Life is short...Feel to heal...Forgive to move forward.

On average, every single day, 153,424 people from around the world pass over into spirit according to the World Health Organization.

Our true Spirit, which the Chinese call "Shen," is the spark of divinity that resides within the heart of every human being and manifests as love, kindness, compassion, generosity, giving, tolerance, forgiveness, mercy, tenderness and the appreciation of beauty.  One of the most famous quotes of every 12-Step program out there is, "You have to feel it to heal it." Many people and different cultures from around the world refuse to feel or even acknowledge the term of "feeling" as it can be perceived as a vulnerability or weakness, especially here in the United States. Feeling is actually one of great strength, growth, transformation, and healing! One thing all of us have in common is that we have all felt pain first hand, witnessed pain of another, and all have a story to tell of painful life situations. All of us share together in the "pain community" of what life can bring our way; no one is except from this community. Pain, sadness, grief, anger, not forgiving, and holding onto those feelings, that energy, or thoughts only stagnates, in-prisons, and limits our lives, when it can actually be a great catalyst for growth, transformation, knowledge, and even wisdom!

Every feeling and experience in life teaches us about ourselves and he world around us with the ability and opportunities to heal and connect on a much deeper level. By allowing yourself to feel everything either in the moment, or reflect after the moment has passed, whether it is a childhood memory, a personal traumatic event, the passing of a close friend or family member, or a toxic relationship allow your energy, heart, soul, and thoughts to explore this "spiritual paradigm" in greater detail. The human ego always kicks into high gear or "survival mode," or "protection" whispering to your energy, heart, soul, and thoughts that you must not face the real pain of the situation, stay busy, focus on your career, focus on others, pretend it didn't happen, and evade or escape from this pain, trauma, and grief that is right in front of you. The human ego will continue to do this until the day you are one of the 153,424 people who transfer back into spirit, energy, and love.

By ignoring the feelings, not embracing or accepting the emotions and letting them build or compound on each other over time has the potential to build up and lead to other problems from depression, poor health, broken relationships, loneliness, stress, disappointment, negative thinking, loss of faith, and even suicide. Most importantly, the "Shen" of your heart will begin to lose its spark and fade away. Keeping that spark of divinity "alive" and "charged" in our heart is not always an easy accomplishment, and requires "awareness," and "discipline" on a daily basis, especially with all the changes life can throw our way. Working on your feelings and emotions through the physical body, the emotional body, the mental body, and the spiritual body as four different bodies is a way to gauge where you are at on your spiritual path on a daily basis.

Feel into what is in front of you, acknowledge, accept, let go, and set the intent to move forward with much gratitude so you can keep your "Shen" open and recharged on a daily basis, living presently and authentically to your life. As the old sayings go, "smooth seas never made a skilled sailor, and your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does," so take the time in your busy day to practice and be aware of feeling and forgiveness with plenty of healing, love, patience, tolerance, and acceptance...because life will throw pain your way.

Don't judge it. Don't analyze it. Don't get negative with it. Don't' be scared of it. Feel into it, acknowledge and accept the feelings and emotions, and "let go" the pain you feel. The action and intent of acknowledgement, acceptance, and gratitude allows for the release and healing to take place, creating a new, healthy, loving space for your energy, heart, and soul to grow, transform, heal, and is leading you somewhere special! Once the heart is open, "Shen" manifests as light and energy always follows our intent and illuminates the path for all of us in the "Soul Adventures" of life and the journey forward, towards the spiritual goals of love, kindness, compassion, generosity, giving, tolerance, forgiveness, mercy, tenderness and the appreciation of beauty.

Life is short, feel to heal and forgive to move forward. There is much truth in "what we resist persists," and "the only way out is in," so listen to the whispers of your heart and allow the clarity, freedom, knowledge, and peace of what true healing can bring to the soul! The expansion, growth, and transformation to allow your journey to move forward while stepping into the authentic, loving, peaceful, and wise person you are! Hold on and get dragged or let go and be free, the choice is entirely up to you.

Every day is a brand new day...Let your "Shen" shine brightly!

Marc Lainhart is an international and tested Spiritual Medium. Marc's work as a Radio Show Host, Hiking Guide, Certified Diver, Metaphysical Teacher, Holistic Healer, Inspirational Thought Leader, and Writer are to serve, guide, teach, transform, and inspire others in connecting to self, spirit, and the world around us! For more “Spiritual prospecting,” please visit or Internet search ‘The Intuitive Prospector™’

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Comment by Marc Lainhart on January 13, 2023 at 2:56pm

Article has been archived.

Comment by Marc Lainhart on June 20, 2016 at 1:01pm

Thank you Kathy! Namaste....

Comment by Kathy Custren on June 16, 2016 at 11:19pm

Edited to add - it is being forwarded to the publishers, with our thanks!

We are currently asking for a max of 700, Marc. If it can be between 500 and 700, that would be optimal. If you have not seen our request for the reduction, it has to do with better optimization for our readers using mobile devices--and thank you! ~ Blessings! 

Comment by Marc Lainhart on June 16, 2016 at 10:09pm

Hi Kathy! Thank you....I have done some edits without taking away the "meat" of the message, please let me know if this fits the word count. What is the max word count for future articles? 



Comment by Kathy Custren on June 16, 2016 at 7:44am

Hi, Mark, and thank you for your submission, which has a great message. The word count is around 200 words over our current length, so would you please edit selectively and let me know when it is again ready for review? Thank you, and have a great day ~ Blessings! 

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