Adrenal Fatigue


I didn’t know there was such a thing as adrenal fatigue. I happened to listen to a video Mastin Kipp created, when he was promoting his new class, where he was talking to a man about cleansing. The man, I don’t remember his name, talked about how people need different cleanses depending upon their health at any given moment in time. This caught my attention because I have never been able to do a cleanse. Cleanses make me so sick! When the guy talked about adrenal fatigue and how it can affect a person trying to do a cleanse, it caught my attention. So, I looked into adrenal fatigue and read up on it.

After my reading, I have come to a thought process which wonders if many autoimmune dis-eases, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue are started because of adrenal fatigue. Our society is so caught up in living a stressed lifestyle. It has become an epidemic and is celebrated by people. People get pats on the back for not getting enough sleep, not having time to eat, working over 40 hours per week, running their kids to all sorts of events, and being so busy they eat in their car, don’t see spouses, etc. This lifestyle is heralded as being a go-getter or what must be done to get ahead. It has become a status symbol in our society to be stressed. I know because I was rewarded for working long hours, not eating well, and not having time to myself. I’ve felt chastised for not working hard enough if I wasn’t the first one to leave the house in the morning and the last one to crawl in bed at night. Of course, living a lifestyle of stress is beyond stupid. I was trying to please everyone but myself. It not only stressed me but left me angry and unhappy with myself and pretty much everyone around me. Eventually, because I wouldn’t stop mistreating myself, my body brought me to a complete halt. Then I began the long process of recovery while really having no idea what was wrong with me. Eventually, as you know, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease. I always say “diagnosed” because I refuse to own a dis-ease. I know I can only have a dis-ease if I claim it and, since I wish to be free of dis-ease, I refuse to claim any of them because I believe I can return to health. Claiming a dis-ease usually means someone has resigned themselves to a life with that dis-ease and at least some of the symptoms of that dis-ease. I understand many people have debilitating things in their lives. I also understand dis-ease may have caused symptoms which will require considerable time to overcome or may never be overcome in this lifetime.

On the other hand, I’ve read too many books on Near Death Experiences & “A Course In Miracles” so I believe we have the ability to heal ourselves of any dis-ease. We just have to figure out how to make it happen. That leads us to the hard part of our lives because we tend to hold onto our belief systems. What will we have if we let them go? Who will we be? What happens if we let them go and something bad happens? And so many more fear-based thoughts.

If we let go of our belief systems, we can find so much freedom which, for me, means happiness, giddy joy, laughter for no reason, an overwhelming feeling of love, empathy for others without losing myself in their problems, and an ability to heal myself over time. For instance, I no longer have allergies. I released them back in 2000. This meant I didn’t have a single cold, flu, or sinus infection from 2000 – 2007. In 2007, I became afraid and I started getting sinus infections again. In 2010, I got tired of being sick with a sinus infection every time I opened my eyes and decided to release whatever fear causes the sinus infection. I have not had a single sinus infection, cold, or flu since. I like being free of those illnesses.

Another instance, is I rarely get burnt. After I was paralyzed, I couldn’t feel heat so I could touch a burner and it would take about 7 seconds before I would feel a slight tingle. I realized the tingle meant the item I was touching was too hot so I would quit touching it. I was never burnt. When my sensitivity to heat returned, I knew I didn’t need to burn just because I touched something hot. So, when I touch something that would burn me, I allow myself to let go of the burn. I wish I could explain that better but, even if I get a little burnt, the burn will disappear within seconds of me setting my intention on letting it go. I heal faster than I use to. I no longer feel an attachment to being hurt and that seems to allow me to heal faster than I normal.

All of these occurrences seem to be attached to my belief system. Do I believe what I’ve been taught for years as being true or do I believe in my innate ability to heal myself and do so? I’m choosing to heal myself. The more I do it, the more I develop my belief in my ability to heal larger and larger challenges.

I believe there will come a time when a doctor’s job will be more like a counselor to help people find where they a harming themselves with thoughts. I believe there will come a time when surgery will no longer be necessary, dis-ease will be a rarity, and people will realize their connection to each other and how they can work together to heal themselves and the world around them. Cue “Imagine” by John Lennon here. As the song says, “I know I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.”


About tsandhage

I blog about my journey towards personal growth. I have been extremely ill and have been fortunate enough to find some recovery. I have taught College level computer classes, been a Massage Therapist, and a Feldenkrais Practitioner which is someone who works with the brain and nervous system to help people find more ability to function and live their lives well. Currently, I live in a RV and travel. I'm on a journey to find out more about myself. I also do photography, write, and have been married over 30 years to my marvelous husband, Jeff. I hope to post once per month. I will share about my life here. I hope you enjoy your time here. I also have a FB Group called "Therese Sandhage" where I put out daily quotes and do my best to encourage the best in all of us and a FB Page called "Gr8 Life" where I talk about what I'm doing in my RV life.
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