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I would like to remind you of something I often remind myself of.
Life may not be wrapped in bows, and it’s not always pretty … but it is still a gift.
We need to be willing to take delight in the unwrapping each day and taking pleasure at each stage of the unwrapping until we get to the center.
The core, the power of the gift of life, is the portion that is ourselves.
If we have a belief that life is hard or a trial then every step of it will be.
In the end it is up to us to either see the gift or see a problem.
A guest post by Karen Ellyard.
I would like to talk to you about symbols in your dreams.
One thing we need to understand about symbols is they can mean different things, depending on the person, where they see it or how it was used.
Having said that – here are a few starting points that we can ponder.
You may have heard the saying that ‘life is a game’ – and come to realize that everyone plays a different role in the drama of life.
While we are in the game, it feels very real and sometimes hard to detach ourselves from it emotionally.
Throughout our sojourns as a spirit pretending to be human, we experience many roles. We do this to expand our awareness and experience as a spirit and to evolve.
Meditation can be a great tool to learn to silence one’s mind to hear the soft whispers of spirit. Spirit is always there to help guide us in our life, but it is often subtle and easy to ignore.
Heaven and Hell; they both live within us.
This may be a challenging thought but I really believe we create our heaven or our hell based on our perception.
We will all have difficult times to face on our journey.
I believe the trick is not to dwell there any longer than we have to. We need to just stay in the light with our thoughts and try to move forward.
The problem often is that people look for success in the wrong places and then get disgruntled when they don’t find what they are looking for.
During the hard or painful times in my life, were the times where I learnt the most about myself and what I needed to change to move forward.
We have created a society that predominately values the outer landscape and has forgotten the inner landscape.
This is slowly changing and one-day society will value the inner landscape again.
We certainly still need the outer landscape, but it needs to be balanced and integrated with the inner landscape.
By turning inward, we begin to understand who we are as a person.
There are many paths to enlightenment and no particular right or wrong way to get there.
Essentially it is about going within, working on your thoughts and belief structures and taping into your sub conscious mind.
There becomes a time where the conscious and sub conscious minds merge; whereas before the sub-conscious was hidden, yet still influencing your thoughts and day-to-day living.
To me this defines what enlightenment means, to have greater awareness.
The brain is the organ in our body which allows us to think and interact with the environment; through perception and cognition.
Our brain constantly builds neurons while learning from the new challenges we face each day.
Just like the physical body, our brain also needs to be exercised, if it is to perform at its best.
It is very important to perform tasks that challenge your brain. This helps in building intellect, co-ordination, physical agility, enhanced memory and advanced cognitive behaviors.
Having just had some time looking after my grandchildren I am again humbled by how pure and innocent they are and how much they teach me if I stop to listen.
I have three grandchildren under 5 and have just had them to look after for the week.
They remind me to be present, not just be present but delight in the present of every moment of every day.
They teach me joy as I look into their delighted faces, delighted over the seemingly small things which are so important if we stop to look.
Children see magic in everything because they look for it.
Destiny – Kristina Gailiute interviews Brad Austen
Q – What guides our destiny?
A – It is our soul that ultimately guides our destiny, but also our ego personality and free-will choices play a part in our life. For many of us, our soul is only a faint whisper, unless we learn to quiet our minds and go within.
One way of doing this is through meditation.
We also have a team of spirit guides that guide us on our journey in life. We have free will, which is a gift, but there are universal laws such as cause and effect that allow us to experience the results from our choices and actions. We can then reflect on the choices we have made. If we aren’t happy with the outcome we can strive to make wiser choices in the future.
Energy is contagious. We see and feel this all of the time.
For example, you just have to have one person gossiping or putting someone down in the workplace and the negative energy begins to filter into the environment – Or if you are in a room full of babies, one can start to cry and before you know it they are all crying.
The good news is it is up to us to decide what form of energy we wish to spread.
2012 – Will it be the end of the world or the beginning of something beautiful?
Since the fall of Atlantis thousands of years ago, in our collective consciousness we have held a fear about Armageddon occurring and the end of the world.
Many souls that experienced the fall and apocalypse of Atlantis are also alive today on the planet.
Essentially we are here to create a new golden age and ensure that what happened in Atlantis won’t happen again.
Empaths are affected by others’ energies, emotions and often physical pains.
They can often know the intentions of people and they hear the heart as they can feel what the other people feel. They don’t necessarily read the future but they can read people.
‘Cool’, you might think – but if left unprotected empaths can often suffer from constant fatigue, headaches and unexplained aches and pains.
Empaths feel more comfortable in the spiritual word and often struggle here on the Earth plane.
The end of each year is generally a time for new beginnings. We evaluate our achievements, and plan a path to help move us forward.
But most people don’t strive for new beginnings – because the unknown is scary.
Even though people may not like where they are at the moment (job, relationship, anything), it’s familiar, comfortable, predictable and requires minimal effort.
It is often avoidance (not being honest with ourselves) and resistance (too hard to change – which is based on fear) that stops us.
I would like to talk to you about your energy awareness – and how it can help move us forward or stand in our way.
What we need to understand is that our mind creates our physical reality. As we think and feel, our energy reflects this and creates the pictures of our thoughts.
There are many things in our lives that distract us and draw our energy and hold us from moving forward.
Drama in our lives really does not need our attention, it just wants our energy and awareness.
I would like to share with you my thoughts on gratitude and how powerful this can be in your life.
Gratitude is a key factor in attracting abundance and happiness into your life.
When we come from a place of sincere gratitude our energy is one of acceptance and harmony.
This energy attracts positive additional energies to us.
Mirrors are an interesting topic as everyone can relate to them on some level.
What is a mirror you may ask?
Physical mirrors aside, Mirrors are based on the principle that everything in the external world is simply a reflection of our internal state of being. It’s also the law of attraction in action.
A guest post by Karen Ellyard.
I would like to share with you some thoughts on ‘intention‘.
Intention is an invisible field of energy, and every part of us lives within that energy whilst we are connected to ourselves.
When we disconnect and work from ego, we transfer the dominant force that moves us either backward or forward from ‘intent’ to ‘outside forces’, like; possessions, achievements, reputation … and allow those things to define us and where we go.
Intention can never be accessed by ego, so when we work from ego we cannot move forward on our path as we are not using intent and our path is not clear.
We can either move with universal spirit force, or away from it, towards ego.
It is easy to get caught up in the negative side of life with the rising cost of living, bad weather, struggling economies – not to mention the negative side of what we see on television.
It is important to remember that what we focus our attention on we become.
There are many blessings in life every day, but where is your attention; on hardships, stress and unhappiness (which are created by us) or the blessings and joy in our life?
Mountains are symbolic in life of overcoming one’s challenges – and rising to the top and succeeding.
We all have different challenges in life to overcome that we have chosen from a spiritual level. As we overcome a challenge, we don’t have to address it again, and we can move onto bigger and better things.
This is also the nature of ascension.
Like a mountain, the journey becomes steeper and more challenging the higher you climb; but the rewards are also greater.
I often hear people say, “If only I had time to do what I need to do to grow spiritually.”
I have come to understand that people tend to compartmentalize who they are by ‘where they are and what they are doing’.
Who hasn’t tried to improve themselves by saying, “I will try to put aside some time every day to be present.”
Having been thinking on this I think, ‘Wow! What a way to load more pressure on yourself in a life that is often too busy – where time just seems to move faster and faster.’
I really believe that walking with spirit is the essence of who we are and not meant to be turned on at times.