It’s your Life……Live it Your Way..!!!

You can choose for that day to be “Today”

It is the single most liberating experience of being alive, when we actually understand our true power and our role in creating…(designing if you will) our lives. The moment when we stop asking rhetorical questions, finding someone to blame and trying to control every aspect of our lives as per the benchmark “rights” and “wrongs” is the exact moment when we actually start living. It is not an easy feat especially with our years of conditioning and of course the rampant ravings of people always trying to prove their innocence in a situation, relationship or event gone wrong. After all if it was someone else’s doing, aren’t we safe….well safe enough to be the victim???

Don’t get me wrong, I have had my fair share of playing “victim” and it isn’t that I have any dearth of patience with people who are still a bit far away from finding their true power. No it isn’t that at all, infact the reason I harp on and on about it is because it took me a fair few reminders before it clicked one fine day and the “Penny dropped” 🙂

It is our thoughts, whether of fear or Love, envy or appreciation, and other emotions which actually bring about a reality. The Law Of Attraction rules!

Another aspect which I definitely want to write about is just because we claim our “power” does not mean that we become less compassionate, less social or less empathetic….it simply means that we do not blame others for our choices and we begin to connect with ourself enough for us to respect our own likes and dislikes; it makes us clear about who we really are and accept ourselves (every last bit of us…aspects that would make us proud or cringe in shame). It infact makes us less judgemental and opinionated about the people and world around us………we can appreciate the relativity of “Rights” and “Wrongs”…… so we can begin to see things as they are as opposed to seeing things through our conditioned, preprogrammed mind.

So here’s to Life….Live it Your Way!!!

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The Journey from Darkness to Light….!!!

Well this post has taken me forever to write and I guess I sort of know why!! Everytime I sat down to finish it I somehow felt that I am not going to be able to do justice, I mean the proverbial Darkness has sooooo many shades and intensity levels and I felt truly at a loss of words. I kept thinking why is it becoming such a task and then I had to remind myself to breathe 🙂 and just go with the flow…I mean isn’t that the whole point…..to just let go and pen down what comes to mind!! So here goes….well….my flow of thoughts 🙂

We all encounter darkness….doesn’t matter when and how. It is probably an essential part of our existence too because our “Journey” is all about moving through the Darkness into Light. So in that respect, I believe Darkness deserves to be written about and explored a little more. There are many textbook definitions about darkness like the most “googled” one is “Darkness, in contrast with brightness, is a relative absence of visible light It is the appearance of black in a color space.” Well no matter how we perceive it, whether as an all-consuming force, a recurring heartache, a blanket of complete desolation or the mere absence of light…we know that Darkness exists. And in a way…it is only in Darkness that we can truly appreciate the Light…isn’t it???

Now that brings me to how I connect to Darkness? In this post, I use it as a metaphor to define the Darkness that dwells in all of us……Anger,  Insecurity, Jealousy, Resentment, Hatred,  Self-Criticism, Self-Loathing, and most importantly Fear. To me Fear is the absolute darkness because it truly can paralyze us into believing things about ourselves that are so debilitating that it takes quite a while to get ourselves out of it. Now the reason I was so keen to write about Darkness is because I wanted to share what an important part of our journey it is because it is only when we are aware of the Darkness, can we move towards the Light. I am sure that it is a known fact that the longer we have lived with any of the above mentioned emotions, the harder it is to get rid of it; however there is this one more critical aspect…..I have come to speak and work with loads of people through the therapy and counselling sessions or card readings and more often than not it is anger/ fear/ criticism etc for self which is the most destructive of all and the hardest to reconcile with. Even when I assist them through forgiveness sessions, the hardest part is when people have to forgive themselves; I guess that is because to forgive oneself would require us to own up to having made choices which were not (for lack of a better word) “right”. This is where most people stumble as understandably it is easier to deal with the pain if the source is external; it is easier to believe that someone else did “that” to us than believing that our unconscious thoughts brought us to that reality; it takes a lot of love, guidance and gentleness to bring people out of their self-imposed judgements and opinions to help them see the light, to help them see how liberating it is to finally let go of the baggage that they have been carrying with them for so long. It indeed can be more exhausting and challenging than climbing the steepest mountain peaks.

