Life is a symptom of birth, and the root cause of birth is the desire for growth and expansion. How could this expansion materialise if we were to remain stagnant and stuck.
The echo of a pattern reemerging is an interesting concept, when all that can be seen are the ghosts of a familiar past, it beckons the time to deeply reflect, and inquiry within as to the lessons that have been missed or the divine messages ignored.
Finding yourself on familiar ground offers the basis for exploring the opportunity for change. That uneasy feeling that urges you to connect with the underworld of demons and shadows, the doubts and the dark fears that lurk at the depths of our psyche.
What we are to consolidate is the ability to see beyond this darkness, with the intention to invoke the spirit of change which is necessary for our evolutionary path.
The big changes are not easy, they pursue us masked in fear and pain. They call to our attention under the disguise of suffering, especially if we've denied the calls previously.
When the pain is amplified, there is an opening to listen to the depths of our soul. We listen to hear, to feel and we begin to open our hearts to hear the truth of what our destined path is. The road may be unclear, with no map to follow, but our intuition and the connection with the heart will enable us to see just enough to commence the journey.
The intuitive self is the map and provides the fuel and the energy to seek the truth of what matters most to the divine spirit within. Our expansion, our growth and thus the growth of the cosmos.
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The greatest source of joy starts with our willingness to see and honour the beauty of self, and all parts that coexists within the self. These parts comprise of the personality, soul, spirit and the shadow.
Once you evoke the childlike aspect that resides at the core of your soul, you are consumed with the energy of joy, the wonder and the magic that exists in children naturally. You are consumed by the beauty that is the self, and the expression that is birthed from merging the soul with the divine spirit through acts of joyful living.
We are all consumers of joy, all which is purchased materially stems from our need to evoke joy. All that is consumed orally is with the intention to evoke joy. Our relationships also relate to the evocation of joy in self and in others. Therefore the purpose to life is to evoke the beauty of joy within, and through this space, learn to commune with the divine spirit and orchestrate a life that is illuminated and aligned with our mission.
In the absence of joyfulness, we start to procrastinate, we loose the will of motivation, we become stagnant, all simply because we loose connection with joy, and thus connection with the soul and our divine nature. We loose our sense of connectivity to the one aspect that truly feeds our soul’s expansion and growth.
The activities we undertake in life must therefore be aligned to joy, or it results in a loss of life essence. When we drift away from joyful living, we loose our power, our voice, our mission and our sense of purpose.
Joy is the fuel for the soul, and the best kept secret for health and longevity. Joy is what brings humanity together, and is the secret doctrine of the sages. To live in joy is to embark on a universal mission that changes creation towards a vibratory adventure of expansion.
Joy is the result of man’s willingness to move from the mundane in to the extraordinary. To seek a level of integration that encourages your soul to intertwine with the divine spirit, and rejoice in the expansion of your consciousness. It is only possible to journey towards this through the understanding that joyful living is your inherent gift and purpose. Nothing else will do, but the knowledge and the understanding that it is your sacred right to seek and commune with the divine through joyful living, and through this communion realise your mission and the destined path that has been uniquely selected for you, and reflects your core essence, truth and light.
To feel joy, and to give joy is simply the game of life. What you give you receive back tenfold, and what you withhold you also reap. Don’t steal the joy away from your being, allow yourself to feel the laughter, the simplicity of life, and to see the world from the child-like essence that resides within your heart.
Follow your guided path through tuning in to joy, allow the powerful frequency of joy to consume the mundane tasks in life, infuse the frequency of joy in all the tasks you undertake, regardless of your mind’s programmed perceptions of it. Mindfully connect with the child within, so that once again, every experience, duty, and path can be wondrous, beautiful and exciting. Live in joy, for the joy within you is reaching out for you.
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If you have a specific personal inquiry regarding your path, or would like a targeted general reading, or seeking clarity on a situation, please click the "Free Gift" button, and send a photo of yourself along with your question. Blessings be on to you.
If I were to ask you how much you value yourself, what would you say?
Take a few minutes, and really think about your own sense of value, not from a place of ego, but from a space of truth. The type of truth that you feel and know from the heart centre.
How much do you really value your time, your talents, your gifts, your body, your mind, and how much do you value what you have to offer and contribute to the world?
You see, each of us impacts this world through the template of how we choose to project ourselves in to the world, how we choose to interact with others, and how we choose to spend our time, and who we choose to spend our time with.
