My visits to Oz
At age 7 my reality shifted when I had a near death experience during a “routine tonsillectomy.” That experience alone I hold most sacred, my visit with Jesus in the “cloud garden.” It was during the month following, during my recovery, that I visited “Oz” several times.
As a child of 7 the “Wizard of Oz” was like a “rite of passage” with messages of love, fear, compassion, courage and perseverance. I loved to sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with my Mom and it became almost a mantra in my seven year old heart. Rainbows and birds, animals and trees, rivers and mountains have always held a special place in my soul.
Ether was the “drug of choice” for surgeries before 1960, a poisonous gas which could cause kidney failure. This revelation came 35 years after the incident and helped explain other lifelong health challenges, coincidences and synchronicities. While at home recovering I developed a kidney infection which caused spiked fevers. It was during those fever spikes when I would dream of “Oz.” I felt safe, I felt love, back in the techno-color garden of Oz. However I was only a visitor and not allowed across the fence from where I viewed it.
This experience has been my strength and helped me remain positive in my pursuit of happiness, knowing the power is within me!
Please share your “Oz” experience.