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Gratitude for an MRI Epiphany

Gratitude for an MRI Epiphany

Gratitude, Spirituality, Theology
An MRI machine is surprisingly well suited for epiphanies. After all, you are required to be completely and utterly still, the machine is so loud that nothing can penetrate that noise, and for those 45 minutes you are not responsible for anything else. I discovered this last Monday at 6:45 am. Laying there staring at the alien head sticker placed above my eyes, I suddenly saw the past year and a half laid out before me as if to say, "Look at what you have done and who you are! Don't you see the connections?" It was a moment of sheer connection with the Ground of Being within myself. My God and I in communion. I am so incredibly grateful! You see I have felt scattered and a bit lost since I graduated from Seattle University. Or at least that is what I thought was happening. I also los...
Gratitude for NSAIDS

Gratitude for NSAIDS

Gratitude
Life is challenging with my health and yet sometimes I get great news. Yesterday at the allergist's office, I received the exciting news that I am no longer allergic to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS). This is terrific! So many of the over-the-counter and prescription medications we use include some kind of NSAID. The most common is Advil (ibuprofen). Until yesterday my options for pain relief were Tylenol (acetaminophen) or opioids. Even aspirin is available to me now. Woo-Hoo!!! I've had lots of struggles with my health lately but I really feel like I am starting to get a handle on understanding what I need. And that is vital to me pursuing my dreams and contributing to peace and love in the world. I am filled with gratitude! "I take the medication for myself so I can trans...
Gratitude for Health Inspiration

Gratitude for Health Inspiration

Gratitude
It's been a painful week in my body. It was easy to hibernate in my living room and try to ride it out. But I was inspired by a good friend to do my own health research. She is actively working on her own diagnosis and I saw that and thought I can do that too. So I learned much in my foray into online medical information, though always being sure to check the sources and dates of any information I thought might be useful. I am changing my daily routine and I am scheduled to see my specialist. I talked to the nurse today and asked her how to prepare for that appointment. She was quite helpful! I feel more relaxed. There is much I cannot control but I am doing what I can. I am very grateful for my friend sharing her inspirational journey. "Be honest about who you are, flaws and all. Y...