Tuesday, October 5, 2010

From the bottom of my witchy heart...

Thank you. All of you.

Simple words could not have expressed how much your comments on my post the other morning meant to me. With the addition of a group of you spreading the word and having complete strangers come to my aid, I was even more at a loss for words. The outpouring of love, sentiment, caring, selflessness, encouragement, healing and energy has left me speechless and more than a little humbled.

I am in awe of this circle of spirits I've landed in. We are spread throughout the globe but the compassion and care we share for each other makes it feel as if there is no physical distance between us at all. If I could hug each and every one of you, I would, right now. We could probably break the record for the world's largest group hug if we were ever to gather in the same place at the same time. What a spectacle that would be!

Your efforts to help me are felt and appreciated more than I can express. You've given me encouragement, hope and the energy to keep on doing what I love and not let this thing get me down right now. If there is a silver lining to this, it is in knowing how many people I have at my back to hold me up when I begin to falter, both here and at home. I am a lucky witch to have the husband, family, friends and community that I do. I used to say, if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have none at all... but that sentiment is changing, rapidly.

All that said, there is still a battle in my cornea to be fought and won. When I saw the doctor Sunday afternoon, he drew me a diagram of the offending outbreak. The bad news is there are a lot of tiny lesions in the area of my iris. The good news however, is that they are not near the area of my previous outbreaks and shouldn't reach that portion of my eye if we are pro-active and I heal fast enough meaning, no new scar tissue near my pupil. In fact, the buggers aren't near my pupil at all, for now.

He put me on a different medication than I generally use for this, a gel that is less toxic and abrasive to the eye than the drops I used for the 6 months I went through this previously. As far as I'm concerned, if it's better for my eye, I'll take it. The side effects read that they were mild; it may cause blurred vision (well, there's gel in your eye so that's a given), mild irritation the first time you use it and mild redness. All fair enough. I spent the $200 on this tiny tube of gel and proceeded to use it, only to wake up on Monday with my eye the purest red I've ever seen and nearly swollen shut. Turns out, I'm in the 2% of people who are allergic to the stuff. I'm back on my original eye drops, threw away the $200 bottle of gel and have gained my first ever medical allergy.

On the plus side, my eye is a little better looking than it was on Sunday now and I look like I have pink eye instead of the zombie rage from 28 Days Later. My eye still stings, is hateful of the computer and any light source at all and is far from healed, but any improvement is a good improvement in my book.

I'd like to leave you all now with a photo that our favorite neighborhood Old Bagge, Linda, suggested I post. This is my 'heart stone' set out on my altar:

It is an unassuming hunk of rock, neither smooth nor overly attractive, just a big old piece of salt and pepper quartz. The special thing about it, to me, is that my lovely Joe grabbed it when I was saying goodbye to my favorite spot of the ocean before we moved to SC and didn't present it to me until after we had settled down here. On top of all that sentiment, it's the rough shape of a heart, hence it being called my heart stone.

I've been focusing my need to heal on this lovely stone, collecting the energies being sent to me in it to take as I need, either by holding it or in conjunction with a wee bit of candle magic and the use of that huge quartz point to channel and magnify it. Linda, in her infinite wisdom, recommended that I post a photo of my healing stone and let you all hold the image of it in your minds and send your energies directly to it, so, here it is.

Thank you all again, for being the magical, wonderful, loving souls that you are. I love each and every one of you, truly.


  1. I got chills reading your post about so many people sending their healing energies to you, and I was very moved by the story of your heart stone. I love the picture, and sent new energy to it as I am sure everyone will who read your blog. Beautiful pictures of your altar by the way. I know you will be fine, and soon.

  2. Danni, I didnt comment on that post ( I was going too, but Merrick didn't let me!!) but I did light a candle and sent you my thought that evening. I really wish it gets better!

  3. Darling girl.....you are blessed. OOXX The Olde Bagg

  4. what a wonderful stone! Just looking at it I can feel the love it holds.

  5. Danni I'm so glad to hear progress is being made on your recovery! Try to stay positive...no matter what! Wishing you the best.

  6. Oh no! I'm sorry to read you're allergic to the gel. It would have been so good. But, but... it will be better :-)

    It was lovely to read this post :-) I felt the world's biggest group hug, when I read it :-D May you feel the love and may your eye heal :-)
    Sending energy to you and the stone :-)


  7. I take medications that make my eyes as the Sahara desert so I can empathize with you. I thank the Goddess though that it's not a severe issue. I love your heart rock and sending you continued blessings of health and courage!

  8. I am glad you are feeling a little better and that the outbreak wasn't horrible! I hate finding out the hard way for allergies, specially $200 later! But better that you know and that you are getting better now!
    Such a beautiful heart stone. I know how special the littlest things like that mean!

    I am sending much energy to you for healing and comfort!

  9. I've just read your original post. So much love and healing coming your way across the ocean.

    What a terrible problem to deal with and I can well appreciate the feelings of depression over your sight. Have you looked into learning about Reiki? It is a great healing energy, but is also something that can keep you calm and give you the tools to prevent further outbreaks. It's not for everyone though and you need to come to it in your own time.


  10. Danni,
    If the light sensivity keeps up, go and buy the darkest, cheapest sunglasses you can find and pop out the 'healthy eye' lense. You'll look a little silly, but the dark lense over your 'sick eye' should make you more comfortable until you heal. Get well soon!

  11. Danni - I'm late reading your post, but wanted to say that I'm putting you at the top of my Reiki healing list. I'll also add your name to other healing lists I know of. I'm so sorry that the 'friendlier' gel didn't work for you, but I do hope that with the additional energy coming your way from everyone that your eye will heal up soon! So many good thoughts and hugs coming your way.

  12. This is such a beautiful post, Danni. I'm constantly amazed by this group of folks and the palpable energy they generate. I'm so glad you put the photo of the stone. I will definitely keep it in mind when sending out healing thoughts.


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