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Seeing Things Differently

For 1,400 years, everybody thought the earth stood still. 

Copernicus saw it differently.  He pointed out that a person on a ship could not tell he was moving based on his observation of the other objects on the ship with him. But when observing the shore, he could tell the ship was moving.

He suggested that this was the same for the earth.  The sun didn’t revolve around the earth, but the earth revolved around the sun.  He looked at the situation from a different angle.  

He wasn’t disagreeing with everything else that was being learned about outer space.  In fact, all the information that was already known about the universe made even more sense when looked at from his angle.  

He wasn’t taking away.

He was adding to. 

After my emergency room visit, I decided to try to look at my health problems from a different angle. Neither choice I knew about was working for me.

So, I shelved everything I had learned over the past seven years. 

Then I pondered what the two sides of medicine were saying and what they were both missing. 

What’s Missing?

  • Was I needing to just look at it differently? 
  • Would looking at it differently cause either way to work better? 
  • Would it be adding to, not taking away? 

I started to look for what the two philosophies agreed on.

I also thought about my math class.  Two like waves canceled. That was the only thing I was sure about.

I unshelved  the book, NAET: Say Goodbye to Your Allergies, by Devi S. Nambudripad.  Though it didn’t work for me, it was chock  full of all this information that was new to me.  I used it as my guide for hierarchy of allergies, meridian clocks,  and meridian points.

Armed with that, I stepped off the path and stopped listening to what anybody else was saying.

I cleared my head. I started thinking outside of the box. 

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Step by step, day by day, for five years, I did what I did.

Those around me probably thought I had gone crazy. I could not explain why what I was doing worked, but it was the only thing that did work. 

How could I not do it? How could I stop? How Could I give up?

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    Experimenting

    Those around me probably thought I had gone crazy. I could not explain why what I was doing worked, but it was the only thing that did work. 

    If you remember back in our school days, we learned about the scientific method.

    1. Make an observation
    2. Ask a question
    3. Form a testable explanation
    4. Make a prediction
    5. Test the prediction
    6. Repeat with new information

    I did this.  Over and over, for years.

    direction, directory, awayGranted, I think I was stuck in step one and two for almost five years. 

    But, as I observed, I gained a year of my life, then another year. 

    I lived past the point where I was supposed to die. I started finding patterns

    I could start predicting what would happen next. This always lead to more questions. 

    If that worked, then what about doing it this way?  

    Can I go a step further by breaking it down even more?

    Questions, questions, questions.

    Someone once said, “Write about your scars, not your open wounds.”

    Well, I am trying hard to do this without causing the scars to tear open again.  But, my life then and my life now…no comparison. 

    I am SO thankful I figured out this concept!links of the chain, chain, iron

    Granted, sometimes I feel like I still have a chain around my leg that is holding me back.  But, as I make progress, the chain becomes longer and lighter.  I also know I would have no freedom if it wasn’t for this chain. 

    For example, at one point in the beginning, the only way I could be inside my house without having difficulty breathing, was by cutting the power to that area of the house. Merely turning everything off did not work.  There was too much current still going through the walls!   

    I accidentally figured that out during a thunderstorm when we lost power to the house.  It was an amazing three hour respite, until the power was fixed.

    Car trips, no matter how short, made me incredibly nauseous. 

    Computers, cellphones, televisions.   Out of the question.  Three years out of the question. 

    But you do what you need to do to survive. Right? I know. I also know that I’m not alone in this. I’ve met other people who have had to do similar things. Who have had to live in a tent on their front porch to survive. Been there done that. I looked like a freak.   

    I felt like I was crazy and just didn’t know it. I now understand why I needed to do it. 

    It wasn’t in my head. It wasn’t a panic attack.  

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      Looking Back

      What I had to do in the beginning, I no longer needed to do at such an intense level.  I am still improving. 

      I can be around electricity, computers, cellphones, televisions, vehicles, etc. 

      All food allergies are gone, even the gluten and casein. Which by the way, confused my doctor because it is believed once allergic to those, always allergic to those.

      At times, I’ve never felt better in my life. Sure, I still have bad days. They are fewer and further apart. They are also somewhat predictable now.

      With the patterns I’ve noticed, I can almost plan around when those bad days or time of the day will be.  They may not be avoidable, but they are much more doable. 

      kite, mother, family

      Yes, planning is the key to having a productive day.  Nobody knows that better I think than someone who has had to live with chronic fatigue.  It’s like you have to have these rituals, these routines.  If you deviate, you don’t have enough strength to make it to the end of the day.

      AFTER™  is similar to this.  The routines are still there, but the tiredness is gone. 

      There is progress.  There is evidence of getting healthier.  There is freedom to plan my day around designated down time.  Doing these things, I can function more closely to ‘normal’ than not.  I can have a productive day that I’m proud of.  I am able to make this website.  I have hope that tomorrow will be even better!

      What exactly am I doing?  I explain it broadly in How Does It Work.

      Be Brave Enough to Take One More Try

      I know it sometimes hurts when hoping for something to finally work when struggling with health challenges.  But I want to give you hope anyway.  

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        Cyndi Whatif
        Cyndi Whatif

        I am a patient turned author and guide. I share my hypothesis of an overlooked complementary body system which I believe determines whether or not a person has the opportunity to be well.

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