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from Nancy Casey
Transformation is defined in the dictionary as “as a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that thing or person is improved”.
When experiencing a transforming incident in our lives, things are not always what they appear to be. For example, a lump of coal has the potential to become a precious diamond if it is exposed to extreme heat and pressure. However, unless the individual having the coal realizes the potential it may never be transformed.
When faced with something we might prefer to avoid such as learning we have an illness, or having a painful accident, or the experiencing the death of a loved one we may initially feel fear, sadness, anger, depression and confusion but not see the lesson to be learned. As my book describes, we often experience chaos. It has been suggested that the word FEAR can be a reminder to actually Feel Everything and Release. Meditation helps us to surrender into Faith releasing fear as we accept that a Higher Power and Divine Order are a hidden part of every event. We can begin to Trust that things are not as they sometimes appear. That there is a well disguised lesson and blessing buried within every apparent difficulty.
Perhaps it is time in your life to begin a gratitude journal. When we seek things to be grateful for, our perception begins to shift. Try beginning and ending your day with thinking of a minimum of three things for which you are grateful. It may be as simple as, “Heard a beautiful birdsong, I have the freedom to attend church, can hug my beloved, am walking with less pain” Gratitude helps to erase fear. As our perception shifts, we may be amazed to realize that peace through spiritual and emotional healing are becoming daily events.