This post was originally published in 2013. What I discovered still serves me so I offer it here for you.
In 2008 when I was very ill with Lyme disease, I had the impulse to be clever and think in counsel-self mode. “See the positive”, “Re-frame this situation,” part of my brain urged the other part. My answer at that time, ” I am too tired. I cannot think of anything brilliant or tricky. Go away. ”
I laid there in bed with little energy. Here is what came to mind: laying back into the arms of an Angel. And, so I did in my imagination. I pictured the hands of the angel being under my shoulder blades. Cradled in the embrace of an angel, I felt safe. I basked in being loved and accepted as I am.
At that period my habitual thinking often looked for a way to blame myself. I was the one who got the tick bite. I was the one who was trusting a highly antibiotic herbal treatment over western antibiotics. I attracted this illness. Instead, I focused on taking in healing vibrations from this ministering angel. I reclined and let go.
A key gift of the Lyme adventure was learning to rest! I suspended the majority of my “important” work and released into caring for myself, entertaining myself with reading, television, soothing movies, preparing meals with care. Looking back, after I felt more well, I returned to my creative pursuits with vigor, and my painting took a leap in composition and development. I got into the flow of life when ill. And life continued on, beautifully, after my recovery.
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