Compassion NotesPosted: October 28, 2013
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.
Is there anyone I want to reach out to today?
Is there anyone I want to thank?