Sarah Is Healing Herself And So Can You
Date: 6 November 2011
I am now 61 years old and totally convinced that the (few) little illnesses that I have come from what I eat (including drinks and supplements). 95%. Learning what foods are friendly to my body, and to my ethics, is a time-consuming process but, I would say, one of the top 2 or 3 most important activities of my whole life. Things like this should be taught in schools.
The trick, in my case - I am only talking about myself here, is to un-learn everything that I have learned about food, starting at home and then in school, but more importantly on the never-ending source of information that is the Internet. It's good for me to read a little about the effects of various foods. And then it's good for me to totally forget about it, and focus on what my body tells me for each food that I eat.
For exampe: A lot of health books and website tell us to eat fresh fruit (I can't, snif...) and fresh veggies. It took me at least one suffering decade to learn/realize that my body does not become alkaline when I eat raw veggies. It remains very acid. Which is not healthy (it's well documented that acid environments favor all sorts of unhealthy things in the body, not to mention unpleasant, perplexing and worrying symptoms). I tried to balance my PH by using supplements but after 4-5 years of trying full shelves of bottles at Whole Foods, I am learning these weeks that what makes my body alkaline is simply boiled veggies, like those I used to eat in my youth. Vegan soups are perfect for me. So, the last decade spent trying all sorts of ways to make raw salads more exciting - and there are tons of books and websites about that - day after day, year after year, was a waste of time and a waste of health.
During my quest for health since my body started being sensitive to food one decade ago (which coincided with being sensitive on the spiritual level as well), I reluctantly ventured, at the beginning, to medical specialists in order to identify and treat my internal symptoms. This unleashed technical processes that were appalling for me. I rapidly ran out of patience and out of respect for medicine as it is practiced "commercially". I chose instead to take full responsibility for my health, including preferring to suffer from the consequences of my own mistakes rather than the mistakes of others. It takes guts to say No to something that is automatically and totally taken for granted as good by all of our friends. It also requires the occasional "leap of faith" when the body and/or our Healing Guides talk to us: One has to set aside the acquired attitudes of our western societies and make the decision to believe what one gets/perceives from one's own sources: Intuition and guidance in meditation. I had to learn to honor my own judgement.
It has proven to be an amazing source of self-empowerment.
I know how far I am willing to go with certain foods, like it's good to have a cold beer on a hot day or a glass of wine with a good friend. I know that there will be little symptoms in the next 2-3 days but I don't care; I drink more water to compensate and I am fine. There are things that I love and that I have to avoid at all price like acid fruits and vinegar-based dressings. Once in a while, I cheat. "Take whatever you want, said God. And pay the price" (old proverb). Cheating food once in a while is important. Free will...
When my body became sensitive to foods, in my early 50s, a Medium told me that my sensitivity - although problematic at that time - would eventually turn out to be a blessing. I now know it is true because I am almost never sick and never need medical care. Again, I am talking about myself here, I don't assume it would work that way for others since we are all different in body and in mindsets.