One’s journey to heal from serious illness can be quite personal and at times very lonely. Along the way we have sparks of insight and even moments of magical joy – times when a deep understanding from another holds us up or when we discover things are finally working.
Below are the healing affirmations that I repeat to myself. It took me months to shape them into a truth that I could actually believe.
- Thank you for my strong body, powerful mind and connected spirit.
- Thank you for guiding my strong body, powerful mind and connected spirit to completely heal from Lyme Disease.
- I release pain, tension, fatigue and illness from my body, mind & spirit. (Take deep breath and release the energy to the universe)
- I release fear and anxiety from by mind, body and spirit. (Take deep breath and release the energy to the universe)
- I am healthy, strong and happy today and everyday.
I am not a natural optimist. I have a strong belief in the goodness within people and that by weaving that goodness and people’s strengths and gifts together with a common intention we can change the world (some would call this unrealistic optimism). But when it comes to feeling like I have power to effect my personal situation through belief, optimism often lies just out of my reach. This is where I understand the science of positive thinking to be true but my ability to really believe it will work for me lags behind.
When I hit a wall with my Lyme Disease healing, I had to confront this head on. Many of the medical signals I was getting pointed to the likelihood that I was probably not going to pull out of this through physical strength alone. My immune system was not playing ball; simply put – I couldn’t count on it to pull me through. So I had to ask myself, “What now?” True wellness talks about body, mind & spirit. Knowing my rational mind was seeing these signals and was filled with questions about whether I could completely heal, I knew I was in big trouble.
Long story short, I began to add in some complimentary healing approaches: trager massage, hypnosis and a shamanic healing session. The strands of learning that I took from each helped me to build positive affirmations that I could actually believe. I could now picture myself actually healed and I knew I had the inner strength with the help of spirit to achieve it. This helped tremendously with the feelings of helplessness, doubt, fear and depression (Being told my spirit guide was a large Siberian Tiger gave me something powerful to hold onto – picturing this strong, graceful creature I could see myself burying my face in its fur; noticing it standing beside me gave me great comfort.) Anyone who has dealt with a serious illness knows that your spirit is wounded along with your body. Traditional medicine only deals with the body leaving us to figure out how to patch together the other parts of ourselves.
No one I know can speak to this truth better than Katina Makris. Below is a link to a radio interview where she shares her incredible journey back from severe Lyme disease including long periods of being housebound and at times bed-ridden during which she lost everything (thriving career, marriage, home, etc.). It is an inspirational and instructive story to listen to whether you are dealing with serious illness or simply want to re-balance your life. I also highly recommend her book, Out of the Woods which tells this same story. Hearing her tell it in her own voice is quite powerful. Katina talking with Dr. Irene Conlan, Surviving Full Life Catastrophe.
I encourage you to have a listen then please stop back and tell me what you think . . .