Moonrise 13Moon Digital Magazine Volume 1, Number 8 - September 13, 2015 - Page 14
pearls of wisdom
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
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 [