Immune System

“What if my immune system did not try to kill me by destroying my myelin?

What if, instead, my immune system tried to save me from me?”

 

That was an interesting insight I had at the beginning of my holistic body work training in 2013!

 

A year or so latter I read this quote in Louise Hay and Ahlea Khadro’s book

“Loving Yourself to Great Health: Thoughts & Food? The Ultimate Diet”:

 

“Metaphysically, we feel that inflammation and chronic disease are really about your body loving you enough to give you a wake-up call.

It’s an invitation to listen to your body and return to a state of self-love.”

 

My insight on my immune system saving me from me began to make more sense!

 

I grew up the first 10 years of my life in Africa.

Sanitary concerns are not an obsession like it is here the western world.

They are a luxury very few can afford.

 

All my life I had been very rarely sick, having developed such a strong immune system from growing up in a third world country.

 

Lately I came across the medical concept of the Hygienic hypothesis.

This describes how by trying to eliminate germs, bacteria and such from our environment we also prevent our immune system to develop strong.

 

It is actually a fact today that poor countries have a lower rate of auto-immune disorder.

 

So I knew that I did not have a weak immune system!

Actually it is quite the opposite!

When I was diagnosed with MS, I could not believe that suddenly my immune system had turned on me, attacking my nervous system.

I did not know what was happening?

But I could never believe I had a week immune system!

Not after growing up in Africa!

 

What do you believe about your immune system?

Your belief is what matters!

 

Our beliefs literally create our reality! 💜

Perception

Reality just is.

Everything is neutral.

We assign meaning to events, situations, conditions and circumstances.

 

At first, when I was diagnosed with MS, I thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. In fact, the worst thing that ever happened to me was not listening to my body, not listening to myself, not listening to life.

 

The worst thing that ever happened to me was clearly not listening to my intuition!!

Listen to your intuition!

 

Years later, I learned a lot.

I did a lot of work on myself to transform and change myself: to heal myself.

Then I thought this diagnosis was the best thing that happened to me because it healed me!

 

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change,” Dr Wayne Dyer teaches us.

 

Now I think MS is just something that happened.

Not the worst, not the best: just a thing part of my life journey.

 

Everything is neutral until we assign it meaning.

 

Perception is a mental and spiritual faculty we all possess.

It is our point of view.

 

We have the ability to give meaning to any situation.

We have the ability to choose our reaction to whatever comes our way.

 

Truth be told, our reaction to an event, situation, condition or circumstance is not even our own, even though we think it is.

It is based on our conditioning: our family, our culture, our society.

It is based on the way we learned to view life. It is based on our subconscious programming.

It is not really our point of view. It is the point of view shaped by the world around us.

 

From my experience, I have to admit now that in reality I do not know if something is good or bad from my limited human perspective. I am learning that it is so much more empowering to withhold judgment.

 

Not judging allows us to remain open so the good in any situation can reveal itself to us. Nothing is only good or only bad. We live in a world of duality. Everything comes with its opposite.

 

It is human to quickly judge.

It helps to move through a situation if we pause our internal judgment and get curious.

 

From the point of view of our soul, everything is neutral.

From spirit point of view, nothing is good or bad.

 

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know”, Pema Chödrön teaches us.

Do you know you get to choose your perception? Do you know you have the power to perform miracles through the choice of your perception? 💜