Practice is My Prayer

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I will never take walking one step for granted. I bless my feet and legs for all they give me physically -- the ability to stand and to be mobile, independent and active.

I bless my feet and legs for supporting me right here standing up connected to life.

Each time I stand, I evaluate my footing and my connection. Today I stand tall, balanced,

and connected feeling the fluidity of my core.

My body’s normal has been replaced with what is true in this moment. The newness of each moment informs me as I listen to my body before I act.

A decade ago my healing intention was acting on an impulse to go for a walk — feeling the simple pleasure of being outside. Feeling the breeze on my face by merely walking from here to there is now a memory.

I am humbled by the moment. Noticing my body in this moment informs my choice. When I want to move, my body may feel a range of experiences: stiff, wobbly, cautious and careful or grounded, supple, and connected.

Each moment is new. Each moment is filled with sensations informing me to move or to be still and rest. I am accepting my slow life. I am able to be active through the simple practice of resting allowing me to begin again.

My burning desire is to walk hands free on my own without my walker.

My preparation for this ability is my spiritual journey: bringing my awareness within, mining my limitations for potential energy, and connecting more deeply with my body’s untapped resources.

Being grateful for my body’s limited physical abilities has been a process. Living with an autoimmune condition like MS is an initiation in self acceptance.

Practice is my prayer.

I am feeling my way through each day with the body healing practices I share with you.