I was in the library the other day and came across a book entitled “Change Your Questions, Change Your Life”. It reminded me of another book entitled, “The Secret Code of Success” by Noah St John that I read with a similar theme of considering what questions you ask and how changing the questions you ask can impact your life.
The essence of both books suggests that if you ask negative questions in your inner dialogue, you will get negative answers and negative results. Here are some examples:
- Why am I always in pain?
- Why can’t I find a solution to relieve my pain?
- Why do I always screw up?
- Why doesn’t anyone like me?
- What is wrong with me?
You get the idea. If you ask these question, you will get these kind of answers to those questions:
- I am always in pain because I have fibromyalgia.
- There is no solution to fibromyalgia, there is no cure, so I will have to live with this for the rest of my life.
- The third question will bring to mind all the mistakes you have made.
- The fourth question will bring up all the things that you think people don’t like about you.
- The Fifth question will bring to mind all the things that you think are wrong with you.
This first list of questions will hold you back in the status quo and work against improving your health.
Consider these questions instead:
- How can I reduce or remove my pain?
- How can I recover from fibromyalgia? Or “How can I rebuild my health? “
- What have I accomplished today?
- Why do people like me?
- What are my best qualities?
- What am I grateful for?
Noah St John also suggests the following:
- Why is it so easy to reduce the pain in my body?
- Why is it so easy to heal from fibromyalgia?
- Why is it so easy for me to be competent and accomplished?
- Why is it so easy for people to love and appreciate myself?
- Why is it so easy to be an awesome person?
My Experience with this
Years ago, when my fibromyalgia was really bad, I often asked the questions, Why do I hurt so much? Why can’t I heal myself? I was working with a wellness coach that suggested that for a full month focus on these statements and questions:
- My body is healing.
- How is my body healing?
- What does my body need to heal?
- What can I do to rebuild my health?
- Why is it so easy to recover from fibromyalgia?
In the beginning, it felt like a lie. But for the whole month, I stuck with my phrases even though it felt wrong and untrue. By the end of the month, I began to believe that I could heal my body and that it was healing.
This was a turning point in my journey with fibromyalgia. I began seeing and receiving insights and signs and information that led me to truly improving my health. I had to be open to the insights, signs, and information that I received, and put them into action. Otherwise, I would not have improved.
Can you open your mind to the possibility that you can improve your health?
The medical community has declared that there is no cure for fibromyalgia. That is true.
But in my experience, there is a lot we can do to improve our health. I am living proof. I have changed from being in excruciating pain all the time. And so fatigued, I could barely function. I hated my life and often wished I could die. I would lay in my bed in absolute torture with physical, mental and emotional torment. I hated waking up in the morning because I didn’t want to face another day.
The song, “Sleep is the only Freedom that she Knows” was my theme song. At least I had a few hours of sleep to get away from the torture that I lived every day.
Most of my symptoms are greatly improved and some non-existent.
Some of the symptoms have completely left, like irritable bladder, brain fog, insomnia, restless legs. Some of the symptoms are mild, like pain and fatigue.
I used to have lots of skin irritation, burning, and itching. That is mostly gone and only flares up on rare occasions.
Even as I write this, I know that I have forgotten many of the symptoms that were part of my daily experience. They are even gone from my memory.
Yet, I am not completely free from fibromyalgia.
My main symptom now is IBS. When my intestines function properly, I feel great. When they flare up, other symptoms flare up. I experience increased pain, my mind and emotions get more negative, I am fatigued. I am still limited by this.
The good news is that this is progressively healing as well. I now understand what flares my IBS up and have an established protocol to heal it. The healing process has its ups and downs. But the ups are more frequent and long lasting, and the downs are not as bad, and I know what I need to get them back on track.
I know it is on its way out and looking forward to that.
Play around with some of these ideas that I am sharing with you.
See if they resonate with you. I wish for you relief from the ongoing fibromyalgia symptoms.
May you improve your health and reclaim your life. ❤Bindu