I had a rather interesting experience last week related to some emotions that arose due to the current COVID pandemic. I feel that this is important to share because it really illustrates how living through these challenging times is going to impact our health – in very negative ways. And there’s just no telling at what point we are going to feel some of these effects. Some people may already be suffering with a list of new physical ailments that recently cropped up. Others may not realize any physical problems for many months to come. But eventually, I fear that we will all be subject to new physical issues as a result of the stress we are going through. So let me tell you about my experience.
My First Trip Out In The Big Scary World
For the past month, I have not ventured out into the big scary world. I’ve done all my grocery shopping online with either home delivery or curbside pickup, and aside from those occasional grocery pickups, I have not gone anywhere. Last week I decided that it was time to venture out to the grocery store. I was actually excited to get out and had a great attitude on my way out. I had positively zero fear and I looked forward to being able to select my own food for a change.
But then I got to the store and everything went South. It was very scary to see everyone walking around in their masks and being faced with instructions all over the store as to what I was supposed to be doing, which way I should be walking, etc. Add to that, the fact that the entire bakery, deli, and seafood sections were completely abandoned. I always had this peace of mind in thinking that “It’s a good thing we live on the shore because we will never run out of fish.” Then I get to the store and there is no fresh fish. 🙁
Seeing the limited choices on the shelves and struggling to figure out my proper shopping protocol was a lot to handle. When I arrived home my husband was waiting at the door for me, asking me how it went. When I walked into the house my answer to him was, “It was really hard on me to see the reality of this world right now.”
The Immediate Effects of Stress Were Clear
I got home just in time for our afternoon walk so I slipped off my clean sneakers in preparation for changing into my hiking shoes. That’s when I suddenly noticed that my left foot was very painful. How strange. Where did that pain come from all of a sudden? It was remarkably painful to walk barefoot across the floor. I put my hiking shoes on and that made the pain subside a bit so off on the walk we went.
But when I returned the pain was much worse. It felt as if the bone on the side of my left foot was bruised. It hurt to touch it, it hurt to flex and straighten my foot, and it really hurt to walk. I simply could not walk without limping. I said to my husband, “This is so bizarre. It’s not like I went trail running and banged my foot on a rock. All I did was walk around a store in super comfy sneakers. This just doesn’t make any sense.”
And the minute that I heard those words come out of my mouth I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt what the problem was. In fact, I say this to all of my clients . . .
“When pain suddenly appears out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, there is an energetic imbalance causing it!”
So I grabbed a pendulum and asked the most obvious question of my subconscious . . . “Do I have any trapped emotions causing this sudden pain in my foot?” And of course, I did. I had only one trapped emotion related to this new pain and that emotion was shock. I marveled even further by the fact that we (Eden Energy Medicine practitioners) treat shock by working on the heels of the feet. For some reason, shock likes to go to the feet.
I released that one emotion and within an hour the pain started to improve. The next morning there was a big improvement and I could walk around in my slippers with no problem. Since walking barefoot was still a bit tender I decided to do the “releasing shock” protocol from Eden Energy medicine and the next day the pain completely disappeared. It’s been a week and it hasn’t resurfaced at all.
Stop Physical Problems Before They Start
So my point of telling you this long story is to illustrate just how quickly our bodies can respond to all the new stressors of living through this pandemic. My biggest fear is that the long-term health problems from this event are going to continue long after the pandemic subsides. The actual virus is all over the news and everybody is very concerned about catching the illness, but it seems not many people are thinking or worrying about what this situation is silently doing to the masses. Self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Please be very aware of your body and take notice when sudden changes occur. The sooner you address problems that crop up, the faster you can get rid of them.
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