Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Breath of Live

October 20, 2012
This morning I was with my daughter, Sivanna Rose, waiting for her school bus, and ever since the weather has turned cool I usually bring a blanket to cover her. We sit on the grass near the curb and she sits on my lap. I hold her tight, like a baby, tucked under the blanket. Well this morning she expressed that she was still cold, so I told her that her breath would warm her up. So, as any 5 year old would do, she started breathing heavily, underneath the blanket. I could not see her but I could feel her breath coming through the blanket. In that moment, I had a deeper understanding of the breath of life. I realized that although I could not see this body under the blanket, I could feel her breath and that I was the one who gave her the breath of life. It was truly a moving and deep experience for me. I later reflected on her birth and how much meaning this had for me. Sivanna was on a respirator for a short time and although that time was short if was terrifying. I did not know if her lungs would develop enough and I could not hear my newborn baby cry. So to my Sivanna Rose “I may have given you the breath of life, but in return you gave me the Grace of God and most importantly, eternal love". Thank you my beautiful girl.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shifting Perspectives

An interesting idea that helps to shift your perspective is to find gratitude in something you would normally judge or complain of or about. Whatever it is, find a side of the situation that you can have gratitude for. This can free you from torment and shift your frequency to a place that actually serves you rather than weakens you. For example, if you are sick, even though it may be challenging, try switching the focus from the pain or inconvenience, to a place of appreciation that people are actually caring for and loving you. Keep your focus on the gratitude of having access to support, care, nutrition, healing, medicine or whatever is assisting you for your highest good and healing. Whatever we are experiencing we can always find something in the experience that can serve as a platform for gratitude in order to shift the persception we are having. All things flow better when we allow love and gratitude into our lives. Love and gratitude are the universal threads that support and tie together all that is, but we need to open the channel to receive.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Born to be Free

Today at my daughter’s school, I noticed on the wall, some children’s writings and one jumped right out at me. It said “They were born to be free”. Upon further investigation, I realized it was about bear cubs and returning them to the woods; however, those 5 simple words stopped me in my tracks. I reflected on human life and these mere five words. How interesting that children understand this core principal at the deepest level. We are not different than the bears. We are all born to be free. Free to love, free to laugh, free to be who we wish to be. I believe it is our core longing and most natural state; it is what we all strive for at some level. I realized that these five words had completely stopped me in my tracks . It is interesting in that we get so caught up in things outside of ourselves that we lose sight of the greatest and yet most profound gifts we possess…. the freedom to be …. to just be.