The light is there within us all but the darkest layer (before we reach the light within) is an amalgamation of Self-Anger, Self-Loathing, Self-Criticism and a strong sense of being helpless …..of being a victim. Infact I have come to realize that most part of our journey is about moving away from feeling and behaving like a victim and moving towards accepting our power in creating our lives and making our choices. Only when we become aware of this reality, can we actually move toward healing. I have also seen that the healing process always depends on the person being healed, I mean on the readiness of being healed. Having said that, I also firmly believe that whoever takes this step is always guided and there in lies the very essence of ascension. 

We need to understand that our deepest fears often lay unresolved and at times even unrecognised by us and this is where most of our behaviors and patterns of reaction originate from hence few of the most popular statements ever, ” I just don’t know what happened” or “I don’t know, why I behave like that”, or “I just couldn’t understand where that came from”………… sounds familiar???? I bet it does…..happened to me as well. It is always this absolute need to finally get the answers and break the “jinx” which prods us…pushes us toward the Light……….

One can write pages about this and someday I will……………for today I guess I just want to impress upon you the fact that it is alright if everything seems dark and desolate right now………….it is always the darkest before that first ray of Sun shines through…shattering the illusion of doom….all you gotta do is believe in the Sun

Even the world’s darkest, dreariest, longest tunnel ends and you can see the light…………….what matters is are you ready to keep on walking and moving ahead or you going to be caught up in the darkness of the past….after all in journey are the lessons…we cannot learn new things by being stagnant ❤

 

 

Angel Guidance – Thought for the Day

If you have been feeling low and sad, if you have been feeling drained out of vital energy, it is time for a spot of acknowledgement and appreciation by none other than the most important person in your life; the person who actually creates your realities. YOU

Say to yourself:

I pat myself on the back and congratulate myself for all that I’ve done. I deserve praise, because even if my sights are set on climbing higher mountains, it’s important for me to acknowledge how far I’ve come. I thank myself for getting through the tough time and enjoying the easy ones.

I know of people who will find doing something like this utterly ridiculous and pointless however what drives them is their own fears to face themselves. You know why is it easy to stay stuck in the old patterns of self-criticism and rebellion because it helps us stay comfortable in familiar zones (not happy) and to have a reason to feel that we are fighting for something. People want to fit-in in a society where struggle seems to be the way to be…..I have often heard in gatherings and parties…people tend to talk about how difficult their life is, how Mondays are the worst days of the week and how fatigued and tired they are because they have such difficult jobs and lives, how no matter how much they do, it is never enough. What they don’t understand is, everytime they say any of these statements, these statements act as affirmations which work towards creating the exact reality for them!! It is unfortunate that people do not understand the power of thoughts…they talk about self-fulfilling prophecies however they do not pay attention to their own prophecies.

Today the Angels want us to know that with every word and thought that we use and have, we are altering our realities, creating new realities so it is important that we choose them carefully. Also they want us to specifically be aware of the light within us, they want us to appreciate ourselves and be grateful for all the blessings we have in our lives; gratitude is the sure shot way to attract more good in our lives. Today, let us not focus on how hard the work that we do is, instead let us focus on the wonderful work we do….let us be thankful for being well and alive today, for having enough to eat, for the house that we stay in, for the friends we have, for the clothes and shoes we have, for our families and for the support that the Universe constantly gives us.

Be Grateful and Be Appreciative

Angel message

Today’s message comes from the card deck by Diana Cooper. I have used a 3 card spread for today’s message.

The message is especially a beautiful one.

