In 2011 my Mother died. One year later, my job was eliminated and a month after that I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2013, I gave up unhealthy habits like alcohol, processed food, negative thoughts and negative people. After my own cancer treatment, and watching possibly every show airing on OWN, I emerged. Then, between January and April of 2014, four very important and determined people left my life. These four deaths in four months crystallized a message — surpassing these life challenges, I live my vivid life.
The message is that love matters. All love, self love, your love, my love. And even though we must stand alone at times, we are never alone. There is always a message, yet no guarantees, and the small stuff just doesn’t matter — at all. There are always unseen hands at work, and the synchronistic opportunity is present in each moment if we observe it. It is during the difficult times of deep reflection that we can hear the heartbeat of the Universe singing our song.
Love matters. Your soul’s mission matters, what you have to say matters and the impact you have on others matters. Life is about releasing, letting go, and loving each other, lifting one another up. Rising up from the ashes that are our own. This is what I know. It is in loving ourselves that we create the highest vibration possible and resonating in that vibration everything else is possible. It’s that big. Love matters.
I don’t have all the answers. I really don’t have any at all. I’m not sure what my journey has in store for me or what this road will bring. But I continue releasing, letting go, growing on toward greater, higher, and beautiful things. Our dreams are unfolding, waiting for us to be ready to receive, waiting to be birthed from our soul.
Each day is a gift perfectly orchestrated. The gift, when unwrapped, is a box full of choices. We are offered choices to listen, to wake, to love, to connect in this amazing world of patterns and possibility. Possibility speaks to us all the time. It speaks through you and me, and trees, and rivers, and mountains and through birds, and dogs and babies. Messages, connections, and signs are here to guide us on our journey. Stay awake, everything speaks. Everything has something to say.
My journey taught me that we don’t have to live our old story, we can create a new one —we can’t change our past, but we can choose our now. We are the dream come true — the impossible dream, the song waiting to be sung. We are one love, inspired and emerging from the outtakes of our successes and failures, longing to become the masterpiece.
So, be you! Be ALL of you. Have courage and hope. Use your voice to say what matters to you and be of service to others. Never give up — be the best you that you KNOW you are — now.