“Happy Birthday to Me – Some Thoughts on Free Will and Time”

It’s my  54th birthday this Sunday, and in honor of the occasion, I’d like to repost an article from three years ago on the subject of aging and what that can mean to us. It’s from my other blog www.ForesightYourCTPsychic.wordpress.com

Enjoy 🙂 !

    “It’s my birthday today. And, being the kind of funky, esoteric, quality-of-life kind of psychic I am, it got me thinking about Free Will and Time and how people react to them.

     Often, when I read a palm, see a long life-line and tell my client that she’s going to live a long life, something strange happens. She’ll make a face, or say something about not wanting to live that long. Not from a suicidal sense. Just not wanting to get (insert dramatic chord here) OLD…

    What do you think that’s about?

     It’s not like age means misery. There are plenty of chronologically abundant people traveling, creating, achieving and living their dreams (and having a great time doing it!).

     It’s not like age means illness. There are many year-enriched people who are in better shape than I am.

     It’s not like age means the end of everything. There are lots of hyper-experienced people who find that getting older means they can stop living up to everyone else’s expectations and start living up to their own.

     It seems that certain societal stories have made such a bug-a-boo of getting older that people are afraid to even look at the possibilities. That the adventure still lies ahead…

     So, when that client makes that face, I sometimes wonder why she wouldn’t want to have the most time to live possible. Time to live, time to love, time to laugh and learn and light another’s way…

     And if that time doesn’t seem appealing, I wonder if the problem is not so much with all those many years, but rather more with whether my client is living a bright and wondrous life now.

     For me, the best age to be is whatever age I am. There’s always something new to learn, something known to get better at, someone new to meet. While I wouldn’t mind having my 20 year-old knees back, I’m glad to be 51 and excited about what’s yet to come.

     I wish that joy and excitement was something I could give to everyone. We’re all getting older, it’s a fact of life; and it seems a pity to me when people fear that rather than embrace it.

     And this is where our friend Free Will rides to the rescue…

     Free Will gives us the choice at every moment to be present and enjoy what’s happening.

     Free Will lets us chose to live our dreams instead of drifting through life.

     Free Will empowers us to love what we love and do what we love, even if someone else says we’re too old and should sit down and act our ages.

     And with Free Will, it’s never too late to chose to have a happy childhood. To live our dreams. To make the world a better place.

     Free Will rocks!

      Today is my 51st birthday.. I’m out of my first half-century and into my second…

     And I couldn’t be happier.

     Happy birthday to me!

     Happy birthday to you!

     Happy birthday to all of us!”

Catherine Kane


For more information on Catherine’s books, “Adventures in Palmistry” or “The Practical Empath – Surviving and Thriving as a Psychic Empath” from Foresight Publications, click here

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