BreezeWay

Nighttime breezes come my way

Can’t sleep anyway

Breeze thru my windows

Can’t help but smile

I’ll lay awake all night

If you’ll just stay awhile

Breezes bringing tomorrow’s rain

Breezes saying I’m here again

Holy Spirit sending love

On breezes across my face

Intent to bring a smile

Gentle breezes in my hair

Yes Lord I know you’re there

You consume my thoughts

Bringing me to prayer

Thank you for my BreezeWay

~ Spring 2017

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unclog the blog fog

Lately, the idea of blogging, journaling and scribbling notes on my healthy journey has become more like a cool idea than a completed task. Similar to writer’s block I imagine. A combination of brain fog and drain clog…a sort of blog flog, hehe!

And when I make choices daily to fill my precious time with unworthy activities, it is me and me only who clogs my blog with fog. Fog is more than just a cloudiness. Plumbers know it as Fats, Oils and Grease, yuck!

So this will be a brief wave of my hand to say that I’m here, still working on this journey back to wellness. So very much has been happening, good and not as good some days. Lots of research by my husband, as well as his talking with several Dr’s and practitioners, manufacturers of therapies that can be purchased for home use, etc., etc…

My supplement regimen has changed drastically this past week – for the better. I can already see it. Stopping a couple of natural products has caused me to withdraw and I’m learning how to deal with that, again, naturally. One of them is an anti-inflammatory that I’ve used for many years to ease pain. This product is made in Mexico and now it is no longer allowed in our country, so I began to wean from it weeks ago but apparently not successfully enough, haha! It’s okay. I’m learning.

Ortho-Bionomy (bodywork) is still a highlight of my week. Also this week I will be receiving Ampcoil therapy for the second time. The next blog I will report on a few new things I just started. Pain levels are comfortably down today…even though there is rain in the air! Praise the Lord!

Thank you to friends and family praying for me and watching my results…and it is my hope and prayer to help others find answers that will help alleviate symptoms of RA, Fibromyalgia and Dysautonomia.

Finally, since good sleep has not been my friend for awhile, I found comfort today in the song Arms That Hold the Universe by Fee. I hope you will listen and be blessed by it.

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.” – Habakkuk 3:19

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BirdSong 4-17-17

BirdSong

Make my day

It’s not even dawn yet

And you’re ready to play

Open window season

Primavera, yes!

When I can’t sleep

God sends you to sing to me

I’m so grateful, for

A smile in the night

Gifts from the Giver, my Giver

So that’s why you’re not sleeping,

little feathery ones

Who needs beauty rest

When such beauty abounds

A symphony of sounds

Pre-dawn bird song

Who are you that you do his bidding?

A great example, that’s who

Thank you, Lord

For teaching me more each day

thru birds and song

Not just one

Now there’s more

You know they sing for me

They know they sing for You

Thank you, Papa

For sitting in the audience with me

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6)

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what’s in a healing

Is this a question or the beginning of an answer? Hmmm.

What exactly IS in a healing? In my life (almost said at my age, ooops) I’ve both witnessed many and experienced several of my own. Whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual…there are all kinds of healings.

Today I’m thinking of physical healing. Having chronic pain for 15 years, it’s safe to say it is on my mind. A lot! Too much! Even after much prayer for me and by me, where is the healing? God? Are you there? Of course he is! I experience Him daily and many of my prayers are answered…all the time.

Today I report that I’m actually getting better! Why this doesn’t happen all in one day, one instant, I don’t know. I do know there are things to learn along the way, friends we would not have met otherwise…a life to live!

So I encourage my friends, family and fellow bloggers who have prayed for, thought about and followed my healthy journey. Let’s never give up. God does have a plan. He’s always had a plan. And we have choices to make every day which may affect the timing, and even aspects, of our answers along the way. Sometimes an answer is right in front of us but we choose a different route that takes us on a detour. I believe God uses even the detours to bring about His purpose.

Some day we will know all of the answers to our questions. Some people say we won’t even care at that time. Again, hmmm. I think that my inquiring and analytical mind will still want to know. We may know in the instant we arrive at our eternal Home. Or He may allow us to discover these answers as we go, as we meet and visit with every person who has impacted our lives, in every direct and indirect way. Ohhh, this is a subject I love to think and talk about…how we will spend our time when we finally get to that completely perfect Destination!

So back to ‘what’s in a healing’. For me, it’s been…life! Here’s why I say life. Back in the early years of my dis-ease, there were moments – especially in the dark – I thought I might not make it through the night. My brain felt like it was moving inside my head. My world was upside down; pain was off the charts, indescribable. There were panic attacks. Tears. Dependency. Debilitation.

