Surgery update

Hello. I have wanted to send a surgery update. But I’ve been waiting for one. Waiting for a change. Waiting for a breakthrough. Waiting to share something that is a significant difference. I haven’t had one yet. I realized I still need to respond and follow up and follow through. With you. And though I am sending this to many who have wanted to keep up with me, I have appreciated hearing back from you individually as we have reconnected heart to heart and one on one.

After the surgery, I faced cleaning out my nose and sinus area at least three times a day. Mucus. Blood. Pain. I faced steroids, antibiotics, and pain pills. None of these things are my favorite normally. I don’t even like to take Advil. Several reached out to me who had this kind of surgery almost 20 years ago and their results were not positive. Also what they went through physically was much harsher than what I faced recently. I’m very very thankful. Very.

We followed up with the surgeon who sucked disgusting atrocities from both nostrils… Deep inside. And I was promptly asked if I felt any kind of relief or felt better. Honestly all I could say was no. I did not yet have any change that I knew of. Remember the purpose is for me to have oxygen going to my brain. How will I know when I have a change? Well, I want to see myself sleeping at night with my mouth closed. I need to see a consistent balance come back to my walking down the hallway. I need to see a follow through in my thoughts that takes me from start to follow through to finish. I need to see peace when I look myself back in the mirror. I need to see a calm to life‘s happenings. I need to see my food digest in such a way that it takes the natural course of events inside my body. I need to see health. Surgery update…

Craig mentioned a few moments ago that he noticed I had slept and was sleeping this morning. What he doesn’t know is that I was awake until 4:44 and he saw me at 5:15. He saw me peacefully sleep for right at an hour. And I’m thankful for that hour.

After the surgeon prodded and released me, he asked to see me in two more weeks. He said to continue the mucus and blood flush. I’m trusting God that this surgery was the right direction. No matter what the results, I trust God more today. And though I feel my life is off kilter right now (not forever) – I am learning to trust myself more as well. That’s always a good thing. Father God is reacquainting me with his presents in the joy and his presence in the sorrow, his presence in the living and his presence in the dying, his presence in the life and his presence in the strife, his presence in the sacred and his presence in the secular. God is present because you are present. Don’t face joy alone and don’t face sorrow alone. You have a Greatest Partner Living inside – loving you from victory and Life.

Recently I have taken more intentionality regarding certain habits. One is a conscious intentional breathing and releasing not just negative toxins but actual negative breath and energy that has accumulated during the day. Painting also has caused me to stop and listen in a different way. That’s been a God thing.

Now, for over a week I have been forgetting to do something very specific to help someone whom I love get a lymphatic compression sleeve and glove because of a partial mastectomy. Daily I would forget to call the company to discuss it, order it, pay for it. Yesterday, I finally was able to concentrate enough to sit and go through the process of getting it done. I noticed an attentiveness … I noticed several credit cards that were outdated. These are credit cards I use in ministry, in life and business. I immediately took action and called the banks to discuss it and get those things handled. I do think that blood flow was the reason I was able to do that. I do believe oxygen flowing correctly helped me to actually take action in those areas that I have not before. So to me, there is some thing that changed. And I’m thankful. Surgery update. If you want to read about the reason for my surgery you can check it out here – Wanting Oxygen to my Brain

But just to keep it real, yesterday I had a total meltdown emotionally. It was not good. I’m not sure what additional changes need to be made within me or around me, but mental health is part of our physical health. Our physical health is part of our emotional and mental health. And though everything is spiritual… Not everything is spiritual. So I’m listening close to see what is happening within me….Because it is definitely impacting was happening around me.

Our God is faithful and he’s listening. His LifeForce within. Here’s our every breath. He’s not disappeared and gone anywhere. He’s in the midst of every trouble and trial. He’s in the midst of every piece in the fire. He is in the midst of the floor and the mess. He is in the midst of every sense. So do not give up my friend. It’s a new beginning and a new end. Do not turn to the left or right. But listen close inside to that mind of Christ.

I am OK and you’re OK. God has good things for you and God has good things for me. There’s so much good in us and around us. Do not concentrate on the bad. Do you not concentrate on your regrets or what you wish you had. But take one step in front of the other and listen close to your Father.

This is the season of keeping it real. I don’t have a spiritual lesson or way to tell you to heal. I do know there is an intimacy deep inside of you. So listen deep and listen close and the voice of God will see you through. He’ll give you ideas that you never knew you could have. He’ll explode your heart with life, hope and with love. In the midst of a mess, He will let you address life’s impossibilities with Him … face to face … chin to chin …

HE may have you return to basics of life – away from the busyness and away from the strife. HE will join you in the pause and reassure your night that HE is your Day and with you in the plight.

Many of you have reconnected with me in the season of me keeping it real. I appreciate every note and every card and every single email. I appreciate you giving me time to respond to what’s happening inside of your life. I want you to know that I love you and then we may have lost contact over the years that today I appreciate you and I hold your life dear.

Grieving lasts for a moment but joy?

Joy is in the morning.

