I’ve discovered that when I have what I used to consider a “flare” of auto-immunity, that if instead I surrender its the body actually knowing exactly what it’s doing and that is the work of transformation! Those with auto-immune “disorders” are stopping this process through profound resistance (for me fear was involved here) to what is actually a normal thing when the body/mind/soul is ready to begin transforming. It seems to me that western “medicine” is actively stopping this process with all its immunosuppressant drugs etc. We are living in a time of medical nightmares as a result of so profoundly misunderstanding our own body’s processes. This is of course very complicated and for me trauma and multiple courses of antibiotics as a child and a whole lot of other things come into play. What comes into play for every individual differs and so the way out of the maze differs for everyone too. Hence the need for great respect for the mystery.
The only “choice” involved here is the grace that happens as one becomes aware. Blaming illness on people is at best unproductive and at worst horribly uncompassionate as well as destructive. Humanity is in the dark. As we come to light we heal. It is no one person’s “fault.” We incarnate into circumstances that we might bring light into the darkness. We are all in that boat together.
*for me a good part of protracted withdrawal issues from psych drugs has been extreme exacerbation of auto-immune issues which seems to be very common among those of us impacted. Often the auto-immune issues go unrecognized as they do with the mainstream population as well.
Recommended book to help learn how to listen to the body: Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition
*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. If your MD agrees to help you do so, do not assume they know how to do it well even if they claim to have experience. They are generally not trained in discontinuation and may not know how to recognize withdrawal issues. A lot of withdrawal issues are misdiagnosed to be psychiatric problems. This is why it’s good to educate oneself and find a doctor who is willing to learn with you as your partner in care. Really all doctors should always be willing to do this as we are all individuals and need to be treated as such. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up
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