A Commitment to Love and Appreciation


Reflecting on my own experience as a Life Coach and Intuitive who is now broadcasting over the airwaves, I must be attentive and aware in new ways. As a result, I feel compelled to share an experience from my past that I believe is extremely relevant and significant.

In the early morning dark of September 11, 2001 I woke suddenly as if being shaken awake and I clearly heard a voice say, You must decide now, positive or negative, which will it be? I asked, “Tell me more, positive or negative about what?” Positive or negative, which do you choose? You must decide!

Somehow realizing that there was no more information going to be given and an answer was expected I said, “Positive. I choose positive, of course.” A powerful quaking shook me through and through. Then my body was still once again. I felt different, yet exactly how I could not say. Trusting that this would all make sense later, I drifted back to sleep.

That day, in the midst of the unfolding tragedy – hijacked airplanes crashing into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania – I knew I needed to maintain an open-hearted appreciation and love for everyone involved, for our nation, and for the world. In the face of others’ anger, judgments, and fear I held space for positive possibility. Sometimes it took great effort to hold a positive essence.

On this Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in the face of the recent event – the shooting in Tucson, Arizona of Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords and the others – I renew my commitment to hold the space of love with a deep trust that goodness will come and reveal itself to us.

Perhaps you, too, can join me in holding a loving space that is free of anger, judgment, fear, or expectations.

How can holding positive, loving space help us, personally and collectively, during difficult times? I’d love to know your thoughts about this.

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