Over the last month, I’ve received so many emails asking for prayers. People writing to tell me about their loved ones facing illness, some of which are terminal. Others have written because they themselves have been diagnosed with cancer. Panic stricken they write, reaching out for some kind of assurance that all will be well. My heart feels for each of them, as I know all too well the pain of facing the unknown when it comes to illness and the possibility of death.
How do you get through it?
How do you deal with the possibility that you may be dying because of a diagnosis? How do you handle the suffering and the pain of sickness or help those around you who simply can’t bear to face the reality of what’s happening?
To each and every one of you, I offer my support by reminding you that even though you walk in the valley of the shadow of death, know that God is with you. Know that there are divine healers with you and your loved ones. Visualise angelic hands superimposed over the hands of Doctors and nurses and every care giver working with every patient.
At the same time, allow your emotions to come to the surface. Allow yourself to feel what you feel, even if its anger. Feel it all and then give these emotions to the light.
It’s ok to feel what you feel. This is what it means to be human.
At the same time reach out to others, and know that when you do, you call up their compassion. We all need each other. Don’t judge anything.
With love in your heart be a space for someone to heal.
My prayer is for all sentient beings to be free from suffering. My prayer is for all sentient beings to find peace. And in the words of a dear friend spoken to me so many years ago…We are each of us angels with only one wing and we fly by holding each other.
Take care of yourself and each other
I love you