Louise Hay on Fibromyalgia
If you or someone you know is suffering with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, please do not dismiss this alternative perspective, and please share it with anyone suffering.
I have been a follower of Louise Hay’s teachings for many years and often use her books as references for guiding myself and others to self-heal.
There is no reference to fibromyalgia in the copies of You Can Heal You Body or You Can Heal Your Life I have. I don’t know if there are updated versions that include it, but I was very excited to read an article last week in an old magazine I picked up at the library. I was equally excited with the synchronicity that May is Fibromyalgia (and Lupus) Awareness Month.
What Is Fibromyalgia?
As per the CDC, “Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress.” It is currently treated with antidepressants, anticonvulsants and painkillers.
According to the most recent statistic from the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association: “The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6% of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women —75-90 percent of the people who have FM are women —it also occurs in men and children of all ethnic groups.”
To me, this is an epidemic!
I believe everything happens for a reason; so with any “problem,” the greater the severity, the greater urgency of the message or lesson. So, I believe all the great epidemics of our time were/are global messages for awakening, the body is delivering the messages, and our bodies and language were designed to allow for perfect interpretation of messages from your higher Self.
Up until now, the following was my offering to people suffering with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia:
I believe when western medicine fails to find a cause, it is because it is not to be found in the physical body. I don’t think there are any mysteries: only western medicine’s inability or unwillingness to diagnose all disorders from a mind/body/spirit perspective.
I think fibromyalgia is a dis-ease of the spirit. I’ve come to think of it as Super-Woman Syndrome or soul sickness, and self-love is its message.
You are not your body. You are spirit. Your body carries the messages from your spirit. Uncover the source of your emotional/spiritual pain and you will no longer need the messages of the physical pain. I highly recommend all of the following books: Dr. John Sarno’s The Mind-Body Prescription, Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life, Karol Truman’s Feelings Buried Alive Never Die, Your Body Speaks Your Mind by Deb Shapiro, The Intuitive Advisor by Mona Lisa Schulz, and Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin. (I use several of them as regular reference books for answering my body’s messages.)
You can also learn about the/your chakra system, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and/or Energy/Vibrational Medicine. The information is all out there!
For those whose symtpoms include chronic fatigue syndrome (an autoimmune dis-order), I would offer this:
According to Karol K. Truman in “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die,” the emotional or feeling issues associated with fibromyalgia (which she lists with chronic fatigue syndrome) are as follows:
- Feeling totally alone
- Feelings of desolation
- Feelings of despair
- Feeling hopeless/”It’s no use.”
- Tired of trying to prove yourself
- Low self-worth
- Has lost the will to live
In her Dear Louise column, in the September 1999 issue of Science of Mind magazine, Louise Hay’s response to a question about fibromyalgia was:
“According to the sources I’ve checked with, there is no known cause, but it seems to be accompanied by emotional tension reflected in the knotting up of muscles. When a person is under stress the body reacts and tenses. Stiffness and pain is felt in the fibrous tissues, usually deep within the muscles, yet there is nothing wrong with the muscles themselves. Stiffness is a result of rigid and stiff thinking. Tension and fear result in the body cramping and gripping. Affirm: I am relaxed and safe. My mind is flexible and peaceful, and so is my body. I am free of pain, and all is well!”
Now I can provide the message from the master! Namaste, Louise!
Pain occurs to teach us what to do and what not to do.
Pain is a message for our growth; our inner guidance.
Chronic and recurring pains are important messages for ones growth that have not been acknowledged and addressed.
If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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May you perceive and receive all your blessings.
With Much Love,
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