When do you look within?

Eileen caddy, opening doors within, love, life, inspiration, heatlh, wake up, awakeningEveryday I read a passage from a spiritually enlightening book that helps me to remember and feel my connection to love, my soul energy, my divine power and to remember the support that is always there for me. For us all.

The book is called Opening Doors Within by Eileen Caddy. Each pay is dedicated to a day of the year with the intention of helping inspire us to realise the magnificence that is within, and to hep us remember that everything we seek we find within ourselves.

The passage I read the other day was so inspiring that I felt compelled to share it with you all here. Please know to all who read this that you have been meant to hear this message, these words, right at this very point in your life. It is time to really hear them, to let them soak through you without any resistance. It is time to wake up to who you really are.

Why not start right now receiving your spiritual inspiration and guidance at first hand and not through anyone else?

Do you not realise that you have within you all wisdom, all knowledge, all understanding?

You do not have to seek it without, but it does mean that you have to take time to be still and to go deep within to find it.

There is nothing more wonderful and worthwhile.

 

 

Listen with your whole body

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Recently I was reminded of how to listen. I know this might sound funny but I had forgotten.

I had moved back into old ways of being and forgotten that, to truly listen to someone you need to listen with your whole body.

It is most common these days to listen with our minds which usually, is not even listening at all.

Its thinking.

Thinking about the next thing to say, thinking about how you look to the person speaking to you, thinking about what they think of you, thinking about what you think of them, thinking about what posts you’ve missed on facebook, thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner… I’m tired even just writing about all the thinking that goes on when we really should be listening.

Echkart Tolle explains it beautifully – to listen with your body. To take the attention away from listening and move into feeling. To receive their words, message, and energy through every cell in your body. To hear through your energy field.

Give it a go the next time someone is talking to you, take a big deep breath in and let your awareness drop down from your head and into your body. Feel your energy opening up to receive their words, feel your heart connecting with their heart, hear as though every pore is opening up to listen. Feel what they are saying.

When I did this everything instantly became more enjoyable. I felt as though I was connecting with this person on a much deeper soul level. I was hanging on every word they were saying and I was hearing so much more than just their words. I really listened. I really heard them. I heard what they were saying with their words and I heart what they were saying without any words, I felt their energy, and I connected to their heart. I felt them. We connected.

I am so happy I have been reminded about how to listen. When was the last time someone really listened to you?

When was the last time you really listened?

 

 

Self-Healing Chakra Meditation

chakra, self-healing, healing, how to, meditation, free, uplift, inspireWhen you look at this image, what captures your attention the most? Don’t think too hard about it, just glance at each image and the words beside it. Notice where your eyes want to pause or come back to. You might be attracted to the colour, the symbol or the words that are with it, so however it grabs your attention – it doesn’t matter.

When I gaze at the picture, my eyes land on “I Am”, the red image that correlates to the Root Chakra. Upon first glance I feel as though this is highlighting what I have been working on for a while now – understanding who I really am. I feel encouragement to continue and I will use this image for the meditation.

Which image stands out to you?

When you know which chakra you will focus on, stare at it and let your eyes blur a little. Notice what comes to mind when you stare at the image and breathe. You may already know which Chakra the image and words are for, however if not I have listed the common interpretations here.

The red image with “I Am” is the Root Chakra which is located at the base of your spine, the “I Feel” is the Sacral Chakra located behind your belly button, the “I Do” is the Solar Plexus and located directly upwards from your belly button at the base of your rib cage, the “I Love” is your Heart Chakra, located near your physical heart but usually for people it is more in the centre of their chest, the “I Speak” is your Throat Chakra at the base of your throat, the “I see” is your Third Eye located around around the centre of your forehead, in between your eyebrows, then the “I Understand” is your Crown Chakra centred around the top of your head.

As you consciously breathe, let your eyes fall closed. Visualise the image you were just gazing at as now being inside of you, in the physical location of the corresponding chakra.

Once focused on this energy centre within your body, hold your attention while you breathe for 3 cycles (3 deep inhales and 3 deep exhales). Now imagine a small ball of light that is deep within that same part of your body. Once you can feel, sense or see it within you, use your in breath to breathe into that part of your body – maintaining your focus (thoughts and awareness) on that spot.

