I am at the tail-end of having a two-week bout of some upper-respiratory-thing, some “flu”.
It started in a very busy week that included 1. a wedding, 2. a funeral, 3. a two-day intensive workshop on dreams and imagination. By the end of that week I spent three days in bed feeling unwell, lungs a’crackle.
Why did I get sick? I have not had a cold or flu for quite a few years, so why now?
Was it just the effect of some devious, malevolent and nasty bug that made me sick?
Was it my body telling me to STOP – just Stop – after a very busy period? It was mid-January after all, and all the busy-ness of Christmas and New Year were only just behind us.
Was it magical thinking? I had only days earlier proudly told my partner that I had not got sick in 2017. I’d had the flu very badly in the middle months of 1997 and 2007, even ending up in hospital in 2007, so it wouldn’t have surprised me had I got sick in 2017. Did I attract this illness because I had dared to speak of it, and so setting my body up for failure?
Or was it, as I suspect, a smattering of the first two, but mainly the after-effects of a series of deep and powerful energy healings I’d had over the previous months that my body needed to integrate?
I often tell my clients, especially after the first time they come to see me, which often turns out to be a big session, not to be alarmed if they have physical symptoms. These can be flu-like symptoms, tummy upsets and emotional upsets. The energy healing sessions I’d had included big Karmic and past life releases, insights into, and letting go of emotional and physical patterns I had been holding to for almost my whole life, and also integrating new energies. No wonder my body responded by getting sick!
The body is a wonderful thing. When it gets sick it tells us we have blocked energies, or stored up emotions and that we have reached a stage where we can acknowledge, process, and release them. When we do this important energetic and psychic work our cells respond by releasing toxins. It is the release of the toxins that can cause symptoms of illness, sometimes called a “healing crisis”.
And then a miracle happens; our wondrous body starts to heal. All the cells in our body can start to repair themselves, right down to our DNA.
The repair happens at a cellular level, every single part of us is transformed and renewed. We may not be twenty-one again, but as we release the old the Divine energy that courses through our bodies will give us greater energy, vitality, and above all, Love.
I see the beautiful wisdom of the body as a guide for where and how we can heal our Spirit, and when we have begun to heal our Spirit to let go … just let go.
As we integrate our healing our Spirit soars, in this amazingly beautiful Human Experience we are having.