After those early days, weeks, a few months – I was on my path to wellness. My healthy journey had begun! And wow am I glad that it wasn’t revealed to me that nearly 15 years of choices and decisions, would affect my healing. Yet, maybe I would’ve welcomed the news that at least I’d live long enough to see my granddaughter become a teen and there’d be another granddaughter to enjoy. And not from a wheelchair or even pharmaceutically incarcerated!

Often I have described this as a roller coaster ride. Today I pictured it as a dance because it’s been one step forward, two steps back. Two steps forward and one or two steps back.  But always there is forward motion. Seeking and searching. Finding and applying. Knowing, yet not knowing. What I’ve come to believe is that there is no panacea. But there are so many good things that God has provided us in nature, as well as the intelligence, wisdom and knowledge of how the human body works and does not work. How it heals and does not heal. Through things that we consume and by using therapies and technologies that assist the body’s natural healing process. There are many things I do, but today I will share just a few. I consume CBD in different forms, kratom in multiple strains, Miror EPF…and I’m a big fan of my Ortho-Bionomy practitioners. Look it up, it may resonate and help someone you know or yourself! All of the things I do have good side effects.

Today there is less pain. I’m sleeping much better most nights. And mornings are easier – to know me is to know that this is HUGE!

So there’s been life and discovery and ideas for the plan that’s been there all along. All of the answers are not clear yet. I do know that my desire is to glorify God in my life. I have many opportunities to do that, every moment of every day.

And so do you, my friend! As we ask our questions, we need to expect answers! Have a little faith. When ‘stuck’ on the edge of our trek to higher places in life, know without a doubt that when you call on the name of Jesus, He will arrive immediately. Then link your arm in His and walk without fear. Know that Habakkuk 3:19 says this:

‘The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.’

 

 

 

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StormSense

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StormSense

Sense the storm

Brighter flashes

Louder rolls of thunder

Counting seconds in between

Come closer I say

I’m not scared

Memories of lawn chairs

Aluminum no less

Mom and me

Front porch

Heaven will be Heaven with mom and chairs again.

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all over the board

Theoretically thinking, a nap sounds amazing.  Yeah, no…easier thought than done.

Today it seems like I’m the ‘iron’ piece in the Monopoly game, except the ‘wrinkles’ under me are actually on the game board of Life. And it’s not really a game. It is real life and the spinner is out of control.

Thoughts, emotions and even prayers ~ are all over the board. Jesus, won’t cha puh-leeeez take the wheel?

The emojis of my exhausted mind and fatigued body are not lol’ing.

Since doing all things natural is the way I try to roll, I concocted a smoothie adding a new kratom strain that is supposed to be a Mood Booster. Guessing now that a double or triple dose was called for.

It must be one of those good times to just be thankful for my many blessings, naming them 1 by 1. Just? Isn’t that what I should be doing all the time?

It’s no big surprise that my devo this morning was right there where it needed to be. God’s eye is on the sparrow and it most certainly is on me and you. He knows the day we are all going to have before we ever barely make it to the bathroom. Suppose the things He’s showing us and saying to us might even be a forewarning? Day 42 of Seeing the Unseen by Randy Alcorn could’ve been my sign. I even scribbled a few nuggets of it into my journal, like:

“I want to stay in the habit of ‘glancing’ at my problems and ‘gazing’ at the Lord” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada.

and from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18,

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.”

(I added a couple verses and quoted the Message here cuz it was more fun talking about potatoes and a celebration both in the same sentence!)

Together let’s strive to tread on the heights with the feet of a deer. The Sovereign Lord does give us strength and we know that He is near. You and I need only to call on Him.

Thanks for sharing my day. I hope you’ll share something of yours with me…and sleep well, my friends!

 

 

 

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Wind 3-6-17

WIND

in the air, on my face

whole trees dancing

branches and leaves, abandoned to self

whistling fury, demanding its way,

bringing about change

whether good or bad…

warm currents of spring promise,

death cold of winter storms…

I’ve always loved the sound,

the feel, the sights ~ of wind

clouds racing across the sky ~

of beautiful blue or threatening gray

In awe of God’s power displayed in these winds,

no less in the gentle breezes of summer

Wonderful Holy Spirit always comes to mind

He also brings dancing and change

and fury

Listen to hear Him, be open to feel

See His handiwork all around if you will

Beautiful and threatening

yet gentle as a breeze

I’m in love with all of this

And grateful beyond measure

That I am His.

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