Just a few days ago, I got the call that my brother had passed away.
David was my big little brother. He stood 6'4'' tall. David had a huge personality that allowed him to make friends easily. And he was very handsome. I miss him.
However, the last few years with him were difficult. I was not happy when he called me, and I avoided communication with him as much as possible because it was would exacerbate my PTSD developed growing up with my family. Whatever was troubling him in his new life in Texas was taken out on us, his family in NYC. His sisters and his mother. That is just the tip of the iceberg when it came to the challenging side of my brother.
Nonetheless, I miss him, and I mourn his passing. On my altar, I gave him food for nourishment and candles to light his way. And I prayed. I prayed to God for his protection and his healing. I prayed to our ancestors to help guide him and to help him understand his new reality.
Despite the hard times, nothing will take away the love I have for my little brother. We will always be connected.
In my facebook post honoring him I wrote:
I believe, there is a thing, a connection that you have to your siblings that is unbreakable. It is a string of love that connects you forever. It doesn't weaken with time or distance or disagreement. It is kind of like the ethereal Silver Cord only it connects siblings to each other. I am certain that when one sibling leaves the earth plane, the ones left behind feel that cord fraying and that fraying causes a pain that tears at the heart and soul. The siblings left, feel a void, incredible sadness, and confusion at the loss of this connection.
Because that cord stretches to no limit, it gives perspective and allows for healing - if you can, if you permit. I have a high capacity for forgiveness. So perspective and peace have allowed me to enjoy all the beautiful, loving, and fun memories of my brother.
I hope he learned the lessons he needed to learn during his last incarnation. I hope he is at peace. I hope he knows I love him.
Rest In Peace David.
So how did we get ourselves into this mess anyway? Is it all because of COVID-19, dark political agendas, bats? Or could our mess be the accumulation of unresolved negative thoughts, beliefs, negative Karma that goes back lifetimes and is embedded in your ancestral DNA?
From a spiritual perspective, there is no telling how the pandemic came to be. As a Human Being, I am interested in finding out why the world seems to be going to Hell in a handbasket. As a Spiritualist, I choose the path of healing. I know that when I am experiencing turmoil, I look for solutions in my prayer arsenal.
I have many prayers and mantras at the ready. I've taken the time to memorize elaborate prayers to embody them not only for my benefit but for the benefit and healing of my fellow Humans in this earth experience.
The Ho'oponopono prayer is a clearing method and spiritual tool I have used with success for many years.
Dr. Hew Len
I came upon the story of Dr. Hew Len, a psychologist from Hawaii who, while working at a prison for the mentally insane, used the prayer to bring about positive change to the facility and its staff and inmates. Dr. Len would silently recite this mantra as he looked at the inmates' files and went through his daily routine. After a while, things began to change. Violence decreased, the staff turn-over stopped, the behavior of the inmates improved. There was an improvement in the overall environment. Dr. Len attributes this not to himself, but to the cleansing power of Ho'oponopono.
One Way it Helped Me
Ho'oponopono has helped me clear a lot of negativity over the years. Recently I used Ho'oponopono to reconcile a situation with a family member. I couldn't figure out why I was having this problem, but I did know that I was bringing this negativity to myself for some weird reason. After a while of reciting the prayer, I began to realize my role in the problem. The realization allowed me to make changes in my approach - healing the problem. And that is the beauty of Ho'oponopono. You don't have to know what is wrong or even how you got there. You just say this little four-line mantra over and over again to yourself, and the energy connects you with the Divine to clear and cleanse.
Please Forgive me
I Love You
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Emily Elyshevitz, CHC, RM, RT writes about her experiences with diet, exercise, and healthy living. Emily also writes about Career & Life Coaching, Healing, Enlightenment, Inspiration, Motivation encouraging your quest for a happy life in mind, body and spirit.
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