Blessings all. I have been absent from blogging and communication for some time. The Universe sent me adversity in several forms over the past 5 weeks. How would I respond to the "gifts" being given to me?
On Feb. 1st, a water pipe broke in the building where my facility is located. Blessed, as everything in my facility was untouched with the exception of water on the floor which was soaked up by all of my area rugs, the building is closed for construction until further notice.
What could possibly be the "gift" that I was receiving as everything is here to help you. Within a few hours, my community stepped up and agreed to come to my home office location. As they expressed, this is not about your location, it is about the work with you. I was truly touched, moved and inspired.
One week later I was in the ER and diagnosed with H1N1 flu. I had not been sick for 22 years. There were 2 more trips o the ER in 10 days due to my ears being plugged which caused spinning, vomiting and dizziness. This has been a 5 week long recovery process and for 3 out of the 5 weeks, I could do nothing but rest and surrender.
"Gifts" here?.....members of my community stepped in to take me to the ER, bring food and provide support. I am not alone, I am loved and cared about. These are core harms of my Inner Child of abandonment and fear which I thought I had addressed but apparently had not. Self-care, sending love and compassion to MYSELF came up during my times of rest and meditation. As I experienced anxiety, I was reminded to stay in the present moment, breathe, embrace myself and my feelings and allow them.
Adversity is always a "thank you" to the Universe. It may take us some time to acknowledge and recognize it as such. When we refuse to, this is our ego, our human-ness and social conditioning. I am grateful as I know more will continue to be revealed as I move forward which most importantly, through my experience, will provide what is needed for others healing process.
Healing Light and Love,
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