What a Week! Week 17HJ

I’ve learned that I am not invincible.

busy loving peopleAs much as I would like to be able to do anything… I have my limits.

Because of the toxic mold poisoning I survived, my body has become uber sensitive to toxic molds. Particularly the mold we had astronomical amounts of in our home… Stachybotrys.

My friend Laura had a cat that was still at the house that she got sick in. We were trying to find a home for it… but couldn’t find anyone to take a 16 year old cat. Her ex was feeding the cat and giving him water for the past few weeks.

Then, he told her the cat was sick. I won’t go into details, but the cat was VERY sick. Someone had to get that cat to the vet. We couldn’t find anyone to do it. So I did it.

I went into the toxic house, got the cat, put it in a cat carrier, took it in my car to the vet… and told them what was going on. They were talking about treating the cat with medicine twice daily and nursing it back to health.

I explained to them that we did not have a safe home for the cat. It’s owner was rendered homeless because of the mold and by all rights, this cat should not be in that toxic house either. It was just going to get sicker.

As I was explaining this, my nose started to bleed. That got my point across… as I explained that this particular toxic mold causes nose bleeds, among other things.

stopI was sick for 2 days… and still am not 100%.

I’ve learned that I have to say no.

For obvious reasons, I have to learn to say no.

NO. I can’t go to __________ because I value my health.

NO. I don’t have time to help today because I have to attend to my priorities.

NO. Fill in the blank.

gal in the glassAs much as I like to help everyone. I can’t do it. When I help everyone… someone suffers and that someone is me.

I love myself too much to continue to short myself.

I’ve learned that I am important.

I am the most important person in my life.

Sure, I love my kids, my husband, my parents, my friends, I love A LOT of people.

I love myself more.

I greet this day with love in my heart… and most of all I love myself.

Where have I heard that before?

Og Mandino’s words ring loudly in my ears and like Pavlov’s dogs, I come to the calling.

I zealously inspect all things which enter my mind, my body, my soul and my heart…

I so enjoyed this week of looking back and revisiting lessons of prior weeks. It made me realize how far I have come. I have learned so much about myself, what drives me and what stops me. Nothing can stop me now.

“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” ~Romans 13:8

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11 thoughts on “What a Week! Week 17HJ

  1. renee shatanoff

    Heather…you are purpose driven. You answered the Call. You are the Hero and your journey is health. A firefighter running into a burning building has a team with him/her at all times. They have the proper equipment and are never alone. And neither are you. Use us….Call us…we may not be in the same state but our resources are far and wide. We are your mastermind. Say “yes” to your MKMMA team. There’s a lot of us:-))))

  2. Cyndria Coaty

    Heather, you are a very devoted friend anyone would truly love. It is good you know your limitations because without good health, your help for others may be in jeopardy and that would defeat your DMP. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandra Owen

    You are a loving and loyal friend Heather. Thank you for all that you have done and are doing for everyone on the MKMMA and in your own circle of friends. What do they say for flight emergencies…look after yourself first and then you will be able to help others more. Love to you, your friend and her cat.

  4. Larry Ashcraft

    Those of us who have the gift of giving find it very hard to say no, but it is so essential to the transforming of our minds & very freeing in the process. Good job.

  5. Sue B

    You do need to know when to say no! You are important to so many people! Stay strong, Heather, and follow your heart to do the right things at the right time. Your future is GLORIOUS!

  6. Peggy

    Glad you are feeling better! Please take care of yourself. Hope the situation for everyone gets better soon. Thank you for sharing this story and thank you for the lessons too.

  7. Karen S

    Heather, I related to what you said on several levels. I had chemical sensitivities (thought I was dying) and more recently problems with EMFs (major brain fog). I learned that if we don’t take care of ourselves first, we may have nothing left to give to others. If I can help in any way, please let me know.

  8. Valeska Harraud

    You ROCK!!! The distinction between being a Centered Self and Self-Centered is clearly demonstrated in you! You have integrated the key to unleash your power, which is your great love, into the world. We are one in nature with God. Is that not so? Different in degree, but not nature. God LAVISHES unimaginable goodness upon us. Now that you are resurrecting Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say NO” Campaign, you avail yourself of the direct connection with God to a higher degree. It’s the difference between copper wires and fiber optics. Guess which one carries more juice! The juice is your huge and love filled heart. I can hardly wait to see what happens next.


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