A couple of days ago, from the moment I woke up, ran, took a bath, dressed up, hopped on and off the train, headed to the escalator leading to the exit that connected to my office building (okay, you know now my weekday morning ritual), my head was in a total mess. My brain chamber was filled with scribbled-on post-it notes of tasks and deliverables all stamped red with High Priority. The days of January were slipping by and there was just so much to do before the month ends. It sucks when you have not even started your day yet and you already feel tired and stressed just thinking of the things that need to be done. So there I was, mentally trying to sort my train-wreck of a to-do list while resisting the interruption of non-work matters that kept insisting themselves in my already preoccupied brain and then… Bam! Out of nowhere a feeling of warmth, comfort and lightness just washed over me, my head just cleared up in an instant, and my worries have been sedated. I have just been hugged by the Universe and my lips formed a smile as I whispered thanks.
It means so much more when this feeling of lightness overcomes me in darker times, when all I feel is misery and unwanted detachment. I am a generally happy person but, like my dear friend Cara (read about her on Twinge of Sadness), I, too, am always given VIP passes to that dreadful ride – the crazy ass roller coaster of emotions.
So that feeling of lightness always comes when I least expect it to. Like a shot of adrenaline to a dying heart, it comes in abrupt, massive waves with sweeping effects that just take every particle of my worry cells away. I take it as a reminder and a reassurance from above and around, from the Universe that surrounds me – that regardless of whatever burden I have at the moment, in the end, everything will always and undoubtedly be alright.
That feeling of lightness comes from somewhere, you know – from God, the Creator, the Source, the Light, the Force (for Star Wars fans) or whatever you want to call the power that breathed life to you. In my case and in the context of my blog, I call my God and Creator the Universe because it is everything around me (Frances Fuller, author of the Rainbow Healing System puts it very nicely, “Each has a personal concept of The Source. The important thing is not the name, but making the connection and then learning to listen to the guidance provided by The Source”).
The important thing is to cultivate a strong spiritual connection to the Universe. That feeling of lightness is something that you could have consistently. Sometimes the overwhelming feeling brought about by different situations, problems, stresses or whatever, hazes that connection and shatters your happy bubble. But isn’t it great that in those spurts of lightness, it is actually the Universe that reaches out to you to restore that connection? So every time you feel it, find comfort in knowing that you are loved and you are not alone.
Keep the faith
© Karen Cornejo, January 2013