Since becoming a yoga teacher or sharer and Reiki- practitioner, it has become even more challenging for myself to accept it when i am sick. Or, as my teacher would say, when i am entertaining sickness.
And even though i have managed to, or have been guided to, a much more consistent health than before making yoga and Reiki an integral part of my daily life, it obviously doesn’ t mean that i never ever get sick anymore.
In the end, life can get rough sometimes, and that goes for everyone: healers, truck drivers, teachers, lawyers, everyone. Or let’s better say: for everyone on a certain level of their existence, because my conviction and experience is, that our true essence remains untouched from all dis-ease and pain, from all drama and trauma, from all heartbreak and despair.
If we learn how to connect to the depth of our being regularly through practices like meditation, yoga, qi gong and the like, we learn to perceive this essence, that others may call soul, true self or atma, and to make that connection a pillar of strength and reliance in our lives.
Through these practices and through learning from spiritual teachers who cultivate that awareness, we also learn to observe the ebb and flow of life and to not identify with our dramas. But instead to reconnect back to our true essence and to see all crisis or dis-eases as chances to grow and learn.
Dis-eases are also a wonderful way to connect to elements of true compassion, kindness and empathy within ourselves we can bond on a deeper level with others and understand their pain, which gives birth to healing qualities.
I feel that a challenging virusinfection which is just being healed in me, is allowing me to learn some major lessons, that i think are important lessons for everyone:
1. ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE VULNERABLE AND TO ASK FOR HELP:
to allow yourself to receive help and love can be more challenging than to give – to accept nurturing and help is essential to a deeper life and better flow in life.
Especially healers, teachers, doctors, all the natural givers in this world often have a hard time accepting or asking for help. Being so used to giving it’s easily forgotten that giving is receiving, and receiving is giving. It’s connected and intertwined.If you allow others to help you, you open your heart to them and allow them to be part of your authentic life.
2. HONOUR AND ACCEPT THE DIS-EASE:
It’s there for a reason: to show you an imbalance, to give you rest, to bring you closer to yourself again. It’s there to teach you patience, kindness with yourself, acceptance, surrender, letting go.
And even though sometimes you won’t be able to see this, dis-eases can be some of the best teachers, if you choose to be open to look at it this way.
Ask yourself: What can i learn from this? What is my body and soul’s message in this? How can i love myself in a deeper way?
3. INTEGRATE THE YIN, THE SOFTER SIDE OF LIVE:
rest, play, nurture yourself. Don’t push so hard, don’t torture yourself with always having to achieve and being active. That might be another lesson hidden in a dis-ease, especially if you tend to overdo it at work or life in general.
4. FIND OUT WHO YOUR TRUE FRIENDS ARE:
True friends care for each other. I was humbled to see that true friends can be the ones you didn’ t expect it to be, and others might just be there when times are sunny. Choose wisely who your friends are and see if there’s a mutual interest and support in both challenging and good times. Your amount of friends might decrease dramatically, but you might find it to be much more satisfying to focus on true heart connections.
I am taking it easy these days and learning to accept and integrate these lessons.This text goes out as an offering from my heart to those of my true friends and to everyone who is going through a time of dis-ease or suffering.
May it serve you…much love always.