Up to twelve inches of snow is expected in the first winter storm of 2014. Since I hadn’t been grocery shopping in a few weeks and had to go out for a business meeting anyway, I stopped at a few stores. What I witnessed was amazing. The scenes at both stores were the same… Way too many people buying what appeared to be enough groceries to last a month! The dairy and meat departments were pretty much bare bones (no pun intended). There wasn’t enough produce in the bins to make a pot of soup and where in heaven did all the lunchmeat go?

Almost on empty and I find that I’m 6th in line waiting for the gas pump. Honestly, this is ridiculous! Craziness! What are people thinking? It’s like people are preparing for an apocalypse!

Later, as I watch the still falling snow from the window in my warm kitchen, I reflect on the behavior of humans and realize that’s how many live their entire lives. This isn’t a natural disaster, just a winter storm. As a child a twelve inch snow storm was normal, and yes we may have gone out for milk, eggs and bread. But now, it’s terrible if we’re not over-stocked, over-abundant and overwhelmed. It now takes something monumental to get many people scrambling about, preparing for that day ahead when scarcity looms its ugly head. Of course, preparing for a bumpy road ahead is always the smart thing to do, but there’s times when that road rises up to meet our face, which is probably the predicament that all those last minute shoppers have found themselves in.

Gradually we have found ourselves living in a last-minute world. We’re so busy that unless there’s something pressing upon us, we delay what we’re able to put off for another day. I’m not pointing fingers as I often fall into that same category. However, I find that I want to return to a simpler life, a life that is sustainable, fulfilling and self-rewarding. That means I prepare for the future to the best of my ability, try to control the things I can and leave the rest to God.

How you live your life is a choice. Do you allow a change in plans to derail you? Do you lose control? Or do you foresee your needs and plan accordingly?

Author's Bio: 

Experiencing paranormal and spiritual phenomenon for more than five decades, Lisa began seeing spirit at the young age of four years. Around the age of six Lisa knew there was more to this world than what we see in the here and now. Information was imparted to Lisa about living multiple lifetimes and thus began her deeper understanding of the spiritual realm, reincarnation, and the possibility of communication with those in-between lives.

Today, Lisa’s communication with departed loved ones and ancestors have touched thousands of people worldwide. Lisa is a Survival Evidence Medium, meaning she is able to bridge the gap between that of the living and the dead by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages and proven facts.

Lisa has written countless articles, which have been featured on websites, in print magazines, and her own personal blog. Her first book, The Lessons Of Jesus Christ, was published in 2013. Her book, The Visible Energy Around Us: A 4 Week Guide To Reading the Aura is a self-study class you can take at your own pace. Two more books are in the works; From His Lips: 365 Daily Devotions From Jesus Christ and Tracking; Following Your Loved One’s Passage To Heaven . She has made appearances on television and radio and co-hosted on CBS and Blog Talk Radio. Lisa teaches spiritual development classes and holds public Spirit Galleries nationwide.

Lisa has presented at a multitude of Spiritual, Metaphysical and Consciousness events. Her sense of humor as well as her vast knowledge of the subject matter make her an internationally sought after speaker, presenter and instructor.

Body-Mind-Spirit-Festival: Lisa was a reader, vendor, presenter and performed Demonstrations of Mediumship.
Your Spiritness Expo: Lisa served as a reader, vendor and performed public Demonstrations of Mediumship.
The Awake & Empowered Expo: Lisa sat on the Spiritual Development and Consciousness Panels, did a performed a Demonstration of Mediumship, and presented The Cycle of the Soul.
The Afterlife Awareness Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does private readings.
CBS Radio: Radio host
The Woman’s Everywhere Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does public Demonstrations of Mediumship and presents on a multitude of spiritual topics.
Blog Talk Radio: Radio Host
The Body, Mind, Spirit Expo: Lisa is a vendor and does public Demonstrations of Mediumship and presents spiritual topics.
The World Of One Expo: Lisa is a vendor, will do select readings, and performs public Demonstrations of Mediumship.
Healing Body & Spirit Expo Psychic Fair: Lisa will be a speaker presenting upon her book Tracking, doing select readings, Demonstrations of Medium, and have a vendor booth.
Intuitives Interactive Expo: Lisa will be speaking upon the Ethic and Professionalism of Psychics and Mediums.
Lily Dale Assembly: Spiritual Development Instructor

Lisa is continuously updating her skills in the fields of Mediumship, Spiritual and Personal Development, Metaphysics, and Parapsychic Science. She is a certified Spiritualist Healer, Reiki Master, Certified Spiritualist Medium, Certified Psychic Medium, Ordained Spiritualist Minister, Ordained Metaphysical Minister, and currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Sciences from The University of Sedona.