Please forgive me.
I Love you.
Please forgive me.
I Love you.
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
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
As I’ve gotten older, there’s something I’ve come to understand better. That this life, this existence, is to be LIVED.
Not trudged through, not skimmed over. We are meant to dive into it with every bit of ourselves and swim in its beauty and ugliness. We’re here to experience the divine in all of it. Every bit is as it is with the purpose of helping to mold ourselves into who we chose to be when we came here. We are not victims of our lives, we are the creators of it. We get to choose whatever we want to be here in these bodies. When life starts to pile up with the demands of the outside world, remind yourself of your divinity and the reason you came here. Create the time to focus on that, then create that.
Much Love to you! xoxo
I had the privilege of spending the last four days with other beautiful souls sharing our hearts and growing and expanding in love at an NDE retreat. It was not only for those who’d had an NDE but also for others who have had Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STE’s) and those who were seeking answers to their spiritual questions.
At at lovely hotel on the ocean, we gathered together to share our individual stories and support one another in the inevitable growth that resulted. Our ability, as a group, to show unconditional love for one another was incredibly inspiring. Many did not know anyone at first but by the end of the weekend everyone was embraced and known to everyone else as family.
What was the magic of all of this? How could a group of adults bare their hearts and share their souls with one another without fear? Love. Love was the fuel, the glue, the elixir. We all simply had unconditional love for one another. We were a microcosm of the world, contained in a little room in a hotel, laughing and crying and discovering new aspects of ourselves with the support of the universe embracing us all.
Feeling so much love!! oxo
“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
I love to take pictures of the sunrise when I can and share them. I’ve got a bunch but this one stood out to me this morning. Looking at the vastness of the sky, the clouds and the emerging sun gave me the sense that anything is possible. Anything.
What restricts me is my thinking. I imagine large and my mind shrinks it down. I imagine depth and my mind tries to make it more shallow. Ego can lock us in and make us small if we aren’t aware. Ego is fear. Fear is love’s reflection and both are equally beautiful.
This image of Nature, of the birthing of potential, happens without thought. Thought does not guide the sun from horizon to horizon, rather it travels through the day effortlessly, being what it is.
What if the path of its life-giving light were thwarted by questioning that path, of second-guessing whether it was the right one or maybe it should take another route to the West. I would venture to guess the other natural processes of the Earth would also be thwarted.
When we choose to ignore our heart-brain, that intuitive energetic nudge to go this way or that, we ignore Nature. The mind is not the center of us, it is a secondary organ. The heart is the first receiver of information and knows what to do with it. The rest of the body assists. When our first impulse is ignored, often it was the one we later say we “should” have gone with. Those moments of recognition are lessons learned so the next time we have an impulse, we can go with it.
There is no right or wrong here, as every choice is perfect and leads to the next and the next. What helps steer us is opening up and creating the energetic space of allowing for Love of self (first) and others to be the guiding force in our decisions.
Much Love! xox
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!