Letting Go of Allergies (part 2)

Plagued with nasty and recurrent allergies, I asked myself, When was the last time you went an entire day without thinking or speaking of your allergies?

Warning: If you must continue your victimization by allergies – this is your choice. I will love you anyways. However, if you’re ready to let go and discover the truth about allergies, take my hand. Read on.

Allergies…they are what you think

One typical allergy-infested day, I discovered the shocking truth. Allergies are a thing of the mind. They begin with a thought. Then, over time the body willingly aligns with the thought. Each mind has its own collection of thoughts and beliefs. Of course, these come from our world. Many thoughts are picked up in childhood or while watching television or as you skim the “news” on the internet. Most pass through the gates of our minds, unnoticed. And you share your allergy thoughts, for example, with many others. How else would you know the type of symptoms and reactions to have?

Read Letting Go of Allergies (part 1)

Ready for some compelling evidence? Let’s delve into the condition of multiple personality disorder. It has become quite a common affliction and is well studied. In this case, a person could have 2 or more distinctly different personalities (minds) in one body. This means one personality may suffer from gluten intolerance while the other does not. One may have a severe reaction to flowers the other may react not to flowers but to cats.

Can you, for a moment, imagine what this means?  Because it gets more profound the deeper you go. One mind needs glasses (thick ones) for its body, while another mind has perfect vision (in the same body!).  Now, do you see how we regard the body may hold the key not just to allergies but to health in general?

I learned it was my job to protect my body from my own mind. Initially, this seems impossible. Here’s one way that worked for me.

artwork by Fabienne Montgomery

The Body is a Pet

Consider your body is your “pet”. It abides by you and loves you. The body is loyal and serves its master (the mind) without question. The question you might want to ask right now is: What have I been asking my pet to believe and do for me? And this is where the fun begins.

Understanding that your thoughts and beliefs are “running the show” changes everything. If you accept this, it’s the beginning of the end for your allergies. Creating awareness around conscious and unconscious thoughts is essential to your lifelong wellness.

What would happen if you upgraded how you regard your little “pet”? Well, you might go too far. Some of us drag the body into a prideful, over-obsessing mess. I wrote about this in Letting Go of the Need to Be Right. Allergies too can stem from pride. To be a victim of your situation.

“You can’t be a victim and let go.”

Perhaps your’s is the story of the innocent allergy sufferer, living in a hostile world. I know. It was my story too. Please don’t take offense. I say these things in full remembrance of my own suffering and pain. I honour the courage it takes to face the truth. To be willing to see things differently. Consider your willingness to let go all thoughts related to your allergies.

Treat your body as you would a pet you love and cherish. For heaven sakes, don’t go overboard on this. Be gentle and kind. Be matter of fact about your body. It is the lovely vehicle that carries your spirit around this plane – taking you from A to B.

Quiet your mind.

Above all, replace thoughts of allergies with gratitude.  “Ah, my sweet body, I’m so grateful for you. Thanks for all that you do for me.”

May sound silly. But is it any more silly than the thoughts we think about our allergies?

Read Letting Go of Allergies (part 1)

Now it’s Your Turn to Help Others

Have you let go of allergies? What did you experience?

Powerful healing happens when people join together. Imagine the difference your story could make to someone suffering.