PLEASE NOTE:There will be no newsletter for the next three weeks. I wish you a wonderful end to 2018! And I look forward to joining your inbox again, on January 8, 2019.
I was back in the recording studio last week, and will be releasing three single meditations. This time, I won’t announce each release on social media, like I have in the past. But if you follow me on Insight Timer or Podcast, you’ll be notified when the new meditation has been released.
The titles for the new meditations are:
Positive Reflections Intuition The Beauty of Your Breaths
On a different note…. I’d like to take this moment and let you know how much respect I have for you. If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, it means you’re on some path of personal development.
And I know how difficult walking this path can be at times.
I walk the path with you. I share the journey of life with you.
This past year, Life gave me three big tests; three very different episodes. And each test was (extremely) more difficult than the previous one. I had to use every tool in my toolbox to make it through.
And I kept reminding myself that there is a grander reason for all things, especially for pain and difficulty. I kept reminding myself that there is a better version of myself waiting for me, after the hardship passes. And I kept telling myself that I’m excited to see who the new version of myself will be.
I know enough about life to know that no experience goes un-wasted. And there is always something waiting for us on the other side.
Yet, when we are being tested, these words are easier said than done. But I made myself embody these words. I was determined to make it through to the other side.
I prayed a lot. I meditated a lot.
During each difficult episode, my mind went into chaos, presenting me with many negative thoughts. Each time a negative thought would come into my mind, I would bring myself to the present moment. And some days, I had to do this 50+ times per day. I was getting tired of the battle my mind was trying to give me. But I was also determined to win.
I felt like I was breaking at times. But I was also determined to reach my breakthrough.
And each episode did pass. (These episodes lasted for at least one month each).
Once it passed, I felt more alive, more present, more connected to Life than I had in the past.
Today, as I write this to you, I’ve surpassed these three tests. And as a result, I feel so connected to the preciousness of Life. The beauty of the journey has taken over me, more than it has in the past. And I feel beyond blessed and humbled to walk this path.
This life is full of ebbs and flows.
And it had been a loooong time since I was tested in this way.
Each episode was so different than the previous one. And honestly, each was quite unexpected. To share the story of each one would be too long for the purposes of this newsletter. But I assure you, what I went through will be reflected in my life and teachings, through time.
There is nothing I teach, write, guide, or talk about that I have not experienced myself.
Each time I teach, write, guide or talk, I am sharing a part of myself.
Once again in my lifetime, I am humbled by the beauty of the internal world. I am humbled by the grace in the present moment. I am humbled by the miracles Life gave me through my prayers.
Life truly wants to connect with us. The irony is sometimes it gives us tests, in order to make the connection deeper.
Are these tests worth it? ABSOLUTELY!!!
I’d say they’re a natural part of our journey.
You’ve heard me say time and time again, the path gets more beautiful the further we go.
So if you’re being tested, please DON’T GIVE UP.
It will pass. What is waiting for you on the other side is:
More liberation More peace More connection More humility More contentment More of yourself And the list goes on….
What I mean by “more of yourself” is more comfort and confidence in who you are.
I respect you so much.
Thank you for the work you do on yourself.
Continue to do the work.
Continue to have hope in your future self. Your future self is waiting for you. Sometimes the path to get to your future self is not how you expected it to be.
But go with it.
TRUST THE PROCESS. TRUST THE PATH.
It will all come together and make sense soon enough.
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With So Much Love, Respect and Gratitude,
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