In my professional and personal life, I stumble upon opportunities to build bridges for wellness and happyness. Let me explain: When you can see somewhere you want to go but it’s far far away and they are over there waiving at you, but there is a marsh or even a deep cavern in between you both. Have you see this before? You’re like, what the HAIL? How exactly am I supposed to get over THERE? That could take a lot of time but it would be worth it. Flying is a magical experience to meet half way, but ultimately you may need to return to your side to create an easier path for deeper communication. Thus, the BRIDGE needs to be built and someone has to go find middle ground – someone has to go first.
I imagine the first pier being poured into place so that each side can have a foundation in which to connect to from each side, like building a bridge. That first pier is always the hardest. Someone usually gets dirty in the process but there is always a silver lining. It’s just a new experience. Going somewhere you haven’t been before. It ALWAYS looks worse than it really is. Getting over the fear takes time. Then, before you know it, you’re there in the space between and guess what? There are other ideas and connections being made to promote even more bridges from that point, because you are not alone. You just couldn’t see anything from your original vantage point.
Just the idea of connecting starts bringing together resources that you weren’t aware were out there waiting to be called upon. That’s where faith comes in. Knowing what you don’t know. Then, before you know it, you reach out to accept help with building this bridge and the new perspective looking back at your side changes immediately. Ahhh… Know THAT makes sense. From that point you can see the rest of the bridge coming into existence and all the other people and communication you are helping for the rest of the community, because NO ONE wanted to go there first or alone. THAT’s called LEADERSHIP. Take a big breath and know that the universe has already gone ahead and pre-wired the path for you. For all you know there the power grid is underneath just ready to be turned on to light the way for both sides to meet in between.
It’s a network in between the spaces that was just waiting to be noticed and fulfilled. Get it. FULL-FILLED. Growing and stretching out works for both your body, heart and mind. Yet focusing on this one bridge takes intention, patience and love. Meeting half way is a great place. Decorate the bridge. String it with loving lights. Add flowers, trees and lush plants for shade. Play music. Ring Bells. Hit the switch and turn it ON. See what happens next as for all you know, there are all sorts of connections about to be made – which all lead to your wellness and happyness.
When I was sick, I used CaringBridge.org to create a bridge of knowledge and communication for all the friends I’d collected throughout my life from all over the globe giving my everyone a sense of peace that I was taking care of myself and the world was taking care of me. I even had a sorority sister later tell me that she never contacted me during my cancer therapy because she kept up with my blog and saw that I was totally fine doing my thang. Just like building a bridge, people and resources will show up that you may or may not need at the time. That’s all good. Those people return and ultimately share news of your new bridge and can send others that need to see what you’ve done for themselves. And those people for me, are those recently diagnosed with breast cancer all the way to those in survivorship looking for ways to advocate for others. There is a rainbow of opportunities and information available throughout the entire process and everyone needs something a little different for their pathway to healing.
If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with cancer please share my contact information with them or send me their information so I can reach out to them. I am available any time, any where. 713-232-9796 SandyMCastillo@gmail.com