• “I see no beginning, middle or end to you. Only boundless strength in your endless arms, the moon and sun in your eyes, your own brilliance scorching the universe.” 

    - Bhagavad Gita 
  • “Give up the drop and become the ocean.” 

    - Rumi 
  • ” How wonderful that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

    - Anne Frank 
  • “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” 

    - Elizabeth Edwards 
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny in comparison to what lies within us.” 

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” 

    - Victor Frankl 
  • “You can curse the darkness or you could be the one who lights a candle.” 

    - Anonymous 
  • “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

    - T.S Elliot 
  • “Cancer could be cruel and send me into misery, but instead it has been kind and has woven rather than unstitching. If it doesn’t let me feel joy without sadness, at least I am so much less likely to feel sadness without joy.” 

    - Jennifer Berger 
NPC Reg No 2007/002115/08

A Healer’s Prayer

Lord, protect my doubts, because doubt is a way of healing.

It is doubt that makes us grow because it forces us to look fearlessly at the many answers that exist to one question. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my questions, because questions are a way of healing. It is questions that help us look beyond the black and white, right and wrong, this and that, us and them that we are taught. In order for this to be possible…
Lord, protect my knowledge, because knowledge is a way of healing. It is knowledge that shows us where we are and what we understand at this point in time. Help me to always remember that what I know today, may only be part of the answer tomorrow. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my ability to discern, because discernment is a way of healing. In a world where I am flooded with information, it is only through discernment that I will learn which information will serve me and the people that I treat today. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my time, because time is a way of healing. It is only by giving time and taking time that we can be present to what is now and use every precious second. This is true for both times spend with myself and times spend with others. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my past, because the past is a way of healing. Help me to remember all the many lessons that I have learned and gifts that I have received. And if painful memories find me, show me their gifts and show me Your forgiveness. Help me to share this truth with those who need it today. In order for this to be possible…
Lord, protect my future, because the future is a way of healing. Hope and dreams for tomorrow is what keeps alight in us the sacred flame of perseverance. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my discipline, because discipline is a way of healing. It is only through practice and discipline that I will be able gain the full benefit of reflection and meditation, that I am able to train both my mind and my body. I can serve others better if I am well. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my energy because energy is a way of healing. You have given me the power of the masculine – allow me to harness this to activate and analyse. You have given me the power of the feminine – allow me intuition and empathy. May these two forces always be complimentary in me. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my boundaries because boundaries are a way of healing. Help me to always remember that my road is not the road of another – that I can listen and facilitate but that I cannot enforce choice. Help me to know when to stop and when to say “no”. A measurable scientific outcome doesn’t always serve healing. In order for this to be possible…

Lord, protect my hands, because my hands are a way of healing. May I never forget the power of human touch and may my hands never shy away from the work that you have blessed me with. Allow my hands to be guided by both power and tenderness.

In all this Lord, protect my scalpel because my scalpel is a way of healing. Through it, you have given me access to the art and science of medicine. Help me to use it well and offer it to whoever may need it. But always remind me that it is only one of the many tools that you have given us to heal – let me be brave enough to speak about its limitations and to always offer it as only part of the solution.

Lord, none of this would matter if I do not have love. Let me see and listen and teach from love. Do not leave me in solitude but bless me with the presence of men and women who have doubts and questions, who have knowledge and discipline, who knows the value of the past, present and future, who use their energies, hands and hearts with love to Your glory. May illness and suffering define neither our patients nor us but may we always be blessed by Your many ways of healing.

Inspired by “ The prayer that I forgot” by Paulo Coelho

Meet The Flamingo's
Dr Liana Roodt

Dr Liana Roodt

My stories and how Project Flamingo was born are scattered throughout this website and I am so incredibly ...
Full Story.