Inspiration to help you find your own way
Inspiration to help you find your own way
In October of 2020 my right knee swelled up to the size of a softball. I was completely immobilized for the only time in my life. I had inflammation flareups in other parts of my body early in the year that I was able to sufficiently handle. But this was completely different! After 10 days of not being able to reduce swelling, I decided to see my naturopathic doc, Dr Katka. I do not do traditional medicine so this was my only path.
My Naturopathic doctor ran a blood panel that showed all my systems were inflamed and the inflammation had settled in my knee. My immune system was firing. We suspected there may be a pathogen, but at my request, we did not name the experience as I would have done if going to a medical doctor practicing western medicine. Instead, we agreed she would assist my body naturally based on what we knew and suspected. I would do the internal work necessary to address the mental/emotional state causing inflammation in my physical being. I knew that work would make the biggest impact for me.
My naturopath offered me the option of being put on medication for inflammation,including steroid shots for pain to take the edge off my discomfort in the short term. I declined and told her that I am responsible for my overall well-being and was willing to do the inner work and whatever it would take naturally to come back into balance. She agreed with this path, as she too thought it was the best one in the long run for my body’s overall health. She also felt confident in my commitment to my wellbeing and ability to do the deeper work necessary to come back into wellness.
The plan of action was for me to:
Make some shifts in my nutrition, to move away from eating to boost my immune system & cleansing, and instead eat and supplement to soothe my body’s systems and decrease inflammation. I leaned into some of the Medical Medium’s (Anthony William’s)liver protocols and recipes and my doctor’s supplement suggestions.
We also agreed that breathwork and meditation would be a constant self-care regime, morning and evening. I needed to increase the care of my nervous system, particularly my vegas nerve. I contacted my breath work coach Carla w/ Divine Interest. She helped me to set intentions for my breathwork, mindset and created guided journeys to support my morning practice. In addition, I faithfully began a 4:8 deep rhythmic breathing practice at night.
Daily I soaked in a hot epsom salt and essential oil bath. This became a ritual that opened the space for physical and emotional release and healing. I practiced my breath-work meditation and emotional clearing practices while soaking.
Daily sunbathing and chakra balancing was another ritual I grew accustomed too once I was able to move around my home more easily.
I began IV therapy on day 10 of my process, during my first naturopathic visit to begin reducing pain and inflammation. Once I had addressed the pain and begun to reduce swelling, I moved to Ozone therapy on day 25 of my process. The pics you see here are of me last week at my 6th Ozone session, 13 weeks into my process. I’m alined with Ozone as an alternative pathway to maintaining and assisting the body back into balance.
My knee swelling is completely down now and I’m mobile again, walking, hiking, rowing, grocery shopping, driving, enjoying nature and my life to the fullest physically. 🙏💃 Currently I’m overall inflammation free and my body is handling easily naturally occurring inflammation from positive stress incurred with daily use, exercise etc. My nervous and immune systems are self regulating again and my body is thriving.
The piece that freed me the most was the internal work I did. My work was guided by my own intuition, Naturopath Dr. Katka and breathwork coach, Carla. The combined inspiration reminded me of the importance of spaciousness, patience, acceptance and love. My studies with PLA over the years and today / 9 Super Powers Initiation and 13Moons Initiation taught me transformation systems that allow me to deliberately access my subconscious mind and consciously make change. I was able to remember childhood experiences that had been locked down in fear ( inflamed states), triggered by the current events of my personal and worldview experiences (inflamed states). This gave me the opportunity to feel and release stories, stuck energy and locked memory. My self-care practices supported me to further heal and clear my subconscious, while strengthening my vegas nerve and overall nervous system health, immunity and wellbeing.
My True Self was coming more on-line!
Ultimately my healing was in remembering who I am as an energetic being and aligning with my True Self. Through surrender, acceptance, patience and Love I came home to my true nature and energetic essence. I was reminded that I cannot help the thoughts that come into my awareness, but I can choose the thoughts that I will give my attention to and thereby determine what experience I will have. I was returned to the healing power of gratitude for all the assistance that showed up to support me when I asked.
I believe we all have the power within us to take full responsibility for our health and wellbeing and that there are many natural and supportive systems, modalities, practices, practitioners and divine helpers available to us that are willing to guide and support us to claim the power within to heal our own lives. It’s up to us, and we have everything we need!!
These are the people, resources and practices that showed up for me:
Carla Aspesberger / Breathwork Coach
Dr. Katka & Dr Baca
9 Super Powers Initiation
My own sacred spiritual practices
The Energy Codes
PS ... I appreciate my friends, family, Zoom and all my clients that continued to work with from my bed and generously offered me my own inspiration and wisdom back to me, while holding the highest vision of my wellbeing for me! 🙏 You know who you are! I love YOU! ❤️
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