Over two weeks ago my brother Mark had a kidney transplant. He was experiencing some challenges. My husband and I took our mom to visit him. The trip was two and a half hours each way.
When we got to the hospital we found Mark in a place where he didn’t have much strength to even get out of bed. His eyes were so puffy. I was quite shocked to see him like that! For the first while I was blessed to be able to sit and talk with Mark, as my sister-in-law sat with my husband and our mom in the visiting room.
I asked Mark a lot of questions about what he thought was preventing him from going home. We talked for quite a while. It appeared Mark had lost his way. I helped him to shift his perception and bring about strength inside. Miracles started to show up while we were there.
One miracle was when I found his secondary urinary tube was totally twisted preventing the release of urine. He had thought his new kidney wasn’t working properly. I helped him to consider there are times when problems come from ‘outside’ of us, not always from the inside.
Another miracle showed up when he needed the support of a catheter to help eliminate the backup of urine. Mark had experienced so much pain thru a previous episode of inserting the catheter and he was upset about having to go through it again. We talked about the changes taking place within him and to not fight the healing process. When the nurses put the catheter in, they told Mark they were done! He hadn’t even felt it. He was so relieved there was no pain he just cried from with joy! I even had tears myself. I shared with Mark the fact that he had no pain was also a sign of the healing and changes taking place within.
When we left that day, Mark had no swelling around his eyes and had a beautiful color to his skin. Our visit all together as a family was amazing. It was a trip worth taking.
As I write this, Mark is going home soon. We all are so grateful for all the prayers, blessings and grace he has been receiving from all over the world. For all your prayers for Mark, on behalf of all our family I thank you so much.
My brother Mark is one example of how we can lose our focus in times when things become really hard for us to deal with. Think about that for yourself. Something challenging comes up for you and after so long things get to the place where it’s really hard to keep going. This can be a separation/divorce; can be the loss of a loved one; can be a layoff/fired from a job. If it takes a ‘long’ time to bring about resolution inside you can lose sight of what is taking place and how that is serving you.
Some examples of how losing focus can show up in your life:
- you don’t see how your body can heal itself;
- you don’t think you’ll ever be able to turn your finances around;
- that special someone you want in your life doesn’t exist;
- everything is hopeless, why even try anymore.
Being in a space like that indicates you have got to the place where you are caught up in all the mental and emotional noise going on inside. Things don’t even make sense anymore. What have you really lost sight of? What could help you to move through that?
Clarity and focus are often ‘clouded’ by something going on deep inside. To move through that can be an enlightening process; a process which gently guides you to shift your perception and find your inner strength. I work with that.
Life experiences are about learning and growing which results from moving through each moment of your day. As you move through your challenges no longer become challenges and you start to feel a sense of calm inside.
Wherever you are on your journey, may you find what works for you…find your own truth…and you will always be guided to feel at peace inside.
Sheila Unique, Trainer & Speaker