and special thanks to all of you who have sent me so lovely messages!!!!!!
I have been so busy since I came home, but I want to tell you that I am sound and safe … and plan to stay like that 🙂
My boys are home because they are on holiday since I came back, and I am already preparing my next travel – with my family this time! You imagine that I have lots of laundry to wash again so that everything is prepared for our travel and the boys being b...
My boys are home because they are on holiday since I came back, and I am already preparing my next travel – with my family this time! You imagine that I have lots of laundry to wash again so that everything is prepared for our travel and the boys being back to school when we’ll be back at the end of the week …
So sorry that I didn’t answer before! Coming home has been a bit of stress on Friday … I was so enjoying sitting in the sun and having a lunch after the appointment, but had to rush to the train station so that I could get my train … It would have been good for me to rest a bit! Now I am nervous again, but pray and visualize that all will go well for me with the treatment!
I am fortunate that tomorrow is Martha’s Day so that I can tell her all my hopes and ask for her support! I REALLY need it! Of course I do pray often these days, and as I light candles I always think of you here in this lovely and loving gratefulness community, friends near and far …
Thank you SOOOO MUCH for your support!
In two days, I will have to get up early once more because when I bought the reservation today, the train was already full so that we will have to start very early … and we don’t want to arrive too late, as it is getting dark after 5.00 p.m. since they changed the time yesterday.
Sorry that I couldn’t post photos yet, I will have to try to take photos of the famous Cathedral when I’m back in Ulm!
Diane, I am so happy to read that you feel better again!
Anna, thank you for your thoughts. It has got quite cold here and we had a storm yesterday, and today when I went to the train station with the kids it suddenly started to snow (?) – well it was kind of snow!
Manda, Palm, Aine, Dakki, Sylvie, Pilgrim, Patjos … thank you so much for your lovely posts and thinking of me! And for posting encouraging experiences and words which are of comfort in difficult moments!
Hope I haven’t forgotten anyone! I am with you in my thoughts and suppose the same is true for all of you traveling with me to Ulm in your thoughts (I know you girls and guys 😉 – I will try to let you know how I am feeling after the treatment, I hope it will work well, for me and for the internet connection!
HUGS to you!! “See” you soon!
I have arrived in Germany and thanks to technology (and free Wifi here which works perfectly) I can even leave a message for you here!
Thank you for all the blessings, prayers and good wishes! I am feeling them because I have had a perfect day, despite getting up early and my younger son feeling ill this morning … I tried to get him some ‘medicine’ (gave him herbal tea that I had fortunately prepared, and looked for homeopathic pills in my home ...
Thank you for all the blessings, prayers and good wishes! I am feeling them because I have had a perfect day, despite getting up early and my younger son feeling ill this morning … I tried to get him some ‘medicine’ (gave him herbal tea that I had fortunately prepared, and looked for homeopathic pills in my home pharmacy), and I was lucky to get all the trains I needed – just at the right moment!
In one of the trains I had a very nice man sotting beside me, a musician (opera singer) from Latin America (which matched perfectly with my Spanish knowledge), and we had a nice conversation. He even asked me if I could give him some German classes or maybe also translate his master thesis, because although I find his German very good, he has difficulty to write the thesis in a foreign language. Anyway, it was nice and the time went by quickly!
In the next train I felt a bit tired and listened to one of my meditations, and it was perfect because having crossed the border, in Germany the sun came out and shone on my face! And the beautiful tree colours were a blessing for my eyes!
I also saw some clouds (what was the name for cloud lovers, Manda?) which let me think of an angel with huge wings … which comforted me because lately I often heard a bad inner voice telling me that ‘it’ wouldn’t work … Maybe it’s my old fears and lack of self-love!!
When I arrived in Ulm, I walked very much, I made all the way by foot. By the way, the hotel is near the Danube river and, best of all, just a few steps from the doctor! This is a coincidence because when I booked the hotel (which I knew because I’ve been here before), I didn’t know. But I go there tomorrow, I have just looked where it was.
Of course I visited also the most beautiful Cathedral, which is known for its very high tower, to make a prayer (for all my friends here as well!). And the light inside, falling through the stained glass windows, was fantastic!
So you see, although I have been nervous lately, I feel fantastic tonight!
The man was of course sitting beside me, not sotting!
Thank you all for your good wishes. And thank you Anna for being here at 9.30 pm., I have lit my candle and prayed again (after I had already done it this morning).
I have to admit that I hasn’t been easy today for me. I am not in a good mood, and in the evening I have had an argument with my son which ended in a bad mood for the whole family.
I am also aware that I am not able to provide the support which would be important for my children, either because they don’...
I am also aware that I am not able to provide the support which would be important for my children, either because they don’t want me to do it or because I am too busy with my own issues … and often too tired. And sometimes I talk to them in a way which I don’t want them to talk to me and others … and I am as negative as my own parents were with me. That’s hard but the truth.
