Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valleys of Life - Letting Go of the Life We Planned

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, 
so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.- Joseph Campbell

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Overwhelming circumstances that cause one to question the path, to reach down and find out what they're made of, to question all of their choices thus far in the journey, those circumstances, they are but a breath away.  They come by way of a positive test result and phone call from a doctor.  They come by way of the arrival of the US Military on your doorstep with sad news.  They come by way of a telephone call from a relative or friend letting you know that someone you love is gone.  Those overwhelming circumstances hold no grievances against whom they strike.  They are the valleys of life.

The last month has been a haze of such circumstances to people I know, care for, work with and love.  Every which way I turn, someone I share this journey with, someone I enjoy it all with, their life is changing...in big ways.  Both ends of the spectrum are represented.  One friend has the beginning of  a new life while another experiences the loss of another.  It just blows my mind mixed with other friends who are fighting for their health and lives.  All of these circumstances just brewing.  

All of this, during a time when I myself have been making my own major life changes to find new energy, greater health and happier days.  No, life is rarely ever random for me.  The incorporation of juicing into my life has reached beyond me to help others in crisis.  Certainly didn't see that one coming but it has.  Who'd of thought?  A choice I make reaches into another one's life to change their path too.  Hmmm....exciting times, don't cha think?  I was already happy with the way I was feeling but to see it reach into other people's lives and change theirs too...that's just flat out awesome. 

Another example of life's synchronicity would be talking to an old friend about a new legal need and the services I offer, followed by a colleague, current member and dear friend facing a similar issue the next day. Um, yeah.  No, nothing is random right now. I'm just glad I'm taking action upon listening.  After all, without action, nothing happens.

This reminds me to remind you...you're not supposed to act on all things.  No matter the battles we face in our own overwhelming circumstances, just know that some battles going on right now, those aren't ours to fight.  We just have to accept that and deal with our stuff.  I know, it's not right, but it is, so we just have to deal with that as best we can.  It's okay to not fight all of the battles.  Just like it's okay to sometimes not have all of the answers.  Just keep fighting the good fight and allowing those who wish to carry you do so.  Let them love you forward through the valleys of your life. 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

God's Valentine to Me

The Law of Attraction, it is something that I make time for in my day to day living.  I have a sincere respect for it.  The roots of "believing" and "calling upon and acting as if things are already present" goes back thousands of years.  Many a man and woman have written about it, including various philosophies and religions around the world.  It is just one of those indisputable laws of life, like the law of gravity. 

I practice it in the choices of the words I use, the images I look at, and the affirmations I speak daily.  It is not only weaved through out my day in that manner, it is also part of my conversations with God through prayer.  Despite all of this involvement with it, I am still surprised when that which I am affirming develops and comes to pass.  The latest example of this would be my thoughts about this year's Valentine's Day.  To understand the beauty of what happened, it would probably be helpful to share some personal history with you about the subject.

Valentine's Day to me is about love in general.  I have fond memories of exchanging cards in grammar school, buying fundraiser carnations for friends and crushes in middle school at Hayfield, and of sentimental moments in high school with lovers and friends.  My mom always made the day special growing up too, giving me some token of affection each February to show her love to me through the symbolism of the day.  As an adult though, I do not have many fond memories of the day.  I remember two or three of them where the person I was with acknowledged the day and sought to make it special with a card or my favorite chocolate.  This, despite the majority of my adult years being with significant others.  However, even with that disconnect with those persons, I always sought to make it special for my son and for the years I was with my step-daughter, her as well.  I like to think that as I miss her this year that she's remembering all of our Valentine's past, especially considering that this girl loves love as much as I do.  I am hopeful that she continues to live her life with her heart wide open, unscarred by the negativeness that surrounds her.  I'm also hopeful that despite the storms of her life, that she knows God and I's unconditional love for her.

As for how I celebrate the holiday in the present, the last few years of single life have revolved around love of myself, my family and my friends.  Do I wish to share the day with someone that meets the qualities of my "list?"  Sure, you betcha.  Am I ready for such a thing yet?  Um, no, not really.  As for that "list" I speak of, that's another topic for another day.  Accepting this truth and wanting to create a wonderful day nonetheless, I moved forward with the universe seeking two things to manifest...flowers and chocolate candy...and I don't even eat candy anymore.  I was affirming how happy and grateful I was for a Valentine from an unconditional source of love.  I was looking to God to create something magical for where I am on the journey right now.  So, what happened?  How did I end up with what I term a Valentine from God?

