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Dec 09

A Thanksgiving Message: Logs on the River

Log on a River

Log on a River

A Thanksgiving Message: Logs on the River

 

Dear Friends,

It has been a long time since I last wrote and many things have happened in my life since you last heard from me.

 

First I completed the remodel of a building my father owns in Redwood City California. a project that was put on my plate nearly ten years ago, and from which I learned a great deal. The biggest lesson was how to work with people as a team member toward a unified goal. The gift of this work was the friendships I formed with the people I worked with.

 

Two months after this project was completed my husband, Paul Sibcy, died in his sleep. The next two months were devoted to honoring his life and putting on a beautiful memorial service for him at which we played his Youtube video, the Power of Love. Here is the link to the video. This video is a good window into the wonderful qualities of this wise and spiritual man, and wonderful spiritual teacher.

 

Then in September my 86 year old father fell down and broke his left shoulder for which he needed shoulder replacement surgery. On October 8th I went to New York to take care of my father and I am still here with him now.

 

I am telling you all of these things , because I do not want to put up a front that I am a person who is waiting in her office for clients to walk in the door, and who has everything under control. I have nothing under control—just like everyone else. I am a log in the river at the mercy of the currents and the waterfalls. I don’t know what is around the bend in the river, just as no one else does. I am trying to learn how to relax and surrender to the flow, rather than fighting it or having the illusion that my ego is in control.

 

I am extremely grateful that somehow, some way, and by some miracle homeopathy became known to me, so that I have some means of rowing upstream when the current gets too strong and there is a risk of going over steep falls. I would rather have that gift of homeopathy than the Crown Jewels of the Persian Empire, as you cannot compare the two in value.

 

The second great gift that I received in this lifetime is a relationship with Atman, the inner teacher, the eternal guide, the eternal source of comfort, the indwelling God, the eternal friend, a guardian against  the foolhardiness and confusion of the ego. Everyone of us has this inside of them, and it is a matter of choosing to seek this relationship wholeheartedly to bring the Grace forward. I would rather have this relationship and awareness, than 1,000 Teslas, and all the clothes in Macy’s Nordstroms and Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

The next great treasure I am grateful for is the ability to live fully with my awareness in the moment, an ability gained through decades of meditation practice. This ability permits me to flow down that river of life without any thought or attachment to anything that was behind me along the way. There is no history. There is no one that I have lost. Nothing has ever happened. In the words of the Moody Blues, “Heaven is a place where nothing, nothing ever happens.”

 

Meditation has also given me the ability not to worry about what is coming a few bends down the river. I am on automatic pilot and I am just going with the flow. How much do I value this ability? I value it more than the finest food, and greatest sensual pleasures that can be conceived of.

 

Anyway my friends, like you I am flowing down the river of life and at the mercy of the winds of change and the currents in the stream. If my log passes by your log along the way, I am very happy to flow with you for a while.

 

I am also grateful for all the people I have met over the years in my homeopathy practice. You have brought me to where I am now as a practitioner of this Supreme Healing Art. You are also my dear and beloved friends.

 

In love and service,

 

Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)