1st Card : “You are a Star”

The Angels see us as we are, a pure spirit having an earthly experience to learn and grow from. They tell us today that no matter what, they want us to know that they think “we are a star”. They want us to believe that wherever we are and whatever we are doing or have done in the past…..our magnificence is within us….waiting to be recognised by us. Once we truly learn a lesson, we can release the situation which was created to facilitate the learning. We can always ask our Angels to guide us and they will. Once we learn our lesson, we can move forward in Divine Love. Nothing is a punishable act by God……we punish ourselves because of our guilt, fear and anger which attracts more of this…..so to truly move on and change our lives…..we need to forgive ourselves and others. Do not forget, You are a Star……only…..may be you are not aware of your inner shine ……yet 🙂

This card signifies the immediate past and it tells us that incase we have been feeling low and unappreciated, the Angels believe that we are starts and there is infinite brilliance within us so we should start believing in our own brilliance ❤

2nd Card: “Self Worth is a magnetic quality”

I loved this card. It once again points us towards the power of the Law of Attraction. This card signifies that when we value ourselves for who we are and what we have then we will always attract people who will do the same. Self – worth is as essential to us as a healthy heart……..when our arteries gets blocked, it creates a lot of heart problems…likewise when our knowledge of our self-worth is blocked……it creates a lot of emotional (and some physical) problems. When we are in denial of our Self-Worth….everything that we do and everyone who we meet is tainted by this absence thereby creating events or relationships which are harsh and unhealthy for us. We attract people who demean us, use us and most importantly it makes us believe that we actually deserve this. On the contrary, when we are completely aware of our Self-Worth, we attract people and situations who continuosly reaffirms our belief in our brilliance who appreciates us for who we are. Today the Angels want us to know that we are very special and there is unlimited potential hidden within us. If someone is telling us otherwise, then we need to inspect our own belief system of ourself. What do we believe about ourself, do we often accept what does not make us happy and believe that we cannot get anything better than that? Do we believe that our destiny is filled with challenges? Do we believe that we deserve every bit of criticism intended for us? The Angels say that if you do believe in any of these statements then it is vitally important for you to go and stand in front of a mirror and say to yourself, “I LOVE AND APPROVE OF YOU, YOU ARE A MAGINIFICENT CREATION OF GOD” and say this as many times as you need to, allow all the tears to flow if they do………..say it till you start believing that YOU ARE STAR because you TRULY are 🙂 once you start believing this, the Angels promise you that your life will be a testimony of happiness and success.

This card is for your present.

3rd Card: “If you miss a tide, there will be another one waiting for you”

Unline what people have believed for eons, “time and tide wait for none”….Angels want you to know that if you miss a tide, there will be another one waiting for you. Life is filled with opportunities and chances; so do not get worried if you miss out on one chance because there will be many more. Just because you cannot see something, does not mean it doesn’t exist. They want you to know that they appreciate you taking your time before you do decide to listen to them or your inner voice…..they want you to know that it is OK to be scared and unsure and they especially want you to know that Confusion is a wonderful state to be in because when you are confused, it means you are considering options….else you would not be confused. They urge you to believe that there is always a way out, a better tomorrow…….you just need to believe in it. If you have been wondering if it is even worth  it or if it is too late, they want you to know that it is never too late because………………………….. if you miss a tide, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONE WAITING FOR YOU.

This is a card for your immediate future.

With much Love and Blessings

Your Angels

Celebrate Yourself

Let this time be about you. You have to know that when and only when you actually Love and Approve of yourself would you ever be able to love someone else truly or create healthy and happy realities for yourself.

We often find ourselves repeatedly in situations that we don’t like to be in…..it could be in a situation where people take credit for our work or simply be critical of us or something else on similar lines; we fail to understand why this keeps happening….however if we look closely we will realize that we are creating this pattern and somewhere deep we have either not given enough respect to ourselves, we don’t think we are actually worthy of being appreciated or we ourselves are our biggest critiques. Once we understand that what we term as a reality is actually just a reflection of who we are within and what we actually believe in. We cannot see something or identify with something unless a part of that exists in us.

If we see something that doesn’t exist within us, it will never create an impact on our lives………infact it will be like movie which we see but we do not relate to.

So today, stop…take a break and ask yourself…what do you want others to think of you and how would you like them to behave with you….and then do that to yourself….appreciate yourself for who you are, look into the mirror and tell yourself that “You deserve it, You rocked it” tell yourself how proud you are of all the efforts that you put in and most importantly Give Yourself A BEAR HUG 🙂

Love and Light