One Thing Better is a weekly series featuring an intriguing individual who’s sparked my curiosity, in a one-question interview format.
It’s a simple premise. Each week someone answers The Question.
Several years ago Brian Reekers was introduced to me by one of the readers of Freaky Beautiful. She thought we should connect because we were both interested in contemporary spirituality.
Me: “What does he do?”
Her: “Talks to Angels.”
After I about spit out my gum, she went on:
“Or rather, Angels talk to him and he translates their messages for us.”
We did eventually meet and an unlikely friendship ensued. Unlikely only because I was so rigid in my progressive spiritual thought that I could accept terms like spirit guides and entities and channeling, but choked on traditional terminology like Angels.
Brian is so down to earth about his heavenly communications that any resistance was futile. He wins you over by not trying to win at all.
Brian, among others, has helped me become far more embracing of both traditional and contemporary avenues to spiritual inquiry.
Though he’s an angel communicator, today he grapples with The Question as himself. Let me step aside here so he can get on with it!
What one thing have you been doing recently that’s making your life better?
You’d think this would be an easy question to answer, but it’s not.
If I had to choose one thing I would have to say that I’m learning to pay attention.
I’m learning to follow what opens before me, hopefully without asking too many questions or overanalyzing the situation. That’s always been my weakness … over thinking.
I used to agonize over every little decision to the point of paralysis. “Analysis Paralysis” I believe is the clinical term. I’m working very diligently to move past this behavior. It’s never served me well.
I wish I could say that I know exactly where I’m headed. I don’t. My life seems to be more like an overture than the aria. No sooner do I adjust to the current melody than the tune changes and I’m moving in a new direction, discovering something new and interesting about my life, my self, and my talents.
I’m discovering that when that happens I’m better off just to go with it than to try and understand it.
Does that mean that it’s an easier path to follow? Not at all.
Does it mean that I’m making better decisions? I hope so.
Does it mean that my life, my work, and my purpose are clearer, cleaner, and more congruent? I think it does. Although, I may be the only one that feels that way.
I’ve made some choices, especially recently, that have been maddening to those closest to me. But these choices, no matter how insane they may appear on the surface, have deepened my commitment to my True Work and Purpose.
I am a conscious channel. There, I’ve said it. But it’s taken years for me to be able to say those simple words. They fly so brazenly in the face of the conventional world that I was raised in and the “wisdom” which ruled my world for so long.
Learning to pay attention to the little nudges from the Universe to go this way or that takes a little, no, a lot of getting used to.
Learning to trust completely in what your Heart is telling you while overcoming the fear that your mind is flooding you with is not as easy as it would seem.
It all comes down to learning to listen to your Soul.
We all come into this world with a gift, a purpose. Some bring only one. Some bring many. But all bring that which ignites their Spirit.
Pay attention to those moments when time flies by unnoticed. Pay attention to those moments when the term “happiness” becomes an understatement. Pay attention to those moments when you feel truly alive.
These are the signposts of your life. They are showing you the way to living your “Best Life Ever!”
I don’t always get it right, but I’m trying.
In the One Love,
For you —
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