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!
Since my book has been published in early May, I have been learning a great deal about book promotion. As my son told me in the book, Just Behind the Door, “Everyone needs to know that nothing dies. Love and communication continues forever if people will open themselves up to it. People have to have an emergence to see…You are spreading your own wisdom [for this emergence]. Some people feel it is wrong to be happy. It is not wrong to be happy. Remember the good times, the fun times and talk about us. We are with you always.”
I know this communication is possible since I have lived it since 1999. However, I wondered, how do I spread the word to help others? I decided to write an affirmation about it. Each day for my affirmation, I take five minutes and visualize myself talking to people, groups, signing books and, most importantly, looking into the eyes of others who have experienced a loss and I begin to see hope and a deepening understanding in their eyes after reading the book.
What has been the result? I have a book signing at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Arizona on June 23. In addition, within the last week TWO book talks in Michigan have been confirmed. The first one will be on the 12th of July at 6:30 PM at Kazoo Books, 2413 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan and on July 21st at 5:00 PM at the Michigan News Agency, 308 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo. Both of these wonderful book store owners found a way to work me into their busy schedules even though they usually schedule 4-6 months out. I will be able to talk about the book to the people who have read it or are thinking about reading it and answer questions. In addition, I have a book talk in Lafayette, Colorado on September 19th and just yesterday, a wonderful person offered to rent a table at the Octoberfest at Sun City Grand, in Surprise, AZ for a book signing. Since I will be out of town it would have been impossible for me to rent the table on July 2 when the big kick off is scheduled. All of you who are available to attend these events are, of course, invited.
The Universal Energy/God provides for all of us when we put the intention/affirmation out there. What are you thinking about, needing and hoping for in your life. Write an affirmation – remember to write it in first person, present tense (I am… or I have…) and make it happen! You will be so glad you did.
Have a great few days!