A matter of interpretation

QUESTION: Masters, this is a question that many on this earth plane are dealing with currently. I am a 61 yr old woman working a 40 hr a week job, taking care of an elderly parent with dementia and running a household. I have recently become a grandmother (YEA!) How do we, those taking care of aging parents, families and jobs find time to do our lightwork? I have looked forward to these crone years hoping to spend more time on spirituality and assisting others in these transitional times. ~Deborah, US

ANSWER: What a blessed life! It may seem all work and no play but your presence in the world touches scores of people. Who said that lightwork has to be solitary or distinct from your everyday existence? You are doing spiritual work in the way you handle all the jobs you have chosen to bring into your life; and, yes, you did choose this combination of things.

Sit back, and with each task you perform, take a moment to go inside and see how it is fulfilling an aspect of learning about yourself and others, and digging into the basis of feelings. As each event comes up, you are choosing to see the positive side mostly and shunning the negative. That is the spiritual pathway leading to understanding and enlightenment. You exercise your freedom of choice all the time to assist those around you, learning with each choice you make.

This may not be the anticipated situation for this period that you envisioned, but feel the love and joy that is this time in your life. We frequently talk about the danger of expectations. They limit your vision to just one possible outcome or destination. If, instead of seeing only one possibility, you experience the moment, live in the now, the world is beautiful—brighter in all its prospects.

You make of the situation what your decisions allow. You may shun the negative and embrace the positive, rising out of judgment and seeing in terms of evaluation. Each step you are taking is answering the question that all souls came to Earth to learn: who am I really?

You are soon to find that being a grandmother is a very special spiritual role. Encourage your grandchild to bring feelings out into the world. Teach the little one that freedom of choice can be a roadmap to the future. You have trodden the path and can now be a tour guide. If you want solitude sometime in the future, there is still plenty of time.