Turn on the light

Written by Amie on May 31, 2009 – 11:23 pm -

I want to be in the dark!

 I thought I was far along on this human journey. Boy, was I wrong! Now I know the journey never really ends, we just keep growing and changing. However, I also know that once that little light of awareness goes on, we really can’t turn it off again. There have been times when I wished I could go back into the dark so that I didn’t have to face my real emotions and experiences. Facing our truth is hard work! Of course, I don’t mean that, I would never choose to go back to being unaware. It is so much clearer and brighter being aware of myself and my world. 

Different Soul Paths

My whole world has opened up to so many possibilities. Possibilities that I never thought of before. My beliefs look so different now than they did two years ago. I guess that’s what being on this journey means-learning about all of the possibilities. It is so hard not to think, “I wish I would have known then what I know now”, when I think of my brother who committed suicide over 2 years ago. I could have shared so much with him that neither of us had considered before. I think it is so easy to just stay in our little boxes of comfort, to not question too much because we may have to consider that there is more than one possibility. I can now see how each soul comes into the physical world with a plan. Maybe we don’t remember the plan once we are born, but still, I think we are all here to learn many different things about what being human means. Love, compassion, loss, gratitude, grace, awareness, acceptance,JOY,etc.

Awareness

I often wonder why we all don’t just wake up at the same time and realize that we are all in this together. I guess it would be a boring world if we were all the same. I do now believe that our souls are on different levels in this journey, so for me, this explains why we are not all waking up to consciousness at the same time. I think that we are waking up in shifts so to speak, so that we can all help each other. Prior to my brother dying, I had a pretty pessimistic view of the world. Even though things are not in the greatest shape right now, I feel very optimistic that we are in a time of positive change right now. 

Always with me

I think the greatest thing I have learned since waking up to awareness, is that I know for a fact that my loved ones never leave me. Even though my brother is physically gone, he is still here with me always.  I miss his physical presence everyday, but I am more comforted knowing that he is around, and that he is healing too. 

 

 


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Are you touch deprived?

Written by Amie on May 22, 2009 – 1:44 am -

Ahh…massage

Human touch is essential to our well being. I went to get a massage last night. Every time I get one I am reminded of how much we all need to be touched on a daily basis.  I remember the first time I decided to get a massage. I was very nervous at first because I didn’t know what to expect, and I didn’t know how I would feel about a stranger touching me. I got over it after about 2 minutes! I wondered why I didn’t think to do this sooner!  

rbe0008You need 7 hugs a day!

I have read that we all need at least 7 hugs per day. How many people do you think actually get this many hugs? I would bet that the majority of people do not get touched nearly enough. When we are touched, it boosts our immune system, it lowers our anxiety levels, and it makes us feel good. I wonder how many people go through a whole day without being touched? I know there are days that we are so busy I have to remind myself to make sure I hug everyone in my family at least a few times! 

Personal Space

I think that we have become scared of invading another person’s space. We learn at a young age not to touch people unless it is okay with them. I definitely agree with this, but I think it has gone to extremes, and people are afraid to touch each other at all now. This is sad. I think we need to turn it around, and offer hugs anytime we can. If someone says no, that is just fine. But at least we will become more aware of how nice it feels to have contact with each other, and we can notice how it affects us.

Pets

It is beneficial to humans to have pets as well. Holding them and petting them also stimulates our immune system and increases serotonin levels. The pet benefits as well as the human. Being touched feels good. Touch is vital on the healing journey that we are all on.  So, go hug someone, or go hold and hug your pet.

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