As I glanced through the calendar, I realized that it is two days shy of a month. What a month it has been! If my husband had not been hospitalized on November 15, he would not be here today. What did that experience teach me?
I learned that every soul knows what it needs to heal itself. I learned that my role is to support and not impose my views even when I do not agree with the decision, but to wholeheartedly assist with what the other person FEELS is right, without reservation, regardless of whether it opposes my beliefs.
“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” Caroline Myss
Invariably, TRUST is the message I continuously receive. When times seem bleakest, this, above all, is on what I count: TRUST and FAITH, while holding the vision that everything happens for everyone’s highest good.
I admit that remaining objective when it involves a loved one did not come easy for me, but upon recognizing that it was my husband’s journey and not mine, I embraced the spiritual growth it offered. Although it seems contradictory, what matters most during these times is open-mindedness and open-heartedness. Why? Open-heartedness allows us to feel empathy, compassion, all while accessing our inner knowing, seeing, and hearing for the heart is the gateway to the soul. Open-mindedness creates discernment, eliminating rigid thinking. As we gain a deeper understanding of our perceptions and a better evaluation of the changes occurring around us, we become flexible and can make better decisions, if necessary. Best of all, an open mind knows when to defer to the wisdom of the heart.
“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows not.” Blaise Pascal
How often have you found yourself holding fast to an outcome rather than fully surrendering by keeping your mind and heart open? When you commit to allowing the Divine Plan to flow naturally, you receive beyond your wildest imagination. Providence moves in your favor with unforeseen situations, circumstances, and individuals, setting forth an abundance of miracles in your life.
“You just need to trust that what you want is coming, and watch how fast it comes.” Abraham Hicks
Being open does not mean to stop visualizing or feeling as if you are already living your ideal life. It is, however, a sign to continue striving towards your dreams, but to remain flexible, permitting adversity to become an opportunity. You have to let your goals manifest at their appropriate time.
Keeping an open mind and heart lets you embrace who you need to become to experience that desire in your life. If you have persevered, been persistent, dedicated, determined, disciplined, and committed to your dreams but cannot enjoy them as yet, you need to up-level. That is a good time to narrow the gap through gratitude and appreciation, elevating your frequency in the process.
“It is not who you are that holds you back. It is who you think you are not.” Anonymous
What served me best this past month? I solely focused on my blessings when all around me screamed otherwise, all the while acknowledging the lesson. That is when we need to dig deep within us to act from unconditional love. It is when we need to recognize the fear but consciously choose to look at what makes us happy.
As I tapped into the Divine Spark which is within each of us, I let that love spur me onwards, releasing any doubts, anxiety, or behavior detrimental to me. I refused to let those emotions be my companions anymore, replacing it with trust to lift me upwards.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” Henry David Thoreau
Keeping an open mind and heart guided me through the times when I struggled to stay afloat without a lifeline in sight. I felt centered, instilling inner harmony and strength within me. When I asked: what is the next step I should take? I was able to courageously move forward even, no, especially when I felt everything closing in around me. Notice how I said felt for when we believe something regardless of whether it is real or not, it is true for us because our thoughts make it so. Oh, such power; if we but realize it, just a little redirection would suffice to manifest all we desire.
“An open heart is an open mind.” Dalai Lama
When was the last time that keeping an open mind and heart served you? How often will you make it a practice?