By Shelia Shumate
I received a beautiful message on
my walk this morning and wanted to share it with you. As some of
you know, I have been watching signs from spirit for many years, and today
was no exception.
Lance and I were walking early this
morning and talking about trusting what we hear within and acting upon
that. About that time Lance found a softball and picked it up and asked,
“What do you think this means?” I turned the question around and said,”What
do you think?” He felt he should be softer in our relationship and
also how he presents himself to the world. Then I said, what about us
(people) being the softball, and
to remember we sometimes are thrown and we get hit (with a bat) with a
challenge. That challenge may be just what we need to propel us to
our next level or to send us out in another direction than that which we
thought we were going. Think about it. What has just happened to this country,
is this not a wake-up call? A wake-up call gets our attention, to ask ourselves
questions. What is going on? What am I doing? How am I presenting
myself? What is the bigger picture? And so on. What do you
feel in your heart at this time? Compassion, grief, disbelief, anger,
pain, or hurt, probably all of these and more. All of these feelings are
valid. The wake-up call may be a challenge to change direction, however
that my look to you. Keep in mind
that love begets love, hate begets
This is a time to listen to our
hearts, a time to listen to spirit, a time to face the challenges and radiate
with God’s love. Remember, when we feel our gut feeling or a sense of,
that is our inner knowing, so trust it.
Challenges can bring out our best.
Challenges give us an opportunity to use our own inner strength, power
and abilities. It may not feel good when we get hit, but think of
how far we can go in a short amount of time, when we get hit straight on.
I have learned to look at challenges differently than I did many years
ago. I have learned so much about who I am and what I am capable
of doing and achieving.
Today, take time to look for the
signs (softball, animals, nature, words, etc.) regardless of how insignificant
they may seem, then ask yourself how it relates to you, listen to self.
Take a moment to reflect upon how you see your challenges in today’s world
as a positive or a negative experience. Let this be a day to Just