Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finding Peace

Being medically intuitive has helped me learn not only about the energy causes of disease but about the challenges we face in healing ourselves. Of great significance to me was the realization that "healing" does not always mean that the physical body recovers from an illness. Healing can also mean that one's spirit has released long-held fears and negative thoughts toward oneself or others.

Caroline Myss, PH.D., Anatomy of the Spirit

A large cultural anomaly I am faced with on an hourly basis is the presence of great amounts of noise. Whether it be church bells, flare guns, hours of drumming, blaring megaphones, street dogs, or the thousands of other sounds that vibrate my being, I am coming to accept that Mexico is simply a noisy locale. Add to that my Italian family, 3 puppies, and construction from 8 am to 6 pm 5 days a week, and you have a place where silence is a rarity. All this withstanding, I have found more inner peace in the last few months than in the rest of my perfectly quiet existence. Every day that passes, I become more in tune with my spirit and through reading and listening, I am learning that though I can't control the external noises, I can calm my inner voice and regulate my reaction.

Until recently, I have made most, if not all of my decisions out of fear and self doubt. I have lived with many strong personalities who I let sway me in one direction or another. I have held onto years of negativity stemming from teachers, friends, family, and myself. I have limited my own opportunities by being tenuous and cynical. Though I have many queries about why I made certain decisions, I am coming to see that all of my encounters, good and bad, have led me here.

In reading about Ayurvedic practices, spiritual healers, and the Law of Attraction, I am seeing the enormous value in allowing others to do that which pleases them and allowing myself to do what makes me happy. Though the practice of this concept is extensively more difficult than the thought of it, I feel that being conscious of it's merits is the first and very important step to attaining a long, prosperous, and peaceful existence.

I am that which I am and I am willing to allow others to be that which they are.

1 comment:

  1. You are such a wonderful writer! I am grateful I can keep up with your life through your blog and fb. Thinking of you and your soon-to-arrive little one!