"They say there is no light without dark, no good without evil, no male without female, no right without wrong. That nothing can exist if its direct opposite does not exist." -Lauren k. Hamilton
Years ago, when my husband Matthew passed at the age of 30 years, I struggled with seemingly conflicting emotions. I was heartbroken with sadness and wrestling with anger while simultaneously experiencing peaceful relief and inner joy.
There was a frustration of clarification! If there was sadness, how could there be joy? How could both turmoil and peace hold a space in my being?
In such life-changing moments, old habits, attitudes or beliefs often break out of the neat little boxes we have created for them. These significant events can provide an open door to a new way of experiencing life.
I discovered that my belief of needing to feel EITHER sad OR happy; EITHER in turmoil OR at peace – was an illusion. My experiential truth was that I was in a full spectrum of emotions at the same time. In that moment, I transformed the perception of an ‘either/or’ belief in to the awareness of ‘AND’.
‘AND’ expanded my inner-world and broadened my external choices. Although my new reality arrived on a crashing wave that took me into the depths, it also carried me lovingly to a new shore.
‘AND’ provides the opportunity to move beyond where we have been. We do not need a health crises, job loss or relationship change to begin using the creative power of ‘AND’. Allow yourself to explore new discoveries in your world by using ‘AND’. This simple action can provide a life of innovative options.
You can be sure that creative people such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Leonardo Da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Rosa Parks, John Lennon, Amelia Earhart and many more actively engaged with ‘AND’ in their lives. Look around at the people you admire and I guarantee you’ll find that ‘AND’ is coloring their daily life.
It takes courage to add the 3-letter word, A-N-D, to your world. Today, you are invited to open your Self to the myriad of possibilities that are available through the doorway of ‘AND’…