I picked up Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them. I wasn’t thinking about what causes narcolepsy, just about healing in general.
For the most part, I have a good handle on my health. I don’t feel like narcolepsy has much impact on my day-to-day life anymore, and the migraines get better each time I face them and look at the underlying cause.
But I figured looking at one more approach won’t hurt me. This book lists a variety of ailments, suggests an emotional cause, and then gives an affirmation to help you heal the emotions that might be manifesting at the symptom.
Louise Hay’s Message
“For us to become whole and healthy, we must balance the body, mind, and spirit. We need to take good care of our bodies. We need to have a positive mental attitude about ourselves and about life. And we need to have a strong spiritual connection. When these three things are balanced, we rejoice in living. No doctor or health practitioner can give us this unless we choose to take part in our healing process.” – Louise Hay
So, this is new for me in 2020, since I’m just recently realizing the value of spirituality, even if it may not look like anyone else’s. I get to define my own beliefs, and my beliefs create my reality. That is what has made this year so beautiful to me despite the hardships.
Most of this book is a reference, a list of ailments and diagnoses with what causes them, and an affirmation to help heal it.
What Causes Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy says “Can’t cope. Extreme fear. Wanting to get away from it all. Not wanting to be here.” Is that how I felt when I was three years old and the symptoms started? I don’t remember exactly, but I know I felt that a lot growing up.
What causes narcolepsy symptoms?
Since I like to see narcolepsy as a name that medical professionals gave to a specific group of symptoms, rather than a problem in and of itself, I thought it would be useful to look at all the different symptoms that I attribute to it. I predicted they would all be pretty interwoven, but I was blown away by just how much they all relate.
Anxiety – not trusting the flow and the process of life.
Balance – loss of – Scattered thinking, not centered
Chronic Diseases – a refusal to change. Fear of the future, not feeling safe
Depression – Anger you feel you do not have a right to have. Hopelessness
Fat / overweight – oversensitivity. Often represents fear and shows a need for protection. Fear may be a cover for hidden anger and a resistance to forgive
Fatigue – resistance, bordome, lack of love for what one does
Headaches – invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear .
Holding fluids – What are you afraid of losing?
Hypoglycemia – Overwhelmed by the burdens in life. “What’s the use?”
Insanity (Psychiatric Problems) – feeing from the family. Escapism. Withdrawal. Violent separation from life.
Itis/inflammation – anger and frustration about conditions you are looking at in your life.
This is just a bit of my list, but you get the idea. Of course, everyone’s list will be a little different, so I will leave that for you to discover. I want to leave you with this one “ailment” and its affirmation.
I grew up believing that what I have cannot be cured. But, Louise Hay has a different approach. She doesn’t take the word “incurable” at face value and accept it as fact.
“Cannot be cured by outer means at this point. We must go within to effect the cure. It came from nowhere and will go back to nowhere. Miracles happen every day.” This felt like a relief to me. I wanted to believe in miracles and I realized that I do believe in them, I just never saw them as possible for me.
She offers this affirmation, which I have been using for about a week now. “I go within to dissolve the pattern that created this, and I now accept a Divine healing. “
In conclusion, I hope you will take a look at your beliefs and see if it would be helpful for you to reconsider what causes narcolepsy. I would love to talk to you about it if you have any questions, or just want to chat about what this means for you. Comment below to connect!