When a rug gets pulled from under us, things fall apart. This is when we see the entirety of ourselves - in a million pieces. During these moments, we have a choice - we can either move closer to or move away from ourselves. I chose to expand the edges and meet myself, as if for the first time. It is an arduous process, yet a truly rewarding one. This is a time when we begin to ask all the questions that pertain to our life's purpose and realize that the answer can't be found in an instant. The answer lies in our moment-to-moment experience. Pain can have such a transformative power - the choice is always ours. The journey begins when we come back to ourselves.
We are sent to earth for love, with love, and by love. When life throws a curveball, we have a tendency to turn to stress, frustration, and sometimes depression. this can take our love away from us, and if we let it, then we actually become prisoners of ourselves. Love is to love yourself first, and then the world.
Maudy Fowler & Gail Hunt
Angel Whispers, 2013
After a heartbreak, we tend to close off and build a wall of protection so we don't have to go through the pain ever again. Overtime, the walls create a fortified barrier that inhibits the possibility of being able to truly connect with others. The barrier becomes so rough and rugged that it blocks us even from the truth of who we are. When we wake up and realize that we have filled our minds and hearts of such great sorrow and despair, this unbearable feeling of loneliness turns into shackles that cage us in... disallowing the light to come through, even the light that is already inherent in all of us. It's really difficult to see this when our eyes are veiled with pain and suffering. But once, just once, when we dare to let some light peer through the crevices of hearts, it will slowly shine on the dark areas until all darkness disappears.
One of the most beautiful things in the process of healing is our reawakening to our truth - that we are spiritual beings, infinitely loved and supported. We can receive the light when we dare to trust. It is an intentional and deliberate effort to believe in our wholeness and worthiness. We need to trust that we are supported, loved, and protected before we can receive the true blessings of life and find ourselves home again.
I once came across a relevant definition of a successful relationship. It is described not by the way it looks or how it turns out, or even if it lasts. A successful relationship is all about what you used it for. So if you are growing and becoming a better person, in that, you have become more loving and forgiving as a result of having been with or having known someone, then that is considered a successful relationship. When we see our life experiences in this way, it is quite evident that the people we cross paths with did not appear in our lives merely by coincidence. The relationships we form and situations we find ourselves in are by and large manifestations of our deepest desires to grow and expand. Sometimes, we find ourselves totally flabbergasted by the circumstances that we awaken to at the end of the paths we choose to follow in life. If we take a moment to pause and create a distance from our present experiences, we will find that there is so much to see when we slow down. The deliberate effort goes to examining our thoughts and creating space for life to just be the way that it is.
I am a lover of life, beauty, and vitality. I believe that we are creators of our own reality. It is important that our thoughts, feelings, speech, and actions reflect our true, essential nature. Through stillness, we can find our true selves. My desire is to share the journey into myself in the hopes of creating a space that connects with others who find themselves on the same path. I hope that you will find inspiration in this place.