Have you ever encountered one of those life changing moments that just show up out of the blue?
Well, today sure started with one of those moments!
When I woke up feeling better because I had taken the time to go to the doctor and get some medication for my horrible case of the flu, I said out loud:
“Wow, do I ever have bad behaviors when it comes to being sick!”
This took my mind on the road back to being a six year old child, standing at the bottom of the stairs, holding onto the railing of my house, while I was on my way to school and my mother asking me what I was doing. I stubbornly answered, that I was going to school, my mother came down and checked my temperature with her hand, started to laugh and told me I needed to go back into the house, lay down and she would take my temperature. My temperature was 103 degrees, and the reason I was holding onto the railing was so that I would not fall over!
I remember being told that it was not good to be sick like that (an innocent enough comment) and that I would be well soon. Ah, it’s too bad your sick!!!!! Thus my journey of not knowing how to be sick in my lifetime began!
I learned that it was not good to feel bad, and that feeling good was what it was all about, and if I didn’t feel good I should because I certainly can‘t feel bad!
That was what I was here for was to feel good. Did any one in my life teach me how to be sick! No, they only taught me how to be better and if I wasn’t better that was bad!
Through my life I have been sick many times, I have been hospitalized, air ambulanced to intensive care, had pneumonia 12 times, and the list continues, but if anyone asks me if I am sick, I answer simply No, “Not bad at all”!
Just shortly after all of this great information came to me, my friend Red Feather showed up at the door, essential oils in hand, and helped me to understand that being sick is good, and it teaches you to ask for help when you need it, and if you don’t know how to ask for help, it will just show up, especially when you don’t know how to ask for help, our guides will come out to assist us. As she put together the oils and applied them for me she talked about how my mother, who is not longer on earth plane, showed up and let her know that she needed to come and do this now! While she was here another individual phoned to check to see how I was doing and ask if I needed anything? The next thing I knew she delivered a pot of home made soup. My sister then called me from her vacation spot in Palm Springs and said that she wished she was here to take care of me and asked the reason I kept saying that I was getting better over the past four or five days. Amazing how I received this profound lesson and had it reinforced with in just a few hours.
What I have learned about being sick is:
- I cannot cure everything myself
- Being sick is real
- It is good to be sick, not bad
- Owning your illness’s are a sign of strength, not weakness
- Telling people “it’s too bad your sick” will never pass through these lips again
- Natural medicines are great however, so are regular medications when you need them
- Some Doctors are really very intuitive and smart. My doctor of two years hit my problem head on yesterday. His first comment was “You need to go to the hospital”? and he hadn’t even examined me. He said “you never come and see me until you are very sick,” you want me to send you to the hospital? I replied “No way, I don’t do hospitals and he smiled, checked me out and gave me $150.00 worth of medication and sent me on my way home. Before I left he reminded me that I have 3 reasonably serious medical issues, COPD, Asthma, and Systemic Lupus and that sometimes I need to look after these things quickly!!!!!! He also said that I do not need to make an appointment to see him, that when I am sick just come to the clinic and he will see me without an appointment any time he is there! Wow, does he know what he is doing when it comes to handling the complexities of my thought processes, and left me no room to make excuses for not going to see him!Learning too be sick is a bit tricky for me but I know it begins with owning my illness
- Moving to the moment and feeling the sickness, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually and then acting on the feeling I have in the moment right now is most important.
- Ownership of being sick works, denial only tends to make me sicker
- It is an exciting and new journey to learn how to be sick and be O.K. being sick and
- Right now I am feeling tired, sleepy, and thirsty, so this is the end of this writing for today and I will continue to update it as I learn more about THE DAYS WHEN IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO FEEL BAD!
Peace, love, light, blessings!