Unwavering Belief

I was getting ready to do my work for the day when I received this message:

As you begin your work, hold onto the unwavering belief that you can make a difference in the lives of others.

So many times I am plagued by the belief that I am not that useful or that others are more useful than me. I can see that these are fear-based, ego driven ideas to keep me safe from the possibility of failing at trying to help others.

The Universe preemptively got me in a positive frame of mind this morning!

The Galactic Janitor

Today I had a really hard time training my nanny. It was like I have to train someone from the ground up. I came back from a grocery shopping trip with some canned artichokes and she asked me, “Can you tell me where to put these cans?”
“Where do you think you would put them?” I asked, hoping to see moments of brilliance.
“Er…maybe a good place to put them would be in the fridge?” She replied cautiously.
I think I just wanted to scream.

Later at night I decided to write my Dear Universe Journal and see what my strange mind comes up with:

Dear Universe,

May: I feel so frustrated with my new nanny. How does she not know that you don’t need to put cans in the fridge?
Answer: At least she is working. You just sit around and complain about her.
M: Who is this? (The frequency seem different this time) Who are you?
A: The commander of a Star Vehicle.
M: Why are you chiming in? (This is none of your business…)
A: You have a lot of work to do.
M: What kind of work?
A: Janitorial work.
M: WuuHhhAaaT!!!
A: People call it clearing or cleaning or whatever you do for others.
M: So what am I? Some kind of Galactic Janitor?
A: Yep!
M: Hey! Why can’t I be the commander and YOU come and do some Janitorial work? Huh? Are you smarter and more knowledgeable than me or something?
A: There are no levels and comparisons in this dimension. You CHOSE to be a Galactic Janitor, don’t Blame me!
M: Huh? Am I supposed to clean up after people?
A: You need to clean more than just people! You are not that hard working you know, where are your writing and meditations?
M: I’m cleaning all the time, 24/7, even when I sleep! Give me a break!
A: You can clean better, you need to be more detail oriented when you
M: The pay for a Janitor is not exactly high…
A: No levels remember? Galactic Janitors are very well paid.
M: And what currencies do you use huh? (Still feeling like a brat)
A: You get paid in L…O…V…E! It is the Universal Currency (UC)! It comes directly from the Source and not from your clients. That’s one thing most humans have not figured out yet…
M: What haven’t they figured out?
A: The money don’t always come from clients. They try to get paid in all the wrong ways and find love in all the wrong places. The best way out of the rat race is LOVE! Love that comes directly from Source. I can guarantee that there will be no glass ceiling on that!Pumpkin Carriage
M: Is there a currency exchange place where I can convert the Universal Currency to a locally accepted currency and method of payment?
A: The Universal Currency is accepted at all locations, dimensions, and beyond.
M: Forget about the Galactic Janitorial work, I just want to sit around and watch figure skating!
A: You will have plenty of chances to do THAT! Now get back to work Cinderella!
M: Oh Man!

I guess that is what happens when I complain.

Meeting the Birth Mother

I had a chance to sit down with Business and Marketing Consultant Aaron Cruikshank to talk about something dear to his heart. Aaron was adopted as a little baby. When he in his mid-30s, he began a quest to find his birth mother. This inspirational story allowed me to understand the internal turmoils that many adoptees have knowing that someone had given them up for adoption. In this inspirational video interview, Aaron spoke about the first time he met his birth mother and the one thing he wanted his birth mother to know. This was a emotional interview that brought both Aaron and I to tears:

I don’t have strong opinions about abortions but this interview made me think about all the amazing women out there who chose to bring life into the world even if they could not care for the baby and have the courage of giving their own babies up for adoption — giving people a chance to have a great life, to be useful to society, and to become amazing parents themselves. At the time of this writing, Aaron’s birth mom and parents are about to meet for the first time. This was a very beautiful story that came full circle in the end.

A Mother’s Fear

Forest FireAs my kids continue to gain a sense of the world around them and grow into the wonderful little people that they are, I realized that new challenges arise with my role as their mother. Recently, this conversation happened in the car with my 6 year old son Cedric.

Radio: The massive wild fire in the Northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray continues to rage out of control…destroying much of the city…
Cedric: Mommy, is there a big fire somewhere?
May: Yes, there is a big, massive fire.
Cedric: How big is the fire?
May: The entire city is on fire.
Cedric: I want to be a firefighter and help those people!

