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Feb 06

Treading Water & Getting Short of Breath

Imagine floating out in the middle of the ocean with no life preserver and with no help in site.  You are doing your best to keep your head above water but you are cramping and finding it difficult to breath against the steady pounding of salt water against your face.  You try to stay calm but realize you are quickly running out of steam and then panic sets in.  No one is coming to rescue you and you’re not sure how much longer you can keep treading water.  Your arms and legs are beginning to feel numb as the water starts to overtake the air you are so desperately trying to take into your lungs.  At this point all may seem lost; you consider just giving up and surrendering to the ocean.  I have never experienced such a traumatic event and I hope none of you have either.  However, there are times in our lives when we can experience something similar to that feeling of hopelessness and despair.  We look back at our past and realize we’ve just been treading water all our lives really getting nowhere; and when we contemplate our future it dons on us that we are getting short of breath.  Do we give up hope that our lives are cursed and accept bitter disappointment or do we keep fighting for another day?

I’m certain that there are many people in the world who feel like life has just passed them by.  They reach a certain point in their lives only to come to the harsh conclusion that maybe it just isn’t going to get any better.  Perhaps they’ve lost that fun loving, carefree attitude they used to have when they were kids and replaced it with the worrisome burdens that come with being an adult.  Have you ever felt like that hopeless adult, trapped in a life with no end in sight?  I have to confess that even though I try to maintain a positive attitude in life there have been times recently when I felt just like that person struggling to stay afloat.  I really had no idea where I went wrong and I couldn’t understand why my life seemed to be “cursed” so to speak.  And while I admit that, comparatively speaking, things could be a lot worse my feelings of bleakness still permeated my thoughts.  Fortunately, I turned to my spiritual team for guidance and they came through within the hour of me asking.

The other night while warming up some food on my lunch break I took a moment to ask my spirit guides if there was any reading material they could send my way that might help me with my current situation.  Without even thinking much about what I had asked I came back to my desk and while eating my dinner and doing a little web surfing I stumbled across a fascinating eBook called, “Ami, Child of the Stars” by Enrique Barrios.  Once I started reading I couldn’t quit, the book captured my attention and stirred my imagination.  One of the important lessons I learned from this book was that I had lost contact with the wonder of life.  In other words, regardless of what my life circumstances were I still had the choice of making each day count.  Basically, I needed to learn how to see life again with that inquisitive, wondrous nature I used to have as a child.  Just because each day seemed to bring more of the same monotonous activities didn’t mean I couldn’t take the time to see the beauty in a Colorado sunset or the joy in participating in a game with my children.

Life will always have its ups and downs and it is easy to succumb to the rationale that we have no control over what happens.  And while there will be times when we have no control over what comes our way, we do have a choice how we react to each of those events.  We all know life isn’t all sunshine and roses but that doesn’t mean we can’t let ourselves enjoy the pleasures of such delights.  The next time you are feeling down and believe life has used and abused you please take a moment to consider the simple pleasures that surround us each day.  Each of you has a spiritual team that is specifically there for you to turn to.  They will give you the proper guidance and always steer you in the right direction.  Mine certainly hasn’t let me down and I know yours won’t either.  I hope you will take the time to read, “Ami, Child of the Stars” it has brought new meaning for my life; I expect it will for you too.

I don’t believe there are any copyrights associated with this eBook and is free for all to download and read.  Please click the link below to download a copy for yourself.

Ami, Child of the Stars

Or you can visit the originating sight and download a copy there.

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  1. Justin Mazza

    So true Todd. It is winter where I live and last week was in the 50’s so I decided to go outside and do some yard work.

    It felt great just to be outside again enjoying the warmth and being surrounded by nature again.

    I will definitely check out the book by Ami.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Justin,

      Being able to get out in the sun is a true blessing during the winter months. Here in Colorado there are plenty of sunny days all winter long but I can imagine that where you are there are probably plenty of cloudy days. I hope your time in the great outdoors did your spirit some good.
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  2. Walter

    This is so true man. I love the warmth of the sun. It gives me more energy to work. So nice to see the sun shines at this time.

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  3. EleonoraEOF

    Hello Todd,
    thanks for this inspiring article. Whoever reads it will learn to appreciate more his life.
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  4. Julie | A Clear Sign

    Hi Todd,

    You are absolutely right that your team is there. Trust me, I am REALLY glad I am aware of that at this point in my life for the tough times.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Julie,

      Is it easier for someone like yourself to have communication with your spiritual team?
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  5. Angela

    I love the sunshine in the morning..It gives a lot of energy..Thanks for this nice post..

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Angela,

      It is always nice to sunbath in the full sunlight anytime of day.
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  6. Kimberly

    I downloaded the ebook to my Kindle and will read it tonight… Great recommendation Todd. At this point in my life, in my late forties it’s quite easy to become disenfranchised with the hand I’ve been dealt and the lack of control sometimes. If this ebook does anything to restore some connection back to the world then I’m looking forward to it.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Kimberly,

      I hope you will enjoy the ebook and that it helps you to find that connection again.
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  7. Allison

    Commonly in a person who take an office works that gain a less activity that evolved in a fresh environment, will be the reason why they can’t adjust immediately when they got sick.. In my case, I wake up in the morning and have commute to witness the beauty of sun..

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Allison,

      I agree that most office jobs are a shock to the system and can be the cause of a lot of depression symptoms. I’m sorry you have to commute just to enjoy some sun, but you should still be able to see it and feels its warmth no matter where you are at.
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  8. Antonia

    Taking breaks in nature, even to stand in the sunshine and ground my energy into mother earth, always revitalizes me. Beautiful reminder. Blessings

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  9. Ann

    There are several options can be choose and with a lot of precious things in our mother nature, air and sunlight make me glow every day….

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Ann,

      I couldn’t agree more, we live on this beautiful planet and I suspect that too many of us take it for granted. Thanks for the comment.
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  10. Renz

    World will become useless if there’s no water at all, it is the source of life and eternity…

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Renz,

      It wouldn’t be a pretty site if the world had no water, hopefully people will wise up before that would ever happen.
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  11. Fatima Hipolito

    HI todd nice to be back in you site,and I see this page everyone love sunshine of morning because it will give heat to our body..
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