Hope Strength Power Belief Courage Honor Determination
In order to survive Breast Cancer (and any other illness, tragedy, trauma) it’s necessary to collect all of your essential ingredients in order to endure the situation at hand. A great dose of support is also needed as back up when your ingredients run low and you need a refill. A quick jog to the store won’t suffice. You need a team, a village, to count on and that’s where the internet, blogs, websites and support groups can wield a mighty sword to help you combat your ills.
A hefty dose of the above helps:
In addition to a heavy handed sprinkling of
Humor, Love, Presence and Support.
Which is all fine and good as words, but how do you go about stockpiling these main ingredients when you’ve just been blindsided by your diagnosis and news? I wish I could say it is easy, but it’s not. That’s where your determination comes in. You have to set your own mind to believing that you have the courage, the strength, the hope, and the inner power to endure.
You have all of this inside ~ you simply have to tap into it. You must do the work. There’s no way around it. It is your mind that needs to have its power harnessed to heal your life. Humor, love, presence and support may come from the outside from which you can receive the stores from others. But you my friend, must believe that you are ready and worthy to battle and must prepare your mind, heart and soul to overcome the obstacles that are placed before you.
So how do you do this? You harness your mind by feeding it positive thinking. You eradicate negativity from your life, like removing rose petals from a rose, you gently pluck the negative thoughts from your heart and in place, you add the essence of the rose ~ the inner beauty and strength that comes from a rose simply being a rose.
Is this making any sense to you? Do you need concrete examples? Are you thinking I’m too pie in the sky for you? Too Pollyanna and yippy skippy? Not down to Earth enough?
Watch for it. In the meantime, you need to get yourself ready. Enjoy this day. Get outside and look up to the sky. Breathe. Take 3 minutes to just listen to the wind, feel the earth under your feet and reconnect with nature. Find a bit of inner and outer peace in being present. You don’t have to do it for long. Just feel the peace.
I’m holding your hand. You’ve got a friend in me. Take your time. Allow the grief and the healing to come to you and welcome it with your arms open wide. You can do this!
Another component of building reserve, l think, is doing for others in good times.
Oh yes indeed ML! You are so right! But in the initial stage of being diagnosed, sometimes you just can’t grasp your own information and need to let it settle in your mind before you can get the energy to help others. Thanks for stopping by dear friend xo
I was thinking before diagnosis (banked karma)…
Ah…right again ML! xo
My sister held hands with that same determination that she tapped into through her breast cancer.. She won.. 🙂 xx thank you Misifusa..
Yippee! I am so grateful to hear that she won. My heart is singing. Thanks for sharing ♥ xo
Yes she had a mastectomy when she was 36 she had four young children at the time.. She lost the feeling in one arm with lymph glands taken too.. But she is still with us aged 56.. And is remarkable in her outlook to life and Living. And I love her to bits xx
She sounds like an inspiration and eerily like me as I was 34 at the time of mine with 2 little ones. Even the lymph glands is very similar. She is blessed to have you in her life xoxo
As are we here at Presents of Presence ♥♥♥
My admiration grows Misifusa.. Going through all of that at such a young age and coming through it all at the other side puts life and living into a new perspective doesn’t it.. And NO it is I who am Blessed to have my sister in my life.. She taught me such a lot and showed me many times the value of Gratitude.. ❤ ❤ xxx
I am sure that you have taught her lessons as well dear Sue. We all help eachother on this path. We hold hands, we support eachother and we share what we’ve learned along the way in order to encourage and to connect with all whom we fortunately get to connect with ~ like YOU! ♥
Yes she often calls me her second Mum.. I was the eldest of 5 and well, lets just say my Mother was not all that motherly.. She said I was always there for her when my mother wasn’t… And Many thanks Misifusa xx Love and Hugs your way x
How wonderful that you have gifted her by being a second mum…beautiful! It doesn’t surprise me as your energy is so healing, peaceful and loving. Sending you grateful hugs back xo
Many thanks and warm hugs returned x
It truly does add quality to our lives, as well as giving more power to the body for physical healing. Thank you for being positivity personified!
Thank you for holding my hand throughout my journey xo
All of which you have in spades!
My favorite statement here is “It is your mind that needs to have its power harnessed to heal your life.” Pollyanna was happy and healthy. Stay there. I keep repeating a phrase “where attention goes, energy flows” So even though I have negative feelings on occasion, and I acknowledge them, thank them and let them go after 10 minute. I always tell my family that you can have 10 minutes on the pity pot and then it’s time to move on. A good cry cleanses the soul and the body. Then it’s time to get back to work. I’m with you in that we need each other to survive the trials of life. No one I know or have heard about has had it easy. Our lessons are as varied as the stars in the heavens. Keep hanging on. It’s so luscious here.
I don’t know how anyone gets through life without faith.
“F”-ound “A”-lways “I” -n “T”-hy “H”-and.
Beautiful Alan! Thank you!!!
Yvonne you are such an inspiration, big hugs
Kath, thank you! So happy to help whenever I can…just like you! Happy weekend! xoxo
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Awe. Love this. 💚💙🌸💜
♥♥ thank you ♥♥