I was sitting in my Doctor's office waiting while she typed out a referral for me, when I noticed her beautiful shoes. My heart just lit up with great JOY at seeing her shiny satin pink funky shoes and I said to her: "Oh I LOVE your shoes!". She grinned widely and swung around to face me. I had to look twice at the word on the side of her shoes and I asked her: "Does that word say LOVE?" "Yes she giggled." I was gobsmacked! She told me her husband had pleaded with her several times that morning, saying to her: "Please don't wear those shoes to work. They are not suitable for your workplace." She told him it would be alright and no one would mind. JOY had arrived in my Heart as I said: "Oh please tell him how much JOY it has brought to my day and how healing that is for me!. Tell him that the world needs more lightheartedness and especially in the field of health and medicine. Tell him that we can be free spirits and we don't have to conform to the seriousness imposed on us by our culture! Tell him to stop being a JOY killer!" She giggled again! People need more JOY and less seriousness. As I write this, I think to myself that he should watch the movie "Patch Adams" which is about a Medical Doctor who brought laughter and clowning as medicine into the hospitals and clinics he served in. Gosh haven't we learned yet that laughter is the best medicine!
This visit was just a beautiful opportunity to say a final beautiful and heartfelt goodbye to this student Doctor who has cared for me with so much open-heart and LOVE for several months following my bout with Bacterial Meningitis and Septicemia. Her residency at this practice finished today. I said to her: "Thank you from my heart for all the loving care you have extended to me. Your loving kindness has made all the difference in my healing. It has been an integral part of my recovery and I am so utterly grateful that I could cry. Your careful listening and understanding has meant so much to me. Never underestimate the power of the LOVE you offer to your patients, for that is the ultimate healing medicine. Keep wearing amazing shoes as you walk with your patients, for JOY comes naturally to those who let their 'inner child' express herself. JOY is a natural result for those who extend LOVE!" I left her office feeling great JOY in my own Heart. The JOY of allowing my own 'inner child' to get excited about funky shoes! The JOY of saying what is in my Heart and extending LOVE, gratitude and deep appreciation to another Being. The JOY of seeing their Heart Light up. The JOY of communion of the Heart. It always begins with becoming innocent and childlike. Letting your JOY Spirit out to play! Go on....give it a try real soon!
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 9.7.2020)
Eileen is always inspired by the voice of Love within her. May our hearts always be joined as ONE in Love and through the words that appear on these pages may you feel the light and Love she has for you.