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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā

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¬†‚̧

 

 

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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

Never say Never

Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college introductory-psychology class. His teacher commented that “there was a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was obvious there would not be another.” Three years later Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, he became President of the American Psychological Association. NEVER say NEVER ‚ô•

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching.” In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “I was considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect.” Clearly, he evolved and more importantly he never quit. NEVER say NEVER ‚ô•

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius¬†¬†

Do not allow anyone to take your dreams away because your dreams are actually the Divine Path that guides you, propels you, drives you to be who you truly have the potential to be. It is the journey to find the destination which has all the lessons, love, pain, thrill and finally a breakthrough…………do not give it up for anything!!!

God Dwells in me as me

God Dwells in me as me – Eat, Pray, Love (Movie)

“God dwells within you as you yourself, exactly the way you are. God isn‚Äôt interested in watching you enact some performance of personality in order to comply with some crackpot notion you have about how a spiritual person looks or behaves. We all seem to get this idea that, in order to be sacred, we have to make some massive, dramatic change of character, that we have to renounce our individuality”

It has been a cause of debate for centuries…..what is the right way to connect to God….I for one is quite happy with the turn of events for the past decade or so where more and more the shackles are being released and the “My way or Highway” way¬†kind of¬†belief systems¬†are being questioned…!!! Having said this, I am not insinuating that the traditional methods of connecting to God or¬†connecting to the Higher Consciousness¬†does not work…..all I am saying is, that truly¬†isn’t¬†the¬†a¬†way etched in stone. With the gradual reduction of the denseness in Earth energies, so many people are experiencing more and more events that¬†cannot be¬†categorised under absolutes. Each journey of finding our true inner self is unique, the bends…..the highs and the lows………..the joys and sadness………is all¬†UNIQUE ūüôā I believe that is the reason why the world over people say that children are the closest to God because they just “are” so filled with their own light and they believe what their hearts tell them.

There¬†are still certain reference points which people refer to from time to time to understand¬†events or certain occurrences¬†in their lives; while it is¬†excellent that today, the tolerance for the “dynamic / supernatural” has indeed¬† gotten a fair bit of recognition and we have a lot of reference material which is available to us through the world wide web, it can also cause a bit of confusion. It is imperative that we understand that the Age of Aquarius is about going within and finding the answers and as it is our individual journeys there is not a set path. The beauty of this time is that it inspires us to see and believe in oneness and the fact that we all are actually connected to the Source as we came from the same Source. An Apple tree can¬†naturally produce only Apples ūüôā We are all part of the same Energy source. All that we are and that we see is nothing but energy.

¬†This also implies that even if the manner in which we experience the Divine or find peace of mind is not listed anywhere, it is OK….infact it is better than that…it is your way…your unique¬†way of connecting to your Higher-Self. No one can confirm or deny that theirs is the only path worth following to connect to God. It is of course great to come across teachers when we are ready to learn and the guidance they give us is invaluable however if what we experience is slightly different that what they speak about….you need not despair for you still will find GOD because God dwells within you as YOU¬†ūüôā and also the way you receive messages from the Divine is your unique way…trust in that way and be aware of it because your awareness will lend more energy to it and make that connection even stronger.

Mindful meditation is one such beautiful example; the traditional method of meditation while highly revered is not the only way to raise our vibrations and increase our awareness……….being mindful of each moment while you dance, drive, read or clean the house is equally effective. Silence indeed calms our mind and makes us more aware however some people like me get the most valuable lessons when I am writing or talking to someone whether in¬†a healing session¬†or otherwise…the intuitive guidance simply flows through me. Yes! I admit that even I at one point in time struggled to go the tried and tested route of sitting down…quieting my mind and while I have had success with that too….the amazing feeling of the guidance flowing through me when my mind is completely occupied with something else is quite frankly the most invigorating experience for me. This is just one aspect, I am sure that each one of us experience God in our own unique way and there is nothing wrong in that. All I would like to add to this post is….listen to your heart for your highest guidance comes from within you so pay attention and respect that voice.

If your heart tells you that a stone you found on the road has magical powers; then it does. Belief and Faith is all you need for you to connect to your Higher Consciousness which is the Divine Universal Consciousness.

So¬†if you feel that you¬†connect to¬†GOD while cooking then so be it……..that’s your way and I say it rocks!!!

The Perennial Debate: Anger v.s. Forgiveness!!!!!!!

