Poem for Invisible Illness by Lisa
In life we will go through many transformations. During these periods of reconstruction and rebirth we come into a fuller awareness of who
we are, and what we can become. A couple of images come to mind, that of the caterpillar becoming the butterfly, or of the phoenix bird
rising out of its own ashes to begin again. Many times our Transformation processes are challenging. We are pushed to leave behind the old familiar ways so that we might grow wings and reach new heights. As a new butterfly emerges from its cocoon, it must struggle. It is a seemingly difficult process, but without this effort, the butterfly’s”s’ wings would not become strong enough to allow it to fly.
Often we resist transformation when it tries to make its way into our lives, seeing only the challenges and not recognizing the amazing
gifts that await us on the other side of the process. Other times we have no choice but metamorphosis, it becomes a matter of life or death. Whatever the circumstances, try to recognize the blessings that come through life’s transformation cycles. Without change, growth is not possible. With all your strength, rise up out of the ashes to become a new, stronger YOU.
(Bio) Lisa : Grave’s Disease w/papillary cancer since 2002. Thyroidectomy – twice! 3/03 & 6/10. Stroke in the Thalamus – 2002. Blood disease – hypercoagulation since 2002
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