On exactly this day, 2011, I received my last treatment of chemotherapy after six months of very intensive chemo, much of it as an inpatient in hospital.
On that day two years ago, in a very weakened state from long intense sessions of chemotherapy, I visualized being in a beautiful place of healing. Following a guided visualization led by Belleruth Naparstek, I imagined I was down at the Rappahannock River in a favorite spot there beside a big rock I call the “Rock of Ages.” In my visualization, I was on the bank of the river, watching the bright sparkles of sunlight bouncing up from the rapids. I would catch the energy from these beams of light, and invite them inside me with the chemotherapy. I directed the light and the energy to heal the cancer and make me well again.
This week, I had the great joy and further affirmation of health to be able to go tubing down this same river, with dear friend Carol Wall and her three grandsons. I felt strong and peaceful floating in the river’s current, watching the sunlight sparkle on the water. Today I made the connection between that day two years ago and today. I was standing in church and we were singing some song about taking strength from the river. All of a sudden the connection came to me, between my enthusiasm this past week for the river, and that day two years ago when I visualized health from the river.
It is a great joy to be alive on this beautiful planet.
Here is the Rock of Ages and my friends last week.
and here we are tubing