Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deaths and rebirths

So many of you have "suffered losses" over the past few years, whether it be loss of a home, loss of a job, loss of a relationship, loss of a loved one, or any other type of loss. And yet dear ones when you look at it from our perspective, in the big picture, there is never any loss at all, because when you let go of life as you know it, you are making room for an even more miraculous life.

Nonetheless, we understand that as human beings it is hard to let go. It is hard to trust that there are gifts and magical experiences that will come to you as a result of what you perceive as loss. If you let go of a house, God is waiting to help you embrace a simpler and richer existence. If you let go of a job, perhaps it is because more meaningful work with kinder souls and a healthier environment is in your future, or perhaps it is time to soul search and see what you really want to do with your life. If you let go of a relationship, you are learning to accept yourself more fully and therefore will attract more appropriate ones in the future. If you let go of a loved one in physical form, you are on the brink of a new adventure with their expanded understanding of themselves as a soul.

So dear ones, when you feel you have "lost" someone or something, look again. Pray, search your hearts, and ask God to reveal to you what is there to be found in this situation. For there are always gifts for your spirit. There are always presents of love when you embrace the present rather than trying to cling to the past. There are always manifestations in your physical world that will result from allowing this new love into your lives in its many forms.

A caterpillar dies unto itself, only to be reborn in the most magnificent form as a beautifully butterfly. A rosebush is cut back in the winter only to be reborn in glorious bloom. The cells in your skin die and are released to make way for a new and healthy shield for your spirit. Everything dear ones, is lost, and then found once again in a greater and more magnificent reality, for that is indeed the nature of God's love as it travels through the material universe in its myriad of different and beautiful forms.