Do you hate me?
Have a new disease/infection/pain for my body?
Doubt I'm sick?
Challenge me to my very core?
I am grateful.
YOU are my teacher.
YOU are making me strong.
YOU are causing me to appreciate.
Your lessons are my presents.
How I use them is my gift to the world.
A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out,
provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way,
and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us.
~ Deena Metzge