Packing for my house move I picked up an old journal, opened it at random and found something I wrote back in 2010 when I was seeking healing from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Re-reading it, I realised these ideas have formed the core of my healing. I’ll post what I wrote here as others experiencing debilitating illness may find it helpful.
Move the feelings up through your spine.
Take it higher,
Breathe – relax –
Go deeper and deeper – enter the Theta brain wave frequency.
This deep state stimulates the pleasure centres deep in the amygdala – that part of the instinctual brain that responds to stress by signalling the endocrine system to release adrenalin. There is a view that dysfunction of the amygdala is a causal factor in chronic fatigue.
In the deep peace of meditation alpha brain waves spread out from the amygdala to the hippocampus. The endocrine system is stimulated to release endorphins. A sense of well being flows into the body.
In metaphysics the endocrine system is seen as the physical interface of the Chakra system. The amygdala and the hippocampus correlate to the Crown Chakra.
Let energy flow from the Crown Chakra down through all the Chakras then back into the Heart Chakra.
Find your passion.
Do the things that express who you really are.
Do the things that make your heart sing.
Some metaphysicians see blockages in the Heart Chakra as a contributing factor in chronic fatigue.
Listen to your body.
Others say that chronic fatigue can occur when the mind dominates the body. The body’s messages to stop and rest, unwind and slow down are ignored as the mind’s ambitions and will to succeed can lead to extremely driven and goal orientated behaviour.
Listening to your body is the first step to recovery.