The Emotional Holiday Season …

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us…” -Joseph Campbell

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As we travel through this month and the holiday season, and any celebrations that we join together as a family there is a silence where death has stumbled into our lives. Stumbled because some are unexpected while others are simply unbelievable.

It is these moments where we have to rise up. Our hearts shatter and we crumble at the moment a loved one is no longer visible. We just cannot fathom life without them. We grieve, cry and mourn that they are gone in sporadic episodes of deep longing. Many have even grieved a loss for years.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart…” – Helen Keller

I always wonder why we do not remember the life they have lived? Some lives can be abusive in many forms, filled with regret and addictions but we loved them – did we not? The memories of yesterday can be filled with a smile at the mention of their name today if we search through to the end result and discover the love we felt for them yesterday. It is in acknowledging our pain with love that lets our loved one rest in peace.

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Losing a child has to be the hardest no matter how old we are; parents, spouses, family members, friends, pets and people who traveled through our lives are gone, and we fill with pain. We are told this is the cycle of life but it hurts unbearably.

I believe there is a reason for everything that happens in life. During challenging times I choose to wonder what the reason could be for this happening in my life? What is the lesson for me? No one can control when life moves on, we can only choose how we react to our loss. The veil is right in front of us; so close but yet so far it seems. Out of sight is the greatest of pain we experience as a society.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today…”  – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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I have read about the contracts we create with each other and how with free will we can genuinely make a difference of our time here.

Can it be we choose …

  • dis-ease, suicide, car accidents, terrorist attacks and other forms of despair to learn from?
  • To learn the lessons of forgiveness, endurance, and acceptance.
  • I imagine we all struggle with our choices; how we loved; how we acted as mother or father to our children.
  • What we mean to say and forgot to mention or do for another. The regrets we carry so deep that we grieve them as well.
  • If I could have, would have, or should have said this, done that circles our minds when we live through the death of a loved one.
  • What about our own defensive choices we use to survive in life.
  • It’s always about how we choose to think, speak, and act towards one another on a daily basis that creates memories of love or fear.

Life is the journey we get to travel daily and I, at times, ache for that moment that has slipped away. I try to recapture a word or smile even the essence of a loved one’s voice that has moved on. I believe in eternity and that we shall be together one day. Still, my heart fills with sadness that clings to me to see, hear, and touch the many that are gone.

The holiday season can bring love into our hearts as well as sadness. We can be sprinkled with the essence of an ache that takes our breath away by the experiences of death. Yet, it is said that life is eternal and our loved one lives on.

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light…” -Aristotle

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I have survived these changes in my life by believing in simple rituals that last a lifetime…

  • Power of prayer
  • Journaling
  • Meditating
  • Energy healing
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Basking in the beauty of Mother Nature
  • Soaking in a scented bath of essential oils
  • A clean organic super foods and super herbs diet

Please understand and try to connect to the angels, ascended masters, spirit guides, elemental beings and loved ones that are with you daily. We are never alone. Close your eyes and see them. Ask for a visit in the form of a dream from your loved one. The signs can be many; music, license plate numbers, pennies from Heaven, a fragrant smell, flowers, even the smell of cigarettes from a loved one is a visit for you to embrace.

Believe that anything is possible and it is. Treasure the memories that fill you with emotions of the life a loved one lived with you and smile. Learn to celebrate their unique and exquisite life.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style….” -Maya Angelou

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It is the ego that wants to touch, see and hear a physical person so we grieve our loss as they rest in peace. Sometimes our grief can sweep us away for a very long time.

There are only two paths in life to travel. Remember it is fear that roars the ego-self that wants what we no longer have. Love comes from our God-self which knows that we have not lost anything as eternal beings of light.

Pray. Meditate. Journal.

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LA BELIEVES…

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Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway… We all have a mountain to climb!

There is a feeling of awareness in our personal daily possibilities which will lead us to our destiny. To find the truth and passion in a life’s goal is to find love and completion towards one’s destiny. One must accomplish love to return back to all that has already been deemed true. It is the love of self in life that opens the gates of freedom to be. Simply to be all that one can be like a star in the sky that is bright even in the night for all to behold. The light of love encompasses the beauty of love that cannot be denied. To believe in any other light or reason to see beauty is to deny the universe. One who is blind to love is blind to a true life experience and will live to learn again on earth.

