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For That I Am Grateful

There once was a time when I could not fathom the thought of living without my mother. I was much younger then and my mother was alive and vibrant. She and I were two peas in a pod and life, despite our growing pains, was sweet.

My mother is dead. Well, her physical body has returned to whence it came, the soil, but her spirit remains alive and vibrant. I am no longer able to hug or hold her, but I am able to spend time with her and call upon her guidance. For that I am grateful.

There is an expression “You don’t know what you don’t know”. I never knew back then, when I could not fathom the thought of living without my mother, that I wouldn’t have to. I did not know one’s spirit lives on, remaining ever present, even after the physical body has returned to whence it came. I also did not know I could be even closer to my mother in spirit than I was when we walked this earth plane together. You don’t know what you don’t know – until you do, that is.

My mother, Leah, has been dead for nearly 22 years yet our bond and love for one another grows deeper and stronger every day. For that I am grateful.

I hadn’t always been aware of my strong connection to the spirit realm, nor my ease of communication with those in spirit… again, ‘you don’t know’… It wasn’t until after my mother transitioned that this connection revealed itself in its full glory. My ease in connecting with spirit and spirit’s ease of connecting with me captured my attention. I sat up and begin to take notice about how I had been commandeered to serve as a medium between two planes. I felt compelled to share this connection with others and my business as a Certified Holistic Counselor took on a new dimension and mission.

One evening as I meditated in preparation for a spirit circle, my mother came through to me and asked one question, “What if I were to tell you the reason I brought you onto this earth plane was so I could help you from the other side?”

Bewildered, yet curious, I shook my head and replied “What?” (As in, what am I hearing, not what is your question.) She repeated “What if I were to tell you the reason I brought you onto this earth plane was so I could help you from the other side?”

My response was “How do I know I’m not crazy right now? How do I know I’m not just hearing voices?” My mother’s response: “Do you trust me?” Without missing a beat, I replied “Of course I do Ma, of course I trust you”. She comforted me with the words, “Well then, you know what I did for you when we walked the earth plane together, imagine what I can do for you from this vantage point.”

My mother remains an integral part of my life, guiding and helping me from her new vantage point. For that I am grateful.

You, too, can continue to be loved, guided, supported and helped like never before from your loved ones in spirit. There is no doubt in my heart that their love never dies, it simply changes form.

Yes, for that I am grateful.

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