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2 years ago

These prayers are for Mary, Alicia and anyone else that needs prayers.

 

Love and big hugs.

Healing Prayers

In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.


Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

http://unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/healingPrayerAffirm.html

2 years ago

 

From Mary:

Lynn i have had such bad news my sons frien has cancer its a sarcoma .it started in his leg and now its spread to his lungs this guy is very dear to me he started school with Luke and they are friends all their lives i am praying and hoping .He is going to america next month but his doctors are not opptimistic .good morning Cheryl i hope you are doing well ,hi Kay Ariel Les and Mongi i hope you have a lovely day hugs

New Year's Day
2 years ago

This video takes a little time so prepare yourself to be comfy. It's very relaxing and meditative. By the end of it, you will realize how many such people (angels - human and otherwise) are in your life, as I did!


2 years ago

I thought this might be a good affirmation to de-stress from Christmas. Even though we have enjoyed family and a great meal, etc., we often end up feeling a little tired. I hope your daughter is feeling better, Lynn. I can understand why and how she kind of fell apart. Shock as well. Alicia's strength and attitude has probably helped Sue, do you think? I love that little healing smilie. Mary, I hope Anna was able to participate with the family gathering and is doing better, and Les, I am also thinking of you and your Mom.  

dd      

Before I begin my day, I rest in the silence of the morning, close my eyes and breathe in deeply.  A smile comes to my lips as I feel the loving presence of God.

 In silence there is power, depth, beauty and strength.  I can never be alone, for God dwells within me.  Silently, my prayers go forth to bless a dear one, and silently, I meditate upon the joy within.

It is in the silence that God strengthens my faith and fills me with courage.  In the silence are born new aspirations, new inspirations and renewed faith.  In the silence, I walk and commune with the indwelling Spirit and rest in God’s sustaining love.  Peace, be still.  I am in the presence of the Almighty.  In glorious wonderment I travel on holy ground.

Unity/Daily Word

 

2 years ago

Hi Lynn there is no doubting the destructive power of stress its so hard to cope some times your daughter is lucky to have such a great mom  i really admire the way your watch out for your family  .you all are great for each other and Alicia needs you so much .Cheryl how are you doing?i am so busy but i had to stop by to see my sisters and Les of course ,Barb i hope your still dancing a bit hugs to yuo too Kay Liam is adorable what a sweetie  Les how are you and your mom doing? must fly see you soon hugs

2 years ago

Mary dear, thank you so much for the healing affirmation that you posted for me. I read it several times and it perked me up.

Good news and bad news about my daughter Sue. There's nothing really wrong with her stomach that can't be fixed with a little care. The main reason she was feeling so awful is from stress. She's got a very responsible but stressful job and it wears her out at times. Plus which, when she learned that Alicia had cervical cancer, she fell apart. Started crying and couldn't stop. She was inconsolable for a few days, to the point that she spoke to Steve, but couldn't talk to Alicia for fear of crying again. She loves her sister-in-law, as we all do. She's very worried about her and takes it all to heart. So I have to console her, too. Sue is exceedingly kind hearted. She'll give you the shirt off her back and then have to go and buy another shirt. . Hopefully she'll take care of herself and feel better soon.

Some of my posts have been disappearing again. I have to copy each one that I post, so that I'll have it if it goes into la la land. I hope this goes through.

Talk soon, my sisters. Sending love, hugs and kisses to you all.

2 years ago

for you Lynn the rock of your family

2 years ago

Hello Sisters i am missing a lot lately Anna is quite sick and its her daughters 21st birthday today they are having a party and i am helping i also have lots of visitors which is nice but keeping me very busy  .i am still praying for Alicia and your daughter Lynn i miss talking to you and my beloved Cheryl and Barb ,i am so glad to be in this little group of ours

2 years ago

You're welcome, my sister, and I'm really happy to hear that you're doing those relaxing things for your own health.

Oh my, Alicia came out of that sounding chipper? She is definitely going to be okay, Lynn. She is helping to heal herself with her positive attitude and outlook. They say that really does make a difference and I believe it. Alicia has become one of my heroes. God bless her! You haven't mentioned your daughter's name, Lynn. If you want, we can add her name in this "room."

 

2 years ago

What a beautiful affirmation, Cheryl. Thank you so much for posting that for me. It's so true, also. I find that I'm taking the time to slow down and enjoy the day for what it brings me and I do what I can to relax myself.

I know I haven't been participating in my groups too much but right now I'm doing my tags and animations because it brings me peace and quiet and calms me. Plus I find great satisfaction in seeing the finished product.

Today was the day that Alicia has both chemo in the morning and then radiation at 6:30 p.m. Long, harrowing day for her but she sounds more chipper than I feel. lol

Thank you again, dear Cheryl. I love this group and all the people in it. You're my internet family and I love you all.

2 years ago

That wasn't very smart of me to use orange as the font colour! It says:

We have prayers and affirmations for Alicia and we add your daughter here, Lynn. But this one is for you because you are a major part of the circle of love in your family.  

If my plans are interrupted or delayed, I take additional time to

reflect or notice something that may have otherwise escaped my

attention. What some may see as a frustration, I see as a chance

to slow down and feel God's presence. My faith assures me that

there is nothing God and I cannot accomplish together. I look for

and find blessings in ways expected and unexpected, treasured

even more because I live in positive anticipation.


(It's strange how we set out to do an affirmation for a particular person, and  it also touches our own self in a positive way)

2 years ago

We have prayers and affirmations for Alicia and we add your daughter here, Lynn. But this one is for you because you are a major part of the circle of love in your family.  

 

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If my plans are interrupted or delayed, I take additional time to

reflect or notice something that may have otherwise escaped my

attention. What some may see as a frustration, I see as a chance

to slow down and feel God's presence. My faith assures me that

there is nothing God and I cannot accomplish together. I look for

and find blessings in ways expected and unexpected, treasured

even more because I live in positive anticipation.

2 years ago

I turned the thread.  

2 years ago

Les will know all about this.    I thought this Daily OM would be interesting because studies show how important sound is to our healing. People in comas have responded when music has been played in their hospital rooms. Have you ever felt the base of music vibrate through your whole body? Something good is going on! 

Sound Healing
Good Vibrations

When the vibrations of our physical and spiritual bodies are out of harmony it can cause disease.

Everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including our bodies. Sound is vibration that can be translated by the delicate structures of our inner ear, but it moves more than just those tiny receptors. It is part of the spectrum of energy vibrations that affect us on the mental, physical, and spiritual levels. Long ago shamans recognized the power of sound when they first used chants and drumming to heal people. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and India, the use of sound and music for healing was a highly developed sacred science. Sonic vibration has been one way of experiencing the energy of the universe for much of humanity’s history.

When the vibrations of our physical and spiritual bodies are out of harmony it can cause disease. Sound healing gently massages the molecules back into the right places, clearing blockages and restoring harmony. Ancient healing systems such as Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda associate specific musical notes with subtle-energy systems of the body, such as in yoga where particular notes of music correspond to each of the seven chakras. In Tibet, priests have long used bells and bowls over and around the body to tune and clear the energy centers.  Chimes and tuning forks are other tools that have been used to heal not only the body but the energy in a room as well.

Knowing that sound has the power to heal, we should also try to remember that sounds from modern life can have a negative affect. Choosing silence over discord may help us maintain a state of equilibrium. As we seek soothing and harmonizing sounds to surround us, we may be doing more than creating a balm for the noise of the world. We may actually be performing an act of self-healing that connects us with one of the most basic vibrations of the universe.



