I went for a long walk before I went to the dentist. I needed to escape from my head for a bit – to let my thoughts soar and let Life pour all its Good into me. I needed to take a break from the pain. So I walked out of my head and into the Consciousness of Good surrounding me, abounding all around me.
Swans and ducks sat in a green field by an old barn. The air smelled of rain and life. Children’s toys and bikes sat in a driveway, waiting to play. Dogs wagged their tails at me from inside their yard.
And I felt no pain at all while I was there outside my head.
So I stayed outside my head when I went to the dentist. And the dentist said: “Healthy teeth. Long roots. These aren’t going to fall down during a storm.”
And I felt Love with us as he filled in my long roots and the crown on my tooth and sent me home, feeling no pain.
-Karen Molenaar Terrell (Photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell.)
It’s alright now.
That was just the last echo
from a past that was healed
long ago. It can’t touch you
or hurt you anymore.
The past brought you
to where you are now.
Be grateful for it.
And let the last echo
bounce harmlessly off the wall
and fade to nothing.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell