In my morning meditation, I saw a picture of an underground mine, and also heard the word, 'Mine'. It's fascinating how our spirit guides will use the path of least resistance to get a message across. I tend to receive my messages through pictures first and then through spoken words, so my spirit guide showed me an image of a mine first. After clarifying that what was meant was not an actual mine, as in coal mine, but the possessive adjective meaning 'belonging to me', I ventured more deeply into the concept of what 'mine' really means to me.
What is really mine? If we're talking about material things, then everything I own is mine. I have a house, a car, clothes, furniture, and my beloved ukulele. I paid money for these possessions, so they are 'mine' to enjoy.
But what if all of my possessions were taken away, say by a natural disaster that wiped out my car, my house, and everything in it? During the Kilauea eruption last year, more than 700 homes were covered by lava, leaving nothing behind. I am aware of people who were not able to get back to their houses to salvage anything before the lava came. Their homes were in lower Leilani Estates, and it was too dangerous to go back to get that favorite dress, that trophy, that beloved musical instrument. These people lost everything, and many of them weren't insured.
Even though Skip and I were lucky because our house was spared, we did get a taste of what it's like to live with very few of our own possessions. When we evacuated our house, we thought we'd never see it again. We put what we could in storage, and then, we packed two suitcases and proceeded on our odyssey of living in six different places for the next six months.
During our time as evacuees, we realized that we didn't really miss much of the stuff we had left behind. As a matter of fact, life was just fine with the few possessions we did have. The six months that we were forced to live away from all of our belongings, taught us a big lesson in minimalism. We had each other, our health, and love in our hearts. That was the main thing.
© Erika Marie Rose and Good Vibes, 2019