especially Ose – I wanted to thank you for your post yesterday but it didn’t work, I lost my post 3 times and then gave up. Thank you for your heartfelt post to Sharon, myself and everyone. I wish you an entire healing from your baby trauma (by the way it seems that we are having something in common in this field, too), and yes I share your admiration for Sharon’s attitude.
Sharon, if you are reading this, we would be glad to read from you and ...
Sharon, if you are reading this, we would be glad to read from you and you can be sure that we are holding you in our hearts and prayers in this community
And Anna – I can’t press the “reply”-button to your post – I am always happy to read from you and so very sorry you are feeling bad and have such pain!! I hope it is already easier and that your kinesiologist can help!!! Sometimes I ask myself how you can go to work when you are not feeling well … Get better dear friend, and take care!! Hugs!!
Thank you Aine for your post as well, and for speaking about your illness and getting well slowly. You are right, often we forget how long it takes to heal and patience and self-compassion are so much needed.
Funny also because today I was at the doctor’s for a blood control (they had forgotten to take some parameters a week ago when I did one already), and I found an Invitation to a round table with a cancer survivor talking about mindfulness and self compassion! Of course I immediately thought of the gratefulness community! (Btw I won’t be here when the round table takes place for the 1st time because I will be in Germany for my treatment.)
To tell the truth I am really nervous at the moment I will have one more exam tomorrow and when I am nervous and not able to concentrate on optimism and letting go of fear 100 %, I always feel some pain which makes me even more nervous! When I am in a good mood, I generally feel well. I think usually it is this way round!
So optimism and letting go instead of worrying contribute to feeling better or well! I admire one of my pilgrimage companions whom I phoned recently. Her diagnosis seems worse than mine but she says she has stopped worrying at all and just is enjoying her life. (She is a little younger than me and has a son as well, although she lives separated from her partner and her son is often with his Dad.) She seems more joyous than most people I know … So I say to myself that hers might be an attitude which makes it possible to overcome illness!
Thank you Diane for assuring me of your prayers!!! I am so glad I get so much support from you here! This is really a priceless support! And I feel so much love from you! Thank you so much! To all the others who are praying for me as well of course! Our mutual support feels like a warm blanket for me!
Thank you Aine for your prayers as well, and for telling your story! I am so glad you found a good treatment for yourself and above all, that now you are getting the confirmation that you did the right thing – which is really encouraging!!!!
Blessings to all of you, my dear gratefulness friends !
Thank you Manda for your message! I would like to answer a little more after because, as I said to Ose and Anna below, my mum is visiting today and I want to prepare some things. So I am quite busy at the moment.
I wish you a wonderful weekend in your wonderful natural surroundings, days full of sunshine and beautiful colours of trees, and much happiness and shared moments with your loved Jack bear! And wonderful food! You are a great cook as I know!
HUGS, dear Manda!
Thank you Ose for your message! I would like to answer a little more after because, as I said to Anna below, my mum is visiting today and I want to prepare some things. So I am quite busy at the Moment.
I wish you a wonderful autumn weekend full of sunshine and beautiful colours of trees, and much healing, dear OSE!
Good morning Anna, I just checked in to see if you have posted anything. How are you my dear? Could the kinesiologist help? I hope so!
I will not be online much now, because I am at home with my elder son (the rest of the family is on a short week-end Holiday) and my mum will come and visit us today. So I would like to prepare some things and do some cleaning … My son has promised to help me! And he has already helped me yesterday and did some shopping for me in the morning.
I wish you a beautiful weekend too, dear Anna, a weekend full of sunshine and feeling well! Take care my dear!
PS Have you tried Louise Hays meditations? I hope this can help you feel better!
HUGS, un grande abbraccio!
Dear Pilgrim, so sorry I forgot to mention YOU when thanking everybody for the prayers!! So many thanks dear Pilgrim friend! Sometimes I get a little confused with all the comments and answers to my posts which have been popping up in the meantime, and it happens that I may no answer to each one! Of course I DO know that you are one of my steady supporters!
