He Ain’t Heavy.
He is my brother. I am his sister. Over the past 15 years my brother has struggled with trauma, loss, isolation and homelessness. I do what I can to help and support him. With the recent coronavirus crisis, I also felt the trauma, loss, and isolation when I had to close my studio. I could not practice my healing arts and felt a great anxiety in my heart and mind. The one appreciation I held onto was that I had a home to go to. My brother went from one hostel to another and there were times he would disappear and I had no contact with him.
While dealing with my own problems, I met a fitness coach who just happened to mention The Secret book I had read several years ago. I recalled how it was so powerful and that I had passed it on to my brother with the hopes that it would trigger a glimmer of hope for his situation.
I ordered the book for myself in November 2020 and began reading it again. I also got the gratitude journal which I began writing in every day. On January 1st, 2021, I received a text message from my brother. It read, “God Bless my Angel, wise, strong, beautiful sister Karen. May you have a very fruitful and exciting New Year. I love and respect you, sister. Love, your brother. P.S I am reading the book, The Secret, that you gave me all those years ago, and just being alive is enough to inspire a constant rush of gratitude!
I realised that by writing every day in my gratitude journal, I was expressing all levels of what I wanted. That included joy, love, and the hope of hearing from my brother. I became that magnet and manifested his message to be delivered. Call it a miracle if you will. The burden was lifted and my brother became a light at the end of the tunnel.