Just before I went to bed Sunday night, I began to notice a dry, rawness in my throat and very light cough. Knowing that Ethan always rises a few hours before I do, AND that he works magic every time I’m not feeling well, I sent him a text before I went to bed that said something like, “I’m very worried about how my throat is going to feel in the morning. 😳 I think I need your TLC ASAP to start treating something that’s trying to take residence in my body.”
I woke up yesterday morning to a big cup of hot tea, some manuka honey cough drops, and my sweet Lilly cat who came to bring me some healing snuggles. After enjoying my tea in bed with my Lilly - and taking an hour to read in order to make up for the 30-minutes I missed the day before - I got up and tried to carry on with the business of my day. I showered and then made us a bite to eat for lunch, but did not get back into real clothes until I had to leave for the yoga studio where I work. Throughout the day, I knew things still didn’t feel quite right. In addition to feeling the need to clear my throat a lot, I was a little ornery - I had been since the night before.
Although I felt more inclined to want to crawl back into bed, I took myself to the studio where - although she is not normally in on Mondays - I encountered my friend and naturopath, Jill Diaz. In addition to Jill unexpectedly being at the studio, I had arrived earlier that usual. Had I come in at the same time I typically do every Monday, I would have missed her. The “coincidence” of this is not lost on me as, a little over a year ago, I when was experiencing this same kind of bug - and it was the sickest I’ve been in several years - Jill’s assessment and treatment got me through it in all of five days. Others who had had the same virus to two to three weeks to get back to normal.
Thankfully, Jill, who is a naturopath, had time to do some muscle-testing and determined I had the start of a viral infection. She was able to test me for supplements that would help to make me feel better before it got worse and affirmed that it was Divine that I had encountered her when I did as she said, “You’re about to be VERY sick, if you don’t head this off now.” I knew she was right based on how I was feeling. Over the past few years I’ve become much more connected with my body and better at listening to it. Still, I had not thought to call about getting in to see Jill, so I’m grateful that my angels had my back.
While I finished up my shift and then did some grocery shopping before heading home, Ethan ran to our local food store and picked up the supplements Jill had recommended. When I came home, I immediately loaded up on them and I slept really well. As odd as this will sound to some, I had a sense of being “held” and protected throughout the night. I experienced no coughing despite a little bit of a raw throat that has kept me up in the past. I felt like I was in a deep sleep, almost like a cocoon all night, and slept soundly until Ethan woke me this morning with a special concoction he’d also made for me last night. It was some kind of lemon/garlic brothy drink that I knew was healing to my body.
After drinking that drink, I went back to sleep for a couple hours before rising to take round two of my supplements. I was blessed to be able to lay back down in bed and truly rest all day today, allowing my body to do its thing and heal. Ethan brought my sweet Lilly up and she loved on me most of the morning as I was in and out of sleep. Then he brought me another delicious soup concoction. By the late afternoon I was feeling so much better than the night before - and exponentially better than I know I would have if I had not seen Jill and taken her recommended supplements.
I’m not feeling 100% yet, but as I mentioned in my brief post yesterday, I’ve come to understand that we are all surrounded by angels. I have not always known this. There were times when I’d been told this, but I did not believe it. However, various circumstances in my life have given me no other option than to connect with my angels, to see their work, and on rare, beautiful occasions, FEEL their physical presence - that will be its own blog post. 😉 I’ve come to understand that they are always around me and always working things out for my highest good - just as they did yesterday. I hope that by sharing my stories with you, that you, too, can begin to connect with these helpers. They’re always there, you might as well put them to work!
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Jennifer Miracle-Best is an author and speaker whose Calling is to help victims of spiritual violence find healing.