When I received in 2015, the diagnosis confirming I was suffering from Lyme disease, I was shared with mixed emotions.
Celebrating the fact that I finally knew what was wrong with me or going into fear that I had this mysterious “fake” illness that the medical system was ignoring?
For many years my health had been so problematic. I had suffered from Crohn’s at age 17, from Chronic Fatigue after the birth of my first child and now my menopausal symptoms were really severe.
I knew about Lyme disease because as a practitioner I kept myself up to date with research on health.
This is how I self-diagnosed: I sent a drop of my blood to a specialised lab in Germany. My doctors, I had several, were saying it wasn’t Lyme as the standard blood tests, Eliza and Western Blot were negative.
My journey through disease had led me to become a practitioner, using Kinesiology, Breathwork and Energy Medicine as my main modalities.
It started 30 years ago because I knew there was more to life than the way I was living it. I was looking for the answers that would lead me to health, joy and ease, in my studies, in my prayers and in my meditations relentlessly seeking. I was doing it for myself first. I needed to heal in order to support others on their healing journeys.
Even though there is more to know and understand, I am now feeling the most energetic and happy I have in my entire life.
I have understood that in order to heal, I needed to relax my over-activated nervous system. I needed to look at the way I was thinking and treating myself with my inner language.
I needed to connect my heart to my ego, to my thoughts and have them align to each other, in peace.
I needed to slow down time so I could see, hear, feel and appreciate my truth, in joy.
I needed to birth myself so that I could be the best version of myself and contribute intrinsically to the healing of the planet.
WHAT IS LYME DISEASE?
Lyme disease was coined from the name of a town, Old Lyme in Connecticut (USA). It is where Lyme was first officially diagnosed.
It is transmitted through the bite of a tick which carries the bacteria Borrelia Burgdoferi from the name of the biologist who first recognised the bacterium. This bacteria in the form of a spirochete has now been identify in many parts of the globe and different species have been listed.
Boreliosis is quite frequent and as it is hard too diagnose, the testings for it are not adapted, it is often mistaken for other pathologies: chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, multiple sclerosis and many more unexplained illnesses. The more reliable tests come from labs equiped with Bioenergetic blood analysis.
It is now the name used to regroup a host of infections.
A person suffering from Lyme disease will have also other bacterial or fungal infections, worms and parasites, viruses, heavy metal toxicity making it difficult for the detoxification process to take place. These are called co-infections. they are survival oriented and are difficult to eliminate.
There are also co-conditions that create additional road blocks to getting well: adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalance, chronic inflammation and the genetic mutations: MTHFR or Pyroluria.
Most of us live a life when stress as becomes chronic and this sets the perfect terrain for an over and/or under reacting immune system.
The symptoms of the Lyme will therefore be expressed differently in each individual and the process to recovery will be specific to that person.
It is my firm belief that an illness is an opportunity for growth and for freeing self from what is no longer serving us, our belief systems need to be looked at. Our unfulfilled dreams need to be taken care off.
"WE ARE MIND BODY SPIRIT &
WE NEED TO ADDRESS OUR IMBALANCES
& THEIR ROOT CAUSE"
Physical / physiological healing: What really worked for me.
My approach was to use orthomolecular (nutrition, vitamins and minerals), herbal and homeopathic medicine.
I will not go on listing here the different supplements I took to strengthen my immune system. It is an ever evolving quest, as Lyme is not one pathology that one is working with but several. We are mind/body/spirit and we need to address our imbalances and their root cause may they be physical, emotional or spiritual, and that, all at the same time!
Mental/ emotional healing : Healing my Ly(to)me disease.
All disease are an opportunity to heal what is at the root cause of the dysfunction of the cells: our negative thoughts and our unresolved emotions.
I consider Lyme disease as an environmental disease. Our agriculture and the food we eat but also our lifestyle. Over the years, schooling, having to compete with our peers at a young age, lack of play, having to be compliant to society's demands, fear of not being enough and all behaviour or belief systems that separates us from others, weaken our immune system. The way modern medicine uses vaccination, anti biotic and immune suppressant drugs to rid us of the symptoms but never really of the root cause of the illness.
We end up feeling disempowered and dependant, living a complicated life that sometimes doesn't fulfil us totally.
Healing requires regaining our sens of power. It is a journey of self-discovery. Befriending our emotions and learning to love who we are.
Regaining a sense of space to create or recreate the ideal circumstances to support our immune system towards homeostasis.
Spiritual healing: getting grounded.
In french, maladie de Lyme sounds like maladie de l’ âme (Soul).
Having an illness definitely stops us in our track. We can’t really keep on going as if nothing was happening. I know modern medicine loves it when we don’t ask ourselves or them , too many questions and just follow the prescription.
I love reading on indigenous healing, when one is sick, the whole village is concerned. Each individual works on their part or responsibility towards their involvement, conscious or unconscious, that may have contributed to the person's disease. The Ho'oponopono principle.
In our western, often disconnected society, one may feel they are doing something wrong and therefore feels embarrassed about being sick.
When the body gets sick, its because the soul and the mental/emotional realm is out of balance. This often is the result of trauma in utero, childhood or even from life pasts, making the foundation of this life not very solid.
The way forward to health requires grounding ourselves, changing our pace and simplifying our days. Leaning to put self first in a self full way.This is the right order that allows us to participate in life and give to others out of ease, pleasure, joy and love.
Spiritual healing is the reconnection with our divine self.
A few questions you can ask to know if you are living your divine intended life:
Am I happy with the direction my life has taken? Am I creative enough? Are my dreams being fulfilled? Am I awake enough to have dreams?