"I've had fibromyalsia for 8 years and it's getting worse"
Ayal, I wake up every morning with pain. About 8 yrs ago my doctor told me I have Fibromyalsia, but I feel that this condition is gotten worse not any better. Sometimes when I take a warm shower it helps, but not for very long. I get tired easily, and feel like I am bruised in my body. Right now under my lower ribs I feel a pressure-like pain. It is really bad today. Is there any cure?
Hi. The first thing that is showing up for you is the need to do a shamanic journey to connect with your power animal. You have an issue going on with personal power - with your ability to use personal power to create. When we are in touch with who we really are, our true power, we then can create with that power in a good way - we can speak our truth calmly, set appropriate boundaries for what we will or will not accept or create in our lives, and stand up for ourselves in a balanced way. This is a 5th chakra issue. I invite you to do the power animal journey, given below, as well as read about the chakras in Caroline Myss's book, Anatomy of the Spirit.
There is also a 3rd chakra issue going on that deals with self esteem, self confidence, and self respect. The pain you are feeling about yourself in this regard has manifested physically. There is a need to express yourself and your creativity - an issue of wimpiness (manifesting as tiredness) is showing up. There is a belief that you will not receive softness or nurturing in relationships that needs to be healed. work this this core belief using the formula for healing core beliefs in the Laws of the Universe.
An excellent intention for you to say twice a day for 2 months is the following:
Using the emerald green Aura-Soma pomander for finding one's own space and going to the heart of things would be important for you.
There is something going on with your environment that is not healthy for you. It may be toxic in some way. That often creates fibromyalsia. I invite you to find out what that is and get away from it.
I'd also invite you to go to a good naturopathic doctor and get completely checked out.
Shamanic Power Animal Journey
Here is the information on finding your power animal. You will need a tape player and a tape of drumming that is especially made for shamanic journeys. This can be ordered from The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. You ought to be able to locate them on the Internet here. the tape ought to be at least an hour long. If it isn't, re-copy it twice onto another tape to make it longer. When it is time to return from your journey, the drumming will speed up, so only have that speeded up part re-copied at the very end of the tape. If it is still light outside when you do this journey, you may want to put a cloth over your eyes to make it darker. Also, some people like to use headsets to listen to the drumming.
Get comfortable in a quiet place where you won't be disturbed for at least 40 minutes. Light a candle, and then do some slow, deep breathing to fully relax. As with doing any sacred ceremony, you may want to set up a protection around yourself and state an intention that only that energy which is your true Spirit of Unconditional Love and Life Force energy be with you and given to you. It would be good also to set up a cocoon of white light around yourself before you begin which puts this in place also. You can ask for guidance and protection from Great Spirit, the Creator, God, etc. That way you are very clear what your intention is and what you will only allow into your space. Lighting white candles is a good idea as they represent light and purity.
When you are fully relaxed, imagine that you are walking along a path that leads to a special place that you have actually seen before, a place that leads into the earth. This can be a cave, a hole in the ground, a hole in a tree, a rock overhang, etc. As you imagine walking along this path, use your imaginary senses to really be there - smell the air, feel the ground underneath your feet, notice the colors and sounds around you, feel the air against your skin. Take it all in. When you get to that place which leads into the earth, which is for you alone and no one else, enter into it, again using all your senses to explore the area for a bit. Feel if the walls are smooth or rough, wet or dry - if the air is cooler, etc.
Then, you will notice that there is a long tunnel leading down into the earth from this entranceway. Follow it down deeper and deeper into the earth. Allow the journey to take you as it will. Release any need to control it. Let happens what happens and just stay present with the experience. While you follow this tunnel deeper into the earth, hold in your mind and heart the intention that this journey is for you to connect to your power animal, your medicine ally. That is what you are there for. Eventually, you will notice that the tunnel ends at another entranceway. This entranceway leads you into the world of the Animal Spirits. This world is consists only of a world of nature. Natural landscapes are everywhere. There are animals everywhere - in the trees, grasses, by the rivers, on the mountains, etc. Notice what it looks like, what the landscape is like where you have arrived into this world. Leave the tunnel and begin to walk out into this world. Again, use all your senses as you explore this world. Notice what time of day or night it is, what's around you, the sounds and colors, the smells, the feeling of the air against your skin, how the earth feels under your feet, etc. Walk in this world taking it all in, holding your intention to meet your medicine ally, until an animal approaches you. When it does, ask it if it is your power animal. If it says yes, you may then journey on with it, learning about it, sharing with it, bonding with it, and asking for any help or guidance or answers you may need. If it says no, it is not your ally, continue walking until you meet the right one.
When it is time to leave this spirit world, ask your power animal for a gift, and give it a gift in return. Ask how you can call upon it when you need to, and ask also if you need to keep what it is and what it shares with you private. When it is time to go, say goodbye, and thank you. Then, return to the tunnel and walk back up out of the passageway until you return to the entrance where you entered into the earth. Walk back along your path, and return to the room where you are visioning from.
Take some time to fully come back into your body, bringing ALL of yourself back, filling up all of your body with yourself, all the way to finger tips and toes and eyelashes. If you choose to, you can write in a journal about what you learned and what guidance you were given. Take some time to integrate this experience. Don't go out into the world too fast or try to do too much afterwards. Drink water, and Remember to blow out the candles!