The word you need to allow penetrate your mind here is “CHOICE”. This is because in every moment you make a choice. You choose to think the thoughts you think, you choose to eat the foods you eat, you choose to have the people that you surround yourself with, and you choose the situations and environments in which you work and live in.
At this point, your ego mind may be fighting my words, as it "chooses" to devolve responsibility from your less than desirable circumstances. However, it takes courage and awareness to accept that you and your life are the outcome of your accumulated choices.
In every moment, you have a choice, you have a choice to be happy, or you have a choice to be sad, and most of the time you make your choices unconsciously based on your beliefs about yourself and the world.
You choose based on your sense of value for yourself. I am not referring to your value as a monetary term here, although you can also conceptualise this in monetary terms, especially if you are a service provider that charges based on your time and expertise.
I am not even referring to a numbering system when I talk about your value. The value system I am referring to is an internal barometer to your own divinity, and it is this value that defines your sense of inner power and worth.
The root of self worth is firmly planted in the perceptions and beliefs you hold about yourself, and this is formed through different layers of your life experiences, starting from the time of being in your mother’s womb, to the present day.
The beliefs and programmes you carry about your sense of worth are primarily constructed in the first seven years of your life. As a child you are completely open and receptive to forming beliefs and impressions in an effort to create a sense of identity, which then assists you in navigating through the physical plane to become a part of the world you live in.
Literally, every word and opinion you hear from people close to you as a child, you take in as your own beliefs, and this imprint becomes an active component for generating your emotions and your life experiences based on the blueprint that doesn’t even belong to you.
At the core of your being there is a level of knowing that you are great and infinite, this is your raw potential, your sense of limitless self, but this raw potential is so often masked with layers of psychological wounds that were created as a result of trauma, abuse, rejection, criticism, and your own internal chatter.
The key to remember here is that the voice of your own ego mind is ten folds more powerful than the voice of other people’s insults or criticisms. In fact, it is the voice of your own ego that has the power to lock in limiting beliefs that will further shatter your sense of worth, through internalising the external statements or expressions you receive. This limiting belief then begins to serve you in creating more of the experiences and people that vibrate at its energetic frequency.
It is fair to say, that our sense of worth suffers at the hands of our overactive ego driven mind, and our acceptance of the negative internal chatter continues to diminish our sense of worth and value.
Up to this point, you may have allowed your psyche to be penetrated and impacted by the belief system of the people in your life, and reinforced further by the fearful voice of your own ego. However from this point, the point by which you begin to understand the building blocks to your sense of worth and value, you have a choice. You can choose to continue as you are, or you can begin to awaken to your sense of power that fuels your self worth and value, and start to pay close attention to the internal chatter that takes place within your mind, and mindfully direct the projected mind narratives towards a dialogue that benefits you, rather than detriments your sense of worth and value.
If we are to evolve and grow, we are not to fear the ego mind, quite the contrary, we are to fully utilise the gift that the ego mind has to offer by loving the ego, and assuring it that it is safe, by regular reinforcment that there is no need for excessive protection by the ego. Your ego mind has one purpose, and that is to ensure your survival. It is here to protect you, to shield you from harm and to push you away from danger. However, too often, in its attempt to undertake its survival function, we allow it to lead our mind fully. This is where the ego oversteps the mark in an attempt to shield you from what it considers as danger. This is because the ego is programmed to detect every experience as a threat, and if allowed to continue generating fear, it will damage your sense of worth and value.
It is therefore your choice to consciously collaborate and work in partnership with your ego mind, and where possible assure this part of your mind that you are safe, and not in need of protection.
This type of mind collaboration allows you the opportunity to take control of your life experiences and choices. As you become more self aware on the mechanics of your mind, so you will begin to infuse magic in to your reality, and you open the door to living a fulfilled life with the ability to tap in to your full potential and power.
The decision to have this life starts with the choices you make in your mind, and how you honour and nurture the different parts of your mind.
Everything in life is created by choice, your choice, so make sure that in every moment you choose thoughts and mind dialogues that serve you.
If you are interested to learn more and experience mind collaboration, come along to our next monthly meditation evening planned for Tuesday 12 April 2016 at the Hill Station Cafe on Telegraph Hill.
During this meditation session you will experience connecting to different parts of your mind, and will tap in to your infinite power to amplify your sense of self worth and value.