Anger is such a limiting and acidic emotion…..everytime we feel anger, it leaves us drained of the vital life force,¬†constantly erodes our peace of mind; manifests as ailments in our body….gives us insomnia.

With every appearance, it reduces our ability to see the truth, causes delusion of control when all it does is spins our emotions out of control.

Anger eats away the person who holds it in their hearts and minds, it is akin to holding a burning piece of coal in our bare palm expecting to throw it at someone else when all the while the hot coal burns the skin off of our hands.

When you allow anger to guide you, it clouds your judgement; it makes everything appear darker, more grim and more hurtful than it needs to be.

¬†It is addictive and like every addiction it tricks you to believe in the false sense of control which it creates in your mind……………it does not let you go free. It is like keeping your heart tied in a barbed wire…..it only hurts you.

v.s. 

Forgiveness on the other hand is so liberating and therapeutic; every time we allow Forgiveness into our hearts and lives…it washes away the acidic Anger and leaves in its wake….Peace and Freedom…….

When we choose to forgive, it under no circumstance should be equated to condoning the action; it actually means you are able to see the person and the action as two different things and deal with it accordingly without confusing one with the other.

Forgiving means you are no longer going to carry on the consequence of someone else’s action, you are no longer going to allow that event or person’s behavior keep you enslaved.

¬†Forgiveness allows you the choice to move on……it liberates you. Once you forgive the action, you can then choose to either allow the person a second chance or move on without a second glance however without the baggage.

Forgiveness is like Spring, with a riot of colors and fragrance. It fills you up with creativity, hope and beauty.

When the distinction is available to you, it only is a matter of time before you choose one; just remember your choice can enslave you or set you free……

Happy Choosing:))

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 ūüôā

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 ūüôā 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

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 ūüôā

 

Angel Message – Take It Easy

Today’s Angel Message is from Daily Guidance from your Angels and as always it is a beautiful message. I am sure whenever you read it, it will be the right time for you to read it. This is a combination of the literal message and my intuitive interpretation of it.

Take it Easy

Sometimes you struggle and strain to achieve so much that you unwittingly block yourself. This is especially True when you want something so badly that you try over and over again to make it happen. The Universe responds to the fear imprinted into the energy of struggle. the underlying anxiety that may be what you desire won’t materialize is mirrored back to you in the form of limitations, delays and unsatisfactory manifestations.

That’s why surrendering brings about¬†immediate results. When you deliver your wish to the Universe, you need to kn ow that it will be taken care of. Humor me if you will…however when you go to eat in a restaurent…..you choose what you wish to eat and then you place your order………if you have any specific cooking instructions you add it to the order and then you just enjoy the company, ambience and everything else around you….You have the belief that they will take care of it. Using the same analogy when you deliver your wish to the Universe, try to release your fears associated with that wish because it is the fear based energy which lowers your vibration and actually attracts more fear based events in the forms of limitations, delays etc. Letting it go is a statement that says, “I know my wish is manifesting in the best possible way, even if I am not certain exactly how it will happen.” This faith is akin to opening the front door and welcoming your desire into your house.

Having said this, We are not trying to imply that we do not want you to make any efforts…..what we are trying to say is when you are making that effort…..allow only thoughts of success and completion with Grace to enter your mind……visualize how laying one brick at a time is actually creating your Dream. When we are in a state of acceptance, Faith and Gratitude….we release this energy into the Universe and as all thoughts have energy….they by using the Law of Attraction attract more such events which again¬†allow us to be grateful for them. When we take one step with conviction…….the next step is already formed for us to step on ūüôā

So, take it EASY today ūüôā allow the Universe to do the work of creating your dreams….just try to be conscious and aware of the present moment so that you are able to receive the guidance from the Universe. Your job was done once you made the wish so turn it over to the Universe to God and enjoy the creative ways in which your prayers gets answered.

It is natural to feel scared when dreaming of breaking out of your old yet comforting and familiar life and choices…….however ask for guidance to help you move out once you¬†know that the old is not serving you or fulfilling you anymore¬†and when you receive that guidance….ask for courage and support¬†to follow through that guidance…………allow your mind to relax and take it easy……BREATHE…..the best ideas¬†are conceived¬†when you Take it Easy and open yourself up to the Creative Force in the Universe…………….Creativity is very soft and gentle….you need to¬†provide a peaceful environment and a Quiet and Relaxed mind for it to flow freely ūüôā

Don’t forget, when you lost that key and was trying desperately to find it…………..all you found was more frustration……..then you told yourself that oh! it’ll come to me later………..and when you were doing something else and your mind was not caught up in that “Search”¬† you did¬†remember…………that your Key was in the back pocket of your Favorite Jeans ūüôā all you did was allowed your Mind to relax and gave it permission to exit from that chaotic environment so that the solution could surface.

