Inner Guidance and HU Help Heal Deep Wounds

By Jerry, Minnesota

As I often do, I declared myself a vehicle for the Mahanta one day before arriving at the hospital where I work. I would try my best to see with the Master’s eyes, listen with the Master’s ears, and feel with the Master’s heart.

A little while after I started my shift, I noticed the light flashing above a patient’s door. It indicated that a patient in the room needed assistance.

I knocked on her door. “Please come in,” said a voice inside the room. I entered and saw a woman lying in bed, bandaged and hooked up to IVs.

“What are you doing here?” she asked in an angry voice.

“Well, I saw your light flashing,” I explained. “I was under the impression that you needed help.”

“Yeah, but what are you doing here?”

“I work here. I’m a medical social worker, and I don’t know what your need is.”

“Don’t you know I hate men?” she asked.

Just a few moments earlier I had declared myself a spiritual vehicle. Now I found myself identified as a man, not as Soul—which I was, and which she also was.

Inwardly I asked the Mahanta, “What’s going on here?”

He replied, “Identification is a universal trap of Soul.”

“But why is this happening to me?”

“It’s not happening to you,” he replied. “It’s happening for you, to remind you not to get caught up identifying yourself as only a male.”

So with as much detachment as I could muster, I said to her, “Why do you hate men?”

Angrily, she told me she was repeatedly abused by men. Her bandages and IVs showed how badly she’d been hurt.

At that moment I understood. I too would have hated men.

In my position I could not administer medication, but I could provide solace to someone in need. I said, “I’m sorry for your pain. May I offer you an exercise that can help relieve some of your pain?”

“Sure,” she said.

So I told her about the HU. “It doesn’t change your religion,” I said. “It will only enhance it. If you don’t subscribe to a religion, HU can give you a sense of peace. It has helped many people.” She thanked me. Then I found a nurse to give her the pain medication she asked for.

Three months later I saw her again. When she saw me, she said, “You know what? I don’t hate men anymore. I hate most men, but I don’t hate all men.”

And I said, “You know what? I thank you for reminding me of something important. You are Soul, and I am Soul. We are not, in our essence, male or female. So I thank you in return.”

It was a challenging experience, but the inner guidance given me by the Mahanta made it an opportunity for both the patient and me to grow spiritually.

When we come to the realization that we are Soul, an eternal being, and that we have a body, a temporary vehicle that eventually wears out, it changes the way we look at life.


For Your Contemplation

Close your eyes, and ask to see yourself as Soul, an eternal being, and to see your physical body as a temporary vehicle.
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