Thursday, April 20, 2017
When you need a quick pick me up when you’re feeling down remind yourself of all the compliments you’ve received over the years, you know the ones you brush off as nothing, these are your strong points, the ones that you’ve embodied to thoroughly they are just a part of who you are. Your unique blend of strengths, missteps and view point is what makes you stand out. Embrace it.
Typically, someone or something reminded you of an attribute that isn’t your strong point and now you’re dwelling on that instead of acknowledging it and focusing on what are your strong points. We all have areas that we’re strong in and other areas that we are not. No one is perfect. Don’t worry yourself silly over it. It’s just a waste of time.
There are far too many influences in your life that can literally stop you from becoming who you were born to be. Your well-meaning parents, colleagues and friends may have talked you out of what you wanted to do for fear you might be get hurt or not make enough money. The list could go on and on. I know I’ve done it myself. At the time I thought I was looking out for my friend. I know now that it was what she wanted and I talked her out of having that experience. It won’t happen again.
Too often you can get caught up in the day to day activities of your life that you forget who you are and what you wanted. The demands of earning a living and societies’ pressure can make you lose sight of what you initially wanted to do. Some day you may even wake up and ask yourself “Why am I doing this. Am I happy doing this? Is this bringing me joy? Am I out of whack with who I am? Does this really fit who I am?” Are you lost in the “doing” of life instead of the “being” of life? To “BE” is to be who you are in an authentic, in the moment way. It’s a “Here I am take it or leave it attitude” A good question to ask yourself is if money, time and education weren’t a factor, what would you be doing now? When you’re young and contemplating what you want to be when you grow up you are actually closer to who you are then when you start factoring in the above criteria.
Who are you anyway? What makes you stand out? What are the unique blend of talents and experiences that only you can offer? Figure out what that is and use it to your advantage. When you’re feeling down and losing confidence in yourself, pick yourself up by reminding yourself that you do have a unique blend of talents and you just need the right venue to express them.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Engaging in behavior that you feel guilty or ashamed about erodes your self-esteem and self-confidence. Conversely, you can feel good about yourself by only doing that which you feel is right. Of course, this is based on your own moral compass and no one else’s.
What is right and real of you? You see, following your truth always makes you feel good about yourself. Whenever you get the slightest emotional tug that something just isn’t right with what you’re saying or doing that’s you living outside of your truth. It’s your inner conscious gives you a wake-up call saying”This isn’t you.” This emotional snap can happen in a nana second. You may not even notice it or shrug it off as nothing, worse yet; you talk yourself into justifying your behavior.
Your inner “feel good emotion” is your barometer for you living your truth. Simply put, when you feel good about yourself you’re living your truth. When you don’t feel good about yourself then you aren’t.
Living your truth encompasses every aspect of your life from your relationships to how you take care of yourself. When you find yourself disappointed in yourself because you were silent on an issue you are very passionate about, then you aren’t living your truth. Your words and actions have to match what you feel inside to live your truth. It means being honest with yourself and honoring your integrity.
When it comes to speaking your truth no one can tell you what it is. You have to discover it for yourself. Your truth is not the same as anyone else’s. Only you know what will make you feel good about yourself and what will not. Your emotions are your barometer for maintaining your truth.
Now I ask you, “What is your truth”?
Friday, April 14, 2017
Boy the Beetles sure did get that right. It’s such a simple phrase yet behind it lies so much meaning.
Let’s break it down. It’s like happiness in that when all the expectations you may have for someone else or yourself doesn’t come through, if you’re still happy, in the end isn’t that all that matters?
To really to the jest of it let’s look at from a devastation point of view. A family has lost everything they have for from war, theft, natural disaster, or fire. I mean everything. All their material possessions are scattered, burned, stolen even their clothes are gone. They have no food or even utensils to make it if they did. No home, just the clothes on their backs. And yet they manage to carry on surviving. They take care of each other. Some would call it faith. When the outlook is so dire where do you go? You go inward to your heart and soul looking for the strength to pull you through. Amazingly with much searching you realize you have everything you need, the love of your family and friends. It’s a strong bond that gives you hope and pulls you through.
Now you don’t have to find yourself in such a crisis to have the same experience. People who go through drug addiction, abuse or a bad marriage can also drag you down to where you have little hope. However, just like the other examples you need to look within for the love that exists in all of us. Look around at all the people willing to help. That’s others showing their love.
Love, it’s the four-letter word to move you forward, calm your emotions, and ultimately pull you through. In the quiet still voice within is the Creator reminding you to love yourself because you’re worth it. The Creator doesn’t make mistakes. He gives you opportunities to grow. It may not appear so at first but in the spiritual world making it through the hard times pays dividends.
In the end love is all we need.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
If you listen closely to the movie you could to with any number of messages. Let’s see, there is the disregard and disrespect of another person’s way of life, how there are more important things than the possession of things, or your way isn’t always the right or best way. There probably are more but the one I connected with and had the most impact was the message that they were all connected. The trees, animals, plant life and environment were all connected through the source and that source was Eywa.
Eywa to me is like Mother Nature here. She is always in perfect harmony and that is what they said Eywa did – keep everything in balance, harmony. But the interesting part is that they were physically connected. In the movie they used colors and the cord receptors from the Na’vi natives to the animal to illustrate the point. Through this connection the Na’vi could feel the animal and become one with it. Everything has a life force, not human, but still a life force.
This is interesting because here on earth everything has a life force too. Everything is energy but in a different form. Energy never disappears, it just changes form. It always exists. The molecular structure of a rock or wood has movement (energy) within it but at a very slow rate. The same goes for the chair you’re sitting on and the pen you hold in your hand. Plant life also has molecular movement but it moves quite a bit faster. The interior of a human being has an even faster energy movement and yet to the naked eye it appears as if all these things are motionless.
It says in the Bible that we were formed from dust and from dust we shall return. The same goes for all living things; animals, plant life, even water recycles.
How we here on earth are connected is evidence through the Butterfly Effect which basically states that even one butterfly can have an effect on our world even though it’s thousands of miles away. You can read more about this effect by doing a search for Butterfly Effect on the internet.
We humans affect water. All you have to do look into the work of Masaru Emoto to know that our thoughts and language effects water at the molecular level as shown in the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know. But you don’t have to watch the movie just to view the crystal images that were transformed through music and language; you can watch this video and see for yourself.
What I think is interesting is since we are made up of 70% water, how is our language, the conversations we have and the music we listen to effecting our bodies? I also wonder what effect tattoos have on our bodies.
According to the Law of One we are all connected, from a single blade of grass to the animals, trees, water, moon, and sky. Not only are we all connected but what happens in LA affects the Middle East but our solar system and into the cosmic galaxies. We are one huge consciousness. That’s pretty wild, huh?
I’d like to know what you think after you watch the Messages in Water video.