I don’t know about you but when I first heard about meditation I could only identify with it as a concept. I wasn’t at the point in my life where I cared enough about my well-being and improving it other than through the relatively brief satisfaction we get when we acquire material things. I certainly wasn’t happy in my life really because I wasn’t happy within myself.
It was only when I’d hit an emotional bottom that meditation was something I felt the very real impulse to try. When it came down to it, I just wanted to feel better. I’d spent years and years feeling discontented and lacked joy in my life. I’d been looking outside myself for happiness and now it was time to go within.
But where was it? Where was that “place” of peace inside me? I had to find it.
At the same time as I was discovering meditation, I was also very slowly integrating my near death experience into my life. The Love I’d experienced was who and what I was, it was who and what we all are and before I returned to my body I’d been asked to share it with others. During the same years I’d spent being unhappy in my life I’d been ignoring the message of my NDE. I ignored it because it required for me to love me. I had to learn how to love me first before I could share it with others.
I had always known this, that self love was key but didn’t really know how to cultivate it. I’d tried using what I knew, like trying to be a good person, being good to my body, etc. What it took though was rigorous self love. Putting me first. Getting in touch with “me”, that magnificent, eternal, sublimely beautiful being I was in the afterlife. I was love and I knew how it felt. I had to get back to that here, in the body, so that I may truly share it with others as I’d promised.
Meditation was the doorway for me to enter into the space where my question “how do I do this” was answered. It was and is where I find my self again and again. It was there that the Twelve Principles For Daily Living were found. These Principles are my near death experience. When practiced, they encompass my experience and help bridge the “gap” between this world and the realm of divine love I’d felt in the afterlife.
Now, the second important aspect to my NDE was that I was co-creating it with the loving universe. I and “it” were creating it for me. It wasn’t a conscious thing on my part, I participated through using my free will to choose and following the impulses of the energy I was in my experience. If I had a desire to go or do I went and did. The description is a bit involved and I won’t get into it here but it was all a gorgeous lesson and confirmation of why I’m here and perfect for me to experience at that point in time to help me move along my earthly path.
In meditation, I re-discovered that path. I began to lay the ground work and transform my life. I created the Twelve Principles to help me, to serve as a guide and points of focus for my energy every day. I learned about the Law Of Attraction and began to practice it, never realizing how it was such an integral part of my NDE until many years later. Using these two daily practices, my life has just kept getting better. The lives of those around me are affected in a positive way. My daughter has spent the latter part of her life observing and learning from her mother ways of navigating this world in a way that helps to create peace in the living of it.
It’s been an incredible journey so far. Thank you so very much for sharing it with me.
Much Love! xoxo
Most of us have heard about or know about the Law Of Attraction. It was something that came into my awareness many years after my NDE and was truly key in my moving forward in my life. It, along with finding meditation and then creating the Twelve Principles For Daily Living, which I practiced without abandon. My life depended on it. My daughter’s life depended on it. My family life depended on it. I literally felt like if I didn’t make some deep, drastic, life-long changes in me all would be lost.
That may sound dramatic but it’s true. I had always been an energetically sensitive person and longed for deeply meaningful relationships and experiences in life. When I didn’t get the kind of love I needed from my parents, I decided to put up a barrier of ego and used it to get along, all the while at the same time still yearning for more love in my life.
When I came around to integrating the experience I had in the afterlife into my earthly life, I was able to make the deeply profound connections I hadn’t seen before. My NDE was the Law Of Attraction in action. I was practicing the LOA with Source during my NDE before I knew it existed. It still astounds me to this day. The Law Of Attraction is indeed law. It is law, like our experience of gravity. It is everywhere all the time. It is the stuff of us and the Universe. It’s magical and magnificent and intuitive and natural. It is awe-some!
The Twelve Principles For Daily Living are parallel to LOA. They go hand in hand, like during my NDE. The Twelve Principles help to re-create the feeling of it and LOA guides one in practicing them.
I am still in the process of creating a site where people can go to view what they are and perhaps, if inspired to do so, incorporate them into their lives. I’ve just republished my little book about them on Amazon called I Died And Learned How To Live. It’s one avenue in which to share the message and hopefully help others. That’s why we’re here.
More to follow!
Much LOVE to you!
My husband, Ainsley, who still lives in the UK as we go through the process of his immigrating to the US, has been diagnosed with cancer. We still don’t know the type of cancer it is but we know what we’re doing about it.
