Part II When Given a Choice-Take Both!

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

– Vincent van Gogh”


 Part I of this article covered the importance of listening to yourself for a more fulfilling life.  In section II we will discuss playing the Game of Life to win, inner-voices, guardian angels, church and how they are all a part of not ignoring ourselves.  


In the book Send Me Your Guardian Angel, about the life of Padre Pio, his Guardian Angel first appeared to him when he was still a boy.  “He took the semblance of another child and made himself visible only to him.  Later Padre Pio called his Guardian Angel/Spiritual Guide ‘the companion of my infancy.’” This describes my invisible childhood friend, Gee-Gee, who later became a full spiritual guide and lifesaving Guardian Angel when I was fighting for my life.


If I’ve learned one thing these past ten years of treatment and success it is this:


  • You seldom get anywhere by standing on the sidelines of the game of Life and Death with crossed fingers waiting for someone else to take action for you.
  • Life is not a spectator sport.
  • You are responsible for yourself.
  • Play!


Our inner self uses signs and symbols that include and go beyond dreams to communicate with us, especially during any crisis that can include divorce, financial problems and health.  No matter how confusing they may seem our dreams are always telling us something. Here are some other ways to get validation in life:


  • Synchronicities can be validations.
  • Listen to your fears, but don’t let them rule your life.  Let them guide you to action.
  • Be a squeaky wheel until you are acknowledged.
  • Don’t take no for an answer.
  • Don’t settle for less.
  • And don’t be dismissed.

Hoping someone else makes the right decisions for you when you are in crisis is a half-plan missing a vital component and your biggest resource: YOU!


Listen to yourself. Take care of your Spirit and it will take care of you.



This article is a compilation of context taken from the book SURVIVING TRAUMALAND: The Intuitive Aspects of Healing by Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos.




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