Sometimes life really bites. People don’t treat you right. They put you down. Talk about you behind your back. Treat you differently because you didn’t do what they wanted you to do.
It’s best to realize that situations aren’t really about you – it’s about them and where they are at in their spiritual evolution.
Yes, you can always leave because you’re not a tree. LOL
But then you realize that others rely on you. An elder in the community had a bit of a health scare the other day. The community came together to help. We soon realized all that really mattered was that she was OK. We came together for a common cause. I love that!
In another instance, a friend of mine recently needed my help, so I saw it through as far as I could. Eventually, I called in a family member because there was nothing more I could do. In fact, I could feel my whole vibration shift for a couple of days. Yes, I felt bad about it, but realized I had to take care of myself.
Yes, we’re here to help others, but how far do we go. I’ve always believed that when you help others eventually someway, somehow, someday someone will help you. It’s true. When I help one person, I do not expect to receive from that person. I help because I want to. I know the universe sees and has my back.
My daughter helps people too. She drove to South Carolina in a rented truck to pick up a friend and move her back to Florida. She and her boyfriend had broken up. My daughter never expected to be paid back. In the end, like two years later, her friend moved out, which allowed for the cockroaches to move out as well. Yikes!
Life, isn’t always easy. Be grateful. I am grateful for so many things – food, shelter, health, family, friends and even those who are not here for my highest and best. I can learn a lot from those people, mostly not to be like them.
The word grateful has always been a wonder to me. I don’t like the way it’s spelled. It just doesn’t make sense. Grate is to make something into small shreds. Or to make an unpleasant rasping sound. Perhaps, it’s to remind us that yes life isn’t always the easiest, but we can still make a difference, regardless of other people’s antics.
I saw this lovely little quote by Healing Energy Tools on Facebook: ‘Vibrate love. Nothing can happen to you that isn’t meant to be for your highest good.’
I love that! Love is all we need!
It’s been a long week; clouds covering the sun for days upon days. And chilly at night. Finally, the sun came out today – such a joyous day! I rolled the windows down and turned up the music on the way home from Publix. When I pulled into my parking spot, I finished jamming out to the tune, ‘Ain’t that America’ by John Mellencamp. For a fleeting moment, I wanted to forget everything, cruise to the beach with the windows down and rock out. Ah, the beach – I miss it so much.
One of my posts this week on Facebook: ‘Yes, summer is back this week! Well, ok, maybe spring.’
I definitely have a bounce in my step today; it could be because I’m teaching class tonight. Yay! Deep down I know it’s mostly the warmth of the sun.
It’s funny how weather can change our emotions, feelings and moods. I know for me when it stays cloudy for days, I become stagnant at times, or even blue – not wanting to do anything but binge watch something on Netflix. When it gets cold, I’d rather stay home. I bought a good down feather jacket this year. LOL
Backstory: My daughter, a double water sign, likes cloudy, rainy days. One time while driving down the road she said to me, ‘Sometimes I think I can make it rain when I’m sad.’ Interesting concept. I didn’t fully grasp it until years later when I was truly upset. I said to her, ‘Now I know what you meant about making it rain.’ If enough people were in that state of being, I believe it could happen.
The trick is to remain in a joyous mood regardless of what is going on with the weather; regardless of what is going on in life; regardless of anything. We can all take a lesson in that.
The next time there’s a cloudy, gloomy, rainy day I’m going to think sunshine, the beach and livestream 95.7 the HOG.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
P.S. I wrote this blog on Tuesday. Talk about beating a deadline!
We are all truly gifted individuals.
At times, we define ourselves in ways that are accepted by family, society and culture. One of my first teacher’s in Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp asked the class one night, ‘Who are you?’ I responded with the typical, mother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, writer and he said, ‘No, who are you? Think about it.’ Finally, it dawned on all of us: We are spiritual beings. It’s true we are all powerful spiritual beings.
Again, we are truly gifted individuals. It says so in 1 Corinthians 12 – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each of us has received gifts from Spirit to include wisdom, knowledge, faith, to heal, to do miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirit, speak in tongues (other languages unknown to persons) and interpretation of tongues. All the gifts are produced by one and the same Spirit. Gifts are given to each and every person.
In addition to being a powerful spiritual being, one of the gifts I received was to heal – faith and to do miracles fall under that scope. I relearned this again in healing class the other night.
I am a Reiki Level II Practitioner and Arcing Light Teacher. I received attunements through a Reiki Master and Arcing Light Teacher (founder), and of course the powers that be – Spirit.
As a healer, I am a conduit of the healing energies that flow through me to the recipient to heal body, mind and/or spirit. To be a conduit of the healing energy, the healer must step aside (mentally) – move to a place of just being. I’ve always been a healer.
Backstory: When I was around 7 years old, I’d go upstairs to rub my aunt’s feet. They were sore all the time. I’d use lotion to rub her feet, her ankles and lower calves. I didn’t always like to do it, but would be swayed by my father. I remember my aunt would say, ‘You have healing hands.’ I just thought it felt good to her, not knowing the full depth of what she was saying.
So here I am, a healer and a prophet, also known as a seer. What are your Gifts of the Holy Spirit? You’re not much different than I am. We all receive Holy Gifts from the same God. It’s time we all start to awaken to our true selves, and come to the understanding that we are one and we are all powerful spiritual beings.
Blessings of Peace and Love!
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.