I want to talk about how some people might give their thanks to universe the wrong way. How the intentions are even though looks like are good are really directed in the wrong way. If you find yourself asking for materialistic things such as money, home, cars, fancy vacations etc., and then thanking Lord and Universe for it in the hopes that this is how it will come to you- you are doing it wrong. Please understand that when your intentions are about materialistic things it is not meant for the greater good. We cannot take our material possessions with us when we die. Our soul is what goes on to the next life not the money or cars. The most important thing should start with you first. Make sure you are happy internally, emotionally, and physically. When you are happy with your life, with yourself and with who is in your life- love just pours out of you. When you have nothing but love coming from you, everything good pulls closer to you. You can be driving down the street and run into that perfect home you wanted to buy – the universe giving you what you want can be the fact that you run into this home and it can be for foreclosure, giving you that little opportunity to get what you want for the price that you can afford. Maybe if you are unemployed somehow you will get a job opportunity pop up out of nowhere. So remember it’s not about asking for money and a mansion from God is what will give you what you want. Its appreciation and pure love of life is what will drive you closer to good things. When you are thankful for what you have God sees what you deserve and will provide you with what you deserve.
Here is an example on how the thanks should be done: Dear God and the Energies of the Universe, I want to thank you for another day and for everything you give me in my life. I want to thank you for keeping me and my family healthy, happy and loved. I want to thank you for your support and constant guidance in my life path. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn lessons and allowing me to grow as a being. Thank you for keeping my eyes open at times when my ego might get in the way and when I might slip up and forget for what is really important and what I need to be grateful for. I thank you for being in my life and for never giving up on me.
Remember, if you are thankful and grateful for what you have- you will not have the need to cling to materialistic things that are actually not allowing our spirit grow further.
Love and Light
Life can get rough at times, but don't let it drown you at those dark moments. It is easy to let negative situation or feelings to build into full depression. It’s almost as if you dig your own deep hole. You allow yourself to let other people’s actions or words effect how you feel. You start to think about how bad things are, how no good you are, how painful it is to feel these feelings and you are just digging deeper and deeper into hole. You start to have less sleep, eat less or more, and even interact with others less. Those people, who have hurt you, keep living their lives without knowing or worrying how you are feeling, but it is you who allowed yourself to get to this level by immersing yourself into the whirlwind of emotions. Whether you are just stressing or getting to a point of being depressed you must recognize this and do something about it before it gets worse. Stop yourself from stressing and overwhelming feelings by putting everything on hold for just at least 30 minutes to an hour a day. Simply shut the phone off, TV off and get away from any other distractions. Find a quiet place where you can sit or even lay down and meditate. If you are outside, close your eyes as you let the sun rays lay over your face. If you are at home find a room where you can relax, burn some incense, listen to soft music and start taking deep breathes. Let go of all the thoughts and worries just for now. Keep breathing and relaxing. As you get towards the middle of your meditation start to visualize that everything is going to fall in its place, you will find a solution for whatever it is you are dealing with and reassure yourself that you can handle any situation as long as you are calm. Surround yourself with people who are positive and supportive. Speak to someone or write a journal just to let all those thoughts and emotions out.
When you meditate you allow yourself to become more peaceful and calm. You are able to make better decisions instead of rushing into quick fixes because you are stressed. The most important thing to remember is to NEVER think of negative outcomes. For example: “I will fail”, “I know I won’t be able to get this job”,“I can’t do anything right”, I am always sick”, “ I never have anything good happening to me”, “I’m so frustrated I just want to run away from all of this”.By talking or thinking like this, you talk yourself into believing it, and you only invite the negative to happen. Have you heard of the phrase “Self prophecy”?This is it. So, what I’m saying is try to do your best whenever you find yourself stressing and going back on these type of thoughts to bring yourself back to positive, change your thinking, meditate on positive and calm yourself before making any decisions or finding solutions to your problems. Depending on what it is you are dealing with whether it is just stress or depression- MEDITATION is one of the first things that you can do to help yourself. In fact if you would to meditate at least 3-4 times a week for as little as 15-20 min. a day you would find yourself always more positive and calm. This is because you give yourself the time to go into yourself, giving yourself the time to hear what your soul needs and allowing yourself to simply be in a moment without any worries for just a short time, in return your body and mind is cleared off extra stress and is able to function in a more positive manner.
