So I get up this morning and I look at my allergy medications. Yes, lately my allergies have gotten the best of me in spite of more holistic methods of controlling the symptoms. I leaned was feeling a nudge to change it up this morning and did a little kinesiology on which one would be the lucky one. I "leaned into" the homeopathic one. It was a strong lean but the others had no movement. This got my mind going on the whole energetic concept. First off, taking anything like this food or otherwise is really only treating the symptoms. So what is at the base of the allergies? As in, what is really causing my body to feel it needs to react like this and not pollen or food?
That question always leads me to my Louise Hay book, Heal Your Body. I looked up allergies and didn't really resonate with it. It referred to hay fever too, so I went there and read the words. One stuck out for me. Persecution. Hmmmm. Pulled out my journal and sat down to ponder on this. I started with what did persecution mean to me. For me, it means being attacked over your beliefs. Did I feel like that? Not in a big way of maybe how things were in the old days when folks were burned at the stake but little comments here and there. People putting their beliefs on me as to squash who I was and what I believed. I sat with this. I guess I didn't pay it much mind but there it was.
Now for you Byron Katie fans, this is exactly the time to do "The Work" which goes like this. If I feel like others are say persecuting me, then am I persecuting me? AHHHHH. There it was. I could see the little comments here and there that I directed at myself. Wow!!
My body was reacting to the little hits I was aiming at me in the course of my days. Can I turn this around? Of course, I can. I need to be more mindful of my self talk. Be more loving toward myself. In short order, I should feel the allergies lift and the outside of me comments diminish. I will continue to support my body in allergy relief until that happens, but soon I feel I will be able to feel a whole lot better.
You would think that would be the end of the story but of course not. LOL
I looked outside and the sky was overcast, in SWFL that is unusual. hmm. Interesting. Moments later I remembered that Sunday is Easter. Hey that makes today Good Friday. There are my Christian roots showing. lol So I thought to myself well that makes sense that today would be overcast and then it hit me. Today represented persecution. Yeah. very interesting.
Gwen Peterson is the Mentor of Insights and Illuminations//Helping others to refocus, re-energize and recreate their lives. In addition to this work Gwen is the Founder of Spiritual Communities Network//a global community of Teachers and Seekers of Spiritual growth with classes and events held virtually and locally and leads the Naples FemCity Collective//Supporting business women with that Soul connection. She has been featured in Natural Awakenings Magazine. To learn more about Gwen, her classes or SCN, visit: Insights and Illuminations, Spiritual Communities Network