DailyOM Website: http://www.dailyom.com/

  

2 years ago

Hi Cheryl Lynn Barb and Les this is for Alicia and Les's mom with love and hopeSending Healing Prayers

2 years ago

Lynn, that is really beautiful and has a wonderful message. I love this thread because it supplies constant reminders of what we need to do with our life and often forget to do the things that will benefit ourselves and others. I'll be praying for Alicia's complete recovery, Lynn. I think this picture is so comforting. HE is always there with us during our journey on Earth, especially during the difficult times.      

ss 

2 years ago

Thank you, dear Cheryl, for your sweet words. Alicia is starting her chemo and radiation Monday. She's got a long road to hoe, but she's got a great attitude and that's so important. I've got a lovely story to post with a great message.

The Concert
When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her child was missing.

Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage.

In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing."

Then, leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon, his right arm reached around to the other side of the child, and he added a running obbligato.

Together, the old master and the young novice transformed what could have been a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience.

The audience w as so mesmerized that they couldn't recall what else the great master played, only the classic, " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

Perhaps that's the way it is with God.

What we can accomplish on our own is hardly noteworthy.

We try our best, but the results aren't always graceful, flowing music.

However, with the hand of the Master, our life's work can truly be beautiful.

The next time you set out to accomplish great feats, listen carefully. You may hear the voice of the Master, whispering in your ear,  "Don't quit. Keep playing."

May you feel His arms around you and know that His hands are there, helping you turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.

--author unknown


2 years ago

ss

I just read down this thread and it so nice to see the companionship and beautiful affirmations and prayers. Thanks to all of you for posting these wonderful, healing words.

Les, I just hope your dear Mom is comfortable right now. I am praying for her and you.

Mary, I hope Anna is getting better and better. My prayers are still with her.

Lynn, I am also praying for Alicia. She has many to love her on her journey.

Keep us up-to-date so the prayers, affirmations, and energy can be sent.

ss  

2 years ago

I love that prayer, Mary. "Go back into my memory as I sleep..." -- that's exactly when I'd like this to happen. It's a beautiful prayer and affects so many of us, especially when it's difficult to let go of hurts from the past. Sometimes I think I've let go of things only to find them surface in my mind at some later time. I wish there was a little door near my heart where I could just reach in and pull out all those thoughts and experiences I don't want roaming around in my body, mind, and spirit anymore!

Thanks dear friend. It's comforting to read.

 

2 years ago

2 years ago

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Thanks, Mary, love. You have a good idea about me sending an affirmation thought to my car. lol  It's behaviour is unacceptable!

   

2 years ago

Hello everyone Les i am so sorry to hear about your mom i will pray for you and your family this is so hard for all of you .but i know your mom feels love and support .Lynn i will pray for Alicia as well she is always in my prayers .Barbara i am sorry you will have no thanksgiving dinner this year its been a tough year for you ,you could use a relaxing day with family .Cheryl you should say a healing affirmation for your car lol seriously i hope its sorted soon have a lovely day dear friends

2 years ago

dd

2 years ago

Hi dear Les, Mary, Lynn, and Barb. Oh my goodness, there is so much going on here!

Les, I reach out to you, dear friend, with a loving hug at this moment (and many moments to come) because of the latest diagnosis regarding your Mom. You are right to listen to your heart because that's where so many answers to our questions are. ("Be still and know that I am God.") It's in this stillness we also find the courage and strength we need to complete one day at a time. And often there is so much busyness in our lives we don't seek out a quiet refuge to get in touch with that Life within us. I have so often forgotten to do that. Yes, you and your Mom will most certainly be in my (our) prayers. Thanks so much for taking us all into your healing drum circle! That was very thoughtful and is very meaningful to me.

Barb, I'm sorry to hear you're not having a Thanksgiving dinner this year. I guess all the family is here, there, and spread apart. I take it that you've always had Thanksgiving dinner at your Mom's place. I'm sorry to hear it's all in disarray - must be very hard to see after so many years of being organized. I'm glad to hear you are dancing, though! I'm thankful that you and Baby and Beenie have a new home and I hope it becomes a comfortable, homey place for you really soon.

Lynn, it seems there was a short time of reprieve after surgery and before considering the next step of treatment. I am so glad there's been a second and a third opinion. It's amazing how much doctors' advice can vary. I'm glad you have others to talk to, where everyone helps each other (and there's us, too), and Alicia and Steve surely know they have a strong network of loving people around them.

Mary, our prayers and affirmations will continue for Anna. I hope you are well and Sophie is doing well on her medication.

 

This thread will certainly be focused on Les' Mom, Mary's Anna, Alicia and, in fact, all who love them. I think everyone needs thoughts, prayers, and positive affirmations to see them through each day.

I am so grateful we have one another.

THE POWER OF PRAYER:  

dd

       

2 years ago

Dear Les, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am that your mother's cancer has spread. At this point in time you do have to listen to your hearts. You have to consider her age, the area to which it has spread and the prognosis from the doctor. Will chemo help or exacerbate the situation? I will keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers every day. Thank you very much for including us in your healing drum circle. We can all use help from every source.

I'm going with Alicia, Steve and Alicia's sister to the oncologist from whom she sought a second opinion. Her own surgeon oncologist has waffled in his decision. First, after surgery, he said she might need radiation, then he said radiation and chemo and after looking at the report again, said that she doesn't need anything at all. Just vigilance - to see him every three months for checkups. She and Steve then went up to Tampa to the National Cancer Institute hospital, for a third opinion. The group there said no treatment, but when Alicia asked the doctor for a truthful answer to her question "What would you do if this were your wife, mother or sister?" he unhesitatingly said "Treatment".  So they were left up in the air and we are going to see the second opinion doctor who is so adament about treatment. It seems her cancer was 66% of the cervix, going toward the uterus and he said that because of this, the cancer could come back. It also has to do with the type of cervical cancer that she had. It's much worse than the usual type. Alicia and Steve also have an appointment with the pathologist in the Tampa hospital, who will give a more detailed description of what she might or might not need. So, needless to say, we're all a bit tense right now. The chemo will be a low dose chemo, but the radiation is worse. She will have, if it comes down to her needing it, inner and outer radiation. The inner radiation can cause incontinence and that's what scares her the most. She's only 44 and a marathon runner.

So, anyone who comes in here, please pray for Les' mom, Anna and Alicia. They'll need all the good, healing affirmations and prayers that they can get.

May God Bless each and every one of them.

2 years ago

And Cheryl Hi to you also my dear sister!

 Here is a healing picture.

 

 

2 years ago

Mary I am still dancing when there is class from 1 to 3 times a week.

2 years ago

Here are my healing prayers again for all of you and your loved ones. 

 

Healing Prayers

In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.


Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

http://unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/healingPrayerAffirm.html

2 years ago

Hi Mary I am doing well.  It's just right now I feel like crying because Mom's house has been gone through like a tornado and we are not having Thanksgiving this year.  We did everything for Mom and she's gone.  This is really tough. 

 

Mary I will keep Anna in my prayers.  Lynn I will keep Alicia in my prayers and Les I will keep your Mom in my daily prayers.

