Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In it’s brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action
The glory of power—
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Love to you all!
We’ve all heard the saying “There are no guarantees in life.” Dying while in labor with my daughter was the last thing I expected to happen that morning. I had the expectation of a safe delivery, but that expectation was not met. I had all these plans for my life afterward, but those plans changed, and in a big way.
This virus has no consideration for the outline you have of your life. It is here, and may not be going anywhere. Consider that for a moment. A virus that we know little about, one there is no vaccine or at this point, no medications to treat, may be a continuous threat for the foreseeable future. Our lives have been fundamentally altered in one foul swoop, leaving many reeling, wondering how they are going to manage themselves now.
Our personal and professional lives, in some cases, have been turned upside down. From the cashier at any store in America to the physician (or physician assistant in my case ;), the financial impact of this pandemic is significant, for some irreversibly damaging to their lively hood.
But, I ask you, is this a “bad” thing?
We are here to expand in awareness of who we are. We are here to connect with ourselves in a fundamental way so we may then better connect with one another. It is through our connections that we grow and become Who We Are. Sometimes things need to be shaken up in a big way for this to happen. No matter the source of this virus, whether you believe the scientists or the conspiracy theorists, its here. My question is, what are you going to do with the time you have on this earth, right now? Are you going to continue on in the same way as before? My guess is the world won’t let you. None of us are going to be able to, and that’s a good thing.
Focusing on what we have gained from this virus being present at this time in our lives, rather than what it has taken, completely turns our experience around. We go from the perception of loss to one of gain. We have gained time either alone, or with family. We have gained time to consider where we are in our lives and where we’ve always wanted to be. What is your hearts desire? What do you want to do that you haven’t done yet because fear has kept you from it?
Now. Now is the time to make the changes that will allow for greater growth and spiritual expansion. Fighting the changes, lamenting about how life will never be the same, keeps you stuck in the old when all your soul wants is to let the new rush in.
Say “YES” to your life and your life will step up to meet you. Every. Single. Time.
Much Love to you !! xox
The series of events leading to my decision to go to NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic were divinely synchronous. They actually began happening a long time ago.
Since having an NDE in 2000, my life has been a series of synchronous events leading up to this moment. This moment, where I’m sitting in my seat on a flight to JFK that is only 1/16th full. This moment where, though every precaution will be taken, there is fear for my safety amongst family and friends. It is in this moment where fear is not a consideration for me, rather, my desire to provide relief to exhausted healthcare workers and take care of sick patients overrides everything.
It occurred to me to not go, to just stay at home with my loved ones, however, going benefits me in multiple ways. The greatest is, I get to share my love, which is seamless with the infinite love of the universe, during a point in time where it can help to heal. Though my patients won’t be able to see my smile, they will see my smiling eyes reflecting them as I hold them in the highest vibration of loving, healing energy. They will feel my love, as heart recognizes heart. How can I be afraid of that?
Because I am not afraid, I’m able to be grateful. I’m able to be present. I’m able to truly be there for those who are suffering. Fear cements us to whatever is going on around us. When we’re able to let go of the need for controlling outcomes and allowing life to be, it is a life of freedom. As the reins we normally hold tight begin to loosen, we are able to move through each day with greater ease. We experience ourselves in a new way. We experience others in a new way. Relationships change because we change. Life simply gets better. Then, as we let go a little more, we expand a little more, and grow in more and more love.
For me, the process of getting to the point I’m at now with regard to fear has been a long one. I’ve spent the better part of my life teetering between fear and allowing for life to flow. But, like the spiral, each time I come around from a bout of fear, I’ve expanded a little bit beyond where I was before. We can all say this about ourselves. Take a look back on your own life and notice where your growth points occurred and what was happening in your life at that time. Notice it from the perspective of fear vs allowing and see how these things relate. At this time in your life, look at the potential for growth as you’re sitting in fear, and reach for the feeling of love, no matter how far the stretch.
Much Love to you all! xo
This is a phrase that anyone who’s into self-help/spirituality probably hears a lot. When you don’t “know” what to do, “Just do the next right thing.”
Sometimes it eludes us completely, other times, it is crystal clear.
For me, during the Covid-19 health crisis, it is the latter. I am a Physician Assistant who has worked in Emergency Medicine for many years. Through a series of synchronous events, prior to the crisis becoming the crisis it is, I found myself laid off my job with pay for 3 months. As I was looking for temporary positions while plans were laid for a permanent position, I was guided to serving in NYC.