Love and blessings to you, Pilgrim!
And Manda, thank you for your support as well! And for one more beautiful post telling u...
And Manda, thank you for your support as well! And for one more beautiful post telling us your infinite gratitude for your lovely Violet and nature and nourishing food and people and adventures …
Have a beautiful day, dear Manda!
Dear Manda, thank you so much for your MOST BEAUTIFUL photos! You must be living in WONDERFUL surroundings, and I would LOVE to visit the places you often tell us about … And you are an AMAZING photographer!
Thank you so much for sharing! And I always love your descriptions of your environment, your day, your adventures, your beloved animals and pets … Have you ever thought of writing a book? Or at least one of these small booklets with pictures and texts? That’s what...
Thank you so much for sharing! And I always love your descriptions of your environment, your day, your adventures, your beloved animals and pets … Have you ever thought of writing a book? Or at least one of these small booklets with pictures and texts? That’s what I am thinking of when I see your photos and writings …
I am grateful for reading and looking at them, dear friend!
Have a beautiful, peace-filled and magical day, dear Manda!
Wow, so touching, Aine!
I often notice that when I am thinking of something, my children (or my husband) pronounces just what I had thought, a second later …
Amazing! Telepathy does work, I have experienced it so often!
Thank you Aine for your long post … starting with the description of the wonderful scent of the pine needles in the heat. I absolutely LOVE that scent! It is so seldom here in my country! I once got to know it on one of the Canary Islands, La Palma. Here the climate is different, and there are not so many pines as well.
Thank you also for the description of the little chickens, this time I could see them in my mind’s eye! So cute!!
Thank you also for your descripti...
Thank you also for your description of healing and how it evolves cyclically rather than in a linear way. This is also true for my own healing but I hadn’t thought of it so clearly yet. And the image of “wandering in the woods” is true in many ways, too 🙂 although it is not so nice to do it without a map when you are feeling you got lost!
And the soup recipe sounds delicious, and the description of the zucchetta too! I am not an enthusiastic cook but I would love to taste this soup, dear Aine!
Have a nice day! Ursula
Oh, that would be fabulous, Diane! As you said to Anna, your description sounds like yours is a dreamland … and I feel your joy that your dream has come true! I am so happy for you!!
Ok, so we dream on sitting by the fire together, you and me and maybe all our lovely friends who come here to visit on the gratefulness site …
Yes, I will be traveling to Germany in a week’s time, and I am a little nervous … although next week they will only take my blood and...
Yes, I will be traveling to Germany in a week’s time, and I am a little nervous … although next week they will only take my blood and give me a vitamine Infusion. I so hope it is the right decision to make this treatment, but my enthusiasm has been replaced lately by nervosity …
So more candles and prayers are welcome!
Thank you, dear friend, for your support! And thank you for your stories about your home and surroundings, I love reading them and visualizing your cozy little home with the stove!!
Dear Anna, can you read minds? 😉
Like you, I was so tired yesterday that I went to bed (my younger son joined me because he couldn’t sleep), but I had the firm Intention to do the prayer once more. The altar is in our bedroom, so I thought I would light the candle a few minutes later … but I fell asleep.
In the middle of the night I woke up, and I decided to light the candle, apologizing to St Martha that it would be a short prayer this time … which comforte...
In the middle of the night I woke up, and I decided to light the candle, apologizing to St Martha that it would be a short prayer this time … which comforted me nontheless!
Then I went to bed again, putting my headphones on and listening to a guided Meditation for Self love Body Healing by Louise Hay.
This morning, I listened to it again, but I think I fell asleep, and as I woke up, there was a most beautiful music coming out of my headphones (which my husband had recorded on my mp3-Player, a very cheap gadget which I had bought for my pilgrimage but which works adequately). The music was a Clarinet Concerto in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
So I woke up in a good mood! Fantastic!
