Wake up to allergies and sinus problems!

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. You have probably seen on the television the “Allergy Reports” from the Weather Channel [sponsored by Benadryl!], and the advertisements for help with hay fever and different allergy problems, all kinds of different medications offering varying degrees of relief. It must be prime time for the pharmaceutical companies to make money! Great for them, but how about you? Are you suffering? One of the ads on television shows a man sneezing violently as soon as the first flower opens. Instead of a sunny, joyful time, Spring and Summer are made to look miserable and fearful. It has reached the point where many people expect to be troubled by allergies and sinus just because it is that time of the year.You are constantly being bombarded with images telling you that’s what to expect.

I decided to tune in and have a look at the situation from a greater awareness point of view and used clairvoyance – which means to see clearly – to focus on the situation. I saw that any kind of pain is both a perception and a state of being. When we use sinus related problems and allergies we hold ourselves back, put us on hold and block ourselves from being aware, awake and conscious.

“You cannot be aware if you are in pain.”

You cannot be aware if you are in pain. Sometimes it seems that we need and choose to slow our bodies down, in someway this allows the mind to speed up. Check and notice this for yourself. Illness can be used and is used by people at different times to give themselves the space to realize something, to catch up with their awareness and thoughts. We might not always have the awareness that this is what we are doing, but next time take a moment to see what is really going on when you are ill or in pain on any level. The mind and body balance is a delicate one, and some people choose allergies – illness, imbalance – as a way to take time for themselves to do the things that they need on an emotional and mental, not necessarily physical level.

Living here in the Woodlands area at certain times of the year, cars, patios, driveways are covered by thick layers of yellow/green pollen and dust. Many people in the area are affected badly by the pollen, personally I never expected to be affected and therefore am not. It is the same as the busy person who says “I do not have time for a cold” and does not get one. You can say no to allergies too, we all have a choice. Even if you get a symptom or two, do not give up or feel fearful that your will is not strong enough as this is not the case. Even if you are at present affected, step out of the situation and look again: is this what you really want? If you decide to have no more allergies, then you are already halfway along the road to recovery. This all might sound very simple but the truth often is.

There is an element of crying from the soul or heart center associated with streaming eyes and noses. It might be time to ask yourself what is really going on with you in all areas of your life, what things are you not happy with.

If you now have a blocked sinus, I do recommend the use of lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus oils. Close your eyes and be relaxed as you inhale them and be as open to the healing experience as possible. Keep this positive thought in mind: “I am letting go of everything I no longer need”. Inhale slowly and deeply, you may feel the sinus clear all at once or little by little. And remember that you should avoid skin contact with concentrated oils. If you have sensitive skin, dilute them with other basic oils or massage oil first.

This season, do things differently. Listen to your inner feelings and go with them to bring change, then you too will be able to sit back and enjoy the sun and the flowers.

May 1998

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