We have made it through another year and I know a lot of you have had enough of 2017 and you are ready to usher in this New Year by making major changes in your life. That being said I think it is time you understand how change actually works.
It isn't good enough to want change...you have to BE the change. Think it, feel it, breathe it...BE it! I am going to share a little of my personal 2017 story to help you better understand what that means.
At the end of 2016 I embarked on a journey to further develop and grow my psychic mediumship career. At the end of that incredible road I prayed that I wouldn't come back home and be the same me I had been for so long knowing just how easy it is to fall back into the same old habits and patterns that I had been living for so many years. You know...your not good enough...this could never be...bla bla bla.
I made the decision to surrender myself completely and trust that all of the roads I had traveled before that had led me to this incredible moment in time and that all of the hardships and struggles were preparing me for this. I wasn't quite sure what "this" was yet but I felt as though I had arrived to a destination that would change my life forever.
It is important to understand that nothing in my outward life had changed yet. I had changed. I was thinking different and feeling different and before I knew it my life was changing and matching what I was feeling on the inside.
2017 has been an incredible year for me. I have been working sold out shows several times a month and my calendar is filling weeks and weeks in advance. I read about myself through the grapevine of social media and knowing that I was able to touch peoples lives and help them is the most incredible feeling in the world. I have made more money than I have ever made before and this is where my 2017 fairy tale brings me back to real life...I still really suck with money!
I have been saying for years, "if we were only making more money". Well guess what, I am making more money and I am still the same old me when it comes to finances. The good news is I am completely aware of it and I have been exploring the whys and the thoughts and the feelings that I have surrounding the good old green stuff and what I have found is that money actually scares me. It doesn't matter if I have it...I might not have more tomorrow or if I don't have it..still yuck! Whatever the situation is having it/not having it, I just don't feel good about it.
The point of divulging my personal financial business is simply to help you understand that ALL change starts within. My external reality is sending me more money but my internal reality is still afraid of it so whats happening is what has always happened and will continue to happen if I don't change the way I think and more importantly the way feel about money.
Remember....Nothing Changes...Until You Do! I don't care what it is...if you are over weight or in a bad relationship ask yourself why. You can blame other people for how they treat you but in reality you have allowed it...why? There is something that drives those habits. Maybe its that you aren't loving yourself like you should or maybe it is because you feel the need to protect yourself(Louise Hay says that being overweight is packing on pounds of protection). All change begins with being aware of yourself and discovering the whys behind the whats.
Instead of rushing in to make changes for the New Year begin at the place where it all began....you. Be aware of yourself and your inner dialog and allow that to lead you to how you feel. We have been taught to be positive by saying positive things but the truth is you can say positive words all day long but if you aren't feeling it...figure out why and change that!
I wish you nothing but love and light this New Year and as always I am here to help. Send me a message or leave a comment below and if you are needing help finding your whys book a session. Make your 2018 your best year yet! Don't let life happen to you...take control and make the changes necessary to live the life you have always dreamed of!
The holiday season has begun and while I am excited to enjoy what the season has to offer I am sad and am missing those who will not be with us this year or any of the years that follow.
This year there will be three empty chairs around our holiday table. There will be no Christmas cards arriving in the mail from my grandmother or long exciting conversations on the phone to discuss dinner plans or share exciting stories about finding bargains on the battlefields of the shopping centers. There will be no rum balls that were often times so strong I was afraid to give them to my children.
My grandfathers will not be at the head of the table to say the toast or lead us in prayer. I will not get to listen to the stories about the good old days or his voice singing the Irish jigs that he loved so much. No compliments about the meal or dollar bills being slipped to me under the table to cover a part of the meal. No faint sounds of bickering coming from the other room when gramma couldn't find the batteries for the camera or long held awkward smiles because her dinosaur camera didn't work when it was time for the family photos.
All of these things that seemed so ordinary are suddenly gone. I wasn't ready to let this all go but these things, these beautifully ordinary moments have been torn away from me and my family by the cruelty of time and disease. These memories are becoming my new found treasures and when I am quiet and if I listen hard enough I can hear their voices as though their ghosts whispered them to the wind just for me.
The Spirit of Christmas truly does live in our hearts and in our minds. It lives in the memories of our days gone by and the stories and traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation each doing their part to remember those that have passed and leave their imprint on the generations that they will leave behind when they are called home. Inevitably the seasons of change will breeze through again and more chairs will be emptied and new ones will fill. I guess that is a part of the beauty of life, it just keeps going and what dies is reborn in the physical as well as the non physical.
Death is not the end and the spirit of Christmas isn't meant to die with each loved one that moves on. It is our turn and our obligation and duty to keep their legacy alive and pass down traditions and memories and leave new ones for the generations to come. Your loved ones will be with you to celebrate though they cannot be seen. They want you to enjoy the precious moments that you have left because they understand that time on earth is fleeting. Those that have passed are so very close and they do not need to miss you because they can see you and hear you and they know that you will be reunited soon because where they are time does not exist.
Talk to them, celebrate them and love them. Close your eyes and feel them drawing close and remember their words and hear their voice. Remember what they looked like and smelled like and felt like. Their physical body may be gone but the love they had for you has only gotten stronger and if you allow yourself to feel it, you have touched heaven.
Do not suffer through the holidays. Reminisce the good times, laugh and cry with those you love. Share embarrassing stories and make new ones! Keep traditions alive and create new ones, have fun and enjoy life because one day those who love you will have to deal with your empty chair and the memories you leave them will be all they have left. You truly are loved beyond measure by those on the other side and it is so important for your loved ones to know that you are well. They want to see you smile and hear you laugh for that is when they will be able to rest peacefully.
What are some of your favorite holiday memories? Leave them in the comments below.
Love never dies it only gets bigger!