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  • Writer's pictureKaren Asemper

Are You Holding Your Life Back One Word At A Time?

📷I think most of us know that the words we use in our speech and even in our thoughts have a powerful influence on our mood, happiness and outcomes in life.

This year I was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis and was offered Methotrexate or Sulfasalazine, which are very toxic drugs. Methotrexate is a chemotherapy agent and is used to treat cancer. I declined the offer of the drugs and the consultant kept saying “your arthritis”. I corrected the doctor by letting him know that this was not mine and that I had no intention of taking ownership of the disease or the “dis ease” that I referred to as having a holiday in all of my joints. Like any holiday it would have to come to an end. I wasn’t in denial. If you know anything about inflammatory arthritis, you will know that the pain is unbearable, but I felt that the best way to treat an immune disorder would be to focus on my immune system and heal that way. The doctor told me that many people commit suicide because of the pain and the changes it can have on your life, as it is a crippling disease.

I really believe in healthy body and healthy mind so my focus was to keep my mindset strong. My goal was set for medication free remission and reversal of inflammatory arthritis.

Words are not only tools for communication. Words can be like jewels or stones; joyful or damaging. Everything is energy as described in quantum physics so everything vibrates, even words and we need to keep our vibrations high. Try it out for yourself. Think of a negative experience and see what happens to your body. Maybe it’s a sinking feeling in your stomach. Low energy, furrowed brows etc. Now think of a joyful experience and feel the difference. Maybe your chest feels open, you feel a weight lifting off your shoulders.

I chose to describe arthritis as a gift and turned the word to a positive feeling. Even when the pain was unbearable I shifted my mindset to knowing this would not last forever. The saying “this too shall pass” became my mantra. I wasn’t in denial as I knew I had a choice in how I was going to handle my body and I chose to keep my words bright and light. 12 months later I am in remission and my body is having time to heal itself. My words are positive and my mindset is strong.

Have a think about the words you are using every single day and see what changes you can make.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Junior

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