Mariah and Chihuly

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“The body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body… If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose….If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:14-31

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

Friends,

Have you ever seen a piece of Chihuly’s blown glass art?

It all starts with sand. The sand is subjected to incredible heat (3,000+ degrees Fahrenheit), then human breath is added to make a blown glass artwork. The blown glass is then cooled slowly in order to perfectly fuse the glass into that shape. The whole process is amazing.

Chihuly’s artworks are fantastic! They are wild, joyful, radiant, and full of character and intricacy!

Chihuly Red

Chihuly’s artwork is also quite fragile.

Chihuly Green

People who own Chihuly’s blown glass often go to great lengths in order to protect it.

I made a connection this week between myself and Chihuly’s artwork after a rather difficult health-related realization.

I took a two day fast from being on the computer to see how EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) may be affecting my health, and I decided to revisit it yesterday morning.

I felt pretty awful after about 10 minutes on the computer, even using the EMF lab coat. Oh no! I, like most of you, feel fairly dependent on my devices to keep me connected to others!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

I finished what I was doing, closed the computer, pushed my chair back, and pondered this new information.

I felt sad.

I felt a sense of loss and feared that this sensitivity might disconnect me from those I love.

I felt fragile. I have always known I am an ultra-sensitive soul, but for the first time in my life I am connecting my environmental sensitivity to my health, and it has been a difficult pill to swallow.

Chihuly Boat

I felt fragile like a Chihuly piece of art.

After sitting with these feelings for a while, and after taking a walk and gently listening to my feelings, I realized that fragility does not necessarily equal weakness.

I would never consider a Chihuly artwork weak.

Chihuly Sun

I realized that I, like a Chihuly piece of art, am fantastic, wild, joyful, radiant, full of character and intricacy!

I, like a Chihuly artwork have been made from something as common as sand, and I’ve endured incredible temperatures in order to become something beautiful.

I, like a Chihuly piece of art, am wonderfully sensitive to my environment, and at this point I need some pretty particular environmental sheltering.

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

Chihuly Behind Glass

I’ve pushed my sensitive nature away over and over again during my lifetime. I have said, “That’s not a part of me. I am not fragile. I am not THAT sensitive (because if I were, something would be wrong with me, right?), I am strong! I am vibrant! I can fit into this world like everybody else! I can thrive under incredible amounts of stress, live in a moldy home, drive a moldy car, walk through polluted cities, use chemicals in my environment, and spend all day on my computer!

But the truth is, I can not.

I am strong and vibrant, yet I can not live in a moldy house, drive a moldy car, live in a busy city or on a busy street, sleep little, live “large”, spend hours on end on my devices, eat junk food, use harsh chemicals, and expect to feel good at all.

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

It’s not the way I was made. Truthfully, it’s not the way that any of us were created to live. I, however, will function very poorly under these conditions while someone else may function quite normally.

What does this EMF sensitivity mean for me right now?

  • Less time on the computer and devices.
  • More time being present to the things immediately before me, like cooking, walking, creating art, breathing, getting ready for bed…all without the distraction of devices.
  • Ample room to rely on God, myself, and others, rather than the computer or phone, to keep me fully connected to my community.
  • Looking into new ways of using my devices; ways that lower my EMF exposure even more.
  • New ways of being connected to the Vine and to the people in my life. This Branch will not wither, but will flourish even more!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

I’ll tell you up front: this is not easy, and a few tears have been shed over these “limitations,” but I’m looking forward to seeing how God leads me beyond my attachment to devices and into a new world.

Like many of you know, I am a letter writer and I will live into that now more than ever! If writing is your thing, send me a letter! If it’s not your thing, and you are feeling like you’d like to connect with me, then I’d love it if you would leave me a voicemail on my phone, text me or message me, and I’ll listen to it on a day I’m feeling good and can handle some EMFs.

As my body continues to clear the toxins little by little, I am able to make connections between the things that I have been doing, and what has been making me sick. However difficult it is to be this sensitive to my environment, the knowledge I am gaining is empowering.

Onward, ho, friends! This part of the body will continue to be a part of the body even if I need to do things somewhat differently!

With great love and tons of learning,
Mariah and Travis

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please go to this link to read how I have recovered my health using The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS)! 

Chihuly Pool Display

3 Comments »

  1. Your post touched me deeply, Mariah!!! As I struggle with things other people use regularly that I am not able to handle, feeling weak, and helpless to do anything, your beautiful creations of glass analogy opened the way for the tears to fall and realizations to be made. Thanks for sharing your journey, the ups, the downs, and all that God teaches you through it. It is a blessing to me and I know you won’t have a chance to see this soon, but know when you do, I’m pressing on in prayer and being blessed through your faithful witness to all God is up to in you! God bless, this day!

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