A bend does not have to be an end!!!!!

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

More often than not, the fears we feel are not even our own…it is actually fears which others have felt because of failures that they have experienced or because of the successes that they could not achieve. How often do we put off or give up doing something because someone tells us…this won’t pay the bills…or how do you know this will work out better….or you should stay in this relationship or job, atleast you know what is wrong here…..it’s better to be sure about such things…………oh! this list could be endless. We are forever being told and shown by others what we can or can’t do…..the benchmarks set for us….our abilities constantly graded against what our parents, peers or predecessors have achieved or not. While they have their lessons to learn and their choices to make……should that define YOU?

So often, we see that a child is being told to be better at something simply because someone else is……..their uniqueness but a forgotten fairy tale as opposed to be a beacon which should guide the child in this life. Another classic example is when we see a child equate love as an expression of having achieved something or having done something right. We have witnessed numerous accounts of people who study hard all their lives because they want to achieve the dreams that someone dreamt on their behalf…while it is entirely a noble act as long as they are happy doing it….more often than not this results in them being miserable, frustrated and unhappy about themselves.

The point is not what thousands of people are doing or not….the point is do we want to continue being in this stagnant frame of mind…state of being…where every thought, course of action and choice is determined by the abilities or lack thereof….. of… others? Like I have mentioned earlier, if we stop because we are happy to be where we are, it is truly magnificent because we are following our heart and mind however if we stop because we are scared to go on or scared of failing someone……then you have something to think about.

For every reality that we believe in….there is an alternate reality we can create……..however….creation requires imagination, faith and above all the courage to move out from the known to explore the unknown. Our world today would be devoid of so many things if someone did not believe in them once upon a time…….like electricity, aircrafts, telephones, internet, telekinesis…..when they believed in these……they were driven and guided by the Universe for the Law of Attraction has always existed…….what you think about the most……creates your realities.

So, today ask yourself…..are you truly happy being who the world believes you are…….doing what you are doing and being where you are…if yes…..brilliant…..but if no…..then would you give yourself a chance to dream your dreams, sing your song, dance to your inner rhythm and take that leap of Faith. You have chosen this beautiful time to be alive on earth because you have a purpose………………find out what that is and live that purpose.

When I was first faced with rappelling down a 90 feet wet and slippery dam which ended in absolute rocky ground…………..I was certain that I SIMPLY cannot do it because I have a dislocated knee and I would not be able to keep my balance and secretly was afraid of what a fool I would make of myself………..I am so glad that I had people who pushed…………they pushed till I had to push all these thoughts out of my mind………however…..when they put the harness on and asked me to let go of the railing and simply put my complete weight on the harness….I thought this man is crazy if  thinks I would listen to THIS bit of instruction….he kept asking me to trust…..and I kept tightening my grip on the railing……..once again I was in the grim hold of my fears and I almost gave up. Then I heard my inner voice telling me….if I could do it….I could learn to let go and TRUST the process…………….and I DID. After the first few steps…..the exhilaration I felt cannot be justifiably expressed through words.

I know that thousands of people rappel everyday in much harsher and scarier places and this might be a simple task for them…………………..yet I know to me that day and that deed redefined my abilities and my faith in myself and the Universe. Incidently, that act not only brought out something New in me, it helped me release a lot of Old. It made me believe that everyday, there are new things which we can do or redefine our old things and there is always support available….we only need to believe and be on the look out for it.

So I say again…………….

You know there are many bends on life’s road….sometimes we cannot see what’s up ahead and our hearts are filled with fear and doubts….however ….if we choose to allow the bend to turn into an end then we would never know how far we could have gone….what all we could have learned….who all we could have met…..Life is a Journey….and only you can decide how far you want to go……………there is nothing wrong with settling down and not going further, as long as that is what you truly want and it gives you happiness. The question is……….. does it??

A Bend need not be an end…just a mere suggestion of a new turn on life’s road 🙂

 

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Being True to Yourself is all that matters

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann

The Simplicity of being a Child!!!

Simplicity of being a child……….a thought that has often crossed my mind especially in the last few days. As I observed my 2-year-old nephew, I came to realize even more poignantly the faith…the absolute Faith that a child never seems to be without. Whether they are in a room or outside or in a moving car……..they just Believe that there will always be someone to hold them if there were to be a likely fall. Even after a fall, a child will never get scared to walk again or run or go out to play. No matter how vicious the fight, the next morning a Child again goes looking out for that friend; after getting scolded by a parent, a child still loves them. No matter how little or how much they have….they share because they want to and this desire is not fuelled by duty or righteousness……………..it is just their heart’s desire. They believe in Fairies and Angels, in beautiful worlds filled with absolutely gorgeous realities, they wonder how a bud turns into a flower, they believe in the man on the moon. 