I was at a regional training for work Saturday.  These events always include a door raffle with the prizes awarded being books and supplies that we use for our business.  I was blessed to have my number called and win a Robert Kiyosaki book at that last one I attended so I wasn't expecting for lighting to strike twice.  Little did I know what was in store for me.  I won alright.  The prize?  A plastic light up flashing rose and a small heart shaped box of chocolates (which my son will be happy to receive here very soon, pictured above).  I just had to burst out laughing at what transpired.  Unbelievable and exactly what I intended, and in a way I certainly didn't see coming.  

Happy Valentine's Day to me alright and Happy Valentine's Day to you as well.  If you don't have family, friends or a significant other that loves you unconditionally, know that God does.  If you are missing someone like I am missing my girl, know that I'm thinking of you and sending you love wherever you are.  In closing, if no one told you they love you today, receive it right now, right here, from me.  I love you.  You are precious.  You are beautiful and most of all, you are so worth the fight.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Listen & Receive - An UnCommon Touch Experience

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. – Lao Tzu
A few weeks ago I committed to that which I had been resisting.  Something that I knew within myself was going to shift things in my life.  Something I knew that I was supposed to do but wasn't ready to receive.  You see, my friend Ingrid Oliphant had been asking me for months to be her guest at one of her group energy sessions.  A few weeks ago I finally listened to my gut and committed to the same.

Since you don't know her, let me tell you about Ingrid.  I have known Ingrid for a while now, and I am well aware of the gifts of healing that God has blessed her with.  I have heard of and witnessed miraculous transformations in both companion animals, horses and humans in the rural community in which we live.  So much so that I will tell anyone who crosses my path about her, whether they are ready to receive it or not.  There are people in my circle whom she has worked with who have said nothing but positive things about her and the gifts the universe has blessed her with.  My own intuitive knowing, without having any real knowledge of energy work and/or healing in general, knew she was the real deal the moment we were introduced to each other.  I was drawn to her like a moth to a flame.  We lived in the same county for a little over a year before I moved to the neighboring one.  The first time we met I was flooded with intuitive thoughts for her.  So much so we were sitting there talking and she had to pull out a notebook to jot things down.  I have never quite experienced anything like it.  I mean, I have met people before that I recognized from another time, another place, what I term old souls reappearing on the journey.  I know what that feels like, but this wasn't that, this was different.  This was new ground for me.

Fast forward through the months, a few meetings and even a nice dinner at my house, and I finally committed myself to a group event with Ingrid.  I went into it with zero expectations or assumptions but open to receive.  I rode with her to the event and back, enjoying our normal chats about everything under the sun.  The three hours spent at the event I can't even really articulate other than to say I had a tough time turning my brain off at times.  Although I did learn that I was to follow wherever my brain went during that time, to not try to control it, before we started.  So, I went with the event and I eased into allowing myself to just be and receive whatever was going on in that room that day.  Next thing I know, our three hours are up and I'm quiet.  If you know me in real life you understand my amusement at my quietness.  I was asked by her if I had any thoughts on the experience and all I could say was Thank You.  Others in the room could articulate their experiences but I couldn't.  Even today it's not something I can really adhere words to.  I can however explain what has happened since that day.

Since that time there has been a shift within me.  Gifts I already had are amplified now and there is a type of strength within me that is growing fiercer and bolder each day that passes.  I feel lighter about many things that were heavy on my soul, as if they've been removed and are no longer there at all.  Processing it all, it felt as if someone turned a light on in a pitch black room.  At first your eyes are shocked by the light, wincing closed to it, but then you adjust as if the light was always on.  

I was continuing to process it all and absorb what I call the 'enlarged me' when I was fortunate enough to talk to someone who gave me a gentle reminder about that which I was experiencing.  Maybe I'm not supposed to process it.  Maybe I'm just supposed to let it be.  One sentence from halfway around the world shifted me right there in that moment.  Yes, I am just going to let it be.  It is what it is.  It is not supposed to be processed Nita.  Just receive it and continue on your path.  Having had that aha moment, I am here sharing the same with you.  

In closing, I'm also passing along a gentle reminder to you.  If your gut says you are supposed to be talking to someone, working with someone, doing something in your life, stop arguing with it and listen.  Stop fighting with the inspired thoughts in your head.  Trust them, act on them and receive the blessings that will follow when you do.  If you don't, you will only continue to be dissatisfied with the path.  Besides, your life is far too precious and fleeting to be discontent.

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