Friday, 27 June 2014

The Word of the Week - You are doing GREAT!

I embrace my divinity and accept myself exactly as I am

On this journey, I have realised that you can NEVER get enough self-love and today is just the day to acknowledge how great you are.  Instead of falling into the old habits of berating ourselves for the mistakes that we made this week, or the errors in judgements or the momentary lapse of anger when we scream obscenities at inconsiderate drivers on the road (smile), today just allow the stillness and the beauty of your divinity to shine through you.
You are DIVINE!  The quicker you embrace this fact, the greater this force of power can flow through you and enable you to reach your desired greatness.

This morning as I read a verse in the Tao Te Ching by Dr Wayne Dyer he described how to live in the void and one of the more poignant lines in the verse was “The usefulness of what is depends on what is not.”  This means we need to be cognizant of the unseen, the spaciousness and that void in all things that make it what it is.  If we were to look at the components of a tree, it is made up of bark, branches, leaves and roots, however if we tried to dismantle it to its individual parts it would no longer be a tree. The same can be said of the human body, we are just made of water, flesh, bones and skin, but without the unseen, that element that makes you YOU, that which enables you to breathe, then you are not useful as the verse states because you do not have what is not.

“It is the silence that is in between the notes that makes the music.”
Zen Proverb

When you learn to honour the divine in you, to speak words of loving kindness about yourself and more importantly to yourself, this unseen within you expands its light and energy with enough power to change the molecular structure of your entire being.  Recognise the place just behind your heart centre that is still, that is quiet, and that always loves and yearns for you to see the beauty in your BIG self that it sees.  It is this force that loves you unconditionally, that sends you thoughts that tells you, “You are so beautiful, I love you and you are doing GREAT!”

Just for today, as you take a few moments to be conscious of your breath and you fill your lungs with this life giving energy; take a minute to quiet your mind and listen to this voice within that wants you to know that YOU ARE TRULY AWESOME!

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Lao Tzu


Friday, 20 June 2014

The Word of the Week - Say yes to LIFE

                I say yes to the synchronicities of life and KNOW that only good lies before me

When you learn to say yes to whatever experience you have now in life, you allow yourself to receive the blessing of the situation.  All too often we live within the realms of labels; labels that define us, that dictate how we are to feel and react to a situation not realising that we have the power and more importantly the choice as to whether or not we wish to accept this definition.  It is our reaction to every situation that is presented to us that determines how we feel about a thing.

For example, you could be told that you are being made redundant and the most obvious response could be fear and panic at not being able to pay your bills, however you could view it as an opportunity for you to expand and grow into a new role or position in life.  Every experience, no matter what label we choose to give it, brings us a lesson.  We can decide to either grow from it, or make it define us.  Further, we can either struggle and resist life or choose to remain present in every experience by trusting that all will work out for your greater good.

In my journey, the desires I have for my life continually expand and I become frustrated at times at the “lack of speed” with which my desires become form.  I recognise that every day I must learn to increase my trust in that great creative power within me and be able to sit content in my present moment, with gratitude, so I can bring forth the vision that I desire for my life.  This is the most challenging part of my journey because I have to envision my desires, imagine what it is I want to do, be and have; create a concrete image of this purpose in my mind on a consistent basis until it becomes all that I see.

In reality, if you were to look back in your life, the simple things that you asked for, that you desired for yourself, you set about the creative process in achieving that goal.  You may have wanted to buy a house when you were younger and even though you may have not been in a position, with a large enough salary to buy a home….you still made it happen.  How did you do that?  You looked at properties, even though you did not know how you would get the money.  You sought advice; you may have even changed your job to get the desired salary.  The point is that with focused determination you achieved your objective at the time.  We see these achievements not as achievements at all, not as you being part of the creative force, which brought it into fruition but as an insignificant part of your life that just happened.  

Wherever you are in your life YOU created it, you desired it and you brought it forth, whether your situation is viewed as positive or negative.
Now that we understand the creative power that we hold, it is for us to direct that power to only that which we desire and not on those things, we do not.
Whatever you give your attention to you create it!

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tsu

Just for today, say YES to life, for you will accomplish what it is you desire.

Have a contented weekend.


Friday, 13 June 2014

The Word of the Week - You ARE what you think

Today I surrender to the magic of life and see only my greater good before me.
I know I have spoken about this subject often but to coin the Latin phrase by Thomas Aquinas “repetition is the mother of all learning.”

When you make a concerted effort to shift your perception to one of love and not fear; when you recognise that ALL challenges that occur in your life, whether it relates to health, finances, grief, divorce or loss exists as an avenue for growth towards your greater good, you will experience more light, more joy and a greater sense of peace in your journey.  Most of us, however are so ensconced in the drama of that moment, we fail to see the potential that the challenge brings into your life.  It is only after a period of time, that one can reflect and see the lesson of the experience.  We can then make a choice as to whether we are going to grow from it or ignore it.  The latter will have you repeating the experience if you fail to learn the lesson.

