Yes, without question I feel extremely fortunate to have come through the ordeal of the past 8 weeks without having received the dreaded cancer diagnosis. To say that I am grateful doesn’t even begin to cut it. I feel blessed. I feel touched by grace. I feel indebted to the Source for providing me with the opportunity to move forward with a clean bill of health.
This cancer scare really came from left-field. I went to the doctor for a bad back. The next thing I know I am being told that there is a 50-50 chance that I have cancer. In hindsight, all of our transitions and difficulties really come from left-field. “You’re fired.” “I think it may be cancer.” “Your child has been injured.” “I want a divorce.” Yes, sometimes we have some advance notice, but very often we don’t. Not a clue. And when we get blindsided is precisely when we need to walk our talk. In this case, to Live with Certainty.
Transitions Demand a Positive Outlook — Demand Living with Certainty
As a very wise woman wrote about my recent ordeal on the Living with Certainty Facebook page, “So … when living with certainty, everything IS possible and the likelihood of a positive outcome is increased multiple-fold!!” I couldn’t agree more. I really did walk my talk. I stayed so positive that I had a sense through and through — to my core — that there was no cancer in my body. Even after the surgery and the the surgeon said things looked “worse than expected” and we’d have to wait two days for the pathology report, I stayed positive. My OB-GYN said the positive outcome and the clean pathology report “was not what we expected.” What if I had instead taken a gloom and doom perspective? Might things have worked out differently? Maybe…and there’s no way I’m going to go there. It takes discipline to not allow your thoughts to ramble into cold, dark places. And it’s worth it.
Job Search, Divorce, Tragedy, or Just EveryDay Mayhem Require Positive Mind-Set
Irrespective of your personal circumstances, the fact is that you cannot afford to allow your thoughts to take you to the lowest of low’s as you contemplate the worst of the “what if’s.” You do not have to feel so bad about what you are going through. Rather you can go through it, remain objective and factual, and feel okay. Maybe even feel that this challenge or transition is going to lead you to the next best thing. That you can learn from this difficult time and be the better for it. That you can take this opportunity to tap into a part of yourself that you have never before explored — the Soul-You — and see what is really intended to be in store for you. This is how you find hope; this is how you make your dreams real. You can choose to see things through a different lens — a lens that allows you to take a more objective, 30,000 foot view so that you can begin to make sense of the lesson or takeaway intended for you and get yourself back in your flow and on more solid footing. This is why I wrote the book. With more unemployed people than at any time in my life, I am inundated daily with letters and resumes from those people who have lost hope and therefore have lost their way. Living with Certainty will bring you hope and help you find the way forward using every bit of your authenticity, passions ands talents. I promise.