 

 

 

 

all healing affirmations
2 years ago

Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement for my mother--please continue to include her in your prayers as last week we found out that the cancer has spread and we are trying to listen to our hearts to decide our next step.  I hosted a healing drum circle this past friday and all of my friends here were brought into this healing circle.

2 years ago

HiBarbara how are you? Lynn what a lovely prayer my mom went to see the relics of SSt Theresa ,she was named for her its the eighth aniversary of her death this week what a lovely coinsidence you posting this prayer thank you

2 years ago

I really like the Saint Theresa prayer Lynn.  St. Theresa was my Mom's favorite saint!

2 years ago

Hi Lynn, Mary, Cheryl, Les.  I include everyone here that needs prayers in  my daily prayers.

 

Sorry I haven't been here allot.

 

Lynn I want to tell you before I forget that you can shop at the Melaleuca Market Place and get money back.  There are many stores there like Macy's, Kmart, JCPennys, Eddie Bower, Barnes and Noble and More!  You just shop online through the Melaleuca Market Place once you have logged in.

 

Love and big hugs.

 

Barb

2 years ago

Saint Theresa's Prayer 


May today there be peace within. 
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. 
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. 
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. 
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. 
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, 
Dance, praise and love. 
It is there for each and every one of us. 

2 years ago

Yum, Mary! I can imagine the wonderful aromas that will be in your kitchen. But most of all, family will be enjoying it together. I'm so happy to hear that.

Lynn -- well, that got we crying! That was SO BEAUTIFULLY DONE! There is so much meaning in this little video, from "angels in disguise" to "random acts of kindness" to realizing that "we don't need so much stuff in our lives." Stuff doesn't make us happy. That truly touched my heart. When my husband and I separated and I became a single parent there were days in the beginning when I would wander through the grocery store looking at everything on sale, etc., while people with their carts overflowing surrounded me. Christmas was the worst. Happy Christmas music played in the stores and again, people with overflowing shopping carts all around me, while I couldn't afford even little things that I had gotten for Christmases before. It hurt - a lot. I could really relate to the mom and little boy in the video. God had a purpose for me, though. I began work in income assistance (welfare) offices and could soooo relate to many of the clients. I loved them with my voice, my smile, and often a quick touch on their hand for support. Funny how things come around, eh?! THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS VIDEO IS PRECIOUS.

   

2 years ago

This is a lovely video. I hope you all enjoy it.

Change for a Dollar

2 years ago

it will have to be ham and cabbage thats a family tradition and apple tart i'm good at apple tart but i dont cook meat much only for visitors so i'm out of practice how are things with you Cheryl ?how are you Lynn?Barb take t easy make time to relax .Les have a lovely weekend hugs

2 years ago

Barb -- we miss you too! I hope your busy life settles into a relaxed one pretty soon, and as Mary said, "hope you are making time to dance."

Mary -- Soooo happy to hear ANNA is out of hospital! That really starts my day off great. The mass and lunch on sunday sounds like a wonderful family gathering is going to take place. I wish you luck - as you requested - about the cooking but I bet you're a good cook and don't have to worry about that. Just sing and swing that flour and good stuff around the kitchen and you'll have fun doing it! Whatcha cookin?



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2 years ago

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Oh my dear sisters I really miss you.  Thank you so much for your prayers!!!  I can't wait for my life to be more normal and so I have more time to post with my sisters.

 

My prayers are with Mary and Anna.  Prayers to Lynn and Cheryl too.

 

Love and big hugs.

 

Barb



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thanks for all your kindness dear sisters and Les too .Anna is out of hospital now and hoping the meds will be better this time .there is a mass and lunch for all my huge family on sunday . my darling mother is eight years dead ,i still miss her so much .i am starting some cooking  now  wish me luck take care dear ones.

2 years ago

dear friends.

Mary, that's such a happy  that a person can't help but smile! I'm glad to hear your son is teaching even if for half a day or week. The job-sharing between two people is better than non at all for one person. Wow, english and history were my favourite subjects! I was interested in them and that makes all the difference. As for the others like math... Arrrgh!

 

2 years ago

Cheryl and Lynn and Barbara and Les how are you? Cheryl my son is doing a bit better he has half a job which is better than none. he teaches english and history  .there was a job going at a school and the principal devided it between two teachers .how is your son doing?Lynn how is Alicia?i was sorry to hear you were bullied and dear Cheryl too ,what a horrible experience for you .i'm glad it did'nt make you bitter .Les i hope your mom is getting stronger every day .Barbara i hope you are making time to dance hugs to all

2 years ago

Oh Mary, I'M SO HAPPY you read Les' post! It's so good to see you, sister. My thoughts and prayers are with Anna and I hope to hear she's getting well.

2 years ago

Les i am so delighted for your mom she sounds like a strong woman god bless her . it is very kind of you to think of Anna thank you .

2 years ago

Les, I'm very happy to hear that your mom is home now and dealing with her daily life on her own. As you say, she's a real trooper. I'm sure she felt good by staying with you for the week and that gave her the strength to go home and be independent again. Thanks for letting us know. We've been so worried about her!

This thread is so important for all of us. We can express our feelings and have our friends here understand and commiserate without us feeling like we're whining. That's not what we're doing. We're just sharing parts of our lives with people who care and that's so important. Thank you all for being there to listen. I love you all.

2 years ago

LES - you and I must have been typing at the same time and posted moments apart. Your post wasn't there when I did mine!!

I am so sorry to have missed it. It looks like I ignored it and that feels terrible! We have been waiting to hear from you and the news is wonderful! Your Mom really does sound like a real trooper, Les. God bless her! She's up and about and those first days of anxiety are over.

I sure hope MARY gets here to read your post. What an honour that would be to have Anna brought into the healing drum circle. That's very special!

Thank you for your comments about the thread. You are kind and thoughtful to everyone here and I feel honoured to have you participate. You - and now your Mom too - are a part of us now.

    

2 years ago

It's so good to see you all and be able to talk about these painful experiences that have left invisible marks on us, or "in" us.

Lynn, I think she knew that by putting "Receptionist" (which there's nothing wrong with at all, but you did so much more than what a receptionist does) she was hurting you further for quitting. She knew exactly what she was doing. You're right, even though I feel my supervisor can't get to me anymore, when I think back it still hurts and there's a sadness. I put my whole self into what I did as well. It took me a while to come back to realizing my own worth too. I think the experiences we had changed us for the better, though, certainly able to understand what others go through, something both those women do not feel or understand. But who knows, they just may go through what we went through someday. I saw a sign somewhere that says, "Karma's a bitch."

Mary, oh my heart goes out to your sister! I know Lynn will agree with me that your sister's experience is so similar to ours and it's painful. Yes, it does take a long time to get over. I broke down and left work in September of 2005 and for a few years I just wasn't "with it." Depression is a mental illness that so many people suffer and many don't get the help they need - like a good doctor and anti-depressants. The same thing happened to many people here when the recession hit - they got rid of managers and those who were in positions for higher pay. The crazy thing is, the new people hired in their place had to be trained, they needed a good amount of time to learn, they most likely ended up multi-tasking (doing the job of two or three people) and ended up by burning out and had to leave work! I know that happened where I worked. I hope she will find something that will make her happy again. 

How is your teacher son doing, Mary? We talked about our sons some time back and my son's situation hasn't changed. He lives with me and is still on anti-depressants after losing his business. It's still just taking "one day at a time."Times are still tough!

