Today I am posting much, I know. Sorry that my posts are so long today … but I have some more news!
With a hint from one of my doctors, maybe I told you that I heard from a therapy which seems a good solution for me (at least I do hope so) but which is quite expensive (and the company which offers it seemed a little suspicious to me, too … won’t tell you more).
I told my sister about it, and somehow, doing research on the Internet, she managed to find a doctor ...
I told my sister about it, and somehow, doing research on the Internet, she managed to find a doctor in Germany who does the same treatment in a little different scheme (and therefore less expensive in the beginning, later on we’ll see if it is repeated), and, what’s more, seems more reliable to me!
So I phoned there, sent my clinical reports and had the answer that the treatment is recommended for me (they said that there have even been successful treatments of my rare disease). I will go there for my first part of the treatment in a few weeks time!
And guess who helped me? I just became Aware, I don’t know how, when reading one of Patricks posts that the day I phoned there
was the Day of Saint Francis! What a coincidence! Or serendipity, a Diane would say! Wow!!!
So I am grateful to Saint Francis, my sister of course!, all of you here, and my Family, my husband and children and friends who are helping me to bear the illness and who care about me …
And my mum who promised that I wouldn’t have to worry about the costs … which is a big help too, of Course!
So I have many many reasons to be grateful today!
And I am grateful for a most beautiful tree which I have seen a few times recently when passing by in my car, a...
And I am grateful for a most beautiful tree which I have seen a few times recently when passing by in my car, and of which I managed to take a photo today (but the weather wasn’t as beautiful as the days before, so the leaves didn’t shine as bright as during the past days …)
Anna, thank you so much for joining me and others in prayer on Tuesdays. By the way, everyone can pray for his or her own issues and/or for others – as you find it fits best.
Interesting story I read in a book which I bought today about Martha’s Prayer (written by the spiritual healer whom I consultes and who wrote the beautiful book which I talked about earlier :
Martha was the sister of Lazarus who was awakened by Jesus. She also was the sister (it is supposed) of ...
Martha was the sister of Lazarus who was awakened by Jesus. She also was the sister (it is supposed) of Mary from Magdala who is considered Jesus’ companion in the Gnostic writings. She is also the one who complained about her sister listening to Jesus instead of helping her in the household. (That’s why she is considered the patron Saint of housewifes.)
But also she told Jesus she believed firmly that he was the Life and the Resurrection and expressed her belief he could awaken her brother Lazarus.
Later on in her life, she sailed with her brother and sister miraculously to a haven in France in a boat where they had been put which was withiut sail or wheel. The place is now calked Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. There she lived in a cave and was known for singing Aramaic prayers.
The place was terrorised by a Dragon which was feared by everyone, so one day Martha was asked for help. She promised and sang even louder and more fervently, till the Dragon came to her cave and, enchanted by her soft and beautiful voice, lay down to her feet. He permitted her to lay her veil around his neck and later on walked him (like a dog it seems 😉
That’s why she is considered strong and soft at the same time, and this way she banned the dangerous animal.
Later on she teached her disciples (women) and therefore is not only venerated as the patron Saint of housewifes but also for her intellectual and teaching qualities and her strong belief in God.
At the end of her life, when she wanted to die as her sister had passed away but worried for her disciples, Jesus seems to have promised to her that whatever her disciples would ask in her name with a pure heart, would be granted by him personally!
Beautiful story, isn’ t it?
By the way, the place where the dragon (‘Tarasca’) lived is called Tarascon since.
And Martha’s story speaks very much to me! Housewife (not always with infinite joy ;-), teacher and intellectual woman, and a very spiritual person – she has so much in common with all of us here!
Blessings! Ursula ✨❇
Christina, I definitely love your sharings! Thank you! 🌺
Another one … But no comparaison with the moment when the would shine brightly!
Yesterday I couldn’t but now I will try!
A hug, dear Manda! ❤ 💓 💕 💖 💗
nice to see you again! No coincidence 😉, I just turned on my phone again for something else, and the first thing I got to see was a notification about your post 😃
And of course I know Botticellis Venere, come no? And it’s wonderful!
No I go to sleep, buona notte carissima!! 😚🌕
Thank you for your honest words, Patrick!
I find it incredible that your sister prayed that same prayer when you both were younger! You are right, the wording seems a bit – well, old fashioned maybe -, but as you say and the Person who wrote the book, the Intention and connecting ourselves to the healing energy is what is healing!
And the best form of prayer, as she tells in her book, is probably one that an old friar in a well-known monastery in her region suggested. He s...
And the best form of prayer, as she tells in her book, is probably one that an old friar in a well-known monastery in her region suggested. He said, when asked how he prayed:
“I don’t pray, I just hold my heart in the loving presence of God.” Wonderful, isn’t it?
Thank you for making an effort in joining me on Tuesdays, anyway!!!
Happy you are healing, dear Palm!
Have you ever tried eyebright (euphrasia)? It is a medicinal herb. Taking a very small quantity of it, allowing to infuse for only half a minute with boiling water, then waiting till it is lukewarm, and washing your eyes with it is a blessing for your eyes (in German we call it consolation of the eyes 😉
Best to you, take care!
like Palm said you find lots of meditations by Louise on YouTube. I like ‘Morning Meditation to heal your body’ and ‘Evening Meditation’ for instance. The short ones don’t contain advertisment in General, maybe one before starting but some no one at all. But recently I tried a new (longer) one and was abruptly interrupted by an ad in the middle of a deep Relaxation, which is especially disruptive and annoying.
So make sure before (maybe ha...
So make sure before (maybe have a look at the comments in the Meditation itself) that it doesn’t contain any!
Good luck – and good Relaxation!!
Thank you Pilgrim, for this inspiring poem!
May your mind be serene and your days blessed with feeling at home in your life!
With love, Ursula
Thank you Manda for one more lovely story!
And when you say you are a “hodgepodge” believer you are not alone 😉 – as I said to Patrick in a longer post below, the “Martha” energy or quality exists in many traditional religions or beliefs, and even the Native Indian “White Buffalo Woman” represents the same idea as Martha does, I have learned!
Have a cozy week-end in your most beautiful surroundings, dear friend!
Yes, Patrick, of course!
I got to know a prayer this year which I hadn’t used till now. My husband had given a wonderful book with old traditional prayers to me at Easter. When checking out the homepage of the author, a woman who is a spiritual “healer” and uses very old prayers which were used by popular (rural) healers in former times and which se grew up with, I found the following prayer and learned that it can be used in very difficult times.
It is prayed during 9 wee...
It is prayed during 9 weeks always on Tuesdays (it’s called a “novena” – 9 weeks).
Prayer to St. Martha to be prayed for nine consecutive Tuesdays with a blessed candle lighted.
(It should be a white candle which is only used for this purpose; you can bless it yourself if you don’t find a blessed one. Just connect yourself to the Divine energy from the bottom of your heart and speak a silent blessing.)
It is said that this novena is so efficient that before the ninth Tuesday, very often you will have received what you desired.
O, Admirable Holy Martha,
I have recourse to you
and I count on your aid in my trials.
In thanksgiving, I promise you
to propagate this prayer everywhere.
Comfort me in my worries and difficulties
I humbly beg you.
By the immense joy which filled your soul
when you received the Savior of the World
in your home in Bethany,
I ask you to intercede for me and my family,
so that we may keep God in our hearts
and thus we may deserve to get the help
to our needs especially in the situation
which oppresses me now.
(Mention your intention.)
I implore you in all our needs.
Help us to surmount the difficulties,
you who have victoriously fought the Devil.
Say 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be,
then three times: Saint Martha, pray for us.
Interesting: In Italian and in German, it is the Dragon, in English the Devil that she victoriously fought.
