May 4th, 2018
By Juliet Tang
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
The Autoimmune Sentence
The sentence of autoimmune disease plagues many. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 50 million people suffer from an autoimmune disease. Common ones can range from allergies, eczema and thyroid disorder to lupus, fibromyalgia and lyme disease.
I had suffered from eczema since age eleven, and the only thing that calmed the flare-ups was cortisone cream. By age seventeen, I developed seasonal allergies that slowly became so severe that for at least six months out of the year, I relied on daily cortisone sprays, eye drops and medication so I could function. I tried pretty much everything under the sun from allergy shots to homeopathic remedies, nothing offered much relief. Years ago, I was also diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease.
In a way, I’ve been fortunate that I do not have debilitating symptoms comparing to those who live with chronic pain and fatigue, yet the thought that this is something I most likely have to live with for the rest of my life has always left a sense of disempowerment and hopelessness.
I’d also like to add that I am a conscious eater with a plant based diet, exercise, and have a meditation and yoga practice. For years when I had my private energy healing practice in New York, I’ve successfully healed myself from quite a few stubborn ailments including chronic insomnia and 14-year Ambien addiction (you can read more about my healing journey here), and boosted my health tremendously with a combination of visualization techniques, energy medicine (Reiki, sound and crystal healing) and the reprogramming of the unconscious mind which are some of the modalities I use today to work with clients remotely.
Last year, I set out on a journey to heal the remaining conditions.
I did something I never tried before – I began bringing the intention of healing specific conditions into each plant medicine ceremony. Ceremonies went by and different shamans infused my intention into the medicine I drank, but I never received any insight until one time when I had a particularly difficult journey, and a breakthrough occurred.
Your Body Only Knows How to Love You Unconditionally
During one part of my journey, ayahuasca continuously informed me to change, or better, drop the stories I told about my health, and my body.
By then, I had already been practicing and teaching clients unconditional self-love for years, yet the medicine revealed to me how each negative thought, word or action I’d sometimes unconsciously engage in left a negative imprint on the body. I was shown that, even if it was something as small as my occasional frustration at myself, the energy of not honoring and cherishing who I am was remembered by the body and stored in the organs, which gradually weakened certain aspects of my health.
Ayahuasca magnified the pain my body went through whenever I did not give it unconditional love. Worse, I was shown that one of the worst forms of abuse we can inflict upon ourselves is self-judgment.
I experienced myself as each part of my body crying silently enduring those moments, and feeling the harsh energy behind my past self-sabotaging stories forming energy blockages in the body. I saw how the body was unable to speak to me when all it wanted was to be loved, and the only way for it to alert me the way it knew how was through the manifestations of symptoms. It was utterly heartbreaking.
Again and again, ayahuasca shared the following message:
“The body cannot attack itself. It only knows how to love and support you unconditionally.”
I was then given the opportunity to ask for forgiveness from each part of the body, surrender the stories of the mind, and shower it with unconditional love from the heart. I’ve recorded a free healing meditation based on her messages which gently guides you to scan your body, release misaligned energy patterns and bridge all parts of you so life force energy can flow through freely. You can access it here.
For months after, I became even more in-tune with my body, and paid close attention to its feedback. I consistently practiced visualization techniques, and although not all conditions went away, my skin began improving as the rash on my face which was the result of the chronic use of cortisone nasal spray and eye drops began clearing.
One night, I was having trouble breathing due to allergies, so I decided to get up and make myself a cup of hot tea. It was 2:30 am. As I was wheezing on my couch, I heard a clear voice outside of myself:
“There is a reason why you are up right now.”
I rolled my eyes. Yes, the reason was I couldn’t breathe! But I knew not to dismiss any cue from Spirit, so I asked what I needed to do to receive more guidance. Immediately, I was told to open my Instagram.
Odd request at 2:30 am, but ok!
The moment I opened Instagram, a post from Anthony William, commonly known as the Medical Medium, jumped into my view. I remembered I began following Anthony a while back, and a little voice inside of me constantly urged me to start reading his books, but I always brushed it aside with excuses.
Right away, his post about autoimmune diseases grabbed all my attention and nearly made me drop my cup.
In his post, Anthony shared how the majority population of the world buys into the belief that an autoimmune disease means the immune system is attacking itself — which is a lie, and an incredibly damaging one. Most importantly, he pointed out the body cannot attack itself because it only knows how to love and support us unconditionally! It was as if ayahuasca from months ago was speaking to me again, but this time, she spoke to me through an Instagram post in the middle of the night!