So very often we loose the sense of who we are amidst keeping up appearances, through either seeking external validation or desperately trying to fulfill the expectations of others, and in doing so we give our power away and disconnect from our true authentic nature. Most of us wear an invisible mask to fit in, or we conform to different value systems in order to be excepted by our peers or family members. However, for our own sense of happiness it is imperative that we realign back to our true nature if we are to live a successful and fulfilled life, so in light of this, here are 9 ways to help you let go of old programs and be more you!
1) Follow your Passion;
Start following your passion, and if you don't know what your passion is, study, explore, carry out self inquiry and do different activities and classes until you discover what you love.
One way to explore what you love is to look back and examine your childhood, you will undoubtedly find clues to activities that made you tick and happy. What did you do as a child? What types of activates made you happy back then? List them and see if they still interest you, or whether there is a similar activity that you would like to try now - and then go and do it!
2) Find your Inherent Talents and Gifts;
Assess your job or business, are you doing what you love? Does it fulfill you? Does it excite and expand you? This is the time to ask some serious questions about what you spend most of your precious time doing. This assessment is crucial, because we spend majority of our life in a job or focusing on developing our careers, and our choices can significantly impact the level of success and happiness we accomplish in life. So start to list your core skills, what are you really good at in your job? and what tasks do you enjoy doing the most. Also list what you suck at no matter how hard you try. Once you find your key natural gifts, you may want to explore which career, business or job you might be better suited for (that is, if you're not already doing it!), and then work towards your goal. If your job doesn't satisfy you, it's up to you to make an informed mental shift and change it, but before you do, explore your gifts and talents and assess how you can monetise on them through serving others. You were born to share your gifts and talents with the world, don't let them die in you. Follow your passion, and success is guaranteed, follow the money or status and your path will not only be a miserable and unfulfilled one, but it'll seem and feel like success is an elusive concept made only for the elite, and the more you strive for success the more difficult attaining it will seem.
3) Do Something FUN Everyday;
Have fun, schedule fun if you have to! But make sure you have fun everyday, even if it's just for a few minutes. Doing something that is fun puts you in a state of joy, this state is one of the highest vibrational frequencies, and it ensures that you attract in to your experience more of what you desire.
Fun doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, putting a good piece of music and having a sing along or a dance in your pyjamas is fun for some or watching funny clips and movies is fun for others. Choose something that rocks your soul, and then feel good doing it.
4) Create Beliefs that Support You;
Pay close attention to your thoughts and feelings, becoming mindful of our mind chatter is an incredible gift, and one that becomes habitual and easier the more that you practice it. If a negative or fearful thought comes in to your mind, practice the art of accepting it, thanking it and then releasing and rewriting it ... This will set you free and it's a simple ritual to cleanse your limiting beliefs.
For example if you think; "look how amazing she looks, I am too fat to wear what she is wearing" ... acknowledge the thought as it enters your mind, and say something along the lines of ..."dear mind, thank you for sharing your messages, I am grateful for your ideas, and it's commanded for the belief that I am fat and not good enough to be deleted and replaced with the belief that I AM ENOUGH, and that I love every part of my self, and it is done so, thank you".
Understand that your thoughts carry important messages about your core limiting beliefs, use your daily thoughts as a gift for uncovering your limiting beliefs. The code to creating life experiences stems from our belief structures, what you believe you become. Therefore understand your beliefs through your thoughts, words and actions. Everything you are today is rooted from your belief system. Once you start this practice, you'll realise just how fascinating and multi layered you actually are!
5) Celebrate Yourself;
Celebrate yourself at least once a week! Do something that really honours you for who you are. Whether this means a bubble bath with chocolates, or standing in front of the mirror adorning yourself with loving words, or treating yourself to a foot massage. Just do something which signifies a celebration of who you are! As you celebrate, adore and value yourself, affirm to yourself how much you are really worth the love. The first real love always starts with the self, so spoil yourself in whichever way that feels good for you.
6) Power of Intention will Lead you to Greatness;
life is energy, and energy is magical, therefore use your mind energy wisely. Theme the year ahead, don't worry about listing 20 resolutions by January 1st. Instead theme your year with just one goal or aim, and then take actions to achieve that 1 goal and embody more of its energy. For example, one year, the theme of my year was leadership, I then spent the rest of the 12 months developing my skills and embodying the traits that I needed to be a great leader. Your goal and intentions will take you places, but keep them simple, the simplicity of it will motivate you to take the first step, and the rest will flow.
