I just got a little emotional writing a response to someone who was curious about what disease I had yet wondered how I looked so good. This was the part of my response that I started to tear up at…
“Thank you for taking the time to write. I was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease a year ago and told a transplant was my only option. From there I began to look into natural ways of healing my kidneys and I am happy to say that I am up from 15% to 28% function and will continue to see those numbers increase. It’s been a journey for sure!
…I think many times it’s how we look and handle things that do keep us moving forward. In moments where I wanted to use kidney disease as an excuse, I wouldn’t allow it. Not in denial, but in not letting it have the last word about my story.”
Those words…”wouldn’t allow it” really stood out to me.
If there is anything I have been learning in the last year, (and there have been SOOOO many things), it’s that our mind is a powerful creator. Through my training as a solutions focused life coach, to researching the power of mediation and visualization, I have learned so much.
I believe that when we allow ourselves to really go deep, like into the depths of strength that God has placed inside of us, ALL things are possible. We all have unique gifting, how will yours help you in what you are currently facing? It may not be that you have just been told you need a transplant, but maybe you were told you can’t have that promotion. Maybe you believe you can’t be a good mom and a good _______ at the same time. So many ways this can apply.
My paradigm has been shifted in so many ways. Limiting beliefs I didn’t even know I had are being broken. And it’s not as much a new person that is emerging, but rather, the true version that has always been.
So while in the last 10 months I may have seen about a 13% increase in my kidney function, I feel like a new woman. True healing, in my opinion and what I am experiencing, is coming from mental/emotional/spiritual healing and that is filtering down and letting my kidneys find the rest they need.
And for all of that, I thank being diagnosed with this disease for. Please don’t misread this to say that I think all things are ’caused’ by God or that disease is just as simple as ‘thinking it away’, but hear the bigger story. To me, the bigger story is to allow God to take us on our own journey of healing through whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. There is no one size fits all formula, but there is always a chance to grow and learn.
Ok! I guess that’s my message today. I only made it through about 30 minutes of church today before Nathan needed to nap and was too loud to stay. I was bummed I had to leave as I love hearing my man teach, but through a simple message here on FB from someone who doesn’t know me, God met with me. Learning to keep my eyes open to all possibilities!