Recently a good friend of ours in Germany called as she was really struggling. She had dangerously high blood pressure and was unable to sleep, the effects of massive levels of stress with resulting health problems. As a professional woman she was truly on the ropes and we had a few coaching sessions; however they did not seem to help much as she was not able to absorb what we had to say.
At a bit of a loss of what to do or say, in our last session I asked her to open her mind and to ask for help every step of her day and her night. I then told her that Susie and I would keep her in our minds and send her comfort and support. In our evening I would bring her to mind and then collect all my feelings of love, support and comfort and imagine sending this energy to her. It was like this warm feeling starting deep within me that I would share with her, seeing her receiving it and visualising the effects it had on her. When I awoke during the night I repeated the exercise and also on waking in the morning.
During the day I messaged her to let her know she was well on my radar and to see how she was doing. I repeated this over 3 nights and also Susie and I joined our minds and sent balls of love and comfort to her.
After 3 days she wrote back to say she was now calm and had started sleeping well; her sky high blood pressure had began to normalise. Naturally in this frame of mind she is more able to face the challenges of her life.
This was a powerful reminder for us of our capacity to extend ourselves to others in the name of love. We all have this ability and it brings much greater benefit to us than resorting to judgement, which is what I mostly use my mind for. Our ability to bless others then reminds us of how we are blessed. One of the most commonly quoted phrases in the bible is the promise made by Jesus; “I will not leave you comfortless.” We do need to be able to open our minds to this flow of comfort, so even in the moments of greatest horror and mayhem we can stop for a moment and remember heaven’s promise to us, which is the how a loving parent would comfort a child in a time of trauma.
When we learn and apply this lesson then somewhere deep inside of us we find this remembering, this deep truth that brings hope back to us all.
Who around us, near or far, could we send comfort and support to this Easter? As we open these channels we play our part and echo the Easter message of renewal even when hope seems lost.