Posted in Inspiration, The Truth of our Being

Giving Up and Embracing

These, I am giving up

Speculation, opinions, assumptions

Expectations, judgements, gossip

Deflection, manipulation, resistance

Control, perfection, intolerance

These, I am embracing

Acceptance, patience, stillness

Trust, candor, silence

Compassion, composure, peace

Allowance, openness, love.

In every way

Towards myself and others

In each moment

Let this be my stance

Let it be effortless

So let it be

Posted in Inspiration, spiritual skills and techniques, Uncategorized

You Are Beautiful

You are beautiful, yes, you. Inside and out, body and soul. Everything about you is perfect.

What are these words? Beautiful and Perfect? They are limiting values, judgements, yes? Opinions. How can this be true?

Open up your mind, your heart. Look again at the world around you and everything in it. Feel your love flowing out from your heart like a soft, warm sun, extending outwards. See everything from your centre, from where the sun of your love extends. Is not everything beautiful? Is not everything perfect? There is only this, there is only now, there is only the extension of your love into everything, for it is everything.

Stay in this moment as though you have stopped time here. Pause. Check in with your heart, yes the sun of your love is shining brightly upon all you perceive. What do you feel? What do you realise from this place? Everything is one thing in many colours, all is the colour of love.

With the radiant sun that comes from your heart shining bright, turn to look at yourself. You are love. The trees are love, the sky is love, people are love, everything is love and you are everything. You are not separate, you never were, the extension of your love unifies you with all.

Be aware that all this is emanating from your heart, you are the centre, you are the creator and the mover of love through the universe right now. And the first thing that you love from this motion, the first to be touched by this powerful love emanating from your heart is you.

This is exactly as it needs to be, love yourself first so you can create and express your sun. The greatest love you can ever give is to yourself. The greatest love you can ever receive is from yourself.

Are you not beautiful and perfect from the centre of your loving self?

Posted in Inspiration, Personal Story, Twin Flame

Moving On The Spiral of Life

Have you ever noticed that life takes place on a spiral?  There are circles of life but we are never in exactly the same place twice.  Have you ever said, “I’ve been here before” when an old wound re-opened, a trigger got re-triggered? Maybe, like me, you say; “Not this again, I thought I’d dealt with this one!”  Yeah, and that’s ego talking, not wise soul, who knows it’s come around again on the spiral and is not the same as before because we are not the same as before, our life is not the same as before, now it comes with a renewed chance to do something differently, let something go, let it heal.   

Spirals are helpful, they remind us we are growing, constantly growing, and that the point is not to reach the end but to keep moving on the spiral.  We cannot get to enlightenment or ascension or completion by moving from A to B, because those experiences are not like train stations, they are always with us, we only arrive once we see that, so it can only happen on the spiral because the spiral keeps taking us back around and through ourselves, over and over again, but never to the same place.  It keeps letting us find what we already are.  And isn’t that beautiful?

Right now, I’m in a position in my life where I’m apparently waiting, waiting, waiting.  I’m waiting to sell my house so I can move out of my relationship and be on my own.  I’m waiting for clarity on the next steps of my soul journey.  And I’m following guidance that is taking me on another journey, as I sense a special person coming into my life.  We were connected from the moment that all souls were born, for this person is my beloved counterpart, my aspect of self, in truth, they are my soul and I am theirs. The higher self of this person is with me always for our energies are interconnected, even when our currently expressing, incarnated physical bodies are not. Some call this a twin flame.  I have had a kind of knowing for a long time that a part of my call to service is to attain a state of unity with a person who is my eternal beloved.  I know we have lived many lifetimes, always together but sometimes physically apart, bringing us to this moment. We are destined to be together once more in this lifetime and to create total union at the highest vibration for our souls and physical expressions to experience. And this is all happening on the spiral. 

When we are on the spiral, there are signs, we get messages from the universe to let us know we are in the right place and to keep the faith.  Synchronicities, repetitive numbers, a song we keep hearing, an animal or insect that turns up in unexpected places.  These are unique for each of us, depending on what is meaningful.  These messages not only tell us we are on the right path, they remind us to stop and smell the roses, to not rush by looking for the perfection that is already here.  When we are on the spiral, we don’t need to rush or feel impatient, we don’t need to lose hope that we are going to get there, we are already doing it.  The spiral is the journey. 

There are reasons why we appear held up, sometimes we are waiting for others whose paths are going to coincide with ours.  Maybe we still have something to learn, release or move through.  There may be something you are doing that has got to grow first, some project, creation, idea or dream. Whatever it is, it is no less important or valid than the place we are trying to get, because the spiral is ever expanding, there is no arrival, only continued unfolding.     

It is on the spiral that each new experience is coming into being.  Have you noticed how something can appear as though it is so far away and then, all of a sudden, it is right before us?  That is the magic of the spiral.  The difficulty is coping with the waiting when you can’t see it coming and it doesn’t look like we are moving forward at all.  We are, we always are.  And then, out of the blue, you are there.

Photo image: Entrance of Newgrange, Ireland, dated 3200 BC. Courtesy of blogspot.com.

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A Perfect Storm

Do you ever feel that your life is like a storm? Chaotic, tempestuous, catastrophic, disordered, explosive turmoil? Maybe a person or situation in your life is causing this kind of disruption. Perhaps it’s something going on inside you, an eruption from within. It may be the odd moment of mayhem, it may be an all-out raging tornado, tearing your life apart.

What if I told you that even in the midst of the most violent and chaotic storm, everything is unfolding to perfection?  The perfection of what your soul is yearning for. 

Have you ever stood outside amidst a wild storm? Some of us actually go seeking such an experience. Talk about feeling alive, wow, it’s literally electric. Personally, I find it shamanic to experience every kind of weather and a storm, particularly, calls to me. The Wild Storm cannot be denied, it is right there in your face, slapping you. It demands to be experienced. It is a full-body, no-holds barred experience. It lets you know you are alive. You haven’t lived until you have danced in a storm, screamed with the howling wind, drank the lashing rain and relished the metallic taste of the air.

At the centre of the storm is absolute stillness.  From space, a storm moving over the Earth is the most beautiful thing to see.  The centre is as clear and calm as the most perfect summer’s day.  A storm is nature’s way of refreshing itself, cleansing and healing is occurring amidst all that damage and chaos and it’s the same for us.  And when the storm passes, everything is at its greenest, so fresh and cleansed and perfect, the air feels alive and uplifting. 

All too often, when our life is a storm we feel at a loss, we can feel like we’ve been forgotten by the supportive energies of the universe, abandoned.  We are never forgotten, we are never in the wrong place, we are always in our perfection.  It is not our purpose to have a perfect life if perfect means everything is always sunny and lovely and happy and contented and nothing ever goes wrong.  Sad can be perfect.  Anger can be perfect.  Chaos can be perfect.  Perfect is whatever we need, whatever teaches us and heals us, even though it may look like it’s ripping us apart.  Sometimes we need to be ripped apart in order to heal.  Perfect is what uproots our weeds, disrupts our complacency, kicks us up the bum when we need a good bum-kicking.  When the Wild Storm comes into your life, step out into it and howl, dance, cry, rage, scream, run, throw your head back and laugh.  Be the storm, live the storm and find the perfection of this gift. It is given to you because you matter, because you are loved by the universe, because you are worthy of being healed, taught, cleansed and uplifted. Because you are moving in the right direction. This storm is guiding you towards wholeness, towards unconditional love, and that’s a special kind of perfection.