Friday, 28 March 2014

The Word of the Week - Death


I honour the memories of my loved ones by always remembering their light.

The one thing that we can be very certain of in our life on this plane is that the body, which houses the spirit, does indeed die.  Those that are left behind, mourn the loss of the light of the person’s soul whom they will not be able to see in the physical form.  This sorrow that one feels comes from the heart centre because we will inevitably miss the energy of their physical existence and at the time, it can seem heart breaking, but experience has taught us that this loss, this pain, does ease with time.   We keep that person alive by remembering the light of their soul and cling to the good that we saw in them, thus we honour their memories in this way.

When you come to understand that death is just a transition and the soul never dies you create an acceptance that mitigates any fears or anguish associated with this natural part of life and it provides comfort to know that one has merely passed on.  The mind finds it hard to reconcile when death comes to a loved one unexpectedly, or when one’s life is taken due to the actions of another, the loss and pain in these circumstances can seem unbearable to those that are left behind.
The more you learn to embrace the fullness of life you come to realise that there is always a purpose and a reason for everything that happens, no matter the circumstances.  However, death comes as a reminder for our own mortality, giving us time to pause and consider aspects of our own lives, questioning are we living or merely existing.  Death is a reminder to live with an open heart, to forgive all transgressions and to love each day as if it were your last.

In the last two weeks, I have experienced two such deaths in my family and I feel the depth of sorrow amongst my family members who are closely affected by the loss.  Today I honour my family members who have passed on, who are now at peace and whose souls are at rest.
I am glad that I am reminded to tell those whom I am close to that I love and thank them for being in my life.    I am reminded to make each day count and our time here is but brief.

Just for today, I humbly ask that you to take a moment and send a thought of love to someone you know that has passed on.  For love is our essential nature, our true essence and it never dies, it continually transforms and shines its beacon of light guiding us always through the dark.


Friday, 21 March 2014

The Word of the Week - Embrace your Authentic self

I allow my Authentic self to shine without reservation
As I KNOW that I am being guided.

Who is your Authentic self and how do you allow them to shine? When I first came across the phrase “The Authentic Self” I was intrigued to know who she was and set about the task to find out as much as I could about her.  To do this, I had to let go of absolutely everything I thought I knew about myself as well as what others would tell me what they thought about my personality.  I had to create a blank sheet but to do this I had to acknowledge that what I thought I knew I did not and that I was willing to be guided by my inner self as to how to act and to think.  To be in such a state of submission I told myself that my insanity of trying to do the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result was not working.  I had to humble myself, admitting that I did not know what to do and was willing to let my inner guide lead.  Usually your inner guide would show up when you have exhausted all possibilities and you are now ready to receive the guidance given.  Most of the time through habit we reject this guidance, the prick of consciousness that tells us quietly, “don’t do that, don’t say that, do this.” The ego then steps in, puffs itself up with an illusion of being the boss and we acquiesce, JUSTIFYING our reasons for a particular cause of action.  Note the emphasis here, for when you have to justify a cause for your behaviour or an action you need to ask yourself the question “who are you really trying to convince?”

When you relinquish just a little bit of the control that you have over absolutely everything, you actually realise that in your surrender you become totally in control because you have chosen a new thought, created a  new action and thus have a new reality.  Your authentic self is fearless, they are confident, they are knowing, they are loving, they make no judgements, they are forgiving and they trust in the power of their source.  When you begin to allow your authentic self to come through you begin to learn how to receive those qualities into your physical self.  Ultimate mastery is when you have imbibed all of those qualities all of the time.

Just for today, allow yourself to trust that inner knowing voice on one action.  If you are in a dilemma to do, to say or to react to a thing, just pause for a moment and say, “I allow my authentic self to guide me in this situation.” Take a deep cleansing breath and wait for a response.  The thought that comes is very quick, short and succinct, it does not justify or placate you to follow a cause of action; it just is.  It is because we are so used to the dialogue with the ego that we have learned not to trust this guidance. 
Take a leap of faith on YOU today and start to receive the VOICE.

Have a powerful weekend.


Friday, 7 March 2014

The Word of the Week - Focus and determination

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
“I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

When I embarked upon the journey to change my life to one in which I deserved, my greatest obstacle was the frustration that I felt when my old habitual thoughts would make me lazy, apathetic and sometimes powerless to change them.  I would tell myself that changing my thinking was too hard, because in truth it took a lot of effort.  I would constantly remark to my closest friends who were also on the journey, how mentally challenging it was to eradicate old ways of thinking and that it felt like it was a job I had to commit to twenty four hours a day seven days a week.  I gave up many times, sliding back into the comfort of my behaviours as if it were an old worn but well-loved item of clothing that really needed to be thrown away. 

The impetus that allowed me to try to do battle repeatedly, was that I had tasted what it felt like (even for a brief moment) to be free in my thoughts and powerful in my mind to believe that I could accomplish anything that I set my mind too.  I had to learn to be disciplined and this took daily practice, chipping away bit by bit at old habits and replacing them with new ones.  I was determined to see life from a different perspective as I was totally fed up with the view my mind would tell me.  I told myself there HAD to be more to life than this and do you know what, a voice deep inside of me answered and said there is!!!

Changing your thinking is a challenge and it requires a commitment of focus and determination.  Now I know many people who fall at the first hurdle say “I’m done. I can’t do this, it’s too hard.”  Usually my reply has becomes almost pragmatic, “you can either choose to do the work and live a life you deserve or go back to your old way of thinking and keep complaining.”  After a while, those complainers do not form part of my inner circle and I limit my exposure to them, not because I am being harsh, but because I know the energy I want around me and I know the energy that I desire to become.  I have accepted my growth and I make way to attract those likeminded, focused and determined souls that feed and encourage my spirit rather than tear it down.

Just for today, you decide whether you are a complainer or one who is focused and determined to make your dreams a reality.  Anything of value requires sustained effort, you have to determine whether or not you VALUE YOURSELF enough to sustain the effort required.

Have an empowering weekend.