That's what I was thinking as I was going to sleep last night: sometimes we get a little jammed up. Sometimes we need someone who has dedicated their whole adult life to learning about and practicing one thing in particular, or has spent years refining a practice, an ability. Sometimes it isn't possible to figure it out on our own.
We can be an expert in an area and still need assistance, because when looking at ourselves, things can get a little murky. I speak from experience, having been through several rather harrowing health issues the past year. At first I tried all of my holistic tricks and methods and substances. Then I tried to muscle through via sheer will power. Then I just lay down for a while and blubbered. Then I got up, ate a nice crow piccata (marinating in judgment for the past two decades I've refused to go to the practitioners of western med) and picked up the phone and began seeing docs.
In September I began seeing a local pain specialist, Art Evans of Wilmington Health Options, to deal with three years of back pain that had gotten so bad I was living on fistfuls of ibuprofen and waking up in agony every night. Within a couple weeks, the back pain was virtually gone. In October came a cancer in situ diagnosis, and I had my cervix removed, and am now utterly, joyfully cancer free. And in March I saw a gastroenterologist for the severe digestive issues I've had for the past year, and within days of the diagnosis of ulcers and IBS, and taking the prescribed meds, I'm feeling marvelous, and exercising, and pain free, and dang skippy glad to alive.
Sometimes we can handle it alone. Most times things resolve on their own. But when we reach the edge of what we know and can do, we need to assemble a medicinal Tribe of Yes around us that can carry us, lead us, hold our hand as we navigate to the other side. Sometimes it's western medicine. Other times it's more holistic modalities. Life always brings us what we need, and then it's up to us to say: yes, I'm ready to heal, ready to do what it takes.
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