Hello friends! Many of you know from some recent posts that I've been dealing with a chronic pain situation, for years now, that has recently reached new heights. At some times the pain is bearable at best, at other times it is debilitating.
Though I've been trying so hard to conduct "business as usual", stay positive and look for the lessons and learning... those closest to me know the truth: This has been a crisis.
When I am in severe pain, I cannot work. When I cannot work, my income is affected.
This most recent bout of pain has put me over the edge in terms of my spirit and I have been struggling with waves of despair and depression.
I won't get into details about the treatments I've tried, or the hundreds I've spent in the last couple months alone, or what I'm doing now. And I've gotten tons of advice, I'm not really seeking that right now.
I love it so much I never stop.
Today, at a really-low-low, I cried, prayed and asked for clarity. I got still and listened to my inner wisdom... God... intuition spoke clearly: "STOP, LISA. Just for a little bit. Stop. Really stop."
'You say you are taking time for healing but you lay in bed with your ass on ice and your laptop on your chest. You never stop."
But but but... I countered...
I love my work...
My work loves me...
I need the money...
And then I heard rebuttals back:
Yes, you can. You must.
Your work will wait for you.
Your work needs you healthy and well.
You will be provided for.
Now please, just stop.
And then as clarity has a way of doing, I felt the clouds parting, and I felt excited. You mean I can stop?? This notion hadn't crossed my mind. Or if it ever did before, I shot it down. This time... I began to consider the possibilities.
That's where I need your help.
I would like to take the month of August off to focus on getting better. To rest. To renew. To get serious about healing. I need to.
I'm asking you to donate $5. Just five bucks, that's one frappuccino! Just $5 to support me in this new thing called stopping. Just for a while.
I figure if just HALF of my Facebook friends donate $5, I'll have enough to take the month of August off, focus on healing, and pay for some of these out-of-pocket medical expenses.
And when I return, I'll be better then ever.
You know I would do the same for you, and I will, if you ever need me to.
You have my word.
In deep, deep gratitude for clarity, support, vulnerability (yikes, yeah...that.) and this web of love that I know I am gracefully held in, and healed in...
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