I have had feelings deep within that begin to bubble up and then sink back down for the last few weeks. They have been quite intense this weekend, again. Each step to finding who I AM at my core on this spiritual journey has been an awakening.
The past few weeks have been filled with joy, blessings, and a lot of excitement. It all began with a visit from my son, Steve whom I hadn’t seen in about a year. I was excited to see him as well as to show him around the city of Santa Fe, the place I currently call home. It didn’t take long for him to be in awe of the beauty that I cherish each day. There was not a day during his visit that I didn’t hear, “I really like it here.” Yes, this city has a way of captivating you.
Each day I understand more and more the importance of sending all information I receive through my heart to feel if it is for me. If it is, I keep it, if not, I release it.
It wasn’t long ago when I wasn’t always sure if the call I was hearing was my inner desires and dreams or just more old messaging coming through. The deeper I have been able to explore my soul, shift through all the chatter, sit in silence, pray, the easier it has been to decipher what is for me.
Each day, I experience feelings to remind me that there is something greater than the concrete word we inhabit. Often, that feeling comes through in something I am reading that has been uncovered in science, other times it is being immersed in nature, the energy that comes through in connecting with others, or in my quiet time creating or visualizing. No matter the activity, each is always grounding and fills me with grace. It is all of these feelings and experiences that continue to form and enhance my spirituality.
This morning I had three messages, and within all of them, there was an aspect of pain. Pain has been
such a part of my life. Whenever I hear the pain others are experiencing, I pray and send them light. I remember when I would take it in as though if I held it with them, they wouldn’t have to be in so much
pain. I realize today, how unhealthy that is for them and me. It is also a distraction or bypass for me as
the only person I can heal is me.
I have yet to meet anyone who hasn’t experienced pain, whether emotional, mental, physical, or for some, it becomes a disease/addiction. Pain, as you have heard me say before, is our teacher.
Pain happens to get our attention. It is similar to warning lights coming on in your automobile. Something
isn’t right. I have learned instead of being upset with the warning; I look to see what have I ignored.
Have I been eating things that are causing distress? Are there side effects of medication prescribed or over the counter, causing more issues than they are solving? Have I ignored my intuition? Do I tell myself push through and I will rest later? Did I miss significant signs in any of my relationships that something was not going well? Have I told myself over and over that was in the past, it isn’t a problem
now? How many of the “messages” did you overlook, before the symptoms escalated that you now have no choice to pay attention as some aspect of your being is now in crisis?
Similar to the warning lights in the car, pain in and of itself is not permanent. Pain is the symptom that something else in our life requires our attention and healing. Pain is how we feel that something is out of alignment physically, but also at a deeper level with either not knowing or trusting our spiritual truth
of unconditional love.
Pain for many of us begins somewhere in the body as we can sense it or feel it. We often dismiss it thinking it will go away, or take this or that to force the pain away. What is more important is to take a
step back, the physical pain is the “warning signal” letting us know there is a deeper emotional issue trying to get our attention, that we have some healing to do. (Cont)
Skylines change so much throughout the day. This was after an afternoon shower.
#nmskylines #gratitude #clouds #beautyinnature
Gratitude for all natures brings at 6 am. 💜 I heard the hawk before finding her in the tree. A timely message about taking flight, removing distractions, and I have the energy and intensity within me to move me forward instead of backing away from what feels challenging. A great reminder that everything I need is in me. 💜💜💜
Skylines in Santa Fe are a fantastic gift. Every day they fill me with gratitude for what mother earth brings to us. Monsoon season📷 credit:@KymberleyGarcia
This quote came across yesterday on the HMI page. Cahira, who is also an HMI grad posted it and how she was reminded about the importance of being open to receiving. I was grateful for the reminder. Receiving has not always been easy for me. I always thought of myself as a giver. Actually, I was pretty proud of it. When I began to realize that I gave to the point of exhaustion, that at times I gave to be recognized, or that I was enabling, I began to see I wasn’t embracing all of the universal spiritual laws, nor was I valuing myself and my health. Today, I am much better at receiving and give from my heart without needing or expecting anything in return. As you go through your day be open to receiving. So far today, I have received the gift of warm water to shower, electricity to dry my hair, and keep my breakfast food cold, the morning sun rising, a hawk in the tree, a safe drive into the office and some quiet time before clients.
#universallaws #lawofreceiving #gratitude #loveyourself #healing #selfcare
Visitors while walking this morning. There are so many ravens and crows around the complex that Remi is no longer concerned with them, but they do keep an eye on him as well as looking out for what other wildlife is doing. Nature gives us so many gifts, and I am filled with gratitude to take time every day to immerse myself in it.
#nature #healing #animalmedicine #crows #blueskies #blessings #gratitude
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. Rumi