 They don’t know how to hold a grudge or how to stop smiling.  They are the epitome of unconditional love….they just will avoid a person if they don’t feel comfortable….they do not slander a person if they don’t somehow gel with them. They just trust their instincts and allow their bodies to tell them when to expect what. They are so open about what they like and do not like….they just don’t have the understanding of Judgement…..hence they are completely themselves where-ever they are. The curiosity and inquisitiveness which is so innate to them is what propels them to try new things without fear, they do not have even an inkling of what is it to suppress. They don’t get scared of being labeled as dumb or foolish if they don’t know something. They are just Pure Beings of Love and happy to BE.

Why is it then that we destroy this beauty and innocence of a child to turn them into people who are competitive yet never satisfied….want to earn more yet never have the time to enjoy that………..want to love yet somehow forget how………..want to cry yet get scared of the labels…..want to learn new things and explore new places yet suppress these feelings……want to play yet don’t have the time………want to call their friend yet think too much about losing the fight………judge people basis what they can do for them……stop listening to the voice of their souls…………..lose their Faith….and ultimately forget how to be happy…..and thus starts their journey to look within themselves and to go looking for Happiness….something they were born with.

The good news is that today more people than ever before are working towards ensuring that the kid in us….stays there…happy and healthy. It ain’t wrong to grow up and learn what we are meant to learn on our journey on this planet, I mean after all we choose to be born to learn lessons and progress on our soul journey but who says we cannot keep the child within us to help us on this journey and trust me it is possible….we might get hurt or disappointed on this journey but we will always have the child in us to help us smile, get up and walk again or may be Run….who knows….after all then we will have our Faith in Miracles right where it should be…………in our hearts 🙂

If you are looking for inspiration, look at some of your baby photographs because all you need you will find there………….you will find the True You….Fearless and Free….ready to just BE

Perceptions

Perceptions are like clothes…either they make you feel good or uncomfortable……choosing the right ones is what creates that difference. Do we choose because others do or do we choose because we believe in our choice. We can either say My Perceptions choose and define me OR I choose my Perceptions and I define them…..What do you say and are you comfortable with your’s?? ~ Celestine Rhythm

There are two ways in which our perceptions take birth. One is – in life we very often get carried away by what people who are close to us believe in and often adopt them as our own perceptions OR the other way is when we create our own perceptions by learning to examine the cause and effects in our lives…… now this largely depends on our experiences.

Some examples of Perceptions: “If a person has a certain body type only then they can be agile or not” , “If you want to win, you have to be aggressive”, “Unless you prove your supremacy, people will take you for granted” or on the other end ” You should keep quiet if you someone is screaming at you else you will further aggravate them”, ” The best way to show your love is by accepting what the other person wants from you at all times” and the third kind, ” If you want people to respect you, you need to respect them”, ” The solution to all problems in life is Love”, “Everyone acts according to the best of their abilities at a given point in time”.

Oh! there are a gazillion perceptions whether adopted or created which become beliefs in our life and then we live by them. Like everything else, our Perceptions can add value to our lives as well as deplete value from our lives. What we need to understand is Perceptions create beliefs and beliefs create our realities and the sooner we begin to questions our beliefs, the sooner we will be able to create our own realities in which we can thrive. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that even if our Perceptions are adopted, we have seen it work in some way or the other for it to have become part of our mind. Then what we really need to determine is whether the Perception that we have allowed our mind to believe, is it limiting us in any way?? If you tend to feel uncomfortable, unfulfilled, scared and most of all if you hear that teeny tiny voice telling you “Something’s not right” (this last one will most certainly make you feel disconnected with yourself)………………then it’s time to start examining your Perception which obviously is the seed that sprouts the Beliefs which gives birth to the Reality…………now the obvious question is how???

Well I started by increasing my awareness…..so right after I would do something which triggered any of those feelings, I would ask myself….allright what was I thinking right before taking that step….was it my thought or did I adopt it…either way what had happened to allow this thought in my mind. I got all kinds of answers….some were on the lines of ” Well, my parents, friends or a close person always believed it and it worked for them so I believe it too” and some other were on the lines of ” Actually, it is easier for me to believe this and this helps me makes sense of why this happens or doesn’t happen to me” while the first one did not make me feel great, it is the second type that took me a while to reconcile with….. as it meant that I was either scared to face the Truth or that the Truth made me responsible of an action that I did not want to be responsible for.

