Hey guys! How are you? I finally got this blog back up and running. It's funny how when some things go wrong, it creates a whole chain reaction! Oh well! These last few weeks have been such a whirlwind! And that's partially why I want to share some things with you in this post, that I haven't really come out and shared before like this. But first, a couple of announcements that I want to share:
July 12th & 26th at 7:30pm ET : - Join me for Facebook LIVE sessions and I'll take your questions and channel spirit! Don't miss it!
Also- My book is finally available! You can purchase a soft copy HERE. It's also finally available in the kindle version HERE. I'm so excited to be able to share with you, so much of what my guides have shared with me! I hope you enjoy reading it! Also, don't forget to give it a rating on Amazon, once you finish reading it!
Ok, now on to today's post. This is something I've contemplated for so long but finally done with being silent about it on my social media. It took me about two years to completely come out of the closet with my mediumship, and it was one of the most freeing things I've done. This, is the next step. I've learned that keeping secrets only strengthens the walls of my own prison. Many of you probably already know this about me, but, for those of you that don't, well, here goes....I'm an Army wife. Yep! That's the big news! Haha alright alright, big deal right? Well, to me it really is. I've been silent about this publicly for some time. Every now and then I'll mention it at my events, but for the most part, I've been silent about it until now. I was raised an Army brat, married to a soldier and even my sister is in the Army. I've been an Army wife for 14 years now, and my husband has been serving the US Army for 18 yrs. This is something I'm very proud of, and a huge part of my motivations and inspirations for some of the work that I do. For the most part, I keep my personal life pretty private, but this is something I want to speak out about and share.
In combining my spiritual growth and the things I've been through as an Army wife, I know I couldn't have made it through without the perspectives I have and the guidance I've been given from my spirit guides. The Army wife-life is a perspective that I feel like not a lot of people can completely understand. A sense of pride, honor and unconditional respect precedes my every motivation.
There is so much to talk about and share, I don't even know where to begin. Honestly, if I don't know where to start, I simply to listen to what I'm feeling the strongest, in this moment, and right now, it's admirations for our troops. I admire the way they set aside their judgements, and fulfill a mission. I admire the way the answer a call, with no choice to be anything but brave. I admire the way they take care of each other, despite the circumstances, and when the going gets tough, they allow vulnerability to fill the spaces that feel so empty. I admire the way our troops set aside their own thoughts and feelings, and fulfill their duties. They may not agree with it, but they still show up - and most of the soldiers that I know, would rather be silent, than ask for any kind of recognition for what they do. Recognition is appreciated, yes, but not needed for these guys to know that their cause is important.
As an Army wife and mother, it's easy to get caught up in a hurricane of emotions, react, self destruct or stagnate, but what good would come of that? My soldier doesn't have any space to do that, the only choice he has is to show up, so I figure the least I can do is the same. Each and every day is it's own, with new air, new life, and new opportunities. It's up to us to answer the call, daily, in what life is calling us to do. Some days it's just a matter of getting through the 'ole household chores, others, it's battling the psyche. But one thing I can say that truly helps, is my soldier's motto - "drive on." We must always be willing to drive on, no matter what we're faced with. Why react with negativity? Why become sad or destructive in some way, because our soldier is away? The situation is the same regardless of how we react, so we might as well chose happiness and carry on.
This is something I'm going to be blogging about much more, and wanted to share with you guys! Maybe, if you have a soldier home or overseas, this will help you too. I'll be blogging about my experiences from time to time, as I feel inspired, so I thought it was time to share with you all, this little secret I've been keeping.
Also, on July 22nd, I'll be speaking at a military function, on suicide awareness and prevention. I look forward to sharing these experiences with you guys, and sharing pictures and information throughout this journey. My goal is to become more active in military functions, however I can, and share my experiences with you guys!
Presence an mindfulness have helped me so much, in many ways as an Army wife! If I didn't understand how to practice mindfulness, I wouldn't have made it through this whole thing as easily. Even in the face of uncertainty, Army wives, and loved ones of a soldier learn to say, 'see ya soon' , goodbye just isn't a part of the picture.
Well, I'll bring it to an end for now, but I hope me sharing this will inspire you in some way!
Much more to come on this note, but until then, have a great evening!!