Learning about Love: Day 76 – A Call to Help

A rose for a rose.

Have you ever heard a story that made you feel that you just had to do something to help?

Today, I went to visit a yoga teacher. Her name is Kate Stevely. Kate’s been practicing yoga for forty-five years. I figured she knew her stuff.

I wanted to find out if Kate could help my body to move again. Since dealing with severe RA symptoms and inflammation in every joint, my body has ceased up.  Range of motion is quite limited in all joints and almost non-existent in some.

Kate said it’s important to keep the body moving, even if all you can manage is in the smallest degree. Motion helps to remove toxins.

Kate knows about chronic illness. Her niece, Barbara, experiences chronic illness and in 2009 Barbara had her colon removed.

Since then, she’s had numerous surgeries due to blockages and now she’s at the point where the doctor’s cannot do anymore surgery because of too much scar tissue.

Barbara is on a diet of pureed food to minimize stomach blockages.

Kate, Barbara’s aunt, found a facility in Florida that will assist in loosening the scar tissue in Barbara’s intestines and abdomen.

Barbara’s friend, Lisa is helping to raise funds so that Barbara can get the help she needs. All Lisa is asking for is $1 from each individual until they reach $10,000.

It would be awesome if we could help Lisa and Kate create a miracle for Barbara by contributing $1 to their fundraiser called “Project Paper Crane”.

If everyone you knew contributed $1, it won’t take long to reach the goal.

Here is a link to Lisa’s plea on Barbara’s blog (click here). And here is a link to the fundraiser page (click here).

I’ve only given a small summary here on my blog to help raise awareness for Barbara, please read both page links above to get all the details.

I sincerely appreciate the time you take to read the blog and visit the links I provide.

Love and blessings to all. 🙂

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My Very Own Peaceful Place

Hangs on my wall

Miracle mama (my new persona, in case you missed, read here) has manifested a new place to live. My very own peaceful place. It’s a small one bedroom apartment on ground level that faces the spacious fir-treed backyards of neighboring houses. The back door opens onto a small patio where I can park my butt on forthcoming patio chair to listen to the sounds of nature in between the sound of cars driving up and down the street behind the houses.

Since the beginning of April it’s been hectic and exhausting, but well worth every minute. My helpers moved seventy-odd boxes and storages containers full of stuff. Much is still left unpacked yet. In fact, a lot of my stuff can be recycled or shredded. I’m ready to let go of much of it, including books, which I never thought I’d hear myself say. I’m heading for the clear space, less is more, simplify life plan.

It’s actually amazing how this move came about so quickly. The regional affordable housing wait-list has over 3,500 people on it with wait-times of 6 years. Several months ago, I put my name on a wait-list for accommodations in the town where I live. At the time, there were 30 people ahead of me on the list, but some were not ready to move yet. I took a chance and prayed that I wouldn’t have to wait years for a place. At the end of March, I got a call telling me an apartment would be available May 1st. Whooo hoooo!

View from the livingroom.

The next amazing thing that happened was an army of angels arrived to move my stuff, disassemble and reassemble furniture, hang window coverings and help me clean. I could not have done without their help, I was so exhausted from packing and organizing as it seems the rheumatoid disease picked a fine time to act up on me. Once again, I was blessed and boy, do I feel grateful!

So, its been 10 days since I’ve been in my new peaceful place. My mother and brother came to visit a few days ago. My brother has a way with words. “You sure can’t get lost in here,” was his comment as he walked into the apartment. He lives in a townhouse with at least 6 or 7 flights of stairs, so I understand. He knows it’s a right size for me. He and mom helped to move around furniture to see what fit best where. Brother organized the thirty something cartons in the storage closet so that I could have easy access to them. With their help, the place looks very comfortable now.

A friend delivered flowers from her garden.

I have so many blessings from All the angels in my life. I can only hope and pray that I too will be a blessing to others in some small way. Thank you to All who contributed to my very own peaceful place.

Mind Meanderings with Miracle Mama

Hi everyone, this is a personal note to let you know what I’m up to and that I’ve taken on a pseudonym.

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for contributing to make my life richer through sharing your blog posts, visiting and commenting on my blog and through your valued feedback and support. Being a part of an online community is definitely a rewarding experience.

A lot is going on and I haven’t been able to keep up with reading your blog posts. I think everyone I know is participating in the Post-A-Day challenge so it doesn’t take long to fall way behind. I enjoy reading your posts and I don’t want to miss anything and so feel compelled to read all that I’m behind on which then takes time to catch up.

During the last few months, I’ve focused on numerous items to do with my health, personal life, work, career and life path. Some of you may recall I began an experiment in healing a few months ago. I tested the effect of energy medicine, Ayurvedic herbs, naturopathic medicine, dietary changes and meditation. Through it all, I noticed a greatly reduced experience of symptoms like pain and inflammation to the point that I didn’t feel the need to take a prescribed bi-weekly pharmaceutical injection for my immune system. Yay!

Since the experiment didn’t follow scientific protocol, I have no idea what actually made the difference in my condition. Was it all of the above, some of the above and if so, which one(s)? The reason I ask the question is because in the past few weeks the symptoms have increased again. The last energy treatment was several weeks ago, I ran out of Ayurvedic herbs and haven’t been able to re-order yet, I lax with the strict gluten-free, vegan diet and I have not been meditating regularly.

Oh well, life happens. No stress about it. I’ll just keep experimenting as funds permit.

In the area of my work and personal life, the theme is “moving”. I’m moving out of self-employed bookkeeping and into the unknown. Yes, I’ve given my clients notice and over the next few months I’ll find new things to do. At the end of the month, I’m moving out of my current living arrangement and into a place of my own. Yay!

Lastly, I’ve created a new persona and blog called Miracle Mama. It’s a collection of miracle stories and magical moments to inspire and encourage freedom from limited thinking, fear, doubt, helplessness and oppression. You can read the full story on the blog in the first post called, “Inception: Miracle Stories and Magical Moments” and on the “About MM” page.

In future, I’ll conduct interviews with people all over the world who have experienced miracles and magical moments. If you have an experience you wish to share I would love to post it on the blog. Or, if you’ve heard a miracle story that you would like to pass along to share on the blog that would be awesome.

Miracle stories occur all the time, they’re all around us when we have the desire to notice. Miracles uplift and give hope. I want to help contribute to the consciousness of miracles through sharing stories on Miracle Mama. I hope you will join me to help spread the word and pass along this information to your family and friends if you feel inclined.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.