Autoimmunity the symptom NOT the disease? Thoughts? (Finding your BRAVE)
(NOTE: I wrote this as an inspiration of my participation in a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Facebook group. There are several parts that speak directly to that group, but you can translate it to your own circumstance. If you are having trouble and want deeper clarification on my thoughts, please email me/comment below)
I am so curious about something a little deeper that lies below the surface here and wonder if any of you would indulge me.
In working with myself and my clients, it seems that prior to the diagnosis/tragic life circumstance/or vast change, there seems to be an inner place where the deeper questions of life rise to the surface. Why am I here? What is my purpose? There must be more to this than what meets the eye… It seems that these questions BRING the unfolding of how to find the answers.
Only the answers are only given in paradox and here’s what I mean. The unfolding of how to find the answers is given by a disease, disorder, or circumstance that crushes us. It smashes the entire ability to reason out of us. We try to mentally learn and discover and justify and understand why and how and yet it seems that we are not meant to get to the why and how.
That when we finally release our need to understand, we are taken out of our victimhood of the disease, disorder or circumstance and we are allowed the honorable and sacred position of truly coming into our being. Through TRUTH within ourselves…we are allowed to power a vehicle of empowered choice. We have to be truthful with ourselves about our emotionally laden choices and step back and mindfully listen to inner guidance (eat this, don’t eat that, rest, rest, rest..and laugh and play).
I believe our minds have been conditioned to be more toxic than gluten(or whatever your big toxin is). We are relying on our minds and our reasoning to get us out of this mess. We are trusting our bodies to others’ toxic reasoning minds (medical professionals, etc.), when the answer is so irrational…it’s about how we have given our power away to others, to the media, to the medical system, to our families, to our communities. We let them rule our daily choices about our thoughts and decisions and have created a body that is now eating itself away…right at the throat center – THYROID – our power of voice in the world., our will, our expression of choice.
We have to fall in love with ourselves, with our bodies that we have disowned. Our bodies that don’t even really exist to us. We simply want to mask it all with what someone else tells us to do to it because they know better. We don’t even know ourselves and yet what it’s really going to take is loving our bodies that are not good enough (strong enough, lean enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, etc.)
I want to state that our disease is actually the symptom, that the real disease is our inability to not be truthful with ourselves. What do you think? What are your experiences?
And as is my tradition, I want to leave you with a song of empowerment. Lovin’ this one lately because really I just want to see you be BRAVE!
How big is your BRAVE?
In courage and humility,
Margaret, The Mother of The Mother Rising
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