This didn’t happen by accident. This didn’t happen by chance. It’s happening for many reasons and mostly to provide an opportunity to deeply grow into more expansive love in all respects. Love for self, others, circumstances, experiences, etc. It is an infinitely powerful force that informs our existence and provides the reference point from which everything else flows.
And Love heals.
Here’s Ainsley’s perspective on things…I wish to share it in the spirit of great Love for you all.
“For all those wonderful people out there who have sent me prayers and loving well wishes, I want to say that I love you all. I had my latest results today, relating to the Testicular Cancer . I was told that the tumour they found is more likely to be some sort of Lymphoma, this means that the tumour has to be tested more specifically to decipher what exactly is occurring. I will have to wait for around 2 weeks before I know anything else. So this is what I have decided ( with my beautiful wife Krista ). I am not going to attach myself to any sort of prognosis because as yet there isn’t one. I’m healing very well from my Op and have continued to feel healthy and well within myself. I am on a journey with the deepest truest sense of love and it’s power. I am sharing this now because I want to be an example to others that, walking through our lives with love reveals the abundance of life. I am a powerful force in my own life and when I want something I always get it. My ultimate desire is to live and serve with Krista, this I will achieve. I made a statement a long while ago that stands more true today than ever. I told Krista that to be with her I would move mountains and that there is nothing that can stop me. I revised that today by adding that if I needed to I would take the mountain apart block by block. For my dear friends who read this, hold only joy for me because I remain joyful. Feel happiness with me because I am happy. I knew coming into this life ( and was reminded during my NDE ) that there would be certain experiences which would shape me, I feel deeply in my soul that they are on my path, not to test me, but to help me love more, inspire more, to share more and to continue serving those I am blessed to serve, just because I can“
Much Love to you xox
I. Love. This. Movie.
Not just because I love Hawaii and the Hawaiian culture. Granted, I’ve been to Kauai three times and would happily go back. I could even see me and my husband living in a tiny house on a plot of land with a garden and fresh water to drink from the stream out back….sigh.
Moana is the poster girl for self-empowerment and following your bliss. Her grandmother the epitome of unconditional love and role model for self-love. They show such a beautiful balance of beauty and strength in this film.
The call of our bliss, like the call of the ocean for Moana, is undeniable and will remain until we heed it. Our inner compass will guide us to it again and again, no matter what we do to go in another direction, it will point us toward where our heart wishes us to be every time.
This may present as obstacles along our path, of bumps or blocks along the road. They are not to be disliked or fought against, they are merely little loving nudges from the universe to move in a different direction. They are signs that we are “meant” to be doing something other than that thing.
Human/ego tendency is to be upset when we don’t get what we want. Another way to look at it is that there is something else, something perhaps we couldn’t even imagine for ourselves or maybe we have but don’t think we’re worthy of or strong enough to go for it, something that is waiting out there, beyond the reef and we are meant to go find it. To move through the fear of the turbulent ocean, of the possibility of unknown dangers, knowing we will be guided and guides will show up for us if we are courageous enough to take the adventure.
Much Love and Mahalo to you! xox
I don’t know about the rest of you but I do life better sometimes with instructions. When I was initially going through my healing process many years ago, I didn’t know how to live, like physically day-to-day live in this world. I knew I, we all are, love but didn’t know how to embody that love.
So, I meditated. I sat in silence and connected with myself. Then, I created the Twelve Principles. They are what I used/use as my daily guide for living. They are, when practiced, what help to recreate the being of love I was in the afterlife.
Living here is an art, a beautiful expression of the divine pure light energy we are. Practicing the Twelve Principles is how I create my own artful living. The Principles are:
Live In Awareness
When my focus is taken off the many distractions around me and placed on these simple principles, my life flows with such ease and with so much more love. I’ll be writing more about them…but they are in my book ‘I Died And Learned How To Live’. They are the embodiment of my NDE.
Much Love to You All! xox
I watched Finding Dori the other day….for the second time….and found myself tearing up at the points where she was lost and searching for her family, searching for her home. Never giving up, she just kept swimming, knowing she’d find what she was looking for.
I’d been there so many times throughout my life, and only when I began to practice loving myself did I realize I never had to search again.
From self-love comes everything. It is the birthplace of all creation. If we do nothing else in this life other than learn how to and then practice loving ourselves, then we have lived an extraordinary life. Never give up on what you know will bring more joy and happiness into your life. Make the “tough” choices that bring you closer to your true self. You know what they are and when they need to be made. Trust. Deeply trust in the processes of life. Just keep swimming. All is well. I love you. xox Krista