Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
-excerpt from “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand
I’m a little nostalgic today.
Milestones in life help us to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to the future. Kent and I have been celebrating a lot of milestones in recent weeks—my excuse for being so absent from this blog.
- We’ve had the great joy of celebrating the release of our band’s second album, “I Wanna, Iguana!”
- We’ve enjoyed milestone birthdays and anniversaries of family members
- We’ve traveled to destinations to reminisce with family, rekindle friendships, maintain business relationships, and explore new locales
- …and so much more…
It’s been comforting to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in a long time. I’m surprised at what I am able to remember and what I cannot recall about these relationships. I find myself both grateful for the experiences and chagrined by some of my past choices.
I’m sure it was the latter feeling that inspired my nostalgia. I rarely dwell on regret, as I don’t find it a good use of my time. I’m pretty happy with the person I am and I feel that ALL of my experiences and choices have created the person I am today, so it’s not useful to regret anything from the past. Without those past experiences, I may not be the person I am today. However, once in a while, I truly wish I would have done, said, or chosen something different.
Spirit Communication Conduit
This last thought made me think about my work as a medium and my role to connect loved ones across the veil. I always say, and will reiterate here, that I recommend every person live so that you don’t feel the need to ask for forgiveness or an apology across the veil. Although that is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work—to be a conduit for reconciliation—I encourage you to live in a way so you don’t need me or anyone like me for that aspect of spirit communication.
Peace and Harmony
I would much rather be a conduit to help a client engage with a loved one in spirit to continue the conversation. This feeling probably stems from “the middle child syndrome” where I want peace and harmony for everybody.
I realize it’s not always easy or even possible to have relationships with the people in our lives that are honest, healthy, and free of regret. However, the tiny Pollyanna in me keeps urging me to at least try.