All is Well: Healing Yourself from the Inside-Out

This past week, I noticed a pain on my eyelid, so when I got home from work and removed my makeup, I realized it was a stye. A big, red, ugly, painful stye. The first thing I did was call my Mom, because mom’s know the answer to everything. I explained it all to her and she pulled out a book called, “All is Well: Heal your Body with Medicine, Affirmations and Intuition,” by Louise L. Hay and Mona Lisa Schulz. In this book, the authors are “Bringing focus and clarity to the effects of emotions on the body. All Is Well separates the body into seven distinct groups of organs—or emotional centers—that are connected by their relationship to certain emotions. Structured around these emotional centers, the authors outline common imbalances and probable mental causes for physical illness. They also include case studies that show a complete program for healing that draws from all disciplines, including both traditional and alternative medicine, affirmations, nutritional changes, and so much more.”

Upon looking up the mental cause for a stye, my Mom took a deep breath and said “anger.” What an awful feeling to be pained with! I don’t consider myself an angry person, I’m upbeat and bubbly almost all of the time. But after hearing that word roll off of her tongue, I realized I was angry about a few things, but instead of feeling my emotions, I shoved them under the rug. My way of dealing with the anger was dismissing the feeling altogether.

I decided to go to my happy place, the park around the corner from my apartment, turn my phone off and go for a nice, long run. Running is a form of meditation for me. It helps me get out my aggression, my stress and forces me to really think clearly about any issues I have going on in my life.

I allowed myself to forgive who and what I was angry with and instead turned my situation into a learning moment. That stye was my body telling me to let go; let go of everyone who has hurt me, let go of situations that didn’t go as planned and to be free. I instead became thankful for those lessons and realized what the universe was trying to teach me. They were lessons I’ve been needing to learn but because I ignored my feelings, I was unable to really feel what was happening. After giving my emotions room to breathe, I was able to reemerge with a clear head and sharpened focus. I set some boundaries for myself and put my recent teachings into practice.

When I was looking up a stye in WebMD, it said it would take about 7-10 days to fully heal. However, because I healed myself from the inside-out, the stye was gone in less than two days. It’s amazing how that works!

This whole situation really drew attention to the idea of controlling your mind. The mind is capable of many, amazing things, but having control over the thoughts inside of your head is a gift and takes a lot of practice. The ability to approach issues from a teaching standpoint instead of a victim standpoint is one of the greatest assets one can have. I’ve realized that when I am faced with an unappealing situation, I take a few deep breaths and ask myself, “What is this trying to teach me?” instead of saying, “Why me!! Why is this happening?” Approaching any situation with an action-oriented response helps find the source of the issue. If you’re continually facing the same obstacles and road blocks, recognize that the universe is trying to send you a message. Until you feel the feelings you’re supposed to feel and learn the lesson, the cycle will continue.

Photo Credit: Baylee Anne

Comments

  1. imen

    what heals the most , is your consciousness of that everything will be fine , at the end .. if you are so close to good vibes , you will be certainly self confident and realizing that nothing is this world comes out of absurdity .. religion ( whatever is ) always gives the sense that there is power over the nature, supernatural power, is caring for us, loving us , even when we are a step to face a bad situation we feel we are so strong that we certainly will rock 🙂
    This power is not only outside , ask yourself, what brings good conditions into your life ? what makes you face happily any situation ?
    just listen to your feeling , ignore anything that may disturb your tranquility .. you can not go through all of this without being surrounded by emotions , happy emotions ..
    Believe in yourself and rely on this hidden power.

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