It came. It went. May 21st. The rapture. The last day. Doomsday.
It didn't happen. But it's still coming -- at least that's the latest news. October 31st this time. We've been warned. It's time to prepare ourselves.
What May 21st did bring was an anniversary. One I didn't even notice until the next day when it struck me -- May 21st. That day has significance for me. What is it?
And then I remembered.
May 21st. 9:14 am. A clear blue sky day when my world changed from dark and gloomy to possibility. Maybe I would survive. Maybe I would be free of the past. Maybe I would smile again.
It just took one moment. One event to change my world for the better.
On May 21st, 2003 at 9:14 a.m. a blue and white police car drove up and I got the miracle of my life. Two police officers stepped out of the car and arrested a man who I believed held my destiny in his hands. I believed there was no other place for me than in his unholy arms.
and then, he was arrested on that morning eight years ago and I was set free.
I thought I'd never forget that morning. I thought I'd never notice that date's passing without being reminded of those dark days.
For all the hype, for all the news attention, I never connected doomsday to those events. I never connected the calendar date this year to that occasion.
Healing is a gift that sweetens with time.
I am blessed by the sweetness of my life today.
I am blessed to have had eight years to heal and to know -- no one can ever take my dignity, my hopes and dreams, no one can ever tell me who I am -- unless I give them the power to do so.
Once upon a time, I was lost.
Today, I am free and in my freedom, the memories of those days fade as I joyfully embrace living this one wild and precious life in the rapture of now.
I have heaven on earth today when I live fearlessly in Love -- moving with grace and ease as I let go of limiting beliefs that would have me standing in the dark, fearling the light of day.
I am living in the light today. Living large and loving who I am, where I am, what I am. I am loving this life of mine and cherishing each moment as a gift, knowing it is my gift to share, to create, to enjoy.
May you live today filled with the knowing you are a child of God, the divine expression of amazing grace.
Whatever tomorrow may bring, today is ours to fill with wonder, to live in Love.