I am trying to understand what the lesson I am to learn at this point.   Then I came across this thought and it all became clearer.   I have been focusing on the hurt part, not the lesson that Spirit is trying to teach me.

Today I have decided to shake off the hurt, wipe my tears and focus on what the lesson is that I need to learn.  Oprah Winfrey once said Lessons often come dressed up as detours and roadblocks.”   There has been a whole series of them happening in my life right now.  

I could be angry about this, but there is a clear lesson I need to learn.  That it is time to move forward from all the is happening and not let it stop me from what it is that I want to accomplish.   These detours and roadblocks are directing me to where I need to be.

Spirituality Lesson

As a Spiritualist, it isn’t always easy to understand what it is that Spirit wants from us.  What is or is not happening for us doesn’t coincide with our desires.   I did chose the word Discernment for 2019.   That is what Spirit is forcing me to do.   I also selected adventure and most importantly peace.   Writing this I am seeing the importance of these three words in my lesson.   To stretch beyond what I know is safe and branch out.  That I am to be grateful for the experiences I have had, and now move on and expand my horizons.

I am to be who I am meant to be, not fit someone’s predefined definition that fits their needs.  For too long I have molded myself into someone that fit in.   I never rocked the boat for fear of losing love or admiration.  I just did as I was told even though it did not feel right to me.   That has changed, I get it.   I am not to be that person.  In loving myself fully I have no fear of losing it ever again.

Spirit wants me to be the one defining who I am and not someone else’s version.   I am not here to compete or be better.  My purpose is to share my gift and my struggles to help others.   In loving myself I fulfill my purpose.   So simple, yet I had to go and make it so complicated…


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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