This is NOT a sob story or a cry for help; this is a story of EMPOWERMENT, CONNECTION AND TRUTH. Take a couple of minutes to read and see if it resonates in any way… blessings beautiful ones.
Not many people know this about me, but for the last 12 YEARS I have been dealing with and healing an autoimmune disease called endometriosis. The symptoms can vary in severity, and at times it can be a pretty debilitating disease, I won’t go into details, just know that it has effected my life in many various ways. After 3 years of continuously getting turned away by doctors saying, “it’s just in your head”, I finally got a proper diagnosis. I’d had a conversation with a friend who enlightened me and after reading up on it and seeing I had almost all symptoms, I self diagnosed and persuaded the doctors to give me the surgery to find out for sure. The surgery confirmed that I had widespread endo’ all around my uterus, tubes and ovaries, and if left untreated, there is potential to become infertile.
After surgery to remove what they could I was pain free for around 14 months until it reappeared once again. I began to accept that this was just how I was supposed to live my life and that chronic, daily pain was ok and I would manage somehow. However, I lived with the pain for a further 2 years or so until I finally succumbed to more surgery to remove what they could.
After that I swore I’d never go in for surgery again. They suggested hormone treatment, pills, all these “treatments” that ultimately were only masking the issue. I realised, I too, had only been focusing on fixing the “physical” illness and ignoring what was happening in the rest of my life and WITHIN MY SOUL. I played victim wondering, “why me”, and continued to look outside of myself for the answers and a possible cure (even though there isn’t one for endometriosis). You name it, I most likely tried it. I decided I wanted to HEAL MYSELF, I was fiercely, yet gently determined and I knew it would be possible on some level. It was then that I started to look into alternative therapies and delve much deeper into why the disease had appeared in the first place along with potential ancestral stories I was carrying. That was the start of my SELF-HEALING JOURNEY.
The most effective “treatment” that has aided my healing has been ENERGY work, in combination with lifestyle, environment, diet and relationship changes. Energy Self Healing with Reiki absolutely transformed my life and my connection to the disease. Not only did it ease, and pretty much rid all pain in my body, it took me into those deep parts of myself that I’d been ignoring. It uncovered suppressed emotions, addressed traumatic events that had occurred in my life, stemming right back into childhood, and awakened me to how I was currently living my life. The “blinkers” came off and I saw the stress I was under in work, toxic substances that I was putting in and on my body, the air I was breathing, everything. Whatever didn’t feel in alignment slowly, but surely started to fade away and clear the way for more nurture, nature and nourishment in all ways. I made conscious choices, not in an unhealthy obsessive way, but in a loving way.
The reason I didn’t feel called to share this until now, was mainly because I didn’t want to give the disease any mental energy, however, I see that in moving through this journey, it has now offered me my GREATEST GIFT. It is often the things and negative experiences in life that offer us our greatest wisdom, gifts and unique light to share.
And I’m now at a time in my life where I see so much more suffering around me; friends and relatives with autoimmune diseases, cancer, chronic pain and more. A common thread I see within these issues is a huge disconnect between mind, body and soul. I am not saying that we are always fully responsible for all illness in our body, there are other factors to take into consideration, such as the environment, the toxic air we are breathing, toxic substances we are ingesting and putting on our skin etc. However, we CAN BRING MORE AWARENESS to some of these factors and assist in preventing and/or healing illness in the body, through various other practices, ranging from meditation, yoga, energy work, making healthier lifestyle choices and much more.
Over the years I have dived deep into how our physical bodies are connected to our emotional and psychological bodies, endlessly researching and finding knowledge in incredible books, trainings and more. The deeper I dive into the rabbit hole, the more I find, and somehow the less I feel I know. There is no rooftop to the uncovering and learning. However, I am now at a time where I have enough knowledge to bring this awareness to individuals and the collective on a bigger scale, because I feel so, so passionate about this work and feel it is part of my life’s mission, to assist people in connecting back to their bodies. And at the end of the day, even if I assisted only 1 person in their healing, I supported in creating some change. And change has to start somewhere. I strongly believe that if everyone had more connection to themselves, mind, body, soul, and HEART we would massively decrease the amount of illness occurring and the need for medical intervention. And what a more beautiful world it would be if we were healthier, more connected to self and living with more vitality.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
We spend so much time and money learning about other “things” in life, and tend to have the least amount of knowledge on our own systems, these incredible miracles that keep us alive every day! We are so busy focusing outside of ourselves that we have forgotten to just sit, and be. Even the thought of that actually scares people! Always finding distractions, anything that means they don't have to sit with themselves. When illness and disease appears in the body we look for quick fixes and wonder why it reappears, prolongs and/or develops into something more serious. It’s time to bring deeper awareness and understanding within ourselves. This is not a luxury, this is necessary!
I could continue to write SO MUCH MORE on this topic… however, what I am here to share is my story, and what I will be offering more of in my future work. I have been working with clients for the last few years predominately in person, now I will be offering more cohesive and accessible offerings which means we don’t always have to be with each other in the physical. I would also like to add, I am not here saying, “quit your job and move to a remote island”! No, this is about developing a deeper, more loving connection to yourself, and finding time and space to create more soul & depth into your life.
I will be launching more in June, in the meantime, please feel free to connect and ask me anything.
Love Jo x