7) Reflection is Self Mastery;
Reflect at least once a day, keep a journal, and record your emotions and the lessons you learn each day. Everyday brings a gift for expansion, are you witnessing and grateful for this expansion? Or are you missing the opportunity? Journaling is one of the best ways to check in with your emotions and find the meaning behind your experiences.
8) Dream your Way to Self Awareness;
Our dreams have a wealth of messages for us served by our unconscious mind, they bring to light our deep rooted beliefs in symbols and stories. They offer you a gift of decanting your beliefs and an opportunity to re-write the old programs. Don't lose the messages, record them, decipher them and rewrite them according to your desires.
You can also use dreams in order to find answers to your personal questions and dilemma's. Simply ask or write the question before you sleep, place it under your pillow and have faith that the answer will be revealed to you in the dream.
9) Blessings go a Long Way;
Bless the water that you drink, and bless the food that you consume. Bless the people you meet (even if they don't deserve it!). Bless your past and everyone in it. A simple act of offering blessings places you in the energy of giving, know that when you give you'll receive back ten folds! But don't do this rite from a place of need. Do it from a place of giving, as the energetic frequency of offering blessings will bring you closer to your true authentic nature!
Four insightful years since you woke up from the illusion that is life & each year I feel both our souls getting freer and more expansive
At times when I miss you, I find myself gazing in to space, confused and bewildered at how you could bring yourself to leave your children, it may not sound rational, but I believe that even in death we are given free will to either continue with earthly life or to transcend, and so for a split second I weave in to a state of rage and fury at how you decided to leave and abandon us, but then my breath grounds me back in to my truth, and I focus on releasing the shadowy echo of my physical mind, which sits in the density of mother Gaia, for it continues to crave external need for physical attachment, connectivity, nurture and love.
Being a mother two years out of the four lost years with you has taught me much about our relationship, and about the woman I am today.
Motherhood has exposed me to my own wounded inner child; the little girl in me that I've had to re-nurture and love.
It's taught me the power of unconditional and unwavering love and the profound psychic bond which exists between a mother and her child, and most of all, it has exposed and cracked me wide open to the depths of my own vulnerability, but during the journey through darkness I have found the greatest source of inner strength, which resides at my very core.
The gift of motherhood is intensely joyous, it's rewarding, it's exhilarating, but at times it's also deeply challenging, and a dark and lonely place to be. Yet I have learned to honour all of it, even the darkness and the confusion, for I have come to realise that much wisdom resides beneath the murky exterior of that which is "the self".
Through the journey of motherhood I now know you better mamma, I know what you experienced, and what challenged you, and what eventually expanded your soul.
I guess I have somewhat come to terms for not having you with me. I've made peace with the loss to a degree at which it's possible to live with the void through acceptance and perseverance, and although my physical mind still craves you, and continues to miss your physical presence and love, I have steered myself towards the road of self mastery in exercising the art of loving and nurturing myself, all of me, including the abandoned and wounded little girl inside... So Thank you for the gift of life mamma. I love you deeply and I honour your legacy and the imprint you left on my life. I am all that I am because of you, all of you, your light, your shadow and your expansive spirit.
So here I am again, on familiar ground, feeling dissociated and insignificant. Feeling demotivated and perplexed at why I am yet again feeling powerless, and slightly depressed at the thought of where I am in life, and the paths that I have taken which have led me to this point.
Well, I know very well that the decisions I've made through the course of my life have led me to this point, in this very place that I don’t desire to be. If I had the power now, I would zap away this experience in a heart beat, without a second thought.
As I look back at my childhood, I see the endless dreams and desires. My imagination was limitless back then, and the thirst and amazement for life felt endless. Although now, it’s hard to know what those dreams were. It’s challenging to remember, as the memories have been masked with countless conditioning applied by the voices of my parents, my teachers and later my employers. The voices that spellbound my mind, and allowed me to divert away from my core passions, and disconnected me from my unlimited faith and trust in myself and ultimately in life. This disconnection from self was achieved through constant external nagging by parental and institutional establishments, setting expectations or dishing out guidance on what they believed were the right choices for me, or telling me what I should been doing, and how I should be behaving. Instead of allowing me to follow my path in my own way, making my own choices and "mistakes" under my own terms.
