And I love that?

Day 3

Most every night if I wakeup, I have some kind of an experience.  Last night, I woke up feeling alone. Not scared or fearful, just alone.  Until I fell asleep again, I lay there with that thought, why do I feel alone?  As I sit here this morning after my meditation and putting the final touches on a memorial video honoring families we served this past year, I’m feeling confused.  Are we alone? Are we living and dying on our own?  Every one of those 65 pictures I placed on the video timeline died and lived on their own.  Their stories reflecting a past of experience shared by many, weaving a tapestry of many colors and size I know little about.  How did they work with that? How do I work with that? It makes the times in which I live feel different somehow.  When I look at the pictures I see faces of every age and circumstance, young, old, sick, healthy.  The stories peel off in all directions with the final outcome the same.

So, I took a break from writing this post as the conclusion to my thinking was “OK, I’m alone” and I wasn’t happy about how that felt.  After all, I’ve studied, researched, and believe in a universal consciousness and that we are all connected and one with each other, yet I’m still feeling alone.  Whats up with that?  If I really believed that, I shouldn’t feel alone, right?   In the car as I drove to the lake this morning, I remembered the saying “and I love that“.  Kyle Cease taught us to use this when we needed a wake up call.  As soon as I thought those words, my feeling of being alone changed in an instant “and I love that”.  A smile returned to my face, the struggle, the internal fight of feeling alone, gone.  Try it yourself sometime.  I switched the radio station to some christmas carols and the song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas came on, these words specifically.

Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Will be near to us, once more

Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then we’ll to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now

With all my muddling done for the moment, I’ll rest assured that faithful friends who are dear to us will be near to us, once more.

 

“Blessings on your journey”

Day two – Meet my mentor

Day two is upon me, and as I awoke this morning and in my meditation I had many fond thoughts of my mentor on this journey, Kyle Cease.  Kyle is an amazing creature/person in helping people in transformational ways.  Our small group in Los Angeles spent three full days with him and his team and I wanted you to meet him.  What he speaks of in his video below is what I am practicing in my meditation and blogging.  Leaping is optional!

Here is information from his website at http://www.kylecease.com 

We all have excuses to avoid our infinite potential. We have trained ourselves to constantly come up with reasons not to meditate, create, play, exercise, let go and go after what we want.

“I would love to go and just meditate but I am too busy.  I have to work and make money.” Is it possible that we are actually losing money by staying in a career that isn’t fulfilling us?

Kyle Cease believes that spending time at a job that you don’t like (even if it pays 1000’s of dollars per hour) is nothing compared to what you are actually capable of if you would just face yourself and move towards your heart.

Kyle also believes in the possibility that a true self connection could also be the key to a massive amount of impact, health improvement, loss of addictions, release of anxiety and much, much more…… and he is ready to put that belief to the test.

In this video series, Kyle is going to spend two hours a day with a new self connecting intention. Every day, for 100 days, he is going to make a video about what he is discovering.

You are welcome to watch these videos, or also self connect in your own way.

In this video, Kyle explains his new challenge, and why he is doing it.

 

“Blessings on your journey”

Living and Dying – The book

Message from Mark,

 

Please take a moment to read my new book.

Available through our web site at http://www.anthonychapels.com

Endorsements

“His words of wisdom in this insightful book will help the readers befriend loss, grief, and death so that they might truly live their precious days here on earth”.

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

“Encourager, courageous, bold, compassionate, interesting. These are words that come to mind as I reflect on my experience with Mark Anthony’s latest work…and it’s an experience as much as it is enlightenment”.

Alan Creedy

“With warmth, compassion, candor and humor, Mark weaves together a tapestry that considers death, consolation, family struggles, abandonment, joy, pure love and a host of other human experiences”.

Dr. William G. Hoy

“Everyone will be able to move one step closer to healing when they read this thoughtful story”.

Mark Cuddy

Welcome to my Blog

This is the post excerpt.

Thank you for finding your way to my online space.

It is my goal to create a page that is worthy of your valuable time.  Being a transformational guide in funeral service has led me to examine and test different theories and beliefs about life and death.  This space is dedicated to the challenge of experiencing transformational change – changing from old normals to new normals as a result of change in our lives.  With hope and love at its center, we celebrate and honor the journey.  Blessings on your journey.

Mark…

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