OK I rarely get sick anymore these days, but when I do I really study it to find out how and why I got sick so I can use that information for myself and for clients as future preventative tools. So let's look at my journey this week into horrible chest congestion...
Monday I had a great time doing an interview on Hi-Frequency Living with Eddie and Friends (which is available for replay at www.latalkradio.com/Hifreq.php - scroll down to the August 31st show and enjoy!). When I got home I had a slight sore throat - no big deal, I took a few droppersful of Sovereign Silver which usually gets rid of any illness quickly.
Tuesday sore throat still noticeable but not as bad. More droppers of Silver. My mom and I continue to battle over the thermostat - she likes it subzero freezing and I LOVE the heat and warmth. So I end up freezing most of the day while I work. Sore throat worsens by the end of the day.
Wednesday sore throat is worse, but I have a busy day and once I get out and into the heat and am busy, I feel better. I have now closed the vents in the rooms I spend most of my time in as tightly as they will go and spend most of my time in those rooms to avoid the cold. I can tell mom is getting mad and close to one of her emotional meltdowns because I have had a busy day and now choosing to stay in warmer rooms and not spending much quality time with her. Stress ensues.
Thursday I feel a lot better, almost back to normal as I drive to Ventura to have lunch with an old friend but have to cut our visit short to rush back home for an afternoon interview call. The call never comes. Mom is still acting on the verge of angry, bored, frustrated, meltdown. I spend time with her in the evening (after Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune have ended) and we watch "That's Entertainment" while the end of the couch I sit on is right under the air conditioning vent so I am bundled up in a fleece blanket. Mom is happy which alleviates my stress a bit but I am freezing.
Friday I wake up with horrible chest congestion, again retreating to the warmer rooms in the house. I want to go to my hammock outside which is my refuge and my favorite place of complete peace and rest but the air is so bad from the fires all week, I decide against it since I'm having lung problems as it is. I take my remedy of apple cider vinegar, raw honey and cayenne pepper with some hot water and I feel it loosen things up. Then on to a steam shower where I sit under the stream of water as hot as I can get it and breathe in the steam. I am feeling run down and cancel my appointments for the day but make an appointment with my acupuncturist which is where I go when an illness has progressed too quickly for me to handle alone. That makes me feel a bit better and loosens up my chest so the painful coughing and expelling process begins. Sorry, I know, gross...
More apple cider vinegar concoction several times that day until my husband comes to pick me up for the weekend. Yay! We both love the heat so I will have a weekend of warmer temperatures and air conditioning only to cool down occasionally. More ACV drink and Chin Chin for dinner with a rented movie - our Friday night routine. I actually slept really well considering the painful coughing in the evening.
Today I woke up still congested...more ACV drink, another steam shower, more expelling and by golly, I am almost back to normal! But here is the emotional part of the equation...
A sore throat represents several things - angry words or not feeling able to express yourself. Makes sense...one word...Mom.
Chest congestion/lungs can mean not fully breathing in life - again, makes sense as I felt trapped as to what to do about my mom's emotions (and the thermostat) while attempting to still live my life and take care of myself.
Fortunately, the Tapping Summit for Emotional Freedom Technique started on Thursday and goes on for nine days so I am getting much assistance in expanding my EFT tools and using it on myself to clear up these issues. Good news on that front - I used it last weekend to get over my chronic sugar addiction and it worked! I was astonished, even though I have been doing EFT for several years and I know how powerful it can be, still - my sugar cravings can be monumental. I have had no cravings all week and I have lost 3 pounds! We'll see how this week goes as it will be PMS time...
So my point of sharing all of this is to remind you, in addition to taking good care of yourself on a physical level every day, pay attention to the emotions going on in your life and the things that are affecting you in a negative way and find ways to dissipate them before they turn into an illness or any other problem. I'm telling you, EFT is the way to go to eliminate negative emotions, thoughts, beliefs, physical issues...it's nothing short of amazing.
Have a happy, healthy holiday weekend!
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