When Life Gets Difficult


I was attending a conference last week in The Sheraton Hotel in Athlone, Ireland.  I developed a very bad asthma attack on the way to the hotel.  I have severe asthma. I was very surprised at the reaction of the hotel staff.

I checked in at 10.00 am and I was told I couldn’t have a room until 3.00 pm despite the very raspy severe cough I develop when having an asthma attack.  I had emailed the staff previously about my asthma and that I may need a room immediately on arrival. This was agreed to by the hotel.  Despite this the staff refused me a room.  I pleaded with the staff to give me accommodation just so I could rest and use my nebulizer. I asked them if they would be happy if an ambulance arrived at the door to take me to hospital which is what could happen if I didn`t get any rest.  Still I was denied a room.  I felt a bit hurt about the indifference and absence of concern I was shown by the staff.

At times I feel like someone is near me but I cannot see whoever or whatever this is.   I know it`s loving and wants to help me. The energy is particularly close if I`m having difficulties.   It`s as if there is an old friend or a kind trusted parent beside me poised to help.  I have learned to ask this positive energy for assistance when I`m in trouble.

Following my request I get ideas on how to deal with whatever the issue is.  I say the right words or use behaviors that resolve the situation that didn`t occur to me before I asked for help.   Sometimes a person I don’t know gets involved and they resolve the issue for me.  I was  also becoming stressed at the attitude of the staff.  I always say to myself when stressed or upset “Please take these negative thoughts and feelings away from me and help me be at peace”.   The situation is always resolved and when I ask for peace I am given it.

I say “I know you want to help me.  I can`t handle this, please help.”  Then I ask for what I want. In this case I said in my mind “I really need a room right now, please get me a room.   I saw a brief flash of white light in the corner of my eye.  I asked to see the manager and he gave me a room straight away. Soon afterwards my asthma got better and I began to breathe much easier.

When it was time to travel home the next day I asked for help to travel home as I was worried about my asthma. I was still a little shaken by the the non-caring attitude of the hotel staff who continued to be frosty cold and seemed to adopt a superior attitude towards me. This was their general behavior as I observed them treating other guests in a similar way. So I asked for safe passage home, I would find it stressful if there were any issues travelling.  My humble abode never seemed more attractive to return to. The transport ran like clockwork and I travelled home with ease.

I say thanks afterwards to remind myself how often I am helped and I help someone else if I see someone that needs help, as a physical way of thanking the energy.  So there you have it, my way of dealing with life`s challenges!  Maybe my lesson in this is to buy a lap top!

It`s great to be able to write on blogs.  I can preserve my skill to write if I`m between books although now I`m busy writing a Kindle book on the Irish Rising in 1916 currently. It`s also great to be able to get things off my chest and to write in a more casual way than when I`m writing a story. So fellow bloggers and readers thanks for helping me express myself as I continue to write!


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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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