Progress and gratitude.
Learning to be grateful with tiny little morsels of progress no matter how small they seemed at the time, was what helped me to recover from illness too. Instead of always finishing each job I started, which I had been used to...no matter how shattered I was... often burning myself out in the process, had to become a thing of the past. I still have a similar drive and determination, but now I listen to my body rather than ignoring it! I had to get used to breaking big jobs into sections in my recovery, so that I could feel satisfied with finishing segments, rather than pushing myself to finishing the whole thing, no matter what. Patience was actually one of my biggest lessons. Whilst I had loads of patience with others I had very little with myself. This change of perspective helped me to feel I had achieved something and boosted my self worth. Letting go of comparisons to 'what I did before' helped me to reclaim my confidence. It's so important to absorb this, and tattoo it to your third eye, as every moment becomes precious when you have survived very traumatic events and severe illness.
Every tiny soul enhancing morsels of progression away from illness and back to wellness is extremely significant. Living authentically from the deep essence of our being and retrieving our souls desire brings forth miraculous fulfilment, often above and beyond our wildest dreams, which helps us to flourish in all areas of our lives.
This is a fabulous video about progression and perpectives called ‘Is the world getting better or worse?’ by Steven Pinker, who is a Canadian cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone family Professor in the department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind psychology. He also has a Very interesting level of awareness and is inspirational author of a book called ‘Enlightenment Now.’ In his interviews he highlights how the media, certain reports, people and tribes we listen to can really shape our perception of reality. Love it when I see more of the bold and brave warriors flourishing and coming forth to raise the collective consciousness! 😍 What’s really interesting though is even though he identifies himself as an atheist, and I myself have different beliefs than he has, as far as the soul is concerned etc... And he also very much relies on logic, data, scientific evidence, as proof of his beliefs which no doubt has its own set of values. Whilst all of this goes on he actually comes across as a very enlightened spiritual being. I couldn’t help but imagine the mess my life could have ended up in if I’d have totally relied on logic to help me with decisions, or believed the data, statistics, and health professionals that told me that they’d never seen such a bad case of M.E and that I couldn’t be cured.
Some of the most defining richest, life enhancing moves I’ve ever made have been made purely relying on faith. Just goes to show what faith and belief can do despite labels. 🙏🏻