Did you like it?
My guess is probably not.
But maybe, like me, you’ve been sick recently – and realized it isn’t all bad.
What’s great about a stuffy nose, a broken arm or a hospital stay?On the surface, and when you’re going through it, usually nothing.
At least at first.
But earlier this week, on about Day 3 of an incredibly painful, 5-day sinus infection, I realized something:
Being sick isn’t all bad.
There are actually quite a few positives hidden in there!
Do you know what they are?
Let’s take a look!
2 – Being sick is your body’s way of communicating with you. Have you ever had a mysterious illness doctors couldn’t explain? Did you ever wish someone could just tell you? The truth is, someone is telling you … YOU!
What do you mean, Jaime?
I mean that getting sick is your body’s way of communicating with you! Anytime you get sick, your body is telling you that something is off. Sore throat? You’re probably not speaking up about something. Pimples? You were likely mad earlier in the week. Heartburn? You may be afraid or fearful of something.
A few years ago, I began developing a strange sort of edema in my body. I had every test imaginable done – allergies, proteins, hormones – but the doctors couldn’t come up with anything. Then, one day while I was meditating, I heard to look into the book called, “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay. It’s a treasure-trove of information on multiple levels and I highly recommend it. And, it helped me decipher the cause behind my suffering: I needed to let go of certain things!
I was skeptical at first, of course, but over time, I started to see it working. I literally went from swelling episodes several days a week to virtually none at all anymore.
How did it work, exactly?
Whenever I experienced the mysterious swelling I would ask myself: “What do I need to let go of?” and every time I followed through, the swelling would magically go away.
Today I am 100% certain that swelling was a physical manifestation of me “holding onto things” too tightly. It usually indicated a relationship was past due, or it was time to part with a responsibility that wasn’t mine. Sometimes, though, it meant I needed to do some physical clutter-clearing. Which takes me to the next benefit of being sick …
Being sick isn’t always easy – most times it downright stinks!
And while it’s not always fun to get sick, it’s not all bad, either. Whether it’s what you need to finally get some rest; it’s your body’s way of communicating something to you; or it helps you clear out the old – being sick has its positives, too. Remember that the next time you’re not feeling up to par.
That’s all for me this week! But before you go, click here and tell me:
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Have an awesome week!