Although it might be difficult for many to speak such old prayers with somewhat old fashioned words, and also there might be sometimes a sentiment a bit strange when speaking such prayers, I will do it.
The Lady who wrote the book and many other people she knows as well as people all over the World pray it every Tuesday. For more explications about Martha see below in my post to Anna.
Everyone is welcome to join! Martha is or was, like Anna said, a “modern” woman in many aspects and stands for an energy which is strong (warrior) and soft at the same time. That is also why it is said on Tuesdays (day of Mars – in Italian martedí – which is a warrior God, but only in his negative sense he’s a God of cruelty. In a positive sense he stands for an energy of strength which brings things and matters “off the ground”.
I have also learned that in other traditions , the “Martha” quality or energy is equivalent to “Tara” (Buddhism), Rabia of Basra (Islam) or “White Buffalo Woman” in the Lakota Tradition.
And – which is important – the Dragon (in the English prayer called “Devil) stands for our own inner “Dragons” and should’nt (and can’t !!) be killed but only tamed by gentleness … A very good metaphor in my opinion!
So feel free to join … the combined energy of so many people praying together, although maybe not all have the same intention in their prayers (but we can include all of these prayers in our minds) seems to have a very strong and healing effect!
Well, the woman who I am talking about was born in a place where members of her own family and others healed with prayers. I am sure this exists everywhere in the world! She has also been in contact with shamans of other traditions and studied psychotherapeutic methods.
My personal opinion is, many of us (all of us) are or could be spiritual healers. In fact we do have all these qualities in us, but maybe haven’t all developed them … So we need some help! (we also go to a D...
My personal opinion is, many of us (all of us) are or could be spiritual healers. In fact we do have all these qualities in us, but maybe haven’t all developed them … So we need some help! (we also go to a Doctor when we can’t help us with natural or other methods).
In difficult times it can be a support to have someone who does the prayers and energy work for you (in addition to my own spiritual techniques or moments, including walks in the Woods!!); my experience is that when I feel weak, I feel a lack of “spiritual power” … you know what I mean?
In addition, it seems many people are praying on Tuesdays, and this may be an additional factor for creating a “healing field”, as she suggests in her book (which I like very much). We are all interconnected. She explains everything, every paragraph of the prayer text is also interpreted (from a spiritual but also practical and therapeutic point of view).
Did I answer your question, Anna? I hope so! I would like to write more but do not have enough time now!
Wishing you and everybody a wonderful Friday (day of Venus and Freya, beautiful and powerful women!)! Ursula
I join Anna in her thoughts about your story, Trevor. Try to be loving with yourself, and make ‘baby steps’. Maybe you could listen to one of Louise Hay’s meditations on youtube, if you like that. I just think that wearing robes and making vows is NOT a good idea because I have the impression that this would be a harsh act that you do to yourself. My impression … Excuse me for expressing it if I am wrong!
Lovely photo, really!
Sounds wonderful, Manda! I hope you have a good day today as well! <3 <3
Welcome Anna! 💗☀ 🙏
Well, Aine,it’s quite funny because yesterday I posted a Special prayer below in an answer to Anna – Saint Marthas prayer which is prayed during 9 weeks every Tuesday and shall bring fulfilling to the most difficult issues, it is said.
And guess what I read on a site where there was the english Version of the prayer? That if you want to sell your house, you should pray it! And I thought of you, of course!
If you like, read what I wrote to Anna … and maybe join...
If you like, read what I wrote to Anna … and maybe join those who say the prayer on Tuesdays! I will do it from next week on (well actually, I made a start yesterday already – I am in Need for my health!)
Of Course, Patrick, I will do so! Aine is right I think when she says this man must have many unmet needs. And as Anna says, even though it is not easy to be in the presence of a person like this, I will pray for him and visualize him surrounded by the Light of God! Thank you for asking, dear Patjos!
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