Recently I was in hospital receiving drugs that currently keep my body healthy. I receive these drugs every 10 weeks intravenously; a process that takes a few hours.
Usually while I'm receiving my drugs I read a little or listen to some meditations. I tend not to read too much as the drugs make me drowsy for a while so I find listening to meditations, soothing. And I let them play while I dose off.
In the past, while I've been in hospital and listening to my meditations, I've felt the strong presence of angels round my bed (you can read about those experiences here). But this time, things were different in every way.
This time I had forgotten to download some meditations to my phone so my plan was to read a little, as usual, and then just quietly drift off to sleep. But the nurse who was attending me had very different ideas. I appreciate that a lot of what happened between us was due to miscommunication because my German, never mind my Swiss German, is practically non-existent and her English, though much better than my German, wasn't great. So naturally that combination can make for a good case of lost in translation.
And that's exactly what happened.
The nurse suggested it might be a nice idea to listen to one of the radio channels available for patients. I said "I'm fine", meaning "I don't really want to". But her understanding was "great... show me what I need to do" and she promptly gave me a tour of the radio channels and all other options that were at my disposal.
Next she asked if I needed a headset (obviously if every patient was listening to their own radio station or watching their own TV channel without listening through a headset, it might become a little noisy and irritating for everyone). To this invite I responded "I'm okay, thanks". And, yep you've guessed it, she immediately ran off and returned with a headset for me.
I think it important to mention here that I have been attending this hospital for over 18 months now and this is not the first time this nurse has been looking after me. It is, however, the first time that I knew you could plug in and choose from a huge range of radio stations.
While all this was going on, while the nurse was making such a fuss over me, I was also wondering why all this was suddenly happening when it had never happened before. In other words, I was getting suspicious that other forces (aka the angels) were at play. It just felt that the more I implied "no, thank you", the more I received the message "yes, please".
So out of curiosity and a desire to show I was grateful for everything that the nurse was doing for me, I decided to put down my book and tune into a radio channel.
And that's when it happened.
That's when everything fell into place and made sense.
I had only been listening for a short while when a choir came on the radio (it was some kind of choir celebration day) and sang the Jackie Wilson song "Higher and Higher", live.
Incase you don't know the song, here's a link that gets as close to the version I was listening to as I can find, albeit this version is a solo and not performed by a choir... but I think you'll get the feeling.
The song starts with these lyrics:
"Your love, lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more
You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)..."
As the choir were singing, I could feel tingles start to flow down my spine as I lay on the bed. Before long the tingles were flowing so strong and so fast that it felt like my body was actually rising off the bed. I know it wasn't (I suspect that might have caused quite a stir in the hospital ward) but it felt like the waves of tingles were creating a kind of cushion between my body and the bed I was lying on.
I instantly knew that the angels were bringing me healing. It's something I've felt before when I've been in hospital getting my drugs, but never to the extent that I felt it this time. The healing, the feeling of love, the waves of energy... they all left me feeling very emotional, very elated and very blessed, all at the same time. It's a feeling and experience I'll carry with me for a very long time.
And it got me thinking. It's amazing how persistent the angels can be when they want to 'set the scene' so you can benefit from the healing, or whatever experience, they have planned for your highest good.
My instinct was right when I started to question why the nurse suddenly out-of-the-blue wanted me to listen to the radio, and why all my communications got lost in translation (it's never usually that bad). I'm so glad I trusted my instinct and turned the radio on.
Would I have felt the waves of healing if I hadn't been listening to the radio? Most likely. But something tells me that the radio and hearing that choir singing live, only heightened the experience for me. And in my own non-physical way, I was definitely levitating throughout the healing experience.
With love and angel sparkles, Viv xx