Mar 102018

We all have some fond memories from our past as well as some we would like to forget. In our life there will be times when things happen that you don’t expect. You have to decide whether to dwell on them or look at this as a new opportunity in your life. Fifteen years ago, I lost my husband of 17 years suddenly to an aneurysm. My son was seven years old at the time, I had a full time job and just inherited my husband’s business. I was totally overwhelmed. Thanks to kind hearts of my sister, Connie, and my friends, Annette, Debbie, Linda and Dawn I was able to get through the first month of swinging emotions. 

The next two years were a re-definition of who I was as a widow with a small child. I knew in my heart by the end of three years, I had to move back home to the Raleigh area. Downsizing was imperative, since I was retiring and coming to a more expensive area. I left my 1900 sq foot home with a yard and attic to move into a 1200 sq ft town-home without either. I gave away, sold or threw away one half of everything I owned. I could not  believe how much energy was flowing through my home of 18 years after I did that. I honestly hesitated to move because I had such a spacious home now! 






When I moved to Cary, I began a new chapter in my life at the age of 54. I started a home based business, began networking and trying many other new things. I had spent the last 35 years in a clinical lab where everything tightly controlled. This was way outside my comfort zone.  

Four years later, I was hit with auto-immune arthritis and began walking with a cane until I could have my knees replaced. My spiritual path opened back up to deal with the pain. I had begun studying Reiki in 1987 with Veronica  Vela, knew it was time to make another change.  I progressed to a Reiki Master and also studied Trinity Energy Progression with Angel Coulter

After becoming an Ordained Minister( in NC to touch a person you must be ordained or have a massage license, etc) to open an energy healing business. Shortly there after I began officiating weddings. Another BIG step outside my comfort zone, since I do not like to talk in public.  I can honestly say, that this point in my life , the weddings have been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever done. 

By letting go of my past and my definition of who I was, I was able to move to another area and begin a  new career  that is full of fun and excitement.

Many times, we almost have to reach a low level in our life to make a change. It is almost like the Universe is giving us a kick in the butt  to go out there and  try something new. When changes in your life come, embrace them and try to find a positive aspect in what is happening. Our life is defined by how we handle change. We can either stay stuck in the past or go boldly into our future. I know in my heart that moving forward is where our soul wants to go. This life is a spiritual journey – our bodies are just the  vehicles to get there. Don’t look back on life and think “What if”? Take the bull by the horns and create your new life!

If you want to discuss how to do this, contact me by phone or email and we can get you started on your new path!

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  4 Responses to “Letting Go of the Past”

  1. You and your story are very inspiring Ann – this is a great lesson on how to keep moving forward. It’s always hard (don’t I know it!) but if you don’t move with it, you will lose yourself. Hugs, Kris

  2. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Ann, thank you for your share. You are right, we have to always move forward with the flow of life events. Find out if there was a lesson, let go and move on. I don’t know that everything that happens has a “lesson” but I do know I don’t want to get stuck in a time warp. So I keep on moving forward, learning my spiritual lessons, and sending love. Namaste.

  4. Sounds like you are well on your way to your spiritual journey! Thank you for sending the love!

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