Good morning with my surgery update and much love- Donna

Process of Progress

Donna Reiners, Lifecoach, Bravetobraver, donnareiners.com, author, Speaker, leadershipI call it the process of progress. Many people wonder if they are taking three steps forward and two steps back. I find perspective is everything. You may feel stuck like a hamster in a wheel of sabotage, sickness or death filled thoughts. When properly identified, you can have most cycles broken and your heart rewired. It can happen in a moment. I have found most the time, you get to renovate your mind one moment at a time. You get to make a lot of new little decisions that take you over time into a brave new you. The beauty of time lapse is the maturity in the processing of progress. I work with people overtime to unlock the why behind the what so they can recognize it when it knocks on their door in a different package. I help them remove what has caused them to remain in torment, turmoil and overwhelming stress and paralysis. It is a deep work. But it is a long lasting work. It takes patience and kindness to walk out life with people. Sometimes, I have a client that wants a quick trip to the store to get an answer. Most times the key to competency, security and loving yourself is to go deep so you can go far. It is not a drive through experience with a 99 cent menu. Many little decisions every day allow you to change the direction of your body, soul and spirit. I cannot overemphasize the power of the process of your progress. Do not forsake the process of progress. When choosing a different future, I want to encourage you not to allow yourself to regret. Regret is a powerful foe. It will bring you back into a hamster wheel. Sometimes, we unlock 50 years of living in a direction that unbeknownst to that person was not healthy. All of a sudden a lifetime passes before their eyes and they realize there is no gaining it back.

Do not focus on what was behind you.

With intention, take a step forward And mature in the process of your progress.

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1: Course of Trust

The Course of Trust talks about trusting and following God as your Greatest Partner.

 

Going crazy??

I used to be the one in torment and I used to think I was going crazy. My work was impacted. My school. My marriage, my family. You name it. I was destroying it. My life was going nowhere. But nobody knew. But I got answers that made sense, thankfully without drugs to numb me or dull the pain or confusion. It took time. I was worth it. There ARE reasons for unexplained emotions that run out of control. These deep areas can be addressed so you can think with clarity and access who you really are… Cycles of sickness and anxiety are sometimes trapped and simply need released. Don’t give up hope.

I’m thankful for solid answers and healing in deep places that allowed me to experience valid and long lasting transformation. I am not the same person. My change did not happen overnight but it was worth it. Your future does not have to be your past. Don’t give in to giving up. The answers are inside you – both the good and the bad – the happy and sad – it all right there. Not for a few. All can see and all can find – the solution in time. Blessings..

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Holidays & Emotions

The holidays can drain you emotionally with memories of the past. But if those emotions lead you into despair, then it’s time to rethink how you respond. Love yourself and love those around you. Don’t take loneliness, depression or sadness into your future. #Emotional truth for every day #life #Share with a friend. Every Day w Donna Mae.

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All In One Day

Tenacious Tuesday – Pain. Sorrow. Joy. Confusion. Happiness. Disturbed. Perplexities. Passion. Depression. Peace. Betrayal. Rejection. Hilarity. Giddiness. Anger. All in one day.

Yet, all these emotions are deep and real because of a loving and powerful Creator Who made us all in His image. Have you grasped the fact that our God is our Father and HE is emotional?  And yet, praise His name, He keeps His emotions under control!  Otherwise, maybe we would all be wiped off the earth! Interestingly enough, He desires for us to keep our emotions under control as well. Made from His DNA, we have the unique likelihood of experiencing His emotions. The feelings of God. Wow. How humbling is that? How can we be made in His image? Sometimes God calls us into a journey or pathway of discovery where we experience emotions and feelings we never knew possible. HE is so good that HE will use those experiences and pain to shape us and encourage us and strengthen us until we look just like Him.  Sometimes, we have pain in front of us but we want to avoid it at all costs yet…I remember a GodMan Who took a way through pain too just so we could know Him and His Father. Let’s trust Him my friend as we press forward into more…of Him and living life with Him…conversing with HIM every step of the way…even if it means we feel all these conflicting feelings…all in one day.

Until soon and much love,

d

What to do between here and there?

Life Happens

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Life Happens ©Donna Reiners

Women can be very interesting creatures. From moment to moment, we experience a myriad of emotions. In the day to day of our lives we can laugh, cry, hate, love and be in pain – all at one time!

Pain. Sorrow. Joy. Confusion. Happiness. Disturbed. Perplexities. Passion. Depression. Peace. Betrayal. Rejection. Hilarity. Giddiness. Anger. Through us, life happens.

Yet, all these emotions are deep and real because of a loving and powerful Creator Who made us all in His image. Have you grasped the fact that our God is emotional?  And yet, praise God, He keeps His emotions under control!  Otherwise, we would all be wiped off the earth! Interestingly enough, He desires for us to keep our emotions under control as well.

Made from His DNA, we have the unique likelihood of experiencing His emotions. The feelings of God. Wow. How humbling is that?

How can we be made in His image yet have so much pain? One thing for sure is life happens.

What if sometimes God, knowing our travels, would make Himself known through our  journey of pain? What if His desire is to use that pain to mold us and conform us into His will and to learn His way? After all, His way was through pain, wasn’t it?

Heb 5:7-10 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. (from New International Version).

I just want to remind everyone that Jesus did endure and suffer and experience pain. However, it was the journey THROUGH the pain that’s important.  He did not remain in pain or suffering. Sometimes, we remain in a pit of pain from mere desire. We want the attention that comes through being discouraged. If we remain in that place with the wrong motives (to get attention), we will become entrapped and find it very difficult to get out of that hole.

Pray with me – Father, cause my emotions to take on stability as I embrace this season and walk through the pain to the other side in Jesus name. Let it be.

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d