trusting others
Susan B. Anthony
Trusting others to do the right thing is not easy.  Interesting quote to come up to me right now. For many reasons.  I struggle with what it is I am to do on this earth.   I am slowly coming to the understanding that there is something great that I need to accomplish.
What I am being drawn towards is not easy.  It clearly does not coincide with my own desires.  I am a messenger clearly.  There will be no statues erected in my honor, but that does not mean what I am going to do is of any less importance.

Does this make me a better person because I struggle with my path?  No, I just am more in tune with the Divine. Having trust in your path is not easy.  But when we do, our lives become easier.

Lessons Learned

As a Medium I have learned a lot about Religion and Spirituality.   The fact that many Spiritual people I come across that are not walking the walk — well it makes me pause.   The number of people that I have come across that have not wanted to see others succeed, the back stabbing of each other and the general nastiness I see saddens me.   All because someone cannot put their ego aside.
In the past week, I have seen examples of it in vastly different Spiritual communities.  The fact that it is happening in so many places makes me wonder.   Is there a shift coming and if so, what does that mean to me?  How am I to maneuver through the mind fields ahead?  What does it mean for the Spiritual community as a whole?
I find that I associate less with those that don’t build up and help others and more with those that are caring and selfless.   I love watching others do well.  It is fun to watch their progress.   I would say I am a good Medium and I know that the messages that I give are important to those that receive them. It feels good to hear that I do great work.

But there is EGO in the way.

I struggle with it myself.  Some may say my writing is all about my own ego.   Perhaps it is, then again I am drawn back to my talk I did at Christmas.
Spirit knows what it is doing. It isn’t always about ourselves, and doing things selflessly without accolades is difficult. We need to always trust that Spirit will give us what is needed at the moment it is needed. For whomever it is needed. It is that faith — that provides each of us the love we need to be the bearers of hope in a world that so desperately needs it. Peace on Earth starts with each of us.
Remember that just because something isn’t happening for you at one moment; do not discount the fact that Spirit is using you to make something happen for someone else. I have learned that it is Spirit’s hope that we trust our inner voice, silence our egos and judgments to have the faith to love those that are in need of hope.
We all have free will.  Yes we have the power to chose what happens next, how we will react to a situation that we do no like or to be an ass.  I see many fractures in this Spiritual community and it shocks me that we all cannot get along.  I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately.  Wondering what the founders of Modern Spiritualism would be thinking about how so many “Spiritual” people are behaving.
So for now I work towards letting go of judgment and continue to work on myself.   I am compelled to write, so it must be important.  So instead of fighting my need to write, I will write.  Perhaps my writing this will help someone.  Most likely that someone is me.
Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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