Narrated by Marie T. Russell. 

Editor's Note: While this article focuses on healing from Lyme disease, its precepts could be applied to any and all diseases, including viruses, cancers, etc. As you listen, you could replace the word Lyme with the word disease or any other specific illness you would like to address.

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When we least expect it, life sends us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change. At such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. 

If we stay focused on the growth potential offered through the “initiation” of Lyme disease, it can transform from enemy to teacher. It reminds us to do what we love, it teaches us how to heal and how to embody, and it calls us to explore the places where we may be out of balance in ourselves. Lyme teaches those who are sensitive how to toughen up. It may also address those who are walled off from their feelings to feel them.

Consciously working with Lyme as a teacher is both a calling and a challenge. Lyme can be painful and debilitating, leaving you feeling hopeless, depressed, frustrated, and isolated. But it also can call forward the parts of you that are strong and determined. Lyme can call you to live in your truth, be in your power, and bring more love into your life.

Choosing to say yes to the teacher of Lyme, rather than allowing ourselves to become the victim of Lyme, is ultimately choosing love over fear...

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Read by Marie T. Russell,

Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay

Vir McCoyAbout the Authorszahl kara

Vir McCoy is a teacher, healer, author, lecturer, musician, and ecologist who works both as a bodywork healer and as a field biologist and botanist focusing on endangered species.

Kara Zahl is a healing arts practitioner, yoga instructor, and intuitive counselor with a bodywork practice combining massage and energy work modalities.