Here’s a photo of my femur which was shattered two weeks ago in a cycling accident. For many, this photo may equate with pain, expense, inconvenience. There’s so much this photo doesn’t convey. There’s the intention I set five days prior to the accident--on the full moon. There are the many ways I was able to advocate and support myself in the challenging aftermath. There are the wise and powerful actions taken by my daughter in this scary situation and the compassionate way she’s caring for me. There’s my body’s amazing capacity to communicate what it needs for healing. There’s the outpouring of love and support from my community. And there’s the immense gratitude I hold for being alive, for the gift of a strong body, for healing notes and phone calls, for warmth and friendship, and for knowing that I’m going to see a stronger side of this.
As for that intention, I won’t go into the details as I’m currently holding close the energy of this inner work. But it has to do with what’s unfolding in the near future - the publication of my memoir, “A Fierce Belief in Miracles.” (available now through pre-order https://www.anneheck.com/ ) This book contains multiple messages that I’ve been called to share. And there’s more being revealed.
I’m viewing this accident as an opening . Though painful and inconvenient, trauma is--in my experience--an opportunity for wondrous and rich awarenesses to emerge. So I sit in curiosity about what’s unfolding. I’m paying attention, inquiring, and listening.
Things are not always as they appear. This experience is a gift that’s slowly opening.