What happens when migraine and fissures invade your life and your own cries of pain leave you helpless to attend to your 1-year old baby’s cries? Desperation and despair. It was at that moment my secret Mother stepped in, wiped my tears and healed my problems to allow me to be a real mother again. Who is this secret healing Mother and how do you get in touch with her? Come find out...
Age31 years old
Migraine, fissures, acne, excess weight
|Workshop attended Juice Fast (March 2020)|
Time taken to heal2 months
Satvic Lifestyle steps followed
“My head felt like it was being run over by a train at random intervals. My fissures had made the simple act of sitting an act of torture. My body was like a toothpaste tube being squeezed out from both ends. But those were still the easier parts of my struggle to bear…”
Life before reconnecting with my secret mother
“How much does it pain on a scale of 1-10?”
Whether it was the pain scale or the weighing scale, I was on the losing end of both. No, I wasn’t losing the unbearable pain or the unwanted kilos, but losing a piece of my life and the peace of my mind with every passing day.
The curse of migraine had been sitting on my head for over 10 years. What does it feel like? Like your brain is forcing its way out of your skull and the pain throbs with each heartbeat. And the worst part was never knowing when my brain goes on strike against me – in the middle of a meeting, in the middle of watching a movie, or while feeding my daughter. It started as a 9/10 on the pain scale when the migraine crisis was new and the pain was just a stranger. But having it as a constant companion for 10 years, it felt like it was now a 7/10 as my tolerance to pain had grown. Popping a Paracetamol tablet had become my only prayer for dealing with it or rather silencing it for a few hours.
Anushree ji's skin before & after following the Satvic lifestyle
After the birth of my daughter, I developed a fissures problem that made my pain scale shoot back up to 9/10. It was truly a monstrous problem. On one hand, you want to run to the bathroom to relieve yourself. On the other hand, the toilet had turned into a torture chamber as passing stool had become the most painful part of the day. Bathroom singing had been replaced by bathroom screaming. Not only was I carrying a crown of thorns on my forehead thanks to my migraine, but I was also sitting on a throne of thorns thanks to my fissures.
Even my tears couldn’t make their way down my face smoothly. They zig-zagged over my stubborn pimples before crashing to the ground, which had been camping on my face for years. I actively avoided my own reflection in the mirror.
But that was not my breaking point. It was being given an ultimatum by my doctor that surgery was the only solution for my fissures, without any guarantee that they won’t come back. The thought of leaving my 1-year old daughter without my loving care was unbearable. I could walk away from my own reflection in the mirror, but how could I walk away from my baby? Living with migraine felt laughably pleasant in comparison all of a sudden.
If there was an 11/10 on the pain scale, I had definitely reached it. I had to do whatever it takes to be a good mother.
Life after reconnecting with my secret mother
While hunting for a natural solution for my fissures, I stumbled upon the Satvic Movement YouTube channel and found out about an upcoming juice fast workshop. So I signed up for the March 2020 workshop and met my secret Mother – Mother Nature. Until that point, I only looked at Mother Nature as a source of beauty to connect with during my vacations, but not as a source of healing.
I was surprised at how intuitive the 8 signs of good health and immunity felt. However, I wasn’t surprised that I could only meet 2 out of the 8 symptoms. But for the first time, I was relieved to know how the root cause had been sitting right under my nose on my plate – my food habits.
Initially, I only started following 16-hour fasting, sunbathing, and switching to Satvic food as I was not confident about using enema and wet pack. Of course, it wasn’t easy to ditch my banana leaf breakfast spreads with mountains of rice, chutneys, dosas, sambhar, pickles and papadam. So my family wondered whether I was fasting because I was depressed, but they didn’t understand Mother Nature was simply getting rid of all the toxins I had repressed. I started feeling lightness in my body that started relaxing the pressure of my migraine and fissures.
Anushree ji starting her day with yoga
I would start my day with a revitalizing morning yoga flow and an energy-packed glass of ash gourd juice, followed by a wholesome bowl of fruits for breakfast at 10 am. At 12 or 1 pm, would have some colorful sabzis and Satvic rotis that felt both delightful to my tongue and gentle on my intestines, unlike the processed dead food that would deceive my tongue and pollute my body later. I could feel how eating more water-rich food was making my stools pass smoothly without aggravating my fissures.
Gradually, I lost 5 kg, which boosted my enthusiasm and made me embrace enema and wet pack. It was like Mother Nature had gifted me 2 wings to flush out my toxins 10 times faster and fly again. My fissures and acne disappeared within 1.5 months of following the plan religiously. I no longer cringed at the thought of going to the toilet or looking at the mirror anymore. Within 2.5 months, the climate inside my head went from cloudy with perpetual thunderstorms to warm and breezy – my migraine was gone. And best of all, my child’s cries turned into laughter as I let Mother Nature pour her blessings into her life as well. We both had rediscovered our true Mother together.
Would you believe it? My child is 4 years old and she has stayed away from sugar and processed food completely. At times when I feel like I’ll fall for a sugar craving, I look at her and get inspired by how she never falls prey to any craving. I even enrolled for the Sugar-Free Kids video by Satvic Movement and she was so happy to win a Satvic Food Book for Kids.
Staying connected with Mother Nature
A good mother is one who never forgets she is a child of Mother Nature. That was one of the biggest takeaways from my struggles. It is her hand that guided me out of my sickness and it is her hand that writes this healing story.
My migraine once made me incapable of finishing a coherent sentence in my brain, much less speaking it out loud or writing it down. And today, there aren’t enough pages to fill up the gratitude I feel for finding my true mother and getting the gift of being a better mother through her grace. If we reconnect with her and honor her laws, she will help us live life to the fullest. She is a mother who never fails her promises. The question is - are you willing to be her conscious child?