Updated on August 5, 2017
Hello Hot July!
Life is so interesting isn’t it? Never know what’s coming our way or how things will be presented to us. We think we’ve completed something and then another layer bubbles to the surface. Being human can be exhausting sometimes!
I found out something very interesting about myself this week, I have alarming amounts of asbestos in my lungs. I’m the healthiest I’ve been in over a decade and yet I somehow managed to inhale high amounts of asbestos at some point in time and it chose to show up now. If you’re not sure what asbestos is, google it, it’s a poisonous fiber used in the construction of buildings from around 1930-1970.
I have no idea where I got it from. People who contract asbestos poisoning may not show symptoms for up to 40 years. Regardless, if left untreated it can result in life-threatening illnesses.
Now, do I share this out of fear and to have you worry about me? No. I’m going to be fine. Besides an extremely itchy rash, somewhat constricted chest and shortness of breath, I’m great. I believe we’ve caught it early and I’m confident through immune boosting activities and food elimination as my DR recommended, I’ll be able to heal this thing.
What’s interesting to me is the emotional component to physical manifestations. My DR shared aliments and constrictions to the chest and respiratory system stems to the emotion of grief. A light bulb immediately went off, I have been processing A LOT of grief in the last 3 months. When I tune into where the grief lives in my body, I can feel my chest constrict and my breath get shallow. This emotion definitely has a physical response.
I also know that I’ve repressed some of the grief, because it became just too much to bear. I needed a break from the grief. Energy never just goes away though, it must be redirected to be released from our system. So if I push the emotion of grief down, it doesn’t make it disappear, it just puts it further down in my energetic body. And IT WILL MAKE AN IMPACT ON MY LIFE. I may start to sabotage my relationships to fight back the grief, I may go numb to not feel it, the grief needs a way out, and if I don’t allow it a healthy mode of transportation, IT WILL ACT OUT.
Am I saying to feel things all the time and constantly work at getting them out for fear of holding them in? No. Use wisdom and compassion to guide your needs. At times we do need a break from the deep sadness, we do need to put the tears down for a while and go laugh and have fun with our friends. However, it’s important to be honest with yourself, and aware of what emotions you may need to come back to at a later time when it feels like you’re stronger and in a better position to work with them.
What physical ailments or dis-ease are you experiencing? What does the emotion behind the dis-ease feel like? We must acknowledge the root for true healing to take place.
Take care of yourselves dear ones, sending all the love from my-itchy-scratchy-self 🙂
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