But I guess following my true passions and desires was not an option back then, as the feelings of guilt and shame were overwhelming. Guilt that I should be doing what others expected of me, and shame for not achieving their approval if I strayed away from their concept of norm, and so I allowed the feelings of guilt and shame to dictate my direction in life.
Doing what I was told I should be doing, and behaving how I was told I should be behaving. Instead of doing and behaving in a manner that was desirable to me.
This is why I am starting to develop an aversion for the word “should”, as it implies expectation, and expectation is risky business.
The concept of expectation sets us up for disappointment, it allows us to want what we want without factoring other points of views. Expectation is risky, because it’s very subjective, and based on perception, and no two perceptions are the same. This is why expectation is selfish, because we fail to see other perspectives, as we seem to focus only on what we need and want from an individual or an experience.
For example “I expect you to go to university and get a good job” … This sentence (one which echo’s very vividly in my mind) has woven within it, countless limiting beliefs and expectations, neither of which belonged to me, yet it's entrenched deep in to my psyche through its constant applications by my parents.
This is how we pick up beliefs that don’t belong to us, this is how we find ourselves in situations that are less than desirable, in a job, relationship or situations that makes us miserable and doubt ourselves.
So, at what point do we decide to make a shift? At what point do we say enough is enough, I want to be me again. I want to be what I was before I started accepting other people’s beliefs and expectations of me. How do I become happy and fulfilled again? How can I believe in the possibility of my dreams and desires again?
Intrinsically, we create our life with our decisions, choices and level of drive and motivation. Knowing this simple, yet powerful fact, has the ability to put the power cards back in to our domain again, and with this power, we can start to allow our own self to dictate what we need.
What I am realising now, is that life should be about asking a series of right questions, and allowing the answers to be revealed to us. Although this can be very challenging, as we expect the answers to be validated from a clear external voice. A voice of reason that knows best, such as a voice of a parent, a trusted friend, a lover, a confidant... However, the answers may be revealed in many different forms, in a shape of opportunity, life drama and crisis, breakthroughs,breakdowns, dreams or internal awareness and feelings.
The expectation to hear a clear voice, takes me back to my point about expectations, and how limiting the concept of expectation really is.
In order to “allow” possibilities, we must work on dropping our expectations and our need for certainty based on our limited concepts and beliefs.
So what now? How does this revelation help me? I am still in this situation. I am still surrounded by these miserable faces and voices and energies. I am still in the same place dealing with the same soulless idiots. Again and again, I find myself in similar situations, similar people, yet different faces and places. This pattern haunts me, and although I see myself as a self reflective guru who identifies patterns and works to dissolve them, dissolving this one doesn't seem to be enough here.
The forgiveness meditation of surrounding the perceived fools in a big fluffy bubble of pink light is not working. Shifting and changing my personality to fit in with their expectations, isn't working either, as it’s making me feel inauthentic and like a fraud, whilst it knocks more off my confidence and self-esteem. Taking me farther away from my own truth and authenticity, so I find myself in darkness, yet I also feel a glimmer of light.
If life is about asking the right series of questions, here, I ask; "what am I guided to shift in order to make a huge positive impact in my life?" And with this, I allow the answer to reveal it self to me, without me holding any expectations, I allow life to show or guide me in what I need to do next.
So how will I know if it’s working? Through checking in with my emotions daily, and asking the right questions that will allow me to take the right inspired action, the type of action that has the power to potentially lead me to emotional freedom, and to a life which is more authentic and aligned.
So with this, I let the self inquiry begin, as without the emotional reflection and self inquiry, our situation becomes similar to that of a hamster’s wheel, and life feels more like a cruel and unjust experience drenched with endless drama.
With this insight, I turn inwards and start a deeper act of self love, where I start to explore my psyche through this line of daily inquiry. Making self inquiry my daily practice, and allowing the emotions experienced that day to reveal the truth behind what is stored deep within my psyche, enabling me to understand the dissociated parts of myself.
This is the first step in to aligning with who I truly am. From this space of wholeness, life has the potential to become a tool for which we use as a means of self discovery and self exploration.
We will begin to appreciate the ebbs and flows of life, and see the wider aspects of everything.
We begin to appreciate that our experiences are simply a metaphoric creation of our psyche, and therefore to change the metaphor (or experience), we must begin this journey by altering the perceptions stored in the psyche.
This simple act may just invoke the shift we need to start thriving in the areas where we feel stuck and powerless ...