A few weeks ago I realized that we never truly finished going over our Exceptional Life book. But then I figured that was because at that point, we didn’t need to. Today it presented itself to me. So now, I’d like to revisit the last bit, and share how Cheryl ended it.
She had spent time with Louise over the course of about a year or so, gathering stories and putting together their affirmations. The last time they got together they discussed death. At one point in her life, Louise was a companion and counselor for AIDS patients. Here is a letter she found from then, it was to a friend who was in hospice care,
Here are some thoughts I have about the perfectly normal, natural process of leaving the planet – a process we will all go through. The more peaceful we can be with this experience, the easier it will be. Here’s what I know:
We are always safe
It is only change
From the moment we are born we are preparing to be embraced by the Light once more
Position yourself for maximum peace
Angels surround you, they are guiding you each step of the way
However you choose to exit will be perfect for you
Everything will happen in the perfect time-space sequence
This is a time for joy and for rejoicing, you are on your way home
As we all are.”
Having this brought to my attention right now, this weekend, was massively symbolic. And also comforting. In the next few days I’ll be adding some of their affirmations at the bottom of each post. Until I either, get through all of them, or I just decide we’re done. (Or ya know, the Universe lets me know we’re done, same same.)
Today after a bit of erranding with my Hurricane (she found the cutest ON SALE shoes!), I took my bike someplace it had never been (and she went to visit her grandparents).
We went up three floors in the OverPark elevator to deliver a box of bullets to my son’s car (he’s at work). Let me just say, the pedal home, which is usually slower than the journey out, was actually NOT as tired feeling after I’d unloaded that carton from my shoulder bag.
Max enjoyed plenty of sleeping options last night. Emma was in the living room, Hanna the guest bed, and we were downstairs. He kind of moved around the entire house, gracing every single one of us with his Maximum presence. How lucky are we?!
And on our card altar today, that’s kind of the message as well. From the
Panther, Panda, Sloth, Orang-utan, Chameleon, and Red Squirrel.
These animals make their homes in warm, protective trees. With green, rustling foliage, these vital lungs of our world breathe out oxygen, inducing in arboreal messengers relaxation and sleep.
They counsel that your home should be your sanctuary, from which you may venture refreshed. Your home environment profoundly affects your wellbeing. If it is a stressful place, finally it becomes a prison from which you wish only to escape.
Arboreal creatures advise that if your home life is unhappy, due to friction in personal relationships, because you bring your work home with you, or because your surroundings are made uncongenial by noise or disagreeable neighbors, it is time for a change, no matter how radical.”
Consider the smallness of your needs and treasure what you possess.
Humankind gave Sloth this name, seeing in the apparent stillness of her neo-tropical rainforest life mere laziness, but Sloth is virtue incarnate: a perfectly balanced ecosystem.
Impregnable to predators, surrounded by nourishment, and bathed in sun, Sloth is proof to those much stronger and more active that she wants for nothing and wastes nothing. She counsels that you treasure that which surrounds you. Squander neither love nor material things, even if they are no longer new. Then, like Sloth, relax in true prosperity.”
This has been one of my absolute favorite beings for as long as I can remember. I love the low-stress, we-have-it-all attitude so very much. The message here is ideal as well, capturing this animal’s beauty, and essence so perfectly.
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
Today’s Foreign License Plate Report:
Michigan, New York (!!!), and a new (to me), absolutely adorably colored, New Mexico.
“Throughout The Day
I love my life.
I love this day.
Life loves me.
It is wonderful to feel the love in my heart.
Everything I do brings me joy.
Changing my thoughts is easy and comfortable.
It is a joy to speak to myself in kind and loving ways.
This is a glorious day, and every experience is a joyous adventure.”
I follow Christopher Moore on Twitter, and he just put up this link to an interview he recently did. This is one of my all time favorite writers, go read about him, even if his work is not familiar to you, it’s an interesting few moments.
(I know nothing about Jared’s blog though. But seriously, if he loves this author too, well, we clearly can’t be too far apart on most things.)