Remember, you are unique. There is no one else that is exactly like you. You are a being of light and don’t let anyone dim that light. Take every situation as a lesson to learn rather than a problem that drowns you down. When you learn something in school you find ways how to approach each subject in a way that you know you can learn the best. Do the same thing with your daily life. Look at a problem with calm mind and approach it as a lesson to learn at best angle. Ask yourself how can I learn something from this situation, what is it trying to teach me here? If you look at everything as a lesson to learn you won’t be taking things as negative but actually will be able to move on faster as you recognize a lesson. For example: Your love partner decided to leave you. Instead of dwelling, crying and getting depressed- “I can’t believe this, why, how am I going to live now without this person”, ask yourself- where was my faults and how can I now learn from this whole situation so I can move on? I’m not saying it is easy to just move on when your loved one left you and I am in no way saying don’t look for your mistakes and just move on. It is hard to forget someone who you have been with and then they leave you. However, you analyze your relationship and see what your mistakes were and what your partner mistakes were. Then you look at what did this relationship or even break up taught you as a lesson. Maybe the lesson was how to be more understanding, how to be more loving and expressive or maybe be able to communicate better and be more compassionate. Whichever it is you take it as a lesson not as a situation to blame someone. We are with people sometimes for only certain amount of time just to learn a specific lesson our soul needs to learn, and as we learn it, it is time for us to move on to learn other lessons in our life’s path and that’s when you find yourself separate. Understand that maybe the reason for you to separate is because there is no more for you to learn from each other. Well this was just one example on how to view the situation or problems, from here you can understand how to view everything else, and don’t forget to meditate to have a clearer mind and to be connected better with your soul.
Love and Light my friends
It's not the brand name of your clothes, car or size of the house that you own - that will bring you happiness. These are all materialistic things. Work on happiness within, because when you are happy in your soul there is no money that can replace it. Stop chasing dreams that are superficial life goals. Do you really want to have everything fancy but still feel empty inside? Of course we live in the world that's materialistic, and we cannot survive without money. But this is what becomes so important for people to earn more and more and more that we don't realize that we are no longer LIVING. We are wasting our lives away trying to get to a goal of more money. Not realizing that it becomes never enough! Yes, it feels good to be able to travel, to have a good home where you feel safe, but how much do we have that is not that important and yet we spend our money on it. Lawyers, doctors and other well-paying careers offer these people a wonderfully luscious life to live. However, when you get to know them more on a personal level most of them have pretty sad lives. Their marriage is dead, they feel no love and connection, they feel like robots that are just keep moving to make more money. Some get lonely as a being while still living together with their significant other, and they don’t even know that they feel it. We are so disconnected from our inner self, we are so numb from feeling because we are way too busy chasing dollars and materialistic things. We don’t have time to sit down and calm ourselves, calm our mind and go really deep in to see what the soul really desires. We neglect that very important piece of happiness. I am not saying you should not have a job, or have a goal to go on vacation or somewhere you enjoy. We do need to unfortunately work in order for us to do anything because it all costs money. However, if you work and still find time to use some of that money for your personal growth, personal healing. You will see how much easier and how much more connected you will feel to life itself. Instead of trying to buy a mansion and work yourself crazy to do so, work where you know it gives you joy and have a schedule where you can still find time for simple things in life. Enjoy the walks in the park, enjoy the nature, simple intimate dinners with loved ones. Don’t get so lost in what’s popular and in trend, instead get lost in your true feelings of living. When you buy a new outfit, you feel good wearing it for that time being. Your intention is to look good and for others to notice it. But when you do something that helps someone and you can see their gratitude. It feels a thousand times better than that outfit you were out once. The feeling of doing good stays for a long time, the clothes you wear doesn’t. The more you can find to just stop and sit with yourself, your soul will guide you with what it needs. You will find yourself become more sensitive, your feelings will start to surface up and you will find yourself wanting to do something good whether it’s for yourself or someone else. When you do, it will give you that joy that you haven’t experienced in a long time. So, what I am saying, don’t live for the money, don’t let it take over your life where you no longer enjoy it. Don’t let the brand names of clothing or styles of cars that everyone is having, guide you into darkness – thinking that this is where happiness is. Learn to balance it, make it more simple life but deep in quality for inner self. Always find that time that you can spend with just you, in quiet and peace, where you allow to still your mind, time to reveal the messages your soul gives, to take direction towards a happier YOU.
Sometimes it happens and I can’t explain why. My body is overtaken by emotions to a point where it hurts. Ok, let me break it down so you can see what I mean.
I go about my day like usual. Feeling cheery and positive and all is fine, until suddenly IT creeps up on me and BOOM suddenly I am in this mood, feeling, anxiety- whatever you want to call it. All the thoughts flood my mind and go through me, making me wonder what if? What if I will be alone forever? What if the one I love won’t love me anymore? What if I lose what is precious to me like my kids? What if my feelings of just feeling will go away? What if I don’t get a chance to complete my life in the way I wanted? What if? All of the sudden these damn “what ifs” put me in the center of it all and I feel as if I am floating disconnected from everything. I get into this panic inside me, where I feel my stomach getting tight and I just want to cry. I feel alone, completely alone. I don’t understand my own self and I don’t expect you to understand this madness either. I have kids, I have a man who loves me I am surrounded by people constantly who care about me and yet I am feeling alone? Really? Something is not right. My soul feels so inspired one minute and the next it feels empty. I pour my heart out into wanting to help those who I see emotionally down and yet I am at times emotionally broken myself. I have sympathy for those that are hurt and I look up to those who are strong. I try to understand where each person comes from and what is the core of that darker ribbon that lingers inside as part of the sadness? And yet I cannot figure out my own ribbon that seems to appear time to time within me. Can this be one of the openings? Is this another lesson to learn? Do I need to feel this emptiness inside my heart and soul so I can learn new ways to understand others? Can this be one of my own phobias that is coming up? Am I afraid to be alone? Well I know I need love, I mean don’t we all. But I mean love as acceptance, not love as partner loving you. I know I want to be accepted for who I am, I want to be loved as a being, I want to be understood, I want to be part of what and who is important to me. What is missing? I have it in one way or another, but my soul needs more. All this heaviness on my chest, I need to let go of it somehow. Well this might sound like bunch of rambling to you, but in a way this is self-healing. Expressing yourself so all this heaviness is flowing out. Here I am exposed of my masking, my walls, you see me as I am with all of my emotions on the table. I am sure you can find yourself somewhere between these lines as well. Oh I felt this way before or I know exactly what you are talking about. So what to do from here? I take it all in. I allow myself feel these emotions to a point where there is no more. I allow myself to feel vulnerable. I cry, I think, I ponder. I sit with myself, feeling my own breathing. Then I express these feelings, through writing like the one here and now, through a poem, through a painting or a song and my own Reiki healing. I heal myself with what feels good to the soul. Then I turn this into another lesson in my life. I apply it to others by being more compassionate, by telling someone how to deal with certain things in the way I dealt with it. Who knows it might help someone along the way. Most of all when I work with my Energy Healing on others this is how I connect with people who I treat. I connect my soul with theirs, understanding what they need healed, why they might feel the way they do. And knowing how unjustifiably painful it can be inside I want to help that pain to go away for them, just as much as I am trying to make it go away for my own self at a time like this.
Thank you for being part of my expressing. I hope you found something that you connected with and I hope you can see even though we are so different we are still in some ways the same.
