As I sit here and reflect
upon White Eagle's quote and my life over the past few months it
brings new meaning to my recent experiences. I share this soul test
now as I promised I would to help support others on
The reason I share this has to do with the fact that it can happen to
anyone of us in our new global community. As we have all begun to
travel more globally and import more food, we are also sharing many
new diseases, which are being called the “21st century diseases.”
My journey began this summer after discovering that I had an
acute case of intestinal parasites, which I had been hosting for over
seven years after traveling to Africa. Parasites are called “The
Silent Killers,” as they do just that.
Their main objective is to live in your body and hide where they have
access to the most food, which is in the intestines, colon and brain.
They slowly deteriorate the organs they reside in. I learned that
there are over 800 species of parasites and 70% of them are
microscopic and so can’t be seen with the naked eye. In my case, over
time they imitated the symptoms of menopause, which I had been
faithfully accepting as part of the “Change.”
Following diagnosis, which can be uncertain because the medical
community doesn't always test for parasites, the other difficulty is
in the detoxification of the
parasites. You can only detox them slowly because if you kill them
too fast, you become more poisoned yourself as they die. The first
person on my healing journey told me that I would have to take six
weeks off my life to rest and detox. I immediately said “I can’t do
that, I am a single, self-employed mom with a daughter in college!”
She told me that if I didn’t do this it could be fatal. And so the detox
process, which ended up taking months instead of weeks, slowly began.
The faith test went deeper as I slowly went into the fog of detoxing. I
bless my family and friends who had the patience to watch me struggle
for my life as I felt I was doing battle on all levels of my
existence. There were some moments when I wasn’t sure who would win. I
now have more compassion for the clients who come to me feeling
their lives are hopeless. I felt attacked on all levels and didn’t
have the physical strength to fight back. I trusted my spiritual
guidance and received a new level of faith.
I continue to bless my
experience, and this I know was the most important thing to do to
finally release it.
I chose the route of both Western and holistic healing as these
critters reproduce at rapid speeds, and while you eliminate the first
generation, the next one comes along.
I have focused my teachings on “Transforming Fear into Self
Empowerment,” finding that anything fearful in your life is indeed
parasitical and is taking the top off your creative energy force. It
is important to change the fear and make lemonade out of the lemons,
to get out of the fear and rise above it where we can see the bigger
picture, the Higher Plan, and know that we are indeed Loved and Cared For.
I am in the process of doing this and will continue to do so. I am
coming out of the other side of the fog and looking at my life from a
different, stronger perspective, and helping others who are in the
same place that I was.
I am passing the soul test of what the old Vermonters call “Tough
About the Author:
Shirley Knapp, U.S.A.
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has been in a holistic private practice, teaching and embracing
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