Harriet Tubman: Toxicity
Updated: Nov 22, 2020
I had been feeling dizzy as a result of taking an antibiotic when Auntie* came to call.
Auntie: Yeah chile, I’s right heah. You’s gots a little bitty bit goin' on down there, dontcha?
Ann: Nothing compared to your life.
Auntie: Well, we ain’t comparing, is we? We is respecting the space that every soul comes from. You just don’t remember who you were, who you has been, and what you went through, and, I can tell you, it weren’t all a cakewalk. But what you is doing this time is to listen to your heart's call and allowin' some of us to come through you to help folks in this relapsin' time.
Ann: Auntie, I feel like I’m moving through molasses to hear you.
Auntie: Well, chile, that is purely a side effect of the meds you on. You want to keep trying?
Auntie: Good. Cause it don ‘t really matter what happens to us, how we get sick, when we can’t move like when used to, or what our families and friends think of us for doin' what the Lord called us to do.
I ain’t saying that you don’t respect your body cause it is given to you by God and it is a precious gift, jes that you give it its due and get on with whatever else God has asked you to do. That way we don’t get bogged down in whatever physical thing is impacting our world, we just accommodate, do the best we can and keep moving.
Ann: What did you want to say here?
Auntie: Girl, I jes came down to hep you with that book o' yourn and with that driver inside you that won't let you stop workin' on it, and to give you a nudge so you won’t pay too much attention to what’s happening to you cause of that drug.
Ann: Should I stop takin’ it?
Auntie: Lawdy chile, you don’t need me to tell you that. When something is hurtin’ you, git shut of it. It’s jes as simple as that. If a food don’t agree with you, don’t eat it, if a med makes you dizzy, stop taking it, if a friend is using you for a wailing wall and an excuse not to look at their life, move on. We ain’t got time to waste on things that ain’t workin’.
The trick is to know when they broke and when they jes need a little patchin up. The way you tell the difference is in what your body feels like when you with that person, that food, that medicine. If’n you jes irritated, inconvenienced, and generally out of sorts, don’t pay that no nevermind.
But if’n you feel off kilter, kinda sick in your insides like you been contaminated by some bad juju, get away, walk on and don't look back.
I cain’t tell you ‘bout that particular med, but from here it sho looks like it ain’t gonna let you loose so mebbe now’s the time to let loose of it.
And it's not jes meds you gots to look out for. There’s a message in here for folks who have people in their lives who jes want to spread their misery.
We’ve got to take notice of what feeds us, makes us feel whole, and that means gettin rid of what don’t. So clean out your lives and your closets and see how you feel. It’s not that hard once you can see what is helping you and get rid of what is hurtin’ you because you gonna start feelin' a whole lot lighter.
November 21, 2020
*Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.**Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.