“Happiness is not something ready made… It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
During this week’s healing process (from a two week plus flu – 20 days to be exact), I found myself feeling at least 90% better physically (still coughing and very tired), but with a fusion of feelings of concern and appreciation. If you recall my recent blog, I mentioned that I had been without my voice/most of my voice. As someone who earns a happy and fulfilling living using my voice (to speak and sing), this obviously concerned me. I tried to not think about it too much, but had been letting time, and the herbal and homeopathic remedies do their jobs.
Throats represent our ability to speak for ourselves. Also represents the body’s creative flow.
When throat problems occur:
- Usually means we feel we don’t have the right to ask for what we want; don’t feel adequate standing up for ourselves.
- Creativity is stifled. Living lives for others; trying to please others.
Sore throats: always anger. Colds: mental confusion too. Laryngitis: so angry cannot speak.
When activity in throats occur:
- Resisting change, middle of it, trying to change
- When you or someone coughs: notice what was said, what is being reacted to
This concern and appreciation for my voice during this time forced me to reflect on what has been really going on internally, which has actually been helping me develop my strongest voice yet – my inner voice.
Since I’m very detail oriented and analytical, I often have a tough time deciphering what my “inner voice” or “gut instinct” is telling me. My naturopathic doctor referred me to a spiritual counselor who helped me discover it. One of the best things I found in being able to hear and follow my inner voice is that it has given me a freer feeling. The counselor described it as an “airy” feeling, and I much prefer to be in this love-focused and airy place because it sure beats over thinking things (this feeling is full of “stuff” and feels very “tight” and tense) and often times coming to inaccurate judgments of people and situations. I have started to apply this new discovery to practically every part of my life. It’s amazing how forgiveness and compassion naturally come when awareness and openness is present.
Through the counselor, I was also reminded of the ability we have to be whole, complete, happy and fulfilled within our own selves so that no matter what any one else does, it won’t “rattle” us. Of course, it’s easier said than done, and being “reactionary” tends to be a no-brainer. For me, giving my power away by letting myself react to what someone else said or did was just not working for me anymore.
- Being free to live and enjoy my life exactly the way I want despite what others may say or think
- Being free to not have to live according to other people’s moods, but focus on making my world joyful
- Being free to live, speak and sing from my heart
So here’s to a life of love and freedom to be and express who you are!
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