That perfect moment.

That perfect moment.

After a couple of pretty hectic weeks, last night I hit my stride again, the stride that actually works for me…gentleness.

I climbed gratefully into bed, early.  What to read?  What to listen to?  I took my iPad and downloaded a 30 minute audio book by Gangaji, something that would resonate with alignment, her voice a gentle and hypnotic vibration of calm.  I turned my light off, put my iPad on the bed next to me, tapped ‘Play’, lay my head on the pillow and began to listen.

The soft glow off the screen illuminated my surroundings.  What I could see looked like a cloud of pillows and comforter.  I could hear my dogs breathing as they lay on the floor next to my bed, and Gangaji’s voice spoke quietly to me as I let go. Every part of my body was comfortable and my mind went quiet. It was a perfect moment of comfort and peace.  And I feel asleep well before the audio ended, present and deeply grateful for the bliss I found myself experiencing.

After 9 hours of the most restful sleep I’ve had in weeks, I awoke to the sound of rain and my dogs as they jumped onto the bed to wake me for their morning walk.  And in continued bliss, we walked the trails in the rain, the wetness enhancing the colors of the fall and the contrast between those colors and the black coats of my two companions.

The book I was listening to last night (and then listened to in its entirety this morning) is called, “What do you really want?” Contemplating that perfect moment just before falling asleep last night I was reminded that life is just a moment. It is all…just this moment. What I really want is to live each moment in the presence of bliss, in the letting go, in the ‘not doing’…to keep recreating that perfect moment.

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Offering free resources for dealing with Lyme disease. Host of free teleconference calls twice per month dealing with emotional/spiritual challenges of chronic illness, with guest speakers who share their expertise and practical advice on how to support healing on a physical and spiritual level.


  • Lymethriving

    October 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Finding the bliss:

  • wstarfire

    October 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm Reply

    That perfect moment. via @@lymethriving

  • dondanl

    October 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm Reply

    I lost my Wife, of 30yrs, to Sepsis, after 12 1/2yrs of dealing with Multiple Myeloma. But at 1rst she was (mis)Diagnosed with Lyme, & it was a Bone Marrow Test that determined either, VERY painful. I would suggest that anyone dealing with Life Altering Illness, become as Educated as a Specialist. Often, because of the amount of Patients seen, a Dr. will MISS things, or forget your Personal NEEDS. Spirituality is FINE…as long as you DON’T FORGET THE MEDS! MUCH LOVE!

    • lymethriving

      October 17, 2012 at 10:33 am Reply

      I am so sorry to hear about your wife. What a terrible sadness for you and everyone who knew her. Yes, I agree that each of us must take responsibility to learn as much as possible about what we are dealing with and see to it that all the details and needs in our lives are taken care of. Part of that is finding the appropriate treatment protocol. Since I am not a doctor or a scientist, the purpose of my blog is to look at the emotional/spiritual component(s) of chronic illness…an area so often not addressed by healthcare providers, and as important as the physiological side of it. It makes a difference to our healing process, it’s self-empowering, and it’s free. 🙂 I have only one posting on my actual treatment protocols (Lesson 8), which I was prompted to write as a result of so many requests to share how I treated the Lyme and Ehrlichiosis. Sending much love and healing back to you! xo

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