In my Series 1 Blog post, I gave an overview of simple holistic steps towards recovering from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. In Series 2 and the subsequent CFS and FM blog series, I’ll highlight a particular step that you can incorporate into your lifestyle. We’ll take things one small manageable piece at a time. If you follow along with this series and incorporate the holistic techniques, you will begin to feel better and better. Moving towards health and wellness takes time and commitment, but every small step you take will move you closer to your goal. If you have questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reply to my blog posts and ask them.
I know that it is well within anyone’s potential to recover from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia using holistic methods, since I’ve done it myself! And, I healed myself when I was suffering from a lot more than just chronic fatigue (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS). I was suffering from a rare autoimmune illness called mixed connective tissue disorder. In addition to the CFS and FMS, I had scleroderma, Raynaud’s syndrome, random nerve pain, loss of digestive motility, trigeminal neuralgia, difficulty swallowing, insomnia, and panic attacks. I was a real mess. But, I healed myself holistically, when Western medicine told me there was no hope for a cure. Fortunately, for me, I ignored them. Actually, I fired them! Now, I feel great, I’ve got my life back, and I want to help others do the same.
So, are you ready to heal? Then hang in there, you can do it too!
CFS and FMS are illnesses that can result from a whole host of contributing factors, such as, dietary, genetic predisposition, environmental toxins, burning your candle at both ends, poor recovery from trauma or other illness, and unrelieved stress. In other words, however, you’ve arrived at where you are, you’ve undoubtedly run yourself into the ground. And now, your body, mind, and spirit have said enough, and are forcing you to STOP! I urge you to please listen to your higher self. CFS and FMS are all about learning or relearning how to nurture your body, mind, and spirit.
This week’s goal: Making the commitment to nurture yourself!
If you have CFS or FM, you know you can only push yourself so far. Then, you hit a wall. In fact, sometimes, you don’t just hit it; it comes crashing down on you. This is happening for a reason. Your body, mind, and spirit are forcing you to stop your current modus operandi and rethink things. It is critical to start nurturing yourself.
You must first remove the telephone pole from your own eye, before you can remove the splinter from someone else’s eye!
Wellness Assignment #1: Your Sacred Healing Space
The wellness assignment for this week is to create a sacred healing space in your home, just for you. It should be in a room where you can close the door and not be disturbed. It doesn’t have to take up the entire room, it can be carved out of a corner, but you want to be able to close the door to keep out disturbances. I want you to make a comfortable spot to sit, in a chair, on a floor cushion, whatever is most comfortable for you. Then, I want you to find some soothing music that speaks to your soul, music that calms you, fills your heart with peace, and resonates with who you are. I want you to find other items to put into your sacred healing space that speak to you of healing and love. You can add candles, crystals, healing images, special happy mementos, anything that evokes a pleasant, safe, nurtured, feeling within you.
When you step into your sacred healing space, you should feel tensions falling away; it is your own private healing hideaway. When you are in there, request that others give you privacy and don’t disturb you. Once you’ve created your private healing space, spend at least one five minute relaxation session every day, playing your music and zoning out in your comfy spot.
Ok, that is your holistic healing assignment for this week. Next week, we will build on using your healing space to do some holistic wellness techniques.
Stay tuned, and walk the path of wellness!
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with but a Single Step! ~Lao Tzu
If you’d like more personalized help with herbal recommendations and turning your chronic illness into a thing of the past, I’d be happy to help you get started on the road to recovery. You can email me with any questions, or as a bonus for reading this entire blog, if you sign up for an initial wellness consultation and write the code CFS-Blog in the comments section at checkout, you’ll receive free consultation follow up via email for one month!
Additionally, if you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, I teach an Autoimmune & other Chronic Illnesses Healing Class. You can view the details and register for it by clicking here.
I hope you have found this information helpful.
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