Lessons from my MRI: 6 Tips to Help You Stay Centred During an Uncomfortable Experience

The dreaded moment had arrived. For over a week, I’d avoided thinking about it. I didn’t want feed any feelings of anxiety. Here I was, lying on my back, my body slowly being transferred into a big machine. I was halfway in when sudden panic set in. I knew that I was entering into a confined space, but I had not anticipated just how narrow and confined that space actually was. For a moment, I considered squeezing the little device in my hand to notify the nurses of my emotional discomfort so that they could take me out. Instead, I kept my big girl panties on and decided to take a few deep breathes.

I am the hole on the flute that Gods breath flows through.  ~ Eckhart Tolle

I’m sure that many people who have been for an MRI would agree that it’s no fun. It can be a nerve wracking experience. I’m not exactly claustrophobic, but being inside a tight warm space with all its banging and loud sounds while the scans were under way for close to an hour definitely required a concerted effort to remain composed.

However, as soon as I focused on breathing, a sense of calm washed over me. As I breathed, I reminded myself not to resist the situation, but to accept it. For a few months now, my hormones have been out of sync. I’d been for a series of tests and needed to have the MRI to see if there was a growth or tumour that could be the cause of this. Fortunately my situation is not life threatening. It has awakened me to the underlying patterns and shadows I still need to work on healing. I’ve witnessed Divine Spirit intervene every step of the way, guiding me to the right information, health practitioners and an amazing spiritual healer at the right time. So by reminding myself of this, I knew that I was protected, safe and exactly where I was meant to be.

To talk myself out of fear, I recalled some of the lessons that I’ve learnt from A Course in Miracles – that love did not create this, fear did and that I could choose to see my situation differently through the eyes of love. When I released my anxiety, surrendering to what was, I felt my angelic guides with me. Soon enough, it was all over. I am grateful that I could apply these spiritual tools to help me through the process.

 Place your faith and trust in the essence of love rather than give power to the fear, anxiety and negativity associated with your perceived challenges.

A Course in Miracles describes miracles as a shift in one’s perception from fear to the awareness of love. Making this shift almost always requires the choice to place your faith and trust in the essence of love rather than give power to the fear, anxiety and negativity associated with your perceived challenges. My recent experiences have reminded me that our tough moments are when we need to apply this understanding the most. We also need to find ways of remaining open to the soul lessons and blessings that accompany the difficulty we go through.

That said, here are a few tips from my lessons of dealing with an MRI. Some of these tips can also be applied in other situations as well:

  1. The Power of Healing Energy – The love and light of healing energy has a powerful effect in every situation. Since Distance Reiki can transcend the barriers of time and space, I sent Reiki energy to myself in advance so that I would receive it during the MRI. I feel that the calm that descended upon me when I began to focus on my breathing was partly due to the Reiki energy coming through at that point.
  2. Acceptance – Often most of our stress comes from resisting the situation that we are facing. We may not like it or want to be where we are, but accepting our reality is the first step to moving out of the situation. Make peace with what is. This relieves some of the anxiety and frees up your energy to focus on your healing.
  3. Breathe – When we are stressed or anxious we restrict our breathing. Taking deep breaths fills your lungs and gets more oxygen to the brain. This helps the body to relax and be at ease.
  4. Make use of Remote Sensing – If you struggle with confined spaces then put your imagination to use and expand your senses. During the MRI, I visualised the room outside me where I could see my husband sitting and waiting for me. I visualised the hospital, the area and the parks outside of the hospital. I could also see the sky above me and my favourite nature spots around the city. This way, I didn’t feel so trapped.
  5. Call on your guides – The angels and your spirit guides are there to help you through all kinds of situations. Call on them for help. Ask the angels for extra support. Archangel Raphael and Michael are great companions during medical situations when you feel you need healing and protection.
  6. Use Positive Affirmations – Maintaining a positive outlook and optimism is an important part of healing. Don’t give power to negative thoughts of fear, anger, blame or guilt. Instead, draw on your mental and emotional resources to foster positivity to assist you with your recovered.

Guest Post: My Life, My Miracle by Radhika (Radzy) Cassidy

Today’s guest post is from  Radzy Cassidy. I met Radzy via facebook last year when we both did Doreen Virtue and Radliegh Valentine’s Certified Angel Card Readers Course. She is such a bright, loving and intuitive soul. I am always inspired by how this young lady has embraced her spiritual path and serves others by shining her light and spreading love. Here is what she had to share:

My Life, My Miracle

As soon as I had been asked to write a small article for the blog, it put me in a tizzy. It’s been about a year and a half since I started following the path I am on today. In this article today, I would like to talk about the beginning of my journey. Many childhood influences including my parents’ have helped shape what I am today, but I believe that the last year has been extremely instrumental in shaping me most. As a graduate from a school of Entrepreneurship and going into a possible Doctorate in Economics, I suddenly found life had other plans for me. My Master’s courses were definitely NOT what I was looking for from life and suddenly my ordered and calm life was in a riot. I did not know which way to go or what to do. The Masters classes continued and it further led me to believe that I was not going the path I was meant to. Earlier in the summer that year, I chanced upon browsing some angel card decks by Doreen Virtue in a friend’s home and was intrigued. When I got the chance in a few months after returning home and during my Master’s course I picked up a few of the decks in a bookshop. Not knowing what to do, how to read, what to expect, I simply started on my journey. If you ask me today on how I found my first ever angel reading page on Facebook, the answer is I don’t have a clue.

Jodi, asked me to describe a spiritual lesson from my life, and honestly I haven’t a clue what I can write about. All I can say is be open to the journey. If you asked me two years ago, I would have laughed and probably dismissed this whole idea of offering healing services and readings. But today, I see this as my present and future too. I see Energy healing as an important part of my life. And the only way I see this is because, I know I can do it. The lesson in life is to do something that your heart knows you can do. It is about getting rid of all those extra elements that do not believe in you. But more than that, it is about being open. I feel, so many of us are so happy doing things we do not like to do. And we become so comfortable doing those. And I think this whole idea of comfort, takes away our ability to do something extraordinary. So if I had to give you a lesson today, I would say, do something that makes your heart sing and makes you uncomfortable too. Or rather, makes people around you uncomfortable.

This whole journey for me has put me in such an amazingly uncomfortable place. Where I do not have any “job” yet and I have no idea when I will be professionally able to offer my services. After having finished school and sitting at home with my parents, I am pursuing something that I love. I laugh at how uncomfortable people get when asking me questions. It’s just the fun of it. So if, you have to do something, DO IT. If it challenges your planned and ordered and calm life, all the more reason you should do it. Life is about having fun, enjoying every bit of it. Learning and living is my mantra. There is no time for a sad moment.  People who make you believe that life is full of responsibilities, and tough moments, haven’t really got the hang of it. Life is meant to sing and to dance. To do what you love doing. It is important to remember that we are all children of the Light and only in this world for a limited amount of time. Our bodies have an expiry date, our Soul doesn’t. We grow, we learn and we live this life. We learn our lessons, enjoy the good times and remember that the Spirit is in all of us; in the plants, in the trees, in the animals, lakes, oceans and mountains. We are not different from one another. We are One.

And with this, I end my blog for today. Life is in your eyes, in your heart and in your hands. You have the ability to make the most of every moment you have. Do not believe in anything otherwise.

Brightest Blessings.


Visit Radzy’s facebook page Always Shining in the Light of Love or Check out her website at: www.divinegoddesshealing.com