A Warrior for a Healthy Happy Life

This morning I woke up wondering how I made it here. I realized the title of this piece was how I traveled and who I am.

I grew up the oldest of three to a father who could not breathe. A mother who did her best to keep dad alive as a warrior with strong anger, fear, expectations, and love.

I raised myself more than not, as the focus was on everyone else. I was left to my own devices as others needed more than me.

At fifteen, the doctor told me I was going the way of my father and would not live long.

That was when I woke up from family patterns and beliefs that got me there and remembered that every day and thing we do and how we respond and act is a choice.

I chose happiness and to live a long healthy life every day since.

Through all the trials and tribulations of life, I chose to make it work and be happy. I also chose health and studied how we got sick and stayed well.

The underlying focus was to be happy, healthy, and live a good life.

No time to be a victim or be sick or in pain. I worked on health issues seeking perfect health and long life.

Far from perfect, I was challenged at many turns. Staying positive and loving and purposeful, I carried on.

I remembered what Mom said when I was small, “Can’t is not a word. It really is choosing not to.” I embraced that teaching every day since and realized it was always up to me to lead.

My dad told me I was equal to any man, and I carry that still and do not feel less than.

To be a warrior is to stay true to you. It’s something we live and teach our children too.

I never gave up in the face of tremendous loss. Like the energizer bunny, I keep going, and rest, and then carry on.

The strength of the warrior is not to fight others. It is to stay strong and true to you.

Love, grace, and strength do not make any enemies or take prisoners.

We carry on getting better with age.
No doubt, fear, or blame.
We live happy and sane.

Be a warrior for you. It is well worth the effort.
Only you can save your life and make it work for you.

Be loving, honest, and true.
Don’t forget to have fun too.

Always in Love,

Janet StraightArrow
Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!
www.bethemedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@bethemedicine.com

Be The Warrior for You.! One thing that was told to me with my purpose was to live it and share my story to help others. It has not always been easy or comfortable to do so and yet this morning I realized just how important it is for me too. Hugs and love.

About Bethemedicine

Shaman, Healer, Teacher, Spiritual Coach, Reiki Master, Astrologist, Yogi, Sage, Janet StraightArrow has been creating Be The Medicine since 1967 as a way to live our true, best self, in all areas of our life. Researching and living this journey has been an adventure that she has shared all along the way. Janet has worked with renowned teachers, healers, doctors, and masters from traditions around the world seeking universal truth and how to live it.
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