Gratitude for Illness

I’m preparing for a long road trip out to Joshua Tree National Park in California. I woke up this morning feeling scared about my trip. What if I don’t get the messages I need to receive? How can I open myself up to be a channel for healing?

I realized this way of thinking wasn’t serving me. So, I made my favorite faux latte, wrote 15 affirmations to help me focus on what I wanted to attract into my life, did a grateful heart meditation, and pulled some tarot cards.

I’ve drawn the high priestess very consistently lately. She reminds me to listen more carefully and closely to my inner voice. All the answers are already inside of me, just like you have all the answers inside of you.

The four of cups reminded me that I am supported and I simply have to ask the Universe for what I desire. And the six of pentacles indicates abundance and long awaited fruit is ready for harvesting.

You see, my road trip out to Joshua Tree is for my writing retreat, where I’ll be putting my story, some of your stories, and many other channeled thoughts onto the page.

I’m nervous with excitement about how it will all transpire.

My healing journey has been long, frustrating, and treacherous at times, however I look back and know deep in my heart I wouldn’t change a thing.

I feel called to put some of my deepest darkest moments as well as my most joyful and abundant moments onto a tangible page.

I feel a deep sense of gratitude towards this community, this tribe of fearless women who are ready to be the author of their life.

As I began to crowd out the fear with authentic love and curiosity this morning, I was inspired to create this short meditation for you. Comment below and me know what you think!

2 thoughts on “Gratitude for Illness

  1. Marcia says:

    Thank you so much for this.
    I know it seems silly, but I am forever grateful for my diagnosis. I spent 20 years struggling with anxiety, depression, stomach issues, and, after my kids were born, all the symptoms intensified. I never sought help because it was my normal.
    When my doctor diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s and I found AIP, I also found hope. Hope for healing, hope for light, hope for a life that could be more than just survival. It is a beautiful thank. All of my latest labs show AIP is working, and I can stay med free!
    Thank you for all of your love and light and for creating a space for so many of us. I hope that your trip is all that it needs to be.

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