המכתב של לוסי

מכתבה של אליס אשר נעזרה בטיפולי המים לאורך שנה בה התמודדה עם מחלת הסרטן :

With a cancer diagnosis comes a challenge.  How to do this difficult part of life as well as possible.  How to realise the advantages of a life threatening diagnosis, how to learn to live life more fully, with more joy, because of the recognition that it may well not go on so very much longer.  I changed my diet, I increased the time I spent meditating every day, I went to Chinese acupuncture, and to a naturopath and changed my diet still more.  I went to guided imagery sessions where I described a brown paper wrapped parcel, a gift, tantalisingly open at one corner, sitting in the room with me.  I started practising yoga again.  I went to listen to famous cancer survivors and read their books.  I read cancer as a turning point, love medicine and miracles and a few others too.  I searched every where for the gift that cancer would bring me.  Then I met Pazit, and started going weekly to her pool, being moved through the water, breathing, accepting the incredible gift that comes with each treatment, the feeling of total, unquestioning acceptance, and the huge expanse of giving.  I cannot describe exactly what it was the Pazit gave me in those weekly sessions, but wordlessly and gently, like the movement of natural water, week after week, I was soothed, held, and shown the way back to myself, and the way forward.  I cannot describe what I learnt in the water, but to this day, when I enter the pool, I feel cleansed and beautiful and perfect, and when I leave I feel radiant