Blessings my Dear Beautiful Souls! It has been so long since we have communed together. It seems like being human can be one of our biggest challenges in today’s world. I hope this finds you well and happy.
I am not going to hash over all the craziness that has been going on in the world. I am sure you have been bombarded enough though social media, the media, friends, family and even enemies during this time of forced isolation. Here in our home, our daily lives changed only minutely as my husband was already not working due to a back injury in August and my daughter and I both work from home. Except for traveling with the band on weekends, we rarely go out. My children (both adults) and I have a designated errand day each week when we take care of all the necessary shopping. The biggest change for me, was dedicating more time for me.
In February, I went back to college. Some think me insane doing so at 58 years old, but I am loving it. I am studying things that I have always wanted to but never had the time nor ambition to do so. But something happened within me towards the end of February that has changed my life completely. As always, I sat down in December and made a list of things I wanted to accomplish in 2020. On February 23rd, I was standing out under the new moon, being a time of new beginnings, and cried out for more meaning in my life. I knew something was missing but I couldn’t figure out what it was. I mean, why was I not content? I have a wonderful life! But deep within me something was stirring (and no it wasn’t indigestion or gas) and I knew, in my soul, change was coming and being impatient, I wanted to know what it was NOW!
Have you ever been around that person who is just so hard headed that you can speak to them several times and they still miss what you are trying to say? Someone you are trying to get their attention and you finally have to physically touch them to get it? Well, I will be fully transparent and honest here, I am that person. The Universe had been giving me signs for months yet my eyes and ears were closed. I had, once again, fallen asleep in my complacency. I was once again existing and going through the motions without truly living. I had once again fallen into my conditioned response mode. You know that place where you get so tired or bored with things that you just fall back into old habits and conditioned living. My wake up call came hard and fast on March 5th when I collided with a huge dog on a major highway and could not put on my brakes or stop or I would have caused a major pile up and possibly several deaths including my husband and mine. The accident itself was not the wake up call though. The wake up call was that sometimes we have to push through the challenges in our lives or things can and will pile up.
I was awakened that night in more ways than one. I discovered a new formula for handling life’s challenges.
- Don’t panic–take a few deep breaths and sit quietly
- Look at the situation as an outsider. What advice or words of wisdom would you give to someone else in that situation.
- If you can’t see your way over it, around it, under it, or through it, ASK FOR HELP!
- Stop and ask yourself, “Will this matter a year from now?”
- Have a heart of gratitude for the lessons presented and learned in the situation. This one is most important of all because it is only when we accept things, deal with them and let them go with a grateful heart that we receive abundance.
In all that happened, new gifts have opened up for me and things are flowing freely from the spirit realm. New ideas, insights, goals and the means to make things happen. Please understand, I am not saying your need to go through some traumatic situation or challenge to awaken. All you have to have is an open heart and a willingness to listen to that still small voice as it speaks to you. Don’t be like a mule who has to be hit upside the head to get it’s attention like I was. And be prepared if you ask for something, you may not like how the answer arrives, but I can guarantee it will be for your greatest and highest good.