Healing, Inspiration, Self-Love, Spirituality

We are Grieving and It’s Okay.

My husband and I sat down to watch Netflix. Last Tuesday, our kids were finally in bed and we were having a chance to connect and talk about how we are feeling about all the things that are happening in our world, and in our personal life. We live in Massachusetts. The schools closed on Thursday March 12, 2020. As everything was happening I was feeling fearful, worried. I couldn’t get my mind around what was going on. I worried about my kids, and wanting to make sure they were safe. I worried about my parents and their well-being. I worried. Plain and simple I was laced in anxiety. I tried my best to keep myself busy and distracted. But my body kept holding the fear. And I got tired from it…

How have you been?

Days went by, and on this particular Tuesday night that my husband and I were talking we expressed how life felt completely unhinged, upside-down. He asked, “Are you still feeling fear?” And I said, “Not as much, I think I’m just really sad. But it’s more than sadness. I think what we are feeling is GRIEF.” And he said, “Yes, I think you are right.” Grief, hu? Yes, grief. Today my 10 year old son asked me why he feels this weird feeling inside himself? And I asked him to tell me about it. Then I said, “You are feeling grief.” We talked about how we felt when our Dog died unexpectedly from a heart attack this past summer. He said, “Well, it’s not exactly like that kind of hurt.” And I shared, well no it’s not. We loved him. That’s a different kind of grief. But what we felt then is still a bit like what we are feeling now. We are feeling an unxpected loss. We have lost what “feeling normal,” feels like. We miss our friends, our activities, our freedom to go about our town, and to travel and look forward to things. We miss the life that we used to have. I imagine we all do. In fact, if you are feeling grief, it might not just be coming from within you. It is also coming from the vibration of the world. Because we are all interconnected, we all feel each other’s grief; the world’s vibration carries grief right now. And since most of us have more time to sit and reflect and be aware of our thoughts our bodies are actually telling us what we are feeling and holding inside ourselves. So we notice our feelings even more.

How are you doing?

So now what? How do you tend to your grief? You recognize and give yourself permission to feel this grief; you feel the sadness, fear, discomfort, etc. Don’t dismiss it. You do what you need to do to love yourself through this. Imagine what you’d do for a grieving family member or best friend. And do this same thing for yourself. Offer yourself compassion: “It’s okay to be feeling this.” I’ve been sitting with my grief these days. And working at tending to myself. I find that writing has been a place for me to release some of the sadness I feel. Writing this post is helping me right now. It gives me a place to feel connected. All of us being here together is healing. I imagine many of you are finding ways to release your feelings too. If not, do something out of the ordinary for yourself and be creative. If you can, go outside and listen to birds singing or notice something you haven’t before.

What are you doing to tend to yourself?

Be gentle with yourself. Know that it is okay to feel what you do. It is okay to grieve. It is okay to be you. You are created with divine design. You are formed from LOVE.


And as you go about your day. Offer yourself love. Offer someone you care for some love. And let your love heal you, and as you do this your love will help change the vibration of the world…

And you will begin to heal. We will all begin to heal together.

Blessings of healing and kindness upon you, Erin

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Author’s Note:
***We all have different reactions of how to handle what we are feeling. And my professional experience as a hospital Chaplain, has taught me each of us grieve differently. So we each have to work at accepting our friends and family with love and being supportive to each other as we are grieving. Even if the way you grieve is different from your partner’s, parent’s, friend’s etc. way of grieving. We all need each other right now. So supporting one another is deeply important to our healing.

Healing, Inspiration, Prayer, Spirituality

Be Kind to Yourself: A Blessing of Self Love

These are hard days. I find myself getting weary as the evening falls upon us. The days are filled with daylight and busyness with my children. They are good distractions from the internal story I hold. But when evening comes, my mind quiets and I begin to feel all the confusion my body is holding. The confusion that wonders, how is all this real? This virus has altered life so suddenly. ..

How are you?

There was no way to prepare for how this would feel and there is no playbook to tell us how we will feel tomorrow and the next day; the only thing you can do is feel what is inside yourself at any given moment. And whatever you feel is okay. It’s real. .

You are not alone. I’m right here with you feeling it too. Each of us is right here with you, feeling it too. So be kind to yourself, and allow yourself to feel. You are amazing!

And I honor you for your honesty of being you. I honor the divinity of you.

~Namaste🦋

How are you doing today?

I hold space for you. We all hold space for you.

.

Blessings upon you & all that you hold & feel, Erin

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Blessing, Healing, Healing Prayer, Health, Prayer, Spirituality

Prayer for Healing: A Healing Prayer for You

Prayers for Healing Coronavirus

O, Gracious Spirit of Divine Love,
Hear the prayers of our hearts.
May you bless our bodies with healing and strength,
as we take each breath,
so that our lungs are filled with peace,
a peace that moves through our bodies
releasing us from anxiety, worry and fear.
Please shine your light of hope upon our hearts and minds
so as we sit inside our homes
we become inspired to express ourselves
in new and creative ways
ways that bless the world with healing,
a healing that comes from the light in our hearts
that are filled with your love.

