Reader Story Submission: 35 Flowers for 35 Years

There is a reason why I write on this blog and this morning after receiving this email from one of my subscribers, I realized that it’s actually making a good impact on some people. This is an amazing story of how meditation and intuition helped a woman grieving the recent loss of her husband who gave her the ultimate gift in this situation: acknowledgement. Below is the email she sent to me this morning in which I have received her permission to post this to the website.

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My husband and I were together for thirty four years. Our relationship was magical; it wasn’t without the usual argument here and there but our connection and love for each other was undeniable. He meant the world to me as I did to him and each day that passed, we were as excited as ever to continue being together for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately for both of us, the magic didn’t happen for much longer before our 35th anniversary. After a mild stroke at the beginning of this Spring, we found that he had lung cancer which was stage four. For both of us it was heart-breaking, gut wrenching and of course we were scared. We did everything the doctors had told us to do though since he was older, we rejected the treatments as it would only put him in more pain with no guarantee of life expectancy. He wanted it to be him and I at home to live out which would be his final weeks. Continue reading

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The Orbs on My Bathroom Door

A couple of nights after the photos of the orbs were taken, I was home alone. It was pretty late and I had just finished watching a show. I had talked to my guides for a few minutes and decided it was time to head to bed. I shut off all of the lights; I could barely see in front of me as my eyes had not adjusted to the darkness so I just stood there for a few seconds. Once my eyes adjusted enough to where I could see everything, I entered the hall to go to my room. Straight ahead is my daughters’ room which had the door closed, on the right was my bathroom and on the left was my bedroom. As I stepped into the hallway past the hall entrance doors, I look up to Continue reading

3 years ago I told the Universe what I wanted and I just got it!

I remember when I first started meditating, or at least started trying. I’d get side tracked within the first 10 seconds and it took me a good month to finally get up to the 10 minute mark with as little mind wandering as possible. As I weave in and out of meditation (and I mean one month of great meditations then don’t do a single one for a month), I find when I start up again, it’s somewhat of a struggle to get back to that 10 minute mark. On top of that, I’m always wondering how quiet I’m able to get my mind. I always feel like I’m doing a great job but once I’m done, I can’t help but wonder how still I was – I always feel like somehow, my mind keeps drifting into thoughts and I’m unaware of it.

About 2 or 3 years ago, I heard about this thing called Muse. It is a system that pretty much takes the guess work out of how well your meditations truly are. Before I get into Continue reading

A Random Act of Kindness has made a huge impact.

It’s been a while since I had done any sort of random act of kindness but last night the kids were with their dad, it was the first real nice night out so last minute, I decided to go for a walk to enjoy the night before my children came home the next night.

As I reach the beach (lakeshore) I see some wood but one piece of wood stuck out. I got the inkling to write a message on it and which message I didn’t know and how the heck was I going to write on it? Pen probably wouldn’t work that well but I decided to give it a try. I dug into my purse and saw a marker, I had completely forgot that I put that in my purse this morning! So I sat on a log, picked up the stick, looked up into the sky and said, “Universe, whatever message I get first, I’ll write it down but please make sure it’s for someone who needs it.” A few minutes later I get the Continue reading

Sensory Deprivation Tanks – Do You Float?

When I first heard about floating, I was intrigued but when I heard that you were put in a capsule and closed in, my claustrophobia kicked in and I was about ready to swipe left to that whole adventure. I felt as though I needed to read a little bit more into the whole experience so I did; turns out you didn’t have to have the door completely closed so with that, it made the whole visual experience at the moment, a whole lot more pleasant. Though these tanks have been out for a while, in Toronto for 1 hour you were are in many places still are looking at $120.00 and I wasn’t (and still am not) prepared to spend that kind of money to possible lose my mind and run out, so I waited a couple of weeks and saw a posting on Facebook for a 2 for 1 float. I was in!

Amongst some of the benefits that sensory deprivation provide, the most beneficial for me is the increased mindfulness & awareness; the others are relief from physical pain, improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress & Continue reading

There is a time and place for everything.

When my office moved to Bell Trinity Square, I was pretty annoyed. I had loved the place where I had been working for the past 4 years. We moved to this office about 1 year before me starting this spiritual journey. The space was nice and the grounds behind the building were even nicer. In the middle was a beautifully stoned Labyrinth with trees and bushes all around it; it was a place of peace in the middle of a chaotic, busy city. I had never taken advantage of this Labyrinth because I had no idea what it was for except that I saw people walking around it here and there; I figured it was just a maze that people walked to pass the time on their lunch hours. Not long after having my first spiritual experience (which was about a year after our move) I went to the Labyrinth Continue reading

How I found my true Happiness through Meditation

Happiness is something almost all of us strive for in our lives and it’s something many of us don’t have a lot of and for some, never have. The definition of happiness is simply the state of being happy and the definition of happy is feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. How people see being happy varies across the board and different things make them happy; money, travel, children, cars, meditation, friends, flying and the list goes on and on. Some people don’t even know what makes them happy, all they know is they are flying through life on autopilot waiting or hoping for happiness one day, whatever form that may come in and that was pretty much me until about 3 years ago.

Unfortunately my father passed away when I had just turned 13 and my mother and I didn’t have the greatest relationship I guess. I ran away from her house and of course got busted by the police and returned back home only to leave when I turned 16 and never went back (though we still do talk). I was sexually abused Continue reading