Until… they get a mysterious symptom that makes the fear of something actually wrong with them MUCH WORSE than getting the test.
This is how we run our lives.
Letting the fear dictate our actions, and not doing anything unless the fear is loud enough.
But, even for those of us who do ensure to keep up our check-ups, waiting for the results can trigger a bit of nervousness from time to time. It’s like a reverse lottery – and you hope you’re not the winner of the bad news or the dreaded ‘positive result – please come into the clinic for discussion’.
I’ve had these types of scenarios in the past, ranging from minor events to majorly concerning events (even if it turns out not to be a concern).
And it was an amazing training opportunity for my intuition. If I can come to a clear conclusion in myself… in the midst of the terror of potentially hearing bad news, then I can do it in almost any circumstance.
So… what do you do?
Here are my general steps, which I’ll explain further below:
- Sit in the tension, don’t go into desperation
- Re-establish your sense of power
- Take action from that place of power
Step 1 – Sit in the tension, don’t go into desperation
It can be easier said than done.
Ultimately, underneath it all, when you’re waiting for that scary results (potential bad news), you’re wondering if you’re going to die.
And you can ask yourself, in this moment, am I actually going to die?
If you get a yes – get yourself immediately to the emergency room.
But if you get a no – then there’s time.
The truth is that there is time. Remember that.
And then you can also ask yourself, is this desperation and intense emotional response of benefit to you right now? Or is it hindering your intuition?
The way to intensify that emotion is to do something in reaction to it, including trying to get away from it or reactively taking any action to feel better (which is another form of avoidance).
And there’s no point to that.
Another thing to be careful of, is seeking sympathy or care from medical staff. I’m not saying that medical staff aren’t sensitive, but they are trained to be impartial. And they are exposed to many health concerns, simple to life-concerning, on a day-to-day basis – so are desensitised in order to cope. By trying to elicit concern and understanding from them, is another form of desperation.
What I do (and have done) is sit in the tension of it all. Which means no longer trying to run away from it energetically or physically. I’m not going to die right this minute, so I have time to go through the next few steps.
Step 2 - Re-establish your sense of power
By sitting in the tension, this process has already begun.
By doing that, you’ve brought your consciousness back to you and back into this present moment.
And with that presence you can ask yourself a few questions which will give you a further sense of power through clarity:
- What’s happening for me right now?
- What would I love?
I remember one innocuous event in the doctor waiting room. I had decided to get some blood tests 2 years after a blood test that showed my liver enzymes on the edge of the standard range. The doctor at the time was nonchalant about it because we were undergoing a type of treatment and we were going to reassess at the end of those sessions.
But of course, I didn’t complete the course of treatments.
In between getting the old blood tests and the new blood tests, I had developed my own style of medical intuition which was I trialling on myself on a monthly basis for almost a year – so it was incorrect to say I had done absolutely nothing. But some of my readings in the early days had shown a very unhappy liver, to the point where it was a little terrifying (or very).
So… I was in the waiting room, waiting to be called in. And I had that moment of presence where I realised something was bubbling under the surface and I also hadn’t established what I wanted from all of this.
In that moment, I asked myself – what’s going on for me right now?
I answered – I’m in the waiting room and have no idea what’s in those results. It could be bad or good, and I’m feeling fear. I also have no idea what I’ll do if the liver enzyme levels are the same or worse.
I took a moment to acknowledge that and allow it to exist – as it was the truth for me right then.
Then I asked myself – what would I love?
I answered (this is all silent, by the way, because I wasn’t alone!) – I’d love… for everything to be fine. That the tests are fine and everything is OK. There’s no problem.
And I acknowledged whether that was something I really would love, and it was, so I chose that outcome.
That’s how you reconnect with your sense of power. To be clear what you’d really love, even if you'd never get that.
But if you could, you would do what you can to make it a reality.
(spoiler – yes, the results were fine and the liver enzymes had returned to normal. In fact, everything except some white blood cells indicating allergies were considered inconsequential. I had to get the doctor to let me look at it, so I could believe what I was hearing. I even made her print it out for me).
Step 3 – Take action from that place of power
Once you’ve established what you really want, in your place of power, then you determine what obvious action there is take. And take it.
It’s as simple as that.
And part of that is first knowing what you would love, because in that energy, the next action step is really obvious.
Over a decade ago, I remember sitting on the toilet in pain and seeing blood after I urinated. Immediately my mind went to cancer as the obvious reason – and of course, my brain helpfully told me that that meant I was going to die. (Thanks brain).
There was a lot of freaking out… but there was also a split second moment where I stopped and thought, OK – I feel like I’m going to die right now. But what I would love is to go to my course next week, as I had been waiting for so long to do it, and it was the last one ever in Australia. I really, really want to do this course and be able to sit through the seminars. So, what I’d really love is to find out what’s happening and have it sorted in 5 days.
I chose it. That’s what I wanted, but what was the obvious action to take?
What came to me was to call up the doctor and book an appointment, even though it was a Saturday morning. Even if I needed to call several medical clinics.
I then hobbled off the toilet (was painful) and proceeded with my action.
(Spoiler – I got an immediate appointment that afternoon, went to the doctor, peed in a cup. Within 5 minutes, he told me I had a urinary tract infection and gave me a prescription of antibiotics for 5 days… All sorted by my course, never to reoccur again. And it was that course that I did that gave me the foundations to create my own form of medical intuition, by the way….).
Action is what brings things into existence. Things don’t just go poof and appear, they happen through taking aligned action that will bring forth the thing you want.
So, the steps are... to stop and sit in tension, re-establish your power and then act from that place of power.
This is the simple version.
There’s actually a side-step, which is to use your intuition. You are partially using your intuition if you are truthful with yourself through the steps, anyway. Even though it's true to say that we are naturally intuitive beings (it's only our conditioning that blocks it), it takes a bit of development before you can use it in this type of situation. I'd start that development on something easier first.
If you already are in this situation, this is enough for now.
If you recall in one of my stories, it was before I was intensively trained in intuition. But these 3 steps are something to be practiced and experienced to really feel the magic of it.
It’s bloody terrifying too.
There are no guarantees. But… there is always an opportunity to shift in that moment of presence.
You have power in this moment.
It might be more magical than you realise.
I’m not making any promises, but I’m not a skeptic either. Why not give it a go, even if you end up with egg on your face, humiliated, or it chips away at another layer of hope?
To truly give something a go, you need to take action.
To truly take back your power, in what seems like a powerless situation, you need to remember what you would love in your heart and go for it.
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