My husband used to talk about this a lot. Life tends to give us little nudges, and if we don’t pay attention, it often gives us bigger ones.
First of all, it usually is a prod, just enough to make us pay attention to something. Then if we don’t take action on the prod, it becomes a shove in our sides with an elbow. If we still ignore it, life can even manage to literally trip us up – that’s when something much more major occurs, and we are forced to pay attention.
For instance, when I nicked my finger the other day using the kitchen knife, I knew it was a prod to slow down. I didn’t do that though – and later in the day, I bashed myself on a cupboard. Now, that was enough to stop me in my tracks, as I recognized the cosmic elbow.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. So did Philip, my late husband, who had been ill with chronic fatigue for the ten years previous to getting cancer. He referred to his chronic indigestion as the prod, the CFS as the nudge, and the cancer as the trip up. It took this dire situation for him to make the changes that needed to be made for his spiritual and emotional well-being, which did happen, although the healing did not, sadly, translate to a physical level.
Those are examples from one end of the spectrum to the other – they are not always as extreme as this! If you recognize the Cosmic Elbow at play in your life, post a comment and share it with us.
What’s that got to do with news from the upcoming End of Life Academy? Well, I know that you may have seen the information regarding the upcoming Before I Go Training pilot– very exciting!
I also know that some of you have had prods or nudges in this direction, but have not necessarily acted on those. If this is you, there is still time to chat directly with me as to whether this is something that could be right for you or not.
So if you:
- want to deeply affect many more people’s lives and deaths positively
- feel strongly about making dying, death and grief less of a taboo subject
- see yourself supplementing your existing income with a further income stream
- would like to join a band of high-quality, committed and passionate trainers
- be at the forefront of creating a huge social impact in your country
Then please contact me and let’s set up a time to talk! I will send you more information on the Before I Go training and we can take it from there.
Looking forward to hearing from you.