L.Y.M.E. = Love Yourself More Everyday
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor Frankl, from Man’s Search For Meaning
Borrelia burgdorferi and its gang of parasites are uninvited house guests. They bully and steal from the coffers of peace and nourishment within the body.
It’s stressful to be sick, and it’s downright traumatic what people with Lyme disease go through to get diagnosed and treated. There’s hardly ever a straight path, even in the world of holistic Lyme recovery.
So what is the meaning of this new epidemic that’s associated with the human-generated problems of urban sprawl, increased levels of toxin accumulation in human tissues, and perhaps even genetic bio-engineering of the Borrelia spirochete? Is Lyme disease another sign that we have strayed way too far from what human beings truly need to survive and thrive?
And what does it mean for each of us as individuals who either have Lyme disease or are the parents, spouses, or children of people struggling with it?
And why does meaning matter?
Any doctor who’s paying attention will tell you that their patient’s mindset matters – big time.
Lyme disease has profound effects on the emotional state and the brain is one of the organs where the battle between self and parasite may rage.
On the journey to recover one’s health, stress, emotional drama, past trauma, and even everyday emotional patterns such as overwhelm or anxiety can keep you held back, unable to break through to the next level of healing.
For some people with tick-borne disease, it is essential, essential (!) to learn to clear your energetic blocks and to heal emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck.
There are many ways to work on these issues, from simple stress management to deeper practices that address the cognitive, mental and emotional problems associated with Lyme disease. This is an important area of focus in my work both with patients and practitioner trainees.
There is a saying that, “What you resist, persists.”
This means that when you are empowered to face and embrace the difficult symptoms, challenging constraints, obstacles, and pain – both emotional and physical – this engagement can become a doorway for true and lasting healing.
While holding high the vision of your complete recovery always, healing from Lyme also is supported by the cultivation of peace and acceptance for the challenges of the present moment. This process alone brings healing to your body, mind and spirit and frees up vital energy for self-repair and renewal.
Viktor Frankl also wrote, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
After years of personal struggle with healing from Lyme disease both for herself and 1 of her 3 children, my friend Jeanine made the choice that Lyme had a new meaning: Love Yourself More Everyday.
What would change for you if the meaning of Lyme was no longer associated with a destructive parasitic influence, but instead was a messenger to Love Yourself More Everyday?
Take a moment to close you eyes, and embody that message. Let it sink into a few cells. Let a few neurons fire under a new bio-spiritual paradigm.
And please write your comments below!
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