You can lead a horse to water….

I think we have all heard this saying at one time or another in our life.  Prov. You can present someone with an opportunity, but you cannot force him or her to take advantage of it.  I will never forget when a Kirby dealer came to my house many years ago.  The sales rep was a very nice middle age man.  As we talked and got information on the Kirby the topic went  off to religion.  I remember the Man saying he believed that everyone one should know and follow the same logic in the world.  I being a witch did not believe in this belief in any way shape or form; as we continued to talk about how all should go to church and believe everything we are told, I finally spoke up.  I said, “no! you should never put your beliefs on someone else.  In fact your should respect their thoughts”. 

Ohhh how his eyes lite up.  I continued in sharing a quote about how YOU can lead a horse to water but you can not force him to drink.  He sat up straighter and looked me right in the eye and said ” But you can salt his oats and then he will have to drink”!  I looked him right back in his eyes and said “and I would call you a cruel man.” He sat back deflated but there was a light that entered his eyes.  And he smiled.

 As I find out more on my struggle to find a cure for my illness, I try to share all I have learned so far.  I am finding I am fighting an uphill battle with every article I share or even my own words. I am finding that people learn at their own level, speed and time.  I understand that, but my heart aches as they suffer or hurt and I have the answers to help, but they are ignored or bypassed.  Yet I have to remember the story up above I can put the information out there but whether someone decides to use it… that is up to them.  

My thoughts on how we are raised to think that with no pain there is no gain breaks my heart as well.  No I don’t believe we have to go through harsh times to help us grow. No I don’t believe that we need to have pain  so we can enjoy our non painful days.  I know we are taught to believe this though.  I believe we can learn our lessons fast and gently. That being said I can be so very hard-headed that I might not understand that I don’t have to be so hard on myself.

I have seen this in myself as well as others around me.  I have had a lot of heart-break this year.  And it is only April!!  I am seeing that others are having the same issues as well.  I am learning to let go more and more.  On my rough days I am letting go of the push to get everything done… because no one else we get it done if I don’t do it.   REMEMBER this:  You are going to die one day and you really don’t want to go to your death-bed remembering you made sure the house was spotless. The bills were all paid and that you didn’t take the time to buy memories.

I don’t think I have written since I found out I have Lyme Disease this year. I have been suffering with it for nearly 20 years. I have been misdiagnosed for over 20 years!!  It’s crazy to have been put through so much only to find out that most if not all doctors have no idea how to notice Lyme.  Yet we are seeing an increase in this deadly disease every year.

There are so many misconceptions about Lyme Disease as well.  I want to teach you what to look for and how you can fight this very difficult disease.   I also want to teach you how to keep you, your family and Pets safe as well.  

There are some big problems with Lyme Disease:

1st.  Lyme is/are different Bacteria’s :  Borrelia, Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia garinii

2nd. You will not see a bullseye rash with every bite.

3rd. You can get Lyme from Ticks, spiders, mosquitos, as well as other critters.

4th. the primary test that the CDC has for Lyme is not catching Lyme Disease.

5th. Lyme disease can stay dormant for many years and then pop up after an illness or stressful period in your life.

I will be sharing much more on my journey with Lyme and what I am doing at this time to help me heal.

Until then Love and light

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