ᒪOᐯIᑎG ᗩᑎᗪ EᑎᒍOYIᑎG ᖇEᑕOᐯEᖇY ᗩᑎᗪ ᐯITᗩᒪITY!
͏a ͏Ne͏w ͏Ye͏a͏r ͏Re͏s͏o͏l͏u͏t͏i͏o͏n ͏In͏s͏p͏i͏r͏i͏n͏g ͏s͏t͏o͏r͏y ….
(if this story doesn’t make you act on your health – maybe nothing will).
One of the most inspiring things that can happen to anyone is to see someone in a desperate traumatic and miserable state – dramatically turn their life around..
This is a story about Michelle – a client and student of mine from 19 years ago.
Michelle came to see me at a clinic I had in Orange NSW to see if she could get work experience on learning shiatsu (she was learning via a correspondence course). She came from 3 hours out of town to do so.
After her first session, she also booked a personal appointment for a treatment and booked into a shiatsu course I was teaching.
Now, I have to say that at this point she was a complete emotional and health “wreck” – she was a real deep mess.
She just had a large skin cancer cut out of her forehead between the eyebrows, her skin was blotched and red and dark patches all over her body, she had a breast lump recently diagnosed, large rashes all over her body … and the list goes on and on.
Needless to say – she looked (and was) miserable.
After her first treatment, I recommended some very specific things for her to do. Standard practice.
She then booked in to see me again a month later for another treatment and work experience. This also coincided with the start of my next shiatsu night course.
4 weeks later Michelle turns up for her appointment on the dot. I was shell shocked!
She looked stunning! And I mean absolutely stunning. She smiled and glowed all over and her skin was clear and vibrant – as were her eyes and smile that went from ear to ear.
This was a completely different person.
Where the skin cancer was cut out – you could barely see it. Her breast lump disappeared, her rashes and blemishes – gone.
“Wow! I said. “What happened to you? You look fantastic!”
She replied: “I did everything you suggested – to the letter. I went straight back home and did it all – every day.”
I was so impressed (and still am to this day) at how she transformed her life
She was not going to be denied. SHE TOOK CHARGE!
Needless to say she was an excellent student and now practices shiatsu in South Australia and living a happy life sharing her success helping others.
Now – I can tell you some 19 years later – that I can count on my hand (well, maybe both) the amount of people that actually have done as well as Michelle had done – to the extent she did.
And all, without exception – all these people made dramatic recoveries.
ᔕO ᗯᕼᗩT Iᔕ TᕼEIᖇ ᔕEᑕᖇET?
There is no secret. They are the same as you and I. They are no better than anyone else – or as some would jump to conclude, luckier or have an advantage or support of some sort.
These people created their own luck.
They simply decided and intended to get better and that was it – no matter what and applied themselves until they got there – no matter what obstacles or circumstances came their way.
It was their attitude that made so much difference.
Michelle was in such a bad state when I met her, that she could easily have gone down the path (as too many do) of self pity and blame.
Bad things happen to all of us at times – but that doesn’t make everything bad. And it should never stop us from being the best we can be and achieving our dreams.
And it’s a fact – that when we are reactive and negative – you cannot see the good – or the road out of it.
The truth may be right in front of us – but we just cannot see it.
While we are all guilty of this at times – it does not mean that we are powerless in any way.
IT IS OUR CHOICES AND ATTITUDES THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. – Not our circumstances. Not what is out there.
But in us.
Helen Keller was a blind author (see brief overview and link below) who achieved amazing things in her life despite overwhelming odds. She wrote:
“Self Pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in this world.”
She is spot on and we can all become more humble and awake and follow her lead.
(Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf AND blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Wikipedia)
ᗰᗩY YOᑌ ᑕᕼOOᔕE ᖴᖇEEᗪOᗰ, ᕼEᗩᒪTᕼ, ᕼᗩᑭᑭIᑎEᔕᔕ ᗩᑎᗪ ᔕᑌᑕᑕEᔕᔕ Iᑎ 2016.