I've had allergies for a very long time - but not forever. After lengthy discussions with my mom, we decided that I didn't really start having allergies until mid-elementary school. So what happened?
Allergies are your body's way of responding to something threatening it, and you can develop them over time or out of a traumatic experience. When I thought back over what was stressful to me in mid-elementary school - around third or fourth grade - one experience jumped out in particular: the mile run.
I was an introvert kid. I was shy, and didn't like to have attention on me. When it came to PE or gym class, I was not a fan; we had to do individual tests twice a year to measure our physical abilities. Sure, as an outside party this sounds like a great idea - but it terrified me to my very core to think of having to do a push up or pull up in front of my other 24 classmates. Kids are mean, and the fear of failure was very real.
My most hated test, however, was the mile run. I was never very fast, and would always come in towards the end of the group - when everyone who was already done was watching and judging those of us still making laps. I dreaded it every single year.
Reflecting on the experience, I definitely could see how I may have developed asthma as a defense against ridicule from my classmates for not being very good at physical activity. I often used the ailment as an excuse, and definitely let people know about it. I just had no idea how much I was hurting myself.
I also have an allergy to cats, dogs, trees, grasses, molds + everything outside, which I can't explain with a story like my other, although I do believe that it's relative.
When I moved in with my boyfriend this past July, I acquired a 107+ lb doberman by the name of Tebow. He's three years old, but still acts like a puppy. He's a good dog, but he hasn't grown out of that rambunctious phase yet, and so I have very little control over him. He honestly kind of scares me a little, he's so big. And...you guessed it...I'm allergic to him.
We recently moved him outside from only the kitchen because I was having so many issues, but it's still a problem. He also just doesn't understand why I won't hang out with him every second of every day, and won't let him rub up on me like he does everyone else. It makes having a good relationship difficult.
Recently, I've been exploring natural techniques to lessen my allergies and asthma. I went to see Eden Energy Medicine Clinical Practitioner Cyndi Koonse who taught me ways to help battle my allergies. She described that our bodies' triple warmer meridian is being threatened during an allergy attack, and we can re-pattern our body so that it doesn't feel threatened by our allergen anymore. It takes lots of commitment and practice, but it can certainly be done.
During the practice, we sedated my triple warmer meridian while my intentions were set on coexisting with Tebow and being able to enjoy him in his natural setting: outdoors. I then held Tebow's brush, full of his hair, on my stomach near my solar plexus and we sedated my triple warmer again. We did this again and again, each time soothing the triple warmer further.
Cyndi then gave practices for my own routine to sedate my triple warmer at home. I am to do them every day, whenever I think about it, with my intentions clearly set. I also weave the energy between Tebow and I by drawing figure eights with my hand between our auras when I am feeling safe around him to help us strengthen our bond.
Over time, I hope to repattern my triple warmer to not be on alert around Tebow, my family dogs, or any environmental energy for that matter. But I know that the allergies have developed over many years, and will certainly take many to undo.
I've shared a few of my allergy + asthma fighting techniques in other blog posts; check them out and try them for yourself!
Spanking Tebow when he's bad hurts your hand far worse than his butt, so the toy foam sword was implemented a couple years back for discipline purposes. When you have the sword, you have Tebow under control. All other times, it's up for grabs.