The Canada Food Bank Assoc. recently said that there has never been so many people relying on food banks. This includes working families who just can't make monthly ends meet. We haven't seen the end of the recession yet and most likely won't for some time to come. It's a time when one's family is so important. Last week I bought four cans of beans that were on sale for 77 cents. Today I saw they had gone up to $1.39! They were $1.29 before the sale. Holy smoke!

      

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2 years ago

Hello everyone,

Yes my mother seems to be doing well after her surgery.  She stayed with us for about a week until she felt that she could manage on her own without any problems in doing so---she is such a trooper.

 

I truly love the fact that we can all share so openly in this thread.  It is certainly healing for all who share in this place.  

 

Of course it still hurts Lynn but I am willing to bet that just by sharing your heart with your friends here lessens the ache at least a little. Mary, I am hosting a healing drum circle this coming Friday evening and, if you do not mind I will bring your sister into the circle and hold her in the light to receive comfort and healing.  This will be a Thanksgiving drum and I am very grateful for the open and caring hearts that come here to share.  Barb, I pray that your move is gentle and going smothly. Cheryl--your strength, wisdom and caring goes a very long way in creating (along with Lynn) just the type of place where we can indeed voice our sorrows, anger and even our short-comings. Thank you.

 

 

 

2 years ago
Hi Cheryl and Lynn and Barbaraand Les .Cheryl and Lynn it seems you have had such a bad time with bullying i'm so sorry you experienced this its dreadful . my sister was a shop manager for years but when the recession hit her bosses wanted to cut staff and wages .they wanted a cheaper manager and they really bullied and intimadated her .she is on anti depressents and very down she has no children and was very much a career woman it will take her a long time to get over it .she has her husband and her family but these things go deep as i'm sure you know .well done for speaking up about it .Barbara take it easy moving is so stressful we will be here for you .Les how is your mom?
2 years ago

Barb dear, take your time and do things slowly. Moving is such a tiring chore. Take it easy and come back to us when you feel up to it.

Cheryl, yes we did have a good catharsis. The male boss always called me the office manager, which I was even though I was only one person working for them. She put in a report to Worker's Comp. because I was injured on the property. A copy was sent to me. Under Employee Capacity, she wrote "Receptionist", adding insult to injury, literally!  She never gave me credit for anything I did and I gave 110% all those years. Oh, well....I'm much better off now and I came to know my own worth in the process.  But you know what? It still hurts, 14 years later.

2 years ago

Hi there dear Barb. No apologies necessary cuz we know what you're doing and how tiring the move must have been. When you get more time, tell us what your new place is like. How far is it from your dancing studio? How are Baby and Beenie adjusting? 

My goodness, Lynn, we certainly had a good catharsis last night! Reading it again it's hard to believe you went through those nasty experiences when you worked so darn hard. Obviously she didn't think you would quit. Good for you! There comes a time when one says, "NO MORE!" No more people who suck the life from us. They are negative, unhappy people who want to make others feel the same way. We need to cut them from our lives and find some:

ss

2 years ago

Hello my dear sisters.  I love all of your posts.  I need to read them all when I have more time.  Sorry I have been so tired

Love and big hugs.



2 years ago

Thank you, Lynn. I think this thread is the perfect place for our stories because it's a healing thread (has good vibes!).

It helps to purge by writing. It's like reaching down inside yourself and pulling out the pain and frustration and exhaustion we've experienced with someone or something.

It sounds like we both had experiences with women from hell that drained us to the point of total depletion - body, mind, and spirit. Remember we were talking about this before, about being with certain people that drained our energy? These women were like psychological vampires.

I finally got in touch with some awesome people who operated a website about adult bullying (it's on the "Bullying.." thread) and that's when I learned that it was more than harassment - it was bullying. The people who bully are actually devious, insecure, mean spirited, unloyal, and so much more besides the fact they lie and change facts around to suit their needs. But the thing I see in both your "boss" and mine was jealousy. That's what I meant about it being a compliment in a strange way. That woman was jealous of you, Lynn, as my boss was jealous of me. I knew so many people through the government ministry I worked for and this bothered her. The psychiatrists (three) and therapists in the Child & Youth Mental Health team I worked for gave me great surprise birthday parties each year and were always good to me and she complained to a few people because no-one did that for her birthday and on and on. She often hovered over me while I typed and I found out she had asked a few co-workers to watch me and report to her about anything I "did wrong." Can you believe it?

After I basically collapsed I learned that there is such a thing as workplace post traumatic stress (PTSD) and it sounds like you may have suffered that too. They 'play' with our minds in ways that are hard to understand because we simply don't believe anyone would go to such lengths to be so mean. It takes quite some time to recover from such a prolonged psychological attack. Anti-depressants, therapy, and anything else one needs to recover are necessary. We can't do it alone.

But healing does finally come in its own way. Once we know what has happened to us, and we can find a way to get the anger and pain to at least surface, we start to come back. I think these women are very unhappy deep down and it would be hard for them to keep friends. They really don't understand what real friendship is because other women always have something that she feels she doesn't have so there comes the jealousy again.

We are different people, Lynn, than we were before we went through our experiences with THEM. I think we are even better people once we get rid of the anger, and that took some time for me. Letting it all go was difficult and it took years, but it's finally gone. She has no power over me anymore in any way. I won't allow her to do that. My mind has a safe harbour and she's not allowed in. Thanks again, Lynn.  

BIG HUGS to everyone here. You are all the best!

2 years ago

Cheryl, I didn't know in which thread to put that article so I decided that it needed to be here in this thread. I worked for two people, a man and a woman who were partners in a Real Estate Management company and I could have continued working for the man to this day, but the woman (who used to be my friend; my husband and I used to go out with her and her husband and she hired me after my divorce) was a boss from hell. She micro-managed me. I was the only employee, handled everything from getting and posting the rent, completely handling the mobile home park that they owned in a Ltd. Partnership, answering the phones for them and the people in the office who rented space from them, etc. I wrote up contracts, letters and in general, handled the whole office in the strip mall that they also owned. My male boss was not only in real estate, but he was an attorney, so I handled his legal work also. When he saw how busy I was he would jokingly put a post-it note on my shoulder which stated what he would like me to do. He never asked me if I did it, because he knew I would. She, on the other hand, would bring an envelope to me, ask me to put a stamp on it and go back to her office. Five minutes later she would call me to ask if I put a stamp on the envelope. The other people who rented space always said, "Lynn, I don't know how you do what you do and get it all done." They also thought that she was jealous of me and that's why she was always hounding me. Right before I quit, I had stepped into a little sinkhole with my heel in the parking lot and sprained my ankle. My male boss told me to take a few days off because I was, in his words "physically and emotionally exhausted". The next day I got a call from her at home and she said that I wasn't getting paid for the few days. I said "Do you mean to say that after working for you for 11 years you're not going to pay me when I got hurt on your property?" She said, "No, I'm not. I can't justify paying you and paying a temp. to come in."  I quit right over the phone. Do you know what she said when I said "In that case, I quit"?  She said "Suit yourself" and hung up. He called me the next day and asked if I would reconsider.  I told him I just didn't have the strength.

By the way, after my normal hours (I worked 'til 4:00 p.m.) I worked for one of the lawyers who rented space from them. I usually left the office at 7:30 - 8:00 p.m., so I couldn't work for the lawyer any more either. He understood, the sweetheart.

