This post was first published on www.havingtime.com
Quite a few years ago, during a routine medical exam, my doctor found some abnormal cells – pre-cancerous, or what today would be called Stage Zero cancer.
She recommended laser surgery to remove them. Even back then, I was very holistic and didn’t want surgery of any kind, even laser surgery, so I considered my alternatives.
As part of my Native American studies, I had heard of prayer fetishes: objects that are created, personalized, and prayed over, to bring about a particular outcome. Taking a leap of faith, I decided I would make a health fetish as my path to curing my condition.
As you know, my passion is balanced living and how to free ourselves from self-imposed limitations.
One of my favorite authors, Guy Finley, shares the same mission, and I have arranged for you to receive a free gift from him!
Do you ever feel like something is holding you back from saying what you want, doing what you want — from just being yourself?
Are you tired of feeling as though your highest aspirations have been tucked away into a little box, when you know that your heart and mind are meant to soar?
If so, then you’re right where you need to be to break free of everything that’s holding you back!
The truth is, if you knew who you really were, life would be much, much easier…
Last month, one of my dearest friends died unexpectedly of a brain aneurism. Dealing with her death has been a roller coaster of emotions and a powerful lesson in how to survive the loss of a loved one.
I felt it would be worth sharing.
I got a phone call on a Thursday afternoon that my friend Emmy had collapsed and was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital.
When I got the call, I drove immediately to the hospital, expecting to find Emmy sitting up in bed and that we would laugh at the false alarm surrounding her health.
What I found was something entirely different.
A team of doctors and nurses were surrounding her bed in the ER and I was asked to wait outside. Soon a nurse came out and explained that her family had been contacted and she was in serious condition; she also asked if I knew whether Emmy had a DNR [“do not resuscitate”] order.
“DNR?” I thought. “Why are they asking about a DNR? She’s going to be fine.” Denial, shock and disbelief will do that to you.
Did you know there’s a difference between a healing and a cure? And that understanding that can make a big difference in your health?
I address this and several other topics on health and spirituality in my 30-minute March 10 radio interview on the Hidden Wisdom radio show, hosted by Pandora Peoples.
Listen in and learn about:
- how I began my spiritual journey
- my apprenticeship to Muskogee Creek medicine man Bear Heart
- breath work for health
- Native American ceremony
- how to release trauma
Here’s the link to the podcast: HIDDEN WISDOM WITH MOLLY LARKIN
Would you like to jump-start your meditation practice? Or have an instant dose of serenity? A home altar might be just the thing to help you.
Many people may think of altars as something only found in a church, but they don’t have to be limited to that.
The right “place” can make all the difference to what you want to do. How well could you work without an office? Or cook without a kitchen?
By the same token, we will benefit greatly from a designated place for our spiritual practice.
What is an altar?
Altars are built to hold focused energy, and help you to feel calm and centered when you approach them. It represents your intention to create more serenity, peace and love in your space and your life.