Early on in my personal spiritual journey, I went through a phase of watching and reading stories of NDE’s or near death experiences. It was an integral part of shedding my ingrained catholic beliefs of heaven and hell and life ending at death.
This led me to the work of Dr. Michael Newton (Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives), which quite literally blew my mind and made me eager to experience my own past life regression; which I later did with the fabulous Nancy Hajek right here in Nashville. When I surfaced back to consciousness from our session together, I sat up and looked at the clock, astounded that over three hours had passed. She grinned in reply: “I didn’t want to stop you! It was so fascinating!”
The experience of my past life regression had a profound impact on me. Indeed, it led me on a path that is still unfolding right before my eyes.
The masters who have gone before us - from Shakespeare to Einstein to Franklin to Edison - all left us with their enlightening words; imploring us to understand how powerful we are. And that we are, indeed, the masters of our universe, creating our reality. We choose every single day and every single second within it how we wish to experience the world.
In this TEDTalk, Anita Moorjani speaks about what happened when she arrived at an Emergency Room, transported by her husband. She was already in a coma and her organs had begun to shut down. Her husband was told to gather the family, that there were a mere few hours left for her to live.
My personal mantra this year is "life is lush and I am limitless." I say this all day every day, in between acknowledging with deep appreciation all of the abundance and beauty around me.
It took me awhile to fully grasp that one of the most powerful keys to manifestation is to energetically vibrate as high as possible. For me that means many things in my daily routine: a great night’s sleep, exercise, time in the woods or nature, meditation and ensuring I am happy, truly happy, in the moment.
This has made a radical difference in my life. I don't always get it right, mind you, and certainly have plenty of "meh" days. But when I am in alignment with my highest self? I am unstoppable.
I hope you take time to discover for yourself what puts you in a fantastic frame of mind. Then, operate your day from there. After all, life is lush dear friend, and you? You are limitless.
In the forward to Frank Ostaskeski’s beautiful book, The Five Invitations* is this quote by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.:
Chances are until you have experienced that one great loss, this will read to you as more ominous than catalytic. Like grief itself, these types of statements can’t fully be absorbed and understood until you experience them yourself.
We can get attached to who we think we are. We can be downright stubborn about it. Our identity seamlessly and completely intertwined with what we do. What we do becomes what we are. But what if what we do is taken away from us in the blink of an eye? Who are we then?
In the words of Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu: