100 Days ago, I committed to throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, towards healing my body from the neurological condition that has challenged me for almost 10 years.
I named myself, The Healing Machine; and come hell or high water, I was going to ‘rid’ my body of the buzzing, the tingling, the nausea, the dizziness and the exhaustion that comes and goes with my condition.
This was not my first rodeo in the health and healing realm; you name a health or healing modality and I’ve probably tried it. From more conventional approaches like fitness and nutrition to less popular choices such as colon hydrotherapy and ‘Re-connective Healing’.
Nothing has ever been too woo-woo or off-limits for me in my quest to be ‘100% Symptom Free’. All I want is to feel vital, energetic and fabulous for my daughter, my husband, my friends, my family and my business.
So, when I heard an interview with a highly trained health practitioner who had developed and healed himself from severe chronic fatigue, using his top quality, well researched detox protocol; my ears pricked up.
Maybe this was the ‘one thing’ that was going to finally heal my body? Indeed, it has been very successful for many other people with auto-immune and neurological related issues.
And 100 days later, having taken every supplement, every drop and having followed the ‘advanced’ eating plan to the absolute letter, with zero ‘cheats’, I have discovered that it wasn’t the ‘one thing’ I was hoping for. And while I know without a shadow of a doubt that my body is healthier for this 100 days, I have been faced with the deep frustration of…
…’if not this… then WHAT‘?
What is going to fix me? What do I need to do to regain my energy and vitality? What the bloody hell is wrong with me?!
However, it was in the midst of this deep sense of ‘yet another failure‘, that I learnt some powerful lessons that make this ‘failure’ a complete and utter win for my life:
1. I’M FABULOUS ANYWAY
For a start, my body doesn’t need to be 100% symptom-free in order for me to be fabulous. I can choose to be fabulous anyway! A buzzing left foot or waking up tired doesn’t stop me from doing anything that I want to do. How liberating is that?!
2. MY BODY ACTUALLY WORKS WELL, IF I SHIFT MY PERSPECTIVE
Sure, some of my symptoms can be frustrating at times. However, I realised that I never get colds or flus! Well, hardly ever! Notwithstanding whatever is going on in my brain, my immune system seems to work pretty damn well. Buzzing foot vs picking up everything that’s going around? I know what I am willing to live with.
Over the past 10 years, I have built up an immense amount of knowledge about health, wellness, nutrition and the body. I would not be who I am, know what I know or do what I do today, without the challenges I’ve faced. I think that’s pretty cool!
4. I AM A WOMAN IN PROGRESS
Up until recently, I have been waging a war against my body, trying anything and everything to become ‘100% symptom-free’. No other benchmark was acceptable to me, other than absolute perfection. What a great way to set myself up for a constant sense of failure!
That is, until I recognised and accepted that perfection never leads to peace. I am a Woman in Progress and it’s the progress, not the results that I need to focus on.
5. PSYCH-K WORKS
Perceived failure has been devastating for me in the past; but not this time. The ‘why me’, ‘poor me’ and ‘what’s wrong with me’ dialogue in my head is old news, as far as I’m concerned.
Since I’ve started shifting limiting subconscious beliefs through Psych-K processes, I’ve noticed a tangible change in how I feel, generally. Previously, my mood was always ‘up and down’ and yet, since training in Psych-K and applying the tools in my own life, I have enjoyed a greater sense of peace and fulfilment in my life. That’s absolutely huge!
Irrespective of the disappointing outcome of this 100 Day challenge, I am immensely proud of my grit, determination and persistence to see it through to the end. I am committed to showing up fully in my life, no matter how my body feels, because I know I can help other Women In Progress tap into their own source of power to shift how they feel about themselves and create more of what they want in their lives. ~ Sally G X
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