Recognizing when a Problem is not Your Responsibility

Butterfly with Broken WingThere are situations that you will encounter in which it seems as though you are powerless to lend a hand. When facing a dilemma such as this, you can share your love, an empathetic ear, and your kindness. Gifts of the heart can have a profound effect on those that are struggling with life-altering decisions and emotionally painful conditions.

Choices that are Not Yours to Make
No matter how much you want to help someone, there are times when the only help you can offer comes from the heart. This may be because the choices that need to be made in the situation are not yours to make. A prime example would be relationship decisions that friends or relatives need to act upon, such as whether the time has come to break-up or divorce. Other examples include tough choices concerning medical conditions and the mental or emotional health of loved ones. It can be challenging to be an observer to someone else’s pain, especially when it seems as though you can do nothing to ease it.

An Important Contribution
As an observer of a difficult situation that your loved ones are experiencing, you can offer your love, kindness, your listening skills, and prayers. This kind of support can be an invaluable source of positive energy that is not only needed, but also desired. Advice and insight can also be offered; however, the person receiving it may or may not be receptive to it. This may be because he or she is having a hard time incorporating a new perspective. Stubbornness, a strong desire to control outcomes, lack of trust, or an ingrained sense of loyalty are often obstacles to a person’s ability to move beyond a problem. Moreover, even if you offer advice, it may not be an appropriate fit for the situation at hand because you may not be privy to all of the details. Do your best to avoid taking offense if your loved one does not utilize your well-meaning solutions because, ultimately, each person is responsible for his or her own choices. We all must live with the consequences of the decisions that we make. As an alternative to dispensing advice, try listening with empathy and allowing the person to talk about his or her feelings. This may be enough to help him or her to relieve some of the pressure surrounding the situation that is causing the angst.

Love Heals
Do your best not to underestimate or minimize the effect and power of love. Its positive energy can heal a broken heart, provide hope for the future, and offer comfort to those who are experiencing pain. Love is shared and communicated with one another through the heart of our soul. You can send that positive energy to your loved ones with your thoughts and prayers, as well as with physical expressions, such as a hug or soothing touch.

Even when it seems as though there is little that you can offer to someone who is struggling or suffering, remember that love is one of the best gifts that you can give…and it is an energy that you have an infinite supply of to share.


With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan
Spirit Medium & Reiki Master

Be True to Yourself

Follow Your PathIn order for you to be true to yourself, listen to your heart and let your own unique light shine.

Each day we have the opportunity to make choices regarding our life path. The choices may seem big or small; however, each one plays a part in our destiny. We decide each day who we share our time with or whether to be kind to strangers. It is up to us to listen to our hearts and intuition to guide us through our decisions.

What does your heart urge you to do? What actions can you take to be true to yourself while sharing light and love with others?

Keep in mind that there are many well-meaning people in the world who dispense all kinds of advice to you about your life. They could be best friends, mothers, fathers, acquaintances, or even co-workers. While it is good to listen to them and glean nuggets of advice, ultimately it is up to you to listen to your heart as to which path you should take.

Know that you do have help along the way. Our Angels and Spirit Guides speak to us through our intuition and our heart. They send us signs every day. All you need to do is to be open to their guidance. If you have a strong feeling in your heart to take a certain path, then do it, as long as it is based in love and not fear or any other negative emotions. Next, visualize the positive outcome of your choices as already complete and take the necessary actions to bring your dreams to fruition.

You know what rings true for you. You know what feels right, especially if it is an important decision that you need to make. Your decision may seem contrary to what other people think you should do; however, those people are not living your life, you are.

God has a plan for each one of us and if we listen to the messages of our heart that are sent to us by the Angels, then we can fulfill the plans that are true to our individual paths.

Let your light shine!

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan