Foundations of Healing

robinvan
robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I belong to an intergrated healing community in Vancouver called "InspireHealth". I've posted a short summary of their "Foundations of Healing", along with some words of wisdom from Michael Lerner on what he would do if facing a cancer diagnosis.
Check it out at "A Cancer Journal" www.rob-pollock.blogspot.com
TTFN... Rob; in Vancouver
"I would pay a great deal of attention to the inner healing process that I hope a cancer diagnosis would trigger in me. I would give careful thought to the meaning of my life, what I had to let go of, and what I wanted to keep." Michael Lerner

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  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    Attention to the important things in my life:
    Faith, health, family, shoes that don't hurt, clothes that are comfortable and yet in style, and staying in reasonable physical shape. Our priorities change as we age, but I think we grow or age a great deal in maturity after cancer.

    The other day I was thinking of my grandma, who has passed away. She never wore a bra,she was as flat as a pancake. She wore a full length slip under her dress and sometime the slip would droop down and show. When she was told, "Hey grandma your slip is showing," she would reply, "It doesn't matter everone knows me." Being known for who she was and not what she looked like was important to her. When she went to visit out of town and someone said "Hey, Grandma your slip is showing. She would just comment, "It's ok, no one knows me anyway."
    Now that I'm remembering Grandma in the early hours of the morning. I remember when she opened and closed the draperies or blinds she would say, "Shows over, depending on the time of the day, or shows on". I still do that sometimes and always remember her. Even when we die there are things people will remember that will keep us in there lives. So be a little excentric, maybe it will help them remember that our slip was always showing, but we had courage and lots of good friends who knew what a great personality we had.
    Brian Andreas in his book says: "Everything changed the day he figured out there was exactly enough time for the impotant things in his life."
    Sorry about the long message its just early in the morning and a good time to think.
    Jo Ann
  • robinvan
    robinvan Member Posts: 1,012
    jams67 said:

    Attention to the important things in my life:
    Faith, health, family, shoes that don't hurt, clothes that are comfortable and yet in style, and staying in reasonable physical shape. Our priorities change as we age, but I think we grow or age a great deal in maturity after cancer.

    The other day I was thinking of my grandma, who has passed away. She never wore a bra,she was as flat as a pancake. She wore a full length slip under her dress and sometime the slip would droop down and show. When she was told, "Hey grandma your slip is showing," she would reply, "It doesn't matter everone knows me." Being known for who she was and not what she looked like was important to her. When she went to visit out of town and someone said "Hey, Grandma your slip is showing. She would just comment, "It's ok, no one knows me anyway."
    Now that I'm remembering Grandma in the early hours of the morning. I remember when she opened and closed the draperies or blinds she would say, "Shows over, depending on the time of the day, or shows on". I still do that sometimes and always remember her. Even when we die there are things people will remember that will keep us in there lives. So be a little excentric, maybe it will help them remember that our slip was always showing, but we had courage and lots of good friends who knew what a great personality we had.
    Brian Andreas in his book says: "Everything changed the day he figured out there was exactly enough time for the impotant things in his life."
    Sorry about the long message its just early in the morning and a good time to think.
    Jo Ann

    Thanks Jo Ann
    So nice to remember such a special Grandma. I really loved the "slip" story. :):)
    Rob
  • Faith4Cure
    Faith4Cure Member Posts: 405
    jams67 said:

    Attention to the important things in my life:
    Faith, health, family, shoes that don't hurt, clothes that are comfortable and yet in style, and staying in reasonable physical shape. Our priorities change as we age, but I think we grow or age a great deal in maturity after cancer.

    The other day I was thinking of my grandma, who has passed away. She never wore a bra,she was as flat as a pancake. She wore a full length slip under her dress and sometime the slip would droop down and show. When she was told, "Hey grandma your slip is showing," she would reply, "It doesn't matter everone knows me." Being known for who she was and not what she looked like was important to her. When she went to visit out of town and someone said "Hey, Grandma your slip is showing. She would just comment, "It's ok, no one knows me anyway."
    Now that I'm remembering Grandma in the early hours of the morning. I remember when she opened and closed the draperies or blinds she would say, "Shows over, depending on the time of the day, or shows on". I still do that sometimes and always remember her. Even when we die there are things people will remember that will keep us in there lives. So be a little excentric, maybe it will help them remember that our slip was always showing, but we had courage and lots of good friends who knew what a great personality we had.
    Brian Andreas in his book says: "Everything changed the day he figured out there was exactly enough time for the impotant things in his life."
    Sorry about the long message its just early in the morning and a good time to think.
    Jo Ann

    Hi Jo Ann
    What a neat story, it really made me smile. I will be thnking about that all day! Thanks!