One moment he was enjoying the last few hours of his motorcycle ride home and then BOOM.. the lady on the cellphone floated from her lane into his and knocked my Dad into the air, screeching to a halt as he bounced down the highway like a human basketball. 

Dad and I enjoying time together, just one year before the end of his

Dad and I enjoying time together, just one year before the end of his life.

(Now for those of you who knew my Dad, you know he was called ‘the man of 9 lives’ and just like every other experience he lived to tell the tale. It would be lung cancer that eventually would lead to his transition almost 5 years ago.)
But I digress. Time, whether we think it is an arbitrary concept or not, still seems to be fleeting. I mean just where did the first 3 months of 2017 go to right?

What I am inviting you to think about is the many instances where our lives have changed. And the many opportunities we may have missed to tell someone we love them or appreciate them because we have gotten ourselves too busy.

Life is a series of sacred moments. 
And everything can change in an instant. 
The gift of being conscious and present is that we can enjoy our lives living them in technicolour rather than going through the motions living in black and white.
Be sure to show up and share from the heart.
You never know if you will get another chance to do so.


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Reflection moment: Is there someone you wish you could have one more conversation with?  What would you like them to know?  If you are able to speak to them now, perhaps it is time to reconnect. If it is someone who has passed, you may wish to consider writing them a letter, sitting in meditation and connecting heart to heart with them, or imagining them in front of you and speaking whatever words of love or forgiveness that is required to help you feel at peace.

 

On the other hand, if there is unfinished business between you and another and you know it is time to break that connection so that you can both be free energetically. Sometimes there really can be good in goodbye.

Perhaps it is time to pull out the Forgiveness Prayer?

The Forgiveness Prayer – When you no longer want to carry the pain

When I was personally healing from Cancer in the mid 90’s, one of the things I knew I needed to let go of were hurts that I still carried within me. I was amazed that once I got past the people that many hold resentment over (family and friends or colleagues), that I was still holding hurt from situations that were perhaps ‘one-ofs’ — like an incident with my Grade 4 teacher.  I was in my 30s… but my inner child was still hurting and that tension was still accumulating subconsciously in my physical body.

Forgiveness is about undogood in goodbyeing the emotional pain that you no longer wish to carry.  It is not a quasi-spiritual shortcut. And it is not about re-traumatizing yourself by saying what someone did or said was ok. It is really a way to stop yourself from replaying that incident over and over in your mind. Forgiveness frees up that energy that is stuck.

For me I found this wonderful prayer from Catherine Ponder that has helped tremendously in my life. I would love to share it with you.  It is simple, easy to remember and has a bit of a magical twist. The prayer very wisely includes that important third step… forgiving yourself!! 

 

The Forgiveness Prayer

__________, I freely and fully forgive you. I loose you and let you go to your good quickly and in peace. All is cleared up between us now and forever more.

_________, you freely and fully forgive me. You loose me and let me go to my good quickly and in peace. All is cleared up between us now and forever more.

I freely and fully forgive myself. I loose myself and let me go to my good quickly and in peace. All is balanced in me now and forever more.

 

How to use the Forgiveness Prayer?

Make a list of all past people or situations or hurts that you would like to energetically dissolve that anger connection with now. Then insert their name in the blank spot and go through the prayer. You may need to do it several times… over several days or weeks.. or even longer depending on how deep that hurt has gone within you.

Tips to make it work easiest – Your mind is most receptive first thing in the morning or last thing at night, so those are great times to work with the prayer. But do it anytime during the day that you think of the event so that you can reduce that energetic charge it holds for you.  Once you can think of that person or experience without getting a stress response, you know you have released yourself from that hook. And when the hooks are dissolved there is more room for love.

No matter whether you are looking back with fondness or fear… the moments have passed my friend. The question is, what do you want to do with the memory?

How do you want to feel when you reflect back?

What steps can you take to Feel Soul Good? You may not be able to change the past, but you do have the power over your present.

 

Many blessings, EagleSpirit

 

 

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EagleSpirit, a Contemporary Shaman, has worked for over 20 years to help clients relax their bodies, release limiting beliefs and radiate their most authentic selves.
As the creator of Empath 101 Empowerment program she speaks to groups internationally, facilitates the month-long course that has changed lives and is often featured in the media for her grounded approach to spirituality.
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