The “Other Tside” of Tsunamis

Posted on: April 13, 2011

Sometime back, a dear friend was going through a difficult time. I told her I would pray for her and she replied, “Just see me on the other side of this.” No, she didn’t mean in the after-life!  She wanted me to see her happy and well on the “Other Side” of the issue. Didn’t Jesus do this when he encountered the paralytic (Mark 2:11) and told him to pick up his mat and go home. If that’s not seeing the “Other Side of Paralyzed” I don’t know what is!

The other day I felt extremely ill in church, as if I’d pass out and cause one of those embarrassing scenes where the congregation focuses on the medical drama instead of the service. My husband went to get the car and my ten-year old leaned over to ask if I was okay. “Just say a little prayer,” I asked, as I sat there saying my own… affirming my body’s ability to heal itself- and thanking God for that cellular wisdom!

On the ride home I started feeling better and my daughter shared the context of her prayer. “Mama, I just saw you dancing Hip-Hop with me in the den.” (We had just recently started an exercise dance program on TV). Wow, I was so thrilled to hear that she was learning how to leave all the worry and negative thoughts out of her prayer for me and just visualize me on the “other side” of my illness.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for Japan (and any hurting nation, friend or family member) if we could only see them on the “other side” of this tsunami and its aftermath.  Jesus says “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” (John 20:29) This is true from the smallest of issues to global events. From micro to macro. If we only use our powerful imagination to see the beautiful Japanese people in our minds’ eyes- smiling, laughing, dancing. And our prayers and thoughts for these people should be free from worry since “worrying is essentially using your imagination to create unwanted things”- a recent quote from Abraham.  Imagine a dance-a-thon of these lovely people crowded at the top of magnificent Mount Fuji doing Hip-Hop.

So, if you follow news reports about Japan’s (any nation, any chronic issue…)  current state of well-being and that affects your ability to see them on the “Other Side”, then do them a huge, healthy favor and Go Inside… your imagination, of course!

3 Responses to "The “Other Tside” of Tsunamis"

Wow, once again I saw your post in my ‘inbox’ but didn’t open it until this morning — exactly when I needed to read it the most. This is powerful information; so many times we dwell on the event, possibly even prolonging its duration when we need to move past it in our thoughts. Today has been ‘one of those days’ but rather than become mired in its temporary drudgery, I am focusing on the ‘other side’ of it, and begin to experience its healing effects now.

Amelia, thank you soooo much for your feedback. I feel like I could write forever since my quirky crazy mind stays so busy thinking!!! Yay, I’m happy that you are trying to see the ‘other side’ of your situation. Remember to choose a happier thought if it’s the LAUGH thing you do 🙂

QQ Girl: this post is as appropos and poignant now as it was six months ago when first written!

It is my aim every morning to affirm “the other side” of our beautiful world and the lives of friends, family, and anyone to whom I’m connected.

We can’t really get it wrong in this special place we call Earth, but we can ask for good and better things, feelings, conditions, and events! We can ask for resolutions, healings, and improvements!

Thanks again for your amazing inspiration!

Love, Amy

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