||The peace and joy that now encompasses your soul
is the same that we wish you to share, here, with us. Your understanding
is so much more, now... excerpted, with permission, from
Susan Chamberlains 9/11 tribute to her beloved sister, Michele Lanza.
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Healing from 9/11:
The Ultimate House Call is Heaven
Susan G. Chamberlain, D.N., 1997, and Ph.D., 2000
AIHT graduate Susan Chamberlain of New York recalls September
11, 2001 as a soul-transforming day: for her sister who died in Twin
Towers #2, for their family, and for herself. In one moment in time,
my sister was here with us in body, mind and spirit. Micheles last
earthly activity was to help calm her terrified coworkers in a stairwell.
She called and left us a message at home and then within the next moments,
Michele apparently stepped over into the heavenly realm.
Susan witnessed the heinous attacks of 9/11 from a distance,
from her car. Working as a traveling phlebotomist, her job is to collect
blood samples from homebound patients and take them to a Staten Island hospital.
But by noon that day, the hospital security guard who usually nodded
her by had been replaced by a SWAT team, and her intuition felt increasingly
uneasy about Michele.
Susan is a metaphysician as well as a medical technologist.
She travels the super highway of daily prayer, meditation and
breath work. She devoutly prays the Rosary as well as the Divine Mercy Chaplets.
And often at the end of her daily rounds, she meets to minister and pray
with individuals who reach out to her, seeking to share a divine connection.
All of this is Susans faith in action.
By the time I filled out a Missing Persons
Report and posted flyers on prayer walls that Thursday, I could clearly
envision Michele as an angel. As I saw her literally lifted up and carried
by other angels, my own heavy heart lifted and began to heal.
Susan attributes part of her growing enlightenment to
the lifechanging, healing wisdom of medical intuitive Caroline Myss,
and to her own perpetual study of A Course in Miraclesboth
of which were part of Susan Chamberlains AIHT curricula. To aid her
familys mourning process, Susan consciously offers them a peaceful
demeanor as well as an uplifting witness.
Jesus taught by example. When I demonstrate the
peace that passes understanding, my family can either hear it as a
foreign language or I can become their translator, their bridge to honoring
Micheles sacred contract.
Susan is referring to Caroline Myss newest book,
Sacred Contracts, whose premise is that each of us is born specifically
to carry out certain tasks, meet certain people, and endure pain along with
joy. We either learn key lessons within this lifetime, or we continue reliving
painful lessons until they finally do succeed in helping us to grow and
Ironically, the posting of Micheles missing person
flyers would lead to a filmmakers documentary on children who became
orphans on 9/11. Its title, Telling Nicholas, refers to Michele Lanzas
sevenyearold son, Nicholas. The show premiered on HBO.
Even before 9/11 but also throughout this year, Susans
own kinship with Caroline Myss continues evolving, as a journey of personal
healing and enrichment.
But doesnt she ever mourn her sisters sudden
departure from Earth School?
We dont have to live without our loved ones,
if we acknowledge that their energetic spirit can always shine within us,
each and every day. Anytime I reach out to connect with Michele, she reaches
right back and comforts me. I envision her teaching Orientation groups in
heaven. She is teaching large classes of new angels about the earth experience.
Gods plan is a perfect plan, Susan asserts.
Therefore life does not happen to us, it happens for us.