How I healed leaky gut and a parasitic infection through a gut healing protocol and mindset. Advice for anyone in need of some healing.
Part two of my journey to heal my gut is all about a mindset overhaul. Healing from my parasitic infection and bacterial overgrowth was the easy part – dealing with what percolated up before, during, and after was the actual challenge.
Are you familiar with the metaphor that when you begin to tug on a string, soon the whole thing can come unraveled?
I found this to be true for my gut healing experience.
As I alluded to in my last post, my near decade of gut issues was more than just a set of physical ailments, but also psychological.
When I began tugging on my own string, and as my inner soul fibers began unraveling, I understood that everything that comes undone needs to be dealt with appropriately before I could move forward.
While I’m wrote this portion in my story with the framework of healing gut issues specifically, I hope it can be applied to anything that may be troubling you or keeping you stuck. Those who struggle with perfectionism, the need to control, low self-worth, and/or any chronic physical ailment may find something relatable in this post.
I mentioned in How I Healed My Gut, Part One: My Gut Healing Protocol that the psychological facet of healing can sometimes be more impactful than the medical actions you take. If you haven’t read the first part, you may want to jaunt over there before continuing here so you have a frame of reference. 🙂
My gut issues were worsened by my thoughts and behavior, and therefore alleviated by different thoughts and different behavior.
Everyone has different needs when it comes to healing an ailment.
For some, a simple elimination diet is all that is needed to get rid of a weird GI flair. For others, it is a full-blown healing protocol complete with a kill and re-populate plan. And for others still, it is a full-blown healing protocol and some hefty internal work.
You can probably discern based on these posts what my needs were 😉
“To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” – Eckhart Tolle.
The main reason I love this quote is it alludes to the normalcy of lack of mental wellness. Insanity is the rule, not the exception. Transcending your own ego and allowing your mind, body and spirit to heal…that is rare and extremely challenging. It is the exception.
Has anyone else expelled a great deal of time and energy trying to convince others you’re completely stable, rational, awesome, smart & sexy, totally cool? What if we all accept we have a few screws loose, honor the human condition, and dare to break down the much coveted fortress we have built around our ego so that we may live without bounds, have the courage to let people in, and thrive from our hearts?
Our souls would be at peace. We as a species could unify based on our similarities rather than war over our differences. After obliterating our rigid, structured concept of reality and rebuilding a dynamic, fluid life of accepting what truly is, only then can we actually be…totally cool.
It took me a long time to realize I was attached to my illness. I identified with it, my mindset and actions exacerbated it, I didn’t know who I would be without it.
My stress, my need to be perfect, need to control, lack of sense of self all worsened it.
Let me tell you a story.