The Miracle of Polio
Yes - that's right - polio was actually a miracle in my life. When I was five, I contracted paralytic polio and God came to me in a vision...I had occasionally shared what happened with a few people at a Church I used to attend but now I am 'out of the closet' (so to speak) and share this openly to let God's love flow. I was so blessed to meet someone for lunch yesterday who I worked with 25 years ago -- our paths briefly crossed but an article was printed in the Boston Globe about five years ago called, "Can Weird Science Save the Red Sox?" He talked about the power of intercessory prayer -- yes that's right a physician and a psychiatrist no less .:) I had been drawn to his article and to him. Then through amazing syncrhonicity we reconnected (I posted on the post polio health website ,'What works for me" and a woman in Texas read my post. She asked me if you can really feel better despite having post polio. I email'ed my acquaintance of 25 years ago to ask him for an integrative medicine referral in Texas and before we knew it, we were having lunch) and he wanted to learn all about my vision and my journey.
While I was paralyzed I saw God on the ceiling (He actually looked like Neale Donald Walsch -- when I read Conversations with God last year and saw his picture, I gasped) - just a head and He invited me to step into a well bucket and reeled me to Him. And no matter where I looked, in my storybook, on the ceiling, whether my eyes were open or closed, there He was bringing me comfort and love.
In 2006, I was diagnosed with post polio syndrome and when my body was at its absolute worst, my heart opened wide to God. I have had so many miracles happen in my life since I was given the gift of polio a 2nd time -- but one of the most amazing miracles in my life is my ability to change my perception and release my fears and worries and feel overwhelming joy and love and freedom. And to believe and truly feel that 'all is well and in Divine order'.
I have been so blessed with amazing healers and teachers and am overflowing with gratitude.
The manifestation of my inward changes is in amazing health -- I am training with a personal trainer and my dream is to run the Boston Marathon next year and raise a lot of money for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital whose staff helped me to take the first steps on my amazing journey. And one of the first steps I took was absolute surrender in love - I loved myself with a brace and cane and wheelchair and limitations and God met me in that state of love.
I now have been blessed to meet all of you and share my gifts of poetry and faith and LOVE! and to receive the gifts from all of you.
I have had the miracle of reconciliation with my brother and am now connecting with a lot of friends from our high school days. I have discovered Conversations with God, reconnected with Dr. Bernie Siegel (who led me to this amazing place), am reconnecting with friends and former coworkers who I disconnected from when I began to feel the beginnings of the dis-ease of post polio and entered into a state of depression and despair. Thank God for the miracle of 2nd (and sometimes third and fourth and fifth....) chances in this wonderful life of ours. And I continue to experience the miracle of growth and love with all of you!
With blessings and gratitude to you all for allowing me to share my miracle with you all.