healing is about letting the wisdom of the body re-emerge (and other reflections)

When it comes to diet, I stopped listening to anyone except those who deeply resonate in this moment now. Intuitive healing for me required that I start simply responding to my body’s needs. That said, I researched multiple dietary strategies and collected tons of info and data all of which now help me interpret my intuitive hits and thus develop an ever-growing discernment…the study wasn’t useless, it informs…but I attach myself to no ideology other than what my body needs right now.

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I don’t do protocols of any kind. I listen to my body and do what it needs in the moment. That means there is little I do on a daily basis when it comes to nourishing my body/mind/spirit back to health.

heal-thyselfThe drug damage causes severe autonomic nervous system dysregulation so that means what is good for me today…or this morning, may very well not be good for me this afternoon or tomorrow. I respond to this moment now and only that.

I also help people learn to get to that place. Our bodies are incredibly knowing animals that we’ve systematically learned to ignore, shut down and ultimately poison. Healing is about letting the wisdom of the body re-emerge.

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when alternative healers say: “be sure to consult your doctor” (what they really they mean is: “we know that (most) MDs know fuck all about herbal and/or alternative medicine in general but we need to say that to cover our asses)

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So my body already thinks it’s fall and, indeed, in the chinese medicine calendar we are into the transition for sure. I’m learning that in the fall and winter my body stops detoxing as efficiently (I’ve found out this is true for everyone as far as Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are concerned) … for me, I started noticing years ago huge changes every season with the spring and fall being the most notable shifts that happen. My “histamine” reactions become much bigger and I have to watch what I eat and do more carefully at this time of year. In previous years I would often become devastated when this started happening because the shift was so pronounced that I thought I’d totally relapsed. Now, given the amount of healing I’ve got under my belt, I know that’s not true. It’s simply the rhythms of the season felt BIG in a still very sensitive body.

the shift into fall is the most marked, but the worst time is in the winter. I’m gearing up to surrender deeply to it in lots of meditation so that I might hear what my body needs to heal. that is how I learn…it’s far easier to do in the spring and summer so this year, knowing what I now know, I intend to submit to the process more deeply in winter.

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If I am repeatedly nice and compliant, rather than authentic, then I have ceased to be a person with values. — James Hollis

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In a mad world, only the mad are sane. – Akira Kurosawa

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Science is wonderful. The misuse of badly interpreted data, though, is often dangerous and that is why many people don’t trust science.

the fact is when you understand why it’s far easier to deal with it…if I knew nothing about the scientific method etc I would be anti-science too… “medicine” almost killed me…I’m not sure it’s such a bad thing that people are questioning how much of science is applied…it’s for good reasons really…and we need to stop killing and raping the earth and each other with applied (really bad, and therefore not particularly good or sane) science…maybe this will motivate somehow.

on twitter someone said, “This is so true. Other than some fiendishly well-done physics experiments most all science is really messy.” and I agreed, “life is messy! scientists need to acknowledge this rather than get all offended when people have questions for good reason!”

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A new (to me) silly but so perfect meme, “Your issues live in your tissues.”

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*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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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters