“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Beecher

Monday, January 24, 2011

I've Seen the Light

As you all know, we are all going through our own journeys in life. Oftentimes, we don’t understand what we’re going through or why we’re going through it, or how much control we have over our circumstances. So when we get confused or when the going gets tough, we sometimes give up or leave things in the hands of fate or under the control of others.

The other day, I had the pleasure of talking with a friend of mine, Christine Jenns, who is a fellow yoga practitioner. Christine is a beautiful example of someone who was faced with the most serious of circumstances that she faced head on to overcome what most people would have unwillingly accepted. If you've ever found yourself in a seemingly hopeless situation, watch the videos below to hear Christine's story. Here's an introduction:

About 20 years ago, Christine was involved in a tragic car accident that left her paralyzed from the chest down. After arriving at the hospital and meeting with the doctors, Christine’s family agreed that they would be a source of positivity and support, never letting on that her prognosis was grim. And so they would visit her in the hospital without tears, but with smiles on their faces. Her family’s strength gave Christine the initial hope she needed to decide that she was going to walk again, despite the fact that the doctors would eventually and repeatedly assure her that she would never regain the use of her legs.

The fascinating piece to this story, however, is in the light that Christine believes was responsible for healing her body. At the end of her busy, structured days with doctors, nurses, and therapists, Christine looked forward to settling in for the night. It was during these moments of peace that she was able to tap into her higher source, watching as a beam of light entered her body through her head and eventually traveled to her feet.

She was convinced that when the light did reach her feet, she would be on the path to walking again. And indeed, she eventually wiggled her toes. Ironically, it was at this point that the doctors insisted that she would never walk again, but Christine would not back down and remained convinced that she would walk out of the hospital.

To listen to Christine tell her remarkable story, please watch the videos: I’ve Seen the Light – Part 1 and Part 2.