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You Do Not Have a Soul

Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery

Destiny Freeland was diagnosed with Stage IV Ewing’s Sarcoma… she has been through surgery, chemo and radiation treatments. I want you to look at her smile; I want you to look in her eyes. Inside of that People Shell that is giving her so much difficulty is her beautiful soul. Does it boggle your mind as much as it does mine to see Destiny with such pure tranquility in her eyes?

After I wrote about People Shells, I came across this quote:

“You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
~C.S Lewis

Through Destiny’s eyes, I see that she already knows this. She is not her body.

I believe this same enlightenment lives within all children who fight cancer or life-threatening diseases. They know they are a soul. They know the delicateness of life, they know their life purpose… they know there is only time for love. I can see it all through their eyes– the windows to their souls. I absolutely love the honesty and the purity of their souls.

Somehow, these children know that their bodies are temporary shells. Somehow they know that they have an important mission here on Earth. How is it possible that the smallest and sickest are working the hardest to teach us life truths?

It is time for us to follow their lead. Let’s start taking notes.

Imagine if each of us had that same honesty and purity in our souls… oh beautiful World!

Thank you for teaching us Destiny

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