Inspirational Journals by Sheila Evans.
Each week Sheila shares her inspirational journals on how she is transforming her life. This weeks she speaks on “Leaving a Legacy”. Sheila makes a case for living in such a way that your life becomes your legacy and in so doing your spirit lives on forever.
Out of my ashes will rise a new phoenix.
A soaring being returning from death proving once again that life is eternal.
I live forever because the spirit never dies.
I will return in another body in another time, but it is me.
The me who is me now will always be.
As long as I live, I learn.
And I live forever.
There are many schools of thought on life after death. Some believe in the existence of heaven, hell, purgatory or reincarnation to name of few. It is not my desire to argue for or against anyone’s personal view or belief system. But rather I want to make a case for living in such a way that your life becomes your legacy and in so doing your spirit lives on forever.
We were blessed to grow up with our maternal and paternal grandparents houses next door and across the street. We were even gifted for a time to have our paternal great grandparents alive to touch our lives. We grew up in a small town and all of the families in the neighborhood played a role in our lives. In many ways these wonderful people live on in my life today. They exist because their love was imparted in our lives daily. They live because they taught us how to be a family, how to love others and to stick together. They exist because they impacted their families, churches, communities and instilled that same drive in us. They exist because they shared their stories and deposited wisdom nuggets in our life; in a way that we could digest it, and that would stay in our hearts and minds throughout time. They were not without fault yet they shaped us with their strengths and weaknesses. If you were privileged to grow up around these iconic people; who lived in Kingsford Heights or as we lovingly referred to as “Dodge City” in rural Indiana, then you will understand and embrace that sense of family and community. Their impact is forever etched in our hearts and will be taken wherever we choose to live.
Roxanne and I started on this journey gathering stories, recipes, tips and ideas. We wanted to find a way to archive that information so that we could learn, grow and live from it. In the process we thought others might want to share in our bounty. So we created DrShelution as a vehicle to hold all that we would learn on our journey and some how make that process easier for those to come. We wanted the legacy to live on.
Last week we talked about Nicole Triplett and we realized in telling her story that there were other extraordinary people that are direct descendants of that culture. We also recognized if we wanted to leave a legacy of all that we had been given then others might want to do the same. Although; you all may not share our experience, heard our same stories or been touched directly by those that touched us, you are living a life worth leaving a legacy. As people we are bright, creative, talented, fearless and full of faith. Young and old, those that have passed on and those on the way, make a difference. What would happen if our stories were shared? We were raised to share our testimony. We were told to boldly declare the good and wonderful ways our hopes and dreams were fulfilled. This simple act of sharing can open up a vision worthy of our energy to pursue and conquer it. We looked up to people and others look up to us and so forth and so on. So it was with this intention that this forum was created.
We will tell our stories, share recipes, offer tips and ideas that will help you transform your life. In so doing this blog will become a vehicle to archive all the information we find enabling us to leave a legacy for future generations. Some of you may identify with our history, others may need or want to share that experience. Whatever causes you to read or share with us you are all welcome to join us in our efforts to create a community that leaves a legacy for future generations. Sharing with them our struggles and triumphs on the road to transformation. Just as our past has shaped us and we have made a choice to keep the good and learn from and release the rest; others will take the best of who we are and what we have left to continue on their journey. The journey that’s what leaving a legacy is all about.
Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!!