Before you close out this year…
Be still for a moment. This year will never be again. Each miracle that floated (or dropped) into your life can never arrive in this particular way again.
I know you have seen your share of heartache and disappointment but buried in each is a gift.
Over the last five years my mother has taught me over and over again that the whole purpose of this existence – the one we miss out on so often – is to give and receive love. In the middle of feeling hurt or tired or overwhelmed it’s easy to lose that focus.
Had my mother not crossed over, I never would have been able to learn that lesson from her.
I remember lying in my bed years ago, just a week or so before New Year’s Eve, asking (begging) for an answer as to why this life had to be this way. My mother had died 6 months earlier. A close family friend was near death. And we were all aching from the Sandy Hook tragedy that had happened only two weeks earlier.
It all felt hard and unfair.
The more I focused on how bad it was, the more the pain swallowed up my heart.
And then with a quick pop of energy my mother was there with me. She told me that one of the most beautifully overwhelming experiences she had in crossing over was to suddenly receive all the love she had resisted while in human form.
Now this was a woman who was kind and loving her whole life. This was a woman I had shared more hugs and love with than any other person alive. But she said she could not even begin to understand the magnitude of the love I had for her when she was alive.
Now, on the other side, she was able to drink in the love I (and so many others) had for her.
Somehow she was able to fill my body and soul with that love. The experience lasted only a few seconds but that love took my breath away.
It also made me realize how much goodness is available to us in every moment if we will just allow it in.
Five years ago was one of the worst years of my life but it created some of the biggest miracles.
As you close out this year, if you are looking for a prayer or an intention, try this one on for size:
Divine, release me from my resistance to love. Allow me to experience all the love that arrived at my doorstep this year that I didn’t let in. Let me take that love into the new year and use it to create more love in everything I do.
That will be my prayer this New Year’s Eve.
And if you have your own love-filled prayer or practice, I’d love to hear it. Just comment below.
Blessings on this New Year’s Eve!
2018 is going to be amazing!!! I can feel it!
In love and light,