Last weekend after teaching my Saturday morning yoga class, I went to an ecstatic dance class. I hadn't been to dance in a long time.
It was great! I was swirling around the dance floor connecting with friends and strangers through our shared love of movement.
I had moments of pausing, resting, and catching my breath. At one point, I wrapped my arms around my friend, felt my utter exhaustion, and said, "I am so-o-o tired!"
I felt rung out and I felt sad about it because I could dance for hours and not be as tired as I was in that moment. Is this life after 50?
Is this the peri-menopausal crap I'd been hearing about and now it was happening to me?
I didn't know, but I needed to eat and I needed to rest. I got home, made a nice breakfast of eggs, avocado, and spinach and refueled. I had the entire day ahead of me. I had things to do, places to go, people to see. Or so I thought...
My body had another agenda. She wanted to lie down on the couch with a heated pad on her belly and do nothing. And so that's what we did. That's pretty much all we did for 3 days.
I was experiencing pain in my pelvis that wasn't horrible but it wasn't normal and even though I was feeling better, I wasn't my self.
On Monday, after teaching my yoga class, I came home ready to tackle errands and emails but my body wanted to lie on the couch, with the heating pad, and rest. I followed her command.
I needed to hydrate. I drank a big glass of water every hour. I added apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice, and lemon, the same concoction we use in our Vibrant Body Challenge.
That night, I used what little energy I had to go to the store and pick up groceries for dinner. I dragged my lethargic body and heavy groceries home, handed them to my hubby, and headed straight for the couch.
I kept drinking the water. Although I didn't feel hot, I received guidance to take my temperature; It was 99.9. It became clear to me, I was fighting an infection.
My first thought was, "I gotta go to urgent care."
And then, "What if I just let this fever do its thing?"
"I mean my body knows what to do, right? "
And yet, my mind also knew that getting to urgent care sooner than later could make the difference in a speedy healing.
I decided to let my body fight the infection over night and in the morning I'd go to urgent care if I wasn't better.
I went to bed super early and meditated. I breathed long, slow, deep breaths, thanking the oxygen coming into my lungs.
One by one I went through my entire physiological system blessing and thanking each internal organ, the vital fluids, and every cell as I continued to breathe health into my body.
I called in the Divine Energy of the Universe, Jesus, Mother Mary, the Buddah, and all my ancestors who've left this physical plane asking for assistance in my healing.
I feel asleep.
In the morning I awoke to my nightshirt drenched in sweat, my fever gone, and no pain in my body. I was cured and felt 100% better. My energy was back, my eyes were bright, I was calm and relaxed.
I tuned into my body and my body healed. I am deeply grateful for this experience and I'm reminded that health is wealth.
I hope my story inspires you to breathe deeply and tune in to your beautiful, amazing, healthy body. I hope you're reaching for a big glass of water right now, that you're inspired to eat your veggies, exercise, and be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep.
LOVE your body!
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