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greenheartI know. Herpes is a very real and physical viral infection. I come from a background of learning and working with energy, with a framework that holds the statement: All things that are manifest in the physical have energetic roots.

If I’m going to permanently eradicate this dis-ease from my body I am going to look at all the levels and layers to it. We have looked at dietary changes that effectively reduce the outbreak to zero, but does it do it permanently and forever, whether we stay on the diet or not?

I hope so, but I’m not sure.

Before we go further in this series I want to clarify: I experience genital herpes, aka  HSV-2. Here is a definition of the different types of herpes from a website called Third Age:

“Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection that is caused by a virus. Genital herpes causes fluid-filled blisters or sores on the skin of the genitals (areas on or around the vagina or penis). The infection can also cause blisters on the anal opening, on the buttocks or thighs, inside the vagina on the cervix, or in the urinary tract of women and men.

The infection is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two different types of HSV: herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1) and herpes simplex type 2 virus (HSV-2). HSV-2 is usually the cause of genital herpes, but it can also be caused by HSV-1. HSV-1 is the virus that is associated with oral herpes (cold sores on the mouth).”

In my experience of my outbreaks I first get what appears to be pimples around my mouth but they are really sore to touch. They aren’t open unless I pick at them (which I do often causing me more pain). After a few days I will have a breakout in my genital area.

This can be different for everyone.

doctorWhen I was first diagnosed I was told by the several doctors and nurses working together at the small clinic (why were there several I don’t know, but I received many much needed hugs that day!) that herpes is very common. When I did read the pamphlets they had given me, did some research on the internet and talked with a couple of people I found that it really is common.

According to the University of Maryland over 60% of people have HSV-1, while between 20 and 30% of people have HSV-2. It is much more common for women to have HSV-2 (1 in 4 women have it while 1 in 8 men have it).

The first thing that I did when I got back to my library of books when I was travelling was call up my very intuitive friends and look up herpes in the book that contains the energy cause of most ailments we know in the Western World. From Louise L. Hay’s book “You Can Heal Your LifeI found this:

“Herpes Genitalis (see Venereal Disease): Mass belief in sexual guilt and the need for punishment. Public shame. Belief in a punishing God. Rejection of the genitals. Change belief to: My concept of God supports me. I am normal and natural. I rejoice in my own sexuality and in my own body. I am wonderful. 

Venereal Disease: Sexual guilt. Need for punishment. Belief that the genitals are sinful and dirty. Abusing another. Change belief to: I lovingly and joyously accept my sexuality and its expression. I accept only thoughts that support me and make me feel good.”

I highly recommend that you check out Louise L. Hay’s work as it is unparalleled in gifting us with a starting point in the healing process of most ailments.

Those statements are challenging to look over. It requires a lot of honesty with the Self in this journey of healing. Here are just some of the questions I have looked at the past few months: Do I really believe in sexual guilt? Where do I feel that guilt needs to go to? Who is guilty of what? What shame? Where does the shame come from? Do I really still hold the belief of a punishing God? Do I really reject my own sexuality?

My sexual history has been fraught with many encounters that have not only been negative and less than satisfying but outright traumatic. I began to focus on creating healthy sexual experiences for myself, and healing those wounds a few years ago. So how much could I actually be containing of the above belief systems when I’m just beginning to feel a strong sense, for me, of a healthy sexuality?

mindenergyAt this point you might be wondering where this article is going. Where are the energetics behind herpes? To truly understand and comprehend something on the energetic realm you must be able to put in into words. This moves feelings into the mental realms, just as the words move us into feelings often. These worlds are interconnected but not interchangeable. Feelings control the energy inside the energetic realms. 

Simplified it looks like this: energy is -> feelings create sounds -> thoughts create feelings and words -> words create physicality. When we understand how this works and flows we can use any element to create our desired effect in our world, aka magick. All are layers to the energy that is.

We can use words as our guide to discovering the truth that is inherent in us. As we pay attention to the feelings the words bring up in us we have our starter points for the exploration of the mental realm and often the deeper energetic realm will become clearer to us.

If you are on this journey with me in your own life here’s an exercise you can try. Read the above the statements that Louise L Hay makes. Really pay attention to your feelings around the words and statements. Write it down. What triggers you? What brings up a lot of emotion? What makes you want to run away or hide? What feels true to you, sometimes despite the fact that you don’t want it to be true? What feelings come up?

This is the time for you to take note of it all. We aren’t going to change it yet, unless you want to be a proactive ball of awesomesauce. We are simply going to notice what comes up for us. And we are going to pay attention to not only this  moment but over the next few days to see what is revealed by our subconscious.

Know that our world is created based on the energy. Thoughts, beliefs and ideas are all forms of energy. What are the thoughts, beliefs and ideas that we are holding that facilitate the energetic and mental environment for HSV-2 to live in?

Stay tuned for Part Two of this Series Next Week!

Herpes Title Page-page-001If you are interested in working through herpes naturally (including how to stop breakouts in their tracks!) & more of Mystic Yogini’s journey with herpes, check out the new ebook, Conquer Herpes!

Written with you specifically in mind, this forty page ebook guides you through a process of self-discovery while teaching you the diet to heal herpes, and it’s mental-emotional process.