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Meditation and emotional processing

“Having intense good experiences, or a lot of them can also be something that needs processing.

This is something we can approach in a meditative way, taking the time to reflect on what’s happened and exploring how we feel about it. Deliberately reflecting on experiences and feelings helps us consolidate those experiences and make sense of them. It’s also a good way of being in more control with what’s happening. If our emotional experiences are things that just happen to us, we won’t have the means to seek more of what we like, or be able to deal with what we don’t like.

For me, the idea of the life lived deliberately has become a central tenet in my understanding of what it is to be a Druid.”

Nimue Brown at Druid Life

I found this really affirming to read as I continue to transition slowly from my cancer experience to the next act of my life.

There is no going back, no return to normal.

In the space of the last two years, I have been diagnosed with cancer in first one breast, then the other, have moved house after 17 years, have had major surgery, have done chemotherapy, have started endocrine therapy, have been working really hard with so much rehab and therapy to address deficits and side effects, had to face the fact that I could no longer do my old jobs, have navigated a return to work, and have started a new role, as well as now navigating the world with a dynamic disability.

It’s a *lot*.

I need to cut myself some slack in terms of not just putting it behind me already.

The Liason Nurse at my initial diagnosis said “you will come out of this experience changed. In what ways, and how you get through it is up to you, but you won’t be the same person you were, it’s not possible”.

I am very mindful of how lucky, how fortunate I have been and I am resolved, to paraphase Nimue Brown, to commit wholeheartedly and daily to the idea of a the life lived deliberately being a central tenant in my understanding of what it is to be a Polytheist”.

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