Hi and Happy Thanksgiving!

Or not so happy, if you’re dreading family time like so many others this year. If you feel like you don’t fit in with your family and wonder if you are perhaps a changeling (in ancient lore, that’s a fairy baby: the fairies come in and steal the human baby and put a changeling in it’s place in the cradle), try this short test and find out:

You might possibly be a Changeling if:

1. You feel like you are from an entirely different planet than your family
2. Your parents and siblings just don’t understand or accept you or your views
3. Your family doesn’t really know who you are and they don’t seem to want to know either
4. No matter what you say to your family, it’s heard through a terrible filter
5. You feel really bad about yourself after spending time with your family

OK, all sadness aside (because that test is sad! My energy goes down every time I read it), a lot of beautiful radiant light workers like YOU really don’t connect with their families of origin, and it’s one of the most incredibly difficult and painful things for a person to deal with.

In fact, on the whole topic of fate vs. free will which I have been thinking about a lot lately, the family thing is one of those definite FATE things that happens right off the bat. Here you are, emerging into the world fresh and new and straight from source, right into the hands of…OH GOD NO, NOT THIS AGAIN!

If you feel you aren’t a part of the tribe you were born into, the truth of the matter is that this is definitely something your spirit chose to go through in order to grow and evolve. By feeling what it’s like to be misunderstood, rejected, mistreated or abandoned, your spirit is undergoing sort of like the SAT’s of spiritual evolution in the face of adversity.

How do you ace that test? By separating, healing yourself, forgiving yourself and them, and by sharing your light with people who do love and accept you. There are more healing modalities available to you than ever before, too, and so many light workers all over the planet who can help you with great love. The process should actually be fun, because doing the things you need to do to heal make you feel GOOD – great even. It’s not like you have to toil through it. You can grow with joy, with light, and with love (and a lot of self-love too, because that is essential).

If everything were easy, if you had parents that thought the world of you and siblings who were your best friends and just a perfect Norman Rockwell family…well, you’d get challenges in other areas of your life. And maybe it seems like people with great families have more support when facing those challenges, but we can’t know that for sure. Everyone’s path is unique, and you don’t know what it’s like to be in their shoes unless you ARE them.

Anyway, in the video above are some basic tips for coping with your family when you’re on the spiritual path (and you suspect you may be a fairy baby/changeling). And for the record, two of my dearest friends are downright boycotting Thanksgiving altogether – which you have every right to do if you feel so inclined.