I have had many looking-glass experiences. I was in a drafting class in high school and was looking at the floor plans, when I suddenly had seen a future event. I put that aside for a while. Later I again had another experience with that. I saw someone’s past life relationship and saw that the souls had never grown. They had had the same roles in many life times. Neither of the souls had ever learned and grown.
In both of these of these situations, I was to meet both of these people around the same time. Both of these relationships, were in my life about the same time. Because I’d seen a future events in high school and had past life memories of this person. I kept this person at arm’s length and protected my heart as best I could. I then moved forward with a relationship with the other person. I knew that I was trying to help this soul move forward and become unstuck.
I eventually left this relationship. This time it did move that soul out of the pattern that they had been stuck in for centuries. I encountered another opportunity with the other person again. I even had a dream, where there was a conversation in the dream. Within a week or a month the exact scene in the dream played out. I remember thinking to myself, “What’s my line?” This ended up never going anywhere.
This was the a huge blessing, it gave me the opportunity to finally take the time to get to know myself. Many people flee from getting to know themselves. These are great opportunities to allow yourself to grow as a person. It makes you realize what you want and don’t know. These can be very nurturing experiences. Every person should take the time to have a relationship with themselves. Once you get to know yourself, there is no going back. It is a confidence builder.
I always find it interesting, that when you look at the friends in your life and then look at the family members you have. You suddenly start to see who is Aunt Lucy and who is Uncle Jo. It’s almost like the personalities are a match to your family members.
It starts to look like they were cast to play those roles. On some levels, I almost wonder if the souls of your family members aren’t also in those people that you know to be your friends. The friendship usually comes to an end when you finally realize who they remind you of. The funniest thing, is that some of them actually look like some of your family members. The similarities are uncanny. The mannerisms, its like they’ve studied the scripts in great detail. I know that in these relationships there is a lesson and an opportunity for each soul to grow.
At any given moment, one is the teacher and the other is the student. Sometimes both are the student and they just don’t know it. The Universe has an interesting way of allowing the soul to grow. It is patient, as it allows the lessons that need to be learned play out.
Lately I found myself pulling out some books that I truly cherish. I have been reading four books at once. Each one has something to offer me. I read a little from each book til I’m full of that book and then move to the next book. Sometimes I read them in a different order. Each book is feeding a part of my soul. No one book is more important than the rest. It is like being surrounded by supportive friends. Each has something delicious to share. Each has something to add.
It’s like having your favorite friends over and each person has brought something for the meal. That’s exactly what it feels like a meal. It is what sustains the soul to get through each day and face each challenge! To know that you are not alone. Others have gone before you and have faced similar challenges and taken their spin on the situation and either tried to kick the obstacle in their way or to think about another way of attack until they felt that they could over come the obstacle. Reflection is a very nice tool. It allows you to look at the past successes and failure objectively. Sometimes there was never a way to win the situation and it was a way to pull you back onto your path.
Sometimes because we are more seasoned, can recognize those battles that we can and can not win. Sometimes its a team effort and not a solo venture? Either way we learn something. It’s really about getting past all the drama and giving it your best and if your best isn’t good enough then that’s just too bad. This is not about pass/fail it’s about growth.
Each of these books is a strategy to help you rally your efforts to achieve and concur those obstacles in life!
One of the best ways that I have found to reduce stress is to turn the telephone off. Keep radios and TVs off and just enjoy complete quiet for an hour or more each day.
After a while, it becomes your oasis of ritual and you become resentful when even a moment of quiet has been sacrificed. It soothes the mind and the body and the soul. You start to feel all the stress fall away from you.
I like to light candles and incense to make the room feel warmer and more relaxing. I like to go into the kitchen and take those moments to think about what I’m going to prepare for a meal. I slowly gather the ingredients, slowly put the meal together and just enjoy the process of creating something that gives me pleasure.
If I feel like journaling, then I find the music that I want to create a nurturing experience for the writing process. It allows me to check out of the daily chaos of everyday life. It allows me an escape to a calmer place where I can just be – to create or relax at will.
These are some of the things that I do to reduce stress.