We to come into this physical dimension through the only means our limited imagination has available – through the birth canal. I suppose other entities, spirits and angels devise other ways, but we earth angels are bound by rigid rules and modes of transport.
My own mother was a pioneering spirit who had a rough childhood. In 1917, her parents divorced and my mom was raised by nuns from age three to thirteen. Yet she never said a bad word about either the nuns or her own mother, who had alcohol problems and abusive relationships with men. So my mom strove to have a perfect family life. Good luck with that, as we were smack in the middle of a Youth Revolution and the Civil Rights Movement here in the United States. Nothing was going well, from the ego perspective. Life as we knew it here in America would never be the same again, which was a tremendous blessing for all.
If we are honest, we will look at these tough relationships as lightening rods of inner spiritual change and growth. Our generation of Baby Boomers was on the forefront of monumental change – and we helped to define this change. By the years 2017-2019, the population of those 60-years-old and over would reach one billion throughout the planet. This is an opportunity to redefine aging, loss and death.
I foresee groups of seniors gathering together to discuss the next dimension after this physical experience, rather than bowel habits and the latest operation! We will redefine what it means to be alive. This is a responsibility and a gift. Let us receive this as an honor and an earth-shattering opportunity as more and more of us become patients in hospitals.
The hospital experience from a patient's point of view is valuable for those of us in the health-care arena. As a patient myself, I learned something:
1)Talk to the family members at the same time you are talking to your patient. Listen. Make no assumptions.
2) Recognize that anxiety is a mutually shared emotion in these situations. And the hospital is a prime set-up for anxiety.
3) Recognize that hospitals are not a natural experience for anyone other than the people who've been working there for years.
4) The fear of death is a pain-body that is swirling everywhere in the vibrational field of a hospital.
5) Fear of mistakes is also on the mind of patients and their families.
The remedy? – See everything as healing, healer and Love – no matter if you are the patient or family member, nurse or doctor. It is all healing.
We can be grateful for many simple things in our lives – the simple act of breathing, or laughing, or listening to the silence. Another is the joy of listening to a person's story as they struggle to articulate a sorrow or sadness. The joy lies in the listening without giving advice.
I am grateful for the opportunity to give patient care from a mystical perspective. My patients are my family, even if I care for them briefly. They are often ill. More and more, we have a population of people not taking care of themselves. Anxiety levels are on the rise. The rush to get ahead often leaves the person rushing far, far behind. Behind what? – Behind themselves.
The mystical experience of patient-care is a wonderful topic for discussion. Certainly, it would help health-care professionals rethink their style of caring. We need not think of ourselves as needing to "fix" our patients. We simple work on clearing out our own inner world, and the rest takes care of itself. The moment at hand is subtle, with a multi-dimensional aura of healing opportunity.
Heal thyself, and celebrate the life we share as One! OM