If there’s anything that I’ve learned through these 3 past years of withdrawing from topical steroids as well as getting through cancer years ago, it’s that your attitude is truly everything. We all go through times of suffering, some more than most, and to keep your sanity, it is so important to keep your mind right. To stay faithful, positive and full of gratitude, I feel is the key to getting through the rough times. Negative, despondent thoughts can keep you just as sick as the illness you’re fighting, so it’s super important to change your thinking.
I’ve been going through it pretty hard core these past few weeks. I’ve been experiencing a healing crisis with my skin to where spots on my feet and both of my calves have been oozing then crusting and flaking, with extreme itchiness. I know exactly why it’s doing this…I started going fully raw vegan with my diet and implementing enzymes therapy to help speed up healing…I’ll be doing a blog post on this later ;). After a few weeks of ups and downs, I feel like I can confidently say the worst of the cycling is over, and I’m coming out of the healing crisis into a calm (hopefully the end!!!) stage. My skin is feeling stronger, softer and much better off than before I implemented a raw diet. Although it was hell to go through at times, it was well worth it because I feel that this healing crisis was the last push my body needed.
Through these rough few weeks, I’ve had to really hold it together, dig deep, and find my strength to keep pushing through. I’d like to share with you all some sticky notes that I’ve had on my wall for years to keep me inspired. I’ve taken these stickies with me through two moves, one from North Carolina to New York, to another apartment also in New York. I look at them daily and since I’ve said the words from them over and over again, it’s ingrained in my mind so I repeat them throughout the day. I hope that the affirmations, and spiritual scriptures that I’ve scribbled on them can give you some inspiration to help keep you fighting through this eczema healing journey ❤
*most of these are from Joel Osteen. I find him very inspirational and uplifting. Do check out his sermons, they’ll instantly brighten your day! 🙂
Don’t start speaking defeat in your life. In spite of how you feel every day you need to declare, “EVERYTHING ABOUT ME IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!”
I’m healthy! I’m strong! I’m getting better! I’m restored!
Call the things that are not as if they already were!
My youth is being renewed!
Joy for mourning!
The rest of my life will be the best of my life!
LET THE WEAK SAY I’M STRONG!
You are an anointed child of the most high God!
My skin is soft, supple, even toned, pain-free, itch-free, healthy, strong, renewed & restored!
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
“God, you said many are the afflictions of the righteous, but you deliver me out of them all.”
The size of your challenge is an indicator of the size of your future. If you are facing a big great challenge, don’t be discouraged, that means God has something amazing just up in front of you! He has a new level of your destiny.