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One thing that I find myself doing on a daily basis, sometimes hourly basis…sometimes minute by minute, is choosing to Live. That’s with a capital “L”. It’s so easy to move through my day, weeks, month going through the motions of life rather than really living them.
What do I mean by that?
I mean: When my husband stops me in the hallway for a hug and and a kiss, I stop myself, both physically and mentally, bringing myself into that moment and being fully Present. I get to experience him/us in a way I could not had I continued on with the thoughts and the forward momentum of my day. I get to appreciate that moment we shared, which is then stored as a memory in every cell of my body…a memory of Love.
I mean: When I’m doing various tasks throughout the day, paying attention to where my thoughts are, where my attention lies. Focusing on enjoyment of the process of life in that moment. If it’s something I usually find tedious or don’t like doing, easing into an energetic space of gratitude for simply being physically able to do it. Simple, isn’t it?
I mean: When faced with challenges which would potentially cause emotional pain, stepping into a Loving space where I am willing to walk through the fear, the unknown, with the overarching energy that all is always well and I have the ability to shift myself into a better feeling place any time I desire to, and that if I have created a situation which feels less than good, I can create something that feels better too.
We are NEVER victims of our circumstances. We have created them, along with the Universe, for a purpose sometimes greater than what we may presently comprehend or feel. Setting judgement of those circumstances aside and simply Loving eases everything. Awareness of our participation in the creation and of our power to create something better. Willingness to move forward in Love. Patience for the better-feeling situation we are intending to manifest. Faith that it will. Compassion for ourselves and others. Understanding our Miraculous, Spiritual nature and how, as Creative beings, we get to design the life we desire then Lovingly going about designing it from that moment forward. This is Life!
Love to you all! xox
Please forgive me.
I Love you.
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!