Recently I experienced a breaking point, a spiritual unfoldment. I was definitely challenged to the depth of my soul.
My father was diagnosed with cancer. We made a plan to bring him closer to myself and my siblings, so we could support his treatment while giving our mother a safe haven from worry and caregiving. Then, suddenly he was on his death bed and died before any of us could catch our breath.
The entire experience challenged all areas of my life, as if a cruel teacher wanted to put me through the toughest test just to prove a point or to awaken me to a new level of clarity. The entire experience has been difficult and exhausting. The nagging truth that nothing will ever bring my cherished father back from the dead, deeply bruises and injures the heart and soul. Yet through this indescribably difficult time of grief, an opportunity to rise above and move past my own misery has shed new light toward new levels of understanding, strength and determination I can offer to others.
For the hundreds, if not thousands of clients whom I have had the privilege to work with, I find I now have direct empathy, which seems to magnify my spiritual gifts and angelic communication. On some unmeasured plane, I find my gifts have taken a leap, or rather an ascension. Through the intensity of grief, there is a limelight as I work with others whom too are searching for answers in unknown realms.
As for improved strength and determination, I find this experience -did not break me. Somehow, as all of us experience in our own time, we remain basically where our dearly departed have left us. We go on, forever changed internally with new appreciation for what was and determined to persevere. I am certain the healing and grief will continue to unfold and ebb and flow with the intensity of a storm, for I have discovered grief is traitorous path.
If you find yourself rattled by death, please reach for help and lots of hugs. I have found that even with my many strategies for dealing with difficult circumstances, the best help is in the arms of those who love us dearly, unconditionally and show up to help us cope.
All my love,
Maria Peth PhD – Angel Decoding Communicator, Social Psychologist, Life Coach. Join us in Sedona this spring for A Soulful Journey, Retreat in Sedona, AZ!
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