Today, I spent part of my day in the hospital getting an MRCE, which is a special type of MRI scan. My hepatologist referred me for the scan to assess the potential of another liver disease diagnosis. I won’t have the results for a few days but this post isn’t about that. Super flattering photo of me above in my hospital gown. #chronicillnessfashion #keepinitreal

This is my 3rd MRI (in addition to other CT scans, ultrasounds, and many other medical procedures). When I think back on my first scan ever, I remember how nervous I was. Ya see, I’m a bit claustrophobic and was scared to get into the coffin-like machine for an hour. But, being a student and practitioner of meditation and other healing arts, I possessed the tools and techniques to get through it. So, what did I do?

I mediated. I meditated the shit out of that day. I was so scared and I knew I needed to find some kind of calm and sense of safety at that time. I called on my fav Goddess Quan Yin, Mother of Compassion to be with me. I called up on my Guardian Angels. I called in my Ascended Masters and Guides. I asked them to be with me during that anxiety and fear. Then, I breathed in and out, for the duration of the scan.

And, it worked. I was able to avoid freaking out even after I made the mistake of opening my eyes during the scan (DONT do it!). And that’s what I did today, except with a bit more grace. I focused on my breath, which allowed me to be in the moment. That’s basically meditation, folks.

If you, my chronic illness friend, need some help with finding a sense of calm, safety and support during your upcoming medical procedures, please reach out to me. I’d love to help you. You can book an appointment through my site.

Lots of love, Nikki

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