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Sometimes Life Sucks!

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I am an optimistic and positive person by nature and that is why I have survived all of the challenges I have experienced but I have to tell you,

*There is a lot that sucks about having a tumor on the back of your heart!
*There is a lot that sucks about having 5 heart attacks and recovering from them.
*There is a lot that sucks about having open heart surgery and recovering from it. Like having your chest and sternum sawed open.
* There is a lot that sucks about arguing with doctors who want you to take a handful of pharmaceuticals and tell you you will die if you don’t when you know your body would heal using natural medicine.
*There is a lot that sucks about not having a partner to support you through it. When I am on the ledge and no one is around I have to talk myself down.
*There is a lot that sucks about losing all of your savings, maxing out credit cards after paying them all off, and losing your livelihood because you had to pay out of pocket to save your life
*There is a lot that sucks about recovering from one heart attack only to have another and another.
*There is a lot that sucks about having a heart attack in a foreign country, being in a hospital for a week where no one speaks your language
*There is a lot that sucks about asking friends for money!
*There is a lot that sucks about having to go to the food shelf
* There were many times that I wanted to quit
*There is a lot that sucks that I left out of this post.

There I have said it! I might make it look easy but it has been extremely difficult!

It would be so appreciated if you could donate to this fundraiser so I can take care of this Tumor naturally because trust me, having surgery would suck big time!

#beingreal

Katelyn’s Fundraiser

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Parathyroid Tumor Be Gone

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Many of my readers know my story about the parathyroid tumor that is in a rare position behind my heart. Story here

I had an emotional week last week because I was supposed to go in for the scan of the Parathyroid Tumor on Monday and if it was still there I would have been scheduled for surgery. This issue hadn’t even been in my consciousness for months.

After the scan was scheduled I went into fear because I felt I had to resign myself to the fact I would have to go through major surgery again. I had tried fundraising last fall to get the funds to do an alternative treatment but only raised enough to do a month. One month was not enough.

To be honest it scares me to have to go through this rare surgery to retrieve the tumor from behind my heart.

A group of my friends and my Naturopath, Jean O’Hern, rallied around me and said we will find a way to do the treatment that will release the tumor naturally. Jean is a medical intuitive and my body told her it would be gone in three months with the treatment she can do.

I canceled the scan!

I am back to feeling positive and knowing it is possible to release the tumor without surgery.

I would be grateful for any financial support you can give me.

❤️ I thank you, my heart thanks you, my body thanks you❤️

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Healing Initiation

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About a year ago someone I respected told me that no one would come to me for healing because of my health, even though I have 25 years of training and experience in the field.

I let that distract me. I let it stop me. It made my question my ability.

The TRUTH is, I have been initiated, on a deep level, into Heart Medicine and the art of self healing and survived. Not many people can say that!

I AM the person you would want to work with if you want to learn how to heal yourself of anything or if you want to know how to have a healthy heart. You would be learning from an expert!

In many shamanic traditions the shaman becomes a healer through their own life threatening illness and surviving. It is said that they carry the healing medicine because of that experience. The community seeks out those people when they need healing.

I have a sacred responsibility to share what I have learned.

Teaching Creative Self Healing is my mission.

I have poured a great deal of my healing medicine into three of my books, Empowered Health and Wellness, Resilient Heart and Resilient Heart Art. Anyone who reads any one of these books will gain a ton of wisdom about healing, not just in knowledge but understanding the personal experience of surviving such an experience and how to do it yourself. www.mystickcreekpublishing.com

I am not distracted any more. I don’t believe the BS that no one would want to work with me because of my heart issues. If you want to learn about healing yourself, from someone who knows it intimately, You will want to reach out to me. ❤️

www.katelynmariah.com

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Giving up was not an option

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I am writing this to remind myself…

There was a point in my health journey where I had not only lost my health but also my savings and my livelihood. It was about 8 months in that my savings was gone, my successful career was gone and all of my credit cards were maxed out from basic living and medical bills. This was probably the most stressful time in my life.

But something kept pulling me forward. The pull was my purpose. My purpose this lifetime has always been to create art that had a positive, transformational impact. Writing, which is part of that purpose came later. I write from the same place as I paint.

This is to say that when I was at my lowest lows, I still could paint and I still could write and those two things pulled me through. I could also see there would be a time when I could fully live my purpose again. That what I was going through had meaning in this purpose and I wasn’t intended to die from it.

And so I painted…and I wrote…32 paintings focused on the heart and several other paintings. I wrote and illustrated a children’s book. I wrote Resilient Heart a book all about heart health and my journey. I wrote Resilient Heart Art, the healing power of art. I built an Etsy site and two new websites for my art and writing. I created a festival for artists and writers to combine my to loves. All while I was sick. Those things pulled me through my illness and kept me focused on my purpose.

I was grateful for each positive step forward no matter how small.

So now getting 4 shows for my art in 3 days tells me my focus paid off. Getting the feed back from curators that they are touched by my art means a lot. It shows me I have built momentum. I am in a place of joy because my physical crisis is finally over and I am in the flow of the vision I held for the past 3 years.

I am sharing this not to brag but to give someone, somewhere hope. No matter what happens hold on to your dream. Let it lift you up and maybe out of where you are right now.

Today I thank myself for not giving up.

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Third Anniversary of Heart Attack

 

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Three years ago today, on the Equinox, I had the first of three heart attacks, that resulted in my having open heart surgery.  This first heart attack lead me on an amazing journey home to my heart. I painted this painting to celebrate the anniversary and my healthy ❤️

Early in the morning, three years ago, I had a dream that was a sacred ceremony in which the six pointed star was placed in my heart and the Vesica Pisces was placed in my womb. Both of these are symbols of balancing the Masculine and Feminine energies. So is the Equinox. I woke up knowing something powerful had just happened. That evening I had the heart attack.

I was blindsided. Soul contracts are like that!

That began a 2 1/2 year journey of self discovery, where I found out what I was capable of doing under extreme pressure. It showed me what I was truly made of and that I could endure the worst and become my best. It showed me my mortality and highlighted my desire to live❤️

This journey brought me back to my heart, which is the source of my wisdom. I know what my heart desires and what it doesn’t. It brought me back to my purpose, which is to share my love and deep wisdom through my art and I am committed and dedicated to that purpose now more than ever. No more distractions.

My heart is open. It is tender, sensitive and knowing as well as strong, wise and healthy. I am at home in my heart.

Thank you for witnessing my process, loving me through it, shoring me up when I needed it and showing me the importance of surrounding yourself with a community of care.

Sharing this journey was the most vulnerable thing I have done and not easy, but it felt important.

That chapter is done and I am onto a new chapter.

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