Steve was diagnosed with the Multiple Sclerosis ten years ago. This diagnosis is usually a life sentence because it is said to be an incurable disease that leads to an early death. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensitivity to touch. With MS, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord get damaged by the immune system.
Steve was assigned to be my mentor at Toastmasters. In my opinion, he was the best speaker there. Steve spoke confidently and with heart. He shone with light as he presented his speeches. In my short time at Toastmasters in Mornington, I got to know Steve and what led him to become a marathon bike rider and an advocate for those suffering from MS.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
This is a video of Robin with MS and a woman in a wheelchair on my first healing tour.
Multiple Sclerosis(MS) is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the brain, the optic nerves, and the spinal cord. It disrupts information flow within the central nervous system which leads to a series of problems with vision, muscle and body balance.
Normally, the immune system produces antibodies that are needed to protect the human body against bacteria, viruses, and other foreign bodies. However, in multiple sclerosis, the immune system attacks body tissues instead of protecting it. The antibodies destroy the myelin sheath surrounding and protecting nerve cells. Damaged myelin impairs brain signalling.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
MS symptoms vary from person to person and they also depend on the severity of the condition. Some of the common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are listed below:
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle weaknesses and spasms
- Numbness or weakness of limbs
- Trouble thinking clearly
- Mood changes
- slurred speech
- Dizziness and fatigue
- Issues with bowel movements.
- Partial or complete loss of vision
After Steve’s diagnosis, he started to lose his energy and was so exhausted, there were days he could not get out of bed. He had many people tell him “You have to fight the disease.” He received so much advice on what to do; he was confused. Steve then decided to do the exact opposite of fighting the disease: he surrendered to it and let his body dictate what it needed.
He gave up all fear of what the disease could do to his life. He was so exhausted that he didn’t even have the energy to feel fearful of what ultimately could happen to him. When his body needed sleep, he slept, when it needed food, he ate. He tuned into feeling what his body needed and followed what it was telling him. Over time he made a remarkable recovery.
He took up bike riding and began competing in marathons that not even I could attempt without years of training and strict discipline. He is not in a wheelchair, although that was the original direction his body was headed. His friend, who was diagnosed with MS at the same time, has since died.
People with multiple sclerosis first experience the symptoms between the age of 20 and 40. During this time, they’ll also experience a series of relapses or flare-ups in symptoms.
In many cases, this is followed by a remission period when the conditions improve, and where some of the symptoms get better. Generally, the condition worsens over time without treatment.
Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
The causes of multiple sclerosis not well understood but there are some risk factors which predispose a person to develop MS.
- Genetics plays a role as MS is an inherited condition. But developing MS requires environmental triggers.
- Habitual smokers are also more likely to get an MS diagnosis because smoking causes lesions in the brain.
- Infectious agents such as mononucleosis and human Herpes virus may trigger multiple sclerosis.
- Deficiencies of vitamin D and B12 are also linked to MS and trauma is believed to contribute to MS.
Doctors will say that Multiple Sclerosis has no cure, however, I have worked with many MS clients and students successfully and some unsuccessfully. I witnessed that there is a dividing line for those who heal from it and those who don’t. There have been many amazing transformations and success stories and those who haven’t healed or regressed seemed to be because a lack of addressing the emotional work for the healing process.
There are therapies available that improve the symptoms, slowing the disease progression and keep the body working. The following could help relieve MS symptoms.
1. Diet and Exercise
A nutrient-dense diet that is high in healthy fats can help improve the symptoms of MS. Foods high in Omega-3 and probiotics can greatly boost your immune system and help fight MS. Exercises help to reduce stress which is one of the triggers of MS.
2. Nutritional Supplements and Removing Heavy Metals
Multi-vitamins, fish oils, and things like probiotics. These can also aid in better overall immune health. Vitamin D, in particular, is a super important vitamin that supports your overall health and immunity. It is also important to detox the body from heavy metals as that affects the immune system and ultimately, MS.
3. Essential oils
Essential oils such as Frankincense, lavender, rose might also help to alleviate some of the symptoms of MS. These oils can help maintain your body’s neurological system. The oils can also be rubbed on the limbs to alleviate numbness and pain.
Massage can help you relax and combat symptoms of multiple sclerosis such as muscle spasticity. It also stimulates lymphatic flow and blood circulation.
You don’t have to suffer from multiple sclerosis in silence, there are a number of therapies and healings that can help you with the symptoms and improve your quality of life.
5. Alternative Therapies
Using energy to heal the root cause of any condition is the right place to start as you remove negative energy feeding the problem. When someone’s life is on the line, getting access to every ounce of support is often the tipping point for healing to begin. There is however another important part that goes with recovering from MS.
The person with MS needs to understand the universal laws and ensure the energy around them supports their healing process along with healing their past problems and traumas.
The Universe has a way of helping us
Today Steve says his energy and health is so much better than ten years ago when he could not even muster the energy to get out of bed. He has beaten the odds of a disease that chronically deteriorates the body. He now travels all around Victoria speaking to MS sufferers and offers another perspective and hope that things can turn around, even when people are told it is impossible. He has a powerful message for all of us to “feel and follow” what our body and spirit needs.
I have always been an advocate that we must tune into ourselves, as the messages lie within. We are all unique, and we have different needs, and our body is always telling us what it wants. As I reflect on my own life, I remember the moment I felt a strong connection to energy healing and that it would lead me to my recovering, and it did. I am also free of physical and emotional pain as I stopped fighting and began feeling what my body and spirit needed.
Sending you blessings and healing on your road to reach your greatness.
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