Expect a Miracle

May 12, 2008 at 3:45 pm 3 comments

I wasn’t going to write today, because the mood is rather subdued. I ran over a cat while I was driving home last night and feel terrible about it. Not that I could have prevented it. I was driving slow enough, but it just shot out of nowhere right in front of me. Until last night, I’d always managed to stop. There are several cats in the neighborhood and I’m used to watching out for them. So today I am pondering how suddenly things in life can change — from one second to the next, and how important it is to always be aware and alert. In the now. I intended to pick a goddess card, but got distracted. (By the way, here’s a link if you want to see what they look like: Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards if anyone is interested.)

In the meantime, I just heard from a friend that his son’s illness has worsened and they don’t expect him to live more than a few days. That really devastated me. I’d known he was ill, but he’d been stable for a while, so I kind of expected him to recover.

When I got the email about his son, I sat here and cried, not knowing what to answer. We’d planned to meet tomorrow, and he was cancelling due to the worsening situation. I sat quietly. I did not want to already offer condolences. Then I knew what to say. I told him what I’d heard just the other day: “As long as you are breathing, there is hope.” And I promised to light a candle, which I’ve already done.

The friend I had moaned to this morning about the cat wrote back and asked me which goddess card I’d picked. I had completely forgotten about it! (I’d mentioned to her that it seemed like it was a good day to pick a card.) In the middle of writing back, I stopped, not wanting to get distracted again. The deck nearly split as I lay out the cards.

Who did I pick? Mother Mary. She says: “Expect a miracle. Trust that your prayers will be heard. Trust is the light which shines upon your path. Without trust, the future appears to be terrifying. Thus it is necessary for you to take every step in good faith and trust. Please don’t give up hope — not for yourself and not for others. Let the light of faith shine in your soul. Even the smallest spark of hope can chase away the darkness of doubt. Be the light that can shine for others when they lose hope. When you support others, you not only help yourself. You help the whole world.” She advises one to “Think positive. Let go of all worries and fears. Be aware and follow the godly direction you receive. Pray. Focus on spiritual healing.”

That is exactly what I needed to hear. I will pray and trust and expect a miracle. I cannot determine ahead of time what the miracle will be, but I will pray until I glow with hope and faith, and that miracle will occur.

Remember: As long as you are breathing, there is hope.

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  • 1. worried  |  May 12, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Difficult to understand what you are feeling and the idea of dealing with such news scares me. However, I believe that you could do a lot to try and alleviate the pain. Give comfort, show understanding and love. All this would help you to understand and accept and yes, expect a miracle – miracles DO take place in this modern world.

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  • 2. SanityFound  |  May 12, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Wow that explanation of the card brought a mass of goosebumps to my whole body it is so spot on I am speechless!

    I will continue to speak to the Angels, God and the Guides for a full recovery or at least so ease to your friends family. Please send my love and hugs, what a sad sad time. You were so right in saying where there is breath there is hope for that ultimately is more true than anything else.

    Sending you hugs šŸ™‚

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  • 3. diaryofarecoveredbulimic  |  May 12, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    W: To be honest, I don’t understand this feeling either. Things like this I always expect to only happen to other people. But you are right. I will do my best to simply be there, offer comfort, and not shy away out of discomfort. It is situations like this that bring us closer together. šŸ™‚

    SF: I was dumbfounded. I had expected a card telling me to accept things, or something along those lines. Thank you for your good wishes. We can pray together and illuminate the sky, to bathe him in light. šŸ™‚

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