As many of you know, I’ve been doing appointments for over 20 years – and have been booked with appointments two years ahead of time for many of those years. I have loved working with all of you and helping you to heal as I’ve connected you with your deceased loved ones.
Recently, being so booked has taken a toll on me and my health. I’ve had many deadlines to meet for projects I needed to complete, working nonstop with regularly scheduled appointments, and also with appointments that I had to reschedule from when I had to close down the Angel Quest Center to comply with the COVID restrictions. I rescheduled these appointments to every available slot that was left in my calendar because I didn’t want to disappoint anyone, since they waited so long for their appointments. As a result, I’ve had no time to rest.
I had to devote time to the projects I was working on, and because I didn’t have any time off, I stayed up many nights to complete whatever was required of me. I needed rest badly, and there was none to be found.
For those of you who know what the “Law of Attraction” is, we are vibrational beings, attracting into our lives whatever we are thinking and feeling. One does not have to believe in the Law of Attraction in order for it to “work.” If we stay focused on positive, loving thoughts, we will create positive and loving experiences in our lives. When we are stressed and focus upon it, we will create more stress. I’m sure you get the picture. Whatever we focus upon grows.
I needed rest badly and I wasn’t getting it. I desperately wanted time just to relax. So, it doesn’t surprise me what I attracted into my life. I created a circumstance in my life that would be the only thing that would make me rest and stay home. In October, I contracted COVID from one of my clients.
I was forced to stay at home in isolation until I healed. But that healing took a long time. I was home over a month – all alone most of that time – because I was in isolation, and I could barely raise my head from my pillow. I had very unusual symptoms, ranging from extreme nausea and not being able to eat for weeks, to my lips turning purple and blowing up, to hives from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, and more.
As you all know, I only post and send positive messages in my newsletters and on Facebook, but I had to let all of you know what has been going on with me. In the midst of my healing, I had to reschedule all the appointments from the days I was sick to the next available slots in my appointment book, which is over a year and a half away. Most clients were extremely kind and understanding as I had to put them in my next available slots. A few were not so kind, and as I could barely speak on the phone to reschedule, gave me a hard time about rescheduling because they waited so long for their appointments.
This all made me really focus on what I have been doing to myself. Let me begin by making sure you know that I absolutely love working with all of you, and it makes me feel so good to help you to get through your difficult times. However, now it is my turn to heal.
Because of all of this, I have decided to take less appointments next year - 2022, and devote more time to writing, speaking engagements, classes, and most importantly, to spend time with my family and friends. During next year, I’ll only be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Those of you who have appointments this year (2021), as of now, I will honor all of your appointments – unless it gets to be too much for me again. I don’t know what 2023 will bring, but I will revisit the possibilities as the time gets closer.
For those of you who have watched Forrest Gump, there is a scene where Forrest says, “I think I’ll stop running now.” Although it’s taken so long for me, I’ve finally decided to stop running, and honor myself so that I may heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
COVID has been a blessing in disguise for me. If I never contracted it, I’d have continued at the pace I had been going, and something worse may have happened to me. I don’t want to create another illness in my body because I’m not listening to my needs. I have been so good at honoring everyone’s else’s needs, but not so great at honoring my own.
I actually can’t wait for what 2022 will bring for me. I’ll be writing, doing new projects, teaching classes both in person and online, and recording even more radio shows and podcasts. Of course, I’ll continue to send you monthly newsletters and post daily on social media. Most importantly, though, I’ll be able to spend more time with my family and friends, and I’m really looking forward to that!
I truly hope you understand. I love you very much. xoxo