• Jackie Lede

Honoring your Feelings and Staying on a Positive Path

Today I woke up and the first thought that came to my mind was that my stomach was still bloated.  I have had SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) now for about 2 years, and I have tried multiple protocols, multiple doctors, diets, lifestyle modifications. You name it, I have tried it. ⁣

I immediately could feel the anger and frustration inside me start to bubble up.  Then the guilt came up, scanning my consciousness for what I could have done to have caused this ‘flare-up’.  What else can I do to make this go away? What am I missing? How has all the hours of research and trials still left me in this place?! ⁣

I then stopped myself and took a breath.  Most of the time I stop myself and I try and stay positive. Try and pick out the improvements and how far I HAVE come. ⁣

But today I felt it was time to honor my feelings.  To not just brush them aside, but to dive in. ⁣

I felt like I needed to just let it all out – all the feelings, including the negative ones⁣

So I sat and I wrote out how upset and angry I felt that I am still in this place. Stuck in this place of continuing to have SIBO. That I pretty much dedicate my life to helping people heal on different levels, and I am still not where I want it to be.  How I have a wedding coming up that I want to feel amazing for, but my body has its own agenda.   How it doesn’t feel fair, how I asked for guidance, and I don’t see a clear path.  ⁣

And I just sat with it.  The whole world of it.  ⁣

And then I decided to let it go because really that is all I can do. ⁣

Now that it is all on the table, I can choose to stay in that conversation and keep myself in a disempowered state about how hard it is. ⁣

Or I can choose to step out of that world spinning around me and stay in an empowered positive state that I get to create, while I continue to walk forward.⁣

AND I will remember that is it OK to honor my feelings as I go too ⁣

Wherever you are at in your health journey it is OK. Just know you get to choose how you look at it, deal with it, what actions you take, what you spend your time on to heal. If you want some guidance and support please book a complimentary discovery call with me here.

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