Committing to a month of daily blogs was a larger endeavor than first assumed. Back to that ‘assumption’ thing. I’ve learned years ago to never assume anything; life usually throws a curve ball and has other things in mind. Same held true for this monthly blog. Life jumped in on several occasions keeping my attention on other issues.
It has been a pleasure to connect with the many new people along this path. I feel it’s broadened my understanding of journey’s similar and far different than my own. I have an even greater empathy for many who have been challenged with chronic conditions, illnesses of debilitation, and great loss. I am grateful to the core group of individuals who made this project possible connecting many similar and diverse people under one umbrella of service. I feel it has provided a very safe and valuable purpose.
One piece of beneficial information I will share from the many years of my own recovery. When we slip back into pain, which is one of those unfortunate steps dealing with an illness, it is far too easy to become mired in frustration, fear, despair and blame. Usually it’s self blame loaded with fear. When this moment arrives, it is essential to hold onto every moment of success, every gain you’ve experienced. Feel it in your bones, your cells, in your mind clearly. Remember or rather re-member (re-gather) yourself back to where you felt well. Even if it’s only a minor change, any change in betterment is key. Make this your ‘go-to’ arrival station, your happy place in your mind, in your thinking. When you do, your brain and all its glorious chemistry and electrical wires will re-establish the place where you’d been, the location on the healing-map where you felt better. Every time you do this, literally your healing will accelerate and you will step up another rung of the ladder.
This invaluable tool of ‘See yourself well, Be well’, will make a difference in your long-term progression. It will help you climb the stairs to health, vitality and wholeness.
Cosmic sunshine to you.
I will resume my weekly blog on Monday. Thanks for hanging in there with an overload of the written word.