For those of you who generally follow my posts you may have noticed I’ve been on a blogging hiatus. I’ve found myself on a path I could not have predicted as my husband’s journey of healing has taken the spotlight in our lives. As a firm believer in the power of the mind to create our experiences and of the natural state of wholeness that underlies any appearance of illness, a sudden health challenge should be a simple matter, right? Well, in fact, it is simple, but the mind is a complicated aspect of our consciousness, not easily harnessed. It can be like a wild horse taking flight … in a variety of possible directions.
As I sit here this afternoon, I find myself excited at returning to the keyboard, ready to write about this journey. Even though it is not yet complete, the experience has already been and filled with underlying blessings, invisible to many, and often hidden from that runaway horse. It has been peppered with moments of enlightenment, and moments of the runaway horse heading into a darkening sunset. But the moments of enlightenment are the moments I am eager to explore and ready to being sharing.
In November, after a visit with my brother who had been diagnosed with ALS, I returned to find that my husband’s doctor had discovered a suspicious nodule on his lung. The nodule turned out to be nothing, but the tests revealed a mass in his other lung, and that has led us into this current journey; from Xray, to CT scan, to biopsy, to the severe complications from the biopsy which postponed the recommended surgery. Now, one could get very upset on this journey. Fear could be the destination of the runaway horse. Or, one could find the blessings along the path. We have, for the most part, chosen the blessings. And they are many. A prolonged wait time for surgery provides more time for his energetic body to return to wholeness; more time for prayer and spiritual healing. The demands of his current treatment have given us a rare opportunity to spend time together. It has given us multiple opportunities to witness the face of God in friends, family, and health care professionals. It has given us the opportunity to truly practice our Truth. And, the dis-ease itself can be seen as a catalyst for a much greater healing that has nothing to do with tumors or lesions or PET scans at all. This healing is of the heart and soul. This healing is a joint venture between two souls committed to a common path; committed to their role in the evolution of the planet. This healing is an opportunity for growth and transformation in unexpected and miraculous ways. This healing is a miracle unfolding and I am excited at all that is being revealed. I look forward to my first Sunday back at Unity of Livonia on March 12, 2017 (EDT) when I share some of the experiences of this journey in my talk titled “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…”
©2017. Rev. Eileen DeRosia Patra.