life: health, relationships, careers, etc. the old will die off as the new appears. This can appear as “hell”, or simply as frightening/disorienting “space”, on the way to your new vision: this is the time to KEEP GOING. Keep your eyes, being, daily habits focused on what you are creating.
Culturally we are so accustomed to “bandaid” cures that we are actually unfamiliar with the true healing process. We take pills to “get rid” of inflammation or put steroid creams on our skin to get rid of symptoms: essentially: we are so used to repressing symptoms over and over again that we are very ill-equipped to understand the process of facing them, trusting them as teachers and signals for health, growth and change, and for understanding when a symptom needs a more urgent or allopathic response or when it needs a trusting healing process following the orienting of the body into the picture of health.
The healing process in the body is a beautiful process of inner cleaning, which includes, death. Cells die, and then the body removes the waste out of the body for the new blueprint to emerge.
We get high fevers and sweat and call ourselves “sick” when that is actually the body being in a very healthy healing process, or we get mucus while the body is getting rid of toxins and we say something is wrong.
This dove tails with the knowledge of rhythm because, oftentimes, we actually can reverse our process or jump off of the train of our new healing program when we come across the symptoms of change in our lives.
Many say that they want change, yet, when faced with the reality of the new, unknown feeling of the new picture of health, or life joy, emerging, will run backwards.
I once had a client describe it as if it was like I had lifted up a giant rock that had been sitting on top of their life: now they felt all of this bright light and scurrying about and a disorienting new feeling of space. I once was working with someone who had lost feeling in their arm for 10 years following an elbow surgery and after about 10 minutes the feeling started to return: in the form of burning. I can tell you that the regeneration of those nerve endings in the form of giving the person the signal of burning rather than not having any signal was healing, yet it was not pleasant. I have adjusted newborn babies who were not having bowel movements and after the adjustment they were making regular bowel movements sometimes 5 in a day. The parents joke about giving the baby back and reversing it, though I know they would never want that. Sometimes the proper response to healing is messy, burning and disorienting 🙂 Keep going!!
Like the video I have on my blog describing rhythm: this is the time to stay focused on what it is that you want.
Just like cells die in the body as the healing process occurs, “cells” die in our life as our new life image emerges and change comes about in our life.
This is the time to understand that the process of creation is happening and to stay focused on what it is that you want while trusting the process. Some parts of our life need urgent care just like there are certain symptoms or life events in our bodies that require a hospital or ER visit.
If we can train ourselves to slow down and trust in the life process then we can learn to recognize the difference between “911” and “trust in the natural process of change/healing.” We can learn to feed ourselves the nutrition that we need in order to keep going on the path to vitality & thriving.
Great food for healing/creating a new life image: repetition of good food, good daily movement, daily relaxation and recuperation and daily focus and concentration on the new image. Choosing professional holistic health practitioners to help you along the way, and then sticking with it, is a powerful way to move forward in your life and to stay supported in creating new habits of health, wellness and vitality. They are new HABITS and they require diligence to create in the face of sometimes decades of mental/neurological training in the opposite direction of the new habits we are creating. We CAN change, it just requires diligence and trust!