Angel Gabriel

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Two nights ago, during a sound healing event, I received a message from Angel Gabriel. The angel said to me, “Rejoice! Help is on the way.” So many times, I feel alone on this earth. I wonder, “Where are the celestial beings?”

There are many energies on this earth. We can not see the air, but it is an energy. There are many different forms of energy that are invisible to the human eye. In Western culture, we are not taught to see or feel celestial beings or spirits. In many tribal groups around the world, children are taught from a very young age to see and honor the spirits.

I come from a Catholic background, but I usually do not pray to angels. However, I am open to all loving, spirit energies. I am so grateful that I received a message from Angel Gabriel. We are in changing times. We need help to let go of the illusion of separateness and duality, understand everything as energy, and become our ultimate true nature as love.

During the sound healing event, the shaman played crystal bowls and Tibetan singing bowls of different sizes. She also played a gong and a rain stick. During the higher pitch singing bowl, I could feel the energy change in the room. The singing bowl sounded like a laser beam, and I imaged it eradicated my negative energy.

As I laid on the floor during the sound healing, I felt my awareness open up. I am no longer dormant or asleep. I felt the spirit world. We are not alone. 

It is time that we see the divine again. We must wake up!

Keep up your determination and spiritual willpower.

Help is on the way.

Namaste, world.

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Dark Cloud

 

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I have something I want to share. I feel uncomfortable sharing this information, but I am ready to face the situation. Here it goes: My 26-year-old daughter, Brenna, is an alcoholic. It’s hard for me to share this information because of my feelings of sadness and helplessness. I express my love to my daughter as much as I can. I hope that she will get treatment soon and recover. Her dad and I gave her a lot of treatment options. Now she needs to take the next step.

One is addicted…many are affected.

The whole family is affected by alcoholism. It’s a dark cloud, but there’s hope. Behind the dark cloud is a blue sky.

Buddhist monk, Ajahn Chah, says, “Whatever is pleasurable, delicious, exciting, good, is just that much; it has its limit, it is not as if it is anything outstanding.” The monk, obviously, did not have any children. Having a child is truly an outstanding experience. A mother and her child have a strong connection that lasts a lifetime.

When I look at my daughter, I see beauty. Even though she has a severe problem, I still see my beautiful child. It’s easy to judge someone, but as a spiritual person, I honor the spirit within.

I acknowledge that it’s very hard to see my daughter struggle with alcoholism. As a parent, I have so many emotions, dreams, wishes, and hopes for my child.

 I want to see the blue sky.

(The photo below is a painting by my daughter, Brenna.)
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What can we do when life becomes challenging?

  • Talk to a friend or a counselor or join a support group.
  • Understand the impermanence of everything. “Life is changing, it is a bundle of elements and energies which are always changing.” – Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda
  • Remember, “This too shall pass.”
  • Meditate to become calm in all situations. Practice deep breathing.
  • Use your energy to serve (volunteer or support something that is meaningful to you).
  • Become a your own problem solver. Cultivate perseverance. Don’t give up.
  • Remember “wisdom comes through understanding.” – Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda
  • Remember you are not alone.
  • Increase your self-care.
  • Eat chocolate – at least that’s what I do. 🙂
  • Time will heal our wounds.
  • Find a sangha or a spiritual community. “Spiritual backing is absolutely necessary for man’s spiritual upliftment, leading to tranquility of mind and everlasting happiness.” – Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda’

When life is challenging, that is when I learn the most. Can I breathe into the discomfort? Can I be present? Can I allow the discomfort of the situation transform me?

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

Namaste, world.