May we remember that we are never alone in our every days,
for You are always with us.
You are in the opening of each new flower,
in the song of every bird;
you are in the smile of every child,
in the care of every person’s hands;
you are in the melody of the wind,
in the rising and the setting sun;
you are in the flickers of the night’s stars,
and in the light of the moon.

Please help us, Spirit of Divine Love,
by blessing our world with your love,
your protection,
your guiding heart of wisdom,
and your grace.
And forever and ever have mercy upon us.
Thank you for your astounding Love.
Amen.

Blessings of healing to you, Erin

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Healing, Inspiration, Spirituality

Change your vibration and heal the world

For a good few minutes, I forgot about what was happening in the world and felt like me. It happens from time to time, usually when I let my nervous system go off high alert, and I watch T.V. covered with a warm blanket over my lap, drifting off into the world on the show, forgetting my own. But of course the waking up happens, and my nerves go back into shock, and I realize I’m not dreaming. This kind of waking and sleeping of my body is so confusing. Nightmares are supposed to be dreams and real life is supposed to feel “normal” and safe, right?

I was watching “The Flash” Season 2 with my husband. Barry Allen is in battle with Metahumans from Earth 2. They have come to cause havoc on our earth. And of course The Flash and his team have to figure out how to conquer them. They realize that these Metahumans vibrate on a different frequency than humans on our earth do. Barry’s team realizes they need to create a sound that confuses their nervous systems and then the Metahumans no longer can cause harm. And as I watched this it dawned on me how this is the story we are living right now.  We are sitting here in our homes on our Earth and The Virus* has come to cause havoc. And it vibrates at a different frequency than people do. It’s frequency is void of LOVE, it is of something else. It is causing more than just fear and anxiety, it is causing us to be separate from each other. It is taking from our way of life. It is shutting down the places we go for fun, taking from our earnings, isolating us—the things that are opposite to our humanness. And as The Virus does this it is changing the vibration in the earth and in us. And thus, we need to go beyond protecting ourselves and fight back in full force with our hearts. We need to LOVE Greatly; we need to open our hearts in a profound way. We need to take all the love that we have inside ourselves…that deep love we have for our children, our pets, our families, that LOVE that is the divine creation of us, and we need to open ourselves in multitudes, beaming that love straight from our hearts into the world, into the universe. Then when This Virus comes floating by it no longer can find us because our frequency has changed. And then we win.

But winning is more than just conquering The Virus. It’s an awakening in ourselves to our true essence. Just imagine when we conquer the fear and anxiety that consumes so many of us, and walk out our doors to reconnect with one another with love deeply shining from our hearts how incredible life will be. I can feel it. Can you? And when we awaken and find each other shining our Love and light intentionally out into the world we will discover nothing can really harm us; and a great healing will happen. You can change the vibration of the earth; you are a force of love and a spirit of hope at work in the world.

So take some intentional time out of your day and open your heart into the world. Let love beam from you in whatever way feels natural to you: a prayer, a song, a dance, words on paper, meditation, art or anything else. Imagine this world of ours full of your love and full of the love of each person. Pretty awesome, hu?

Blessings upon you now & always, Erin.

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*The Coronavirus 2020.

Healing, Prayer

Prayer for Our World

Prayer for Our World

God, please hear us, listen to the cries of our hearts.
We are afraid & uncertain of the world we live in right now.
Please help us God.
Please hear our prayers.
We need you to come to the earth & heal us.
We need you close to us.
Please bless all who are suffering.
Bless the dying.
Bless all who are hurting & grieving.
Please be with those who are lonely & frightened.
Bless all the caregivers.
God, please shine
your healing light upon us,
embrace us in your protection,
lift our burdens,
& bestow your mercy upon us.
Amen.

Blessings upon you now & always, Erin.

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Blessing, Healing, Inspiration, Self-Love, Spirituality

A Blessing of Healing for Yourself

Look inside yourself,
the place where Love lives
the Love that makes you feel bigger than yourself,
(like Love for your children, your spouse, your pets etc.)
the Love that makes you feel alive,
the Love that makes you feel whole…

Feel this Love:

Let it flow from you
just as it does each time  you share it,
but this time stop it before it leaves
and turn it towards yourself,
filling all the places within you:
your cells, your heart, your skin, your mind & soul
with your own powerful Love.

Let this Love you give to others
be the Love you give yourself.

Blessing of Healing for Yourself
Feel this Love:


Hold the frightened one

the grieving one,
the hurting one,
and tell them gently
what you need to hear,
and let yourself scream,
let out your cries,
curl up and hold yourself in your arms,
all the while Loving Yourself with this great love from within you.

Feel this Love:

Send all of your Love to You.
the same kind of Love
that the sun offers the Earth
as it rises in the morning,
embracing everyone, and everything with its light
beaming hope upon you
and awakening your body, mind and soul to their
Healing Power.

