Life as a Gift

With great gratitude and humility, I would like to report back about my “Ask” in the last newsletter, beginning with a heartfelt thank you to everyone who responded. Honestly, I could not have imagined the outcome of this action.

First I will admit, reading the words, posted on the Internet, that I needed money for my mortgage was indeed a trigger. But knowing that transparency is the goal, I kept feeling and breathing those pieces of shame and focusing on what Einstein talked about in the last reading: in the long view, we are changing culture by moving ourselves away from money as a value. The anxiety and sadness were then detached from the story that I did not have value because I did not have money.

After about a day of honoring and moving that energy of emotion, the fuel of creative manifestation, all sorts of amazing gifts began to arrive. At first, there was some money, but more than that, I started to help my friend, who was in the process of foreclosure. As she and I worked through the emotion of her transition, we began to see the gifts in her misfortune as well, including her fabulous new rental out in the woods, her new roommate to help her offset the cost, and the freedom of finally being over the stress. How exciting to be starting a brand new phase of her life!

We decided that she could strip her home of everything she could, since the bank was coming to lock it up at the end of the month. This meant, as an answer to another one of my “Asks” (a new stove since mine would not fully turn off), I not only got hers, but a newer energy efficient refrigerator as well and a huge supply of perennials from her garden. As we walked through her yard where she raised her kids, feeling and breathing as she talked about each group of flowers, where they came from and when she planted them.

But the biggest surprise gift that came out of honoring and loving my shame was the night my foreclosed friend and I were hanging out and she got a call from an old island buddy looking for a room for the summer. Christie’s son just had a baby, and she would be babysitting for them all summer and needed a place away from her big family farmhouse to recharge.

At first, I was hesitant about a roommate, as I work at home, which is small without much privacy. But instead of talking myself into doing it from a place of lack, I took the time to sleep on it and consider both the pros and cons. One of my goals was also to put up a tent for the summer in the back yard as a spare room, and for sleeping under these beautiful island night skies.

A few days passed before Christie called again. We talked through the details, and I realized this was a perfect set-up. She would be gone most of the time, and just needed a quiet place to sleep. She then asked if I could use some new ceiling fans, which I could! And then, she said she had a huge tent and two airbeds if we wanted to set it up!

After that, readings started coming in, I got a new property management client for the summer, and an old flame from years ago called from out of the blue to tellme he was divorced. Wow.

When we see life as a gift, even the apparently “bad” experiences turn into one more step to freeing ourselves from the voices of culture that drive us. Feeling all our feelings, calming the stories in the intellect and staying in present moment create a sense of discovery, which leads to the magic we all seek.

My Gifts to You

I hope this week you can give and receive some important gifts in your life. Take an assessment of your needs, do an “Ask” to the universe to show you the resources to meet them, and then, don’t forget to breathe!

If you have wanted to explore a reading with me and the Party, or know someone who would benefit, consider booking a session. I am offering my special 2-for-1 one-hour sessions for $150; or $99 for one. Meanwhile, see all my free downloads here.

I also have free Conflict REVOLUTION training via video here.

Thank you for working so hard to become the change!

Big love,
Barbara


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