How I trust my life's path no matter what happens

Dear Everyone,     Happy New Year!  This time of year has so much hope. We are open to a clean slate; open to the possibilities that lay ahead.     Some years we ask a lot of questions.  Some years we receive the answers.  Some years we ask questions and receive answers all in the same year.     In  my last newsletter , I wrote about trusting the unfolding of your life.     In this newsletter, I want to delve a little deeper into that. I want to  share with you what I mean when I trust my own life’s process.     When the going is good, I feel it. I know it’s a result of my personal  work, such as my meditations, prayers, visualizations, high vibrations.     That part is easy.     But what happens when all of a sudden the going is not so good? How can I continue to trust my path?     For me, the answer boils down to this:  I never veer off my connection with life . I am always connected .  By remaining connected, I can trust that whatever has been placed  before me is part of the process; a part of the unfolding of my life.     What does this mean?     It means not a day goes by that I do not connect myself to the formless  energy of life. This connection comes in the form of meditation and  prayer. Even if I’m traveling and am completely out of sync with my  normal routine, I make sure to get at least five minutes of meditation  in.     For me, meditation is not only a connection with myself, but it is also a  connection to life as a whole. The formless energy I {we} tap into  during my {our} meditation is the same formless energy that is the  foundation for all of life, running through the universe.     So no matter what, I don’t skip out on that connection. Even if it’s for  a few minutes each day. For me, this connection is part of my life  force.     When I connect to life, I know that life will make the connection back.  Life is actually waiting to make this connection with every human on this planet.  But because of our free will, not everyone makes time for this connection, or is sporadic about making the connection.     For me, this connection is one of the most important connections in my existence. So I never lose my commitment and dedication.     Soooo….     With this said, I know that life has my back. I know life makes the  connection back with me. We have a relationship. And I know that life is  here to help me reach my potential.     And sometimes the way life makes me reach my potential is to have me go  through a period of darkness. The irony is through these periods of  darkness is when we release old personal shells and expand into newer  versions of ourselves.     It’s like leaving the cocoon of the old, and emerging as a butterfly.     This knowing also allows me to trust the process during dark periods.     Does this mean I do not feel the pain?     No, I actually go through all the emotions, including pain.     But through it all, I keep telling myself I will come out of the  difficult period as a better version of myself. Sometimes the difficulty  is just that – very difficult. And as a result, my faith in my future  self becomes small. But no matter the size, I never lose sight of what  is to come.     Even if my faith shrinks to the size of a mustard seed, I never lose it.     With some events, my mind really tries to take control. It really tries  to grasp on and not let me see any positivity. But I don’t give up. I  continue to bring myself to the present moment. I continue to use all  the tools I know to take control of my mind, instead of my mind taking  control of me.     It’s not always easy. In fact, it can be grueling at times.     But without fail, each time a dark period passes, I come into so much  more light and love and connection with life than I had in the past.     It’s a weird cycle.     And I ride it out.     Some years I’ll cruise through without any difficulties. Last year, I  was handed three extremely difficult situations to maneuver through.     But because I know this is the way life operates sometimes, I can trust it.     And the tools of spirituality quicken the dark period.     Had I not known all that I know when it comes to dealing with life, I  may still be in the middle of the dark periods of last year. But my  tools quickened the process, helped me come to the light much faster.     Understanding spirituality is a gift.  Meditation is a gift.  Personal development is a gift.     Life would be very stagnant if we cruised through it each year. I don’t  ask for difficult periods. No one does. But I’ve come to understand them  by taking a bird’s eye view of them when the storms roll in.     As this new year gets under way, my wish for you is to deepen your  connection to your path of personal development. Meditate a little more.  Take a workshop. Go on a retreat. Read more books and articles.     No amount of time or money you will expend on the above resources will become wasted.       The most important investment you will ever make is the one into yourself.        And please know I’m always here for you. I share the journey of life with you, with all my heart.     Is there a topic you’d like me to cover in upcoming newsletters? Let me know. Send me an  email . Or simply reply to this newsletter.     I wish you a wonderful year.     And please stay connected with life. Your connection will allow you to  trust your path. If you get shaken and stirred, while remaining  connected to life, know that you are being shaken and stirred for a  reason.     Go with it.  Trust the process.  Trust in life.      If you know of anyone who could benefit from the message of this newsletter, please share it with them.      With Gratitude,     Michelle      

Dear Everyone,
 
Happy New Year!
This time of year has so much hope. We are open to a clean slate; open to the possibilities that lay ahead.
 
