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The Roller Coaster of Life

When I moved over two months ago, it was an incredibly happy time for me, but there was another thing in my life I was very sad about too. I was one-hundred percent leading with my heart though, and I knew I was doing the right thing. So why couldn’t it come with one-hundred percent happiness?

Last week I asked one of my animal communicator friends to do a reading for me and an animal I love. One of the messages the animal had for me was: “This is what happens when you live life fully. You feel great love, but also sadness. And that’s ok. That’s the point!”

This message reminded me of a Japanese documentary I saw a few years back, where a researcher asked a group of young children what their earliest memories were. He interviewed the children separately, so they didn’t know the answers anyone else gave, yet all the answers were super similar. They recalled being in another realm with a wise Buddha figure, choosing their mother on earth, and then going down a big slide into their mother’s belly. Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute!

In one part of the film, an obstetrician explained why he believed we all choose to come into this life, and compared it to how we love to go to amusement parks to ride the rides. We choose to come here so we can feel. Especially feel the highs and lows.

I work with so many clients who are devastated because their animal has crossed over. For me personally, losing an animal has been the hardest thing to get through. But lately I’ve been seeing more clearly how much we gain by having an animal in our lives—the unconditional love by the bucketful, the wonderful lessons we learn from them, all the ways they bring us joy and make us laugh. The sadness when they cross over is all part of the full experience. And it’s ok to feel that. It sucks, but it’s ok.

When the children in the documentary were asked if they knew what their plans were for this life as they went down that big slide to earth, they all said “to help people.”

So think about it—our core purpose is to support one another, and we get to have animals helping us through all the highs and lows along the way? I’d buy a ticket to that amusement park any day.

It’s all about the magic. 🙌

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