Mental Illness and the Laws

By Jimi Teague

On March 12, 2019, I started the day with an ache in my left arm that wouldn’t go away. I was experiencing chest pain, heaviness in my left arm and as the day went on I began to get dizzy and weak. Hoping that maybe I had pulled a muscle or something was pinching a nerve I went to my chiropractor. He insisted that I call the hospital immediately and the nurse on call suggested I be picked up by an ambulance. So I did the logical thing and drove home, gathered what I might need for an evening in the Emergency Room and drove myself to the hospital. I had no intention of staying overnight and assumed that, worst-case scenario, I would be back home in time for my husband to go to work the next morning.

I was promptly admitted and ended up staying for 4 days. You see, before this, I had an adult child living at home that was mentally unstable and abusive. I did my best but the stress of constantly living in fear that she would cause harm to herself or others had taken a toll on my body. I lived night and day in a state of fight or flight. At all times, I had adrenaline surging through my veins, just waiting for the next bad thing to happen. Although we took every precaution the inevitable did happen and a family member was hurt. The child was removed from our home and it was difficult for the entire family. Eventually, the public administrator was awarded guardianship of my adult child and I did everything I possibly could to help make the transition and life for my child as easy as possible.

There came a point where my child no longer needed me. The new guardian no longer needed my assistance and I was, for the first time in 5 years able to rest because I knew my child was safe. It was at that point that my body stopped producing unimaginable amounts of adrenaline because I had literally exhausted every hormone-producing organ in my body. I was extremely out of balance and depleted. I crashed.

My thyroid was not working correctly and amongst other problems, my blood pressure was rising and crashing so fast that if I lifted my head I would pass out. I spent a month in bed and it was another month before I could walk unassisted again.

This seems like a horrible situation. All of it, the mentally unstable child, the hospital stay with multiple tests and procedures that cost me over $85,000 and the months of recovery. And it was.

However, luckily for me, I had been studying Mindset Mastery concepts and I learned that The Law of Polarity “states that everything has an opposite.” A bad situation is equally good. Look for the good, and more good will be on its way. Throughout this entire situation, I believed that as bad as it might seem, something equally as good was going to come out of it and it did.

Through this awful situation, my child was placed in a wonderful home with around the clock staff. She is safe and well-loved and cared for. Knowing that my child was safe, I was able to truly rest for the first time in years and although I am still recovering, I have been given the downtime that I needed to heal, to focus on my other children, take a class and work on completing my mentor training so that I can help others go through things similar to what I have experienced.

The situation I faced was difficult but knowing that something great was going to come out of it, allowed me to keep pushing forward and have faith.
I encourage you, in times where it feels like the world is falling apart, remember, The Law of Polarity promises that something good is going to come out of the trial and focus on how great it will be to realize that you made it through to the other side.


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