Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans. This distinction is a significant one. Dying while serving is the ultimate gift anyone can give for their country, their life.
Is this something that a soul planned before they come into human form or is a decision made somewhere along life’s journey that they will serve and die? Whatever way the decision was made, it signifies a level of spiritual commitment that often goes unrecognized.
A spirit in a human body, no matter the personality traits or behaviors, takes this incredibly difficult journey from life to death in a way that many of us would find intolerable and that we would be unable to complete it.
Rigorous physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual training, absolute obedience to authority, unbelievably long hours, a relinquishing of personal freedom, and acceptance of all types of shelter, food, and clothing is mandatory. I have the greatest respect for those who choose to give themselves over to the military service. I honor and pray for those who have died no matter what country they are from, those who have been maimed or wounded, and for those who are serving presently. I pray that humanity everywhere finds peace within, each person, each village, each city, each state, each country, and the world so there is no future for death of any of our beloved men and women through war.
This called up a character trait in myself that I evaluate from time to time, and that impacted my spiritual growth. I have never been one to go along with what others say, do, or think, if I didn’t like, believe, or trust what they were doing. At a much younger age in my life, I was dating a man who was in the Army and he described what Army wives were required to do. I knew I would not fit in so I decided not marry a military man. I knew that I would not turn over my personal freedom, power, or anything else to anyone. I would not surrender any part of myself.
I kept tight control of this non-surrendering until I was certain about a person, group, or situation, standing back, observing, evaluating and then making a decision. It was excellent training for my spiritual growth as I learned much about myself and others from observing. I was initially drawn to the surface, what was exciting, looked or sounded good. Then, I learned to go deep within myself to be sure a person, group, or situation was right for me to involve myself.
This practice made it easy for me to surrender to Spirit as I knew from these skills what was right for me with more and more certainty. Surrendering to Spirit opened whole new vistas of love and information that frees me in many more ways than I ever imagined. The more I surrendered, the more my life unfolded so beautifully with ease and grace.
So, on this Memorial Day and every day, I send Healing, Blessings, Light, Love, Peace, and Release for each military soul who is now in Spirit having so lovingly given their greatest gift, their life, and for their families still here in the human body. The precious gift of their life gives me the freedom to live a Spirit filled, or whatever kind of life I choose. I am eternally grateful.
I ask those in Spirit to help me and humanity bring ourselves to a place of harmony and cooperation in all our interactions so no other souls have to give their lives, whether in the military or elsewhere. God Bless You All Now and Forevermore! Nancy and Reggie♥