February 26

HOPE MONTH: DAY 26: “We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreparably broken.” ― John Green

Even when we feel that we are, there is a spark that continues to keep us going. We are children of the Creator of this Universe, whose work is seldom allowed to be destroyed.

Because it is all created of energy, it re-aligns and shifts forms, but never dies completely. We may leave our bodies when we die, but I truly believe our spirits live on forever. In different forms, maybe in different life experiences. I love the concept of time and space being malleable and fluent. And quantum physics as it pertains to being in several dimensions at the same time.

That is a bit deep for me to dwell on for long, because it is a huge concept. But I really like it. What that tells me is that there is always a great deal more going on than what I can conceptualize. That is good news, because I am kind of a know-it-all. I have a lot of interesting education and read and study things in the natural world like it is all a good drug.

But, there are still mysteries, more to know. This alone will keep me going for about another 100 years.

Even when I am not physically well, I cannot imagine not wanting to learn and read and grow.

And healing is built into our DNA. We just have to be willing to know what real healing is. For me, there has been a lot of conversation lately with aging friends and family and sponsors. We discuss the options for treatment and healing that we find along this path. I am grateful for knowing that it is my responsibility to exhaust options of diet and exercise and spiritual practices that can keep me from taking things that feel toxic. So far, that has been the path. I am not sure how it will progress, but I have watched a great number of people who have succeeded in doing this even through the end of their life. They inspire me.

I do not believe I heal when I intervene with toxic substances. My body demands good healthy food and water and I can tell when I give it even a bit of sugar. A couple of friends are able to testify that my body reacts strongly because of how well I eat consistently. Slight variations create strong reactions in our bodies. We are often so numb that it is not even recognized.

We may live with these toxins, but the quality of our lives is not what I want. I want maximum health for what has occurred in this lifetime for me. Healing is an inside job. There is no magic pill, although most of us have been brainwashed to believe there is. This is just what I have found. It is a dedicated work of my life to find healing modalities that work without pharma. I am happy with the results. I am older than most of my friends, with a good number of physical challenges, but live an amazing life of joy and freedom and excellent care. This is where it is today. It can change in any moment and I am going to be fully in the celebration of my gratitude every minute I get to be active and alive.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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