Monday, August 12, 2013

Gratitude Monday--Tranquility Base

Despite all assurances and my research, I still had a silly fear of the spinal anaesthetic on tap for me for my recent hernia surgery.
It's safer than knocking me out completely because it made monitoring my blood pressure easier.
I have a heart condition. Monitoring is important.
Yet there I was, uneasy.
Further, I read that it is safer in general than general anaesthetic.
But it bothered me for a silly reason. I feared being awake while being unable to move my lower body.
The idea that I'd be physically half –dead made me jittery. It's absurd, but feelings don't concern themselves with logic.
In the OR the anaesthetist explained to me what was going where and why.
He was thorough, he was calm, and his scrubs cap had hockey players on it.
That alone eased me.
Then he reached over me from behind.
Tranquility flowed over me.
Tranquility flowed through me from inside out.
With it came the scent of flowers coupled with the fresh air and scents of the forest.
For a moment I was out in nature filling my lungs with the sweet, fresh air of trees and plants.
Everything was fine and I was totally at ease.
The ease stayed.
The hospital is a scent free zone.
Even if it weren't the fragrance carried no base chemical odour.
It could not have come out of a dispenser.
Years ago after a heart operation I had my spirit guide visit me in the hospital so I'm open to anything.
This time, it was a higher up coming to help.
You can believe or dismiss the following as you see fit, but
after a bit of research I have an honest belief the scent was provided by the Archangel Michael.
I am grateful.


the Bag Lady said...

I believe you. There is much about our world that is unexplained.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Bag Lady.
I've found that if one opens up to possibilities all manner of seemingly impossible things happen.

messymimi said...

There is more in this world than we dream of in our philosophies, to borrow from Shakespeare.

No matter how it happened, i'm glad it did, and that you were in capable hands you could see and those you could not see.

Unknown said...

There is a lot of things that can't be explained, that is my belief anyway. I think it is great that you have a spirit guide to walk you through the scary parts of life.

Leah J. Utas said...

So, true, Messymimi. Thanks.

Carol, I sometimes think more things can't be explained than can.

solarity said...

I care not where the tranquility came from; I'm glad you had it.
(And I'm ecstatic to hear that the hospital is a scent-free zone. That is so far from the case here!)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

It disturbs me your hospital hasn't outlawed scents.

Hilary said...

I'm glad that you were able to receive that gift of tranquility. And that all went well.