Every breath in that you take breathes oxygen directly into the ball of light, filling it and encouraging it to grow and expand. Continue breathing into it as though you were blowing up a balloon that will never burst. See the ball of light growing bigger, stronger and brighter. Ask yourself, if the ball of light had a colour, what colour would that be? (It may be different or the same as the image above.)

If this part of your body and energy system feels blocked or closed off in someway, enlist the help of your exhale breath and breathe out any tension, blocks, or pain from this area. Establish a cycle of breath with every in breath filling the ball of light, and every out breath releasing tension, blocks, pain and thoughts.

Continue this cycle of breath until you establish a connection with the chakra – this connection will be an individual thing, unique for you. You may feel an emotion or even a physical sensation, you might see images or memories, you may notice thoughts presenting seemingly out of nowhere in your mind. Don’t worry if you are not experiencing a connection in the way that you think you should – no-one’s experience will be the same.

It’s all about discovering what is happening for you.

This exercise is a powerful self-healing practice and the more you do it, the easier it becomes. This is especially good to do if you feel out of alignment or unbalanced, low on energy, or just not yourself. It is also great to do if there is an area of your life that is challenging you.

Feel the power of tuning into yourself, nurturing yourself and healing yourself. What was this experience like for you?

 

A Life Changing Lesson

Did you know that you could fall in love with your life exactly as it is now?

eckhart tolle, quotes, life, love, inspired, unhappy, how to be happy, anxious, stress, power of nowDid you realise that in each moment you could choose to accept where you are, what you are doing, and everything that is occurring in your life, and actually enjoy it? It is easy to become entangled and lost in a disgruntled attitude about your life, without ever really stopping to wonder what your life would be life if you just enjoyed it.

Maybe your job wouldn’t actually be that bad and you could discover what you are actually gaining from being there, or maybe your sense of positivity would help you to feel so strong so that you could actually apply for that job you’ve always wanted, or write that book, or turn your hobby into a business.

Recently I read a passage from a book by Sonia Choquette which was all about creating the life of your dreams, and it posed the question – Can you upgrade your journey? Meaning, if you are living a life of struggle and just getting by, if there is conflict in your life, or if you are generally unhappy – can it really change? Her answer was this:

Yes! Anyone who is willing to ask for more from life and make the effort to get it, anyone who wants to enjoy his or her life experience rather than suffer and be a victim of it, can live a life they love. The only requirement is that you be open to loving life – your life – fully, and view everyone and everything as a learning opportunity.

The idea that you can learn to love life – your life – is so powerful and can help you shift out of feeling as though you are a victim of your circumstances and move you into the position of being the creator of your happiness, the guide on your life adventure. I know hard it can be to let go of the feeling that you hate your job, or that you are forced to live a life that doesn’t fulfill you – because often we feel that we need to hold onto the dislike as a form of motivation, so we do something to make our lives better. But this is just not the case. The more we hate who we are and how we live our lives, then the more beat down we feel by life, and the more we feel powerless to do anything about it. This is a surefire recipe for remaining unhappy and unfulfilled.

Learn to love your life exactly as it is right now, and watch it turn into the life of your dreams!

What would it feel like if you loved your life, right now?

 

 

 

The Vacation of a Lifetime

wellington, new zealand, travel, life, inspiring, gratitude, life purposeWhy do we think that we have anything more to achieve in life than the experience of life itself?

When we go on vacation, no matter where we go, our intention is usually the same: relax, have fun, and experience new things. But what if life was a vacation – an adventure holiday that we had arranged for ourselves from the spirit realm?

Over the weekend I was sitting in my car by the water, tunes were playing loud and I was singing my little heart out. I watched the clouds create pictures in the sky and whilst enjoying my own company my eyes fell on the snow capped mountains off in the distance and I realised – this was it! I was doing it, right here. I was experiencing the purpose of life.

All that I had been striving for in the days of my life seemed to diminish in value to this single moment of pure bliss, joy and amazement. I laughed at myself for ever thinking there was a grander purpose than this.

The joy of the experience.