Coming off three weeks of recurring pink eye, I began to think there must be a reason for this eye infection—I mean, let’s face it, there’s a reason for everything, right? Well, at least that’s what I believe.
So I closed my eyes and sat for a moment, concentrating on my sore, itchy, runny eyes and asked, “Okay, pink eye, what are you here to teach me?”
It may sound crazy, but then again, that’s why they call me Crazy Christy (crazy, in a good way, OF COURSE!), but I got an answer. I actually heard a voice inside my head say “third eye.” No kidding! For those of you who don’t know, your third eye is the “invisible” eye located in between your physical eyes on your lower forehead. This is where we access our intuition — our connection to spirit / higher self / God. I had gotten so much into my head, focusing on all the Ego mind-chatter that I was somehow blocking my inner guidance, so my body shut down my regular eyes to open up my third eye. Brilliant!
Meditation is a great way to open your third eye to receive guidance. And mediation was exactly what I had NOT been doing for a while. I had been given clear signs that I needed to recommit to my meditation practice, but I just got too busy to actually do it. So guess what? When the Universe sends you messages that you ignore, you’re bound to get a big slap in the face to get your attention. My slap in the face turned out to be pink eye. So thank you, Universe, for the wonderful reminder—now it’s time to move on and teach someone else. I hear my neighbor has been spending quite a bit of time at work these days and neglecting his spiritual practice… Just sayin’… (I’m kidding, of course!)
Now, I have to ask, how many of you out there would even think to ask your ailment what it had to say? Not many, I assume. Why not try it out? Sometimes the flu is meant to slow you down. Sometimes a cough or sore throat is meant to teach you to find your voice. Sometimes a leg injury is meant to connect with a certain aspect of yourself. I had sciatic nerve damage in my left leg for a year, until a healer told me that the left side of the body represents the feminine and I needed to heal that aspect of myself. Boy, was he right on! Who knew?! I healed MANY judgments I didn’t even realize I had surrounding what it meant to be female and I haven’t had a problem with my leg since.
So now that I brought it to your attention—why not try it out? Simply get quiet with yourself. Say hi to your headache, back pain, foot cramp, hives… whatever… and ASK. “Hello, headache. I acknowledge your presence in my life. What are you here to teach me?” We’re so caught up in treating symptoms these days in order to “get over the pain FAST and get back to DOING” that we often don’t realize there may be a bigger problem or lesson at its core.
I encourage you to try it out. You might just find that once you receive the message – the pain happily leaves you and is off to find its next victim—I mean student.
With Love, For the highest good…
xo, Christy Jacobs
Christy this blog is so very informative and true! I too had a problem with my eye 18 months ago, blurred VISION and PRESSURE. I listened to my eye and it told me to get clear on my career vision and let go of the pressure of my prior career! That’s exactly what I did and I am blessed for the message from my body. Our bodies are so intelligent and well worth listening to! Hope your meditation practice enhances all you do!
What a great reminder to listen to our bodies to hear the lessons it has to share. I have been off work with a shoulder injury that I got on my job as a Flight Attendant. I was in the midst of a move and many changes in my life and feeling overwhelmed–and then the injury happened. It has slowed me down and helped me to catch my breathe and see what’s really important. Thank you universe for the lesson and thank you Christy for the reminder!