We all go through some kind of emotional trauma in our lives. We have to put it into perspective, say "I'm still alive and I'll be stronger in the end".  If you need an anti-depressant to help you through it, so be it. I had to be on one in order to come back to ME.

I'm so glad that Les' mom came through the surgery well and is recovering nicely. I hope and pray that she will have a complete recovery and continue to live a long and happy life.

I love all of you, my sisters and brother.  Be well all of you! Sending big hugs and kisses to everyone.



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2 years ago

You are our sister, Mary. We seem to be there for one another when the chips are down -- and we're down. I love that about my sisters and brother Les here.


2 years ago

thank you dear sisters you are the best i am very grateful

2 years ago

ss Sending love and healing energy and prayers to Anna.

I can facilitate healing by seeing Anna as whole and well. I picture divine healing power filling Anna and strengthening Anna in mind, body and spirit. Anna breathes deeply, cleansing Anna's body of toxins and filling Anna's mind with life-affirming thoughts. As Anna does these things and more, Anna becomes attuned to the healing light of God that is continually renewing and revitalizing her.   

2 years ago

ss Thank you, Lynn. I wish I had had more information about what to do when I had "...a situation" and was ..."intimidated by an individual" during the last years of work before retiring. Actually, I didn't know I was retiring because I went on sick leave for what they used to call a "nervous breakdown." It's now called "Major Depression."

I'd had a bully of a supervisor for eight years and I finally broke. I know why she chose me, as well as a few people before me, and in its own way it's a compliment, but that doesn't help when you feel broken. I'd had many union meetings with her to try to get her to stop the bullying behaviour but they didn't work, and neither did help come from those above her who could have stopped it.

Looking back, I would have voiced some things differently with her as well as been more vocal, especially with government authorities. I should not have let her do the things she did to me, not that I didn't try to stop her.

It's taken a long time to deal with these experiences, as well as trying to understand why people like her do awful, mean things to others, especially when co-workers are too afraid to stand up and be counted by saying, "That's not the way to treat someone." That's one reason I did the thread about Bullying. Our kids suffer dreadfully these days from bullies, but there are thousands of adults who go to work every day knowing one or more persons are going to make the day hell for them.

All these affirmations are so good for me to heal from that experience, but the affirmations also apply to many other experiences each of us have had - or will have -during our individual journey.

That's a great post. Quite soothing. Thanks Lynn.

   

Define Your Feelings
2 years ago

Whatever the nature of your feelings, carefully define the reaction taking place within you.


Our feelings can sometimes present a very challenging aspect of our lives. We experience intense emotions without understanding precisely why and consequently find it difficult to identify the solutions that will soothe our distressed minds and hearts. Yet it is only when we are capable of naming our feelings that we can tame them by finding an appropriate resolution. We retake control of our personal power by becoming courageous enough to articulate, out loud and concisely, the essence of our emotions. Our assuming ownership of the challenges before us in this way empowers us to shift from one emotional state to another—we can let go of pain and upset because we have defined it, examined the effect it had on our lives, and then exerted our authority over it by making it our own. By naming our feelings, we claim the right to divest ourselves of them at will.

As you prepare to acknowledge your feelings aloud, gently remind yourself that being specific is an important part of exercising control. Whatever the nature of your feelings, carefully define the reaction taking place within you. If you are afraid of a situation or intimidated by an individual, try not to mince words while giving voice to your anxiety. The precision with which you express yourself is indicative of your overall willingness to stare your feelings in the face without flinching. Naming and claiming cannot always work in the vacuum of the soul. There may be times in which you will find the release you desire only by admitting your feelings before others. When this is the case, your ability to outline your feelings explicitly can help you ask for the support, aid, or guidance you need without becoming mired in the feelings that led you to make such an admission in the first place.

When you have moved past the apprehension associated with expressing your distressing feelings out loud, you may be surprised to discover that you feel liberated and lightened. This is because the act of making a clear connection between your circumstances and your feelings unravels the mystery that previously kept you from being in complete control of your emotional state. To give voice to your feelings, you must necessarily let them go. In the process, you naturally relax and rediscover your emotional equilibrium.

2 years ago

I hope this post goes through, Les, as I'm having trouble posting all day.

I am absolutely delighted to see that you popped in to see us and I'm so happy the operation is over and your Mom came through it well. Yes, there's lots of healing to take place, but it's already started!

We will continue to send prayers and healing thoughts, Les. You are most certainly our brother and what happens in your life affects ours! Sleep well tonight as I bet you didn't get much sleep last night.

Love, Cheryl

all healing affirmations
2 years ago

We certainly are a family! I have been away from my computer for a few days but when I returned today my heart humbly thanks each of you for your sincere and loving words of healing.  I have felt (and I am sure my Mom has felt) the beauty and strength of your prayers.  If I could thank you in person I would but please know my heart has been touched by each of you.

 

I just returned home from the hospital.  Mom came through the operation well--of course, there is still much healing to be done but your prayers have helped her make it through this part of her healing journey.

2 years ago

Thank you, dear Lynn, for kind comments. And thank you and Mary both for posting the prayer and affirmation for our brother Les' Mom.  

Les, I've had a post-it note on my computer for November 7th and it's obvious that I'm not only one that has been thinking of you and your Mom and what tomorrow means.

Before you know it, dear Brother, the surgery will be over and she will be starting on the road to healing and well-being, just as Lynn's Alicia is.

Stay strong (I know you are) and just take a moment at a time. You are loved, and you and your Mom are in our prayers. ss

zz 

   

For Les' Mom
2 years ago

Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

2 years ago

for Les's mom

2 years ago

What wonderful affirmations from all of you.  Mary, the powerful affirmation you posted made me stop and think. So many of us don't think of ourselves and give ourselves enough credit. That's a powerful affirmation and should be read by women everywhere.

Cheryl, what a fantastic idea you had by calling your friend and she, in turn, had the affirmation printed out to give to all of the abused and down-trodden women in the shelter.

I also love what you posted, Cheryl. The lovely picture with all of our names on it and the beautiful words are so calming and relaxing.

Barb, thank you for the advice about exercising for my back. I've been through many, many therapy sessions and they have taught me the correct stretching exercises to do, which I do every day. They help to a certain extent. I'm doing ok really, and the basic problem that I have is standing too long. Walking is great and I try to get as much of that in as possible. Keeping my mind occupied takes my focus off my back, so here I am! lol

Cheryl, you're so kind to have said what you did about me. I feel humbled by your words. Thank you so much, sweetie. You're all such good friends and sisters. My own special little family.

Les' mom is being operated on Monday, Nov. 7th. We're all hoping and praying that she will be free of cancer and have a complete and speedy recovery.  Our thoughts are with Les and his mom at this stressful time.

2 years ago

As we begin this new weekend, one we have never experienced before, we will notice and appreciate all good things that come our way, small as they may be. We are grateful and give thanks for our blessings, of which some have many, but all have some. We are family.

ss

 We
are perfect, whole and complete, exactly as we are and we have choices today. We decide what purpose our individual life has on the planet and we deserve to be happy.



 

2 years ago

Mary, I sent a copy of your affirmations (because of the strong words of empowerment) to a friend of mine who works in a shelter home for women. These women are there because of being abused and worn down by domestic abuse. Their self-esteem/self-worth is almost non-existent.

She loved it! She has permission from the supervisor, who also loved it, to do copies for the women there and leave them on their information table.

So your affirmations posting has gone much farther than you thought it would go!
 

2 years ago

MARY - THIS IS WONDERFUL! It is very empowering and I feel strong and free and courageous reading it! Many of us, especially girls, grow up always serving others first and forget that we, too, deserve to be healthy, strong, cherished, loved and more.

Thank you so much for this! 

We really have a great, healthy vibes thread going here!

 

2 years ago

for Les's motherand everyone

2 years ago

Barb, your affirmations are wonderful and I also felt relaxed after reading them. I also noticed I had a smile on my face when I finished reading them. See? They really work!

Lynn, no - I'm not sorry I asked dear one. I am kind of in awe that while you are dealing with all these things and pain to boot, that you are the dynamic person you are!! You draw your strength, courage and energy from somewhere else and you so readily share it with so many - whether someone's happy or when someone's going through a bad patch. You are an amazing woman and I certainly honour that spirit within you!

Namaste, dear friends/sisters.  

 

2 years ago

You are most welcome Lynn

 

I'm sorry you have such a bad back problem.  I have an old injury in my lower left back and hamstring.  I did it in 1993 when I picked up a pot that was too heavy for me to lift and I didn't bend my knees.  It's an off and on problem as my arthritic hands and carpel tunnel syndrome.  I do exercises and stretch allot and it helps along with ice and ibuprofin or tylonol. Lynn I don't know if exercises can help you.  I am not sure, but it might.  Maybe you want to check it out.

 

Love and big hugs to my sisters!

 

2 years ago

Barb, thank you for the beautiful healing affirmations. I read them while breathing deeply and I felt so calm and relaxed when I was done.

Cheryl, I never mentioned my back because it's a chronic situation and I've lived with it for so long that I don't even talk about it. I started getting degerative disc disease when I was 19 years. I was bowling with friends and as I swung the ball, I got an excrutiating pain in my back and couldn't straighten up. My friends had to take me home. I was alright for a while and then it started acting up again about 50 years ago and has been mildly to full blown chronic ever since. I have, aside from the degeneration, skoliosis, spondalosis, osteoporosis, bulging discs and arthritis has set in to all the weak spots. The fall two years ago exacerbated the situation and made everything worse. Soooo, I'm in varying degrees of pain every day. I've had a series of cortizone shots in my back which takes the pain away temporarily. I refuse to take pain pills that will dull my senses. Tylenol does no good, so I take an Aleve a day and hope for the best. Now, aren't you sorry you asked??

2 years ago

Hi Lynn, Les, Cheryl, Mary.

 

I will post my healing prayers again for Alicia and Les's mother.

 

I will pray for a full recovery for each.

 

Love and big hugs.

 

Barb

 

Healing Prayers

In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.


Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

http://unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/healingPrayerAffirm.html

2 years ago

I'm glad you like the affirmations, Lynn. And you're right to use any affirmation for ourselves or any other person we know who needs them. Even reading all these affirmations helps us and we are actually experiencing moments of meditation while reading them.

 I hope you're back gets better - you haven't mentioned that.

So - we can also send the energy of the affirmations/prayers to anyone, anywhere in the world. I'm sending some for your back!

  

2 years ago

Cheryl, your last posts were beautiful, healing and affirming. Mary, I will use your healing affirmations for my back. I see that your particular affirmation is for the back and it is so helpful.

We have to keep in mind that Les' mom's surgery date is November 7th, as Cheryl wrote. We will be here for them with prayers and healing affirmations.

2 years ago

Les' Mom goes in for her surgery on NOVEMBER 7th. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers and affirmations. An affirmation will be done for her here.

  

2 years ago

ss

Some experiences in our lives may seem difficult to handle. Our way appears dark, and we reach out for greater strength to sustain us. How wonderful it is to know that God's infinite love ever enfolds and upholds us to bring us true peace and serenity.

In challenging times, I affirm: God's light shines steadily with me. The light of God dispels all darkness and illumines my mind and heart. Nothing can separate me from the light and love of God. I am comforted in God's presence. I am fully supported and my needs are met. The love and light of God are my comfort always.

With gratitude, I accept myself as well.

 

2 years ago

Lynn, I think her positive attitude is going to help her heal. From what I've read, it prompts healthy cells, hormones, etc. to kind of "swarm" the body and deal with harmful stresses. Sometimes it's really hard to do, and we need positive, happy people in our lives to do it, but the more the better.

MARY - awesome affirmations! Most are easy to say and remember, especially if you zoom in on the ones that hit a particular spot in your life. I love them and will be saying them! THANK YOU SISTER! 



  

2 years ago

for Les's mom and Alicia sorry to hear she is going to have both chemo and radio thats so hard i know shes brave Lynn and so are you

2 years ago

Cheryl, the stars add so much to the picture especially with respect to the quote. It looks lovely and I'm glad that you posted it in this thread.

I too, wish that Les would read what each of us said with reference to his mother. I wish I knew her name. It makes it so much more personal.

Alicia went to the doctor yesterday, three weeks after her surgery. He looked over the lab reports again and thinks that she should have both radiation and chemo. It seems that even though the cancer is gone, the surgery showed that it was over the "half line" of the cervix. In other words, more than half of her cervix was cancerous and he just wants to use precautionary measures now. She's a trooper and says whatever has to be done, she'll do it and she says it with a smile on her face. So positive an attitude!  Steve and she want to check with other hospitals to get second opinions. They're looking into Sloan-Kettering (New York) and Brigham Young (Boston) here in the states. Please continue with your prayers, both for Alicia and for Les' mother.

2 years ago

Lynn, I hope Les reads your wonderful, positive post.

Les, your mother and you are in my thoughts and prayers, as I know the thoughts, prayers and healing energy of many group members here is being sent. It would be nice to have your Mom's name if you'd like to share that with us.  

I am posting this little quote on this thread even though it's not an affirmation as we've done above. I feel it is as powerful as any affirmation can be. As Lynn said, "We care about each other and feel each other's pain" and I'll add to that... each other's joys and fears. Acquaintances are many, but true friends are often few when really needed. 

Thanks, Lynn, for teaching me how to do the twinkling stars. I think we all love starry nights and it helps bring the pictures to life.

dd

 

3 years ago

I was writing a rather lengthy post when all of a sudden it disappeared into thin air! Alas, I'll try again.

Les, in 1971, before they had the technology that is available now, my mother had a radical mastectomy. This was before they did mammograms and before they had ultra-sound machinery or reconstructive surgery. They removed the breast and lymph nodes under her arm. Granted, she was younger than your mom is, (she was 69) but she went on to live a strong and healthy life for another 15 years, passing away a month before her 85th birthday of an unrelated disease. So there is great hope for your mom that she will come out of this surgery cancer free and will live a healthy life for many more years to come. We will all have thoughts of healing affirmations and many prayers for her speedy and complete recovery. By the way, what is her name? We usually like to put a name to our prayers.

We here are an online family and like to think of ourselves as "brothers and sisters from separate mothers and fathers". We care about each other and feel each other's pain. This may be the only group that is so close knit and we love each other. Thank God for these precious people. I know that I couldn't have endured the stress of my own health scare and Alicia's surgery without all of you being there for me.

I love you all.  

3 years ago

Les, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Serious illness affects the whole family in one way or another and it's a time to lean on each other and good friends for support. Here you will get support and healing thoughts from your friends because you are our brother. NOV. 7th will be on our mind and you and your mom will be in our hearts and prayers. Please come back to us and let us know how she is because we'll be waiting and saying healing affirmations and prayers, and sending light and love in the meantime.

Barb, it's wonderful you have some Deepak Chopra CD's! I get something nice just from listening to the little ones above. I am so happy to hear how positive you sound!

Lynn, it's good to hear Alicia has such a good (healing) attitude and she's recovering. I wonder if a gentle sleeping aid from her doctor would help. You're right - getting a good night's sleep is so important. It's wonderful that her mom is there to help. I get a giggle when you talk about Steve's ex-wife. ssTwenty-one years is a very long time with a crazy bi*<ch. And as far as turning Steve's boys against him - as Dr. Phil says, when a parent does that to the other parent, the kids will grow up to resent the parent who destroyed the relationship the kids could have had. (it comes back to bite them!). I'm so glad that Alicia came into his life and is spreading joy in a whole lot of places! I certainly can tell how much you love her!

I am also having problems posting and some of my things are joining yours in la la land. It's frustrating to type something and have it disappear when you try to post it. I take a copy of everything now before I try to post - just in case.

Love you guys!

          

healing affirmations
3 years ago

Thank you, Lynn, for asking about my mother.  She definitely has breast cancer and it was decided by her and her doctor that a radical mascetomy would be the right operation for her at this time in her life.  The operation will take place on Nov. 7th so I am asking that my friends on care2 hold her in healing light.

3 years ago

Thank you Cheryl.  I love Deepak Chopra!  I need to get out the CD's I have with him that I have.

 

Lynn I am so happy to hear that Alicia is doing well

3 years ago

Beautiful post from Deepak Chopra, Cheryl. Thanks so much. I haven't had a chance to listen to him but I will very soon.

Thanks for asking about Alicia. I speak to her every day and she sounds wonderful. I saw her this past Sunday. She's walking very straight which is so difficult to do after that type of operation. She walks every day and the only thing she's having a problem with right now, is sleeping. She can't find the right spot for herself; her back hurts when she's lying down. Poor thing, after going through so much she can't rest properly. She takes little naps in the afternoon but it's not the same as getting a good night's sleep. She doesn't complain and makes fun of herself. She's such a darling girl. Her mother is still there, cooking and helping out. Alicia's family is priceless. I never met people like that and they make me a better person for having known them.

Thank you so much Cheryl, for continuing to have healing thoughts and prayers for Alicia and for Steve, too. He was so worried about her that he cried when we found out she was alright. They are soul mates and so in love, it's a beautiful sight to see. He finally found his love after 21 years of being married to a crazy bi*^ch who turned his boys against him. She's one of those people who give off negative energy and sap yours. Enough of that!

Care2 is having a hissy fit again. Every time I post I get the Care2 Home Page and most of the time the post flies away into la la land. I hope this goes through.

3 years ago

Lynn, how is Alicia doing? Tell her we're still sending healing thoughts and prayers.
 

3 years ago

ss

I found these samples of meditation discs Deepak Chopra has done. Although they are only samples, there is enough on them to give you a good thought. I'd love to have all the discs. He has such a soothing voice. Try them out! 

Affirmations: A-Z
A:
Acceptance B: Bonding C: Compassion D: Divinity In Me E: Empowerment F: Fear G: Giving H: Higher Self I: Intention J: Judge Not Today K: Kindness L: Love M: Mindfulness N: Nurturing O: Opposition P: Presence Q: Question R: Relationship S: Self Referral T: Trust U: Understanding V: Vision W: Wisdom X: X Factor Y: Yes to Life Z: Zero

http://www.rasamusic.com/product_99.html

3 years ago

Hi Lynn so glad to see you and glad Alicia is doing well.

 

Love and big hugs.

 

Barb

3 years ago

Hi, Cheryl and Barb!  I just popped in quickly to see if you were back, Cheryl and I'm so happy to see you. How are you feeling and what kept you from us for so long? I hope it wasn't serious.

I came back home a couple of hours ago and there was so much to do before sitting down here. I haven't even unpacked. Yesterday, my granddaughter's hubby surprised her with a 30th birthday party. Sue picked me up from Steve's house at 7:00 a.m. so we could drive up to Vero Beach (another hour and 1/2 northeast) so we could get Andi out of the house and Chad could set up everything for the party. Andi was a bit put out because she thought that Chad would join us for breakfast but he said he was "working". Sue and Chad were texting each other as to what time to get her home. As time went by and she kept calling him and he kept saying he was working, she kept getting more upset. By the time we got her home and she saw him bbq-ing and saw the extra cars and the people, she burst into tears and hugged him for all he was worth. It was precious.

Ok, back to the non-frivilous(sp?) news. Alicia is out of the hospital as of this afternoon. The operation was Wednesday morning and lasted 3 tense hours. The doctor removed everything including 30 lymph nodes and thank God, everything came back negative. He got it all. If there is any question (the doc is sending the biopsy to his own lab - good move!) then she may need radiation, but he thinks it's highly unlikely.

Alicia is such a trooper. Normally people in the medical field are the ones who complain the most, but the nurses at the hospital loved her. She went along with whatever they had to do, understood the reasons (of course), and didn't complain a peep. She was sent home with the drain because it's still draining, but other than that, she's walking and now, yesterday being the first day, is able to eat a meal. She was on a liquid diet for the first 3 1/2 days. Steve stayed at the hospital with her and didn't leave her side for all the time she was there. He "slept" if you could call it that, on a chair recliner that looked and was uncomfortable but he said "I'm not leaving my wife unattended." We, (her mother, sister and I) stayed at their house and went to see her every morning and stayed 'til night time. I'm exhausted, but so thankful that everything went well and that she's alright. She's such a sweetheart!

On the plus, plus side, I got to see my baby. He gets more beautiful every time I see him. I'll have to post some pictures soon.

Meanwhile, dear sisters I hope everything is going well with you both and with Mary, too. I'll get back in the groove here soon. I just wanted to say hi but as usual, I wrote a book!

Sending love, hugs and kisses to you all.  Talk soon.

P.S. OMG, I just looked up and saw that I have 63 messages!!

3 years ago

Thank you dear Barb! It's feels good to be back. I really missed everyone. I hope Lynn is doing okay with Alicia and Steve.

3 years ago

Cheryl beautiful affirmation!  Thank you

 

I am just so happy to have you back here

3 years ago

ss

When I am caught up in a troubled relationship or concerned about an illness, healing may seem a distant dream. By releasing my hold on the issue, however, I can feel my consciousness begin to shift.

I center myself in Divine Love and I remember that I was created in the likeness of God. As God's beloved expression, I give no power to dis-ease, strife or unrest in my life.

I release any barrier to the life-giving energy that flows in and through me, my body and my relationships. I open to God's healing presence.

I feel God's love radiate within me, revitalizing my body and my life with health and harmony.

I witness a transformation, body and soul.

http://www.silentunity.org/


(Substitute the name of loved ones who need healing)

3 years ago

Hi Lynn and Cheryl.

 

Lynn I will be praying for Alicia.  She is in my daily prayers.

 

And Cheryl please rest enough ok

 

Love and big hugs.

 

I like adding earth hugs too.  I love our planet.

 

3 years ago

My dear friend, Lynn - I thought I'd just check in to see if there was any news from you before popping back into bed. It must have been a very long day for all of you, and 72 hours can seem like an eternity. When we are looking back, it doesn't seem that long.

