Thank you so much everybody for your words and thanks regarding the Meditation – it touches me deeply that it seems to have helped so many of you and not just myself!
Pilgrim, I hope so that it will bring you relief to listen to it regularly for a while. Your “Litany of Saints” makes me smile and touches me, but I feel I am only a humble human and far from Saint, even though I do my best to grow!!
Diane, it has touched me so deeply to read that tears were running down your cheeks when listening to it, that it has so profoundly touched you … this is very good news, as it indicates healing!!
Mary, thank you for your acknowledgement and suggestions, even though practical support from my sister’s family is almost impossible as they live far away … and the children do need ME I think, as they worry about my health, That’s why they don’t leave me alone sometimes, I am convinced. They want to stay in my bedroom (even quarreling) when I want to be by myself, for instance to listen to Belleruth Naparsteks meditation which I have just downloaded (that means, it did only work when my elder son did it for me!!) Family life can be chaotic but maybe I should understand that the children want to help even if I sometimes don’t understand their behaviour… Anyway, thank you for the hint with Belleruth, I love the quiet meditation. There are some similar elements as with Louise Hay, but it is more subdued if I can say. It is good to be able to choose among various possibilities.
Pilgrim, as I have seen that Belleruth Naparstek has guided meditations for various health problems, maybe you can find an audio which is perfect for you? On Amazon, there is also sometimes the possibility to listen to an audio sample so you can decide if you like it!
Anna, the very best for working on your artistic skills, you are right to grow in that field! Sometimes we should try to do what we think we are not good at – often it is only a thought or something which was told us when we were Little Kids, and it is not the truth !!
Many Psalms have also been mentioned (especially by Diane and Anna), it is amazing that so many Psalms seem to relate to my situation … Thank you all for your precious words here!
Ah yes, and Aine, I so enjoyed reading of your hens and roosters! And Kevins and your experiences with them! So nice! We live not far from the big city, but in our neighbourhood, some people have started to have hens, there were even goats for a while, and some have got beehives … More and more urban people do gardening (or common gardening or “guerilla gardening”), and more and more of them decide to be organic farmers, be they young or midlifers. This seems to be the reverse of our technological world (which has ist advantages, as for instance this site!! and so many interesting Things we can share and learn here.
Now I go to sleep … have a good night everyone, now or a bit later!
I write here as so many comments are in between …
Wanted to say to Alicia and your husband that I am praying for you and hoping you can trust that all will get well! I know that is sometimes far from easy, but worthwile! Know that you are supported here as many have already said in this space! Blessings and prayers for healing and light!
Pilgrim, I so hope you are getting better … Another Meditation I found by Louise Hay, calmer than the other I think, might be the right one to go to sleep … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTw8EB0Nvo
Louise Hay – FULL Evening Meditation for Positive Life
Anna, thank you so much for your comment below. You know what a life with two boys can be like, and maybe we mums sometimes have a “strange” and strenuous behaviour for them …
The weather here is like in Italy yesterday, raining and quite cold. Spring was here for a short time, but then winter came back with one day of absolute chaos caused by heavy snowfalls during a whole day, when many people had already put summer tyres, and now, as I said, the temperatures are very modest.
My brother in law with whom I have been in sms contact today told me that my sister’s family with their three boys is going to Milano for the week-end, imagine that! I immediately thought of you, of course! What a “coincidence”! But they live quite far from me, in Salisburgo, so we don’t see each other very often. Well, but the circumstances of our lives have made that now I am quite often in contact with my brother in law, which was not the case before. We both want to grow in life, and that originates “synergies”.
Anyway, I would love to stay with you for some time and to enjoy your wonderful pasta or other … I love eating, far more than cooking (and I can eat as much as I want because I am not overweight, rather the contrary!) Un grande abbraccio, Ursula
Many kindnesses of many different people in the last weeks, and I think these kindnesses often reflected my own good mood and kindness!
I want to get better at giving kindnesses to my closest family members, though!
I am grateful that an X-ray exam I have had today hasn’t shown anything “new” so I can relax a little bit.
Concerning my family life, my wish is to get better at communicating and staying calm when the kids are challenging, which is the case very often in every day life. For the moment, it seems I only can relax when I am alone and when I resist doing some housework all the time … which is difficult when the kids come home and I start to be busy with many things again. I want to learn how to handle that, and to stay well at the same time! And to set boundaries which are respected so that everything gets easier for everyone! 🙂
Pilgrim, I thought of you when I was just listening to the following meditation by Louise Hay, which of course is recommended to everyone, especially when you want to get well or change other difficult points in your life (so almost everyone I guess 🙂
Louise Hay Guided Meditation – Self Love – Body Healing
Despite my optimism, I have my ups and downs and didn’t feel as well as I would have wished during the last days, so I was looking for something soothing and relaxing on the Internet, and this one was perfect for me! Actually, to have good results with it, Louise Hay recommends to listen to the meditation during at least for a month so you can be sure the changes you wish to take place are well rooted so to speak. I can only hope that I love myself enough to take the time EVERY DAY for awhile!
Blessings to you Pilgrim and all of you reading and writing here in this lounge, Ursula
Pilgrim, there is also a relaxing meditation for good and healthy sleep by Louise Hay!
😄 Good remark of the rooster pointing at yourself, Kevin 👍 but I am sure you have some clues, don’t ye?
So funny! Happy for you and your neighbour!
