Compassion Notes

touch3I’ve been in rehab for five and a half weeks and I still don’t have a definite medical diagnosis! While I am obviously getting better, my case is still a medical mystery.

I’m certain I have excellent physical care and my medical needs are being cared for. I believe my job is to focus on my spiritual care. Thank you, Dear Readers, for the way you have helped make that possible.

In the beginning, I couldn’t remember the steps of treatment but I could remember that God and I are one.  I held on tight to God inside and all around me. I was definitely part of the Oneness. I knew God is Love.

I also remembered to be grateful. Even in the hardest times, I remembered to be thankful for my nurses, therapists, doctors, and hospitals. And friends. I was especially grateful for my church friends and family.

It made me happy to know people were praying for me. I have received many messages from colleagues telling me they were praying for me.

Some people may think of me as a “loner” or very independent but that isn’t true. I treasure my friends and this rehab episode has shown me how much I treasure my sense of connection in God and people.

I gratefully depended on other people’s prayers these past weeks and I was very glad for every one of you.  It made me feel wonderful to recognize how many wonderful preachers and practitioners are in my life. When they called or visited, I asked for treatment.

I have been grateful for every visitor, every phone call and every card. I feel rich as I recognize how many wonderful people are in my life.

I do appreciate your prayers and I feel confidant that you folks who praying for me are doing a fine job because I am getting better. Thank you very much for all your prayers and visits and calls. Please keep up the good work.

I have learned a lesson about healing that I want to share with everyone. We all need reminders that we are spiritual beings and, at the same time, when we have a sick person in our lives, we may need reminders that we are also human beings.

In the beginning, it felt as though my spiritual practice was disappearing. I know that is not the truth but I did feel very much more physical than spiritual. You were my lifeline and offered me hope. You are very important.

One of the things we say about the practitioner’s work is that he “knows the truth” for the client even when he or she doesn’t know it for herself. I have personally discovered that. I hope you keep up your good work. for me at the same time I hope to show all my readers how important love and prayer and support mean to anyone.

Won’t you please continue to hold the truth and lend me your consciousness? Believe me, even though I am  better and I can pray for myself,  I still require your help. Our Oneness in God is now a new dimension for me. Your love and prayers are real helpful.

          This rehab episode has deepened my appreciation of how much people need each other when they are in trouble. Yes, it is true that we are never alone because we are with God. It is also true that the love of other humans becomes extremely important when we are perplexed and feeling out of touch with life.

From now on, I will see the Compassionate Care concerns of our churches as a very important service we offer.  I think it a major function of any center or church. (It is also a major part of being a loving friend.

Teaching people to think and live positively is important all the time. It is the real reason we become centers for positive living.

Our Centers For Positive Living support members and friends  in many other ways as well, including metaphysical studies, and social connections. I think Compassionate Care is also very important. In fact, since we are also human as well as spiritual, I am ready to raise prayer and support who are going through hard times to a higher priority.

Many years ago, in a 12 Step Meeting,, I heard a speaker tell a story about the child who wanted her mother to stay by her side until she fell asleep. The mother said, “God is always with you.” The child grabbed her mother’s hand and said, “Yes but I want my God with skin.”

I understand the story better now than I did 38 years ago.

Ask Yourself

Is there anyone I want to reach out to today?

Is there anyone I want to thank?


12 Comments on “Compassion Notes”

  1. Thank you so much for your inspiring sharing.
    Compassion IS!

  2. Bill Arrott says:

    Dear Jane,

    I am truly looking forward to the revelations you will have to share with us as your wholeness once again shines full force. Your spiritual leadership still shows and continues to grow.

    I’m still recovering from brain tumor radiation. Ironically (?) the radiation opened up areas of suppressed emotions for me. It’s been painful for me (and Elizabeth) but it has opened up to an even greater realization of the greater good that can emerge from the circumstances we have drawn to ourselves.

  3. Rev. Alene Kramer says:

    Dear dear, Jane. It is an honor to lend you my consciousness for as long as needed. I have been thinking about you often and have am open spot in my heart for you every day. I know what a strong and determined AND loving woman you are. When you make up your mind that you want something nothing stops you. I’m proud of you for hangin’ in, jane. It can’t be the easiest thing you’ve you’ve ever had! So I’ll keep On doing what I know is the truth- God is all they is and you are one with thAt that is.

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Marjorie Shalita says:

    Dear Jane,
    I am sending you lots of love and light. Thank you for your wonderful insights, thoughts and your willingness to share your experiences with all of us. I, too,feel that it is so important for us to have an understanding of what it is like to be on both the giving and receivng side of the treatment process. Prayers are our way to communicate through words what we already know in our hearts and minds.
    You are a blessing to us all.

    Blessed be,
    Marjorie Shalita

  5. Lynn Gabrielson says:

    Love you Jane. Thank you for your heartfelt sharing. We are sending our warmest thoughts and loving prayers. Lynn

  6. Rev. Alene Kramer says:

    Sent from my iPhone


  7. Jerry Hooley says:

    Dear Jane,
    Our hearts continue to touch one another as they always have and always will. God as perfect order and perfect love is fully present in every touch and every loving thought. Liz and I are both touching you with our hearts and loving thoughts.

  8. Hi Jane, I had not heard that you were ill and am pleased to know that whatever is was it does not matter as you are now well.


  9. Judith Churchman says:

    Love and blessings to you, beloved Jane. I didn’t know you had been ill. You are much loved and our prayers surround and lift you. Love, Judith Churchman and Bob Luckin

  10. The Absolute perfection of God is the only reality In and through you I praise the strength and power of the Holy Spirit the strength and power of the Holy Spirit is your strength and your power

  11. Susannah Bair says:

    Dear Jane,
    You don’t know me, but I enjoy reading your blogs because you always post a link in the csl ministers google group. Because of that, I have gotten to know you.Thank you. May you be well, may you experience comfort and joy, may you recover your physical/mental abilities and so much more. You are blessed and you are a blessing to the world.

    Love and Blessings,
    Susannah Bair

    • janeclaypool says:

      Dear Susanna,

      Thanks for the kind words. I am feeling stronger although I’m not sure when I’ll be completely recovered, I do plan to resume blogging next week. Words from readers mean a lot to me.

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