Dear Jennifer: I recently learned that I have a rare condition and am losing sight in both eyes. My doctors tell me that I will be totally blind within the next two years. I’m only 40 years old, how can I live without my eyesight and why is this happening to me?
Jennifer’s Answer: This must be a very scary situation for you and I want to start by saying that there is a purpose and a big set of potential outcomes for every situation, even if your medical advisors tell you that your situation is hopeless and there is no cure. You have to believe in your potential and while the outcome may be that you lose your sight, you have to consider the potential for keeping it as well.
But first, you have to look at what you did to create this, because we create every situation in our lives, even those that appear to be very limiting and self defeating. Your sight is linked to your vision for your life, have you lost your vision? Your ability to see means that you are able to look at your life and what you have created. What is it in your life that you do not want to look at? Losing your sight means that you become very dependent on others and can’t navigate the world by yourself. Are you tired of your life, of being alone and unsupported? Going blind is one way to get support but it’s not the only way. And the hardest question to ask, how are you being empowered by disempowering yourself? In what ways is this situation a source of power for you?
Whenever we ask ‘Why is this happening to me?’ we have to look within for the answer to the real question, ‘What did I do to create this?’ And it takes courage to both ask this question and listen patiently for the answer. Why would you deliberately create blindness? It was probably an unconscious choice that you made after many life experiences in which you said ‘I don’t want to see this any more. ‘ If you have perfect, clear vision, what do you feel compelled or expected to do, look at, to be or to create in your life? Sometimes our fear of our potential compels us to limit ourselves in different ways, losing eyesight is one of them, others range from the stiffness and limited movement of arthritis, to losing limbs, paralysis, other physical issues to death.
These are all choices we make from within which are reflected in our physical body so we can see the results of the conscious and unconscious choices we are making. It is our unconscious choices that are the most important ones because while we are the most unaware of them, they hold the answers to our questions about our fears, desires, limitations, soul urges and how we fulfill them or ignore them.
Anything can be healed, when we have the fearless desire to do so. If this is what you choose, thank your body for revealing this to you and focus on having clear sight in all areas of your life. You may still lose your eyesight and then again, you may not. Don’t let fear make this choice for you–instead of “I don’t want to go blind” let your intention be for having a clear and perfect vision for your life and the courage to live it every day. Then trust that the outcome you create will be the most wonderful one for your path and that it is unfolding with your conscious intention and clear vision and purpose.
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