I turned 51 today and I am grateful for every breath of life. It is a gift, not to be taken for granted. Some of you have heard this story…
The year before I turned 46 I had the sudden urge to pray for my life. I had no idea why. “I want to live God. I have so many things I want to contribute. I have no idea why I’m praying this but let me live a long life.” And so it went, with these spontaneous prayers arising from my heart. Friends started checking my car tires, to the point where I felt uneasy and had them replaced even though they weren’t that worn. Clients who were psychic started emailing me and calling out of the blue to see how I was doing. “Fine,” I responded, wondering what on earth was going on.
A week later, a car nearly sideswiped me and it was only the new tires and the angels that had me swerve out of the way of what would have been a very bad accident. A week after that, another car pulled out in traffic gunning the engine just as I was passing. Some angel took my hands and I swerved out of the way, shaking and thanking God. The driver, an elderly gentleman, was visibly shaken, as was his wife. That was the same year I got parasites, and other conditions that were pretty serious. Everything broke down in my house that year – all the appliances, windows, the roof, you name it.
I went for a reading through a dear friend of mine to see what was going on and the angel who came through her said to me, “Congratulations my dear! Before you were born you planned to die before your 46th birthday, but you changed your mind! You chose to live! We are so excited for you.” I burst into tears, feeling the weight and the truth of what was being said. Ever since, no matter how challenging things get, I have treasured this life.
Earth and life upon it, is a gift. I look at the skies, the forests, the mountains, the ocean, the rivers, the grass under my feet and see miracles wherever I go. I sit on the earth and feel her supporting presence, and at times I have been moved to tears by the love coming back to me after I pray for her as well. Life is not always easy. To this day I continue to have challenges as a result of lessons in the past, but life is a gift and a blessing, and there are miracles and joy to be found at every turn.
It is likely by the time you read this I will have retreated somewhere in silent communion with the creator to give thanks for the privilege of being alive. I pray every year for health, strength, stamina, and the ability to stand strong in love and light so I can continue to serve in even more joyful ways. I pray for everyone to know how deeply and dearly they are loved at every moment in time.
This week take a minute to connect to the earth and feel her strength beneath your feet. Imagine the energy she is sending you coming up through the soles of your feet and the base of your spine. Thank her for her love. And then breathe in and receive her love in return. You may just be overwhelmed by the magnitude of it.