I am taking a brief moment to send my deep healing wishes to all those who suffer with illness in their life. I know the pains, the sorrow, the isolation, the fears and the dependency it can create in your world. Having been bed ridden and house bound for many years myself, I recall the loneliness and confusion I often felt. I missed the comings and goings of just every day happenings, like driving or going out sledding with my kids. Using my body in an athletic way was a huge loss for me and I pined to swim in the surf or dance all sweaty hot in a dimly lit music filled bar. I loved cooking and gardening and hiking in the pine clad forests. Working in my busy office, tending to the woes of little ones and their ear infections of the misery of menstrual discomforts among the womenfolk, slipped away as the undiagnosed Lyme disease eroded my world, stripping me of so very much.
I am a new person now, as many of you know. Five years of devoted healing work helped me reclaim my life- in a vibrant new vibration. I gained the skill of oil painting as I was recouping. I also wrote an award winning book, on my journey. Now I am out lecturing all over the country on Lyme disease and Inspiration. It is a marvel to even me, that I am swimming a mile in open water with ease daily and yes, dancing in a dimly lit bar this very last weekend! It is a great honor for me meet and connect with so many wonderful souls as I travel with “OUT OF THE WOODS”.
You are gifted and wise and sensing beings. I know many of you have been stymied by the medical profession, as you try to recover from the physical woes. Our approach to health in the past 50years became very science oriented and laboratory based. In this process, some of the common sense and traditional methods of Natural Medicine got washed away. Alongside this erosion, the power of our spiritual energy and inner innate skills of will, intention, joy, hope, belief and creativity have been glossed over.
These are personal tools and energies we can each harness and use to help ourselves promote a shift in our health and well being. By using positive intention, prayers for healing, willpower statements you can initiate a trickle of the feel good hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain, which will stimulate the immune system. Dancing and laughing in glee last weekend reminded me of what joy and passion we possess within, so accessible via music, art, comedy and beauty.
As I interface with many of you, in person, on the web, at a lecture, I am taken with the awareness that our culture has neglected a very essential piece of our beings~the nourishment of the spirit. It is a rare case these days, where leisure, beauty, comforts and joys are nurtured in abundance. We are a hard working society, burdened with dire financial obstacles in most households. Schedules are jam packed and electronics stimulate our sensitive nervous systems nonstop. The hamster wheel spins in a delerium and I want to get OFF!!! I bet you do, too.
So, let’s take a break. Let’s turn off the lights, stoke the fire, and put on some great music. Allow your mind to wander, your eyes to drift, your skin to sense. Just hang out. It’s Ok. Actually, it is wonderful. Day dreams, leisurely talks, gazing at the autumn leaves are gestures of self nourishment. Appreciate your senses, the color of the sky, the energy of a moment. You are feeding your spirt when you hang out in this void of space- the act of not doing, but just being.
So, beautiful beings, my new friends and acquaintances, readers and maybe just passerby’s, I remind you all, to cherish the pleasure, the bounty, the grace of just simply being you! In the moment of such stillness may you glimpse the treasured gift of this lifetime.