So much has happened since I last wrote on my blog.’
I am happy to report that my daughter is well and thriving. At the moment she is getting ready to go back to University of Toronto for her graduate year. It’s exciting to see her do so well. The infection she had earlier in the year caused her to become diabetic. It is a blessing in disguise.
Getting used to the idea took some time mainly for her, but it is really wonderful – it is an instant litmus test of how Kinza is doing on the emotional scale. It makes me think that she was probably not really in touch with her feeling place for a very long time and her desire to thrive created this situation where she now has no choice but to start seeing the connection between her place on the emotional scale and her well-being.
Of course, being who I am I was continuously making an effort to bring Kinza along on my law of attraction journey, but as Abraham says "words don't teach" and so it was not until she saw the evidence of how I turned my life around that she became open and ready to embrace deliberate creation. I guess that the past momentum that she had put into motion was stronger than the momentum of her new thought...but it does not matter. We both know that we can start from where ever we are because life is about going forward.
We have had many wonderful conversations as a result, and things are moving along at a very good pace. I have been spending my time very productively tending to the emotional well-being of my children and coaching all of us, including myself through this experience loaded with contrast. Of course, we started in place where her natural response was “why me? why this? What did I do to deserve this?” The very same question, I asked when I ran away from an abusive marriage interestingly enough almost the same age as my daughter is today. That was the starting point of my journey towards becoming a deliberate creator, and maybe this is hers. Looking back now, I can see how unnecessary it was to go through the pain and suffering – if I had just remembered to be a duck, none of that drama would have happened. But from where I am today, none of that matters because the joy I have in my life doesn’t leave any room for dark crevices. All is well. Life is good.
Be a Duck!
Everyone who knows me has heard this analogy from me at one point or another. We always have a choice: we can be like a sponge that sinks to the bottom of the pond with the weight of the water it absorbs - and it absorbs everything. It sinks, never to see the sun again, until someone else pulls it up and wrings it out, the sponge is helpless. The duck on the other hand, never loses it's balance, even when buckets full of water at thrown at it - it quickly recovers and keeps peddling happily always enjoying the sunshine. Whenever you are thinking about what is happening in your life, stop and ask yourself which one would you like to be: the sponge or the duck?
Kinza is learning to be a duck. It is true you cannot teach anyone anything until they are ready to learn, even when they are your own, even when you live with them, even when they are the ones you want to see thrive the most. It reminds me of Dr. Wayne Dyer and his daughter and all the contrast she created in his life. A teacher like Dr. Dyer and myself also has a choice: are we going to be a sponge or a duck? Are we going to think ourselves failures because our child did not learn from us in time to prevent contrast, or are we going to use the contrast as a spring board to elevate the degree of joy in our lives, improving our understanding of how things work and becoming even better at our craft...the art of teaching those who are ready to learn how to use the law of attraction to create a future bigger and better than anything we knew was possible.
When the student is ready, the teacher shall appear
The reality that unfolds before us is the final test of how we are doing with respect to using our power of focus consciously and so I know that we have been doing a fantastic job. Many things have come together for me. I have sold my house at a very handsome profit, just three weeks after Kinza’s return home. I have attended Abraham’s workshop in Buffalo with my children and some good friends. I have purged and packed and moved. I have looked at many houses and bought what I was guided towards, and achieved several financial goals. My daughter has a new money making hobby that is diverting her attention and adding joy to her life. My son has adopted a puppy and it is so much fun to see him in the role of a mother, and of course our new little one is adorable. We have also welcomed a baby into our family – my brother’s fifth! My meditation class at the library continues every week followed by open coaching, and the monthly webinars continue as before energizing me every time. It has been fun to coach those who have reached out to me over the past few months, and I am planning a workshop for October on the subject of abundance. And of course work at the bank has me occupied for many hours each day. There is so much to appreciate.
The trees have followed me to my new abode. I still wake up to look out of my window upon my new maple friend and blue skies. Our new neighbours are amazing…granted that our puppy Stella has probably made more friends in the month we have had her than we have!
Life is good. There is so much to look forward to. I start each day happy and energized. I still pre-pave for myself and perhaps I will resume pre-paving on Facebook for my friends and followers as I was doing before. I have enjoyed writing several new books in my head, and I have a feeling that one of them is going to pop onto paper soon. I can feel the momentum of it gather speed, and I know that when that impulse come it will flow easily and quickly and be done and I am excited about that.
Appreciation is the key to the law of attraction
That’s it for now…I will follow up soon with some thoughts that I want to share.
Much love and appreciation