Listen To your Body
After a series of traumatic life events, I found myself at age 28 living with my parents, divorced, broke, and wondering what to do with my life. In March 2009, I decided to join the military. I had never felt so sure of anything in my whole life. I was set to ship out June 2009. I am a very healthy/active person and so naturally I love to work out. I had joined a city league basketball team to help keep me in shape and lift my spirits.
About a month before I was set to ship, I fell and tore my Achilles tendon in a game. I was devastated, depressed, and didn’t want to live. How could this happen? I finally had found a direction and felt a sense of purpose and then this injury happened. I decided to let my body heal itself since I believe in the power of the body and its ability to heal itself, so the doctors were shocked when I told them that I just wanted it casted and did not want the surgery.
ONE YEAR LATER…
I am running, jumping, and carrying on as if I was never injured in the first place. My Achilles healed perfectly and the doctors were shocked. I was informed that it would not heal the way it would with surgery. I always kept my goal of joining the military fresh in my mind. I knew that this was my goal and that I would have it some day.
In August 2010 I was sworn in and had a ship out date six months from August. Three months prior to my ship out date, I found myself with yet another injury… this time it was my knee. As you can imagine, I felt worse than devastated, and I saw my goal quickly slipping from my fingertips. I spent many weeks crying hysterically, angry, hopeless, and helpless.
During this time, I remembered that I owned “The Secret.” I began to watch it several times a day. I prayed, felt grateful, and tried to stay focused on what I was grateful for. It was so hard and many times I felt like giving up and like it wasn’t going to work, after all I was going on the third month of my knee being swollen and painful.
I prayed so hard that I felt I was speaking directly to God. Still with no results and about to lose my mind, I gave up. Thats right, I just gave up. I let it all go and told the Universe/my Angels/God that I had surrendered. I did however, have my goal (perfect health/military still in the back of my mind… way back in my mind). Letting go and allowing results to happen was all I needed to do. With more gratitude than I thought was even possible, I would like to say thank you for the challenges in my life, as I realize now that each one was placed in my life to help me heal.
My body was trying to tell me something and as soon as I listened to it, I healed. The injury I sustained was a torn meniscus. Doctor after doctor told me that it would not heal. The body develops signs and symptoms to get your attention. Once you listen to what your body has to say, the dis-ease goes away. Listen to your body no matter what it has to say!
THE END OF THE STORY…
I ended up shipping out the day I was supposed to (pain free and perfectly healed) and finished all my military training with flying colors. Not once did my knee or Achilles bother me in my training.
Intend it and let go – let the Universe do the rest!