I have a friend working towards her certification in massage therapy. Her area of focus is Ayurveda principles, specifically the Indian practice of Marma Therapy. Its a gentle touch massage, working various Marma points around the body and helps in releasing energy or stimulating energy to aid in healing.
I laid on her table Wednesday as usual, and she burst out laughing the instant she touched me. The energy was still buzzing, vibrating, from the night before. I didn't have to tell her about the night before at Cookies for A Cause- she could feel all of the amazing love and energy I had been filled with!
Cookies for a Cause is the brainchild of two friends, who have been doing holiday cookie exchanges over the years. Instead of coming together just to exchange the cookies, they also choose a "cause" and everyone is asked to contribute a donation. And this year? I was their cause... I know, seriously.
Julie, the friend we all know and host of the event came down with a stomach bug the day of the event. But her friend Stephenie, stepped in, stepped up, without missing a beat and filled in beautifully. Oh and did I mention, she didn't know but a couple of us?
Its hard to find the right way to express how blessed I feel. How fortunate. Lucky- downright lucky. I'm getting bolder in saying that, and yes, I still have cancer- its just that, cancer doesn't have me.
Dear amazing women, you surrounded me with your kindness, your friendship, your support and your encouragement. I walked away with a backseat filled with cookies, (Julie, I offered to bring some to your house, and the girls said "no, she didn't bake!" spoken like the "true" friends they are.) and donations that will continue to enable me to have life-giving treatment. But most importantly, you blessed me with love. The kind of love that vibrates through your body and thrums in your chest and makes your Marma Therapist giggle when she feels it.
Plus... there is more... that is happening ... but that will all be revealed at another time...