This was when a coach told me to take a bath. What a weird suggestion, I thought. We met over the phone, so they had no idea whether or not I actually needed a bath. -I didn’t, by the way!
I was however, living a busy life. And, the suggestion, more to the point, was to practice slowing down. In those days, I couldn’t fathom taking luxury breaks from all the things life demanded of me: work, home projects, studies, hobbies, social and more. You know the drill.
Showers were my thing, because they were hot and fast. Who, I wondered, had time for baths, anyway?
I did eventually take that bath. And, long story short, it led me to a process of detoxifying my life in a serious way. I started with:
- painting walls of which I’d never liked the colour,
- releasing digital and physical clutter,
- alleviating my brain of the constant unwanted chatter,
- saying goodbye to outdated beliefs,
- feeling and then healing buried emotional upsets, and finally
- unfriending people with whom I no longer resonated.
It wasn’t until I shifted from the need to operate as a human-doing, into a state of gracefully ‘being’ human, when my body finally gave up being sick.
Healing emotional dis-ease, was the missing link in my physical healing process.
I believe that our bodies are a map. When read correctly, they help us discern where focus is needed.