Novelty, Ohio, USA. Photography by Michelle and Ricky Schill

Sometimes life can be very difficult. Things become chaotic and painful. This is normal in the Physical Realm. These things cannot be avoided but we can control how we deal and react to them.

Many people feel that the outside world controls their emotions. This is not true. We can choose to react in any way that we wish. Things will always happen in this world but we do not need to let them control our emotions and take away our joy.

My mom always says that you can use the worst tragedy for good. This is very true. Even after losing three children, my mother has made the choice to be happy and productive. She uses the tragedies and difficulties in her experiences to help herself and others. This has not been easy but she made the choice to work at hard it. The truth is that I did push her a lot after I crossed over but she did most of it on her own.

The thing we must understand is that anyone can do this if they choose to. The misunderstanding that only a select few who are thought to be strong can do it needs to be done away with. No matter who you are, you can do this. We all have power beyond what we have been taught. That includes everyone, the sick, the mentally challenged, the mentally ill, the “losers”, the “weak”, the “unlovable”, etc.

We need to understand that we need to have a good attitude before we can get to the point where we can begin to take this step. We need to believe that we are capable. This is very difficult and must be done slowly, step by step. It is not possible to convince yourself of something your subconscious believes is a lie. I think that you need to start with something that would be easy to convince your subconscious of. Maybe something that you do actually like about yourself. Tell yourself this everyday and then work your way up to the more difficult false beliefs you have about yourself. Teal Swan speaks about how to do this on her YouTube channel. You can find her information on our Resource Page.

In order to do this we must realize that we are more than these physical bodies. We are Spirit more than we are physical human beings. We need to become aware of our Spiritual aspects through study and meditation. It is through learning about Spirituality that we learn who we we truly are. When we begin to realize who we are, it is then we can begin to use our power and become who we were meant to be.

We need to discover our true worth, our true strength and the powers that lie within us. We need to claim these and use them to make the most of our lives. – John