Stress-Less Living The BrightSpot Way ™ !
There have been many times in my life that I have felt lost and alone. Those dark times have taught me that it's always possible to transform every DarkSpot into a spiritual life lesson learned, a BrightSpot. The positive path I live my life by is what I call 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 have had more than my share of loss and disappointments, this left me feeling like a hollow bone, passionless for life and devoid of joy. Grief counseling, personal therapy and the loving support of family and friends helped, but something was missing inside me and I began to seek it.
I had to find a way to empower myself at the saddest point in my life. I had to decide to continue to suffer emotionally or to choose joy. I could become a
victim of my life experiences or claim my own personal happiness. When I made that crucial decision, my broken heart began to heal.
For years I had practiced Reiki on others, I began to apply it on myself. I had heard of the benefits of meditation, I chose to incorporate it into my daily routine. For the first time in my life, I made self-care my priority. I wore bright colors, took long fragranced baths, explored music and danced. I kept a personal journal and spent time in nature. These simple practices helped me to heal. I learned what it meant to begin to really love myself.
Danielle's traumatic death was the catalyst for the greatest personal shift within me. I surrendered to accept my life just as it is. I learned to appreciate the present moment, to find joy in all the simple things, and to find the good in every situation. I came to understand that even the darkest times have a lesson for my spiritual growth. That inherent in every DarkSpot, even Danielle's passing was a BrightSpot.
Now when I look in the mirror, I have no secrets from myself. My eyes and all my senses are opened wide to the beauty and mystery of life yet to be explored and embraced. I am able to notice the magical synchronicities around me, feathers appear on my path, number sequences have relevance. My intuitive guidance system, my intuition, has been awakened. Today, I don't need all the answers. I can trust and let life unfold. I can be authentic with myself and others, and in that knowing, I've found tremendous peace.
At first I wondered if I was going crazy? The truth is I had awakened to a new reality. No matter what is going on around me, I can choose to suffer emotional pain or to be happy. It's all how I view any situation. From a higher spiritual perspective it all makes sense to me now. The most wonderful part is that after years of questioning my purpose, it has found me. It has been inside of me all along. I am an empath. I’ve always loved to lessen the emotional suffering of others. I know now that I had to experience the process of self healing in order to be able to be of support to anyone else.
Only in retrospect can I understand how a tsunami of DarkSpots have transformed me from a human doing into a human being. Life has humbled me. Today, I can accept and appreciate that my heart break served to break my heart wide open. I judge others less and love them a lot more. With every heart break there has been healing for more compassion for myself and for others. I am ready to be of service. With Much Love, Marlena