As you know, I have recently felt disconnected from God and all the magical stuff that I love. But now, I need to tell you about this past week…
I was supposed to go see John of God at Omega in Rhinebeck, NY. I have been seeing him, either in Brazil or North America, for a number of years, as I find it worthwhile on many levels. But this year, I had to cancel due to my procedure.
They say that the entities who work with John of God begin to work on you when you set your intention and book the trip. Some years, that has been obvious. Other years, more subtle (as in, I can’t tell at all).
This year, I saw nothing. But then, I was in my grumpy mood and wasn’t about to see anything, I guess.
Now that I am at the end of the week, I will share a couple of stories with you that I found fascinating.
Nancy and I planned to go to Omega together, but she was there by herself (among 2,000 other people) this year.
At lunchtime, all 2,000 people converge on this tiny lunchroom, and you find a seat anywhere you can. Sarah scanned the room and there were few, if any, open seats, but she found one next to Nancy.
They chatted over lunch for about 45 minutes and, when they got up to leave, Nancy mentioned that she was supposed to travel here with her friend, Marie….
Sarah said something like, “This can’t be the same Marie!”
What a “random” meeting! I loved that!
As you might remember, my surgery went better than anyone expected. The nephrostomy went smoothly. And, despite the fact that the doctor said that he NEVER places a stent in that same first surgery, he placed the stent. “It was just clear,” he told my husband. Yay!!! Really glad that he had some divine guidance and followed it!
You might also remember that I wasn’t crazy about my surgeon, but my urologist calmed me down.
When they were prepping me, a young, very nice doctor came to see me. I asked if he would be doing the surgery. “No, I’m the resident. I’ll be in the room observing. Dr. XxXx will do the surgery.”
That was an unfamiliar name and I wasn’t sure if I was crazy about the switch.
“Who is Dr. XxXx?” I asked.
“The Fellow,” he replied. “Dr. XYXY is attending.”
Then he said goodbye, see you in surgery, whatever.
I looked at my husband-the-doctor.
“You are at a teaching hospital. The room will be filled with all kinds of doctors learning.”
“I know. This is what I signed up for. Still…”
And they wheeled me in.
Just before I went under, this amazing woman appeared by my side. She seemed kind and competent.
“Hi, I’m Dr. XxXx.”
And finally, on a personal note…
Without going into too much detail, there is something that one of our boys has wanted in his life for a long time. We couldn’t see a way to make that happen – there were lots of obstacles, the logistics seemed to be crazy, it just wasn’t going to happen.
And then, within a very short period of time, circumstances changed to allow what he wanted to become reality. We are still working on it, but the path feels clear and joyful, and I’m so excited for him. I’m looking forward to this more than anything else right now, even more than a vacation.
Sitting in so much gratitude and wonder, and soaking it all in. Thanks for taking this path with me, and hoping you are feeling the light. Thank you for all the support you gave as I walked through a darker place, and for all your prayers and positive thoughts when I could generate none of that. You helped all of this come about, and helped to move me to a better place.
Chemo tomorrow (Tuesday) morning…
Love and blessings,
Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4
How long, O LORD? I cry for help
but you do not listen!
I cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not intervene.
Why do you let me see ruin;
why must I look at misery?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and clamorous discord.
Then the LORD answered me and said:
Write down the vision clearly upon the tablets,
so that one can read it readily.
For the vision still has its time,
presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint;
if it delays, wait for it,
it will surely come, it will not be late.
The rash one has no integrity;
but the just one, because of his faith, shall live.