I believe in the good things coming — Nahko
The music of Nahko and Medicine for the People has profoundly influenced my journey. I adopted their chorus, I believe in the good things coming, as a motto to sustain me during my difficult days living with ALS. Nahko sings of peace and finding joy and gratitude, a message that is medicine for my soul.
I had the most amazing experience at a concert a few days ago. Nahko came out into the audience and I found him standing next to me. He held my hand and sang my favorite song, Love Letters to God. My heart nearly exploded. I felt his energy pour into me as he sang, I’ve never experienced anything like it. I was overwhelmed with a feeling of abundance and joy that could not be contained. My heart expanded and I am compelled to be a conduit for the love and acceptance shown to me. Truly, he gave me his medicine.
Speaking of medicine, I was fortunate to start in a phase I, open label extension of an experimental drug trial. That means I get to take a new drug everyday for 11 months, with no placebo. I’m super hopeful that this novel molecule could stop my progression. I’ve lost the use of my arms and legs, but I can still talk, breathe, and eat — three things I’d like to hold onto.
So friends, what do we make of this? Two things: Medicine and healing can come in different forms and we can let peace, love, and joy flow through us in abundance. There is no shortage of these.
I’m Forgiven and Free and living life abundantly
August 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm
My eyes are teary and I have goosebumps all over. I’m listening to Nahko’s Love Letters to God. I didn’t know about him so thank you for introducing me to him. I generally don’t watch music videos because I like to have the music as the soundtrack to my life, not the videos images. In this case though I appreciate how powerfully disturbing the images are. What I mean is that they remind me how people literally stand for what they believe and how much they can suffer because of it and, although it is disturbing to see, it is good for me to see.
I am so happy that Nahko came and sang to you and shared his energy. I love this picture. I got teary eyed reading your essay and hearing how this filled you a feeling of abundance. I got chills listening to his beautiful music.
I’m filled with gratitude to you for sharing this with me, with all of us.
I’m thrilled to hear you are participating in this Phase I trial.
I love your message that “…we can let peace, love, and joy flow through us in abundance. There is no shortage of these.”
You are a remarkable soul, Shelly. You continue to inspire and teach me. Thank you.
Thank you for blessing us by sharing your journey.
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August 25, 2018 at 9:18 pm
Beautiful experience! Our God is a healer, redeemer, and way maker! Love and hugs to ya. Prayers for success with the new medicine. My Sister in law just experience a healing after a long journey. She kept the faith and her motto was “The best is yet to come.”
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