Moonrise 13Moon Digital Magazine Volume 1, Number 8 - September 13, 2015 - Page 14

pearls of wisdom situational Like a thunderbolt from a bright blue sun-kissed sky, it caught me completely unawares. This unexpected jolt was up close and personal. I had been violated – unwilling prey in an international scam. The person calling wanted to verify, if in fact, I had placed a very large order, because their internal systems had flagged the order as suspicious. All I could say in the moment was, “There but for the grace of G-d!” Stuff like this isn’t supposed to happen. My disbelief quickly gave way to a ferocious anger. Like a whirlwind, the tempest within grew until energetically, I could sustain the fury of an F5 tornado! There’s something to be said for occasionally experiencing the raw, unhinged ego-driven storm. As a friend recently reminded me, it’s equally important to stop and experience our emotions, as it is to work through and learn the lesson at hand. With my survival instincts heightened, root chakra muddied and emotionally reactive, I resorted to survival mode. Lamenting the unfortunate turn of events, it toyed with my conscious mind and kept me off-kilter. Teetering on the edge of self-respectability and backsliding into the morass of self-pity, one of my spirit guides whispers in my ear, reminding me to breathe. My focus instantly shifted as if time had suddenly stood still. Closing my eyes, the enforced break allowed me to collect my thoughts and bring them from the brink of dis-ease [