Love Is the Primary Reason for our Existence

Love Is the Reason for our Existence by Karen T. HluchanOur journey in life is very interesting. What is most fascinating, though, is what goes on behind the scenes and the reasons why we are here.

Soul Contracts
Before we were born, we made agreements in heaven to learn lessons to help our souls to grow. Members of our soul groups, such as family members, friends, and co-workers, help us with those lessons by agreeing to set certain circumstances into motion with the intent to awaken us to the richness of our spirits, our unique identities, and the gift of love.

Heavenly Support
As others volunteer to help us, we volunteer to help them. All of this is agreed upon before we are reborn on earth, and while we are here, our support teams of angels, past spiritual masters, God, spirit guides, and our loved ones in spirit assist us in tremendous ways. Their ultimate goal is to help us to recognize the light of our own spirits that is illuminated by the love from which we were created.

How Have You Loved?
After we cross over into heaven, we are asked one very important question when we review our lives: “How have you loved?” It is not just about how you have loved others, but yourself, as well. The seemingly negative situations that we encounter in our lifetimes are not punishments, but rather wake-up calls to help us to learn how to give and receive compassion, forgiveness, empathy, and love.

Opportunities for Growth
When someone in your life treats you badly, you are given the choice to let that person drag you down or to see beyond the person’s behavior and to recognize it as a projection of his or her own fears, and not a character-defining commentary about you. People who hurt others, intentionally or not, may be in the throes of their own life lessons, and have not yet learned that such behavior is rooted in the illusion of fear. They may also be acting out his or her portion of a soul contract designed to stretch your spiritual growth by giving you the opportunity to move beyond such behavior. Each soul is here to learn, each one of us is created out of love, and each one of us is loved, regardless of where we are in our soul’s evolution.

Recognizing the Gifts within Seemingly Negative Situations
The next time you experience seemingly negative situations, try to see the lessons that could be learned, rather than focusing on the negativity itself. It helps to take a step back from the circumstances you encounter. You may not see the answers while in the midst of the situation; however, it is possible to do so and to get better at being able to more readily recognize the opportunities you are being given to grow. One way to do this is to remind yourself that we are all here to learn, and we are all here for the specific purpose of helping each other to grow as souls. Every action and event, as unbelievable as it may seem, is born out of the love of which we are all a part.

Spiritual Assistance
If you are having a hard time seeing the beauty of another’s soul, ask God and your angels to assist you. Your heavenly support team will help you to see beyond what appears to be negative on the surface, in order for you to recognize with your spirit the love that is truly there.

Namaste!

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan
Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

The Power of the Ocean

The Power of the OceanEvery aspect of the ocean not only offers a delight for the senses, but also teaches us valuable lessons for the growth of our own Spirit. There is a special kind of magic that comes from the ocean. Its powerful currents, magnificent creatures, and wondrous waters provide the rhythmic heartbeat of the Earth, insight with respect to the fluidity of life, and a cleansing energy that refreshes our Spirits to begin anew.

The sound of the ocean waves continuously rolling in and pulling back from the shore are soothing in their rhythm, like a mother’s heartbeat is to her children. It is a comforting and peaceful sound that can be mimicked within our own bodies when breathing deep in meditation. While breathing in deep through your nose and slowly releasing your breath through your nose or your mouth, listen to the sound of your breath. Physically feel the calming pulse of the ocean as it washes through your body in the form of your breath and envision the waves that match the cadence of your breathing. Becoming aware of the breath of life that flows through you synchronizes you with the positive, life-giving energies of the Earth and centers you in the moment. By giving yourself the gift of this meditation, you are allowing your Spirit to cleanse itself of negative or unwanted energies. Worries and concerns dissipate, opening your heart and mind to the receipt of welcoming and positive energies that provide your Spirit the freedom to follow its path to its true heart’s desires.

The creatures of the ocean teach us spiritual lessons about adaptability and fluidity with regard to the circumstances that we encounter in our lives. Oceanic creatures glide through water, a much heavier substance than air, with grace and ease. As humans on a spiritual journey, our lives on Earth are much like the denser water than the lighter air that we experience in Heaven. By learning to move with the currents of life and allowing our experiences to assist us with our goals, we are allowing ourselves to accept that all circumstances, whether negative or positive, are important to the development of our souls.

The dolphins of the seas take the lesson of adaptability and fluidity one step further by teaching us the importance of working and playing together. Establishing a balance within your own life, as well as within the relationships you have with others, directly addresses your own feelings of worthiness to receive, as well as give. Our lives aren’t meant to be one long road of unhappiness. The choices and decisions you make determine your destiny. External circumstances do occur; however, it is entirely up to you to decide how you are going to react and what actions you will take.

The wondrous waters of the ocean contains an element that truly cleanses our Spirit of any unwanted or negative energies. As we go throughout our days, we knowingly and unknowingly pick up energies from the people, objects and environment around us. The unpalatable waters of the ocean do not slake our thirst or cleanse our physical bodies without special treatment, but they do provide a beautiful cleansing of Spirit. In a way, it is as if the ocean collects all of our salty tears that we’ve cried and removes the sadness that pervades our souls from time to time. By immersing ourselves in the ocean, we can utilize its energies to wash away the disappointments of the past and bring forth new experiences. As the ocean draws the water back into itself, a new wave is there, ready to take its place. Each wave is different, too. Sometimes they are large and powerful while others are gentle swells that roll into the shore. It is the same with our life experiences where some new changes can alter the landscape of our lives while other transitions are smooth and gliding. We can learn to love and appreciate all of the waves in our lives through meaningful observation, which helps us to gauge the strength of the situations in our lives, as well as through the open acceptance of the inevitability of change that leads to growth.

