Sometimes in the middle of an ordinary life something extra-ordinary happens. That "extra" thing that happens is a "life shift," a pivotal moment that can forever change you and shake you to the core. I know because it happened to me, and at that moment, the pivotal time when everything changed, I truly wondered if I would survive it. Well, the truth of the matter is, I didn't quite make it through it . At least not the same me that I have known for fifty years. No, my old self crumbled and the new me emerged under the devastating, sudden and unexpected passing of my boyfriend Sam. This is where the journey into my soul began.
For the first time in my life I fell into unbearable grief. The kind of grief that transforms you, or as I like to put it, “reveals” you. As the grief grew deeper and deeper so did my infinite love for him. I had never experienced such pain or such a deep yearning for someone like this in my life. I had to unravel the mystery as to why I would go into such profound grief for a man I had only dated for a day? In my quest to uncover the answers my heart desperately needed I found out who I was as well.
You see, grief makes one go within so that we can live the life God/Source/Divine intended us to live. There was no room for negativity in my life and gratitude took center stage. I started the painstaking journey into my soul to emotionally declutter what no longer served me. I began by shining a light in the darkest corners of my soul where I had hid resentments, anger, guilt and fear. I needed to forgive those I thought had did wrong by me and I also had to forgive myself to make room for peace and joy to enter so love could prevail. I knew I had to love myself first to love others freely, unconditionally and without judgment. I finally had the courage to become the author of my own life without any conforming, restraints or fears I had allowed to rob me of fully living, loving and experiencing the present moment...
This is a little about my submission in this collaborative book titled "365 Life Shifts" that I am honored to be be part of. The rest of my life shift can be found in this beautiful newly released book (what happens is simply divine.) It is the third book in it's series. You will find a total of 365 inspiring, empowering and uplifting stories from over two hundred and fifty authors. This new release has gone to number one in the U.S. and Canada in so many categories. This special book is filled with over 450 pages of such positive, loving energy, and we know that it’s going to be so uplifting for so many. Topics include: finding the strength to go down a new path, saying yes or no to a relationship, bravely living authentically, receive from beyond, and everyday moments that were infused with extraordinary soulfulness that shifted the author’s life. All of the stories are intended to uplift, inspire, and remind you of just how magical and far reaching a life shift can truly be.
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Written: 2/23/2017 at 12:05 am
If you would like to read another author's blog here is Pauline Hosie Robinson's titled: Triumph of Joy
Hello, my name is Sheila Jenkins and I am the author of "The Day Before: Eternal Bonds into the Afterlife. I am the mother of two daughters and grandmother of five. I love music, dancing and lots of laughter. After working in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park for 35 years I decided to leave and I am currently a server at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. I worked in the Shenandoah National Park for 35 years where I met Sam and my journey began, which led me to write our story. I plan to continue on my journey and help others discover the divine love within and process their grief.