confided to me that as a child she had been taught to look up to God in
prayer and pray for his love for her. She suggested to me that this type
of hierarchical model for identifying oneself isolates one from ones
native humanity and from one-another. "It isolates. It doesn't heal
later she described to me what it means to heal. She described it by
relating her own experience in helping to heal a friend. Her friend had
been in hospital undergoing extensive surgery. She told me that twenty
minutes after the procedure had been scheduled to start, she had felt a
sickening feeling. She felt a crisis was happening.
told me that she had focused herself mentally onto that person's needs,
who would be operated on. She said, she became sensitive to his needs. She
said, that she had sensed a critical need for help. She said, that
simultaneously with that feeling, images came to mind of the dimensions of
Truth that she knew of our humanity. She told me that she saw images of a
wide array of human hearts all connected horizontally with one-another,
arrayed side by side in a lateral relationship. She said that she saw a
vast network of hearts bound to each other in this lateral lattice of our
human world, all sharing and supporting one-another physically -- each
heart contributing some of its strength in support of the strength of her
friend's heart in this moment of need during his operation. She said, that
she sensed his need for some extra strength. She said that she saw images
of a universal flow of support meeting her friend's need in a process that
reflected the lateral flow of Love as the light of our universal humanity.
She said that she clung to this image that appeared in the mind until the
mental atmosphere became quiet again and a sense of peace returned. She
also said, that this awareness of a crisis soon reasserted itself and
brought the same response to her mind.
told me that this process repeated itself two times, with quiet periods in
between. At these three different occurrences, she had become aware of a
critical need for help. She told me that her response had always been the
same. It had emerged with equal clarity, unfolding with visual images of
what she had understood to be universal Truth. The images that she saw
were based on the science that she had explored in the years before, which
she had frequently felt the efficacy of, in her own experiences.
explained to me that this image of a lateral lattice of interconnected
human hearts was not a dream image, conjured up in the intensity of the
moment. She said it reflected a profound perception of a reality that she
had long recognized and had learned to be in Love with as the reality of
her being and that of the whole of the Universe.
said, that after two-and-a-half-hours, in which these cycles were repeated
as cycles of supporting realizations founded on an underlying discovered
Truth, the discernment of a need suddenly stopped.
mind became very quiet," said Helen. "Even though the surgery
wasn't supposed to be finished for another hour, the mental atmosphere
became totally still. A great peace came over me," she said.
"Evidently, the crisis had passed."
told me that her friend looked wonderful when she came to visit him in the
hospital late that afternoon. She saw a glowing face, a brightly radiant
expression. She said that what she saw surprised her for a moment, because
it was so radically inconsistent with someone coming out of surgery just
is what being in Love means," she said to me. "Being in Love is
really a scientific process. It unfolds with a flow of healing."