Yesterday, after facilitating a therapy group I loved at work, I went to see my lovely Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, George. I love EMDR, because it has helped me reduce my anxiety about very unlovely experiences I had in the hospital when I was a child.
Because I’m having open heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic next Wednesday, I loved the opportunity to work with George in reducing my anxiety about that. George and I tried several lovely images to use when I’m going into surgery on September 21, including floating on the top of lovely water or being held by loving hands. I love that I came up with this idea at the end of the session: I said to George, “I shall just see the love in everything.” George loved that, too.
I love reporting to you that after the session, I saw the love in everything and everybody. I love that next week I shall also see the love in:
- the lovely Deb, who will drive us to the airport in her lovely Honda Fit,
- the security personnel at the airport,
- the plane that takes my boyfriend Michael and me to Minneapolis,
- the shuttle that transports us to Rochester,
- the hotel where we’ll be staying across the street from the hospital before my admission,
- all the staff at the Mayo Clinic,
- all the tests they’ll give me,
- the needles and other things they’ll poke me with,
- the questions they’ll ask me,
- the operating room,
- the hands of my surgeon,
- the cardiac care unit,
- the machines I’ll be attached to,
- the medications they’ll give me,
- the tubes going in and out of my body, and
- everything and everybody else during my recovery.
Do you see the love in everything I photographed yesterday?
I see the love in those cats named Stormcloud and Peaches, who are being adopted together by some lovely family today.
I see the love in this lovely tune, which my late father sang with love to my late mother at an anniversary celebration.
I will see the love in everything you leave in a comment.
I see the love in all who helped me create this post and in you, here and now.