To comprehend that love is light and light is love is to find a passion that ignites the love within. To accomplish respect and wonder at its power enables expansion which is belief of the process of life. These words by Leo Buscaglia are a truth in life. “Each of our acts makes a statement as to our own purpose.” To find ones purpose there is no where to look but within our hearts, thoughts and speech. If we see with the eyes of love, hear with the ears of love and speak with words of love we can only then find love for ourselves and for life. It is the totality of the completion of life lived in and with love that opens the gates of heaven on earth. There is wisdom to be gained from yesterday to absorb and to create today that which will allow tomorrow to manifest and set one free. This is the only way to live by bringing the past into the future intertwined with the present so that the wheel of life glows forever. It is total belief in what we think, say and do; yesterday and today that will manifest tomorrow.

Personally, I do not want to be upset about negative words inflicted on me by others. I have to work very hard to keep myself afloat in a life IAM striving for as a spiritual woman. Constantly, I repeat positive affirmations to clear my head of any negative words. I ask to be shown the way so that I may be fulfilled always and not to let despair be part of my existence. I believe now that my new beginnings will only start when I can accomplish constant positive thought by being accepting and loving of all. Negativity drains my life, my essence, my reason for being. I find that the lesson of patience is what I need to cling to for it is the resulting change and life IAM to live. I understand this and comprehend this to be the truth and unity of life. IAM one with the universe now and must believe in all IAM given. 

I embrace my thoughts of creativity with love and kindness daily. I see the beauty in all as I expand into the world of deep inner wisdom. I find the need to abundantly share with all as I become receptive to the fears of another. As a unit in the unity of life I have become one with all and love abounds in my soul as I bless the negative, fearful people in life that need to find peace, kindness and love within themselves first.

What nourishes me is being creative. It takes self-discipline to continue daily on a creative path. IAM blessed to have the greatest of gifts – TIME!  As I travel a mystical spiritual road filled with this inner wisdom to nourish and sustain me, I create new ideas and learn the cleansing of yesterday is the only way for tomorrow to be pure. Daily I look at the world with the eyes of love and try to calm the fears of all. I have been given the ability to realize materially I have all one can ever need. It is this new beginning in life that IAM drawn to as it feeds my spiritual and mental capacities. I believe much is not necessary to obtain in life but the search for truth and honesty. To in any form simply to help another is my goal. Through books, writing, speech or a thought of love it is all about the strength and power of words. I believe IAM a woman of words at this age in my life. I refer to myself as totally alternative in belief because IAM of good health and detached by choice in a life that I adore daily because of a connection to the Universe; God, Mother Nature’s beauty, Angels, Archangels, Spirit Guides, Ancestors and totem animals. Today, I consider myself as a woman who observes life.

It is the emotions of life that cause me to dig deep within to feel the sorrow in life that exists which creates pain and this cannot be denied. It is this pain I crave to help another release. It seems so small that any act of love will grow and prosper in life to the brightest of lights for another when love is expressed. The acceptance of this belief that love is needed allows love to fill me to bursting. I can only be a vehicle in life that can travel the roads with the keys of life opening the doors that are waiting to allow love in by the knowledge IAM given. I believe it is this knowledge and wisdom IAM here to share that is as necessary as the air I breathe.

PRAY, MEDITATE, JOURNAL

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LA Believes

Be Kind

Be Careful

Be Yourself 

Words on the back of a white tractor trailer truck in front of me the other day.

i found myself repeating the above words over and over to myself all day long. With a smile I knew in my heart that;  I am kind and I definitely for the past 15 years have grown into being myself. I may look the same and do the same things but I have transformed into more of a Spiritual being finally. Then I stop and ask myself, “this is who you have always been, right?” The answer I receive is, “YES” but, and there is always a but, in a silent way.

The rights of my being have finally been shown to me since 2004 by the choices and changes I started to incorporate into my daily life. I discovered the following belief system and hugged these beliefs tightly in my heart to gather the strength to do God’s work. I embraced the blueprint of my soul by the transformation I thirsted for.  In learning all that I have, I am free today, to that which no longer serves me.

i have the right to be here!

i have the right to feel!

i have the right to act!

i have the right to love and be loved!

I have the right to speak and hear truth!

i have the right to see!

i have the right to know!

I believe and trust that there is a process to life and sometimes I may not be “careful” –  this I am working on. I know that there is a reason for everything. The truck, the words, all in front of me was for me to take a second and embrace the powers that be. The power of the Universe, God, Divine Intelligence, Angles, Spirit Guides are with me. I am never alone and this fills me with love and joy for the unknown which is greater than I AM!

My wish for all is to be blessed with the renewal of this time of year through Easter or Passover. Happy Holidays!

 

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