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Hope and Gratitude

It was a shock to me to hear my doctor say, "You have cancer of the uterus." Who me? But, we don't have any cancer on either side of the family. There was a giant WTF question mark over my head for the first few days after I heard the diagnosis.

It is in hard times like these that I am so very grateful that I have a spiritual practice to fall back on to give me strength and hope. I am giving myself Reiki treatments every day, chanting, praying, using the Tibetan bowls, and listening to guided meditations. This practice helps me to raise my vibration, which is important for the healing process.

I could go down the path of worry and fear, but I am choosing hope and love instead. I know that being in a place of fear is not helpful in difficult times. It lowers a person's vibration, and worrying is just a waste of energy.

Instead, I am choosing to send out intentions of self-love and hope, and I'm trusting that the Universe has my back. I have hope and trust in my heart that the Universe supports me for my highest good and the most benevolent outcome.

The Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, writes that: "Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today."

Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, December 9. I am so grateful for the beautiful tribe of friends and loved ones who I find myself surrounded by. I so appreciate all your loving thoughts, wishes, prayers, and healing energy sent my way. I'll keep you updated.

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