You know, in all the years rheumatoid arthritis has been in my life, from the very beginning I always wondered why RA had come into my experience. I knew in my heart there had to be a reason. And that there had to be a way to heal it.
It’s been 15 ½ years and I have looked pretty much everywhere. In the beginning I looked into various alternative therapies like acupuncture, Chinese herbs, magnets, diets, detoxes and kinesiology to name a few. Plus applied medical treatments as well.
These methods can definitely support and enhance your health and well-being and each of these have their purpose and benefit. However, the one thing that is lacking and the one thing these approaches do not address is the one thing that I have come to believe is the main reason something painful like rheumatoid arthritis ‘appears’ in our lives.
And that reason is LOVE.
Let me explain.
Whenever something happens in your life that is challenging and/or causes great distress, it is tempting to react in a way that we feel wronged or attacked in some way. That this event should not have happened.
And I get that. I have been there many times myself. Something hurts, causes pain and confusion and suddenly you feel lost and don’t know what to do.
But when you examine carefully, you will see that what went awry contains a valuable message and wisdom that always points you to the CHOICE of embracing and loving yourself more. Including your life, talents and capabilities.
In other words, being and expressing your authentic self.
When your essence is being suppressed and you’re not in alignment with who you truly are, pain inevitably shows up. Whether that is in relationships, financially or health wise.
The outer world is an expression of the inner world.
This is very simply how the universe works.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a mirror of what is happening for you internally.
RA is showing you that you are out of alignment with your true magnificent self. And you can make a choice to start embracing yourself and giving yourself what you truly want and desire. In any area of your life.
Now you see that the reason rheumatoid arthritis has appeared in your life is because of love. To teach you about loving yourself. And this is why treatments that do not integrate this most valuable ingredient to creating a healthier and more joyful life miss out on the one thing that so improves your whole being and life.
So looking everywhere, except yourself, leaves you going around in circles. Physically, mentally and emotionally.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself that can help you identify where you may be suppressing yourself and not expressing your true self:
Where are you saying no to yourself?
Where are you denying yourself?
Where are you attacking yourself?
Where are you not taking care of yourself?
Where are you not giving to yourself?
Where are you not saying yes to yourself?
Yes, do the treatments you feel are right for you. AND start questioning and exploring where you are out of alignment with your authentic self. Out of alignment with love. For love is the only power that truly transforms and heals. And you are the only one who can give that to yourself.
Give yourself the gift of loving yourself and of expressing your essence in the world. Practise this every day and your life will change for the better.
What message of love is rheumatoid arthritis giving you? Please share your comment below. I would love to hear from you!