Life has its moments…

Life has its moments. When those moments arrive we can tell ourselves nobody has a problem bigger than ours. We hold in our consciousness that other people have wonderful lives – but not us!
One of my moments was in early 1979. Sitting in my car, watching for traffic to clear, with a heavy heart, I noticed other vehicles passing by.
As I pulled out of a car wash, my car clean, it was ready to join a funeral procession. People in the other cars were going about their life like all was well in their world. But, at that moment my life was at a standstill, watching for what would happen next.
It seemed in that moment nothing in the world was different for them.
But, for me and my family, our lives now had a void. The physical presence of one of my siblings would forever be missing from our family circle.
As the others passed by, being active in that moment, I felt a separation from them. Sure we were sharing the same space and time, but our worlds were separate. They were busy, enjoying life and I was burying a loved one.
I recall thinking: do these people have any idea how important this day was to my family?
Nope! They were just living life and going about their business. On this sad day, I also remember someone telling me, “Your family will be alright — the world goes on.”
I see proof that the world goes on, because I pay attention to the people moving about in the many neighborhoods I go by. Some are walking with friends or pets. Others jogging, riding bikes or walking behind strollers.
As I pass, I see them in the moment and bring my attention to their actions.
I bless them for their energy and commitment to life, to their bodies and to feeding their minds. I affirm with each breath they are breathing in God’s energy, supporting their wellness.
Still, everyone experiences heavy heart moments in their life. At that time I find they don’t need separation.
In facilitating services for families saying their final goodbyes to a loved one they need encouragement about returning to spirit. My goal is to be sure they know their loved one mattered. That God’s world goes on, that I notice, and I see the life of their loved one as important in the world.
Last week I was blessed to facilitate a “Celebration of Life” service (funeral) to spread this good news. It was a time to acknowledge a loved ones return to spirit. It was powerful to remind those grieving that God is love. That as a loved one leaves their physical form they are returned to that love.
Reminding the family that someone sees their grief; someone takes time for them during their special moment and noticed the life of their loved one.
When we really take a good look at life, we can see validation that no matter what is happening in our lives or in the world around us — life goes on.
Choose to know in your consciousness that God loves all people and we all return to that love.
God is love, is always on our side, always forgiving, and always good. Keep your focus on what is showing up as good and bless it! Use positive thoughts in expressing heartfelt gratitude for the good you are noticing.
In spiritual living we know our actions and thoughts interact with all of life. There is no separation from God and no separation from each other. Like a stone thrown in the water creates ripples, our life ripples out to all those around us.
As you examine your life, remind yourself that God created the world; in it we can live and honor His goodness by living our life as an example of that goodness. Train your brain to think and affirm God is good all the time.
Be grateful that you can be uplifted by others and see better things ahead for yourself. As you drive around, just passing by, be present; notice the world going on outside of you. Bless all those attending at funeral homes and hospitals. And, when life gives you a moment, I pray, you too will find people who show up to encourage and remind you:
God’s world goes on.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to those of you who have also lost a sibling.
Many blessings,
Linda La Croix
Unity Director & Prayer Chaplain
Unity of Lake Orion
Find positive and uplifting posts on her Facebook page: A Spiritual Walk or on her website,

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