Clogged Paths, Healing, and Renewal

Before you call me a freak, let me explain.

Many of you know my health journey. For those of you who don’t, here are some of my “thorns:”

  • Brain tumor (which, at my recent MRI, has grown plumper–my term, not theirs–it’ll continue to be watched on a yearly basis and is unnecessary to be surgically removed at this time)
  • Chronic, severe, complex migraines
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia tendencies (was one point away from being diagnosed with it)
  • Persistent Postural-Perpetual Dizziness (aka PPPD or 3PD, which is chronic dizziness)
  • Spasmodic dysphonia (a neurological disorder that affects my voice and speech) with a tremor component

In mid January this year (a month and a half after having Covid), my health took another turn. During the following four months, I was in bed for two. During the two months I wasn’t in bed, only eight of those days were without some type of symptom related to the above issues, affecting my mobility and functionality. I knew I couldn’t keep living like that! Something had to change! Through the wisdom God gave a friend and her courage to speak it, I started down a different, natural, holistic path from the ones I’ve trodded before, investigating as much as my brain could absorb. In my research, God led me to a web site, where I saw this:

https://drdbrant.com/lymphatic-drainage-massage

A gigantic light bulb illuminated brightly in my mind, as I became aware that every area of my body’s compromised! I have MULTIPLE symptoms that’re listed above under EVERY organ of my complex lymphatic/glymphatic system! This showed me why my immune and circulatory systems have been affected in such chronic ways–my lymphatic/glymphatic systems appear to be clogged!

Since this revelation, the LORD’s blessed me with the ability to start giving my lymphatic/glymphatic symptoms some help in the form of nutrients, minerals, and carbons to hopefully help things move and function the way He intended our bodies to in His design. Ultimately, my goal is to press on with a variety of detoxes to remove the unseen uglies from my insides. I’m only a couple weeks in, but I’m already noticing a difference. My down days are shorter; I’m able to bounce back more quickly and be able to function, again…and not just function, but actually have more energy to do things for longer. I actually went to two grocery stores BY MYSELF this week…IN THE SAME DAY!!! Granted, I came home and took a nap after each, and my family brought in the groceries, when I got home, and put them away, but that’s a HUGE step forward for me!! All praise to God for leading me on this healing journey of renewal!

Yesterday, I started dry brushing (Yeah! It’s a thing. If it’s new to you, you’re not alone! It’s new to me, too! Here are a couple videos you can watch, if you’re interested.). Dry brushing is just one of the things I’m beginning to try to help my lymphatic system drain better.

As I was enjoying this new routine, the Spirit of God brought to mind the need to give strength and renewal to other parts of my insides, as well…specifically, my heart and mind! I asked Him to show me where I’m “dead” or not functioning in a way that He prefers, so, with His guidance and help, these things can be removed and renewed, as well!

“One who conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper, but one who confesses and abandons them will find compassion.”

Proverbs 28:13 NASB

“When I did not confess my sins, I was worn out from crying all day long. For day and night, Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me; my energy (vitality, strength) was drained away as with the burning heat of summer. Selah. Then, I acknowledged my sin to You and did not conceal my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,’ and You took away the guilt of my sin. Selah.”

Psalm 32:3 GNT, 4 AB, 5 HCSB

“Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me!”

Psalm 51:10 NET

“Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God–what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:2 NETB

I want to be clear. I’ve prayed concerning my health issues and am certain that they’re NOT related to a sin issue that God is desiring to clear up (not that I don’t have sin issues!)! I’m just reminded of the importance for us to really look at what’s inside…not only physically, but spiritually, as well. We need to identify the root cause of any issues (i.e., sin), exfoliate them and brush them off, leaving behind a renewed heart and mind that is able to test and approve what God’s will is. Isn’t that such a common question?!? “How do I know what God’s will is?” Well, from Romans 12:2, we can be sure that if we yield to or integrate what’s popular right now (and contrary to what God prefers) into our lives, we won’t know what His will is. We need to be up front with God, exposing our sin to Him, presenting it to Him, laying it down as a sacrifice, and turning away from it (Romans 12:1). Submitting to Him is part of the mind’s transformation process into the mind of Christ.

Is there anything inside you today that needs to come to the surface, between you and God?

Does your soul need “dry brushed?”

Praying for you all, Liv community! Feel free to comment at the top of this post or reply below, if you want me and others in the Liv community to be praying for anything specifically!

None of the products listed within this post have been used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease; a drug is the only thing that can legally make this kind of claim, according to the FDA. What’s been shared in this post are my thoughts and opinions only, as I continue on this health journey.

2 Comments on “Clogged Paths, Healing, and Renewal

  1. I love this wisdom! Yes to the holistic, I’m a firm believer (even in dry brushing!). However, your spiritual analogy has opened up new thinking pathways to me, and once again, I’m so thankful for you and your willingness to share how God speaks! You are a blessing! I will continue to pray for your health journey, and anticipate so much beauty from the difficult through Christ alone!

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    • I love this…”thinking pathways!!” : ) That’s so true!! We can, positively or negatively, carve out “thinking pathways” that tend to get engraved the more and more we think/do the same thing! Praying that exfoliating our minds and hearts will become/continue to be trenches well traveled!!
      Thank you for such kind and encouraging words and prayers!! YOU bless me!

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