Osteoporosis – how could this happen to me?

by Francene Cartaar, Australia

I recently suffered a shock – the shock of being informed that at the age of 54 I had osteoporosis in my back and also bone weakness in my hips. My reaction to the news from my GP was to ask myself: ‘How could this have happened to me?’

I realised that I held a perception that osteoporosis only occurred in ‘older’ women who did not look after themselves. As I regarded myself as a ‘healthy’ person, this diagnosis did not fit in with the image I held of myself.  My GP explained that bones could regenerate with weight bearing exercise and that vitamin and mineral supplements were also beneficial. The diagnosis and explanation left me feeling unsettled and upset.

I subsequently decided that I wanted to understand this diagnosis from an energetic perspective so I decided to consult an Exercise Physiologist who also had a deeper understanding of the body on an energetic level from her studies with Universal Medicine.

What then transpired was truly inspiring! I was shown a simple standing movement to connect firstly to my body and at the same time more deeply with my hip area. Next were hand and ankle weights for strengthening and feeling how to move with connection and gentleness in my body.

My exercise routine in recent years had been caring – gentle walks, stretching and relaxation. These provided great benefits to my body, but during my appointment I realised that my body was now requiring a different type of exercise.

I was offered an explanation that osteoporosis, on an energetic level, was related to disregard. This initially left me with a heavy sinking feeling, because in that instant I knew it was true – that I had pushed myself over many years.  Also that osteoporosis didn’t just ‘happen to me’, that I had played a part in this with my choices. For example, putting others before myself, undervaluing myself, overriding my own instincts, ignoring when I was tired or even not dressing to be warm enough.

The next morning I decided to exercise with ‘regard’ for myself and see what this felt like. I started by walking down stairs with intention and focusing on the soles of my feet. I felt an amazing surge of energy up my legs and spine. Next was the introduction of hand and ankle weights. At the end of a few sets of movements I had a renewed sense of vitality and strength that I later noticed lasted throughout the day, together with a feeling of steadiness within my body.

I am truly grateful for being able to consult with an Exercise Physiologist who could offer all the knowledge from her formal training and experience, but equally important, combined this with training in energetic awareness. We discussed this during my appointment and I could see how making choices that went against the natural and easy flow of the energy in my body could have an impact.

The diagnosis of osteoporosis inspired me to have a more caring regard for myself and for my body, and also to appreciate how conventional medicine and an understanding that our bodies are energy can work together for the benefit of us all.


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598 thoughts on “Osteoporosis – how could this happen to me?

  1. This article is a great example of what may be hidden or us not being aware of ills within the body, that have yet to come to the surface. After re-reading this article I can relate to putting others first and overriding my own feelings which I have discovered is an old pattern.

  2. Getting the diagnose of osteoporosis was a shock for me too. This morning after a beautiful session with an esoteric practitioner who asked me about my relationship with osteoporosis I sat with myself and connected to my bones, I realised I never did this as it seemed impossible to connect at such a deep level in my body. It brought up the deep disregard of not living what I know is true, not bringing my all to the world. Osteoporosis offers me the chance to heal a deeply ingrained pattern and to surrender to the light of the universe which is in me as it is equal in all of us.

    1. Annelies what’s powerful here in your comment is that you felt the truth behind your disregard for yourself, and it came from your own body.

  3. There is so much to appreciate what our body lovingly shows us, Francene you embraced this and through your care for your self your body responded. Such wisdom does the body bring.

  4. It makes sense that if the body has a natural flow to its movements and through our choices we move in opposition to this, imposing an unnatural way upon it, that the impact of this disregard could result in a diagnosis that could leave us unsettled. It is beautiful however that at these times, there are those that can support us to recognize how we are the end result of our choices and empower and inspire us to correct them in line with what is true for our bodies.

  5. “The diagnosis of osteoporosis inspired me to have a more caring regard for myself and for my body, and also to appreciate how conventional medicine and an understanding that our bodies are energy can work together for the benefit of us all.” beautifully expressed Francene. The combination of both western medicine with the esoteric brings so many benefits. If we don’t deal with the root cause energetically it is no surprise that symptoms may return.

  6. I was 51 when I had a diagnosis that shocked me to my bones. How could this have happened? Looking over my life and the part of my body that was affected I soon discovered that my behaviours, my choices, had allowed this condition to develop in my body. When I did this I had more understanding and compassion for myself and the initial reactions of disbelief, sadness and hopelessness, of frustration and anger, of failure and guilt and shame began to subside. I went to a healer in Brazil and although some symptoms disappeared the ill energy in my body was suppressed and not cleared. It was not till a few years later, when I came across Serge Benhayon that a true clearing took place. My lifestyle has been through several changes since then and now, having attended Universal Medicine presentations and Practitioners for several years I feel healthier, lighter and more vibrant than ever.

  7. For a while now I have been feeling to do some more impact exercise, I walk every day but my body is feeling like something more strengthening, this blog has inspired me to get up and do just that.

  8. There is hard work behind something ‘happening’ to us. We may be oblivious of this fact, but as a fact remains. Understanding what is that hard work we are doing, allows us also to understand the work we are not doing and go for it.

  9. I was drawn to this article again today and I realise that last year I had intended on doing more weight bearing exercises to help strengthen myself on many levels. Nearly a year later and I still have not started that. Thank you for this gentle reminder. I have over the last few weeks started a new exercise programme for myself so it will not be difficult to add some weights to the session. I know several people with osteoporosis and feel that there is much we can do to prevent this and weight bearing exercise is one such activity.

  10. Getting a diagnosis of something like osteoporosis can be a great wake up call for us to learn to truly self care.

  11. Every choice we make has an impact on the body and that is something my body reminds me every time either with vitality and warmth or with a sore feeling and coldness. Since a few month I have my weights in the bathroom and I have build a loving rhythm in doing some light weight training and some stretches twice a day. I feel the benefit of this consistency in the strength I feel in my body and it supports my physical work as a nurse, I am less tired and much more content with my job and doing shiftwork.

    1. Thank you Annelies, it’s amazing how a small amount of time attending to our self care can positively impact our whole day.

  12. This is such a lovely example of how life gives us supportive reflections (some of which we may not like) and that we can choose to react and get emotional about it, or we can choose as shared here to stay open to what is being shown and let it guide us to a deeper level of understanding, responsibility and relationship with life.

  13. Thank you Francene, it’s wonderful that you had both medical support and the support of esoteric medicine from your Exercise Physiologist to address the underlying cause. Also noted that you were honest with yourself about the disregard, you remained open and willing to look at and heal this pattern, which is a wonderful foundation to approach health and wellbeing with.

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