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One of the critical lessons I learnt through my Gupta practice is to accept.
Before I conked out with my amygdala-loopability I used to battle on against anything and everything which threatened or seemed to threaten. I felt I was the defender of my family and friends.
I got stuck in Fight, Flight and Freeze mode.
This led to 10 years of being unable to work, more or less housebound and often bedbound. (I battled on to exist, provide myself and my dog with essentials and I was stuck in the loop.)
I learnt to pace myself and discovered that I could do things I had to do if I did them in tiny bits, resting between the bits, going slo mo and mindfully.
I accepted that my disappearing to my room was better for me and any visitors than if I under paced and went into PEM (post exertional malaise.)
At that time I couldn’t tell if I had flu or not because I felt as though I had it all the time I was in the loop. So I accepted that was how I felt and ignored it, I stopped using treatments for it.
Gradually the things I could do and also the things I could tolerate expanded. Energy was increasing, smells were slowly stopping being a problem, my food sensitivities stopped increasing. Life became more manageable.
I became fully well.
Then after a couple of years of being really well I caught a bug. Temperature, fatigue etc. I accepted the symptoms (since they weren’t too bad), went to bed and slept it off. Drinking extra water, eating when I could, but mostly sleeping.
I allowed my body to do its thing and fight off the bug.
I got better quicker than friends who had had the same bug, and for me it didn’t return whereas it had done so for most of them.
If my symptoms had got worse obviously I would have consulted a doctor, but they didn’t.
Similarly, when Life throws challenges, like bereavements, or global or local events, I accept what I cannot change, and do my best to ameliorate any other effects as far as I can, then allow my system to relax. I do my best and leave the rest, so I don't spend my waking time worrying about it all.
Margaret Cory, one of the Gupta Graduates.
Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)
10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.