If something seems off in your life, you feel it. Whether it’s coming from the body, mind or spirit — you knowsomething needs attention.
So you go in search of answers, usually outside of yourself.
This is where it can sometimes get sticky…
You confide in a friend who says, “You’re just tired/stressed/etc… Maybe you should get away for the weekend.”
Then you turn to your doctor. After listening and glancing at your chart, she says, “That doesn’t seem abnormal for a woman your age.”
In frustration, you call Mom. With her, “Oh honey — everything’s going to be just fine,” you once again feel misunderstood.
Confused, you try to suck it up. You second-guess your feelings and try to convince yourself everything is okay.
But that nagging feeling continues. Frustration grows…
As time rolls on, you may start thinking you imagined it, or that you’re going crazy.
Nothing could be further from the truth. You know if something’s not right.
With a background of working in the healthcare industry — I’ve heard this tale many times from many women. Women who’s first emotion upon diagnosis was a sense of relief because someone had finally “heard” them and got to the truth.
Normal Heart Problems?
I’ve been there too. More than once. When I was in my late 20’s I had an issue with my heart that actually caused me to pass out occasionally. My physician at the time said she didn’t think it was cause for alarm. (By the way, I chose to stop seeing her after that. And yes — there was a real problem that required a real medical procedure.)
After enough of these sorts of situations, I finally realized I know myself better than anyone else. It’s the same for you.
You Know You
We know when something within us needs our attention:
- pain in the body that seems abnormal
- feeling stagnant in personal growth — your mind craving expansion
- the good-paying job with all the perks that feels anything but good to your spirit
When naysayers tell you it’s nothing, remember — no one knows you better than you know yourself.
We have needs. Body/Mind/Spirit. Get still. Go inside yourself to listen for the message. If seeking external assistance, allow your intuition to help guide you.
The Barnes & Noble Doctor
When this off-kilter feeling started again for me, I finally chose to trust myself. First I got still and gathered information from myself on what exactly I was feeling. Then I asked the Universe to guide me and kept my eyes open for hints on who or what could help.
Late last year, I found a semi-retired MD with a holistic approach to medicine. When I read his bio — something jumped out at me — turns out we both moved here from the same state and even attended the same university. I felt it was a sign.
It was the most unconventional and amazing doctor’s visit I’ve ever had. We met at Barnes and Noble for a consult. Afterwards we sat for an hour talking about philosophy. It was magical! Oh, and by the way, he helped me too. My body feels 100% better.
But I knew I wasn’t done. I still felt something was off with my energy. Once I made that decision, in no time at all, a post jumped out at me from my Facebook feed. Just like with the doctor, I could feel it was meant for me. That began my study of energy work. I already feel a shift. There are still more classes ahead and I know it’s going to just keep getting better.
So please, if something’s feeling off in your life — trust that feeling. Love yourself enough to honor it. After all, you know. If you seek help but don’t get it — look elsewhere.
And even though it feels like you’re stumbling down a long cobblestone path with people in the doorways along the way trying to convince you not to trust yourself…keep going. Follow that path until you find your answers. It’s worth it.
All my best to you.