The art or state of being humbled.
Remaining teachable, knowing that you do not have all the answers.
I love this definition of Humility! It is from the Urban Dictionary and truly say it all!
Why WONDER about Humility? And is it really humility rather than vanity we should wonder about? For me, the opportunity to explore this life lesson came in the form of a tree —specifically an invasive 16 ft high weed/tree that unexpectedly broke when I was attempting to remove it.
How, you may ask, did the tree become my teacher? Well, as I was bending it forward to be able to trim it, it broke and the remaining base snapped back, connecting with my jaw with such an incredibly forceful upper-cut Muhammad Ali would have been proud! Needless to say I was stunned and bleeding. Thankfully all of my teeth were intact and although my jaw was sore, neither it nor my nose were broken. Since I didn’t have a mirror to assess the damage to my face I took a selfie, then got in the car and headed home as fast as possible. By the time I got home, the swelling had started and the pain in my head was intense. My bottom lip had ballooned out and the bruising on my face and jaw had started.
Thankfully, I am blessed to have trained extensively in holistic health and have an abundance of tools at my disposal. I quickly got to work to support my body’s injury/healing response. I applied a variety of essential oils that help with pain and inflammation, I worked on myself using the powerful Holo-set modules and I-HRT tools that I have been trained to use, got on my PEMF mat, grabbed a bag of frozen corn to put on my lip and lay down with no expectations. Throughout the afternoon I continued with what I was doing. I received a few phone calls from dear friends but was not able to talk so instead we texted and I sent them a few images of my “accidental” appearance. My friends offered caring words of support, healing prayers and love — I am very blessed to have such amazing friends.
So again, you may ask, why WONDER about Humility? One of my dear friends texted me the letters FB, suggested I post the photos of my injury so that everyone could send me healing. My response was “Not on FB please.” She also asked if I was taking Arnica, which I had completely forgotten about but was happy to add to my regimen for pain and bruising!
Over the next 24 hours as my healing process quickened and the swelling subsided, however, I realized that there was another process at play. There was a subconscious conversation that started and things I began to wonder about why the idea of reaching out on FB bothered me. . .
— I wondered why I was so hesitant to share photos of my accident.
— I wondered why it bothered me to be seen injured/flawed/imperfect, after all I had just had an accident
— I wondered why it was so hard for me to ask my friends for help/support/love
— I wondered am I vain, am I afraid, am I too proud, am I insecure? am I? am I? am I whatever? I wonder?
What I realized in my wonderment is that I am all of these thing, flawed, imperfect, injured but with all of that stuff that exists within me I am humbled. I have amazing teachers in my life (including the weed-tree). I have an opportunity to remain teachable and learn from everyone I meet. I am blessed to have the loving support of friends and family to share in my journey.
I am also blessed to receive insights from the Universe which yesterday unexpectedly came in the form of a link to a short video about an inspiring man I had never heard of — Jono Lancaster. Jono Lancaster was born with a rare genetic condition, Treacher Collins Syndrome. His remarkable story was part of the Born Survivors series on BBC Three, Love Me, Love My Face.
Jono says of the series, “I really wanted to do the documentary Love Me, Love My Face to get my face out there into the public eye, to show the world how happy someone can be regardless of who they are or what they’re going through or have been through.”
If Jono can do it, so can I. Below are the photos from my 48 hour healing journey. While my “accident” photos are not beautiful to look at, they do illustrate how quickly the body can heal itself. I am always encouraging others to empower themselves, to utilize the tools that they have been given to become their own most powerful healer, I am humbled by the opportunity to offer them to you and encourage you to wonder what is possible for you too! You may discover that like me, you don’t have all the answers but it is in the wonderment of the questions that makes our lives magical!
By the way, only 24 hours after the accident I went out in public, bruises and all. I found myself completely forgetting that there was anything different about my face, and except for the few odd looks which didn’t matter, I was still me. Now WONDER that!
A big thank you to Super Hero Sis for suggesting I post on FB. I appreciate the reminder that others may learn from my healing journey. You always inspire me to rediscover parts of myself I had forgotten about and you help me realize I am still teachable. I love you!