I’m here to be me, which is taking a great deal longer than I had hoped. ~Anne Lamott
Refeeding Syndrome is a metabolic disturbance that happens when someone has gone without nutrition for an extended period of time. Once they are able to feed again they must be careful not to over do it. The body’s reaction can be unpredictable and violent. Anything from electrolyte disorder, to cardiac arrest, or death can happen. I reference this syndrome when I Read for someone that has gone for a prolonged stretch of unhappiness, grief, isolation, or extreme stress.
Once you are feeling better it is only natural to want to sit up to the table and eat life alive. In my experience and as a witness to the experiences of thousands of people. It will serve you better to go with counter-intuitive action and take small bites. A binge can set you back for months.
When we have been through a soul challenging stretch of life we come through it with increased vulnerability. We aren’t the same as we were. Actually, we will never be the same again. We must reinvent a stronger self. After a fall we heal but we heal with cracks. It is up to us to patch up those cracks with love or bitterness. It’s up to us to paint the cracks with gold or darkness. It is up to us to stay hungry or re-feed ourselves in a sane manner in order to have the energy we need to thrive.
We let things go because we have too much to carry and one more thing will break us.
We let things go because we need to make space to embrace something else.
We let things go in order to move forward.
We let things go in order to cherish our healing without feeling crowded.
We don’t let anything go until we have something else to hold on to and fill that space. That takes time.
We need to be mindful and recognize what we have been through.
Honor our wellness. Give ourselves time. Open up slowly to being full again.
Starving bodies are hungry. It doesn’t mean they are ready to enjoy a five course meal.
Sending Love, Light & Oceans of Bliss.