Sunday, July 13, 2014

AND SUDDENLY BOOM...

Literally my path...
Do you ever find yourself wondering if all your hard work and efforts to make good positive changes in your life and to heal any pain are working and paying off…
Well, I am here to let you know that they are!
 After hearing this from others I can tell you that it has happened to me as well. So, that is why I like to say, And Suddenly Boom!
 Several years ago when I experienced tremendous adversity and subsequently some troubling family issues, it affected me so badly I reached an emotional low. I realized there were three things I could do. I could do nothing and most likely nothing would change. I could continue feeling awful and crying to all my friends focusing on the negative and end up feeling worse.  Or, I could take the high road and literally rise above it. I could  put on a pair of what I call spiritual stilts, and with patience I could rise above all the negativity around me with the hopes of renewing my spirit and psyche.  I choose the latter. This may not have all been completely conscious but I knew there had to be a better way. I could not stay down for long.
 
A few months later, in June of 2006 I embarked on a glorious path that I am still on. I started with an intro to Meditation which has evolved into a daily sitting and group practice. I got involved with Kundalini Yoga where they instill in you how radiant and beautiful we are within and how infinite possibilities abound in every moment.  I continued Deepening my own Faith where the focus is on forgiveness. I prayed. I spent more time in nature. I aligned myself with positive, loving, and kind people like Aunty. Each and everything I did was from a place of healing and evolving, and transcending. These are not just words but these were things I envisioned for myself and knew were possible for me if I stayed on this path. Each day I put one stilt in front of the other. Many good things started to happen. This blog bloomed during that time. Trusted friendships were made and sealed. That’s also when I started listening to Snatum Kaur! Her voice alone can heal a village.
 
All the while every now and again I would still let other people's behavior bring me down and I would ask myself is all this working on myself working? But, I continued on the blooming green path because it was so tranquil and peaceful and full of promise. Even though (given all the hurt I was dealing with) at times there were patches that felt more like a bumpy dirt road. It wasn’t always easy. And, with only the truth to hold on to I traveled on and miraculously little by little (and I can only say this now) Suddenly Boom! All of a sudden (it seems all of a sudden but it was a several years all of sudden) things started to get better. I woke up one day and realized how strong I really was and the more inward I would go the more peace I would get and the more clarity on things I would find. It’s miraculous.  With continued and devoted work most of the pain and hurt dissolves and simply floats out of you. When you practice things like Qigong which I still do, you can’t hold on to any negative energy for long. When you stay positive and stay in the light you end up lighter, in a better place, and state of mind, and much more empowered then you were when you started.  You can forgive and move on. You can even get to a place when serious healing has taken place and pray for those who harmed or hurt you.  Possibly even become friends again! And, there is more Good News...
 
 The energy and focus we give things has a cumulative effect. And that is what is most amazing here! That’s why each time we do or even think the right thing, and come from a place of loving kindness,  over time it will yield you an abundance of right thingness to wake up to. And, if you ask me, That’s Bliss! Forgiveness and Love is what Aunty taught me over and over and over again….and how she lived until her last breath.
She died peacefully I might add, carried over by angels
and surrounded by LOVE
 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 


7 comments:

brianamet said...

I'm proud of your inner-strength, courage, and love. You really are special.

Michael said...

The other side of modern living is that it is full of disappointments, stress, adversity, issues, struggles, pain, suffering, uncaring, unhappy and miserable people. Unfortunately our interaction and reaction creates the issues that you have experienced. It is wonderful to read that you are able to elevate yourself and spirit to a higher level and blossom in the process. Most of us just get deeper into the mess and wrapped with up the drama, becoming more miserable and unhappy. You again provided some insights and solutions in dealing with issues. Thank you for sharing your personal and inspirational story.

Anonymous said...

You rock girl!!! Great photos.

Anonymous said...

Your stories are inspirational and wonderful- struggles, adventures, anecdotes, suffering, triumph and joy. I love how you write your stories with such emotions, fun and flare. Each blog posting could be chapters in a lovely book about your life and aunty's. You have a lot to talk about. If I was a publisher, I would sign you up for a book deal right now or would recommend you to one. I know your readers may recommend you.

Renee Gold said...

I would like to thank you all so much for your comments!
I spent an entire day writing this post. I was in a very hot room with no air-conditioning. I just poured my heart out....simply to show my readers that there is always hope! Your responses are deeply gratifying.

Don Ronaldo YM said...

joy to read your words!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are very symbolical of the new journey you have chosen to walk. You have crossed over the bridge of troubled waters into a lush paradise of positivity, growth and change. Your new path is laden with lilac flowers. Forgiveness and love are keys to a happy and new life. Follow your Bliss!!!

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