Also, I notice that by trying to suppress my own health issues, I hardly talk to them about it, and although I had told them that we will go to Germany together next week (they have a school holiday then), I hadn’t told them that I go there myself for a treatment this week already. (I thought I had mentioned that, but …)
So tomorrow I start my first travel to Germany for an appointment with the specialist, who will take my blood first. Then a week after I am supposed to have the treatment as such.
I am sorry that today I am not able to answer all your lovely posts, but thank you everyone who has written to me or been thinking of me and sending me prayers!
Blessings to all!
Today is Martha’s Day again. I post the text in German today, I think I haven’t done that yet
Gebet zur Heiligen Martha
Oh Heilige Martha, du Wunderbare.
Ich nehme Zuflucht zu deiner Hilfe.
Mich ganz auf dich verlassend,
dass du mir in meinen Nöten helfen
und in meinen Prüfungen beistehen wirst.
Zum Dank dafür verspreche ich dir,
dieses Gebet überall zu verbreiten.
Bei der großen Freude, welche dein Herz erfüllte,
Bei der großen Freude, welche dein Herz erfüllte,
als du in deinem Heim in Bethanien
den Heiland der Welt beherbergtest,
flehe ich zu dir um Fürbitte für mich und meine Familie,
dass wir unseren lieben Vater in unserem Herzen bewahren
und also das Heilmittel unserer Bedürftigkeit zu erlangen verdienen.
Vor allen bei dieser Sorge, die mich gegenwärtig bedrückt …
(hier das Anliegen nennen)
Ich flehe dich an, du Helferin in aller Not.
Bitte besiege die Schwierigkeiten
so wie du den Drachen besiegtest,
bis er zu deinen Füßen lag.
Im Anschluss an das Martha-Gebet beten wir:
ein „Ave Maria“,
ein “Ehre sei dem Vater”
drei mal “Heilige Martha, bitte für uns”
Dear Always Learning,
I wish you the best possible outcome and healing for yourvtransplant! Being in Germany for a treatment right now and praying for the Gratefulness Community in the Ulm Cathedral as I said in the Gratitude Lounge, I am including you in my prayers!
I want to welcome you, too, and I share Diane’s words entirely! It is a really amazing, wonderful and supporting community here and many of us can relate how others words can be si helpful in difficult times, but we also share joys and wonderful experiences and learn so much from each other!
I hope you will continue to visit, as Diane says! Blessings on your gratefulness journey!
may your soul find peace as you honour the loss of your twins.
Buona sera, cara Anna! As you read, I am now in the City of Ulm, Einstein’s birth place and the town with the highest Campanile in the world as I read just now. Have you ever visited it?
Thank you so much for your thoughts and comforting words, dear Anna! I am glad you can understand my worries with my sons, as you share some of the experiences with boys … And as Diane says, we mums often think we have to be perfect! Well… my sons teach me that perfection is is superf...
Thank you so much for your thoughts and comforting words, dear Anna! I am glad you can understand my worries with my sons, as you share some of the experiences with boys … And as Diane says, we mums often think we have to be perfect! Well… my sons teach me that perfection is is superfluous, they just came home with bad marks in German and English (their mother tongue, and a foreign language when their mum is a Language person’ 😉)!!
You are right, I am VERY lucky to have the advantage to be able to benefit from medical progress with this special method, and to live in a part of the world where we have medical treatment available (and my parents who support me financially)! This is a great gift for which I am incredibly grateful!
Plus I have the luxury to have a little holiday which is good for me, too! Thank you, Anna, for your support!
I am glad that your referendum went well … and as I read, it was successful!
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers, dear Kevin! Your support means so much to me!
Thank you so much for your comforting words, dear Lunamagicae!
And so nice you say Ursala instead of Ursula, because children often pronounce my name this way, and an aunt of mine still does, she never changed it!
Thank you so much for your loving words, dear Diane! I am so deeply touched by what you say to me … It is difficult to express what I feel when reading it!
Diane, I bow before you when I read what you are feeling right now, physical and emotional pain, and at the same time you are expressing deep gratitude … This is almost incredible for me, that you are able to welcome all the hardship in your ‘guest house’ (Rumi) although you are suffering! May you feel ease...
Diane, I bow before you when I read what you are feeling right now, physical and emotional pain, and at the same time you are expressing deep gratitude … This is almost incredible for me, that you are able to welcome all the hardship in your ‘guest house’ (Rumi) although you are suffering! May you feel ease of your pain dear friend!!! I am praying for you! I will light a virtual candle for you right now, visualizing the wonderful Cathedral of Ulm, and the sacred place where candles are burning …
Maybe I can take a picture next time when I go there and post it here! I hope the light will be good so I can do this!
Vielen, vielen Dank, liebe Sylvie! Es freut mich, dass du hier geschrieben hast – hab an dich gedacht, als ich das Video hier hereingestellt hab. Und dein Englisch ist doch perfekt, du kannst ruhig öfter schreiben! 😉
Alles Liebe, Ursula
Thank you so much, dear Diane, liebe Freundin 😊 (dear friend in German). Glad that you love the video!
