Times are Changing: Grief, Joy and Fulfillment
There have been major shifts this year. Have you felt them?
In our world, in your world, and in my world.
I have experienced dramatic shifts in my personal and professional life. In this type of work, personal and professional mix. It's the nature of spiritual work. I have experienced many deaths this summer, from physical deaths to emotional deaths to spiritual deaths. Death, however, does not mean the end. It actually means the beginning...again.
For those of you who don't know, one month after my maternal grandmother passed away from brain cancer, my house burned down while I was sleeping inside. I lost more than 90% of the contents inside of my house, and the house will need to be totally rebuilt. Two of my precious kitties passed away as a result of the fire, and I miss them dearly. On top of this, I have had the death of a long-term relationship.
As I've told many of you before, and as I remind myself, the animals are infinite beings who have left their bodies for another job. They have been called by Source/God/Universe/Divine Energy/Etc. It is hard to separate our physical pain from the higher purpose of our lives and the lives of our animals. I know many of you know this pain. We mourn the loss of their cuddles, warm kisses and sparkling eyes. I mourn just like you all do, with tears in bed, on the shoulders of loved ones and even in public spaces at the moment someone says "How are you doing?". I cried everyday for 5 weeks straight after the death of my furry family members. Even though I work with death as part of this work, it does not shield me from the human experience of grieving.
I want you to know that each time an animal passes - they have been called for another job. Their job may be in this realm, or another, or maybe their soul has been called for energetic work from heaven. It's important to realize that the way that they choose to leave us, and the time at which they do so, has significance. To honor them, we need to pay attention to these details.
As I emerge from the many deaths I have experienced this summer, I want you all to know that I am even more devoted to you. My abilities have blossomed amid these tragedies. Interestingly enough, I am able to connect more deeply than ever before. I have found that through pain, comes growth.
I take my work with your beloved animals seriously, and look forward to continuing. You provide me the joy in working towards my fulfillment in life - giving the animals a voice.
Grief, joy and fulfillment in 2016 - all part of the journey.