Even if you do not have the opportunity to be near the ocean, you can always use your imagination to hear the sounds and feel the cleansing power of its waters. Seashells, saltwater fish, and images of the creatures of the sea are all wonderful representations of the ocean that you can place in your environment as a reminder of the lessons that Mother Nature teaches through the seas. Relax and enjoy Her gifts to you with gratitude and appreciation.

Namaste!

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

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Into the LightWhen loved ones cross over into Heaven, it can be a painful emotional experience for those who are left behind. We grieve because we miss the physical closeness of the person or pet whose presence made a difference in our lives. In essence, they are continuing on a spiritual journey that we cannot take with them because we are meant to stay here on earth and fulfill our own life purposes.

The feeling of loss can be devastating and heart-wrenching. Trying to continue on with our lives may be difficult as grief threatens to overwhelm our emotional well being. Grief is a natural feeling that accompanies loss; however, grief can be lessened with knowledge. Knowing that our Spirit does not die with our physical bodies lessens the pain of physical separation from our loved ones and changes our perceptions of the “finality” of death.

I am amazed every day with the communications that come through from Spirit. As a Spirit Medium, I know that this is not a residual energy of the person or pet who was here on earth, but an actual transmission of information in real time. They show me what they are doing in Heaven whether it is reuniting with loved ones who have already crossed or engaging in activities that bring them happiness.

Learning and evolving as a soul continues in Heaven. The lessons there are different than they are here on Earth. That is because the environment is completely different. On Earth, there is a lot of negativity and harder lessons to learn. The speed at which our soul evolves is much faster here on Earth due to the challenging circumstances we face. In Heaven, we thoughtfully review the lives that we have lived and determine the lessons we have learned and still need to learn. We embrace the knowledge that was veiled from us on Earth with compassion and understanding for ourselves and others. Anxiety is a thing of the past. From the communications I have received, Heaven is a not just a time to rest in joyful reunion, but also a time to make considerable contributions to all Spirit through meaningful jobs that assist those in Heaven and on Earth. For instance, one may choose to become a Guardian Angel or a Spirit Guide.

By knowing that our Spirit lives on, we can take comfort in knowing that death is not the end but a new beginning…the next phase of our journey and evolvement as a soul. For those here on Earth, the connection of the heart that our loved ones have with us never dies. In fact, it is the love that we hold in the heart of our Spirit that endures and allows communication to continue.

When confronted with the loss of a loved one from this Earth, take comfort in knowing that their Spirit lives on in Heaven and that, when the designated time of your passing arrives, you will be reunited with them. In the meantime, we have our own soul evolvement to attend to on Earth including learning how to release the grief of separation and to move forward with our lives, taking comfort in the love that resides in the heart of our Spirits.

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others

Joshua and FrankPeople thrive when compassion and love is extended toward them. I have always said that all Spirit needs, both here and in Heaven, is compassion and love.

People are fascinating. I love learning about each individual that I meet because everyone has such interesting and incredible stories, as well as talents and abilities, that bring wonder and light to this world. What I find, though, is that people get so caught up in negativity and everyday concerns that they forget all of those wonderful qualities that they do have and they forget to take the time to enjoy the activities that make their souls sing.

When interacting with people, be it the cashier at the convenience store or your best friend, the more genuine you are with yourself, the more you are genuine with others. It doesn’t matter if it is a one-minute or one-hour conversation, just be yourself and your own light will already be shining. When this happens, there is an ease of knowing who you are that allows you to speak with others from the heart. It is amazing to see how people light up and open up when you speak from your heart to their heart…you can see how their light shines brighter around them.

Heartfelt communication is about empathy, relating, listening, sharing and responding. Understanding and compassion come through when you take the time to truly acknowledge a fellow soul. It is the kindness that you bestow upon others in your interactions that uplift another soul, as well your own.

If you are having a bad day and your mood is really sour, try to take a moment before you spread that negativity to the next person you meet. Acknowledge to yourself that you are having a rough time and let go of the angst. If you need to talk to a friend to help you work through the issues, do just that. As for the many people you come into contact with throughout your day, do your best to consciously decide not to pass on that black cloud to someone else. Again, if you need help getting through a rough patch, ask for help from your friends and family. That is one of the reasons why they are in your life, to help you and for you to help them as we work though the many complex issues and lessons that we learn as our souls evolve.

The next time you meet someone, speak from the heart. Ask how they are doing and mean it. Think about what it is like to be them and what it would mean to you if someone was genuinely interested in what you had to say. You will be amazed at how easy it is to connect with other souls on a genuine level and how good it feels to be yourself. The person you communicate with benefits as well, because you are giving them the gift of compassion which brightens their day.

Namaste!

With Light and Love,
Karen

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com