I have a good feeling too, Lynn. I think we ALL have good feelings because we are sending good energy to Alicia and all of you who love her. It's times like these when we escalate our appreciation for life itself and the beauty that surrounds us -- even if it's cloudy and raining outside.

I will try to get back here again tonight for a while.  We sure have some special people in all our "rooms" here.

   

3 years ago

You are all so dear, so sweet and so caring. Thank you all for being there for me and my family.

Cheryl, the tag that you made for Alicia is so beautiful and I thank you with all my heart for making it for Alicia.

She had the PET scan done earlier today and it will take 72 long hours for her to get the results. We will all be sitting on pins and needles, waiting. Magdalena, Alicia's dear mother is beside herself with worry. I keep telling her that she must be positive in her thinking and she knows that, but still....

I feel in my heart that Alicia will be alright and I know God is watching over her. Thank you all, again.  I love you all, so much!

3 years ago

Barb and Lynn and Les and Mary and everyone ~

It is so uplifing to read all these positive prayers and affirmations. Those are powerful prayers and affirmations, Barb, and Lynn, I am reminded through "The Dash" of the important lessons in life we need to learn and follow.

I am confined to bed for most of today due to "flu-like syptoms" my doctor says, but I keep having thoughts of Alicia come to my mind and heart. So I just want to express here, Lynn, that you all are being thought of and prayed for by many of us today when more knowledge will come to light.

You are surrounded by prayers, my dear friend.

ss 

    

3 years ago

beautiful poem Lynn i incude Alicia in my affirmations and prayers along with my dear friends i know she will be ok

3 years ago

Lynn you are most very welcome and I love you, too!

 

I like the Eulogy poem

One poem that touched millions of lives....
3 years ago
The Dash
by Linda Ellis I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matter not, how much we own,
the cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
with your life's actions to rehash,
would you be proud of the things they say
about how you spent your dash?
3 years ago

Barb, thank you again for posting those healing affirmations. I read them again, taking big breaths with each sentence and I could feel the peace flowing through my body. With all of your love and prayers and affirmation I know that Alicia will come through this whole, in mind and body.

I love you, dear girl!

 

3 years ago

Hi Lynn here are these prayers again to help Alicia heal completely. 

 

Healing Prayers

In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.


Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

http://unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/healingPrayerAffirm.html

3 years ago

Cheryl thank you for that beautiful video!  I should start each day with it.  And Les that are great words read. 

3 years ago

Les, your spiritual words are a wonderful mantra to carry you through each day. Thank you for bringing those words to us in this particular thread. Their affirmation is so powerful and as Cheryl says "one can carry in their pocket and bring out as often as needed".   I always look forward to reading what you have to say, Les.  Your words are always so inspiring, so keep them coming!

Cheryl, you always seem to know the right words to say in any given situation. It's a gift, my dear friend, and I wish I could articulate as well as you do. At times my fingers get "tongue-tied" for the lack of just the right thing to say, especially at this time. So I thank you, also.

3 years ago

It's so great to see you Les! Or maybe I should say, "Self" -- that's a great affirmation one can carry in their pocket and bring out as often as needed, and that might happen several times a day on certain days! I love that you are around us and checking in, Les. You always add something really nice to the group.

 

all healing affirmations
3 years ago

These are my words posted on another thread--said to myself--"Self, these words might actually be appropriate in the healing affirmations thread." --So here they are:  I will not fear whatever looks like trouble today.  Nothing I cannot handle--in fact, nothing I cannot grow from--will come my way today.  My inner strength can see me through.

3 years ago

I Start My Day With Love, Positive Affirmations: How to be positive

"I am so blessed, I am so grateful for all that I have..."




3 years ago

YOU are loved so much too, Lynn. I consider you a very dear friend (more than a few who sometimes I see face-to-face). I also pray that all the words and feelings we have for Alicia will go directly to God's ears! What an enormous trial for her and your son and you and others who love her. You are not travelling this road alone with us around!!

ALICIA is going to come through this and carry on with her life journey beside your son. How precious it is, Lynn, that you love your daughter-in-law so much when there are so many mother-and-daughter in-laws who dislike each other. This is such a blessing and will help her immensely to have your loving energy

   


Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24

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This post was modified from its original form on 18 Sep, 15:19
3 years ago

It became hard for me to read your words, Cheryl and Barb, because the tears started to fill my eyes. Cheryl, the Affirmation substituting Alicia's name is so powerful that I felt myself breathing deeply as I read it.

Barb, your post also filled my heart with hope. The words are so beautiful and affirming. I can't thank you both enough for you to know how much your posts affected me. May all those words go from your posts to God's ears! You are such awesome friends and I love you so much. Thank you, again.

3 years ago

Oh wow, Barb sweetie - you and I were doing an affirmation at the same time! That is so powerful!

3 years ago

I am transferring this one from the "Thoughts & Quotes" thread as it applies when we transfer the affirmation to Alicia in our mind as well as to ourselves, if we like. This thread needs to be full of sunshine and healing thoughts, poems, pictures and anything else that is positive energy.  (Substitute Alicia's name in the first part of this affirmation) 

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I can facilitate healing by seeing Alicia as whole and well. I picture divine healing power filling Alicia and strengthening Alicia in mind, body and spirit. I breathe deeply, cleansing Alicia's body of toxins and filling Alicia's mind with life-affirming thoughts. As I do these things and more, Alicia becomes attuned to the healing light of God that is continually renewing and revitalizing Alicia.

Adapted From Daily Word:
http://www.silentunity.org/

3 years ago

Hi Lynn

 

 

 

Healing Prayers

In the stillness of Your presence, God, I feel Your healing life flowing through me now, bringing peace to my mind and energy to my body.

Enfolded in Your powerful healing love, God, I experience health and wholeness in mind, body, and emotions.

Thank You, God, for Your healing life that surges throughout every cell of my entire being, strengthening me and restoring me to wholeness.

To You, dear God, I release any concern about my health. I trust Your healing love and Your life-giving presence to renew me.

Dear God, I am open and receptive to Your healing power. Your light and life energize every cell of my being, and I am grateful.


Healing Affirmations

With my heart open to God's renewing love, I accept my healing now.

I am healthy and strong because I am one with God's healing, revitalizing presence.

I am created in the image of God, blessed with strength and wholeness.

The power of God sustains and blesses me with perfect health.

I have instant access to God's healing power within. I am whole and well in mind, body, and spirit.

http://unity.org/prayer/prayersAffirmations/healingPrayerAffirm.html

THIS HEALING AFFIRMATION IS FOR ALICIA
3 years ago

Please send your kind thoughts and Healing Affirmation for my daughter-in-law Alicia, who has cervical cancer. She has to have a PET scan this coming Thursday to determine if the cancer has spread. She's a strong girl, has been in 2 Iron Man Triathalons and finished in plenty of time and is very optimistic about herself. She still needs our prayers and affirmations that she will be cured after her pending surgery and will go on to live a long, healthy and happy life. Amen!

ALL HEALING AFFIRMATIONS
3 years ago

This thread is for us to send Healing Affirmations to those who might need our kind thoughts and prayers because they are going through a crisis; be it pending surgery, after surgery, not knowing what prognosis the doctor might bring, etc.        

Prayer and the power of affirmation for healing is so important. We must believe!!!!

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