And you, cara, did you fall asleep in front of the TV? I imagine your working day … and I think we felt the same way! 😉
Hope your headache is gone!!! Wishing you a perfect day, cara amica!
Thank you for these beautiful descriptions, dear Diane!
Hugs to you! How I would like to sit near your beautiful fire with you … ;-))
Thank you Anna! I had just been thinking of you! And I was so busy (with my sons working for school tests and so on, and I had been helping them) that I hadn’t been able to put the reminder before!
I have already prayed this morning, but for many reasons I will do another prayer!
Blessings dear Anna! And thank you so much! A big hug!
Thank you so much for this post, Aine! As for Anna, it is balm on my soul for me, as well!
For reasons I do not (yet) understand, as I am focusing on gratitude and prayer and feeling inner peace for a short time (which I was so happy about), life is challenging me in sending me situations and people who make it difficult for me to keep my heart open and feel the peace. There are people actually who manage to provoke (or evoke) very bad instincts and a kind of hatred in me … . It ...
For reasons I do not (yet) understand, as I am focusing on gratitude and prayer and feeling inner peace for a short time (which I was so happy about), life is challenging me in sending me situations and people who make it difficult for me to keep my heart open and feel the peace. There are people actually who manage to provoke (or evoke) very bad instincts and a kind of hatred in me … . It is likely an instinct to protect myself from negative energy which I feel I am delivered to. I struggled very much with it.
So thank you for your (de)lightful post, dear friend! Have a peace-filled day, Aine and everyone!
Vielen Dank, liebe Sylvie! Ich wünsche dir auch alles Gute!
I am thinking of you, too! I am sure you will recover from the grief, but take your time to mourn first! As you know, there are 4 or 5 steps of grief, denial, anger, mourning, dealing and healing. I read that healing does not occur magically in one single moment, but it is rather a gradual process that takes time.
Come here if you can, as many others said, we are here to support you!
Much love to you!
Wish you to get better soon, cara!
Aine, I completely agree and your post made me smile!
Me, too, as Diane and you I was thinking of slw. Slw, I hope you feel the support in your heart and mind! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Hope you feel a little lighter!
Wow, thank you Manda!! Your posts sre always wonderful!!!
I would like to know your region … But it’s far away …
Manda, I explained a while ago why I am doing the novena praying. Maybe you can find the entry below … In a long post to Anna. Otherwise I have to find another moment to write, now I go for a little walk before the sun goes down completely! 💗
Dear slw, your partner is suffering as you do, and of Course no one is to blame that you lost them! If this is the reason he leaves you, then he has a big problem with himself, I think (let me say normally this is due to his own childhood trauma, which I do not know).
Maybe you can try to honor the time he has been with you, feel your love for him although he seems not to deserve it right now. Give him time. Who knows, maybe he comes back after a while when his own grief has lessened. ...
Maybe you can try to honor the time he has been with you, feel your love for him although he seems not to deserve it right now. Give him time. Who knows, maybe he comes back after a while when his own grief has lessened. And GIVE YOURSELF LOVE! This is so important!
I can recommend listening to Louise Hays meditations on YouTube … she’s great! I hope you will find one which is not interrupted by advertisements, which unfortunately happens sometimes and is very disturbing!
I send you a smile even if it doesn’t feel like it for you!! You will see, “all shall be well”, and your grief will go by. Hold on to hope!!! Very important!!!! (I say this as I do my best to heal from an illness which is supposed to be “serious”)
I hear you and I understand your grief. I, too, have lost a child and although it was in the very beginning of my first pregnancy I know how it is difficult for the couple. I have had children after (and life with children isn’t always but a joy, either, it has been difficult in other aspects, too – this isn’t meant to make your grief “less important”!!
I know about trauma, I can tell you that almost everyone here has known not just one of it!
And I know there are times that you absolutely need to talk about it!! So I wish you from my heart of hearts to find the right person to listen to you, to say the words which can make a little light in the dark for you, and to know when it is better to say nothing.
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