"About my Mom" by Michael

****“About My Mom”*****by Michael *****
  ----- I Believe In The 4 Noble Truths And St. Michael’s 7 Planes Of Existence. --- I Believe When I Died And I Went To The 6th Plane And I Felt Jesus's Warmth And Love And Felt The Spirit Of My Loving Grandmother Welcoming Me --- That I Had A Choice To Stay Or Come Back. -----  My Son Mickey Was Only 3 Months Old When I Was In The Accident And Terry & Tommy Were Only 7 & 5 And I Could Never Leave Them..**********
   My Mother Leona Cassidy Was Nurse Of The Year At Magee Women's Hospital In 1984, --- She Was  And She Always Got More Upset When People Died In The OR By Not Coming Back From Anesthesia --- Than From Medical Complications. ----- She Felt That They Had A Choice --- And Chose Not To Fight Their Way Back. **********
   My Mother And I Talked A Lot About Patient Care And The Limits Of Medicine. ----- All My Life, My Mom Would Have Me Bear Her Sorrow When Something Bad Happened In The O.R.  ----- She Personally Baptized Every Fetus When It Was Rejected, Way Before Abortions Were Legal. -----  Everybody Used To Say To Her, --- "Lee, It Must Be Wonderful Working In Labor And Delivery With All Those Beautiful Children Being Born!"  ----- My Mom Graciously Would Smile And Kept Up The Facade. ----- Then I Would Go Home With Her --- And She Would Tell Me Stories Of The Negative Aspects Of The L & D Surgical Suite. -----  She Told Me That She Could Never Share The Truth, --- That, It Is Wonderful When A Healthy Child Is Brought Into This World. ----- She Would Never Share The Facts About How Terrible --- And Terrifying It Was --- When A Delivery Went Bad. -----  She Had To Deal With The Husbands And The Families --- Of Persons Who Were Just Dealt The Worst News In This Universe. **********
   But, --- The Thing That Sticks With Me The Most ---  Is How Some People Just Don't Come Back From The Anesthesia.  ----- A Few Times When It Happened --- I Had To Console Her ---  And It Was Hard For Her To Do That Job. ----- She Switched To The Oncology Department --- The Last 17 Years Of Her Nursing Career.  ----- My Mom And I Went To College Together From 1974 To 1977. -----  I Received My Associates Degree In Accounting --- And She Received Her R.N.  ----- She Was Nurse Of The Year At Magee Women’s Hospital  In 1986 --- And I Was (CFO) Controller Of The Year For NME In 1989. --- (National Medical Enterprises)  ----- She & I Could Talk For Hours On End About The State Of Health Care, --- And We Did, Many, Many Times. **********
   I Ask My Mom One Time, --- Why She Became So Upset Over People Dying From The Result Of Anesthesia --- Versus People Dying From Medical Complications. -----  She Believed That People Who Didn't Come Back From The Anesthesia --- Were People Who Just Didn't Want To Come Back To Such A Painful Existence. ----- Mom Told Me It Was Their Choice To Fight Back --- That They Just Gave Into The Stillness & Comfort Of Death.  ----- She Told Me It, --- Like They Had A Choice To Make,--- Fight And Come Back To This Plane Of Existence.---  The Physical Plane,--- The Densest Of All Seven!  ----- They Journeyed To The Messianic Plane --- Where St. Michael State's,--- "This Is The Plane --- Of The Infinite Soul --- Who Incarnated As Jesus Taught From." --- So, --- In Effect, --- My Mom Was Telling Me --- That Once They Got To This Plane, ---“The Messianic Plane", --- Because Of The Peacefulness And The Warmth They Felt From Jesus's Love --- Chose To Stay There ---  Rather Than Come Back To The Physical Plane Of Existenc **********
   I Was Not Very Old When She Confided In Me The First Time.  ----- As I Grew And Matured --- I Came To Understand Her Point Of View --- And I Studied The Martial Arts --- And Dabbled In The Area Of Oriental Buddhism --- And The History Of Zen And Balance --- In The Universe. ----- And, So, --- I Believe That What We Put Out There --- Encircles Our Universe Around Us. ----- Say,--- We Get It Back In Kind.  ----- I Believe This To The Point, --- That Every Day, --- and Every Decision I Make, --- I Think About The Ripple Effect It Has On Our Universe --- And Our Existence.**********
    So, Every Day I Try To Help People, --- I Buy Groceries For People In Need, --- I Keep A Hydraulic Jack In My Trunk For Flat Tires,--- Although I Call Triple A If I Get A Flat.---  I Am Never In A Hurry--- And I Pray For Everybody Who Seems To Be.**********
   When I Had That Experience --- And I Was Given A Narcan Shot --- When My Heart Stopped --- When I Bled Out --- From My Head Wound, --- When I Was Injured --- And They Brought Me Back To Life, --- I Felt I Had a Choice --- And In That 1 -- 100th Of A Second, --- Truly, --- My Whole Life Passed In Front Of My Eyes --- And I Saw My Children’s Future Life Without Me --- And That Was Not Acceptable! --- So, --- My Mom Was Right --- And I Instantaneously Knew It! ----- So, --- I Fought Like Hell To Come Back, --- No Matter How Comfortable I Felt  There ---  Or Who I Felt Was Welcoming Me.**********
   I Then Did Further Study ---  Of The 8 Kaon’s And 4 Noble Truths --- And Then --- I Did Further Research --- On St. Michael’s 7 Planes Of Existence, Which Are Amazing! **********
And It All Comes Down To One Thing.**********
   In Order To Live A Full And Happy Life --- And Enjoy This Existence, --- On The 1st --- and Most Dense Plane of Existence, --- The Physical Plane, --- There Is One Thing You MUST  DO! **********
                                You Must Take The Final Step And Accept;*****
***** “The Loss of The Fear Of Death!” *****
***** The Final Step --- In Reaching Nirvana! --- (Nirvana You May Call Heaven!)**********

Then You Can Be Really --- Free & Enjoy Life On This Physical Plane Of Existence!**********End*****End*****

  Just A Simple Thought,--- Really.  --    May The Lord Bless You All -
Terr *****
{Col. T. Cassidy}, ***** {Professor T. L. Michael Cassidy}, ******{Master-T} *****      09MARCH2009© TlmcSr *****
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Submitted by terrance_c on February 12, 2021

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Scheme XX A X X A X B B C C XX X X X XDD
Characters 6,000
Words 1,134
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 3

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  • Luvleee
    Thank you for sharing your own, knowledge & I am going to explore the readings you mention
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