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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.
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