I knew right away my medicine ceremony patiently guided me to this moment so I could empower myself, heal these conditions, and share this message with others as well.
Within the same week, I purchased Anthony’s books, and read them cover to cover. I began implementing the dietary changes right away as Anthony comes from the perspective of “food is medicine.” Within two weeks, the eczema began clearing and my skin is looking more radiant than ever.
I am not affiliated with Anthony William in any way, and my current practice focuses on empowering my clients to awaken to their full potential for conscious life design rather than physical healing, but I can say with certainty that his words resonate on every level, and align with what I know about healing and energy.
His books are great resources for anyone wanting to learn more about healing autoimmune diseases as well as other “mystery illnesses,” harnessing the power of conscious foods, and boosting their health in general. I usually don’t recommend health books to others because of the many fads out there. However, I could not be more grateful that I am fortunate enough to always be receiving guidance from Spirit one way or another, and I wish to send a blessing to the Medical Medium whose generous gifts have helped many around the world heal and restore faith.
5 Ways to Start Your Healing Today
I only know too well from my own experience, and my clients’ experiences, how inadequate modern medicine can be when it comes to treating chronic illnesses. When such condition occurs, we are not only subjected to the unpleasant side effects of toxic and expensive medications, but also oftentimes handed a misleading label or life sentence — such as autoimmune disease — which further disempowers us from knowing and tapping into the healing abilities that all our bodies are capable of.
Below, you will find five ways to begin your healing journey; a combination of my work and knowledge I’ve received from plant medicine.
1. Transform Your Stories
When I was on Ambien for 14 years, the only story I repeated over and over was “I need this medicine to fall asleep because my body forgot how to sleep.” Needless to say, my perspective created a reality where I relied on a heavy combination of Ambien, sedatives and antidepressants to sleep every night until I finally chose to drop the story.
Eventually, my long years of experiencing a dark night of the soul led me to the dawn of awakening. While treating my “autoimmune” diseases, I again told myself the story that my immune system was attacking itself which not only left me feeling resentful at my body, but also fed into the unconscious collective disempowerment we are all experiencing globally.
The truth is, our bodies are exceptionally intelligent and resilient, and have the power to heal themselves once it is provided with proper support in the form of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual nourishment.
What stories are you telling yourself and others about your condition? Are they empowering, or rendering you angry and hopeless? What can you do to transform your stories?
2. Drop the Self-Judgment and Love Yourself
Most of us do not necessarily see the intimate connection between negative self-image and health. In the past, I’ve worked with many clients who struggled with low self-worth suffering similar ailments as a result of energy misalignment in the lower chakras, which are in charge of our sense of safety, confidence, creativity, sexuality, finances, and personal power. In addition, the energy behind past trauma, shame and guilt is often stored in those areas which commonly leads to reproductive and digestive problems.
Don’t start blaming yourself for this. Unconditional self-worth/love is not a subject that is taught in schools, and you did not bring any disease upon yourself. Just know that one of the most healing gifts you can give to yourself to boost your health is to make a conscious commitment to be mindful of your negative self-talk, and practice unconditional self-love. You can use my free meditation to replace self-directed negativity with love and healing for your body here.
3. Return to Your Wholeness
As much as most doctors have your best interest at heart, chances are, if they have only received allopathic training, they come from the Newtonian perspective of seeing a human being as nothing more than a biological machine where treatment targets the chemical and structural of the body, which paints a very incomplete picture of healing. Such approach can works well for treating acute symptoms and injuries, for example, in emergency and intensive care situations, but it can do more harm than good when it comes to treating chronic illnesses.
In energy medicine, the human energy field which consists of the aura, chakras, meridians and nadis operate based on the equilibrium of the whole, and govern the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of our being. When the equilibrium is disturbed, illnesses occur until balance is restored. External factors including our food choices and environment, and internal factors such as our thoughts and beliefs all carry specific frequencies which then affect the energy field by either strengthening it, or weakening it.
Spend some time to go beyond the body and mind, and connect with your essence, or your spirit. I prefer meditating and engaging in long walks in nature, but you can connect with your essence anywhere. Know that no matter what the circumstance in your life is right now, you are bigger than that. Give yourself permission to do some deep soul-searching, find your center, and explore options that feel aligned to you.
