Today I do not have anything planned. Actually I did have plans to have brunch with a friend former coworker but she had to cancel at the last minute. Life happens. Although I was looking forward to socializing with her, I had a peace about the cancellation. It was as if I knew I needed to dedicate my day and time to some “spiritual me-time”.
I was also hoping to spend some quality time with my boyfriend before he goes on his boys trip next week to Vegas. This is an annual thing for him since his bestie lives in San Diego. It must suck to see your best friend annually so I like that he gets about 4-5 days a year to do manly things. He spends 99% of his free time with my feminine energy. Poor guy, ha ha! Unfortunately, he had to go into work today which happens from time to time unexpectedly. I felt a little pout coming when I found out, but then I felt a peace about that as well. Again, there was another sign that it was time for some “spiritual me-time”.
Then I think back to the feathers. Yesterday morning when I rolled over in bed there was a feather neatly placed at eye level. No mistaken that communication. Also this morning I simply opened my eyes and another feather was sitting at eye level on top of my comforter. Many believe when a feather is near an angel, spirit or guide is near. I did not believe it before. Now I have feathers at least twice per week on my path, in my car, in my bed and/or around my bed. Last month there were so many small feathers collected around my bed I had to pick them up so my cat wouldn’t eat then. Yet again here is a sign for some “spiritual me-time”.
After I had my morning coffee I decided to pick up a book I’ve been reading for the last month. The book is Second Sight by Judith Orloff, MD. This text has been such a blessing and a Godsend! Dr Orloff is a psychiatrist and an intuitive. In her book she eloquently describes her experience of accepting her intuitive gifts, honing her abilities and applying these abilities to her practice, personal life and research. It is amazing and refreshing. I recommend to those of you who have intuitive gifts, loved ones who are intuitives or believe you have these abilities. I’ve never read anything like it and it’s quite validating. Highly recommended!!!
A line the resonates loud and clear with me from Second Sight is “The bedrock of spirituality is to learn about love”. The statement is obvious yet not taken seriously in our culture. Typically when we think of spirituality we think of religion and denominations. I was raised in a nondenominational, fundamentalist Christian setting with rigid rules, traditions and expectations. Ironically, “nondenominational” but I won’t go there today. Although the word “love” had been thrown around. I never FELT it or sensed it in the interactions, tasks, responsibilities, etc. But when I read the line “The bedrock of spirituality is to learn about love” I really felt the LOVE from Dr Orloff and she doesn’t know me and I never seen her in my life.
Here is my message today and it may seem cliche: I am love. You are love. It is through our spiritual journey that we can make positive differences. The foundation and beginning of being a spiritual person is to learn about love, practice love and exude love. We are not all knowing. The more arrogant we are the less love is experienced and given. It is also through love that we can help, support and heal ourselves (and others). We all have the ability to love and let’s not take for granted what it can do for us, our families, our health, sanity and humanity. Judgment is not love. Criticism is not love. Jealousy is not love. Learn to love yourself first and everything you can about love and how to love.