I forgot my mom’s birthday last week. You may be wondering why I’m telling you this. There is a reason. Stay with me and you’ll see. I promise.
My mom crossed over (aka died) 5 1/2 years ago. This is the first time I’ve forgotten about her on an important day. It’s a milestone.
I know you may be dealing with loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, of a home, of income or a relationship. I want you to know it gets better.
As I write this to you, I am talking to my mom. I have been blessed with being able to talk to her even after she left the planet. I asked her what she wanted me to tell you about all this. I thought she’d say that she wanted you to know that she was fine with me missing her birthday (and that if you have forgotten your loved one on an “important day” that it is ok, too.)
But something totally different came through and it kind of blew me away. This is what she said:
Tell them I know how to celebrate in a way that I never understood on earth. Tell them I missed out on so much fun and so much joy because I worried A LOT. Tell them to let go of their worries a little today. Do it for me. Because if learning how pointless all that worry was can aid one person to allow more joy and release their worry, my journey will be so much richer for it.
She also said this:
I see myself in so many of your readers. They worry for the sake of their families. They worry for the sake of themselves. They think they are doing the right thing paying attention to everything that might possibly go wrong. And I want to hug each and every one of them and tell them it is going to be ok, because it is. I understand why they worry and I also understand how pointless it is. I wish I had understood that when I was on earth. I could have celebrated more and worried less. It would have made the journey so much sweeter. Here is the good news, what I chose to resist on earth, all that goodness, all that love, all that abundance, it did not disappear. It was waiting for me when I arrived here and I get to celebrate every day because of it.
Then this part was mostly for me:
So does it bother me that you forgot my birthday? No. Do I want you to do something for my birthday? YES! Drop the worry. If you released even a single drop of worry, multiply that by everyone who reads this, then THAT would be a celebration all of us up here would be excited for!
So, will you join me in celebrating my mom’s birthday properly? Will you let go of a single drop (or more) of worry in her honor? She was the kindest, most loving human I ever met. Believe me, if she is telling you to stop worrying it is for your own good 🙂 And if you are struggling, ask her for some help. When she was alive on the planet she was like a second mother to almost every one of my friends. She’s that kind of person. And you know what – I bet you are too. So follow her advice because you, more than anyone, deserves a little less worry and a lot more celebration!
In love and light,