Some years we ask a lot of questions.
Some years we receive the answers.
Some years we ask questions and receive answers all in the same year.
 
In my last newsletter, I wrote about trusting the unfolding of your life.
 
In this newsletter, I want to delve a little deeper into that. I want to share with you what I mean when I trust my own life’s process.
 
When the going is good, I feel it. I know it’s a result of my personal work, such as my meditations, prayers, visualizations, high vibrations.
 
That part is easy.
 
But what happens when all of a sudden the going is not so good? How can I continue to trust my path?
 
For me, the answer boils down to this:
I never veer off my connection with life. I am always connected. By remaining connected, I can trust that whatever has been placed before me is part of the process; a part of the unfolding of my life.
 
What does this mean?
 
It means not a day goes by that I do not connect myself to the formless energy of life. This connection comes in the form of meditation and prayer. Even if I’m traveling and am completely out of sync with my normal routine, I make sure to get at least five minutes of meditation in.
 
For me, meditation is not only a connection with myself, but it is also a connection to life as a whole. The formless energy I {we} tap into during my {our} meditation is the same formless energy that is the foundation for all of life, running through the universe.
 
So no matter what, I don’t skip out on that connection. Even if it’s for a few minutes each day. For me, this connection is part of my life force.
 
When I connect to life, I know that life will make the connection back.
Life is actually waiting to make this connection with every human on this planet.
But because of our free will, not everyone makes time for this connection, or is sporadic about making the connection.
 
For me, this connection is one of the most important connections in my existence. So I never lose my commitment and dedication.
 
Soooo….
 
With this said, I know that life has my back. I know life makes the connection back with me. We have a relationship. And I know that life is here to help me reach my potential.
 
And sometimes the way life makes me reach my potential is to have me go through a period of darkness. The irony is through these periods of darkness is when we release old personal shells and expand into newer versions of ourselves.
 
It’s like leaving the cocoon of the old, and emerging as a butterfly.
 
This knowing also allows me to trust the process during dark periods.
 
Does this mean I do not feel the pain?
 
No, I actually go through all the emotions, including pain.
 
But through it all, I keep telling myself I will come out of the difficult period as a better version of myself. Sometimes the difficulty is just that – very difficult. And as a result, my faith in my future self becomes small. But no matter the size, I never lose sight of what is to come.
 
Even if my faith shrinks to the size of a mustard seed, I never lose it.
 
With some events, my mind really tries to take control. It really tries to grasp on and not let me see any positivity. But I don’t give up. I continue to bring myself to the present moment. I continue to use all the tools I know to take control of my mind, instead of my mind taking control of me.
 
It’s not always easy. In fact, it can be grueling at times.
 
But without fail, each time a dark period passes, I come into so much more light and love and connection with life than I had in the past.
 
It’s a weird cycle.
 
And I ride it out.
 
Some years I’ll cruise through without any difficulties. Last year, I was handed three extremely difficult situations to maneuver through.
 
But because I know this is the way life operates sometimes, I can trust it.
 
And the tools of spirituality quicken the dark period.
 
Had I not known all that I know when it comes to dealing with life, I may still be in the middle of the dark periods of last year. But my tools quickened the process, helped me come to the light much faster.
 
Understanding spirituality is a gift.
Meditation is a gift.
Personal development is a gift.
 
Life would be very stagnant if we cruised through it each year. I don’t ask for difficult periods. No one does. But I’ve come to understand them by taking a bird’s eye view of them when the storms roll in.
 
As this new year gets under way, my wish for you is to deepen your connection to your path of personal development. Meditate a little more. Take a workshop. Go on a retreat. Read more books and articles.
 
No amount of time or money you will expend on the above resources will become wasted.
 
The most important investment you will ever make is the one into yourself.
 
And please know I’m always here for you. I share the journey of life with you, with all my heart.
 
Is there a topic you’d like me to cover in upcoming newsletters? Let me know. Send me an email. Or simply reply to this newsletter.
 
I wish you a wonderful year.
 
And please stay connected with life. Your connection will allow you to trust your path. If you get shaken and stirred, while remaining connected to life, know that you are being shaken and stirred for a reason.
 
Go with it.
Trust the process.
Trust in life.
 
If you know of anyone who could benefit from the message of this newsletter, please share it with them.
 
With Gratitude,
 
Michelle