Give yourself a take-charge title. You can be a CEO–of your healing, your health, and wellness. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that if you don’t do it, nobody will. Or if someone else takes over for you, you’ll go off course. And even worse, your chances of healing from a grim diagnosis are pretty slim unless you park yourself in the driver’s seat.
I did healing work with a young woman in her thirties, we’ll call her Janie, with a daughter of about eight and a handsome, caring husband. They lived in a beautiful, large, picture-perfect house in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. I hauled my massage table up there and worked her over because I loved the woman. She had sarcoma, potentially fatal, and it kept reappearing in various parts of her body, which doctors would cut out.
Janie told me her favorite movie was “Jaws.” That should have been a clue.
I tried to get her to take over her healing, to claim her own power, to use all us healers as consultants. She needed to chart her own course, make her own decisions, based on information and her own gut feelings. She needed to consider her healing journey a full-time job. Anyone with a so-called terminal dis-ease needs to seek healing each and every day, with gratitude and joy. But Janie chose to deny and ignore her illness instead.
Going to her funeral was not easy, and I can feel emotion roiling up in me as I remember. Such a lovely, kind, sweet girl. It should have never happened. She should still be with us.
Only you know what’s best for you in your healing journey. Us “professionals” can advise, but you can and must chart your own course.
If you can’t bring yourself to do it for yourself, think of someone or something you adore. Pretend you are that person and fake it till you make it. Just as you would never want to let that person down, do the same for yourself.
Because healing can be great fun. You’re pointed toward a life with more ease, great purpose, and joy. Change can be great fun, you’ll find. Change is inevitable, so why not shift toward a life of greater enjoyment?
CATHY CORN (RN, LMT, RM) recently retired from massage practice at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh and now has more time for brushing the cats’ teeth and blogging about healing. She writes fiction about nature and faeries (see her Lilith & the Faeries Series at www.CathyACorn.com ) and currently writes MG children’s books, secretly hoping for a big contract so she can appear on national TV (either Kathy Lee and Hoda’s show or Dr. Oz) so her mother will be impressed.