Tools for Healing Physical and Emotional Illness November 21, 2014 • 0 Comments My son has been wandering around the house fighting a cold for the past week or so, and despite my best efforts to avoid the cloud of pathogens, which included ingesting copious amounts of oregano oil, my body succumbed to the alien invasion of cold+flu germs. I hate being sick, but as I lay here flat on my back, I realized it might have been my body’s way of taking a break from all the writing. I am traversing some of the highly charged emotional moments of my life for the book, and, quite frankly, reliving this stuff is exhausting. Exploring my husband’s infidelity, while practicing compassion for myself, and then writing about my mother’s death, had me crying so hard that I actually started hysterically laughing. My emotional wires got crossed up and confused and all I could think was thank goodness no one was in the house to witness such craziness. I understand why many people choose not to examine old wounds. I have a friend who says he’d rather continue to drink excessively than dredge up ghosts of the past, because at least a hangover goes away. In a way he’s right, but hangover or not, the past doesn’t go away. Plus, when you write long enough, simply allowing the words and thoughts to bubble up about the most raw or humiliating moments of your life, there is always the possibility of the pearl: the treasured illumination that culminates into the aha moment and deep insight that changes everything. No hangover can deliver that magic. I hope to move through this illness quickly by indulging in radical self care: sleep, chicken soup, Vitamin C, hot baths, lots of water and Thieves spray (disgusting taste, but highly effective). Sending wishes for radiant health and inner discovery your way. -db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.