When we are confronted with that which is amazing and wonderous and profound, too often our first response is to reduce that experience with mundane explanations, even if in doing so, we are compelled to distort and forget that which we knew, if even for a brief moment, to be true.

These are the wonderous stories of the Heart Family.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What did he do? What did he do?

Noble Heart

One evening near bed time, my lower back started to hurt. A general ache unexpectedly escalated to a tremendous pain in a matter of minutes. I tried to ease the pain by laying down, but the pain was so much that ultimately I crawled back out of bed and started pacing around the room, hands pressed on my lower back and tears running down my face. Nothing would ease this pain. Again I crawled back into bed, still crying from the pain, and hoped against hope that I could doze off, looking for any escape. This went of for about thirty minutes.

I laid on my side, knees pulled up and quietly continued to cry. I don't know how long I was in this position. I was mildly aware that one of the cats had jumped on the bed behind me, but didn't give it another thought.

In the next moments something amazing and inexplicable happened.

Noble Heart had jumped up on the bed and was standing behind me. He leaned and rested his side very gently against my back, right at the point of the excruciating pain.

In the amount of time it would take for someone to exhale slowly, the pain was gone. Completely gone.

I couldn't understand what had just happened and was afraid to move, lest any movement brought the pain back. I know that my eyes had flown wide open and I kept asking, "What did he do? What did he do?"

JH smiled and kept telling me to "Just breath. Everything's ok, just breath."

She had "heard" Noble Heart before he came over to help me with the pain. She heard him sigh in resignation and say "I"ll get it" as he came over to help.

His message to me was, " you can do this too." I have been puzzling over this for a long while as I do not know any way to heal someone by touching them. I don't know any way to heal anyone at all.

In the following years, my cats have repeatedly told me I can make them feel better by touching them but "mom doesn't know this yet." Light Heart has back pain from time to time and asks that we work the energy on his back with our hands. My resolution instead is to take him to our most wonderful vet who has many skills, including chiropractic skills. I told her Light Heart's request for healing through hands, saying I can't do that. She softly replied that she thought I could.

Sometimes is seems everyone around me knows more of the wonder of life than I will ever understand. As I told a friend recently though, it doesn't matter where you are in your path, only that you keep growing.

I have tried over and over again to share this story with people, trying to tell them the amazing ability Noble Heart had to take away the pain. Almost no one hears the story I am actually telling. They come up with their own explanations that fit with their own understandings and perceptions.... the pressure of the cat and the warmth caused healing.... things like this. My attempts to explain this was not the case usually aren't heard or understood.

We all are usually limited to seeing only that which fits into our understanding of "all that is". I am on a joyful path of expanding that understanding, paying attention to life differently, and trying to learn, trying to grow.

I am so very lucky to have these companions helping me along the way.