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Grounded in Love

By Pat Farrell

What is it that sets some healthcare providers apart from others?

That was something I contemplated on a recent hospital visit. I watched, listened and “felt” the different energies coming in and out of the room. The best word I can come up with to describe my discovery is “grounding.”

The difference in someone being able to ground me or let my spirit bounce all over the room (searching for some sort of security and some place to rest) was the beginning of healing for me.

My first nurse was excellent in asking the right questions and giving the right answers, but she had no clue about grounding.

My second nurse was so busy bouncing around the room herself that she could not possibly ground me.

My third nurse got it. She came into the room and was in complete awareness of me and not of her tasks or of her own agenda. She stood still and looked me straight in the eye. And, at once, my spirit stopped bouncing, and I met her one-on-one I became secure, comfortable – I became grounded.

The third nurse listened to me, acknowledged me – she was all about me. This created trust.

We could all use a lesson in grounding whether we work in healthcare, in banking or at a bakery. The next time you have the opportunity to work with or simply be with someone in need, make an intention to meet them where they are and put your own agenda aside. Get to the tasks at hand, but first ground them in a place of knowing they are safe with you. You are with them and will not leave them. Let them know they can trust you.

We are all in need of being connected far beyond a physical place and with a power more compassionate than we can ever know or imagine.

Jesus demonstrated the power of grounding with every person He ever met while on this earth. He is always available to you. If you feel insecure and frightened about your current situation, physical condition or future state, come and meet Jesus. There is no greater power to set your feet firmly on the ground and put your heart and mind at peace.

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3: 16-19

Pat Farrell is a CEP life coach and certified lay minister for the Wytheville District United Methodist Church She can be reached at pat@patfarrellcoach.com or 276-223-8210.



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