Official blog for the book "Just Behind the Door"

Reflection

It has been said that those of us who have chosen to live in this time on earth are doing so to finish up our own unresolved issues. This is a time of spiritual awakening. Many of us have experienced good and sometimes even great things during our lives and have also experienced times of intense, life changing events. Loss through death, separation, and divorce are examples of experiences that can evoke such deep seated feelings that you wonder if the pain will ever end. Having lived through all of these I can tell you that you will survive, you will make it but it will take time. You will never be the same as you were but you will, over time, become wiser – more at peace with yourself – and with life. Deep reflection of what you could have done differently seem to creep into your awareness from time to time and you hear yourself saying, “If only …” I believe it is healthy to mentally examine what you experienced, looking for any patterns to determine what was the most challenging or what were the issues that you, at first, denied or needed to change. Self reflection is the key that opens up a new reality for us. It can allows us to face the challenges in our life with deeper honesty. . Hindsight, sometimes called 20/20 vision can enables us to improve ourselves and the world.

The importance in taking the time to reexamine your life changing events cannot be overstated. We eventually come to the point of accepting that, as my son has said to me from the other side, “Mom, everything is as it should be.” When we fully embrace this thought it truly will help to eliminate the fears in our lives. These fears involving the ‘what if’s’ can take over your life and render you afraid of what MIGHT happen next. Our brains process thoughts so fast that we can think about the regrets of our yesterdays, worries about today and simultaneously be fearful of what might happen tomorrow.

When we relax into the knowing that all will work out exactly as it has been planned and we will get through it, a peace settles into our thinking and we can breath more deeply, smile more often with the many true joys in life and be grateful for the opportunity to live in this time of greater spiritual awareness.

Enjoy and appreciate yourself today!

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