What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

On New Years Eve Day this year I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, fortunately not through the conventional medical route. I was blessed in that my treatment was cutting edge, quick and efficient. At the time of my diagnosis I could barely lift my arms, I was in horrific pain and had put my counseling practice on hold because the pain had become too intense to work. It was beginning to affect my legs and my thought processes. I had symptoms of fibromyalgia and possibly even M.S. I was going downhill fast, and I wasn’t sure I was going to recover.

Fortunately I was guided to a great alternative doctor who said a third of his practice is Lyme Disease. It is an epidemic. Ironically he also said he had just perfected his treatment within weeks of my calling him. Although I suffered horribly from the affects of Lyme, I was one of the fortunate few who landed at the right place at the right time and didn’t have to prolong my suffering. I was treated with a technique that involved heavy magnets and five treatments. I was told I may get sick during or after the treatments as my body purges the Lyme bacteria. About a week after receiving my last treatment I got so sick I thought I was going to die. The next day was better and then I steadily started to improve.

I am slowly regaining the use of my arms, with physical therapy and as I write this I am in Brazil with John of God focusing on my healing.

The reason I am writing this is because now that I have experienced Lyme and know how serious this disease is I feel a sense of obligation to make people aware that this is indeed an epidemic. It is known to be spread by a tick bite however studies are showing that it can also be transmitted through the saliva and can be sexually transmitted. It seems to be spreading like wildfire and the symptoms are masking as many other diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, Lupus, M.S., Parkinsons, ALS, and other diseases, some fatal, some not. If untreated Lyme can be fatal. And it goes untreated a lot.

If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with any of the above illnesses or is sick with muscle pain and joint pain, muscle spasms, foggy brain and chronic fatigue a Lyme Test should be done. It is also important to know that there are a lot of false negatives with Lyme Testing. If your test comes back negative it doesn’t mean you don’t have Lyme. Get another type of test. There is a Western Blot test that is about ninety percent accurate but expensive. A Dark Field Microscopy is recommended. You can also use an alternative doctor who does applied kinesiology. This was how I found out about my Lyme. I was tested by two different doctors from opposite ends of the Country and both said I tested positive for Lyme. This can be the least expensive way to go and most alternative doctors will treat Lyme in a non-traditional way that is much easier on the patient and often much more affective.

The traditional treatment involves long term antibiotic therapy and most effectively administered through IV. Often this treatment can last one to two years and the patient gets much worse before getting better.

There is a new documentary talking about Lyme Disease that you can download immediately and watch:

http://www.knowledge.ca/program/under-our-skin

The documentary “Under Our Skin” exposes the political agenda around Lyme and why it is being silenced. Why is this an epidemic nobody is talking about? Well, the doctors who are writing the recommended treatment manuals used by the insurance companies are saying that Lyme is treated with four weeks of antibiotics. Chronic Lyme is not recognized and those suffering after the prescribed four weeks of antibiotics are often told it is all in their head and sent to a shrink. But this disease is very real, crippling and even fatal. Unfortunately it is not getting the attention it so desperately needs and deserves.

Here is a great article outlining the issues behind this epidemic.

http://healthfreedoms.org/2011/03/10/lyme-disease-misdiagnosed-underreported-and-epidemic

For me Lyme has been a great teacher. It taught me to slow down and take much better care of myself. It is what guided me to embark upon this personal healing quest.

As many of you who read this know, our greatest healing can come from our greatest pain.

Blessings!

Kaleah

Not Scheduling While Traveling in Brazil

With good intention I planned on scheduling private sessions while here in Brazil but found that the energies I am working with had other plans. My Internet connection kept going down and at the most inconvenient times, like the day I had my appointments scheduled and the day of my radio show. It seemed like those healing energies are telling me “Kaleah, take a break, focus on your own healing for a couple months.” So I am listening and following their advice.

Currently I am in Abadiania, Brazil, the community of John of God working with the healing entities here. I will continue to write and post about my experiences so keep checking in.

