Oh my, oh my. It has been soooo long since I have posted. I wonder if there is still anyone out there?! If you are, wow, you're a trooper. Thank you so much for still checking in with me :).
To be honest, I really have not felt like blogging, but it seems the universe sure thinks it's time for me to share once again. I recently got a number of e-mails from people I have connected with, asking me about various things. Before I knew it I was writing long responses back to each, and you know what? It felt sooo good. I know part of my path is to share and help others, so my whole being lights up when I am doing just that.
I got permission from these lovely lights to post the information here on my blog. I felt the information could help others as well :). They are long, so I'm going to publish them as separate posts.
You know what's crazy? I really love this method of posting. I would LOVE if people wrote me questions, and I answered here on the blog. So, If anyone out there reads this, and you have a question for me, I'd love to answer you here! I find that when I do feel called to write a post, often it's quite in depth and not something I would write on schedule.... more like when I am inspired.
OK, so you know where my head is at with all this, lol. We'll see how it all unfolds! Gees, I say I haven't wanted to blog, but once I get going, ha! :) Without further musings from me (I'll save that for some future posts!), here is a question I received recently and my response. I hope it helps someone else out there! XOXO
I would love to know how you healed your sensitivity to citrus. I've struggled with this forever and only recently discovered I'm sensitive to all acid fruits but the worst offenders are oranges and pomegranates. They cause terrible acne. I also get really red.
I just browsed through your wonderful blog. We have a lot in common.
I recently discovered that I am gluten sensitive. Finally an answer to all my digestive issues over the years.
Anyway, when you have time, I'd love to hear more about the citrus thing.
Thank you for your sweet comments about my blog. :)
I do believe raw foods in general were a major tool in my healing, as well as spiritual work, reiki, and cleansing.
You mentioned you found out you are gluten sensitive. I also am, and actually don't digest any grains very well at this time, with the exception of corn. I believe the damage done to my intestines (I had bleeding) allowed food to leak into my blood stream causing food allergies. This may be part of your situation as well. It is a problem that can occur with grain damage.
Sometimes just switching to a natural diet of raw foods (keeping it simple is key though), and giving it much time/space is enough to heal sensitivities... but it seems you have been doing this for some time and still have the sensitivity (I think more often it takes some deeper work)? *NOTE: I knew this person ate a low fat, raw, vegan diet.* If so, how long have you completely stayed away from citrus? It can take up to 6 weeks to be completely out of your system after you stop eating it, then the body needs time to heal from the damage the sensitivity caused, and then reprogram that it is no longer an "invader". This can take different amounts of time depending on the individual. I have heard 6 months to many years.
I will say though, I truly believe the body works with our soul. Sometimes we don't understand why we would have certain symptoms, but there is always a much bigger message that we are being urged to explore. I feel that my deep soul work helped move things along quickly for me. I had to really delve into why I was calling this experience into my life... really take responsibility, that I was not a victim, and face myself exactly where I was, with out judgement.
The body often works with our unconscious using symbolism. You know how many people share similar dreams that have a root, similar meaning? Like dreams of teeth falling out, hurting, being loose, etc., often symbolize that we are not speaking our truth, feel we aren't being heard, are not listening to what others have to say, etc.? Well there is a collective consciousness regarding archetypes and symbolism that we all tap into, even though many are not consciously aware of this.
So anyways, the body speaks to us often in a very symbolic manner. I know it is a journey :) LOL! But the symptoms (messages) from our body are always for our highest good. So we can learn things we came here to learn, so we can understand, process and grow.
Are you familiar with any forms of energy work? I highly recommend Reiki, or something like body talk, or quantum biofeedback. They are such an aid at helping to process emotions that come up, helping to release them, etc. I think it's an aspect of conscious growth/healing some miss out on when focused only on food.
I hope this helps you in some way.
(Note- I did have some intuitive information come through for this person, and we did talk about it. She was very happy that what came through helped put some puzzle pieces together for her. She also shared with me these validations and I feel so grateful to have helped her. Private information that comes to me for people, I won't share here, as I hold your confidentiality with the utmost respect. I did think it was important to note though, that for this particular person, her sensitivities are largely rooted in the metaphysical, rather than the physical.)