Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dispelling Shadows

I live my life
dispelling shadows
of doubt so that my
True Purpose may
shine in the sun.

It is easy to stay in a world full of confusion and doubt.  There are many things, as humans, we assume we know, until proven wrong.  The world used to be thought of as flat.  I see all the doubts that we have in life as a "flat" view of the world.  Through life experiences, I've learned that when we have doubts, it is usually because we are off of our true path.

Whenever there has been something I was so ecstatic about, I never had a single doubt.  I was just living in the present moment.  Whether it be dancing and running on the beach, choosing an apartment, or finding joy written in noodles in Tuscany, I was just soaking up the joy.

Sometimes doubts really are trying to wake us up to see that what we think we want isn't really the best for us.  Doubts about a partner, doubts about a job, there are a plethora of doubts out there to choose from.  The most important thing when you have a doubt is to LISTEN!  Pay attention to what it is trying to tell you. It may be your intuition trying to guide you back onto the right path.

One thing that helps me when facing any situation I'm unsure about is to stop and listen to my body.  How do I feel about x?  Do I feel sick, nervous, weary, stressed, or angry?  If so it probably is something I'm better off letting go of. Do I feel happy, joyful, laugh, or cry with joy?  If that is the case, then I usually don't have any doubts. I just KNOW.  And getting to a place of knowing is absolutely wonderful!

It may take longer than expected to know what you truly want.  Sometimes you have to sit and wait for the answer to come with time.  In other cases, you know right away what is right for you.  I should clarify that there is a HUGE difference between wanting something and what is aligned with your soul's purpose.  You may want to be a millionaire or have a sports car, but it may be your soul's purpose to find happiness within yourself instead of with an object.

As you go about your days may you dispel the shadows of doubt from your heart so your soul can truly shine!  Many blessings to you all.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sickness or Health? It is ALWAYS a CHOICE.

Recently, I have felt as if I am coming down with something.  This, of course, was not a surprise since I had been spending time taking care of two sick little children.  However, thanks to a couple of special people, I was reminded that it is all a choice we have when we look at "sickness".

I believe that when you identify with a cold, for example, it will stay with you longer than when you can observe it from an objective viewpoint.  When you get "sick", take time to look at where it is you feel bad in your body.  A lot of times when we are working through an issue, cleansing out old negative beliefs and thought patterns, it can manifest to look like sickness.  At the root of every illness, it is asking us to slow down and take a look at our lives.  Where is something working and where is it that we need to change?

My chiropractor recently was ill and witnessing how he handled being sick with such grace was an enlightening lesson for me.  We are taught that if we are sick then we must go to the doctor and get medicine to make ourselves feel better.  However, from my beliefs I like to delve deeper into seeing what is it within me that brought about this situation.  From that point of view it takes us out of being a victim to having more control over our own health.  If our thoughts can manifest into illness, then the same goes that they can also heal us.

My life is not stress-free, and just like many of you I struggle trying to find a healthy balance.  When given the chance to focus on what is not going well in your life or focus on all they positive things you have and all that is on it's way to you, I choose the latter.  There is a calmness within me right now as I take time to listen to my body, respecting what it needs and figuring out how I can live my life to attain the life of my dreams.  Another wise teacher once told me, "happiness is not being able to stay in a joyful state when everything is going well in your life, but to stay in a state of happiness or joy inspite of what is occuring in your life."

You can never guarantee what will happen during life.  Change is a constant that you can always count on.  The one thing you have control on is how you choose to live your life.  Do you choose to react to events, relinquishing your personal power. Or do you choose to respond to events, letting yourself be able to make your own decisions and stay in control?