Okay, now please allow me to begin this post with a little bit of personal information. I have had frequent urination my whole life. I have had frequent urinary tract infections most of my life. The doctors did a test years ago which revealed that I was born with a tipped urethra. This means that every time I use the restroom and relieve myself of urine, a little bit slides backwards and stays in the bladder and urethra. This gives me the honest feeling (not psycho-somatic) that I have to use the restroom......again...and again...and again.
As I have gottten into my 50s, it has messed with my hormonal system and has caused a load of systemic issues. Sleep deprivation is a disease maker because one is at dis-ease with his or her world, quite literally. I have tried medicines over the years to relax the bladder in order to excrete more and more at one time, but all the medicines have stopped working. Surgery isn’t an option for me. One of my friends had the surgery and has had multiple emergency surgeries to fix this experimental procedure. Now she is worse off than she was with the original problem.
Quite spontaneously, at work the other day in the restaurant at the Hilton, my coworker said to me, “You meditate daily and are quite committed to it, right?” I affirmed. Then he said, “Why don’t you meditate on your bladder before you go to bed? You should talk to your bladder. Say a thank you to your bladder for all the service it has provided for you all of these years. Thank your bladder for the efforts and work to make sure that wastes are removed from your body.” He went on, “You are a beautiful, strong organ and I am grateful for you. I love you, bladder.”
Well, mind blown. I promised I would talk to my bladder as an old friend as he suggested and meditate on its form and function inside my body. For the next three nights I had a real and honest conversation with my bladder. When I woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, half asleep, I thanked my bladder for doing its job so well and so regularly taking care of me. On day four I could not wait to see my coworker and share the results. I actually slept well for the first time in months.
My fit bit tracker for sleep showed deeper sleep and less times awakened at night. I only went to the restroom three times for the first three days of meditation on the bladder. It felt like a miracle was happening and I was creating it.
You see, God is in the details. When I thank myself for the little things, like peeing, I’m actually engaging in a conversation with God. So, my friends, if you are having health issues surrounding your organs, talk to them. It is the same as praying. Be grateful for having them and what they have done good for your life on earth so far. Even in the not so good moments your body parts are teaching you something. And that in itself is a good thing. Talk to your organs.
-Author and Creator of the Superior Self series