Kristal Barrett-Stuart was the founder of The Sparkle Project BC (a non-profit initiative to empower young girls to share their unique sparkle with the world) and co-author of the book “Sparkle: An Inspirational Handbook for Young Girls” Unfortunately, what Kristal thought to be her path turned into a whole different journey, a journey of deep healing.
In 2015, at the height of launching The Sparkle Project BC, releasing the inspirational book, music video, and empowerment events for young girls, I noticed an unusual round circle bite. I quickly made an appointment with my MD in fear of Lyme Disease (antibiotics are required as soon as possible). I used to believe that doctors had all the answers and knew everything health-related, boy was I wrong.
My Doctor quickly dismissed the bite and said, “We don’t have Lyme Disease in Canada,” which was the start of my long and painful journey to remission. I walked out of that office that day with full trust in my doctor and missed the critical window in receiving the antibiotics that could have stopped it from becoming chronic. Two years later and with over 100 insane symptoms, I was diagnosed by a Lyme literate Naturopath Doctor with “chronic, neurological Lyme Disease.”
What I want to share more than anything is HOPE and to empower women to be their own health advocates. I realized we give so much of our power away by listening to Medical Doctors and not listening to our own innate intuition. We have become so programmed to believe there is only one way, the Western Medical way when in fact there is a whole world of incredible healing modalities out there that we aren’t told about that truly define the world of health and healing.
Please know, you are not alone, and that healing is a puzzle that requires a balance of mind, body, and spirit. In the last five years, I have been to two different countries, had a stem cell transplant, spent weeks at a hospital in Mexico and underwent Hyperthermia, and have tried over eighty different modalities, many of which have blown my mind.
True healing is in your hands; you are your own healer.