My mind has been blown reading the following books, A Course in Miracles, May Cause Miracles, and The Universe Has Your Back while peppering in a little of The Tapping Solutionfor the last month. I feel awesome! I am on a high, a spiritual high. Miracles are a given. However, my ego thinks it is my amigo by instilling some serious fear that this spiritual high must come to an end soon. "After all, you are having surgery today," says my ego, "You are surely going to fall into a miserable depression." Thank goodness I have some pretty cool tools to tell my ego to f' off. I got this. After all, I am kind of a pro at this surgery thing.
Some of you may know I had hammer toe surgery last year, a year after I broke my ankle and had ankle surgery. A lot of feet stuff right? My root chakra has seriously given me a run for my money, which has allowed me the opportunity to do a lot of spiritual work and growth. Interesting how the universe works. My poor fourth toe on each foot did not recover well, and I have been in chronic pain an entire year which in normal circumstances would hold a person back. But for me, I credit the issues with my feet for this wonderful life I have today. As Gabby Bernstein says, "Obstacles are detours in the right direction." Needless to say, after months of trying new things; wrapping my toes in five different ways, icing and two bouts of steroid shots with the last shot injected into the bend on the bone on my fourth toe, ( Holy shit, that hurt ) my doctor has decided on reconstructive hammer toe surgery. I have bone sparring pretty bad, which we hope is the cause of this throbbing and stabbing pain. I also have neuroma, which is nerve damage.
"Obstacles are detours in the right direction."
What helps me get through this seemingly frustrating situation? Belief, gratitude, love, and a willingness to see this situation differently. Sure it hasn't been easy dealing with this pain, and I have been frustrated a time or two, but man I have been protected and guided in the most profound ways in the last year. My life has done an 180, and I credit this miraculous change to a shift in my perception. ( I have to add right here, as I am typing this blog at the coffee shop, a stranger just walked past me and said, "Must be a good story, you're smiling!") Here are some of the things I have received because of this "obstacle:"
* The gift of time. Due to my time off of work, I have been able to read about ten spiritual books, take the Hay House Online Writer's Course, re-take the Certified Angel Card Reader Course, attend Spirit Junkie Masterclass, work on my fourth step in Alanon, write my memoir and of course, build my social media platform. That's a lot!
*Start a business. Through building my platform for my book, I found a love for social media. I have a Social Media Coaching business for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. I have helped many like minded individuals shine their light with authenticity and love. What a gift. By the way, I am still offering gratitude pricing on social media coaching sessions at $15 off until October 31st. You can pay now and book in November, no problem. bit.ly/SocialMediaMagician
*Learning the art of surrendering. You never graduate from surrendering. My God Box or Angel Box (see picture below) is the busiest box in town. This is progress, not perfection. I have been gentle with myself in this process. Sometimes surrendering one time is not enough.
*Some new friendships in the form of Earth Angels. Big shout out to my angel sisters and brothers that I have met through Social Media and the Spirit Junkie community. I would name them, but seriously I am so blessed with the abundance of love I have received from what most would call a stranger, that I would feel horrible if I left anyone out.
*Angel Connection. I feel my angels around me every day. These feelings have grown through my spiritual work, clearing of my energy and willingness to see love in everything. Oh, and since I have quit caffeine, my ability to connect to the divine is fierce. Because of all of this, I can help people all over with messages of guidance from their angels. (Another shameless plug, it is my blog after all! Email Angel Card Readings are on gratitude pricing from $20 to $15 until October 31st! You can pay in advance, and we can do the reading in November too!)
Something that I keep reciting from May Cause Miracles, is "I choose to see this differently, I choose to see love." This has been beyond helpful as I cope through this time of change, transition and medical conditions. It allows me to stay on this spiritual high. There are no accidents. Having all these issues with my feet, I am a Pisces after all, has brought me to my knees. I am witnessing where I made some bad choices, allowed my ego to take me out and succumbed to some serious low vibes. But, through reading some of these great books that some pretty fantastic spiritual teachers have written, I have learned about the Holy Instant, having a choice to choose again and miracles are open to me if I choose to see things with love. Wish me some healing vibes today! I know in my heart that because of the work I have done, my body is ready to put these foot issues to rest. And, that my friends, would be a true miracle.
“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”