Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Grandmother's Blessings

When I was a child, I experienced swelling and numbness in my right leg.  I was unable to bend my knee and had difficulty walking.  This occurred during the summer while I was in my grandparents’ care on the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean.  I was about the age of eleven. 

My grandmother tenderly wrapped my leg in the leaves of a native plant known as “worry wine.”  A few days passed and the swelling decreased, but my difficulty with walking persisted. 

Then one night, I was at the home of one of my aunts.  My cousin, Yvonne, told me that she heard the adults talking and if my leg wasn’t better by the next day, they would take me to the doctor and my leg would have to be "cut off.”  I don't remember much of anything else that was said or done that night.  The next morning, my leg was completely healed.  
Does it matter what we think, what we believe, what we expect?  Each person has to answer these questions on their own.  One of our greatest gifts is our ability to choose what we want to believe.   Whatever we believe, will be true.

I believe that love is the most powerful healing force and worry is something we create in our minds when we forget our true magnificence.   I believe in the body's ability to heal itself.  I believe that anything is possible. 

So what do you believe?  Whatever you believe, will be true for you. 

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." 
-Dr. Wayne Dyer

Love and blessings to you,

Kathleen O'Malley, DC


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