I am not saying that this is an immediate fix but it is that proverbial “First Step” only this is the real deal…………..the literal First Step.

We will often not even know why we do certain things…only that we do them……with employing this practice of questioning our thoughts which always precedes these actions, we begin to examine that elusive “WHY” and once we find that out….it’s simply accepting it or discarding it. Like any habit, our thinking patterns will also take time to change but with the right focus and training we can change those Perceptions which limit us and replace them with the ones that makes us feel whole, happy and most of all connected to ourself. This will help you claim your True Power, Your Inner Power which helps you to  create your realities.

So if you have been reading this and some images have been flashing through your mind, I urge you to start with this practice …………..the best part is you can keep the ones that work for you anyway……………only discard those which do not fulfill you. You are the best judge of that as this is your life and your journey.

Smiles, Hug and Love

Guardian Angel

 

Our Guardian Angels are always with us; they were assigned to each one of us right from our very birth. What is however very important and interesting to know is the fact that we need to be in a positive frame of mind to see their miracles taking place. Today they tell us that we will always have their support and guidance but we need to be in a space of belief so that we can identify their messages for us. When we are surrounded by dense energies, our minds are filled with low vibrational energies fear and doubt based energies hence we cannot identify the God Based Energies of Hope and Miracles. They urge us to start activating our light bodies with the help of meditation or just calming and stilling our minds so that we can hear their voices or pay attention to their messages.

They insist that I tell you, that no matter what state of being you are in, which road you are walking on or what you have done or have been doing, they love you and they will always be there for you. You need to remember that you chose these experiences because you had to assimilate a lesson. The moment you decide to come to a state of happiness, well-being and abundance, they will guide you to it and that will happen once you accept what it is that you have learnt. It takes courage to take accountability for your life and every experience that you have however once you do that, you enter into the state of expansion and you are introduced or awakened to your True Power as the Co – Creator of your lives.

With much Love & Blessings

 

 

Communication with the Angels

Communication with the Angels is one of the most beautiful things to experience. Our Spirit Guides,  Ascended Masters, Guardian Angels and other Divine beings always communicate with us however usually we are too preoccupied to listen to them, the incessant noises around us and within us does not permit this communication. Also lower light energies like fear does not allow the higher energy communication to be heard by us. Let’s take a moment here to remember that we are Energy hence we constantly emit frequencies and whichever frequency we are in, we automatically attract events, people, situations and truths from that frequency. While on this, I would also like to stress on the fact that we are constantly creating with our thoughts, every thought that we have creates a reality and the Universe expands to allow that reality to become a part of this Universe.

For us to be able to connect to our Angels or any other Divine Entity, it is important to improve our own frequency first and release fear based energies of doubt, anger etc. Our Angels are always around us and they constantly strive to make our lives more beautiful, help us on our journey of expansion and guide us on our paths. The more we communicate with them, the clearer the communication becomes. They always bring to us the Divine Light and Guidance.

It is important to know that while the Angels are communicating with us, if our present energies are low, then that divine communication which has a higher frequency hence is a much lighter form of energy will not be able to push past our dense energy. We all are born with the Divine Within, with Unique talents and gifts of Intuition, all we have to do is bring in more balance in our lives and connect to the Divine within. Once we do that we will come to realize our true potential as creators.

The year 2012 has marvelous energies, energies of expansion. This year brings to us the unique opportunity to move much quicker in our Soul – Expansion journeys; Angels and other Divine Beings are there even more so in assisting with this journey. We need not worry as the Universe will only help us resolve what we are ready to resolve and the Angels are guiding us in their loving and nurturing manner as always.

The inner peace is so addictive once we find it…… we would not want to be without it ever again…………..yes we will falter and react and judge people as we are in our Human forms but it will not become a baggage for us for we will be more in balance hence will have the power to rid ourselves of all that does not serve us, all that is too dense for us to help us on our journeys.

I wish you all a very happy journey to know your God Selves………..it’s a magnificent journey…yes like any journey, it has its twists and turns, highs and lows but oh! the delights of exploring your inner power supersedes everything.

Happy Learning, Happy Growing and don’t forget Angels Always Watch Over Us……you need only to believe.

Love and Light