I am here to be of service in whatever way I can be. Right now, it means taking care of people in a place and time where they need it so desperately. I am not afraid. I am not, at the same time, burying my head in the sand about the risks. I deeply feel that I am protected with all of the PPE available to me (which they have plenty of now) and my energetic disposition of “all is well.” My plan is to bring my expertise and Love to everyone I encounter.
Walk courageously today, then maybe tomorrow too.
Much Love to all of you!
Let’s talk about this. If you had to give a percentage of head space dedicated to fearful thoughts in any 24 hour period, how much would it be?
For anyone who understands the power of our thoughts, well then they are that much more aware of how important it is to monitor them. For anyone who doesn’t understand the power our thoughts have, I would suggest reading/listening to anything to do with Law Of Attraction. Books on this subject date back thousands of years. It’s concepts are in the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita and so many written works that came afterward. One really interesting read is a book by Prentice Mulford titled ‘Thoughts Are Things’. Written in the latter part of the 19th century, Prentice was a progressive thinker for that time period. The words and phrases and examples he uses are interesting and it’s a really great example of how powerful we are as humans.
During this time of such uncertainty, those predisposed to fearful thinking may be more so and it can become VERY difficult to function in daily life. Perhaps keeping the following concepts in the forefront of our thoughts may help ease the worry around the “not knowing” and help us to stay longer in periods of trust in the processes of life and peaceful existence. When our (ego) thoughts want to go to ones of fear, remember the following:
Write these down and put them in your pocket. Take them out and read them when you feel off balance or find your thinking is out of control. Let go.
Sending out so much Love to you! xox
I love creating my life. I love imagining what it is I’d most like to do with my days, of the experiences I’ll have and people I’ll connect with. I love putting myself there and feeling the excitement of being in places where there are many others just like me, all sharing and growing and enjoying.
There’s one part of this process, though, that I am only now beginning to really take part in in the way I know I’ve needed to in order for all I desire to come about. That is the experience of true ease and joy along the way.
I’ve been waiting for this state of being to come in the way it is now.
Lately, I’ve been feeling very different. Different in the sense that, I’m still me, yet I’m a new and improved version of me. I feel calmer, even more so than before (and I’m quite chill to begin with lol). This calm is infused with more love, deeper love, than before and it is unconditional.
I just feel great!
Much Love to you all!!
“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.
As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.
As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.
As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.
As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.
As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.
As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.
As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.
We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charlie Chaplin
The Law Of Attraction and the idea of manifestation of what we desire is such a multidimensional topic. It cannot be fully addressed in one blog post, so I’ll take it in chunks….
In my NDE, I learned we are all manifesting all the time and for each desire the Universe (which is pure, detached, unconditional Love) responds in kind. We make it difficult or simple, depending on how strongly we are in alignment with what it is we desire. Now, keeping in mind that we are all the physical manifestation of Love energy but most aren’t fully in touch with that (which is the reason for the Twelve Principles For Daily Living), fundamentally we are all creating from that point of attraction. All is Love, so whatever manifests is that same Love.
That may sound like it doesn’t make sense. What about “bad” things? What about things we don’t like? What about really horrible things?
While my answer may be difficult to understand right this minute, you will in time. We all do. There is no “bad”. Ever. The same way no one is actually “judged” when they get to “heaven”, there is nothing here on earth that is not Love in the eyes of the Universe. There is no judgement. All things happen for a higher purpose. That is not to say we should all do whatever we want because ultimately it’s all ok. No, that is not why we’re here. We’re here to consciously re-member who we are and we create/co-create with the Universe a life that brings us back to that. Along the way, we experience the contrast of suffering so we may know Love. We couldn’t have one without the other and we couldn’t have the experience of the strength of one or the other without the varying degrees of each. That is where Compassion comes in, the recognition of our oneness through the identification with suffering. Some are more compassionate than others, which means some are more connected with who they really are than others. No right or wrong, it just is.
More later…Love to you all!
People ask me how it is that I can be happy and calm and contented while there is so much turmoil going on in the world. For me, it’s easy. Well, at least now it is but wasn’t always.
Like so many, I spent years in conflict within my self, struggling to find happiness in a world that seemed so broken, so un-fixable. Then, I came to understand that it wasn’t really broken. I remembered and paid attention to my NDE and what I’d experienced when I transitioned. I gave my NDE my attention rather than all the “problems” in the world and that was when my inner and outer worlds began to change.
Love transforms. Love heals. When we give our attention to Love, in all its forms, not only does our inner world heal and transform, our outer world does too. We become full participants in this life when we put back together the broken pieces of ourselves and re-member who and what we are. Our part, our reason for being, is to Love. It’s that simple.
I love you all!