“When I began to align myself to my life purpose, delivering spiritual messages through art, is the moment I begun to experience a significant shift, both physically and psychologically.”
I arrived home in 2005 from an adventure living and working in Canada and traveling through the USA, Europe, and the UK for 18 months. I dove right back into my profession as a graphic designer. Enjoying the fabulous Aussie beaches, it was a shock when a wave crashed on the side of my head and dislocated my jaw. A downward spiral began.
Over the next two years, my body became affected by widespread pain with chronic fatigue worsening a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia gave some answers but little treatment. I was unable to work. In 2010 I underwent jaw surgery and experienced my first anxiety attack. That was the beginning of a long and difficult battle with anxiety. When it rains it pours right?!
A psychic medium delivered a message for me, “You should paint! You would be good at it. Painting will help restore your confidence and help to heal the anxiety and depression”. So, I picked up a paintbrush. The psychic was right! I was doing what I thought I had to do working as a graphic designer was a stable 9-5 job. However, I was not nourishing my soul or being true to who I was, which is an artist and a deeply spiritual person.
I focused on creating art and healing myself a path of personal development and self- discovery was initiated. In my awakening, I learned the value of compassion and acceptance. Accepting people for who they are, this includes me. This understanding that we are divinely connected and learning from each other to evolve helped me to open my heart and see the light and beauty in everyone and everything. The health challenge was a way of putting me on my path.
I am now managing my health better and, with spiritual awareness, I can view situations from a higher perspective. Had I not experienced this illness would I still be sitting in an office unfulfilled and wishing for something greater?
The universe has a way of guiding and correcting our course of action. This health challenge became an opportunity, a true blessing in disguise.
– Michelle Tracey