The past few weeks, I have had virtually no symptoms of my “C Teacher” (calling it Crohn’s Disease feels so negative, I think of it as a guide and a tool to help me tune it with my body). This positive shift has helped my state of mind tremendously.
When I got out of the hospital in April, I was pumped to make some more tweaks in my wellness plan (diet, stress management techniques, etc) and beat the odds. Things were on the up and up, but my increased energy was false, supported by the predisone that I was taking each morning.
Coming off the steroids was hard on my body, and a little over a month after being an inpatient, my momentum started to wane. My acupuncturist also does Reiki and energy healing. When she checked my Orange Chakra (located at the lower abdomen), it was closed… and wouldn’t stay open. My other chakras in that area were having trouble as well. It was like I had stuck energy that wouldn’t move.
I started to get so upset with my body. I was disappointed that even with all of my disciplined efforts, I was still struggling with feeling poorly. Something was missing.
It was my creativity… the part of me that I had been inadvertently ignoring because I was so consumed with diet change and other methods. I forgot what really balanced me… expressing myself through words and sharing and creating… everything this site has helped nurture for me. I now feel energy moving freely through me… and onto my journal, sketchbook, and this site.