The fight-or-flight response is part of the general adaptation syndrome, defined in 1936 by Canadian biochemist Hans Selye, of McGill University in Montreal. He published his revolutionary findings in a simple seventy-four-line article in Nature, in which he defined two types of “stress”: eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress).
In my personal story, my digestive system has been less than optimal, with my immune system, learning in the womb, to default to PTSD, I was constantly on alert, which impacted my adrenal glands, and pushed high levels of cortisol into my body, making it impossible for my body to process food in the way that it is meant to.
Each aspect of our life is part of our greater weave, our greater story, our living masterpiece. For me, the gland that was less than optimal was my adrenal gland. Which spoke to the part of my story where I was conceived, from a violent act.
I pushed myself so hard that one day I stopped and it was really challenging to get back into life. I burnt out my adrenals, not a simple task, it took many choices over many years of saying no to my body. I was doing event management, I would barely sleep for months in the lead up to an event, and then after the event, I would collapse for 3 to 4 weeks then pick myself up and do it all over again.
Each aspect of our life is a part of the greater weave of our story, our living masterpiece. The organs that were less than optimal for me were my sexual organs, they were vibrating at the frequency of abuse. Holding that frequency in my energy system for so many years created a life-threatening illness.
I had always been an active person, living life at full speed. One fall up 2 steps and my life changed FOREVER. I went from traveling the world in a high-paying corporate job, to barely to be able to feed myself, overnight.
For me, I had an injury, and I suffered chronic pain 24/7 for twenty-two months. The pain burnt out my adrenals and I ended up with adrenal chronic fatigue. I found that western medicine had no answers at all. Not even pain relief. Soul psychology helped enormously to manage my pain and my fatigue, but I was still struggling. I turned to traditional Chinese medicine, initially through herbs, but they were slow and tasted awful.
Until recently, the idea of people having energy meridians was broadly considered to be some sort of superstitious, Eastern woo woo, until a few brave scientists came along and started doing experiments. They proved that energy meridians really do exist and can affect our wellbeing.
As humans we have an electromagnetic field and mother earth has an electromagnetic field. When we connect in with mother earth it actually re-calibrates our electromagnetic field. The cells of our body are like compasses, and when we feel out of sorts, the cells have actually lost their north, which switches them off. They stop doing what they are meant to do, like us they can go to sleep.
Energy Medicine can complement other treatments, it doesn’t have to be woowoo modalities, it can absolutely support western medicine. Even today I still have a chronic illness, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. I have learnt to manage it. I still have a great life. I’m out there being of service, working with my beloveds. I still take medication. I’m more holistic these days, I work with an integrated practitioner to manage my health.