I’ve spent two days in vast, windowless brick boxes,
Places of health care, with countless people
Busy working on a multitude of tasks
That assume a lack of health.
Long, anomic halls stretch in all directions,
Brightly lit, but empty of humanity, of life.
In each room someone labeled “sick”
– Attached to some machine –
Is being tended to, or is just waiting.
The conversations never reference health –
But only assume sickness, lack.
When, against all odds, I’ve been allowed to leave,
I feel overjoyed to discover,
At this dusky hour,
A bright affirming sky, with flowing clouds and silhouetted trees.
I rejoice to find The brilliant sun behind the earth radiating its gorgeous pink to crimson light
Against a bright blue firmament.
I begin again to link with Universal Life;
I know again the truth of all that is,
That I am perfect as I am,
Expressing perfect Love;
That I transcend the bonds of any dreaded sickness,
That I am whole and well.
I feel glad and grateful.
About Rev. Dr. Rosemary C. Hyde,
I am a grandmother, a classical homeopath, a mystical poet, and an interfaith minister. I also have a large, enduring place in my heart for Paris. I first spent time in Paris in 1961, as a Fulbright scholar. I remained in France for three years, living also in Toulouse and in Nancy. I have revisited France and Paris multiple times since then, and have come to know The city and surroundings quite well. I grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where there were many Franco-Americans, and their language fascinated me. I was fortunate in 6th grade, when my family moved, to find myself in a Catholic French speaking girls' school, where I had the wonderful fortune of becoming bilingual. It still feeds my soul deeply, to visit Paris, speak French, and reconnect with the little French girl in me.
I am serving presently as President of the global online Peace Initiative called LivingPeaceNow.Org. We are bringing together worldwide in 3 languages — English, French, and Spanish— small groups of Connected Peacemakers to help deepen and hold Peace globally with their thoughts, words, and actions.
My goal as a minister is to add richness to life for those who resonate to more than one religious tradition or to none -- those with mixed religions as well as the unchurched, untempled, and unmosqued.
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