Today is the day after her surgery. I don’t know what she decided to have done…lumpectomy, mastectomy, single or double, implants or not…and I don’t need to know. I hold her in my heart, sending her my love, my heartfelt prayers for her recovery, my intentions for her life of health and happiness. So many memories come flooding to me today as I think about my friend M in a room at the UIHC hospital, recovering with her dear sister at her bedside. My soul smiles upon her, knowing she is moving ever closer to clarity and grace and hope in her life.
I dedicate today’s poem – that I originally wrote in the fall of 2011 after receiving a beautiful gift of flower essences, prepared especially for me by my friend Ginny, to my friend M.
By Vicki L. Flaherty
My friend’s sweet hands blend the essence of flowers.
She creates a healing elixir, especially for me.
Her beautiful gift created with hope at her fingertips.
Each flower representing a need;
each accompanied by an affirmation:
Self-Heal to bring me healing —
I awaken the self-healing power within me.
Sweet Chestnut to comfort me in the darkness —
I feel a shining light through my suffering.
Hibiscus to honor my femininity —
I experience loving warmth in my body and soul.
Love Lies Bleeding to connect me with universal love —
I can bend but not be broken.
Rock Rose to address my fear —
My courage is rock-bott om strong.
White Chestnut to release my anxiety —
A calm presence creates freedom within me.
Star of Bethlehem to support me through shock —
I see my star shining renewed and whole.
Walnut to move me through this transformation —
I welcome new possibilities into my life.
Other posts about my dear friend M and how she touches my heart:
Where the clouds end – https://mostlymyheartsings.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/where-the-clouds-end/
I can’t seem to let go of her – https://mostlymyheartsings.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/i-cant-seem-to-let-go-of-her/
Healing waters – https://mostlymyheartsings.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/healing-waters/
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