Greetings! Welcome to my blog! This is my first post and I’m so excited to be able to connect with you in this way. “Welcome to my Swirl” is my way of sharing my life and world with you. Thanks to my coaching and ministerial trainings and tools, I approach everything that happens in my life as a lesson and a gift. My experience is that this perspective clears the way for a deeper connection with the Source of all, including our own intuition and psychic guidance. I share this with you so that you can both get to know me and also so that you can open to ALL you are, and all you came on planet to be.
One of my passions outside of being Aislyn, is volunteering for the spiritual care department of a local hospital. This hospital was originally founded by an order of Catholic nuns, and Catholic influence permeates the hospital and spiritual care department. Interestingly however, I’m not and never have been Catholic, while I recognize Jesus as one of many master teachers of the Infinite Divine living in and expressing as all of us, my ministerial training and ordination is in new thought, non-denominational religion, and I am a mystic.
In a recent conversation that began as conversational chit chat, the priest who manages the department said to me, “…yes, this has been a year of grief for you.”
I was stunned as this comment landed within me as deeply True, and I was also a bit surprised because I had been identifying this year as My Year of Death. This was the year amazing celebrities who have been with me most of my life died, this was the year my finances died, this was the year my business died, this was the year my life in Hawaii died, this was the year my beloved bird companion of 17 years died. To have to go through all of this loss and disappointment without my best friend went beyond grief and has been more painful that any other experience in my life.
I’ve been opening to Father’s statement all day. It makes sense this would be a year of grief for me, grief follows death and deep loss. I felt the Truth that this was both a Year of Death and Year of Grief for me. I wondered into all I’ve lost, who I am and how I live my life has changed so much I don’t feel like I know who I am anymore.
I heard the question, What if all of the deaths and losses were reflections of facets of me that had died, that were no longer necessary, that had served me well and were now free to move on in their own journey? What in me is no longer alive, is no longer there? Asking these questions, I could actually feel space within me, feel an opening… This space doesn’t feel lonely, it doesn’t feel cold or dark, it doesn’t feel empty – it feels sparkling with creativity and possibilities. What if in the space left behind by my deaths and losses there are new versions of me emerging…. And, what if all I am to do is feel my grief, and allow the sparks within the space left behind to emerge.
I notice I don’t feel sad when I stay with my wonderings. I notice I feel more deeply connected with myself, and also with the people and situations that are in front of me asking for my attention when I’m open to the space left behind and the questions and possibilities coming alive there. That isn’t to say I don’t feel sad anymore or that I’m not grieving – I am, deeply. But I notice that these waves don’t last as long or hurt as much.
Being willing to be honest about what I’m feeling, and refusing to subject myself to people I don’t feel safe to be me honestly with, I notice more people and experiences that understand, comfort, and love me are coming easily to support me.The universe wants to surprise me with how loved I am, but first I have to love mySelf, my life, and the people and experiences in my present moment, and set them free when they die and leave. ..
If you too are experiencing feelings of grief and sadness, I want to encourage you to be relentlessly on your side right now. Don’t let anyone tell you how to behave, to get over it, stop it, or be done with it. Don’t be around people who aren’t willing to be with you however you are feeling. Do, ride the waves of your feeling all the way through. Do listen to the wonderings and questions that arise. Do believe in the magic of new and possibilities you feel are waiting for you to create in the space left behind. Let me know how you experience your feelings and what you’re creating with them!
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Author : Willow
The power of imagination
Many of us remember what it was like to be a child and make believe we lived in the biggest house ever. As a child, we knew that if we made believe, that it became possible. Why is it that as adults, we forget to dream? It’s because we literally don’t have the time to dream. We are often running around in the morning while getting the kids ready for school and then heading off for work ourselves. We are stuck in traffic for an hour before we even get to sit at our desk. We are rushing and we are angry, that’s why. The adult world is a serious world where responsibilities are greater than we ever imagined.
As children, we lived in the beautiful world of imagination. It was a beautiful world of flowers and blue skies and we felt the grass on our feet. We ran in the park and chased our friends but then we grew up and that world ended. As adults we long for that sensation of freedom. We want that freedom to create our own world because the real world involves stress. Bosses yell at us, we run out of money and we get worried. Being an adult is a scary world and to think that as children, we were all in a hurry to grow up. We couldn’t wait till the next birthday, yet here we are today, some of us sad and depressed.
We feel silly to dream as we know that this is reality and that we must be strong to accept it. But the reality is that we need to dream. Dreaming is what awakens our mind to new ideas or ideals. Why do we stop believing that this is as good as it gets? Perhaps we’ve lost faith but now it’s time to bring back your dreams. What did you dream of as a child? Think back and remember how you thought as a child. Wasn’t it amazing how some of us thought that real people lived inside televisions? Lol
Dare to believe impossible and big ideas because it’s a life that knows how to live with joy and passion. That is also the essence of children, joy and passion. We need to bring that back because it made life wonderful. That’s the beauty of a child’s mind and that is your beauty as well. Everything you ever needed is still inside of you, so long live, the inner child.