Can pivotal moments change lives? In an instant can you turn from despair to hope?
For me the answer is YES definitely! Like so many people 2016 was a very tough year! Hanging on by the fingertips emotionally, I felt challenged on so many levels. To the point where I had no energy to continue writing my second book. Each day seemed a challenge. While I believed I had healed pretty well from a traumatic past, I discovered I had to dig even deeper to make peace with past memories that had been triggered by certain events early in 2016. The natural world enabled me to touch the inner silence and acknowledge that any resistance on my part to unresolved pain would only hold me back.
When the opportunity presented itself to share in the journey of 365 Life Shifts I said YES! While still feeling emotionally depleted I realised I had been offered a lifeboat in turbulent seas. Passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of this world I knew my story offered hope to others. Hope to me is the sunshine of the soul. Supported lovingly by Facebook friends, writers Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck, I was excited and blessed to share my story of a pivotal moment that changed my thought-form enabling me to heal and thrive.
A little of my story : Finding myself a widow at 47 years old, I felt empty and broken. Mirrors taunted me with that emptiness until I found the courage to take responsibility for my own pain. In that painful and precious momentof truly facing myself, hope swelled in my heart, hope of living fully and reconnecting with my true nature.Yes it did take time to heal, however once I made the decision to take responsibility for my own pain many teachers and guides crossed my path. My totem Crow, whom I write about in my book Triumph of Joy, reminded me to see the past as a teacher; the present as the place of creativity; and the future as a place of inspiration.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed and disappointed that I had achieved very little in 2016, I had February 21 st 2017 to look forward too! Today I share this sacred place with other wonderful contributors as we cross continents and share stories heart to heart to bring hope and inspiration to a world in need of hope and tenderness.
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How will you paint your day? With love, joy and gratitude ?
Regardless if it’s rain, hail or shine each day is a blank canvas upon which you paint your day. Your attitude guides the stroke of your brush and the colour and experience you bring to your day. May your day be filled with joy, love and gratitude.
Everyone On Earth Has a Treasure That Awaits Him. ~ Paulo Coelho.
How do you feel about this quote? Do you believe you have a gift within you that you would love to nurture and possibly share with the world? Can you feel the power of that gift. What is the difference between believing and knowing? Not only do I believe these words to be true, but I know them to be true for myself because I have embraced my fear of both writing and public speaking. Overcoming those fears has enabled me to grow in more ways than I could ever have imagined. In my experience believing is a question of trusting; of accepting, of having faith, whereas knowing is experiencing and being cognisant with the treasure within.
It is often when we are taken to the depths of despair that we discover a wellspring of understanding about who we are. That understanding may come from simply knowing ourselves more fully. It may begin with hope ! When we are without hope we are not in alignment with our inner treasure. Our understanding may also come from knowing what we don’t want in our life. When we define what no longer serves us, we become more sensitive to life experiences and can adjust our attitude to ways that serves the self in a positive way.
Little by little as we let go of self judgment and become more aware of others, that inner treasure begins to pulsate as the living promise we really are.
Have you felt at times that your heart is so full of joy and gratitude that you almost burst ! Those moments are precious and bind us to the truth of who we really are. It was in this magic moment that I began to write LOVE’S REFLECTION . It seemed to me that the overwhelming love I felt for life was reflected back to me in so many ways. It may be in the smile of another, the joyous wag of an excited dog’s trail, a glorious rose whose beauty stopped me in my tracks. There were endless way that love was mirrored back to me!
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Often we feel so alone in our pain, we believe there is no way out. Yet all around us others are experiencing loneliness, and despair. Some people may have undergone very similar life experiences. Emotional pain can distract us from seeing what is around us. As Human Beings we wish to love and be loved, we want to matter in the world.
In my experience once I found the courage to acknowledge what was holding me back, I took responsibility for that pain. When I learnt to be kind to myself and acknowledge that I had done the very best I could, I found other people were happy to support me and to share their personal truth with me.
As my beautiful Pelican friends teach us, the energy we put into healing ourselves can benefit others. When the air is still a Pelican will fly to the front on…