Positive kid-firmations Part 3
For all of you faithful Feeding Sparrows readers and fans, I know it has been a while since my last post and I apologize. You see, life works exactly the way it is supposed to work. Nothing is a coincidence and everything happens for a reason.
With that being said, I have a little story to share with you. If you recall, I started a series called, ‘Positive Kid-firmations’ in which I promised would entail a 5 part series. As most of you know, I have shared with you part 1 & part 2 of the Positive Kid-firmations series over a month ago. Part 3 of the series is Positive Kid-firmations for health. For some reason about a month ago, when it came time to write the blog post, I just wasn’t feeling the inspiration to write. Writing this blog, “Feeding Sparrows” has taught me more than I ever imagined that it would. The most important thing it has taught me is “Everything will happen in its divine time.” Meaning, I have learned never to “force” the writing I do on this blog. I have learned that if I give it time and wait for the inspiration to come, that a day or two will go by and I will find the perfect story or idea to go along with whatever the blog post I was going to write about. Had I forced it and not been patient with it, I would have never had that particular story or that particular idea to enhance the subject that I was going to write about. I hope this is making sense…
Now, as I look back over a month ago at how I could not find the inspiration to write about “Positive Kid-firmations” on health, I see that God was working in His mysterious ways, like always. He was whispering to me to hold off…for there was a reason the writing wasn’t coming to me at that certain time…and that it would all makes sense later.
Well, later came three weeks ago. My mom informed me that she had uterine cancer. My mom is my best friend. The wind was knocked out of me and truly, I think my knees buckled and I found myself seated on the bare wood floor of our kitchen. My world had stopped. I couldn’t hear anything else. Just those dreaded words from my mom; my ally, my confidant, my rock, my hero, my support system, my cheerleader, my super woman: MY MOM.
For those of you that have been through something like this before, I know you understand the feelings I was feeling hearing such news. For those of you who have fortunately not experienced something like this, it’s difficult to explain the emotions I went through for the next 4 days. I think the thing I found most difficult was for someone who is quite positive and fairly strong, why couldn’t I find my strength…or my positive personality? I kept praying that strength would find me to get through this journey with my mom and to be strong for her through what we are calling, “a bump in our road.”
God is soooo good. God answered my prayers on day 5 and I found my strength and my positive attitude again. It was like, it had never even left my side when it showed up . The clouds had lifted and that loyal sun, warmed my soul with first, LOVE, warmth, faithfulness and friendship. Yes, I’m talking about the sun…but also…God.
People ask me where I get my positive outlook from, all the time. I am so blessed to tell you that I was taught about the power of positive thinking at an early age from my mother, my hero.
The afternoon when my mother told me the news, if she wouldn’t have uttered that dreaded word, I would not have known a thing was wrong. I cannot even tell you what she said to me after those awful words were spoken…but I remember thinking, ‘she sounds so positive…how is she doing this?…I don’t know how she is sounding so positive…’ but then I quickly remembered…she has unwavering faith and she is the most positive person on the planet.
People gravitate to my mom; strangers, family and of course, her thousands of friends. It’s like they want to inhale her positive spirit whenever they are around her. People tell me all the time that I have the coolest mom in the world. I already know this, but it is so fun to hear what others think of her awesome personality.
When I called my best friend, Sandie and told her the news, she told me what I already had thought about, but was so nice to hear, “Allyson, everything you have been doing and practicing in your life, especially lately, with your blog and your affirmations, has been preparing you for this experience.” Like I said, I had thought this exact thought the minute I found out the news, but it was nice to hear it from someone who knows me so well. When I shared with my mom what Sandie had told me, my mom said that she had already had that same exact thought for herself. That all her positive thinking and more recently, her experience with doing positive affirmations were all preparing her for this “bump in her road,” this journey we are now on together.
I am so grateful for knowing about the power of doing positive affirmations. For it has gotten me through these first few miles of our new journey together of conquering cancer. I have no doubt that affirmations are saving my mom’s life. They will only continue to help heal her body along with the wonderful doctors and of course, God’s love. Our minds are a powerful thing. They can help heal our bodies…we just have to believe!!!
My mom is doing amazingly well. I know she will conquer this disease like it was nothing. But more importantly, SHE knows she can do it! She IS doing her health affirmations 100 or more times a day. I am not joking about the 100 part, either.
Doing positive affirmations is consciously choosing our thoughts AND our words that we speak, to help create (or eliminate) something in our lives. If you are new to my blog and new to doing affirmations, please view my “Why Affirmations” and “About Me” page to learn how powerful choosing good thoughts can be for us and for the experiences we are creating for ourselves.
So, back to the “life works out the exact way it is supposed to” comment at the start of this blog. God, the universe, the higher powers, whatever you want to call it, was whispering in my ear to hold off on writing this particular blog post a month or so ago, because He knew that it would be more powerful for at least me, to see AND to write…if I experienced part of this “bump in our road” first. See, God, the universe, whathaveyou, is always working out for our highest good. Sometimes, we just can’t see it right away. We have to learn to trust. To be patient. To have faith.
My universe, my God is always teaching me to have faith and to trust. This experience I am sharing with you about my mom’s “bump in her road” couldn’t be a better example of how everything happens the way it is supposed to. I wasn’t supposed to write this blog post 4 weeks ago. I was supposed to be patient and to listen to my inner wisdom and to wait for the right time…
So now, I can write with true conviction about how powerful affirmations can be…and in this case, HEALTH affirmations but I’m also including HEALING affirmations…for they, and the faith my mom has in God, are what is healing my mother’s body as you read this blog post. It is also what is giving her the strength and the courage to conquer it…so that she can teach others the tools to get through a “bump in their road” should they encounter one like this.
Nothing is more fitting than asking my mom the powerful health affirmations that have been helping her body heal each day and here are some of her favorites I want to share with you (and your loved ones). These affirmations will help change your thoughts of fear into love, doubt into belief and sickness to health. I know like I know, like I know it to be true!
POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS FOR HEALTH & HEALING
I know that my healing is already in progress.
My body now restores itself to its natural state of good health.
Every day I get better and better.
I amaze my doctors each day with how well I am healing.
I lovingly forgive and release everything in my past. I release my fear. I choose to live a life full of joy.
I am passionate about life. I love myself. I am cancer-free.
My healthy cells grow stronger every minute of every day.
I am healed, healthy and whole.
I feel good and my body feels good.
Every hand that touches me is a healing hand.
My body heals quickly and easily.
I love and care for my body and it cares for me.
I lovingly do everything I can to help my body in maintaining perfect health.
My body is healed, restored and filled with energy.
My positive thoughts and actions help heal my mind and body.
I am healthy, fit and active.
Today I release all and any illness, I bless it for it’s lessons and I move on to health and abundance.
I radiate good health.
I love and approve of myself.
Great health comes from loving myself, gratitude and appreciation. I feel amazing, both physically and emotionally! I am strong!
Today I begin a new life; restored and renewed.
I have all the energy I need to accomplish my goals.
I enjoy healing my body with nutritious foods.
My body is a temple. It is holy, full of love and filled with health and goodness!
I release all of my fears and allow my healthy cells to create optimum health in my body.
I enjoy eating fruits and vegetables that cleanse my body with goodness.
Good health is my birth right. I bless my body daily and take good care of it.
As my buddy, Mike Dooley likes to say, “Thoughts become things….choose the good ones.”