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There have been many times in my life that I have felt lost, stressed out, and overwhelmed. The people, events and situations that have challenged me most, were the turning points for my greatest transitions. The most difficult ones have forever changed me. They taught me to become much stronger and far more resilient. I believe that it is possible to transform what I call a dark spot into your spiritual gift, a BrightSpot. Today, the positive path I live my life by, is what I call Living The BrightSpot Way. ™ I want to share that path with you.
It was the tragic suicide of my beautiful step-daughter Danielle, from alcoholism at the age of 33, that ultimately brought me to my knees. I had experienced more than my share of loss and disappointments. Her death was my tipping point. I was devastated. Grief counseling, personal therapy and the loving support of family and friends helped, but something was missing inside me. I searched but found no external remedy to fill my internal void. I had to find a way to empower myself at the saddest point in my life. I could be a victim of my life experiences or reclaim my own personal happiness. I made the decision to no longer suffer and my broken heart began to heal.
For years I had practiced Reiki on others. I began to apply it to myself. I had heard of the benefits of meditation. So I chose to incorporate it into my daily routine. I made self-care my priority, wearing lots of bright colors and taking long fragranced baths. I explored music and discovered a form of exercise I really enjoy called qigong. There was great comfort relaxing in nature, being with gentle horses and petting my cats. I had discoverd peace within myself by finding something to feel good about every day.
Danielle's traumatic death was the catalyst for my greatest personal growth & spiritual awakening. I learned to surrender to life just as it is. The package that had arrived wrapped in barbed wire, broke my heart wide open. It was through my heartbreak, I learned to forgive and to have compassion for myself and others.