By Jennifer Scarfato, Ph.D.
Chronic Fatigue is miserable and devastating for many. It can be an unending road with few answers. Prolonged fatigue has many complications and is usually found together with other disorders. The cause of prolonged fatigue is long debated. You may hear everything from viruses and invading organisms to autoimmune disorders and liver diseases as the culprits. The common theme is the body being attacked by multiple aggressors, weakening the body to the point of fatigue. Although frustrating and little understood, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is one of the best things that ever happened to me. “Is she joking,” you ask? Let me explain.
Illness can be a great catalyst to deeper healing and the road to self-discovery. I wouldn’t be who I am today without this event in my life – I am more loving, self motivated, and aware of a level of consciousness I never dreamed existed. And – I’ve fully recovered. Here is what I’ve experienced and would like to share in hopes of inspiring and empowering others. What if nothing “attacked” the body, but the body’s reserves were so low it had no defense? What if the organisms were present around everyone, but only those with lowered resistance were affected? How does one’s resistance get so low? It is a matter of energy management or lack of. These folks have no reserves.
People with Chronic Fatigue [Syndrome] often feel like everything drains the life out of them. They’ve given their own energy to everything, but none is left for them. They may feel life takes too much effort. They are a slave to their life instead of a creator of it. This “victim” role leaves them feeling attacked. This was my only perception of life. Our perceptions are based on our belief systems and emotional and mental programming. Do you feel life is draining, or do you feel the Universe is more abundant and giving than we can imagine? When we are in a place of power with our minds and bodies, we see it gives to us in every moment. Being in sync with life allows us this true perception. Every experience we have adds to us as a person, rather than taking away from us.
Changing our perception of giving and receiving is crucial. Today, and every day, I have no fatigue. I am exceptionally healthy. I have come to this point by learning about managing my energy and deprogramming old beliefs and emotions that no longer serve me. I now facilitate and teach these methods. To honor and connect with oneself on the highest levels is empowering in all aspects of life, especially health. To gain this type of focus and clarity was life-changing for me. May any ripple or illness in your life lead you down a wonderful path of self-discovery and provide a deeper healing than you hoped for.
About the author: Jennifer Scarfato, Ph.D., has studied Holistic healing modalities for 11 years and integrates natural healing and intuitive guidance to facilitate healing for all aspects of the individual. She facilitates healing of the energy systems with aura healing and uses Spiritual Response Therapy as well as other forms of natural healing and energy management. Jennifer helps others transform old patterns, and provides them with empowering tools and techniques so they can create and experience healthy lives. For more information:
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