Do you ever feel like you are finally getting some relief from some symptoms when they start back up again? Have you ever found yourself following your treatment perfectly only to have the symptoms sneak in and out? One day you are feeling better than ever and the next day you are feeling your worst?

It’s aggravating, isn’t it? I experience it like a bad April Fools joke. Lately, I’ve been at the brunt end of the joke. After receiving some information about my body’s systems through bio-feedback, I decided to do a thorough cleansing diet, eliminating any foods that would promote the growth of candida, or create an acidic digestive environment.

In addition to the strict diet, I’m taking homeopathic remedies, herbs and supplements to flush out mold, yeast, bacteria and parasites. It is a lot to do, but I know it is worth it in order to enjoy maximum health and ensure that I don’t perpetuate an environment where serious diseases can grab hold.

In the process of cleansing, I have had some really great days and some really tough ones. I noticed that it was quite easy for me to feel discouraged if I started feeling some discomfort. In fact, if I had allowed myself to do so, I could have created an entire thought process and story-line about how my treatment must not be working, when in fact it was just an uncomfortable hour or day.

I noticed how conscious I needed to be with my thoughts and feelings. The moment I felt discouraged, I paused. I had a choice. I could feed the disappointment with worry and doubt or I could use it at a moment in which to strengthen my resolve, inviting my body to perform at its best.

I opted for recommitting to my absolute healing. Now, I know it is important to honor feelings when they come up, so I gave myself a moment to just feel the disappointment in compassion. When the disappointment dissolved, I allowed myself to enjoy the silence and the peace I was experiencing and then invited every cell in my body to enter into that peace by bringing itself into optimum health.

It was wonderful to see how quickly my body responded to that call to action when it came from such a profound place of peace and trust that I would heal—completely. The symptoms practically vanished and I was graphically reminded about how much our thoughts and feelings affect our physical experiences.

If pain or discomfort is an alarm system, then whatever had flared up for the moment seemed to respond to my influx of healing thoughts, feelings and intent. Certainly, if the discomfort had gone on for what seemed an unreasonable period of time, I would have sought out professional help. But momentary setbacks do not always mean there is a problem.

I’ve learned over the years that a little discomfort can be the result of a treatment that is working, particularly when detoxification is taking place. This detox reaction is also called a Herxheimer reaction:

As I discovered in my own recent healing, momentary discomfort can also be a call to apply more personal healing energy and clearer intention. It can be physically helpful and emotionally empowering to turn the joke around, leveraging the moment to create even greater healing.

Author's Bio: 

Misa Hopkins is the author of the best-selling book, “The Root of All Healing: 7 Steps to Healing Anything,” named the first-aid handbook for the new 21st Century consciousness. Hopkins is an astute observer of human motivation and potential. Her observations about the healing progress of her clients and her own miraculous healings led her to ground-breaking conclusions about why people remain ill. In her writing and workshops, she provides insights about breaking through barriers to wellness. You can ready more of her work a