If you only identify with the body and mind, you may not think twice before reaching for that slice of sugar-filled cake which your thoughts have you believe will make you feel good temporarily, but in truth is the opposite of what your organs and cells need to thrive. However, if you live from your heart and essence, you will naturally desire to honor your body by supporting it in every way.
Knowledge is power. The more you can arm yourself with knowledge on conscious eating, energy, and body-mind-spirit modalities, the more tools you will have in your repertoire to successfully boost your health.
4. Trust Your Intuition
One day many years ago, prior to my spiritual awakening, I began experiencing mysterious pain. It resulted in months of going from doctor to doctor and led to a vague diagnosis of bacterial infection. One painful procedure and three courses of potent antibiotics later, I was in poor shape physically and mentally as my gut took a heavy hit from the massive imbalance caused by antibiotics.
After three months, I learned my condition was a nerve injury that had nothing to do with bacteria. Through physical therapy, yoga and meditation, I was able to heal completely.
Throughout the span of those months when I was taking my daily dosage of antibiotics, my intuition continued sending me warning signs letting me know this was the wrong path, yet at that time, I placed all my faith in the medical professionals.
When it comes to your body, use your intuition to see if the treatment you are given feels aligned to you. We often blindly view medical practitioners in white suits as authoritative figures, and hand them 100% of our faith and power on a silver platter without questioning their judgment twice.
This isn’t to deter you from going to doctors, or attack the medical community, as many doctors went into medicine with a sincere desire to help others. But you know your body best. If something feels terribly off, it may be your intuition letting you know to pause, and rethink your options. Ask your higher self to point the way, and stay open and patient. Sooner or later, guidance will come.
5. Empower Yourself
The entire journey of healing physical ailments has been a path for me to restore my power where it belongs – the self. We are sovereign beings of eternal energy, and until all three parts of us – body, mind and spirit are integrated and aligned, there will always be components in our lives that manifest as unfulfillment, whether it is in health, wealth, or love life. The external misalignment always mirrors an internal blockage/imbalance that needs to be addressed.
Rather than dwelling in fear, anger and despair, gently invite yourself to allow whatever circumstance you are facing right now to be an opportunity for you to see what limiting pattern you may be holding onto, and take whatever necessary inspired steps to empower yourself.
Perhaps it means you will finally awaken to your infinite worth, and live from a wholesome and clear space. Maybe you will change your lifestyle by incorporating more fruits, vegetables, exercise, rest and fun into your life. Or you may be inclined to end an abusive relationship, or shift an unsatisfactory career so you can bring more love and joy into your life.
Whatever it is that you are inspired to do for yourself, your circumstances can be transformed into positive lessons for you to empower yourself. I’ve seen miracles in my clients and students who not only have taken charge of their health, but also are using their knowledge and experience to inspire others.
We are shifting into a new collective paradigm as more of us are waking up to the truth of our existence, going beyond the body and mind to seek greater wisdom and connection, and taking back our power from life.
As always, I am sending you a ton of love, healing light and blessings for whatever you are facing right now, and I want you to know that you have the power to reset, heal, and thrive. Please feel free to share this post with those you feel may need it.
Recommended articles by Juliet Tang:
- 7 Ways to Access Inner Peace Now – What Life In New York Has Taught Me
- Money and Spirituality – 5 Common Abundance Blocks, and How to Transform Them
- Awakening: 7 Steps to Ease the Labor Pain of Spiritual Rebirth
- Teachings of Ayahuasca – Creation, Death, Rebirth, and 15 Essential Life Lessons
- I Woke Up and the World Around Me is Still Asleep… What to Do?
- If Your Boss Is Dolores Umbridge – 4 Spiritual Tools for the Workplace
- How Psilocybin Mushrooms and Plant Medicine Can Heal Humanity and Transform Our World
- Living From The Divine Ordinary
- The Search for Enlightenment: 5 Crucial Lessons…and Why None of It Actually Matters
- Why You’re Struggling to Leave Your Soul-Sucking Job
About the author:
Juliet Tang is an intuitive life coach, spiritual mentor and medicine woman. Her work empowers those who are looking for more alignment and expansion to awaken to their power and purpose on earth, activate more love, abundance and joy in their lives, and manifest their soul’s desires using the conscious creation process.