The Woman's Garden
HEALTH MATTERS by Ann Weeks
Exhaustion. Burnout. In my humble opinion, this condition is one of the greatest unacknowledged causes of human suffering today. The whole world is in denial of it, in one form or another.
This is a subject I know intimately, having been challenged with periods of burnout/chronic fatigue in my life, for years. The last one was a doosey however, and I was definately being told that I had to make some big changes in my life! I've learned that the older you get, the more important it becomes to look after the vehicle that is carrying you through this life. Common sense, I know, and yet it's so easy to continue to not make your health a priority when you're used to living life that way - and not just your physical health, but your emotional, mental and Spiritual health as well.
As a woman, I can speak to a Universal female experience of this particular issue; putting everyone elses needs above her own.
As a Healer, I can speak to a Universal human experience of this particular issue that everyone in the Healing industry learns about at some stage, as part of their initiation; seeing and feeling the great need in the world, wanting to help, taking too much on board, and becoming ill - sometimes to the extreme of burning out.
I can also speak to the opportunity that is on offer in this situation.
WHAT HAS THIS EXHAUSTION COME INTO YOUR LIFE TO TEACH YOU?