Today is the last day of juicing, and I’m feeling great. Just posting this before work as I weighed this morning. Very interesting I think.
I’ll write more this evening.
It’s this evening, in fact it’s nearly morning again!
No issues with energy or hunger today. I put the ease of success of this whole process down to the fact that I’m committed to the fast and unless I’m feeling ill or dangerous, I can’t see any reason not to continue. I was on my feet training for about half the day, and half the day seated (it was Advanced Excel so I had to be at the computer) and in the evening was sitting down playing poker at a local pub in the city and that’s where I felt a cramp begin in my left thigh. I thought this was related to the fasting, but after a facebook chat with Fiona, a friend of mine who runs yoga, breathing, dancing and energising experiences , she explained something which shed some interesting light – more about that later…
How do you get rid of immobilising back pain which has been there for 13 years?
I’m not sure I have to say this, but please realise that all I enter in this blog is my opinion based on my experiences and what I’ve witnessed or learned.
Did you know that on an energetic level, if something happens to any part of your body, there is a lot more to it than just the actual physical ailment. A simple example is that an issue with your voice could mean that you’re not saying something you really want to, or a problem with your neck could illustrate a disconnect between your head and heart.
Lower back pain is often related to support … whether emotional, family or financial.
In 1994 when I was at university in Birmingham, I was racing a friend on my rollerskates and I twisted my lower back. That lead to about 2 months where I couldn’t straighten my back and looked like an old man. Sophie, my girlfriend at the time, even slept on the floor so I could have the bed and did her best to help minimise the pain (thanks Sophie!)
The pain did reduce when I was travelling across and around Australia and New Zealand around 1998-2001 but it did come back, and to be honest, if I walked anywhere for more than 5 minutes, I’d be looking for where I could stop so I could sit or lie down and stretch – I felt the pain on a daily basis at 5/10 and sometimes as high as 8/10. Only a few close friends knew about this as I never really shared it as I didn’t see it as their issue and those of you who know me, know that I’m far too much of an optimist to see the negative so just kept it quiet.
When I settled in Brisbane, a combination of good food, keeping healthy, movement, regular chiropractic care from the excellent Dr Stefan Becker in Brisbane (now a great friend) AND paying off all the debts I had, led to me ‘fixing’ this problem. Within two months of paying off all my debts (which hit A$85,000+ at one point) my back pain disappeared and with continued maintenance has not returned. I believe that at some level, the feeling of not being able to support myself financially at that time, caused the pain to stay with me. I never accepted that I’d be like that forever, and as a result I no longer feel that pain.
So David, what’s this got to do with cramp in your left thigh and how could I use this information to help issues I have?
Well … when I told Fiona about my cramping today, she asked where the issue was and after I explained, she gave her interpretation: “… ok my interpretation and analysis is that the sides of the thighs are where your gall bladder lines are in Chinese medicine… chi lines… and these deal with family issues. In addition, the left hand side is usually to do with female – mothers or sisters.”
Let me just say that that struck a loud chord with me from a conversation which took place two days ago and I know that I felt a slight twinge in my leg back then too – quite spooky really.
Action steps for you …
- NEVER EVER accept the way something is if you don’t want it to be true for you. It has been proven time and again that the mind is more powerful than the body so make sure you keep that on your side first. Ask yourself the question, What do I want instead? and consistently focus on the answer.
- Just Do Something … no matter what it is, realise that you are in control of the way you feel in relation to all that happens to you – how would you like your life to be? One step a day, and you can get anywhere.
- Listen to a doctor but trust your intuition and your body more. Remember the medical industry won’t make money if you’re healthy and is also based on illness not wellness. If you want to be rich, you don’t study poor people. If you want to stay healthy, learn about healthy people. Another thing, Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.
Ok, time to dismount again off that high horse of mine.
I’m not sure if anyone out there is even reading this, but I know I enjoy putting it together so hooray for having fun!