"We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of the Universe that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson



Artist:  Stephen Alvarez

When I began to write about Grief and the Law of Attraction, I anticipated a few paragraphs would appear on the page not 4000+ words! But this very magic is one of the reasons I love the process of writing.  It’s taken me years, but now I know to get out of my own way and allow imagination to fuse with creative expression.  When you release resistance and “ride the wave” it often manifests in the most unexpected flow of images, ideas, solutions and relief.  What shows up on the page or the canvas or from the block of marble or in the mind and body is mystical, magical alchemy of our Spirit-Source-Self in the process of transformation.  Abraham-Hicks describes it this way,

We want you to get your hands in the clay of your life, and we want you to like molding the clay.  We don’t want it to be about getting to the result; we want it to be about the process of alignment.  We want it to be about the Energy in your belly.  We want it to be about the emotion that you can improve.  We want it to be about you then recognizing the evidence that comes to you because you did improve the emotion.”

The 13th Century Sufi mystic, Rumi, wrote a poem that speaks of this journey.  Learning to fully process grief and “let it go” remains one of my life’s most challenging assignments.   Yet, I know this:  By cocooning grief in compassion and gratitude, we open the higher portals of understanding and emotional intelligence.  I believe, to my core, the emotional experience of being human has been sent as a guide from beyond.  Inevitably, at many points in our lives, we find Grief to be an unexpected visitor in our Guest House. 


This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor

Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of it’s furniture
Still, treat each guest honorably
He may be clearing you out
For some new delight

The dark thought, the shame, the malice
Meet them at the door laughing
And invite them in

Be grateful for whoever comes
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond

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