Monday, June 1, 2015

Healing Crown

"Healing Crown,"  Collage on Paper

 I created this collage over the weekend and submitted it to a
journal with a health/healthcare theme.  

My inspiration and thought process came from my readings on the 
limbic system earlier this year.  I went through a puzzling period   
dealing with all kinds of chemical sensitivities.  I could taste 
people's perfumes in my mouth - I mean, even if the people were in 
another room!  The list of irritants was long... fire, candles, smoke
from cooking, air freshners, incense, perfume, cleaners, car exhaust!
For almost a year I partially avoided certain situations and people
because I didn't want to suffer with a burning tongue & mouth and 
respiratory issues.   I aced the spirometry breathing test twice in
the last 2 years - I'm sure my doctor thought (thinks) I'm crazy.        

I persisted in my web search on my symptoms and came across
 a program called Dynamic Neural Retraining System 
by Annie Hopper out of Canada.
I was at the end of my rope - so I spent the
$300 on the DVDs, workbook, another book and
member access.  Did it help? Absolutely!

I learned so much.  I'm still working through some things.
But I don't have to hold my breath anymore when I enter a public
restroom filled with air fresheners.  I can't light incense, but it's
really not good for you anyway.  I also still work around my encaustic 
supplies with caution because I don't want a lot of exposure to
the hot wax fumes.  The chemical sensitivities are disappearing!

What the heck happened to me?  My limbic system held on to
injury.  I think it goes as far back as the emergency surgery I
had in 2011 and the huge amount of antibiotics I was on -
that's when I started to taste plastic in my mouth.

Then last year, I had to be on another serious antibiotic treatment 
for 6 months!!  I hated it and the trouble started into the 3rd month. 
I hate antibiotics with a passion and I resented having to take the medicine.
  I was fearful, stressed and confused about symptoms.  

I prayed. I was given three gifts - but I had to work with them 
persistently and in faith.  I still have to treasure my gifts.

1. Yoga
2.  Dynamic Neural Retraining System
3. Buteyko Breathing Method

My other healers were faith in God and big doses of nature.    

This is an unusual post for me as I don't openly share
about private struggles.  Perhaps me opening up will
help someone else?  You may be interested in these books:

I'm still working on some digestive issues.  Antibiotics do a
number on healthy gut flora too.  But that will be another post. lol

Wishing you health and happiness!


  1. gosh.
    i'm must slow down, read this post again, and check into your studies and your suggested books.

    i, too, suffer from this….immediately i feel ill from scents such as cigarette smoke and perfumes,
    and i don't even have to see the person or know who's doing/wearing what. my brain tells me,
    and then i feel the symptoms.

    thank you for talking about this. now i feel less crazy.


    1. Oh no, you are not going crazy. When I saw all the testimonies (Check out You Tube - DNRS testimonies or Annie Hopper) and you will see how many people are affected! Different triggers, different symptoms for different people. When I finally devoured all the info and testimonies it was like a key that unlocked the mystery for me. When I couldn't handle the heat/ac system in my car anymore!!!! My doctor wanted me to use allergy med for this. lol. Do look into the Wired for Healing book.

  2. I am a strong believer in natural approaches to healing the body. Sometimes your body changes, as a child my mums perfume she wore to church would make me feel sick. I kind of out grew it and then with my second pregnancy it came back and I banned deodorant and perfumes. Now its gone again! Im glad you are on the mend x

    1. Joy, I also believe in natural approaches. Products have too many nasty additives and fragrances - our bodies are overloaded. I use mostly, non-scented things. Nothing smells better than real nature anyway - grasses, sages, flowers - they can't be copied. :)