As I travel down my new path, I will help to enlighten others. My writing is a gift unlike any I have received and I will share it with you
Accepting New Beginnings in Life
Many believed they understood when I said, That I literally am starting over. But how could they? I never spoke of what happened or how I ended up in this place. Only those that survived Hurricane Harvey and lost it all could understand. It was so much more than just losing your belongings, it was a life-changing event.
I understand what so many down here in the Coastal Bend have been through and what they are still going through. How do I know? Because my old life just stopped. Everything I owned and cherished was gone in a blink of an eye. I was starting by whole life over from the ground up.
The Value of Life
Now a new life is in front of me and I embrace it with an open heart and open arms. I shed the old way of thinking and once again enjoy the simple life. This new life enlightens me to a higher understanding of what is truly important in life. This new life has set me free to be me. In a place that truly understands the value of life.
With this new knowledge has come new understanding to past life experiences. My Intuitive self has always been guiding me in the way I needed to go. I never thought twice about it. It was a part of me I had accepted unconditionally. I didn't know that it was a gift from the Universe. I just believed that was how life was.
The last three months have been a Spiritual Awakening that has taught me so much about myself, things I didn't know I could do. As I learn and understand who I am, I will share my past experiences with you, and show the path I have always been on and didn't realize it.
When I was young, my Great Grandmother, a Creek Choctaw Healer, began teaching me to use herbs to heal my body instead of modern medicine. This became a way of life for me. I do it without a second thought.
She always told me if I observed nature and listened to and for the animals, that I could predict the weather. So this too came without thinking about it. I could and still can predict when a storm or rain was coming. It became second nature to me to instantly understand what nature was telling me. I would close my eyes and listen and feel my surroundings. This is when I started looking at the moon every night.
Trusting Your Intuitive Self
The most important thing my Great Grandmother taught me was to trust my gut feelings. She said my listening and doing what my gut said, I would stay safe. Because she taught me this, I accepted it as a normal part of life. It has repeatedly saved my life.
My first true test came when I was in my early twenties and I'm glad I trusted the overwhelming feelings in my gut.
I was out walking around when a car full of my friends pulled up. Normally I would have just hopped in the car without question. But this day was different. My Intuitive self was telling me do not get in the car. A strong feeling of grief and sadness overcame me, so I refused to go with them. I begged them not to go, but they went anyway.
I have never spoken of this event to anyone. You are the first.
The following morning I recieved the tragic news. My friends had been speeding down a dirt road, hit a bridge, flipped the car and mowed a field with it. The only person to live was the driver. But even he was never the same again. He had no memory of anything. Not how to eat, not how to go to the bathroom, not even how to talk or move. He had lost all ability to function. He had to start his life all over as an infant again.
Because I listened to my Intuitive Self I am alive and here today. This has kept happening throughout my whole life. As my new understanding come to me through the Universe, I accept my Intuitive gifts as a blessing, not a curse.
That AH-HA Moment
But the Universe is not done teaching me, as I learned a few nights ago. I was shown another gift that I had throughout my life and didn't know it. I had been using it daily and had no idea. With my new knowledge, it all makes sense to me now. Let me explain.
I have always had strange eye problems. The doctors believed it was a type of color blindness because I see colors differently than others do. The colors you see, are not the colors I see. I would always about the color something was, everyone always said no it's not that color. So I accepted I saw things differently. I hadn't really given it any thought, until the other night.
My ah-ha moment came as I was looking at the moon the other night. Since I do this most nights and have for as long as I can remember, the message was loud and clear to me. I always enjoy talking to the moon as a way of releasing all my stress from the day. But the moon was different tonight. There was a blue ring around the moon and a ball of energy around the blue ring. I knew then what I was seeing was the moons Aura and understood at the moment, that is why I saw colors differently. I didn't see the color, I was seeing the Aura of people, animals, and objects. This is why I never saw the material color.
Accepting My New Understanding
This journey I am on has only just begun for me. I will write about both my past and present experiences and share with you. As the Universe and my Intuitive Self leads me to the knowledge I need, my Spirit Guides will help me understand it.
I accept my gifts with appreciation and thanks. I hope sharing my experiences will bring understanding to someone else and let them know they are not alone.
I am energy. I am light. I am Nature's Whisperer. I embrace it.
© 2018 Joanna Blackburn
Joanna Blackburn (author) from Texas on December 25, 2018:
Thanks Amanda, there will be more stories in the future.
Amanda Conroy on August 01, 2018:
Loved reading tbis. I got the chills a few times. ❤
Joanna Blackburn (author) from Texas on July 29, 2018:
You are Blessed too. Thank you for reading it.
Christine Feeley on July 29, 2018:
Beautiful journey...You are Blessed to be Enlightened!
Joanna Blackburn (author) from Texas on July 25, 2018:
Thank you. Those that are helping me are the ones that are truly blessed. I will continue writing about my new found life. I hope this will help others like me to see they are not alone.
Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on July 25, 2018:
This was fascinating. You are truly blessed and you were fortunate you had someone who helped you recognize them.