April/May 2023 Aspire Magazine FULL Issue | Page 31

The whole ‘ be ’ thing really made an impact on me . I realized in life I am never really there . I tend to be thinking about the future or past or something someone said instead of being in the moment and taking it in for all its beauty .
After this meditation , I knew I had been transformed because I looked out over the ocean and mountain scene in front of me and started to cry . I was really able to take it all in .
I finally realized how blessed I am to be here , and how many beautiful things there are here .
Reading this entry was nothing less than transformational for me , as well . Because I knew in my heart , I had been far less present than my dear daughter was in her lifetime . And I was ready to start again , and embrace life in its fullest .
What I know now is that my free spirited , wandering daughter with her guitar and her backpack was indeed a channel , a beacon . A light . For me , yes , but perhaps for everyone else .
At the boom of many pages of her notebook , she wrote these simple words : “ Just be .”
On others she wrote , “ Be and you know .”
For this was Teal ’ s ultimate takeaway , and now it is mine . We can busy , ambitious , harried and full of big plans . But then one day the bottom drops out .
It ’ s only in the quick of the moment that we can come back to ourselves , and back to the sheer , unparalleled beauty that is in this simple moment , here and now .
I thank Teal every day of this life , for what was and what will be . But most certainly , I thank her for what is .
SUZANNE FALTER - Suzanne is the author of a memoir about her daughter Teal ’ s death Free Spirited ; How My Daughter Healed Me from the Afterlife . She is an intuitive healer who helps people suffering from upset , confusion , and stress . She also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe . Details at www . suzannefalter . com .