A Silver Lining To Our Pain and Suffering by Jeanine Horton

May 04, 2020

A Silver Lining To Our Pain and Suffering by Jeanine Horton

When I was 18 years old, living in Spain I found myself homeless, making costume jewelry and selling it at the local farmer’s markets. I quickly learned how to survive on very little and it was a way of life I endured for about 2 years. At first it was kind of a scary adventure, but an adventure nevertheless. Then it became very hard tiresome way of life, which I would not recommend to anybody. I knew I had to consult my guides so I could figure out how to proceed. They have always comforted me in my times of need. After a few years I was able to return to the US and stay with my sister. It was certainly not easy at first but with time I was somewhat successful and have been self employed for over 25 years now.

I have to say, my past hard times in Spain are nothing compared to living with this Corona Virus pandemic.

In Spain, I had very few possessions and very few responsibilities, so I had little to worry about loosing. Now, I have a mortgage and bills to pay and pets to care for. My places of work have closed and I have no idea when I will be able to work on a regular basis again. I have never been more afraid in all my Life.

All this free time has made me realize that I must go within. I know I should take time to ask for spiritual guidance. What I get is “this is time for repair, to go deep inside and see what is asking for love and care.” It is not a time to force life as we knew it to continue as it was. I sit outside and listen to the birds, the plants and life. I find myself crying from my deepest part of my soul. I have come to realize it is my empathic self recognizing how hurt this planet is from what all humanity has done to it. It is not blaming me but sharing it’s pain with me.

My guides are asking me to allow myself to feel. To allow myself to cry when I feel hurt. To care for my little girl self, and to send her the love she so much needed and didn’t get enough of. It really does make a difference when your soul feels loved.

This is a time for self reflection. For getting in touch with our spiritual guides, connecting with our higher self and living with what we have. (I have become an expert at stretching my budget)

For the first time in forever people are staying in touch more than ever, even if it must be from a distance. For the first time I see people treating all others as people, regardless of race or credence. There are world wide concerts in an effort to thank all the health care workers and essential needs providers. All the artists are performing from home to ensure a safe distance. We truly are in a time of pain and suffering.

There is a great silver lining to all this. Our beautiful planet we have taken for granted and hurt so bad for so long is finally healing and life as we knew it has changed. The whole world has come to a stop and the universe is forcing us to to look deep in our souls. It’s asking us to really love our Selves for who we are, not for what materialistic stuff we have. I know that once the pandemic is over we will all be more careful with how we treat our world and hopefully each other.

Mother Nature is stronger than humanity and now we Must pay attention to her demands. Let’s all live with love and peace for all and be more in touch with our loved ones, with safety measures in place if need be. Remember, we are all connected in some way.


Jeanine is a Reiki Master and is available for remote private healings through East West Bookshop. Contact her at 206-291-5501 to book a session and mention "East West."

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