Tuesday, January 7, 2014
11:31 AM | Posted by Ann Bolinger-McQuade
At the end of 2013, I had a chance to connect with Dirk Terpstra, and such a pleasure it has been! Dirk, a contributor to OMTimes Magazine, started a website called Super Souls. As this site says, Dirk is a true believer in the principle of promoting Kindness, Happiness, Peace, a balanced lifestyle and spreading Love.
Dirk and I spoke over the phone and he posted our interview on his December 30th blog. I’d like to start the 2014 New Year with an excerpt from that interview, which seems only fitting since it involves one of my all time favorite personal oracle stories and also the energy of my new friend, Dirk Terpstra.
SS: Can you share your favorite personal oracle with us?
Ann: Okay, I think that will be about Dr. Allan Hamilton. I love this story because it shows us that someone in a position of authority and very left-brain trained makes a decision supported by his right brain.”
In his book The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope, Dr. Hamilton, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon, shares the following personal oracle story.
Dr. Hamilton with the University of Arizona’s Medical Center here in Tucson, which is where politician Gabrielle Giffords went after she was shot. Dr. Hamilton lives on a ranch outside of Tucson and at the time of this story, was driving to the hospital to do neurosurgery on one of his patients. Suddenly, he had to slam on the brakes. Three buzzards were standing in the middle of the road shredding a carcass of a dead jackrabbit. He was bothered by the gruesome scene, but he drove on, of course, and arrived at the hospital.
While his patient was being wheeled into the operating room, Dr. Hamilton saw the patient’s wife lean over her husband, kiss him on the forehead and refer to him as “my little bunny.” The image of the dead rabbit and the buzzards feeding on it flashed into Dr. Hamilton’s mind, and he knew right then that the buzzards had offered a warning to him. He cancelled the surgery. Four hours later, his patient suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. Medical personal were able to respond and the patient lived. Had heart attack occurred in the middle of the surgery, however, it probably would have been fatal.
Fortunately for the patient and his family, Dr. Hamilton trusted his inner wisdom and intuition, paid attention to the personal oracle delivered to him, and acted on its message.
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