Healing a catalogue of illnesses through making different choices

By Julie Matson, UK

I feel blessed every day for the good health I have in my life right now. I have more energy, am up at 4 am to read and write, I am on no medication for illnesses or pain (except the occasional headache), no longer overweight and am eating healthily, working and studying, and enjoying a full life which continues to expand.

This has not always been the case as I, like many women (and men) of my age, was in pain and discomfort from something or other every day, with things like;

  • IBS – bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, lethargy, headaches, stomach aches
  • Sinusitis – headaches that could last for months, painful swollen cheeks, blocked nose
  • Sciatica – sharp pain running down the leg (sometimes both legs) making it difficult to stand or walk
  • Chronic lower back pain – started at the age of 30 and became something I lived with and managed
  • Asthma – shortness of breath on exercise or hill walking and using an inhaler to control it
  • Over weight – three and a half stones over my natural weight for my height, comfort eating with all the wrong foods, legs chafing and obsessive yo-yo dieting
  • Chronic fatigue – tiredness on the slightest exertion, painful joints – this lasted for eight years off and on and I was taking high doses of painkillers everyday
  • Depression – when the fatigue became too much – people who have experienced the black hole of depression will know all too well what that feels like
  • Lock jaw – could not yawn as my jaw would lock, another very painful condition
  • Frozen shoulders – right shoulder froze for 24months, left for 10 months and any sudden jolt was excruciating
  • Ovarian cyst – burst ovarian cyst which ended up with me in the ER overnight receiving shots of morphine for pain relief
  • Neck injury – unable to work for six months and on anti-depressants as pain management
  • Mastalgia – years of extremely painful breasts
  • Complications giving birth – haemorrhaged during labour
  • Knee pain in both knees – three years of pain when I injured both knees whilst doing yoga
  • Giving up and resigned to a life of suffering.

These conditions did not just all start at once, they manifest over many years from the age of four, starting with constipation and slowly building one on top of the other.

Could it be that my body was trying to tell me something? 

If so, what, and why was I not listening?

The funny thing is or maybe not so funny, I considered myself quite fortunate because I did not have anything that I considered serious compared to other people in my family, as in:

  • Diabetes (three of my family members have this illness – one being insulin dependent)
  • Breast cancer (my mother had breast cancer and her sister died after having had a double mastectomy)
  • Leukaemia (father died of this)
  • Lung cancer (mother and grandfather died of this)
  • Heart disease (both of my parents suffered with this)
  • Thyroid dysfunction (my sister has had her thyroid removed and is on medication)
  • Brain tumour (a close relative)
  • Obesity (many of my family members are or have been obese)

As I consider myself typical of many men and women out there in the world, how can it be that we can have all these conditions and still think we are doing ok?

I went into finding a solution in the attempt to manage and control my conditions and I felt at the time that I had exhausted the usefulness of the medical profession and that the answers could be found within alternative therapies or diet. So I tried them all, from Yoga, Reiki, spiritual healing, vortex healing, crystal healing, acupuncture, wheat grass and blue algae, colonics, raw food diet, eating clay, vegetarian, every fad diet available, to mention but a few.

How does a person go from using inhalers, anti-depressants and strong painkillers to no medication (except the occasional headache tablet from the chemist and multi-vitamins)?

Answer = Choices

I chose to:

  • Attend courses and presentations run by Serge Benhayon and the Universal Medicine team.
  • Have treatments with Esoteric Practitioners, who never judge but lovingly support me along the way.
  • Attend Esoteric Women’s Development Groups in London.
  • Do the Gentle Breath Meditation as taught to me during Universal Medicine courses.
  • Look at and feel how my body reacted with gluten and dairy. IBS and sinus symptoms subsided and disappeared very quickly.
  • Go to bed when I am tired and not override the need for sleep. Naturally, I am at my best when I go to bed at 8.30 pm and find it very beneficial to do so, waking refreshed and rested the next day rather than feeling chronically fatigued.
  • Practise being with me during my day and breathing my own breath, which helps me to stay with myself and not react if a situation arises which I may feel pulled to get involved in.
  • Introduce gentleness and tenderness into my life. This has changed the way I am with my body and I recognise sooner than later when I have gone into protection now.
  • Look at things I avoid dealing with i.e speaking up instead of holding back.
  • Question any negative thoughts I may have about myself or others, and to change these into thoughts of appreciation which helps enormously.

Plus, much more……

Living this way helps me to recognise the signals from my body when something does not feel right and to pay attention well before I have to get sciatica or achy knees. I am starting to realise that the body has its own intelligence if I take the time and pay attention to listen to it – the benefits are a thousand-fold.

Serge Benhayon has restored my trust when it comes to seeking Western Medicine and I now have a new appreciation for the medical profession who have helped me out with tests and treatments over the years, and now I am willing to listen to the doctors and not just dismiss what they have to say, as I would have done in the past. I would say I have a whole new level of appreciation for the medical staff and have renewed my original love of medicine and the workings of the human body.

I may not have a medicine cupboard full of pills and lotions any more but I do have at my disposal a healthier lifestyle, Esoteric Practitioners and the whole of the NHS, for the times when I do need to go to the doctors. Looking after myself is my way of doing my part and not just expecting others to fix me when things have gotten out of control, or my body is giving me another message.

For me, the improvements to my health have changed my life but I know there is more to come as my commitment and deepening relationship to myself is part of an ongoing process that is forever unfolding. And that as I change from the inside and am willing to let things go, allowing myself to show more of who I truly am, that quality will reflect to other people that they can also live a different life, a more true and healthy way of living. How great is that 🙂

 

Read more:

  1. Healthy Habits and healthy lifestyle tips
  2. Lifestyle diseases (the way we live)
  3. Why don’t I feel well? Is illness and disease just a random event?

233 thoughts on “Healing a catalogue of illnesses through making different choices

  1. The hands off approach to our own health has devastating effects on our own health and National Health Services. Taking responsibility, fixing when we can, often self generated health problems whilst also consulting medical practitioners when we can’t, ultimately lessens the drain on overstretched health service resources. We take care of self for everyone, not just ourselves.

    1. I agree jstewart and in truth power does not exist anywhere else other than in our choices. And all of our choices basically boil down to one choice and that is whether or not what we are choosing to either do, say or think is coming from our conniving spirit or our uniting soul. Choice A or B, there is no C.

      1. Absolutely because we are all heavily invested in keeping the lie alive because in all honesty if we weren’t then we would be living the truth. It’s us that feeds the lie constantly.

      2. Yes, and it is when we are honest to this truth we then no longer have any excuses, it is just a choice, and cannot blame anyone or anything for our mess.

  2. I love that you see your improvements in health and life, not as an end-point that leads to self satisfaction and complacency but an ongoing and deepening of your relationship with self.

  3. Wow this is amazing Julie, how deeply inspiring, what a turn around. What a miracle! An amazing testament to the work of Serge Benhayon and the Universal Medicine Team.

  4. We can fall for the trap of thinking that a person who has ‘given up on life’ is in a far worse state than someone who is actively involved in a million trillion different projects but I know from my own frantic investment in years of activity that in many ways I was just as given up as someone who was unmotivated and lethargic. I too had given up on the truth of life even though my outer appearance conveyed something different.

    1. Alexis I agree with you many of us fall into this trap that you mention in your comment when actually it is the same illusion just different aspects of it.

      1. And that’s what makes it harder for many to spot that it’s just as much a trap as being lethargic and unmotivated. In exactly the same way I considered myself to be on the right track (and if I’m honest, doing better than others) when I was doing hard physical exercise and eating a vegetarian diet but that belief came crashing down when I realised that my relentless addiction to exercise was no different to a person who drank alcohol daily, we were both using different techniques to reduce our agitation. In many ways my way was worse because I thought that I was being healthy and also had an air of superiority about me that was very judgemental and damning of others.

  5. Reading your amazing blog again what I am feeling is not just the huge burden on our over stretched health system but also the number of people who have given up on having a life that is anything other than painful and depressing and how important it is to share stories like yours so that others can understand that their choices lead to their quality of life and that there is support to make changes when they are ready.

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