Couple of nights ago I was in a fairly foul mood. I didn’t know why and I wasn’t really interested in finding out why. I wanted to ignore my problems by focusing on something else or what to my local bar.
I didn’t even plan on talking to anybody. I just sat there stewing in my anger and I noticed this girl a couple barstools down kind of glancing up in my direction. So I went over and started a conversation.
I asked her what she did for living. She said she was a nurse. I asked her what kind of nurse. She said she was a nurse at a children’s hospital. I asked her how that was. She said it was a mix of overwhelming sadness and very powerful inspiration.
Sad and Inspirational?
I said what do you mean? She said well it’s sad because these little kids have these sicknesses, these problems, and they have no idea why. This is happening to them. They have no idea why all of their friends are healthy and can run around outside and play while they have to stay in this hospital and suffer all this pain.
It’s incredibly inspirational because they’re still kids. They still have that childlike curiosity and innocence and perseverance amd this belief that everything’s going to work out perfectly fine. Even the ones that have terminal diseases. They still have this idea that everything is going to be fine. They even console their family members.
What’s even more inspirational is there’s a woman that comes to the hospital about once a week and she tells stories to these kids. She’s remarkable because she never brings any books. She never brings any props. She just comes and she sits down. She gathers all of the kids that can come sit around her and then she just makes up the stories on the spot.
Take Away The Pain
After she finishes telling these kids the stories they are much much happier. They’re much much in a better mood. They’re much more playful. They’re much more like normal children. One day I asked her, I said where did you learn how to do that? She said you know what I’m not really sure but it happened in an instant.
I was in a time in my life when I was very very depressed. Very very dark. Very uncertain about my future. I don’t remember exactly where I was. I think there was a couple in the same area where I was. It was a woman and another man. Perhaps her husband. Perhaps her boyfriend. Perhaps a date.
She ditched him and came over and talked to me. She said I sense a great deal of sadness from you. May I read your spirit? That’s what she said and I said sure why not I’d have nothing to lose. She leaned in and she touched her for head to mine for a brief moment. She pulled back and she said I know exactly what your problem is and I can fix it if you’d like me to.
I said sure, I have nothing to lose. She leaned in again except this time when she touched her forehead to mine I felt a burst of electric light that was both wonderful and terrifying at the same time but it was over in an instant.
When she pulled back, all she did was smile, stand up and walk away. Ever since that I’ve had the ability to sit with people and know exactly what their pain is. To know exactly what their anxiety is. To know exactly what their fears are. I also have the ability to come up with a collection of stories that will counter their fears and anxieties and their pains.
Somehow the structure of the stories that I come up with in the spur of the moment, the archetypes the story arcs the metaphors and the symbols within the story somehow counteract their pain and their anxiety and their fear. I figured the best place to use my gift was in the Children’s Hospital.
Give Their Immune Systems A Chance
It turns out that these doctors have noticed the children are much better mood after this woman comes. They told the nurse that there is a verifiable medical benefit from this woman telling stories. It’s not a mystery because doctors know that stress and anxiety and fear can inhibit your immune system.
If she even temporarily removes their fear and their pain and their anxiety that will give their immune system a chance to battle whatever illness is keeping them in the hospital. I thought it was a wonderful story.
I was about to ask her for her phone number and also to say you’re a very interesting person I’d like to get to know you better can I have your phone number, but before I got that out she reached over and she put her hand on my forearm. She said I’m sorry but I can’t see you again.
Thanks But I’m Leaving
I’m in the process of getting a different job at a much larger Children’s Hospital several states away. But thank you for thinking of that. She smiled and I walked home.
For some reason all of my foul mood had vanished and that evening I was probably in the best most peaceful mood I’d ever been in.
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