I’m reminded of a quote from Rumi, “Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude.” It serves as a reminder to BE in each and every moment in gratitude. It doesn’t matter if one moment is challenging I’m reminded that the next one can be different. It’s a choice and one that is mine to make. Sometimes in a moment of challenge it is often difficult to see another way.
As I imagine swimming wildly and joyously in gratitude I close my eyes and allow myself to “feel” a greater sense of joy and freedom – a greater sense of peace. Yes, I even imagine a big smile on my face and a lightness in my heart. This has been a particularly challenging week for me personally – loving, supporting, and being present for a loved one who was in the hospital. While there I experienced a full range of emotions that included love, impatience, fear, helplessness, hope, and gratitude to name a few.
For me, this has been a time of surrender; trusting others to do their part; and knowing and accepting what was mine to do. I developed a greater respect for caregivers and learned to practice better self-care. I realize that in order to support and help someone else I have to be the best I can be. It’s too easy to deny this. As I’ve talked to others who have experienced similar situations with loved ones recently they agree that there is a balance that’s needed. Once you become depleted helping someone else is difficult. This means checking in periodically to see how all of your bodies – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual are reacting and responding. It’s not helpful if you move into martyrdom or become a victim, right?
I was impressed with the awareness of hospital staff taking care of themselves by working fewer days at a time. I was also impressed that several I spoke with were working in the medical field as a second career. For example, one had been a graphic artist for 16 years and felt a calling to something bigger and became a nurse. Another individual retired from the military and after 3 combat tours became a nurse feeling grateful and wanting to be of service in a different way. Many of the staff went out of their way to go the extra mile, so to speak, and help others when needed. I’m in gratitude for their choice to serve in this way!
Although I’m trained in a variety of energy healing practices and especially working with the Messengers of Light I realize that these practices are complementary to traditional practices. They can work side by side and together. The real healer is the individual patient and their willingness to receive healing.
My loved one has been discharged and settling back into a more normal routine. I’m still imagining me swimming wildly and joyously in gratitude!
I love hearing from you and appreciate your feedback. Have an amazing week. I also hope you were able to appreciate the beauty of the beautiful full moon this week. It was amazing!
Please note that there will be no channeling with Luminus on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. I will be back channeling with Luminus on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:30-8:00p.
Gisela and I are excited to be offering healing with the powerful and loving Messengers of Light on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30p. Please join us at Storm Wisdom and remember that seating is limited and reservations are necessary!