Friday, May 13, 2011

Healing with Secret Love

Several dear friends of mine, married couples, are dealing with the healing of cancer in one person in their relationship. This is always a test of courage and a challenge to each person to call forth the soul to infuse and dissolve the fear that clings to us, and which we hold partly because our family and our culture value negative drama. When one person materializes the illness, I sense that the other person holds the latent pattern of it, like a negative and its corresponding positive print. The healing of one is the healing of both. It is "fear of something" that has caused the contraction and internal panic in the cells of both people—and the healing is the deep relaxation and return to the true spiritual nature, through and through, in both people. No gaps, no holdouts, no yes-buts, no withholds. There is a sort of total surrender to the love of spirit that is required. A new experience of faith in our true nature.

In one couple, the cancer-manifesting partner recently materialized a car accident which totaled the auto of their partner, but left not a scratch on the cancer-manifesting person. The car was nearly pulverized. And yet, the cancer-manifesting person was protected and released from tragedy. Thinking of the people, I heard: "The car is showing you how much better off you are than it is. It's sending you a message that you are going to heal." In actuality, the car was entirely replaced by the insurance company and new life and capacity for forward movement ensued. I couldn't help but feel that the car, in all its loving consciousness, sacrificed itself to move energy into its people; to give life. More and more lately, I've been experiencing the reality of the life force, and love, that exist inside supposedly inanimate objects. Everything is alive! Everything is full of love.

My friends' "death" of their beloved car reminded me of an experience I had many years ago, when I went out for a hike after a big rainstorm, on Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley, CA. It was on a stretch of trail that led through a redwood forest, and it was foggy and the moss was bright green and standing at attention, dripping with moisture, when I came across 3 redwood trees that had fallen during the night. It moved me almost to tears and I wrote the following poem. We never know what sentient beings have given up their lives so that we might receive a burst of vitality and renewal, that we might carry on. Let us never forget to give thanks, even to what we might not be able to identify as the cause of our beneficence.


during the night
while everyone slept
and the downpour flooded our dreams
3 noble redwoods
in a divine triangle
fell all at once
in the rain-soaked woods,
gave up their grip

on this watery earth

crashed away from center

and far away from those
they saved,
now in silent sacrifice

they lie, cradled
in the arms of their friends,

pointing out

copyright by Penney Peirce 2011
Illustration by Sarah Hollander


Anonymous said...

Dear Penney,
one minute ago, just as I was reading the last line of your poem, I heard a sudden strong bursting noise. A storm is expected, but it wasn't that. For a fraction of a second, which seemed a long time, I wondered what it could be.
I live in a big city, on a fifth floor. Out of the window I see roofs and buildings. I looked and I saw a huge light: firecrackers!!! A sequence of big, sudden green and gold firecrackers. To underline the truth of what I had just read. Oh my God!
And now the storm is coming.
Thank you,
Paola (Italy)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant fireworks.

Susie Surtees said...

Such a moving blog Penney, and a richly evocative poem that caused my mind to play the scene as if real. I'm certain your friends will be uplifted by your interpretation of the car crash. Beautiful words.

Jasjit said...

A few days ago, I spilled a bit of water on my macbook and it stopped working (it was over 4 yrs old). I wasn't ready to buy a new one, yet finally figured I had to. One day, while hoping it would recover, I lay down to rest. I did a body check since I hadn't been feeling great recently (a cold) and I sensed a dampness in my legs and imagined that I needed heat and drying of it. I also sensed my chest and felt a weakness like it wasn't connected to Source. Then I realized that this was similar to my computer's illness - dampness/turning on but going dark, not lit up! So perhaps it gave up itself to re-energize me (which I've been needing lately in a big way)? Thanks for the story. I've now got a new computer. Will see what happens!