Thursday, May 21, 2009

Visualization and the MRI

Monday, May 18, 2009.

I had a wonderful experience today, and I want to share it with my gardening friends and with all who follow this blog.

Normally you don't hear the words "wonderful experience" associated with the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan procedure.

But let me tell you my story. I practice visualization to attract positive results in my life. I visualize a positive result before I undertake most any task.

Well today I had to have an MRI because I am experiencing sever pain in my left leg. I may have a pinched nerve in my back.

I've had MRI's before and I was not real excited about having this one. If you've never had the experience it goes something like this; You are laid down on a narrow cot and placed in a huge tube that is about an inch away from your face and asked to stay perfectly still. If that's not frightening enough the machine starts making these loud banging noises as it takes images of your body. This goes on (in my case) for about 40 minutes.

Anyway. That's an MRI. So today before I got to the clinic I made myself relax, Even though I overslept this morning, I drove the speed limit and listened to some of my favorite music on the drive there.

Once I was placed in the MRI machine, I closed my eyes and started visualizing walking through my gardens.

I talked and walked through the gardens stopping to train the climbing roses on the arbor.

Smelling the sweet scents of the petunias and Mexican plum tree. I stopped to pull stray grass shoots from the flower beds. I could feel my feet on each stepping stone.

It was amazing! I knew that the noise was there, but at times I could not hear it. I never felt enclosed. I only felt like I was walking outside in my gardens. I seriously almost fell asleep I was so peaceful.

When it was all over, I felt refreshed and relaxed. I've never experienced anything like it.

As soon as I got home, I went straight to my gardens to say thank you to the universe that I live in. Thank you for my peaceful place. I am blessed knowing that no matter where I am or what the circumstances, I have a safe place.

Thank You God.


Valerie said...

I'm so glad you could use your gardens to get to a better place. I'm going to try to visualize positive things a lot more. Thanks for sharing your story. -VRH

Pamela K H said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such encouraging words. I'm sure visualization will work well for you as it does for me.
Lots of Love,

Anonymous said...

I had an MRI a couple of years ago when my back problems started. It wasn't a bad experience, but I didn't try visualization, so I can't say I enjoyed it. :-) Your garden is a magical place!

Hope you're getting the treatment you need for that nerve problem now.

Pamela K H said...

Hi Carla,
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit. I'm being treated for neuropathy with medication and I have physical therapy and steroid shots to look forward to. I'm feeling lots better. I appreciate your concern.

I'm happy to know that you enjoy my garden. It's very gratifying when others enjoy your passion.

Happy Gardening,