This is a very personal posting for me. This October, I was diagnosed with melanoma, which is one of the most dangerous cancers. It was a very serious diagnosis, and there were not many options.
It was a surreal experience to sit in my surgeon’s office at Salem Hospital, hearing words like "mortality rate" and "aggressive" and "serious"... I kept wondering, who is he talking to?
Surely he was not talking to not me, with my lovely life: my family, my partner, my work. Surely, after all I had been through, this could not be ME he was talking to about.
But he was.
As many of you know, it hasn't been an easy summer or fall: my mother nearly died and was in hospital for six weeks this summer, and then my daughter had an extensive surgery for scoliosis. These were the reasons I did not have that tiny mole on my should removed earlier—I was taking care of others.
However, there is no immunity to life.
As souls, we are here to experience ALL of it, whether this means pain, illness, disaster such as Hurricane Sandy, financial malaise, and so on.
We are indeed in the Shift toward conscious enlightenment, and the Universe will do whatever it needs to bring you—and me—to the next level.
The good news is: after two surgeries in the last two weeks, I am now CLEAR of cancer. It's a pretty big miracle. But I had to let go of everything, of all my attachments, during the process.
Right now, I’m recovering: I can’t use my right arm very well yet. I get tired very easily. My mind is in post anesthesia “brain fog.”
Emotionally, I’m a bit numb: After the roller coaster I’ve been on lately, the verdict of “you will live” seems almost ludicrous.
Who knows how long we’ll live, really? No one.
This journey has taken me through fear, pain, gratitude, surrender and finally brought me to a place of deep new understanding — it’s something I'm still integrating and will be teaching and writing about once I get a handle on it all.
I want to thank everyone who has been so extremely helpful and supportive during this time—those of you who knew about this have been amazing to me. Thank you.
In the meantime: We are most definitely in the Shift. You, me, all of us.
None of us is immune to our life: the good, the bad, the ALL of it.
Open your hearts, and plan on experiencing it.
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