Blessings!

Kaleah

Getting Over the Obsession with a Narcissist

Obsessing Over the NarcissistMost people I work with find themselves obsessed with their narcissistic ex-partner, especially if he/she is with someone else already. There is a tendency to focus ones complete attention on the ex and the new girlfriend/boyfriend because while you are feeling so distraught and at the depths of despair, the ex often seems to have sailed through the break-up without one dark emotion and now having a honey-moon with someone else. You may hear about how happy they are and it just doesn’t seem right.

Unfortunately we live in a world that just isn’t fair. Being left behind, abandoned, replaced, devalued and discarded is very painful, especially when we take it personally. And let’s face it. Most victims of narcissistic abuse will take it personally. It’s difficult not to. Especially when you have given your all, your heart and soul and everything you had inside of you and now that you have nothing left to give, you are left alone, confused and in the deepest pain you have ever experienced. It is hard not to take it personal. I know!

One of the most important things to understand is that you cannot change the narcissist! There is nothing you can do to change that person and get him/her to be accountable, to care about your feelings, to acknowledge that the relationship was meaningful, or that it even existed. The other thing you can’t change is the reaction of the star struck new love. I constantly hear “should I warn her?” And I always answer “NO!” The reason I say this is you will only appear to be the jilted lover who wants to rain on her parade. The new love cannot and will not hear you. She is under the spell of the narcissistic seduction. It is much more powerful than you are. You can remember back to the beginning of your relationship. The narcissist in your life likely had a really good reason he was no longer with “that person.” And the reason likely had nothing to do with him. She had emotional problems, she was crazy, bi-polar, just not the right person for him or he just didn’t love her any more. You could understand, right? You could relate it to some relationship in your past and have compassion for him. If the crazy bi-polar ex-wife or girlfriend comes knocking are you going to listen? Not likely!

There is still a deep seated desire or need to avenge oneself and set the record straight. We want to defend our honor and our reputation. But we are usually powerless to do anything. If the narcissist is bad mouthing us all over town the need to defend ourselves is even stronger. But what do we do?

The only thing you really can do is to know who YOU are and learn to hold your head up high even in the face of the worse character assassination you have ever experienced. When there are rumors floating around about you and your character and you don’t believe in yourself, who is going to? We give our power away when we believe the narcissist’s version of ourselves rather than our own. Granted we often develop a lower opinion of ourselves as a result of years of negative conditioning. However now that he/she is gone, we can start building our self worth back up. It is much easier to build yourself worth when not constantly subjected to the negative assaults.

We normally get trapped in obsession because we have all these feelings and emotions that have not been effectively dealt with. If you have not had closure with the narcissist, which is near impossible, you will naturally migrate towards seeking this closure. But you will need to understand that closure can only happen within yourself. It is common to believe that in order to have closure from the narcissist in your life that person must acknowledge the relationship and take responsibility for his/her role in it. Not likely!

As I was learning about Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) I found it ironic that instead of covering up our emotions with the positive we actually give ourselves full permission to focus on the emotions and the pain we are experience all the while tapping on acupressure points on the body. This has a powerful affect to lessen the emotional impact of the trauma.

It is important for you to understand that this isn’t about the narcissist anymore. You are the one suffering. It is about you and your healing. The critical mistake that most people make is continuing to go back to the narcissist seeking relief from that pain. It doesn’t work. Usually the pain gets even worse. Going to the source of your pain for relief is the worst possible thing you can do. Your pain relief comes with acknowledging and working with that pain. You don’t have to have years of therapy and go back over your entire childhood and all the wounding you have suffered. This can be very helpful in understanding why you make the choices you make, but it doesn’t bring pain relief. Pain relief comes in working with the pain, right where you are, now!

Tapping is something you can do right now to work with the pain. It is simple and it is free. You don’t have to schedule an appointment or wait for the right time. But you do have to be open and willing to try something new and what might seem to be a little strange.

Read the following post for more information on Tapping for obsession.