|Water infused with sunlight|
I make choices daily to ensure my optimal physical health.
I recognize I am privileged. I live in a beautiful natural
surrounding by the Ottawa River. I have a compassionate and empathetic family that I lean on for help.
I am aware that my life could have turned out differently. I am Dene, an indigenous woman raised in a large family (16 in my generation).
|Girls in the family|
When you look at statistics of indigenous people in Canada there are so many challenges that we are face because we are Indigenous. We are faced with obstacles that the rest of society does not have to think about. Not the least of which is our history of residential schools.
As a former residential school student I know the trauma that this news can bring up. However, I don't view at my experience in residential school as being a victim. I prefer to look at the resilience within me that it brought out and I am grateful I did not perish in the school.
Like plants, my natural instinct is to search for the light, and to acknowledge when I see the light.
I also believe that the small choices we make daily can create abundance and a brilliant future.
This is not to say that I don't have challenges in my life, and more importantly, that I am not special. I am ordinary. I don't have wealthy parents. I created the life I have by the choices I have made.
However, I do recognize what sets me apart from others is my unstoppable optimism. I acknowledge that having a supportive family helps with my unique perspective on always looking for the positive. Moreover I am not in survival mode. I have the privilege of pausing and making good decisions.
In 2018 a stroke left me blind in one eye and with mobility issues. This situation did not create a crisis within me. I didn't ask, "Why me?" It didn't diminish my resilience. In fact, it strengthened my resolve for healing. And it actually pointed me in a direction to create space for knowledge and learning.
I have devoured books on neurology and brain health. Furthermore, I believe in synchronicity and because I am open to receiving information that will enhance my life the powers that be have led me to Jacob Liberman. All I had to do was take notice.
Sitting in the sun, allowing its heat to radiate through my body and filling me with brilliant light. In that moment I am happy. Not thinking about tomorrow, or the past. Just being. In this moment I am whole.
Recently, I got some upsetting news that my field of vision was not improving and I would have to wait a few more months before trying again to meet the criteria to obtain my drivers license. I began reading books on how to improve my eyesight. For sure, I am aware that my right blind eye cannot be restored, but that does not stop me from ensuring that my left eye's field division can't be enhanced and healthy.
I connected with Jacob Liberman, author of Light Medicine of the Future. and Luminous Life. His thinking resonated with me and I am totally aligned with his point of view on healing. Light it is medicine that can heal and is in abundance. The sun.
If we can recognize when opportunity is in front of us it may just lead us to our life's purpose. The interesting thing is it often does not look like what we expect.