Every experience we have is a chance to learn something.
Rainey gave my life and the lives of hundreds of clients, along with my friends and families—the most memorable of experiences over the last 12 years.
She was the best greeter upon coming through a door.
She was hands down the most easiest dog to travel with, leave behind, and take into other’s homes.
Although timid, she read the room like professional. She always knew who needed more, and who needed less.
Rainey was one of those rare ones; and it was her destiny to help as many people as possible find comfort and confidence through their transformations in session.
As I sit here writing this, I ask myself…What am I to learn from having to take life, from a life, that has given to so many? What lesson do I have in having something else taken away?
There are going to be many times within your lifespan, where life decides what’s next for you. Whether you’re ready or not. You will not have a choice.
Sometimes those things move faster than you want and all at once. While for others, it seems to never happen. Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self inflicted, when wanting that “ideal” thing.
Saying goodbye to Rainey, tears running down my face. Sadness overfilling my heart. Emptiness opening within my soul. Fear racing through my brain…I realized my learning lesson.
Surrender (which Rainey did so well).
I must now learn to live between effort and surrender; doing my best to hope for what I want, without resisting the direction life decides to take me.
It’s time I move from outer turmoil, to inner peace. Letting go of expectations and outcomes, and transforming painful experiences into positive and fruitful endeavors.
I must allow these hard things in life to break me. Effect me. Change me. Allow the pain to teach me. Give each of these experiences in life a space to tell me something about myself.
I no longer view the act of surrender as a weakness or cowardly act. I believe it takes strength and courage to continue moving forward into the unknown.
I must surrender , and completely accept who and where I am. I am going to focus this next 365 to Rainey…may I be just as compassionate, just as patient, just as kind, just as grateful, and just as giving as she always was towards me.
Love you Rainey. You will be irreplaceable.