2016 was a year of emotional storms, where at times it was
hard to find that calm inner place.
To find our spiritual centre, that place where no matter what
is happening around you, you know yourself to be and to be loved.
January 10th 2016 the storm targeted the life of
Audrey a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, life
partner and friend and just as a tree with dying roots struggles not to fall in
the face of the storm surge we struggled against the knowledge that our
family was in the process of forever changing.
On December 4th 2016
the storm stopped as suddenly as it had begun.
Our family had changed forever yet it remained the same.
The Dalai Lama describes how the waves on the waters surface
can rage with the violence of creation, yet in the depth of that same ocean all
remains calm, undamaged by the tempest above and this is how 2016 has
We survived as individuals, as a family, but were we unchanged?
The shape of our family has changed, our shoreline
changed yet the depths of who we are as individuals and as a family remains unchanged.
When emotional storms appear on life’s horizon prepare
yourself with signs that will guide you to your spiritual
Take into the storm things that
will help ground you in the present moment and transport you to that calm
Be mindful in advance of what you will need to not be sweep
away into the storm.
Be deliberate in your planning and selfish in your protection
of the time you will need to retreat to your spiritual centre.
Know that the storm will pass and you will walk once again
into the sunlight to continue your life’s journey.