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On Thursday morning I got a wake up call. Figuratively speaking, of course…

So while my phone didn’t ring and wake me up, I was woken up by something else. An attack of vertigo. Over the next couple of hours whenever I moved my head I would feel extremely dizzy and nauseated. After managing to go back to sleep for a couple of hours I woke up, vertigo free, but feeling pretty average.

Fast forward most of the day to the afternoon and I headed to work. Pretty much as soon as I arrived I had no choice in the matter of getting adjusted – I work with a fantastic team of chiropractors – and was also instructed to get adjusted by a different chiro as I was finishing my shift. It was during this second adjustment of the day that the penny finally began to drop.

I casually said “I’ve been in so many times this year. It’s just been one thing after another… my arm, my hip and now this…” (arm issues since January, hip injury in March. Both are well on the way to recovery)

There had also been a transient thought earlier in the afternoon. “I wonder what Louise Hay would have to say about vertigo.” I remembered this thought and asked chiro number 2, who luckily happened to have the app on her phone. This is what Louise says:

DIZZINESS: Flighty, scattered thinking. A refusal to look. 
Affirmation: I am deeply centered and peaceful in life. It is safe for me to be alive and joyous. 

… and can you hear the penny drop? I had been feeling very ‘discombobulated’ a couple of days before and when I think about it, I know that my thoughts have been exactly that, scattered, off and on for quite a while.

I looked a little further.  Here is what Louise says about the various parts of my body that are malfunctioning.

ARM: Represents the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life.            Affirmation: I lovingly hold and embrace my experiences with ease and with joy.

HIP: Carries the body in perfect balance. Major thrust in moving forward.     Affirmation: Hip Hip Hooray – there is joy in every day. I am balanced and free          

LEFT SIDE OF THE BODY: Represents receptivity, taking in, feminine energy, women, the mother.                                                                                                Affirmation: My feminine energy is balanced.

When I thought about it, I could see it. It seems that my body was trying to tell me something and I’d finally tuned in enough to listen. There were just too many physical things going on all at the same time for me.

Yes, I am about to be saying a lot of affirmations!

So it was that I found myself in a familiar place. A place of reflection.

I realised that a lot of things had been going on in my little world during the last 6 months:

  • Meeting the love of my life and soul mate and coping with all the adjustments that come with a new partnership.
  • Finishing 2 years of intense study.
  • Recovering from a very stressful end of study which lead to me being depleted adrenally and emotionally (I don’t know how I would have coped without the support of my wonderful man, who I met at just the right time)
  • Seeing a flatmate who I’d lived with for nearly 2 years, who also happened to be one of my first friends in Sydney, move to Adelaide to be with her man. I still miss her energy and wisdom.
  • Adjusting to living with a new flatmate.
  • Adjusting to different work arrangements. Taking on more work and staring to learn a new job role.
  • Trying to organise all the nitty-gritty to be able to offer nutritional consults.
  • The unavoidable – even though I have tried to not let it bother me – comparing that happens with others around you… (sad face)
  • Adjusting to not seeing all my ‘nutrition buddies’ 2-3 times a week at college. I miss their energy, like-mindedness and support so much.

The list goes on, and on, and on…

Far out! Is it any wonder I was falling apart physically?

At that point I realised that I was seriously out of balance. About 12 months after my first foray into the modality, and 6 months since my last session, I made an appointment with my Kinesiologist (the fabulous Clare Woodward) to get a ‘tune up’. I’m seeing her in April, so keep your eyes open for a post about the magic of this wonderful modality.

I also realised that I had been neglecting a core part of who I am and that brings me to how this blog was born. I am a creative individual and I had been neglecting that side of myself for a long time. I realised that I needed an outlet to just ‘be’ and to say whatever it was that needed to be said. And so, temple belle was born.

Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the journey with me!