“The Universe is not short on wake-up calls. We are just too quick to hit the snooze button. ”
“I was okay until I wasn’t.”
I hear a version of this statement by patients almost every day. As I listen to this statement, I can so relate. It seems that we are travelling through life just fine and then wake up one day we are just hit with SICK SICK SICK.
If we are lucky, we will find a health care provider who will listen and run some tests – even if they aren’t able to treat the answer. The diagnosis of Hashimoto’s.
“How did I get here? I was fine! I was full of energy and living life then BAM, I’m flat on my back and full of pain and fatigue.”
But here is where I’m going to ask you to be honest with yourself. I’d like you to step back and look at the last few weeks, months or years. Were you really full of energy or just pushing through because you had to? Were you getting more and more tired but believing that this comes with small children or a side effect of getting older? Were you ignoring what was happening even though you felt that seemingly small tug in your heart and gut that was things were not okay?
You see, my dear sister, your body knew it was not okay long before you acknowledged it. It was sending subtle messages hoping you would take heed, listen and make changes.
I get it! I’ve been there and honestly still struggle with doing too much and with stressing about how to get everything done. But the more I listen to my body and love her, the more open I can be with myself as to what I need.
Hashimoto’s rarely happens overnight. It happens after weeks, months, YEARS of the body needing things to nourish it. It happens when we don’t bring the right things in and don’t keep the wrong things out.
The things that don’t nourish you may be fine for me. That’s the trickiness of this condition – You and I have different triggers. That is why the best place to start is getting to know your body with all of its glorious imperfections.
So, I have a big question for you. Are you ready to start listening? More importantly are you willing to hear what your body is telling you? Are you willing to hear and then move out of those things that are blocking your way?
It is really scary to connect to yourself sometimes, especially when you feel betrayed by your own body. But by the time your Hashimoto’s diagnosis came, your body was screaming at you! It can no longer allow you to not love yourself! It’s screaming be kind to yourself! She isn’t betraying you – she’s protecting you!
Yes, now you have to deal with what is. This will not be an easy road at all. There is so much to learn, to absorb and to change. But it will be SO worth it! Does anyone want to have Hashimoto’s? Of course not. But the questions that is staring you in the heart right now is this: Will you treat this disease as a lesson in self-love, self-care and self-connectedness that it can be? Will you let it teach you how to be your authentic self? Will you use it as an instrument to move towards healing?
I would love to have you on this journey with me. It isn’t for the faint of heart. It is for those who really want to change their lives from inside out. The road will be rocky and full of challenges. It won’t be without cost, things to give up or things to learn. But the results can be that the face you see staring back at you in the mirror is your true self living the life you were meant to live.
Do you dare step into this journey with me?
Here… take my hand and let’s rock this thing!