My Facebook friend posted an article about Hashimoto’s. It’s purpose is to help others understand the symptoms of the illness that are so devastating.
As I pondered what to respond to this Hashimoto’s post, I wrote and erased several times before deciding to be bold, saying I reversed my Hashimoto’s. Out of all the commenters that talked about their miseries on the thread, only one was interested in how I reversed mine. Was she the only one interested in liberating herself from this awful disease? Did the others think this couldn’t apply to them or believe it wasn’t true? Your truth will convince you that you are powerful and nothing can stop you, or you that you are powerless and stuck with your present circumstances.
Years ago I was given a dream with a powerful message that has spurred me on to becoming a powerful be-ing. It has altered my choice factor greatly, and when I get stuck because all I see is a HUGE bolder in front of me, I go crazy like the tazmanian devil until I find a way on the other side of that boulder. I am not content to give up.
Before me was a dirt road and train tracks that lead straight ahead. An d way down the dirt road as far as I could see, the sun was bright and beautiful. The colors of the grass and trees were magnificent. So different from where I stood. Here it was dark, gloomy and depressing with a fog that became denser off to the right and left of me. I didn’t like how I felt in this place. Every fiber of my being felt invited and longed to make it to that beautiful place. But to get there, I had to travel through here. In my dream, taking that first step was amplified, as if to show the importance of that first step in my journey. Often, it’s the first step that is the scariest, the one that takes courage. As I moved ahead I noticed the train tracks that followed the dirt path, split off and lead into the small stalls that where before me, at least a dozen that I could see, and probably more that I couldn’t. As I came upon each stall, each had a door and a window, which had bars on them, like that for a prison cell, and while the windows offered no escape, the doors where wide open. Curious, I looked inside the first stall. What I saw shocked me. In it sat a train engine. It was huge and powerful. Beautiful! It was animated, and sat up on the part where other train cars attached. It was slumped over. It’s face was sad and depressed. I called out to it, “the door is open. Come with me” but it sat there wallowing. It couldn’t hear me or didn’t want to hear me. I marveled, here sat this powerful engine, able to get up and go and yet it believed it was trapped. It couldn’t see its own freedom. Each stable I walked past held the same image. In my dream, I move through this depressing area and made it to the bright and sunny place. I felt sad for those engines who couldn’t see their freedom. But my calls fell on deaf ears. I had no choice but to move on without them.
Does this speak to you? Are you one of those powerful train engines unable to see the freedom before you? The door is wide open and the invitation is there, but instead of seeing it, you believe you are stuck?
Look around you. There is an invitation to help you accomplish what you want. You just have to take that first step. Sadly, many of you won’t! You will not allow yourselves to receive a solution. You will choose instead to wallow in your perceived powerlessness.
To generalize the steps I took to helping my body heal, here is what I did.
I changed my diet, added herbs, balanced my hormones, made sure I wasn’t vitamin, and mineral deficient, and I was, especially with vitamin D and magnesium. I detoxed my body and home. Stopped using chemicals in most areas for home and person and these are just the physical changes I made. I learned on this journey that to heal my body, I had to start working on my emotional and spiritual health too. So during this process I faced my emotional wounds, let go past hurts, learned how to be present, how to stop judging me and truly love myself. It’s been a very enlightening journey – one that took courage.
Marianne Williamson said, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
How do you feel about yourself? Do you like who you are? If not, what is the basis for your dislike? I’ll bet it holds no merit. Many of you have been told since you were little with words or actions that you were not important. So this old programming is just that. It’s outdated, not to mention untrue. It’s time to believe something new. God told me years ago, I would get a new name. What?! I was truly confused by this message, but I never doubted it. On my journey, I’ve come to understand that a new name is a new identity and today, can begin yours!
You see, self-esteem and self-respect is important. You’ve heard it said many times. When you lack either of these selfs, what and who you are is fragile. Your relationships with others are often temporary and consists of a fragile state of intimacy. These selfs we lack, gives us no sense of individuality, no identity, no courage… thus a fear of abandonment is created. To heal and become whole in body and spirit, you must develop love, honor, esteem and respect for self! It all begins with self, and not in an unhealthy way. You are leaving the egoic self out if it. For you can not offer a gift to someone else, you yourself do not own. Love must be owned before it can be offered to others and in this sense, you must begin with self.
I love you so. I want you to know, and even more than that, feel how loved you are. When you are ready to let go of the past and are sick and tired of feeling heartache, I am here to guide you into love and a new identity. Come now, come know how amazing you truly are!! ©