June 8, 2011
There is a book coming soon in 2011 called: Regrets of the Dying.
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness! This is a quote from the author that I could have written myself.
This is a truth that I live my life by but I know a lot of people that do not.
I was fortunate to be born with the gift of a strong faith in a Power greater than myself. This Power I choose to call God. For me there is only ONE God called by many names. Here are some names I have for that Power, the Holy Spirit sometimes refered to as Christ Consciousness. I also refer to God as the Source and Substance of everything. I even think of God as Energy. The Energy that holds Everything together, the Energy that orchestrates everything from our individual bodies to the bodies of the Universe.
Please note I said a Power GREATER than myself, not instead of myself. This power is everywhere, in everyone, in every situation and circumstance and is willing to work through us, to help us change and grow and in turn to help us change the world. In fact I believe our main purpose on earth is to restore sanity, peace, love and joy abundantly here and now. Starting with ourselves.
God will not impose God’s will on us. We always have to ask for help when we are unable to do what is necessary. However we MUST do what we CAN do. We must take action physically, mentally and spiritually and then this Power will do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves. Grace kicks in as soon as we move forward. Another wise person said something like, “Grace is in the wind all we have to do is raise our sails.”
Now for the regrets….
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
Being true to myself has been and will continue to be a process for me. One experience builds on the previous one and I keep growing and changing.
This is the good news….God does not put a desire in our hearts that God does not plan to bring to fruition. I started learning that a long time ago and have been moving through my life with God most of the time proving this to myself over and over and today I pray I continue to do so.
I took my first big risk when I told my father I wanted to get married. I was 19 years old, the man I wanted to marry was not Italian and not Catholic.
As far back as I can remember growing up, I wanted to get married and have children. My father wanted me to be a musician or at least a music teacher. When I told him I wanted to get married he accepted and supported me and never said one negative word about what I wanted to do or the person I wanted to marry. One day, a few years later he told me he was not happy that I wanted to get married. However he went on to say he could not have chosen a better husband for me. He was pleased with me and my family.
After my husband died my life changed completely. But I always followed my inner guidance, made some mistakes but learned from them and kept on trusting that my life would unfold according to God’s will for me.
I’ve shared a lot so I had better stop now. Until we meet again I send you and everyone in the world…..Blessings Galore for Peace, Love & Joy abundantly!!!