Saturday, February 26, 2011

My House Exploded...NOW WHAT??????

Holy Schnikies! Yeah, that was my response. Someone we know called this morning to say that her daughter's house literally exploded. Not really sure of all of the details but there seems to have been some sort of electrical fire which occured next to the natural gas stove.

At the end of the day, what do you do when you have lost everything?

Absolutely. You must cry. You must mourn.
Although there is a tremendous gift in that no one was in the home at the time and therefore the greatest gratitude can be seen in that; however, you cannot overlook the natural attachment that we have to "things"..."our things". We work hard to get things, some of us even hoard things. They become synonomous with who we think we are - they define us.

So, yes, mourn. Mourning is a necessary element to the healing process. Sit and allow yourself to cry, feel the pain of the moment. But I would advise to set yourself a time line on how long you will allow yourself to fall into the drones of self pity. Two or three days, perhaps, maybe a little more. Try to gain a support system in keeping focused on a deadline of such. It is too easy to allow a traumatizing event to totally consume you and once engaged, it can go on for years.

Now that you have given yourself permission to feel the pain, it is time to move forward.
An event such as this is a clear indication that it is time to start again - from scratch. Look at your life. What about it was not for your highest good? There is no larger indication that something is off kilter for you when the universe steps in on such a grand level. What is that? Take inventory. Not of your things...but of your life. See what needs re-adjusting.

You have been blessed with the graciousness that no one was harmed or even killed in the event, so take great levels of gratitude. Gratitude for what you do have is key in working with the universe to bring forth anything else that you might want to get.  Now you can begin to think about all the new wonderful things that the universe will bring you . . . if you ask!