Today I had an interesting experience that has not happened to me before. It was so profound I feel I have taken an important step in my own evolution in how I approach my body.
This morning when I woke up I had a massive headache that was most likely a ricochet from slight dehydration, motrin, poor sleep - all from dealing with what I think is the flu. After my family left the house I made my breakfast and after attempting and quickly giving up, I realized that my headache had become a migraine. 2 motrin, several drops of peppermint and lavendar oils liberally applied to my head and neck and a cold compress later, I decided my only recourse was to lie down for a nap.
Now enter the reflux, which I have been dealing with off and on since my dad became ill, nearly 2 years ago. My options were either to lie there with my migraine feeling better while my reflux wreaked havoc on my body, or sit up to deal with the reflux but aggravate my migraine. Or, reach deep within as well as go without to bring balance to my body.
I've read for years about this technique, but today is perhaps the first time I've been able to do it myself. I reached out to my higher self and asked for assistance and for a few minutes, began to use the Ishaya meditation technique that I have used for years. Then I began to speak to my body, telling it how much I love it and that I am working hard to care for it. I alternated between the meditation and speaking lovingly to my body. Soon the reflux and the migraine dissipated and I relaxed into deep 2 hour sleep, which was the best sleep I have had in 4 nights.
One of my challenges is consistency in all things and I hope that as I focus on my health in 2019 that I can remember this and make this part of my daily health practice! I want to encourage you to try this sweet talk - this self love talk to your body and your self.
As we approach Valentine's Day, though not part of the tradition, throw some self-love in the mix.