I have suffered with acne since May last year following a decision to come off the contraceptive pill after around 15 years of use. My body was telling me that I needed a break, and I’m so grateful that I did, as I had no idea what was in store for my health afterwards. Not only did my skin breakout in spots, but my periods stopped too. Little did I know at the time, that meditation would play such a huge part in the healing of my skin.
I tried a host of different treatments from steroid creams, facials, energy healing, kambo frog medicine, and was even sent to a clinic for an ovarian scan. Although some of these helped reduce my breakouts temporarily, nothing was helping long term.
Through meditation alone, my skin cleared up in only 10 days.
It wasn’t until during a recent trip to a 10 day silent meditation retreat that things started to really shift. Over the course of the 10 days, while meditating up to 9 hours a day I started to notice some distinct changes in the complexion of my skin. At first things appeared to be getting worse, but this soon past and my skin began to clear up again.
I witnessed a reduction of around 80 percent of the acne on my face. This is huge progress, and I can only put it down to the power of meditation.
What I realised is that all the above mentioned treatments were not tending to the root of the problem. Acne very much revolves around our identity and feelings of worth. A cream will rarely help long term as it only treats the symptoms, rather than the energetic cause behind the symptoms.
Everything is energy, and our symptoms are often the physical manifestation of something going on on a much deeper level. This is sometimes quite hard to accept, as very few of us are ready and willing to believe that we are the cause of our ill health. It is still something i’m juggling with, and despite the progress made during my retreat I’ve had a slight breakout since returning home, reminding me how important it is to maintain a daily meditation practise to keep working at the source of this condition.