As a sister article to How To Develop A Relationship With Your Higher Self, here’s my story of how I figured out the root cause of my ongoing health issues. I wanted there to be a quick and easy fix. Instead, it was complicated and multi-faceted. Eventually — after 14 months! — everything came together and I found the answer. And not the answer I thought I was looking for!
Let’s start somewhere in the middle.
Dec 2009 — The Stomach Virus
It all started with a virus that my daughter brought home from daycare.
This virus ravaged my digestive system and it was never the same. For an entire year, I thought I still had the virus. It didn’t cross my mind that it had turned into a chronic problem.
Jan 2013 — The Psychic
A friend recommended a psychic and I went because I was curious. This had nothing to do with my health issues. I just wanted to do something different and scary and fun.
The psychic, named Margaret, was absolutely lovely. Very old and just darling. She and I embraced like we were old friends. The energetic exchange and flow was enlightening! During the course of the hour, she mentioned that I needed to “resolve my metabolism issues.” That was it. She had no more details for me. Just those 4 words.
And it begins.
Since I had been ignoring and accommodating my extreme digestion issues for going on 4 years (at that point), I knew exactly what this meant and it resonated with me completely. I could no longer subsist in ignorance and this was a sign that I needed to get to the bottom of it once and for all.
When In Doubt, Start Journalling
The first thing I did was make an entry in my journal:
Dear Higher Self, I need to resolve my metabolism issues. Please help. Yours faithfully, Allison
Then I read it out loud. This solidifies my intentions, confirms my commitment, and kick starts my pursuit and follow through.
Next, I Tried Stuff.
I attended a random lecture by a local acupuncturist at the library on the topic of Chinese medicine.
Having naturopath health coverage, I started seeing this acupuncturist who also offered a random assortment of related services. It was while I was filling out the quite detailed Patient Intake Form, I noted the symptom, “inability to conceive a baby.” I’m talking about infertility.
Connecting the Dots
Searching for health answers turns into a mystery that needs to be solved. I am a detective like Sherlock Holmes uncovering clues one by one. I need to pay attention to details and weave them together, connecting them. I proceed from scene to scene, event to event, travelling deeper into my search.
So the plot thickens and it gets personal. My gut issues are likely causing my infertility. All of a sudden, getting to the bottom of this becomes much more urgent. I’m pushing 40 and my timeline for having another baby is growing short.
Additionally, what other problems are being caused by my gut issues? It seems I had stumbled upon a hornets nest!
Sept 2013 — Discovering Joy Classes
A friend from work mentioned that there was an open house coming up for some really weird classes. She didn’t even tell me what they were about. I just knew I needed to attend. I went to the open house and signed up for a semester.
The Joy Classes’ main focus is on desires: examining our desires and letting them go. My teacher would probably kick me if he knew I was explaining the gist like this, but I need to simplify it in order to get on with the point of this story.
So — cutting to the chase — a major desire of humans is food.
And the major initiation of these Joy Classes is a 9-day fast.
Not being from a culture where fasting is practiced, I have no idea what I’m getting myself into. I experience trepidation of entering the fast. I’d, no doubt, end up in the hospital in a couple days.
Surprisingly, the opposite happened. Within two days of starting the fast, I felt better than I’d felt in years, with more energy. My mind felt clear for the first time in ages. I could think!
More importantly, my trips to the bathroom ended. Full stop. All of my horrendous symptoms of gut and digestion issues completely disappeared. I was flabbergasted. What on earth!
Mystery (Nearly) Solved
One of the foods I eat regularly is causing my health issues. Now which one is it?
After coming off a 9-day fast, it is advised to integrate food back into your body slowly and gently, starting with broth, for example. Everything went fine until… I ate a granola bar. Not just any granola bar, but a super healthy one! Boom. Within a minute, my tummy protested by extending outwards, filling with painful and familiar cramps and I had to run to the bathroom. Fast forward, with the precision of a scientist conducting an important experiment, and it was easy to identify gluten as the culprit.
No gluten, no symptoms.
Aug 2017— It’s a baby!
Within 6 months of going gluten free, I got pregnant. Unfortunately, I miscarried. However, things were working again! In Aug 2017, I had a healthy baby boy, at the age of 42.
- The information I required was there for me all along. I chose to not see it.
- My higher self was sending a continuous stream of messages to me, using creativity and multiple channels, until one of them worked.
- It’s complicated.
- It’s a team effort between you and your higher self.
As you can see, figuring out complex issues such as a chronic health problem is not an easy undertaking. The reward, however, was so much more than I ever could have dreamed. Meet Damian!