2016 A Fresh Start….
With the passing of 9 people (family and friends) between August 2014 and February 2016, I have been reminded and redirected to make the most of my life. It is time for a fresh start. For me the areas I am choosing to work on are my health and my finances.
In August 2015 I started using DoTERRA Certified Pure Thereaputic Grade Essential Oils and Miessence Certified Organic Superfoods and personal products. I am sensitive to chemicals but more than that with the stress of the last year I needed to do something to take care of me and improve my health. I have been doing yoga since 2013 but not as often or with the level of commitment that is needed for consistent long-term positive results. Working as a Spiritualist Medium/ Psychic Advisor, I am in a position of trust and taking care of others. It is not possible to do this when I am not taking good care of myself.
Like everyone else, I get off track and do things that are not healthy. Running between ICU wards and Palliative Care facilities, trying to be there for family and friends who are transitioning to spirit is extremely stressful. While I am blessed to have Spiritualism as my foundation, seeing so many transitions in one year can really challenge the most ardent Spiritualist.
While I am saddened by the loss of my father, father-in-law, two dear girl friends and one dear friend of my husband’s and others, I have chosen to use these experiences as a reason for a fresh start in 2016.
Most important to me is my health. After seeing what happens in hospitals, ICU wards and palliative care facilities, I realize I do not want to be treating symptoms or simply managing pain. I want to live a simpler, healthier and happier lifestyle by being proactive and preventive in my approach. This is not going on a diet or taking up some new exercise fad, rather it is and needs to be a long-term lifestyle change.
Alternative (complementary) heath management protocols are not usually covered by standard heath insurance. Knowing this and knowing where I want to take my health at this point in my life I also have to change how I deal with my finances. A commitment to live with less for the immediate future so I can be debt free in 5 years is something my husband and I have chosen to do. It is not easy but since making that choice I am more peaceful and focused than I have been in a long time. I am quite sure these lifestyle changes are Spirit directed and the path becomes clearer and clearer the more I let Spirit guide me.
These are my changes and commitments to myself and living my best life that I can starting in 2016. What will you do this year to make 2016 a fresh start for you?