I twisted my sacrum – OUCH

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Do you agree that change is inevitable in our journey called life? Change is good, but can really be hard and difficult when we CHOOSE to resist and fight it. When we don’t resist and CHOOSE to surrender to “what is” when something needs to be changed in our lives that isn’t good for us, it can flow with peace, ease and grace. Sometimes we don’t have a choice and sh.. happens.

An important component in the equation is our WILLINGNESS (or readiness) to change, and our openness to ask Spirit for help. When our attitude is positive, it can even be easy breezy. I have experienced both resistance and accepting “what is” and acceptance and surrender feel much better.

I asked myself 2 important questions, (1)Why does it take suffering or a loss of some sort to get my attention whether it be a health issue, an accident, divorce, a death, or a job loss, etc? (2)What makes me WILLING to change after being resistant for so long? I don’t have the answers.

Spirit knows how to get my attention and “awaken” me through physical pain, especially back pain. Can you relate? Just a few days ago, I could hardly walk and when I did I looked like I was 90 years old. I couldn’t get into bed or the car without help and was in a lot of pain when I tried to stand up. Not a pretty picture and it happened in an instant when I stood up. One minute I was absolutely fine and the next, I had to go to bed because of the searing pain in my lower back.

I called my Chiropractor, Dr. Morrison, the next morning and, fortunately, he said, “I have an opening if you can come in right now.” I said, “I will be right there.” Larry and I were there in 15 minutes. When he put me on the table for an adjustment he said, “Your sacrum is twisted.” He straightened it out, prescribed some supplements and said to ice it alternatively with heat for a few days, which I did. The next day I felt 90% better.

Dr Morrison is also an intuitive/energy healer as well as a chiropractor. I explained to him that I had an ongoing health issue since August that I wanted to discuss with him. My gynecologist had prescribed creams, antibiotics, macrobiotics, steroids to deal with the bacterial infection I had. I had also done the holistic route, but nothing cleared it up. I was really at the end of my rope.

Dr. Morrison did muscle testing and diagnosed me with a fungus which could come from many things including mold. He prescribed some supplements and strongly recommended eliminating sugar because sugar just feeds fungus and inflammation.

Talk about someone with resistance. Whenever anyone would suggest eliminating sugar from my diet, I would say, “I don’t want to hear it and I am not ready to do that. I don’t eat a lot of sugar and I really enjoy my sweets, especially chocolate. I only have a little each day.” I couldn’t imagine my life without sugar.

I had some of the classic signs of addiction; denial, minimization, control and rationalization. Here I was faced with a decision about my health. What I had done was not working and if I was to get rid of the fungus, I had to make a CHOICE and be WILLING to eliminate sugar. My daughter, Mary, who is an herbalist suggested I also eliminate dairy and fruit from my diet.

This was huge for me, especially not eating desserts on Thanksgiving. I prayed and asked for help because I knew I didn’t have the strength to do it on my own. I asked to be WILLING to do what I needed to do for my health and not complain about it!

Before we went to dinner on Thanksgiving, I made the CHOICE and decision to abstain from sugar and by the grace of God, I did. I felt great driving home that I was able to abstain from sugar and it did flow with peace, ease and grace. And, I didn’t complain or feel sorry for myself.

It is my belief that there are no mistakes or accidents in life and EVERYTHING happens for a reason.

It is my belief that whatever I attract into my life is for my highest good. If I hadn’t twisted my sacrum (for no apparent reason) and I wasn’t in severe pain, I would not have seen Dr. Morrison and been diagnosed with a fungus. I would still be trying to find the solution to my health problem.

I don’t know what I’m going to do about sugar in the future when the fungus is healed. This is not the first time I have tried to eliminate sugar from my diet. I guess the good news is that I keep trying and trusting God for guidance.

What I do know for sure is that I am taking one day at a time. Just for today, I have eliminated sugar, dairy and fruits from my diet. I will continue to pray for the strength and WILLINGNESS to do God’s will concerning my body, mind and spirit. All I have is today and what I am doing today is ENOUGH.

My heart is filled with gratitude for the way Spirit works in my life and for the willingness to do God’s will.

Is there an area in your life where you are resistant to change and need to surrender to “what is?”

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