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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Exquisite Protection

complex interior of a seashell


layer on layer
such exquisite protection
body-mind create


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My daughter along with four other teenage girls is on a journey to learn how to relate to pain in new ways. Each child’s original injury was different, but the story of the ongoing pain, (both physical and emotional), inability to sleep, concentrate, or participate fully in life around them is very much the same. These remarkable girls have done all they could to create coping skills for themselves, while waiting months, and in some cases years for a doctor (or team of practitioners) who recognized what was/is happening and finally diagnosed them properly. All of these kids were told at some point that they should be healed by now, they shouldn't be in pain--except they were/are and it is very real. Now that they have finally been diagnosed with CRPS/RSD they need professional guidance to discover how to move without fear, to strengthen their bodies and regain confidence in themselves.

I am incredibly grateful that she has finally started at the PPRC. Day two has begun, with a smile and hope. My daughter feels hope and believes that she will finally heal. She understands that it will be hard work, but she is ready and relieved that it is really possible after two years of chronic pain. Me too. It is amazing that I am well enough to be here with her; again my heart is filled with gratitude.

 
Compassionate One; Womb Who birthed all the worlds,
We ask that You hold our brokenness in wholeness,
Reveal to us our holiness in this moment, now.

Ana el na r’fa na lah
Please, Divine Spirit, heal her (heal all who are suffering) now.

37 comments:

  1. breathing in- pausing- sending blessing- pausing...xo

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  2. The seashell is stunningly beautiful. I pray for your daughter, her group and you Laura, may the great healer embrace you all, breathing in synch with you all, relieving you of pain, ill health and all that goes with it.

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  3. Glad to learn your daughter is on the road to healing and hope. (I can relate to on-going pain, and the inability to sleep -- it's been a long road for me, personally, to zero in on a correct diagnosis and eventual treatment for healing and relief.)

    I love the photo of the beautiful interior of that shell -- like a thousand opals. Very cool.

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  4. i am so grateful, with you, that you have been given the strength to be there with her. and thank you for that eloquent prayer...

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  5. Wondrous news.

    Sending all good thoughts your way ~

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  6. It's so good that she has the support of you, the four other girls, and the team of practitioners. The symbol of protection in the photograph of the interior seashell is so beautiful. I am praying with you for her healing.

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  7. i am glad that your daughter is on that road...and will continue to find her healing...love sea shells, so much beauty...like your verse as well...

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  8. Any pain is so difficult to bear. Knowing this from personal experience, I wish all a speedy recovery.

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  9. i adore the pix and best wishes to your daughter, the road is long and winding....i hope it brings her back, to where she belongs!!!

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  10. I just KNOW this will help your daughter. Your wonderful photograph of the complex interior of the shell -- a reminder that there are many different ways to look at everything about life -- is a perfect illustration of your essay.

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  11. Your post filled me with hope for all things. I pray that your daughter's journey will be positive and healing and that you will be able to continue to accompany her.

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  12. This is beautiful, Laura. I'm so glad you can be with your daughter at this point in her healing journey. Wishing relief to her and to all who are suffering. :)

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  13. I know it is hard to see our children in pain. I hope the pain will get better now

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  14. Wishing both of you greater happiness after this journey!

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  15. Wishing both of you health and happiness always!

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  16. Coming to your blog is like a moment-retreat to me. Prayers for your daughter, Laura.

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  17. Very nice verse and hope the pain will fade.

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  18. Constant pain is very debilitating because even though we feel it, no-one else can and so it's difficult for people unless they can empathise. Glad your daughter is finding some relief.
    Thanks for visiting me and the lovely comment.

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  19. Blessings and hugs and kisses to you both. xoxo

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  20. Absolutely breathtaking. Your spirituality glows forth so strongly-it is blinding to me at times. I am working toward such peace, finally on the right path. Sounds like your daughter is too and this IS good.

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  21. good news about your daughter. learning to relate to pain is indeed a journey. thanks for sharing. pain is so debilitating. seems like we establish some sort of relationship with pain to some extent.

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  22. Oh, what burdens you two bear! But it sounds as if relief is on the rise...prayers for you go out...

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  23. I particularly like the picture with this story. So glad you and your daughter are having this healing time together. Prayers and love and light to you both.

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  24. Laura, thank you so much for the information on a condition I knew nothing about.

    I will pray, in my own way, for the healing of these lovely young women and for you, too.

    For all of us who are caught up in this vicious web of pain.

    Lady Nyo

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  25. I applaud their tenacity in voicing their concerns and not giving up. I hope they all find relief from pain...

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  26. giving thanks for your wellness... to be there... xx

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  27. what a beautiful verse and so good to hear your daughter is on that good way..and with all the hard work ahead i think with such a mom by her side it may be easier

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  28. Dear One, I did not know your daughter is in pain too.

    Sending love, hugs, kisses and dew drops on morning roses to you and yours always.

    xo

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  29. Chronic pain can be such a nightmare. I pray that your daughter can get some relief and healing.

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  30. Praying for full and complete healing and for a hope that is never-failing.

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  31. out of your heart flows beauty, as I
    am sure is true of your sweet
    and strong child.

    may your daughter, the other children
    and all who suffer, be healed in
    this moment of love from so many-
    I was & your child will be also.


    psalm103.3

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  32. may your child and all children be
    healed in the moment of love.

    you have such a beautiful heart.

    psalm 103:3

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  33. I think chronic illness can debilitate the mind and spirit , if you are unable to focus on always seeing "past" where you are, always looking beyond.

    How to overcome the constant pain must be a strong opponent.

    I admire you all.

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  34. oh wow, laura... i can't imagine the journey you and your daughter are on. praying peace for you both.

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  35. Wow, I love the colors and luminosity, it looks like mother of pearl!

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  36. I missed this post but have caught up now and read the links. I knew nothing about this condition before and am now able to place it all into the context of your most recent post. I hope that your daughter's treatment will help her achieve a full recovery. It sounds grueling but will be worth it in the end. Stay positive!

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