Yet once again, as per usual every month or less, I got a good headache which always felt like it was coming from my upper neck and the base of my scull.
I’ve always done Chiropractic to ease my discomfort. But with no chiropractor in Hoi An, I went to see an Osteopath who reached out to my online plea for help. I saw Dr. Mathieu Tieum three times at the Luminary Life health center.
First Osteo appointment. Had good energy after, but went to bed really early. Woken up twice by the kids.
Busy day in Danang then the Hoi An Social Club event in the evening. Went to bed a little later than usual.
Couldn’t seem to wake up! (usually up between 6 & 6:30 am). Finally got up at 8:15. Napped all afternoon. Agitated all day. Went to bed at 7: 15 pm and slept uninterrupted.
Woke up at 6:00 am. Went for a walk. Sore back and left leg. Still agitated although less. Mild depression. Did a gym workout and then beach meditation. Helped a little.
Good mood and good energy. Sore from my workout. 3:30 pm ‘gut rot’ stomach pain and bloating. (ate at 7:30 am, then not again until 11:30 am when I had Pho soup. Then chocolate and peanut butter at 2:30 pm)
The magic happened on the third visit.
While Dr. Mathieu did work with movement of my physical body, he also helped me connect and ask my highest self what it truly wanted. He had me focus on a happy place activity and for me that’s hiking. I saw and felt myself hiking through dense trees, on a blue sky day. Moving steadily on a mild incline, well marked trail.
Dr. Mathieu asked me what seeds he could help me plant, and what words they would be. After some struggle and nothing, I saw the words Vibrant, Flow, and then a few seconds later Aligned appeared. As though it was saying “wait for me!!” ha ha!
After this, for the first time in my meditation journey, I was able to just see light radiating around the middle of my forehead and in between my eyes (what is often taught as the “third eye”). I had no mind chatter or visualizations at all. So I was able to focus on the light, let it get stronger, pull back, then focus on it again. I had control! It felt amazing; like pure love. And a radiant smile formed on my face all by itself.
Next I saw a blue light swirling through my whole body, part by part. It started in my head, swirled down my neck, into both shoulders, my chest and heart, stomach, down both legs where it hung out a bit in my knees, to my feet and then gone. I noted that it stayed extra long in my head, jaw, bowels, cervix and knees.
After this, I couldn’t believe what had just happened. It was magical. Dr. Mathieu and I chatted about everything very excitedly. I felt so light and ecstatic. And my headache (my initial reason for seeking treatment) was long gone.
Gut Healing Advice
Dr. .Mathieu also gave me a recommendation for healing my gut flora. He suggested that I get a small amount of natural clay, put it in a cup of water and let it settle over night. In the morning on an empty stomach, give it a little swirl, then drink the water on top of the clay. Next add more water and let it sit again until the next day.
He also recommended that I try fasting. I really know nothing about this, so I will need to explore further! Hmmm!
Sadly, Dr. Mathieu left Hoi An to travel onward a few days later, but I felt like he gave me the tools I need to move forward.
So now, it’s up to me to explore what all that meant, and how I can give my soul the flow, vibrancy and alignment it wants!
Thank you Dr. Mathieu! I am so grateful for the healing gift you gave me!
(Dr. Mathieu Tieum also practices in Paris, France. I recommend that you look him up if you’re there!)
This was a big “What the??” The people I began to meet and connect to (you know the ones, they feel like instant friends) were either Vegetarian or Vegan. Why is THAT? What’s the connection there?
Sara was the first connection I made. She is a mama to 2 thriving kiddos, a vegan chef, yoga teacher and the administrator of the International School in Hoi An. (We did a school visit just to check it out and our daughter immediately said she wanted to go there. What? You mean we might live here for a bit? )
Sara has a great partner Dane (prounnounced Dan-eh) who is also Vegan and enthusiastically shared his story and resources (Check out the Resources Category). It was Dane who encouraged me to write this blog and share my story. I will forever be grateful to him and his support.
It was really neat to see how their whole family is thriving on a diet that I always thought was really weird and “out there”!
Janie and Peter were next, and their two beautiful girls. Janie is Vegetarian, and curious about Vegan. And she has been a lovely support, and smiling face on my journey. So understanding, open minded, and quick to ask me how I’m doing. Love.
On another day, my son and I decided we wanted chocolate. So we biked to the health food store and shared a delicious, nourishing bar. We met Aryana, her husband Aaron and bubbly 4 year old daughter. Guess what they were eating? Chocolate. (Ha ha! Coincidence? Nope! Love it!) Their family is vegan, from a line of shamans and healers, and they all have this vibrancy about them. In particular, I noticed Aryana has really glowing skin, clear eyes, a radiant happiness and whole body smile. Like she’s holding in a delicious knowing or secret. Hmmm? How is she like that?
March 2018 Update: being open to who comes into my life, and taking the actions to engage with them really makes me feel vibrant and in flow with what’s happening around me, plus in alignment with what I’m meant to learn. These experiences alone grant me all three of my current soul’s wishes! Sweet!