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.


Letting Go of Allergies

Art by Ella MontgomeryDo you suffer from allergies?

I did. For about 15 years – I had red eyes and a stuffy nose. People would ask, “Are you ok? Have you been crying or something?” I enjoyed reactions to dust, pollens, cats and certain foods like milk and cane sugar. Costly, antihistamine drops were my only relief. What a delightful time.

Today I don’t have any allergies. None. Now, I’m fascinated by them. When someone tells me they have an allergy –  I hyper-tune. What’s this about? I wonder.

I contemplate the whole pet allergy pandemic happening right now. Dog’s eating only kangaroo because they’re allergic to every other kind of meat. Cats with hayfever.

I don’t remember allergic pets when I was a kid. I thought of my childhood dog and tried to remember what she ate.  A quick call to Mom. “What did you feed Angel?” So here it is. My dog lived for a healthy 18 years on table scraps.

“What you hold in mind tends to manifest”

~ Dr David R Hawkins

Allergies to wheat and other grains have become big business. Have you seen the price of a tiny box of gluten-free crackers? We’ve got GMO-free, Peanut-free, sugar-free, gluten-free? Do allergies make us feel free? More like in jail.

If I’m not mistaken – it looks like we’re under attack.

At these times, I turn to Louise Hay’s little blue book. With allergies, she connects being “allergic to life” as the mental root cause. Come on Louise. How could someone allergic to life even begin to see the wood for the sneeze? (I couldn’t resist).

Seriously, I’ve asked allergy sufferers (quite a few)  if perhaps they were “allergic to life”?  This question does not provoke an inquiry. You just get a droopy face look that says, “My ears are plugged from allergies – did you say something?” During the era of my Sneeze-fest, her notion didn’t help me either.

So what did?

How did I rid myself of those pesky symptoms?

Get ready to save some money on Kleenex, eye drops and Epi-pens! 

Letting Go of Allergies in 3 Simple Steps:

1. Connect with your infinite nature. There is nothing difficult about this. All you need is a willingness to make this connection. (don’t think about it – just be willing)

2. Affirm the truth (thank you, Dr. Hawkins, for inspiring this antidote thought). It goes like this:

 I am an infinite being. I am only affected by what I think about. An allergy to ______ no longer affects me. 

3. Tend to the garden of your mind. Plant and water the antidote thought frequently.  Remember to weed – practice letting go.

Imagine living allergy-free.

I believe you can heal your allergies. You are infinitely more powerful than a spore of pollen or a sip of milk. Your body needs to re-learn this.

Thank you, dear reader, for your courage to heal. You continue to delight and astound me.

Infinitely yours,