Moving on now, later this week I will be updating the Recovery Cafe website and my own with new ways in which we can engage people.
However, before we let the past completely go, here is a copy of the story of my sickness for all of those who have asked and any who might between now and when I get back to cleaning it up and finishing it in some possible way. It is all about possibilities.
So, here you go, a PDF record of the two years of posts from The Teacher/Cancer through transplant.
I hope you enjoy it, and please remember to cherish each and every moment of life as if it were your last for you will forever be rewarded with joy.!!!!
Turning the perception of pain, as it was for me at the time in the medical world, from that of hurting to what it feels like to heal was easy. "This is what if feels like to heal", would go on to be my mantra through the final two years of the the saga. It still does, as the ripples will forever be felt of that time in me. That was easy, because by that time, I had been doing things like that for five years. Cancer, which I always and still refer to as "The Teacher" thanks to my dear friend Jon Horowitz in Sweden, was just the final two years. Well, of book one anyway.
Book one because those day are long gone now, long gone. So to are my days of being terribly excited about being a recovery coach, or a recovery specialist, or whatever other mask I need to wear to reach people. So I put in for hard stripes, credentials, so to speak, and as a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor positioned in a shifting world of abstinence vs moderation, legalization and its options, and most importantly everything else, the call to the clinic is simply not there.
I am able to see people via Recovery Cafe and that is a great deal, but with my certification that is going to shift a bit as well. No longer "just a recovery coach", I won't need any over site, and I am an individual counselor.
I am going to get the certification regardless of this shifting because that is what I started to do and I must complete that for my own personal honor and it just makes sense.
I have spoken with Larry Walton, the owner of Recovery Cafe, and I am going to be offering everything I do here there as well, but I also know that not all of those who read this might be doing so because of drugs or alcohol at all, and it might not be anything like that at all.
And it is to you I will now shift. That is an area of this site that has gone unattended for too long. That has been largely due to the fact that for years I had been unable to find the light in the dark and was always confused in ways beyond that which I knew. Sure, there was the sickness and what it physically did to my mind in those years, but there was a lot of the same behavior patters in the life before.
They had been there, and the only thing shifting was the ground beneath my feet was my own clouded way of living.
All that was then, and now the shift is for those people who have not heard me talk about Primal Spirituality are about to see how to mix this all together, because I am going to need a lot of this to hold on to the positive shifts going on in my life in 2019 and it isn't stopping. It is only beginning. It is happening.
Stay Tuned ...
There is no wrong way when you approach life as a manageable set of circumstances surrounding who it is you truly are. If you are honest with yourself, and really believe in yourself, then there is no one to debate this with you, but it is just you.
If you can to that place, let’s say a circle that encompasses all that is you and nothing else. The shape does not matter, use whatever metaphor suits you, but it is just you. Once there, you can become the person you want to be, or are, and then look at those circumstances for what they are and tend to them as needed to clear your path to keep you at that place you want to be, or are if you are totally on board already. By totally on board, I mean believing in yourself fully.
Depending on how much you put into it and how much you follow through with the choices you have made or augmented them as circumstances change, it becomes easier and easier to sink back into yourself in a good way and be just you.
Rinse and repeat and you have a simple outlook on clearing out the debris between you and the real you in a world created by you.
This is often the position in some form or another taken from the outset of my work at Recovery Cafe, and certainly more often in work outside the clinical environment of Wind and Raven, which is the best of both worlds.