A little over a week ago I was in the hospital.
I wasn’t visiting someone, it was me in the bed, hooked up to noisy machines and doing my best to smile and remain chipper through blood tests (I have tough veins) and transfusions.
Could the process have been avoided?
Some say yes, but frankly, I say no.
The thing is, I wasn’t being a good steward of the machine I call my body. I was avoiding it’s signals, like a teenager avoiding a call from a less-than-exciting boyfriend. I thought if I ignored the calls, they’d go away.
“Head in the sand” is not a particularly good method for anything in our lives – spiritually, financially or physically. We’ve all heard the saying, “what you resist persists,” so why did I continue to resist?
As I was watching Dr. Robin L. Smith on Super Soul Sunday yesterday morning, I was struck by the message – that the only way to live is THROUGH.
No matter who you are, or how cool your “gig” is – you have work to do here on the planet.
I’m guilty of having mixed feelings about this spiritual work – I’ve beaten myself up needlessly for not doing enough to walk my talk. I’ve taken to some pretty harsh inner dialogue about my worthiness. I’ve also been more than a tad bit judgey in my day about the challenges supposed “self-help gurus” deal with.
During my 4 days and 3 nights in the hospital I was lucky enough to have nothing but free time to chat with God and the Angels – of my own accord (no pain killers for me with this go) and to learn some very human lessons.
The thing about lessons – we can hate them or we can embrace them – but they’re coming none-the-less. And just like learning higher math – you don’t get to the next lesson until you’ve mastered the one you’re on.
I’ll be sharing some of the insights – especially what I learned about letting go of people that make your blood pressure boil and owning your power – in future posts.
Hopefully you’ll take away some good stuff about owning your power, listening to your body, and surrendering to the Universe. It’s all there if you want it.
P.S. I was also given enough free time to start finishing a few programs I’ve been thinking about for months and one – a year. Subscribe to the ezine if you want a first look at what’s happening! http://eepurl.com/nyBWH