This episode is my hilarious crack at Podcasting while Laundering. I thought it was *such* a great idea to podcast in my car while I waited for my laundry to process – aaaaaaand it ended up in a few stops and starts as washer malfunctions and background band saws played their part in the production.
But, I completed the episode! Hurray! Brooke, Caitlyn and Stacey all tweeted at me in response to Episode 30, the podcast on the Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness, and David, my Vancouver friend actually came all the way over to Tofino to have a discussion with me in person! I am feeling the love you guys, thank you so much!
The spiritual nature of physical and mental illness is a topic I’ve been wrestling with for years, and I just adore the sharing I received from you fabulous friends. Thank you so much and Enjoy!
I totally intended for this to be a blog post… but I just had too much to say about it. The short of it is, my take on how detailed a “life plan” has to be.
There’s a lot of rhetoric out there about how screwed up you can get if you go “off track”. Sylvia Browne even said in her books that if you tried to get out of your contract with God by committing suicide, you’d get looped right back into the next available body!
This has not been my personal experience with readings… but I think Sylvia has a lot of reasons to put that idea out there. People in severe emotional pain might read about Erik Medhus, for example, and think that suicide is a reasonable option. Fortunately, you can’t read Channeling Erik without connecting your heart to Erik’s mother, Elisa, and how her son’s death permanently altered her experience of life.
Even though Erik’s doing amazing things – Erik, how the heck did I get on track talking about you??? He says it’s been a while, and it has. I’ll sit down with him soon and do another guest post.
ANYWAY! This was supposed to be about me introducing the idea of Planners, Wingers and Rafters, three points on a continuum of how detailed or sparse a life plan can be – and maybe, maybe you’re getting bogged down by the idea there’s a specific THING you should be doing with your life, when maybe, just MAYBE you’re not a Planner. Maybe you’re a Winger, like me. Or maybe you’re a Rafter, and thank God for them!
Listen to today’s podcast episode and hear what I mean!