Here is my little tidbit...
On Monday, I noticed that my throat was a little sore, glands starting to swell. By Monday night, my bones had started to ache and my muscles were sore. Then, by Tuesday morning my sinuses were busy at work - I could tell that there was some external pathogen looking to take up residence in my body. Yet, I am not offering any rental lease for that space at the moment and decided that there was no way I was going to budge.
I chose not to declare war on the bug, because I find war tiring and I figure that opposition will get me nowhere here. Instead I was determined to, as peacefully as possible, live peacefully with the symptoms while I upped my intake of healthy foods, liquids and garlic ear drops. I had my mindset that we would, this little virus and I, come to a peaceful solution, whereas it would make its way back out into the air - disperse - and leave my personal residence in health.
I was also spending time meditating on where in my body exactly the bug was trying to settle in. As per usual, I was clear that the preferred locale was this little space behind my throat and nose - inbetween my sinuses and my throat. From there, I spent some efforts on evacutation planning. Strategy 1) out through my nose, strategy 2) out from my mouth.
And, lucky for me, I had an acupuncture appointment already on the calendar, which helped immensely. We have discussed the wei qi before; this is the type of qi which is dedicated to protecting us from external pathogens of any sort. My wei qi was activated and needed a little support, no doubt. Acupuncture is a great resource for boosting the power of the wei qi.
After my appointment, I came home and listened to my body - REST!!! REST RACHEL PLEASE! And so, with that, and a friendly reminder from my practitioner, rest I did. Today, my evacuation plan went into full effect. I was no longer sore upon waking and after a nice hot shower I felt a million times better.
- Check in with your body, where is the bug trying to take up residence? How can you support it moving out from the area?
- Be peaceful and take care of yourself. Pushing through it does not work.
- Check-in with the healers in your life who can help you best take care of yourself.