Are you feeling better, Diane? I didn’t feel well at all today but as I have put on my cozy home slippers and a heat cushion for my abdomen and pelvis I am feeling better.
Anyway, I will go to bed early, this means that at 8.30 pm I am already in my bedroom with view on my ‘altar’ and enjoying the stillness here … and that I won’t do any more ...
Anyway, I will go to bed early, this means that at 8.30 pm I am already in my bedroom with view on my ‘altar’ and enjoying the stillness here … and that I won’t do any more chores. After having recharged the batteries of my mp3 player, I will listen to another meditation and then sleep.
Liebe Diane, take care of yourself and enjoy your cup of tea! Abd maybe some more soothing music . ..
Bear hugs from here as well! And blessings!
Thank you very much for your good wishes, dear Ose!
As you asked me some days ago about what we have in common: I referred to an episode as a newborn baby when I was so ill and none of the doctors realised that I was suffering from pyloric stenosis. So they sent my mum away telling her she was hysteric.
When she finally went to the hospital with me it was at the last minute so to say. She had to leave me alone there and go home with the baby-stroller which was now empty! And I ...
When she finally went to the hospital with me it was at the last minute so to say. She had to leave me alone there and go home with the baby-stroller which was now empty! And I was all alone, in mortal fear, I imagine …
They operated me after having rehydrated me, and when I came finally back home everyone opened their mouths, they hardly could believe I was still alive … And all the time I had been alone in the hospital. (Not many months as you did,lthough)
I like to imagine that some very loving and motherly nurse was caring for me when I was there at the hospital, I am sure! One day the idea came to me (not very long ago) and it is comforting to me.
Also, when I listen to Louise Hay’s meditations, she says “Imagine your inner child” in some of them, and that’s what I do now regularly, and it is easier now for me to take this child in my arms and be loving to it, and what it is most important, this inner child is smiling to me!
Wishing you healing, dear Ose!
Thank you Kevin, great photo! I love it!
I wrote to Manda above about my week-end. I was glad that my son helped me, and I imagine your joy when you came home and found them cleaning their rooms!
I hope everything went well with the referendum. Hope we won’t have to discuss politics here 😉
Anna, yesterday I went to a chapel which was made a little Museum, and it is under St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. It is a very old chapel which had been found years ago when they made the tube (...
Anna, yesterday I went to a chapel which was made a little Museum, and it is under St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. It is a very old chapel which had been found years ago when they made the tube (subway) in Vienna.
There are interesting Ornaments, and in the audioguide there was some Gregorian Chant. Beautiful! I was thinking of you!
Have a nice day, Anna!
If you want to have a look at the Chapel, here’s the link: http://www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte/virgilkapelle.html
Thank you so much for all your good wishes, dear Manda! My week-end has been quite busy, but as I already mentioned, my son has been lovely and done some cleaning and shopping for me (he went to two different stores, 3 times in all for me).
When my mum came, we made a walk to the forest first, and she wanted to pick up leaves for my little niece who goes to Kindergarten and who is going to make a lantern decorated with beautiful leaves for St. Martin’s … here in my country ...
When my mum came, we made a walk to the forest first, and she wanted to pick up leaves for my little niece who goes to Kindergarten and who is going to make a lantern decorated with beautiful leaves for St. Martin’s … here in my country they are doing lantern processions for the small ones, it’s a Tradition ..
Well, in the end we had MANY wet leaves and were completely wet, too, because it had started to rain and the rain had got quite intense … We had to dry the leaves before starting to cook, and my mum helped me with the cooking.
After lunch (which we ate a bit later than usual for my mum, I am used to that :-)), I suggested to make an apple pie, and it was delicious! My mum who is usually very disciplined with eating sweets because she puts on weight quite easily ate a second piece of it! :-))
In the evening, I was very tired. And more work is waiting for me, lots of laundry (my husband and son came back from a weekend in the mountains, and in general my sons produce a lot of that …) and so on …
My husband was worn out as well when they came back because he hadn’t slept well during the week-end, he was on the floor in a room with people who snored 😉 and so he went to bed quickly – no help for me! I would have wanted him to work for a test with our son, who prefers Dad sometimes ..- But anyway …
Now I have to come to an end, more work is waiting, and I want to rest a bit, too!
Hugs dear Manda! And best wishes my dear!
Thank you so much for thinking of me, dear Palm! I am thinking of you as well!
This sounds good that you have got help, dear Sharon! I am glad you have got your therapist friend working with you on your trauma … it is always stored in the Body. Breath and Meditation is very helpful, I am doing it as well and finds it has helped me enormously.
As I said to Diane, I posted a chant today talking about our inner child, with a wonderful melody and text (in German) – it is in an answer to Patjos above. You might want to listen to it, too.
Wishing you much more healing, dear Sharon!
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