Girl, let it go.
I don’t mean this in the “just get over it” way because that does not work at all, in my opinion. Some things take time and hours of therapy and practice, believe me I know. But, finding a way to release negative emotions and energy is so much more important to your health than you realize.
Just when I think that I’ve learned everything about this natural health journey, I come across something else that makes me realize that my approach needs some serious tweaking. That’s what makes this whole thing so interesting for me. I am ALWAYS learning something new and finding different ways of looking at things.
After learning about the benefits of working out, drinking green juice, taking maca root, stabilizing my blood sugar, detoxing, and all that jazz I found out I was missing something extremely important to healing my body:
Dealing with unresolved emotions.
Over the past few months, I have read countless articles from healthcare professionals about how pent up anger, unforgiveness, resentment, and bitterness can actually cause disease in the body. I already knew stress could wreak havoc on the body because I have had my share of stress-induced hives that lasted months but, I never even thought about what holding onto certain feelings could do.
Dr. John Diamond, a homeopathic physician who practices in Reno, Nevada, says that unresolved negative feelings could appear as ovarian cysts, fibroids or infertility in women. He cites a saying in South Africa that “If you don’t cry above, you’ll cry below.” Referring to the uterus, whose “tears” are menstrual blood.
The body HAS TO find a way to release and in women, it tends to show up in the reproductive system.
My a-ha moment
It was like a lightbulb went off in my head.
I can’t stop playing back the past times in my life where I had so much anger, resentment, sadness and depression. The abortion I had fifteen years ago was something that was a very traumatic time for me. I know for a fact that I kept a lot of those feelings inside and let them fester for too long.
Then, there was a crazy relationship, marriage, and divorce. I was a wreck! All men got on my last nerves (except my Daddy) and I found myself cutting off anyone who even acted like they did not have my best interest in my mind–real quick.
Could the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome I was diagnosed with have come from my emotional state for all of that time?
I had very irregular cycles, severe mood swings, and wanted desperately to get pregnant without any luck. I do believe that everything happens for a reason but, I do think that all of those negative, stored feelings have definitely contributed to all of the reproductive issues I have had over the years.
I thought I had started to make headway on my emotional well-being but, I now realize that I have some serious work to do. If I’m honest with myself, I’ve still been holding onto some past feelings of anger, resentment, and sadness, and I have to find some ways to let that ‘ish go.
Not just brush under the rug, but actually recognize it, work through it, and remove it.
As I pray to be able to get pregnant with baby #2, I’m on a new mission to get my mind and body right, for real this time.
Do you think that your emotional state has affected your health?
This was deep! It’s crazy how emotions can manifest physically in our body. Psychosomatic illnesses are REAL. I never thought about how my “feelings” could be affecting my periods until I recently saw a naturopath. She mentioned I was low in dopamine and oxytocin, and suggested I go home and hug my husband! lol.
I am also praying you have a healthy pregnancy. You deserve it!
Thanks Chantel! I never realized how deep of a connection there was between the two. I am really doing some serious self-analysis.