Lessons Learned From a Near-Death Experience

I recently took a trip away from my husband and kids to celebrate a wedding. Within 20 minutes of my flight taking off, one of the plane's engines burst into flames. 

After learning of imminent danger, all of us passengers were in our own heads, quiet, praying, thinking of family members, going over regrets, pleading and making deals with god. Thankfully, our pilot was amazing and the dozens of fire engines and ambulances that surrounded our plane upon our landing were not needed.

It's amazing how when faced with the potential extinction of our short lives there comes to be an absolute acceptance. At least that was the case for me.

I think it's fitting that our flight took off on the shortest day of the year, the day with the least amount of light. I don't feel like I was reborn, but I do feel a reignited fire to live my purpose, which I know is love. I want more than ever to spread light and remind others of their light. 

This is the time of year when we are all making "resolutions," most of which won't be kept for that long. What does it take to truly change our lives, or make changes which help us become the best versions of ourselves? Sometimes it is a small idea, or a big event. Nonetheless, when these sparks of inspiration come to us we must be unapologetic about our lives and our desires. We must feel powerful and brave, and not settle for anything less than amazing. 

We shouldn't have to live our life for anyone else. We know what is best for us. That voice, that spark deep down, our inner guidance, is wise and ever-present, and will lead us to love and success with everything that we desire.

Happy New Year to all! Wishing you a healthy, happy and miracle-filled year.