Sunday, December 2, 2012

Reciprocation: to give and to receive

His life has been good. There’s been the ups and downs however he’s weathered them well; in fact he’s the go-to person for his friends and family, their rock. 

One day while walking his dog he fell and hurt his shoulder. A visit to his doctor, nothing was found; he was told it would heal with time. The days and weeks turned into months, all while the pain increased. He returned to the doctor, this time an MRI found his neck was broke. A surgery was date set. Each day closer to surgery, the anxiety amplified. 

He updated his family and friends on Facebook. Well wishes, prayers and healing thoughts of many commented to his plight. 

Typically our thoughts run a muck, they might include, Why me? What did I do to deserve this? I don’t have the time/ money for this! When we experience traumatic pain, our system (body/ mind/ spirit) is compromised. We believe vulnerable equates helplessness and being out of control. Fear and anxiety of the unknown surmounts; admitting any of this is too much. At times, God isn’t enough. We’d never admit that either. 

And then …

A voice known not by many sent him a private message: “May you accept the power of healing thoughts and prayers that your friends and loved ones are offering. Perhaps you've been 'the one' to do for others and not ask for help - this pain has been/ is a catalyst for you to receive. You are loved.”

The nurturers, caretakers and rescuers are readily available to others needs and ignore their own; they are the self-appointed managers of the Universe, they don’t ask for help.

Our lives have been designed by balance: this occurs with reciprocation. Reciprocation is to give and to receive; imagine life without one or the other. For some of us, this can be a painful learning experience. 

Allowing someone to help us is honoring their goodness, ours and our creator.

Wishing you well!

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