In a twenty-four hour period, Dr Deepak Chopra stated that we have between sixty to eighty thousand thoughts, what is interesting about this fact is that two thirds of those thoughts are the same ones we recycle repetitively. Now if this is the case and if we were to recycle the same negative thoughts consistently, what effect do you think that this will have upon our physical experience?  If I were to consistently say to myself that I am unattractive, I WILL eventually believe this about myself and even if someone were to remark that I was beautiful, I would not believe them because my repetitive thoughts will always trump what anyone else has to say to me.  My question to you today is what are your persistent thoughts?

If we take just a moment to observe what we think, what we say and ultimately what we do, we can then be accountable for every single experience that we attract into our lives.  Those experiences that we no longer wish to have, requires you have to either change your perception about it or replace the thought with one that is more positive.

Thoughts ARE things…we create all our experiences with our thoughts and your situation will NEVER change unless you go to the root of the problem.  You may be familiar with the phrase, “You are what you eat,” this is also true of “You are what you think!!!” (This incidentally is the title of a book by David Stroop PhD)

In the book The Impersonal Life by Joseph Benner, it states “A Thinker is a Creator. A Thinker lives in a world of his own conscious creation.”  Therefore, the task here is to learn how to think in order to create effectively.

Just for today, be an astute observer of your thoughts and remind yourself often, that whatever you think you do indeed create. 

Have a thoughtful weekend.


Friday, 6 June 2014

The Word of the Week - Learning to Trust (Pt 2)

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety.
A Course in Miracles

When I write this weekly missive, it is as much for me as it is for you and I try to practice what comes through me in this forum.  Last week I embarked upon trusting implicitly what transpired each day of my week and to make a concerted effort to observe my behaviours, my reactions and most importantly those fear based thoughts.  I had several instances where situations occurred and my finances or what I thought “lack thereof,” would have me in a slight panic.  You know the situation where you have gazillion financial obligations to meet and only pennies with which to do it! 

So you know how the thought processes happen in these situations, you panic first and foremost and ask “how am I going to pay that?”  You start the old tapes in your head that tell you how little money you have, how you need more, how you can’t get any more and so on so forth.  This then leads you to stress upon projections in the future, “how will I pay such and such due next week if I use the money this week?” You become anxious, you get short tempered with your loved ones and you keep rolling the problem around in your head without coming to a solution.  This was how I used to handle my finances, I am happy to say that I am growing strong in learning to trust that ALL MY NEEDS WILL BE MET!   So how do I do this, well, I recall a time that I panicked about my finances and became anxious and noted that things always turned out okay.   I remind myself that I am not in danger and reaffirm that all my needs will be met because my past history is testimony to that.  Then, I take a deep cleansing breath and acknowledge the inner force within me, who is strong, wise and better equipped to handle my fear based financial illusions.  Finally, I just let it go and thank my Source for handling my affairs.

Well, I was put to the test this week. My finances were limited and my car decided it was going to give me a warning light regarding the engine, It is due it’s MOT and car tax this month so I had little to manoeuvre.  I immediately called my mechanic who said he would look at it the next day.  The worrying thoughts began to pervade my mind and in mid thought as I observed this, I stopped, took a deep breath and asked for guidance.  I said to my higher self, “ I give this situation to you, knowing that you will provide all the resources, the people and whatever may be necessary to deliver a solution to this problem.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”  I breathed again and drove my car tentatively.  The fear was still there, it had not gone but I abated it for a moment.  Next morning the light came on the dash board again and I recited “I trust and KNOW that all my needs will be met.”  As I drove, the engine seemed to lose power for about a second and I felt it was going to stall.  My heart began to race and I began to panic.  A voice in my head said, “there is nothing to fear.” (When I say a voice, this is really just a thought but the energy that it carries is calm and light not heavy or dark.) So, I repeated this over in my head until my heart began to beat normally.  That afternoon as I left to go home and meet the mechanic, the light on the dashboard did NOT come on.  Elated but still a bit tentative and unsure I drove home.  As I got home I continued to say thank you in my head.  The mechanic arrived, plugged in his diagnostic machine and said there was no major fault, it was probably a sensor glitch.

I share my story, as insignificant to others as it may seem, to highlight that you too can be an observer of your habits and create a miracle mind-set in an instant when you relinquish control and allow your Inner Guide to lead. In ANY situation!
Louise L Hay has a phrase, Life Loves You
So just for today, let life do exactly that.