Lucky To Be Alive: My Year Of Living Positively

Lucky To Be Alive: My Year Of Living Positively

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius My Year of Living Positively: Lucky to be Alive is the title of the book of my healing journey that I am writing this month. Why lucky to be alive I hear you ask? Well these were the words that rang out for me when the specialist said I had “something around me” and my GP said that 5 years ago they would have been finding out what the cause was from an autopsy. until then I had not taken on the severity of my illness- probably a good thing on reflection. This was not my first near death experience (NDE). At 16 I has been hit by a car and my heart stopped and I was in a coma for a week. The words”You don’t know how lucky you are to be alive“came out of my mother’s mouth more than once over the ensuing years. I have been on a journey  for the past 18 months and although I know my kidneys have healed, I have yet to get the medical clearance and I have been given a few other challenges to work with over the next 6 - 18 months. mainly from the medication I was on a year ago I have sustained crush fractures in my vertebrae. 6 months is my picture, 18 months the time I have been told if I follow what is quite a rigorous regime the time it will take for my bones...
Quantum Healing Helps Release My Back Pain

Quantum Healing Helps Release My Back Pain

Quantum healing is healing the bodymind from a quantum level. That means from a level which is not manifest at a sensory level. Our bodies ultimately are fields of information, intelligence and energy – Deepak Chopra Three weeks ago I was invited by my friend Amy to attend a day on Quantum Healing. Initially my reaction was i don’t need any new forms of healing, I already had my own program on my path to wellness. During the day I kept thinking about it so I decided to do a meditation and then use my crystal pendulum to make a decision. The answer was yes so I went along and to my surprise i discovered a simple way to relieve the back pain I was experiencing. I was happy. The next day I received a call from the creator of this technique Donovan More, who was also an expert in Back Pain relief and had developed Face Lift Yoga, inviting Amy and me to attend the advanced weekend of Quantum Healing. It was free so I decided to go.  I was so pleased I had attended and besides learning that I could regrow my bones, yes it would take 2 years, I was shown a variety of ways to relieve pain and heal different ailments. In case you don’t know I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis which was a side-effect of the medication i have been on since  my kidney failure in July last year. What I was to learn that weekend was that the crush fracture I had in my back was very serious, Donovan was surprised I was...
Painting Out The Pain

Painting Out The Pain

Painting opens my heart to joy and frees my body of the pain– Suzie Cheel  The past few weeks I have been waking up with pain where I have my crush fracture and I usually start the day with meditation and EFT. One morning I heard the inner voice suggest :Why not paint out the pain?. That morning I headed to my studio and was drawn to the red watercolor crayons which then became the background layer for the painting above. I was feeling a little angry if you are wondering about the black shape that now looks like a bomb to me. Sometimes I am a bit like a bomb ready to explode especially when I was cursing the prednisolone –although my friend Ellie Walsh has helped me make peace with the drugs, well almost After completing this painting I did feel some relief and headed off to the beach for a walk and a swim. The next morning I heard the same message, Why not paint out the pain? and  headed to the studio and allowed the colors to choose me. I was quite surprised when the heart below appeared. I then felt a sense of joy and brightness as well as surprise. I conscious that while I was painting I did not notice or feel any pain. The next day I followed my intuition and again headed to the studio to paint something, this time something quite different. As my friend Joy wrote recently to me : “I observe your journey right now, as your body speaks to you, your heart says yes please to life...