Sunday, November 16, 2008

Soul coaching: Day 15 Confronting Fear / Developing Faith

On my list of fears, one of the biggest is that I won't get everything done that I want to do and experience everything that I want to experience during this lifetime and, connected to that, I won't fulfill my potential.

Once we've named our fear, Denise asks we think about how we could survive, even thrive, if this were to happen to you. Well, a bit of a challenge there because the only way I'll know if this actually happened is as I'm about to die. Still there are many gifts in thinking about it.

My first thought is that I hope reincarnation is the way of things. What I don't get done in this life, I can get done in the next, if I'm still inspired to do so. And if that's the case, wow, I can slow down because there is all the time in the world. That feels kind of wonderful.

And as I imagine myself in my last moments, thinking about not having "done it all," I know it doesn't matter. As long as I loved each day that I had, it's all right. And by that I don't mean that I enjoyed each day or appreciated each day. I mean that I got active with the verb love. I mean, I woke up in the morning and said, "Okay, Life, how am I going to love you up today?"

And that's precisely what I intend to do.


Jane Valencia said...

Yes, and yes, and yes! Your first paragraphs could be mine -- but I love what you brought forward in the last paragraph: that's what I needed to read for myself -- the 'ah ha', oh I need to know/be this! Just getting totally active with loving the day, our life, everything! Delicious!!!! Thank you!

Serena said...

Make the best out of each day that you possibly can....and know that it is enough.

love, light and peace,

Kavindra said...

"Okay, Life, how am I going to love you up today?"

That my dear is going on my refrigerator! Thank you.

Genie Sea said...

I love that... "Okay life, how am I going to love you up today?" :)

miss*R said...

I sometimes stress too.. that I won't get all my soul journey finished before I die... not sure why I fear that.. but it is lessening with each day and now I have your wise words to help me through.. thankyou - once again xoxo
have a truly magickal fire week !! xo

Allison said...

I'm totally going to do my best to love life up a bit tomorrow. & the next day...& the next. :] It's such a playful way to approach it.

ELLIE said...

what a beautiful spark of energy to live by - just loving life - so simple and powerful - really beautiful!!!

Beautiful Witch said...

I love that - "Okay life, how am I going to love you up today?" Thats' so wonderful! I am going to use that. :) I too hope that reincarnation is the way of things. I think it almost has to be - why else are we here?

megg said...

Oh, Jamie, that last line - you could write a whole book and begin it with that line and already have been so profound - I loved it! Isn't that the question that we ALL need to ask?!

There is a book (which I can't remember the name) which asks the question - if this were the last day of your life, what would you regret NOT doing? I suppose that is the important thing - you are living through your potential right now - inspiring, creating, nourishing, enjoying your life - what is it that you would not want to leave until the next life? Giggle -

SUCH a question!

Love to you - and have I thanked you for this experience yet???


chest of drawers said...

I truly believe that the most memorable times of our lives are those in which we loved.

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

i sooooooooo feel like that -- a lot recently actually. everything seems speed up. time flying. and i feel very aware of death and mortality, so i just want to pack every moment.

it is freeing to name it and think that maybe with reincarnation there is all the time in the universe. okay, but here's my weird thought/fear. what if I reincarnate as like a snail or something!? what is my potential as a snail. hmmmm... actually you know I'd love to be a big fat banana slug in the rain forest. ha!

something for every lifetime!
miracles to you -- and thank you as always!

gemma said...

May you enjoy all the moments of your life!
It's going to take me a few lifetimes just to get a handle on all this clutter.LOL

Sacred Suzie said...

Beautiful Jamie! And I hope that reincarnation is the way of things too, you have so much to give the world. We need you!

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Rock on Jamie....I LOVE this post.

And coming here makes me feel less of a failure for being soooooooo behind in this soul coaching.