I really didn’t know what to say. The protective mother side of myself wished he didn’t really want to be a firefighter because being a firefighter is dangerous. Which mom would want her son throwing himself into danger? I did not encourage him or discourage him except to say “that there are many ways to help people, one of which is being a firefighter”.
At the same time, I also realized that this is a natural disaster that needs many courageous firefighters to protect the people and the most important structures such as the water treatment plant. I can’t figure out if mothers of military personnel and first responders feel about their child putting themselves into danger for a greater good. Would they be proud of their children’s service and dedication? Would they be worried about their safety?

For all the mothers out there, if your child choose to be a firefighter or other kinds of emergency first-responder, would you be worried or proud?

As for now, I have made a $100 donation to the Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal Fund. I hope you will consider making a donation to help these people who lost everything and now relying on our support to get through these hard times.

Lessons From a Sick Pet

Have you ever known someone who had a sick pet? Today I had a intuitive coaching session with a man who is going through a traumatic event of having a very sick pet. Rick’s family have had the loving company their dog Sam for over 10 years. Sam had fell ill with a health issue that would require him to go into surgery at the animal hospital. On top of having to deal with a sick pet, Rick had to deal with the financial pressure of coming up with the $4000 USD to pay for the surgery — money that he didn’t have. This left him with the choice of either finding the money he didn’t have or allow the vet to put his beloved dog Sam to sleep.

Rick had felt very guilty about agonizing over this due to a lack of funds. On one hand, this should be a no brainer, Sam is a part of the family and should be saved at all costs. One the other hand, what do you do when you don’t have the money? Rick felt guilty for even considering the lack of funding as an issue and he felt like a bad provider for his family because he didn’t make enough money or spent too much money. This must be a choice that many experienced pet owners have had to make. Do you spend thousands of dollars to save a pet or do you make the decision to end its life?

It was hard for Rick to chat with me and I offered Rick the possibility of ending our call to go support his beloved dog. I also offered the possibility of helping him connect to his spiritual guidance to see what can be done to help him and his dog in the best way possible. Rick agreed to the possibility of connecting to spiritual guidance. As we began the session, both Rick and I took a moment to quiet our breathing and focus on our breath. Suddenly, the phone call cut off for no reason. Rick did not touch his phone and I didn’t touch mine. I felt nervous, was this a sign that we should not do the session? It was true that Rick was in a bad emotional state and I wondered if this would interfere with his ability to connect to his own spiritual guidance. I also felt pressed for time, previously a session to help a someone connect to spiritual guidance can take anywhere from 90 minutes to 5 hours. Luckily for us, Rick had already experienced a session with me where he was able to connect to his own spiritual guidance / inner wisdom. As I was tuning into the space, I also felt a sense of doubt, perhaps a lost of faith given the severity of Sam’s health. If I was being perfectly honest and authentic, I also had my doubts about whether Rick can get what he needed from our time together.

Rick connected to his inner wisdom easily and effortlessly. The first message Rick got from his spiritual guidance was “No matter what happens, everything is perfect and that there is a lesson to be learned. This does not make him a bad person…The lesson he needed to learn was that nothing is more important than family, love, and fellowship.” 

During the session, I received some intuition that I could guide Rick to speak to the spirit of his dog who was about to go into surgery. When Rick connected with the spirit of his dog, he said that Sam’s spirit was shown in the form of a lion. When I asked if Sam’s spirit had something to share with Rick, Rick conveyed this message from Sam, “He wants everyone to know that he loves us and that he feels loved and welcomed by us. He needs to know that he is not a burden on us. This is an opportunity for the family to learn that LOVE is what is truly important right now.”

Rick was able to get further assurances that his family will not be financially ruined by choosing to save Sam and that Rick can find ways of financially supporting his family and his dog. He ended the session feeling calm and relaxed despite the fact that he was still having to deal with the health crisis of his dog and other stressful things associated with his work.

I learned a lot from this session. I admit that I had my doubts on whether Rick can connect successfully to spiritual guidance when he was emotionally upset and stressed. The Universe had shown me that not only was Rick able to connect to his inner wisdom, he connected and got all the support he needed within a short time span of 20 minutes. I realized that no matter how stressful a situation may be, we have the ability to move through challenging experiences with a sense of ease and purpose. We can choose to see possibility instead of fear. We can choose to accept and learn the lessons that are presented to us. The ability to choose possibilities and love in the mists of an emotional storm is an amazing gift to have, especially for people who need to deal with constantly stressful situations. It is a different perspective, one that brings love and insight in the face of chaos.

This leaves me wondering, what if people can see love and possibilities in every challenging situation? Would it be possible for to bring more peace and harmony to our planet if people can choose to view their challenges as lessons they could learn about themselves and how they can best serve others? Will this encourage people to choose love rather than fear?

What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.