It was a revelation. I know I’ll use the technique in my practice with patients, but I want to share it with you too now.
I was on the airplane, listening to an audiobook on the importance of creativity but distracted and perturbed by the gurgling distention in my intestines.
“I preach the path to intestinal health, why am I suffering with this now?” Traditional things hadn’t worked. Most recently, I had tried homeopathy, and it felt like it was almost working but my symptoms would return for no apparent reason. It was perplexing. It was distressing. “I’m going on vacation. Can this just be ok?”
So I pause my audiobook. I stop for a second and ask my body to relax. “Hey, I know, I know. I hear you. It’s been a mess. Maybe it was that day at the lake that did it. But I’ve got this. I’m taking care of you. We are on track. The homeopathy is exactly the right treatment. I’m going to make sure you get a daily dose. Trust me. I got this. I’m going to take care of you. You don’t need to yell anymore.”
And just like that, with one conversation, it calmed down. All of my symptoms subsided in an instant. A couple days later there was a slight hint of a return. I reminded my body to trust me and in the plan. “Hey, it’s ok. I remember. Trust me. You don’t need to tell me again. I’m staying on track. I’m taking care of you.”
It whispered just two more times, again I reassured it, and my symptoms never returned. I knew I was healed. I knew that I physically and spiritually took responsibility for my healing.
You may be familiar with the saying, “All dis-ease is information, not affliction.” When you hurt, you (the “I” in you) does not have a stomach-ache or a back-ache, but your body is simply trying to tell you something. There are two separate entities (you and your body) that can enter into a dialogue. If you listen to it, talk to it, reassure it, make a plan to take care of it, and share the plan with your body, that may just be enough so that the symptoms go away. Possibly the healing is instantaneous, or it takes a little while. However, the foundation of friendship is laid. The communion and communication are present. Surrender and trust, and then it’s only a matter of time.
Amazing, right! Try it.
Forgive me for calling you fat.
Forgive me for wanting you to be something you’re not.
Forgive me for not accepting you when you changed.
Please know I love you, now and forever.
You are always so gracious, serving me daily.
Wherever I lead, you follow.
Now that I’ve come home, back to you,
I see your glorious curves and softness
Where there was once straighter, colder edges.
I remember your love for and in service to life.
Forgive me, my body, your beauty surprises me,
Because it’s shockingly different, yet familiarly so.
This content is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.