Blessings, Erin

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Blessing, Healing, Prayer

Prayer for Australia

Prayer for Australia 2020

Bless you, Mother Earth…

The Earth gives you her breath
She fills your body with peace
and opens your heart to Life
She is there when you open your lungs for the first time
as you cry out,
she gives you voice,
and then you are held in love
by those who witness your birth.

Our Earth is weeping right now,
she needs you to hold her in your love.
She’s struggling to breathe
and her children,
the creatures of the earth are hurting,
their little voices are being silenced.
They need your healing.

Surrender,
Lay your hands upon the ground,
Raise your eyes to the skies
Breathe
Send out your breath of powerful Love.
Close your eyes
and see the light shining inside of you
the light that shines in your soul,
this is your gift of divine Love
Send this prayer of yourself
out into creation.

Mother Earth,
we hear you,
we see you,
we feel your pain.
We LOVE you.
You are our life force
and we have not forgotten you.

Amen.

Blessings to you,
and especially on the peoples, creatures and land of Australia,
Erin

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Self-Love, Spirituality

Listen to the Whispers in Your Heart

Happy New Year!

As you awaken to a new decade of your life, my hope for you is that you may more fully discover yourself and love yourself more deeply.

New Years Blessing 2020

You have whispers in your heart,
They call to you,
LISTEN…
they are the messages of LOVE,
the echoes of your creation,
reminding you
of who you truly are.
BE STILL.
Wait.
You feel yourself connecting
reaching,
being held by this LOVE
The LOVE that formed you
birthed you into creation,
This LOVE is the Eternal,
it is the light of divine imagination
dwelling inside you
It beams from you and unites you
with the light of others,
Interconnected
throughout all eternity.
Embrace these whispers
for they are LOVE speaking to you.
Allow this LOVE
to be with you,
to hold you
to carry you
to guide you
and awaken you
to Yourself.

Blessings,
Erin

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Blessing, Healing, Poetry, Prayer, Spirituality

Reach into the Beyond

When you are weary

there is always a prayer

deep inside your body

that Love hears even when you can’t call out

and ask for Mercy.

She moves through you

Lightening the load you carry,

 calming you.

Love whispers,

“Be still.”

She becomes your breath.

and you hear,

   “My Beloved Child,

                                             Lift your heart into the treesTree Light for Blog

                                                            Keep Rising higher

‘till your soul touches the curve of the sky.

When you can transcend no further

                                            Open your arms wide

and reach into the Beyond

‘till you touch the Light

upon your fingertips.

Inhale

the LOVE of this LIGHT

Feel

all that is Divine

radiating from your soul.

Exhale.

Release this LOVE

into the Universe

and gently place your toes

upon the green grass.”

Now you are free, my Beloved.

Blessings of Light & Love Around you and with you Always, Erin

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Inspiration, Poetry, Spirituality

Love Came Knocking One Stormy Night

Love came knocking one stormy night
I answered, “Can’t you see I’m busy?”
The house is a mess,
There’s clutter everywhere.
I need to get the kids to bed,
And the animals need to be fed.
My husband’s shirts need to be cleaned
I’m really trying not to be mean.
Love said, “No problem.”
“I’ll talk to you soon.”
I said, good-bye and closed the door.
I breathed in a sigh of relief.
No expectations
No worries or fear
Of what Love might say about my disheveled life
She was gone.

But then the thunder rumbled and the house shook.
And everything came tumbling to the floor.
My eyes filled with tears
And I yelled, “Why?!”
“Don’t you see how hard I try?
I try to keep everything perfect,
And I always seem to fail.
Nothing’s ever in the right place
And now this?
It’s too much for me to do.

So I tried to run out the door,
but the storm blew me back inside.
I fell upon my clutter and began to cry.
And the cascading waterfalls flooded the room.
I had to come up for air.
So I swam as hard as I could
[To just get my head above the surface].

Then air.
Pause.
Deep Inhale.
Breathe.

And then it struck me,
Oh why was I so stuck inside my head?
How could I be so worried about my life
that I could leave Love outside for the night?
“I’m sorry,” I yelled!
I’m so sorry I didn’t want you here.
I’m sorry my life is so full of fear.
Please oh, please Love, Come back!!!
I need you so.

I looked out into the abyss.
I sighed.
I couldn’t see a thing.
No sign of Love anywhere.
And then a voice inside my heart,
“Forgive yourself my child,
Let it go.
You are too hard on yourself.
The mess can wait.
All the work will get done.
But you don’t have to do any of this alone.
Please sit down
Open your heart and pray.
Now listen to what I have to say,

I am here.

I am here.

I am here.

 
I look out the door again,
The sky is full of stars.
The clutter around my feet is gone.
And Love, she is here.
She’s always been here.
She will always stay.

For Love has made her home in You.

 

Blessings of Light & Love Around you and with you Always, Erin

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