Every single one of us go through life experiencing different situations where we feel pain, anger and sadness. In order to not get caught up in your own misery that you’ve created -you need to find a way to heal your heart and move on. I’m not saying you should be cold-hearted and not feel sad for things that may hurt you. I’m saying allow yourself to feel the pain, acknowledge it and come to terms with it. When we feel pain we get sad and depressed, we tend to go back to that moment that has made us sad and hurt us but yet we don’t fully except it. We just dwell on it, that it was hurtful and you ask yourself why it happened to me.
Try these moves towards a better recovery.
Center yourself with Mountain pose, raise your arms out to the side and as you inhale bring them over our head as you exhale bring them to your heart in Namaste. Do a few of these breathing moves to feel the energy flow. Then go down to the floor and warm up your spine with Cat and Cow pose- don’t forget to take good deep breaths as you do it slowly. Now that your spine is warmed up you can start to work on your heart. Starting with Camel pose, stay in it for a few minutes at a time. Camel pose opens up the heart area allowing the energy to flow, allowing us to become more forgiving and compassionate, allowing us to feel the love and be loved. While you are in that pose visualize a golden light penetrating straight through your heart and filling your heart with golden light, healing any pain and darkness it may have.
Other postures that will work on the heart area are: Cobra Pose, Sphinx Pose, Wheel Pose, Upward Dog Pose, Upward Plank Pose and Upward Facing Two Foot Staff Pose (maybe a bit challenging) When working on these postures always take the time to get connected with your breath and work with your visualization of healing the heart.
Finally sit down in Lotus Pose and meditate. Take all that pain and heart ache that you have and feel it, imagine hugging yourself on the inside and accepting the fact that you have been hurt. With each inhale take the pain in, feel it, caress your heart on the inside and with each exhale let it go leaving your heart glowing with love again.
We learn compassion and forgiveness only after we ourselves have experienced the pain, when we have felt it, that’s when we can understand someone else’s pain and be compassionate. The same goes for forgiveness; if we learn how to forgive we can have more love in our hearts.
It’s that time again when leaves are falling down, exposing the trees, and
leaving them vulnerable. I fallow in that pattern myself just like the seasons.
Feeling connected to the earth, I allow myself to let go of all the layers that
I had created. At times becoming emotional I embrace this change. As I get
vulnerable to every action, word and emotion, I realize that I must go through
this change to get in touch with my own self. So there I go, allowing myself to
get cleansed of unnecessary things, let go of clutter that has accumulated over
some period of time. At the same time it’s to see the real core and beauty that
is underneath, to be fully bare. Just as the trees drop their make up and stand
alone, you still find beauty in the fall with its colored filled ground of
leaves and dark bark of those tall elegant bodies. I drop all my colors and
look at myself as a strong being. Yes, at times I might get weak, emotional,
and confused but, I am still me underneath it all. I analyze to see if I am
still true to my own self and to make sure that nothing has affected me in a
bad way, but only changed me for the better. I let the fall be my marking point
and reminder that it is time to take the time to connect with earth, connect
with feelings that have been suppressed and it’s the time to put on stronger
layers for the winter. Why winter you might ask? Let me explain. Winter is known
to be one of the most known times when people get depressed. It’s called
seasonal depression for those whose moods might change drastically with weather.
It doesn’t mean that we are all affected, but it is the time to get all that
emotional baggage in check, so when winter arrives we are not overwhelmed with
dark, gloomy days. I keep myself active and I embrace even the cold days, by
letting my senses to kick in and feel the crisp air and appreciate the
beautiful bright days winter offers. My most favorite time is Spring as the
flowers blossom, our emotions and our ideas blossom. I look at it as new
beginnings, but not to get you all confused-- for that time of year I am sure I
will add the blog at the appropriate time for spring. Let’s enjoy the autumn for
now and cleanse ourselves by dropping our leaves that are no longer needed.
Love and Light