Easy Peasy ūüôā

So no matter how much your heart and conscious¬†mind protests…………………just Take It Easy, for they will Thank you later for it.

Much Love and Light

The Law of Least Effort

The Law of Least Effort

The Law of Least Effort is the principle of least action, of no resistance. This is, therefore, the principle of harmony and love.

 Act from love. Least effort is thus expended, because nature is held together by the energy of love.

When we allow our actions to be inspired by Love, we automatically become more……simply more……. patient, understanding, trustworthy, charitable and most impotantly…Peaceful.

Attend to spirit rather than ego. When your internal reference point is your spirit, you are immune to criticism and unfearful of any challenge.

It is only our Ego-Self which creates insecurities, operates out of fear and makes everything look bleak, doubtful and¬†simply¬†keeps us away from claiming and reveling in our true potential. It is like an attack of¬†a Trojan Horse on our sacred hard-drive which¬†then just completely¬†establishes its control wherever it feels like………… leaving us in the lurch¬†meanwhile with a false sense of security that all is Like¬†we Wish and Think it is.

Accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they are, not as you wish they were.

Ever wonder! If only it was like this, I would be all ok…………If only he (or she)¬†did (or did not) do this one little teeny tiny¬†thing..everything would be just perfect……….well…the truth is ……you have¬†your mind map and they have their’s……when you actually give room to people to be themselves….only then can they truly BE and really if a person cannot be completely true to themselves how can they be true to you. Our wishes can be ginormous and there isn’t a molecule wrong with that thought energy…however when our wishes insist on other people changing their wishes…..how fair is that and more importantly…..do¬†we really feel happy at the end of the day????

When you feel upset, remember that you are not reacting to the person or the situation, but to your feelings about the person or the situation.

Well…I love this one……let us remember a time¬†or a situation where someone did something which upset us terribly…….now honestly think….what is the first thought that runs on this very active Min(e)d field of ours……………”How could he / she do this to me? How could they not understand I would get hurt or something like that” Sounds familiar???? Now what caused this reaction….surely not the presence of the person or the deed…instead the reaction is caused by what you felt because of that action. When we are¬†in a stressful situation……we have a choice….to Let it IN or Let it GO…….our decision decides…whether we going to trap¬†ourselves in prisons of Self-Pity, Anger, Resentment……or Understand that while we may not condone the action….we have the choice to allow ourselves to say so and TRULY move on from there. Also let us not forget that we always have the right to choose people and situations that we allow into our lives.

Do not blame anyone or anything for your situation, including yourself; then every situation will become your teacher, and an opportunity for the creation of something new and beautiful.

I agree that this is not the easiest thing to practice….. however, a butterfly¬†cannot have strong wings if it does not build its strength trying to break through the cocoon. When we can distance ourselves from a situation, we allow ourselves to truly observe it dispassionately and the blur becomes a picture for us to study the details of ūüôā With this amazing clarity and a relaxed mind, we can actually begin to understand why….what happened…..and how can¬†we ensure that¬†the situation¬†is refined or replaced with something new and beautiful.

Completely desist from defending your point of view. Relinquish the need to convince others of your opinion.

An old adage, “when you are trying to convince too much, it suggests you are not convinced enough about it yourself”. when we try to convince too much, it is a sign that we are actually looking for approval and affirmation that what we are thinking is ok. While I agree that¬†we need to put our point forth…..let’s do it because¬†we want it to be expressed and known….let’s not¬†insist that everyone should be convinced about it. After all right and wrong are relative to one’s state of mind and being. A seed needs to be given time to¬†turn into a plant afterall¬†and as long as you know that you are going to tend to that seed…..all is simply fine ūüôā

Make a commitment to follow the path of no resistance: simply declare your intent to yourself, and you will experience fulfillment, delight, joy, freedom, and autonomy in every moment.

When your intentions are clear and your faith is strong…………..all you need to do is…..Simply Allow that intention to be realised. The universe works in magical ways and it is only when we resist, that what we resist….persists. The Law of Attraction is absolute………….like all the other Laws of Nature……..you need to BE ….after all you are a Human Being….not a Human Doing :))

Ultimately you come to the state where you do nothing and accomplish everything.

Love, Laughter and Light

ūüôā Namaste ūüôā

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

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