Ive always thought of myself as a spiritual being, more so than religious of any kind.
Over the years, and experiences this has solidified within me to be true to myself and listen to my intuition. In times of sorrow or happiness.
A beautiful reminder today.
As I sat earlier today and had my lunch, I knew I wanted to listen to something, but distancing from social media at this time, I purposely did not want to pick up my phone and scroll (when staying in faith this can be a huge energy and time waster). Then it hit me. Joel Osteen.
Near the beginning of my essential oil journey my mentor and friend directed me to Joel Osteen. A non-denominational spiritual speaker. Since then he has regularly filled our home with messages of hope, love and surrender.
Anytime I listen to Joel, there is always a message that can somehow resonate with my life.
Its no coincidence that I thought of Joel today, as I was thinking of my friend who recently lost a loved one. Someone who both my husband and I had also gotten to know through our oil journey and had the opportunity to call him a friend.
This friend unfortunately experienced life threatening health issues and was on a waiting list for heart surgery, actually he had a surgery booked for a pace maker and because of Covid-19, all surgeries, including life threatening ones, were cancelled. Just over 2 weeks ago he had a heart attack, just over a week ago he passed.
Although he wasn’t a close friend, he was such a nice person and a pleasure to be around. Had two beautiful daughters who now are without a father. Although we have had a few other highs and lows happening over the past month, this one really hit us. I could feel my bitterness towards our current “way of life” growing. He was the same age as my husband.
There is not alot that I honestly understand about decisions that have been made during the past 3 months. This being the perfect example. I understand the seriousness of this virus, however when no cases were present, this just simply did not make sense. Understandably, when the announcement came out about mandatory masks, this simply added fuel to the fire and I became an even bigger critic of the government and their processes and understanding why.
All the while a close loved one is fighting the C word, again, which we found out just before our friend.
Its been some real life reminders to stay in faith in all that we do. Especially for me being a strong believer in “everything happens for a reason” even at this time I am struggling with this, trying to understand, but realizing its something I may not ever actually “understand”.
During times like this it can be too easy to get pulled in, especially with strong emotions. Being an empath, this is my reality, which is Ok, I honestly love being an empath, and Ive learned to be my best self means allowing myself space and time to process.
We can ALL be a difference maker when you shift in your favour ~! Regardless of our situation. Stepping in. Enjoying silence. Allowing peace to flow in our life. Surrendering when we don’t necessarily know what the next step is. Spiritually, when I lean in, when I honor my feelings, I am better able to rise up.
2020 certainly is a year of propelling every single one of us to step into our faith, whatever that means for each of us.
Another “stay in faith” resource I would love to share is binaural beats. My same friend who introduced me to Joel Osteen also shared about binaural beats to help shift energy. Honestly… energy work right now just might be the MOST important work you can be doing for and on yourself. Everyone is capable of shifting their own energy, it requires getting more in touch with yourself and allowing silence in your life. As many of us have been used to living a “hectic busy” lifestyle, this is one thing that I am thankful for. The worldwide collective pause to bring even more to light. Be proud to shine light, as a mentor reminded me yesterday. Shine your light as bright as you can, the light will always bring out the darkness! XO