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My Awakening

The awakening that I speak of comes from my visit Last week at a community pool. As I was waiting in line to go in, I noticed there was a man checking all people’s purses and beach bags like you were at a security checkpoint at the airport.  As I observed everything, at that moment for me everything was put into perspective.

Not only was there a baggage check but it was a reality check for me, something so simple and so pure like taking your children to a pool, to swim and play freely now becomes tarnished with suspicion. I am not against what this man was doing given the nature of what is going on with our world, but at the same time it was an awakening for me to see what a world our children now live in. What our world has become, the suspicion, the possible danger, the fear of everyday activities has now become compromised.

Having faith can sometimes be challenging and as I have always had my faith in times of trouble and despair, I find myself clinging onto it even more so.

Meditate as often as you can to ground yourself, go out, get in touch with nature look to the higher power to guide you and to protect you. Keep your loved ones close, take nothing for granted, love and be grateful for life’s simple pleasures, remembering to be grateful saying thank you for being here, and to experience the moment.

The choice is, allowing yourself to become bitter by all what’s going on in the world or we can have faith and pray for direction and strength that we so desperately need.

Trying to make sense of all the lives being lost, and maybe we never will, but the true test is not what is dealt to us, but how we choose to handle it. I have come to realize that love truly conquers all in every situation. The most powerful weapons are not the guns or the explosives or even the prejudice, it’s that love is more powerful than hate.

When there is love, there is peace.

Wishing you all a happy and safe summer.

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You never know just when you will receive a daily reminder of the gift of gratitude.  I have often received messages for myself from my angels. Last night would be just that. When I was sleeping I had a most unusual dream and there were actual life events that had happened to me that came back to me but was played back like a movie in dream form.

The year was 1990. I was pregnant with my daughter.  I had a very high risk pregnancy. I spent three quarters of my pregnancy in the hospital on and off during my nine months. There were many times I thought not only might I would lose my baby, but I wouldn’t make it myself. When I was four months pregnant, I was sleeping and when I awoke there was blood all over our bed. I had woken my husband and began to continually vomit nonstop. My husband put me in the car and drove us right away to the hospital. Needless to say, I was in extreme pain and lifeless at the same time. I went into cardiac arrest. I remember when I came to, the machines were hooked onto me. I was feeling like I wanted to die and at the same time thinking I had either lost my baby or was going to.

In my dream, events that I clearly forgotten had been relived. I went back in time to experience and relive that event.

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Susan Rowlen with daughter Alexandria Rowlen

The dream shifted to 1997. Now I’m about to go into surgery to have sinus surgery. While I was under anesthesia, I see myself going up and seeing two angels. Each one was holding one of my arms. Everything was white, from my angel’s robes, with fine gold threading to platinum colored hair. They were taking me up. I asked, “Where are you taking me?” and they each replied, “It’s your time.” I was so startled I began to scream, “Noooo!!! I can’t go with you, I have a six year old down there that needs me. PLEASE LET ME GO!” I began to try to pull away with each of my angels still holding onto me. With that, the nurse was trying to wake me up from the anesthesia. I felt like I was watching It’s A Wonderful Life, and Scrooge all at once. I not only revisited my past, but actually felt all of the emotions, pain and frustration all over again.

Angel Message a Gift of Gratitude

When I woke, it put everything into perspective. We all get caught up in the everyday chaos of the world. We rush, we get tired, we are so robotic day after day and I realized what a gift of gratitude my angels gave me, a dream of truth had revisited me.

Everything was so much clearer; my angels provided me with the emotions and feelings I once felt that had subsided. That morning I had an early call at my Oak Brook office. When I began to shower I thanked my sweet angels for the messages they had presented me. I got dressed but before I left, I told my husband what I had experienced and he listened to me with great compassion and told me what a beautiful message I received. It reminded me to really be thankful. 

We all appreciate a great gift of gratitude for our children, but to get these emotions and be able to go back in time and live in these moments were priceless. Before heading to work, I went to my daughter’s room where she was sleeping. I entered quietly watching her sleep and kissed her goodbye and proceeded to go to work. My spirit once again had been awakened, my angels truly gave me a gift, a gift of true emotions, along with my near death experiences. Since then I have always come to acknowledge my angels for all the answers they provide me, all the protection they give. But most of all the love they have for me. Thank you for reminding me what’s really important and enjoying not just the simple pleasures, but truly what’s right in front of us the whole time.

Here’s wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Much love
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