Thank you so much, dear Kevin! I appreciate your prayers, they are most welcome, as you know you are one of my models here on this site! –
Best to you and thank you again, Ursula
Thank you so much for your comforting words and prayers, dear Aine! I am so happy to hear that your prayers are answered in wonderful ways that you didn’t even imagine! That is wonderful news and very consolating …
I don’t think you could offend anyone by your words, because “God” is only one name for the one big mystery of which anyone of us is a part and has been created … I know some people who do say that they are not part of a religion any more, but they are seeking anyway and believing that there is “something bigger than ourselves”, “something up there” (although it is not sure if it is “up there” or rather in the “middle” of ourselves and everywhere 😉 – sorry that I don’t know how to say that in English!
I have found a beautiful citation by Johann W. Goethe however, which expresses that belief: “So that I may perceive whatever holds, the world together in its inmost folds”
Blessings to you and your husband, Aine! Ursula
Thank you so much, Diane! Your words are soothing … I struggle with myself when I am exasperated with my children and loose my temper … it’s not like that I want to be. But well, I have to accept I am human … and in the process of transforming into health on all levels which has been not healthy on many levels.
The family seems to be the most difficult level of all … and I am sure I am not the only one 😉 Ok, if I can smile, that’ s already a good sign!
Be well Diane, and enjoy your qigong! Love and Blessings, Ursula
Thank you so much for your suggestions and comments and the DVD proposal. It sounds interesting … I will have a look on Amazon, I wanted to order something anyway (although I prefer real stores normally, but in some cases it is very practical and I have to say that sometimes I am happy if I don’t have to do a lot of shopping, especially in my situation when I have enough to do with Family and household and want to relax at the same time in order to help my body and soul heal.
I talked about that just today with my doctor and psycho-oncologist, and he said some very interesting things about my struggles with the children, as you do, I just find it difficult to put it into practice when I am tired or exhausted, and in addition, as you said, I have learnt the same patterns as you did with your parents with my own parents, which makes it hard for me to implement something else. But I am a Student in that field, and I do my best to get better!!!
Thank you again for your Support, Aine! Many blessings to you and your family, Ursula
Wow, Aine, fabulous! I love the way you tell us all these joys and spread a good mood here! Thank you so much!
Happy for your prayers being answered for your husband. In what ways are they answered, if the question is allowed?
PS Could you please pray for me, too, if your prayers are so well answered? That would be absolutely great!! Thank you!
Blessings to you, and enjoy yourself and your wonderful bench! Ursula
Hi Diane, have you already listened to one of the meditations, and has it helped you? I really hope so! – Best wishes and lots of love, Ursula
Thank you so much for your appreciation, and best to you, Diane! Blessings, Ursula
Pilgrim, I wish you are getting better in every way! Did you listen to one of the meditations, and did it help you? – Best wishes and lots of love, Ursula
Hi Anna, I will surely remind what ancient Latin people said. Yesterday in the evening, I was so tired and also desperate because I didn’t feel well during some days … so I stopped and listened to the Meditation I mention above, by Louise Hay, to inspire self love and complete healing! The question is to change your mind and think positive things about yourself and everything, especially training your mind to think good things about your body and healing so that facts will follow your Imagination and affirmations. I train myself regularly now!
Yes, Italian is one of the languages pupils can choose here – it depends on the school. SOme can choose French or Spanish, or Latin or Italian, depending on the school. Seems that here in my surroundings there are some Italian learners!
Regarding the Italian saying, thank you for the Invitation again!!
Ciao Anna, like you, I feel a lack of energy currently and don’t have the time and energy to write so much. Grateful to read from you and other fellow people and friends of this great grateful community!
I didn’t mention that in the last week, I have had various people reaching out for help with Italian for their sons! So I had already one student here with me, his brother will need some lessons too, and another one is already asking to come here and study with me, too. In Addition, I have a master thesis to correct – all this work has come to me within a week, and it was one of my wishes for a long time to get this work. Now it is almost “too much” at a time, as I have to take care of my well-being and health, and so many things are ahead in a few weeks time – a treatment with radiofrequency ablation, and if it goes well – heaven please hear me! – my doctor suggests to follow the group to Umbria for the “di qui passò Francesco” with a week’s delay… We’ll see!
I urgently need some time for me, that is true, but I have no idea how I will feel after the Intervention.
Well, you see, Italy is coming towards me anyway, in the form of Italian lessons in any case! :-))
Tanti saluti, Ursula
Thank you for your prayers, Mary, I do need them especially now! Yes of course, my favourite flowers!
Thanks for thinking of me, at the moment I have many things to do and not so much energy to write on here, but am thinking of the people in this Forum.
Best to you, dear Mary! Ursula
Dear Pilgrim, sorry to answer only now. I have been quite busy for some days and continue to be …
I wish you to release the old painful feelings, step by step! Weeping can be very good to wash something away … sometimes it is needed, and as you say that you have lived “robotically” for the last few years, a guess quite a lot of stress has accumulated, so continue to wash it away! There you go!
After weeping, there is time to smile and to laugh again … From the book of Ecclesiastes:
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
The time to laugh and to dance will come back for you soon, PIlgrim, I am convinced!!
I have only started to live again not a long time ago, and this was after the difficult “illness chapter”. Many things have been evolving in a very good direction since, and continue to do so just recently. Every new birth is accompanied by labour pain! I wish you a newborn “Pilgrim Baby”, you will see it is beautiful!
Best to you, love, Ursula
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