Grateful for a headache? These are words that in my wildest imagination (and my imagination has been pretty wild in the past) I would never have thought I would say!
As a very young person I started getting headaches which could easily turn to migraines.
With symptoms and pain I learnt a variety of ways to support myself with preventative strategies, and when that wasn’t sufficient, I medicated to suppress and relieve – this method I used a lot.
Since choosing to live in a way that offers a deep awareness and honouring of myself in all that I do, the headaches have reduced significantly and the occurrences are very far apart. Also, I haven’t had a migraine since I chose not to drink alcohol.
Then, yesterday morning, I found myself just out of the normal rhythm that supports me in preparing for my day. There was nothing ‘wrong’, but I found that something in me had shifted and there I was talking on the phone with the phone pressed between my ear and shoulder – it was uncomfortable and definitely not supportive! Clearly I was not with myself – this is rule no.1 for what not to do for potential headaches. Next I ‘decided’ that I didn’t have time to finish eating breakfast at the table and instead took spoonfuls as I walked past. I could feel that was yuk so I did stop and sit for the last couple of bites.
During the afternoon I could feel the headache coming through and I could also feel the cause: so simple were my ‘earlier little antics’, but significant enough to place me in a momentum that had stayed with me for the day and brewed up to become the warning signal – that I hadn’t been fully with myself.
The pain was just giving me the gentle reminder that I needed to stop, reflect and consider that what I do to myself matters.
Not to mention that how I then am in the world reflects to others – no matter how subtle or seemingly invisible.
So I am grateful for my in-built detection device, and very grateful for the presentations of Universal Medicine. With the loving livingness that is offered from Serge Benhayon and all the Universal Medicine practitioners my awareness has grown to really appreciating what and how my body naturally shows me when I am starting to go off, and the ability I have to discern this – to listen for myself.
From this place and space of awareness I can then choose my next step to support where my body is, and what will lovingly assist it to return all of me to the natural harmony I now know I am.
By Sandra Williamson, Hairdresser, Brisbane