Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Prayers and angels


'A radiant sunflower'

One day between appointments, I was walking towards the main hospital from the Macmillan Centre when two women stopped me.  They handed me a leaflet about a religious event taking place in Belfast.

One of the women asked me if there was anyone needing any healing who they could pray for.  Being completely selfish I said, 'What about me?  I'm getting cancer treatment.'  'Yes,' they said, 'Can we pray for you now?'  'What NOW?' I was rather taken by surprise as I wasn't expecting them to do it there and then, but they did. 

They stood either side of me, laid their hands on me and and prayed out loud for me.  I admitted to feeling slightly awkward as people were looking at us as they walked past.  I started to relax a little and allowed the waves of positivity wash all over me.  When they finished one of them said, 'Oh, Karen.  You're like a radiant sunflower.  You've now been healed.' 

I'm not especially religious but I did feel quite chuffed.  

'Go for it'

On another occasion, I dropped in to a Macmillan visualisation and meditation session.  It wasn't quite what I expected but nonetheless it was very calming and relaxing. 

Towards the end of the session, the teacher asked us to choose a card from a pack in the way that a magician does.   She then asked us to read out what was on our card.  

Now I've not been particularly into things like guardian angels, but my card actually struck a chord with me.  It said 'Go for it'.  And I think that's what I'm trying to do on this cancer journey. 

I will take any help (within reason!) from anywhere if it gets me through some of the dark days ahead.




Next time...

Starting chemotherapy.


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