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How my heart breaks when I think of it. The moment I was curled up on the hospital bed, weeping in my husbands arms, just absolutely sobbing with fear as the two doctors stood by, helpless to my tears.

Only moments earlier the male doctor had told me I was fine.

An hour or so earlier the female doctor had done the same thing.

And yet I wasn’t fine, my body was alive with movement. And in that moment, on that bed, all I could do was cry for the absolute terror of it. The absolute helplessness I felt in the face of what, to me, was one of the most frightening moments of my life.

I have experienced heart palpitations on and off for as long as I remember, they are not foreign to me. I know the blips. I know the sort of big, and a little scary ones.

But none of them have been like this. I called the ambulance. For myself. None of them had been like this.

They tell me: this is what anxiety does. Anxiety causes heart palpitations, and panic attacks. Apparently it was one of those.

But still, it frightened me.

It frightened me into an awareness that I wasn’t aware of before.

I am afraid of dying. If you’d asked me if I was afraid of dying three weeks ago I would have said, no, absolutely not.

But when my heart went to loopy land and energy shot straight from my heart up my throat, things changed. I have seen that fear, now, and there is nothing for me to do but honour it as best as I can.

I’ve cleaned up my diet, entirely.

I’ll need to look into ways of removing as much stress from my life as possible.

And also, I’m really quite open to believing that this episode has a great deal to do with where my energy healing journey is at. Trying to explain to Western doctors that energy moves within my body, though, is like trying to explain the housing market to a fish.

And so I’m on my own, largely, on this journey.

They tell me my heart is well. They tell me my health is perfect.

This is good.

Now, all that is left to do is live my best life, and hold my beautiful fear in the palm of my hand.

I have you, fear. It’s okay.

I have you. xx

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By brookecutler2

Liver of life, lover of everything. 💕

4 replies on “Heart”

Oh, Brooke, how scary! I get heart palpitations once in a while, nothing nearly as terrible as what you experienced, but I can imagine what it must have been like. Western medicine is great, but does tend to forget about a few things that are just as important, especially in non-Western cultures.

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I know, my goodness. :O It was such a shock, and really had me surrendering completely to what was happening. I’ve had to lean into that quite a bit over the past couple of years, with new energy sensations arising in my body, but because my heart beat was involved in this one…it hit a little too close to home, Kat! 🙂

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Thank you so much for your your kindness, Julia. Yes, there can be the odd frightening moment. Overall they are very mild, though, so I’m really thankful for that, at least.

I’ve developed a new understanding of the fear and pain chronic illness sufferers must feel, since my frightening episode. If nothing else, this experience has certainly expanded my empathy. ❤️

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