I know the importance of making the decision and taking action only too well. After my car accident in 2002 (not sure what I’m talking about, click here for the blog!), I went to a number of health care providers and attended a variety of therapies including light vision therapy. After twelve weeks of intensive vision therapy, my field of vision improved. But, it was less than both myself and my health care provider had hoped for. And I was at that point faced with the hard realization, I would no longer be able to drive.
Disappointed and discouraged, I asked my provider if there was anything else we could do?
An honest man, he turned and responded, “Dawn, unfortunately I don’t think there is anything else I can do for you at this point. Keep up with your exercises. Perhaps get some cranial sacral massage. But, I think it’s in God’s hands now.”
That didn’t sit right with me. I loved and trusted this man… but at that moment I was downright angry with him. There HAD to be more that I could do.
I stomped out of his office that day thinking, “I’ll show you!”
I did the vision exercises he gave me daily. I researched alternative healing, which led me to delve deeper into mediumship and spiritual healing. I was determined to change the outcome. And you know what, I continued to improve.
About a year later, I went back to the doctor for a check-up. We hugged and he asked how I was doing. After giving him my many updates, he told me he was so pleased to see how far I had come. Because we had a good rapport, I shared with him that his comment “It’s in God’s hands,” really bothered me. I shared that I felt disempowered and left feeling I was as good as it was going to get.
He apologized profusely and shared that although those were his words, it was not his intent. He knew there was little more that he could do, but also knew that I could change it myself. He believed each and every one of our actions and decision is the work of God… hence, our continued efforts are strings pulled by Spirit.
This made sense to me… my healing was in God’s hands, I just had to take the reigns. And I did.
I could have given up, felt sorry for myself or succumbed to the thought that it was hard. But I didn’t. And that’s the message I wanted to convey. Go with the flow yes, but don’t give up and assume that by handing the reigns over to Spirit life is going to be easy. It isn’t.
I will likely always be legally blind. And, while I continue to do my exercises and my vision continues to improve (slowly), it has still not come back to a point where I can drive. The work I have done has also developed my other senses to a point where if I didn’t tell you, you’d have no idea I was living with a handicap. It’s how I choose to live. How do you choose to live your life?