Why Are We Here?

Has the question ever crossed your mind?

It crosses my mind all the time, and I often wonder how we can go about our day as though everything normal when this question is still unanswered.

What’s the point if we don’t know what the point is?

How can we get up each day and go to work, pay the bills, be a good person and for what? I can’t think about it too hard otherwise my head hurts and I’m left feeling down.

And don’t get me wrong, I’ve thought I’ve found my purpose before, but as the years progress and hopefully so too does my wisdom, life purpose can sometimes get mixed up between something we do while we’re here that makes us feel good and helps people….

Compared with the real question; why the hell are we all here? Not individually, but collectively. I’m not talking about each person’s perceived mission, I’m talking about why billions of us are milling around picking fights with each other and pretending we’ve got it all worked out, when we actually don’t have a bloody clue.

Some people think their purpose is to have children. And I can see how they’ve reached that conclusion. I think that one is about love. We like to think we’ve experienced love but many people haven’t at all. And certainly not unconditional love. So we think having children will invite an experience of greater love into our lives – which surely will bring feelings of fulfillment and YES our life purpose!

But do we really think we’re all here to just create more of ourselves, experience some kind of love, and then just roll the question down to the next generation? That feels a little on repeat for my liking.

But the answer that I’ve stumbled upon in recent years – which so far in my journey, is the only answer which makes any bloody sense to me however mind bending it is; is that we’re not really here.

I know I know, crazy right?

But a while back I had a dream that was so vivid, I was left feeling embarrassed for myself because of it. Although I know feeling embarrassed for myself wasn’t the purpose of the dream, the real purpose I think, was enlightenment.

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I was laying on my bed asleep, dreaming I was having a fight with someone. I remember feeling so angry at them, as they had been so mean to me. I felt the anger ripping right through my body and I could barely contain it as I thought about what they’d said, and how they’d treated me.

As the dream progressed (in which I wasn’t aware I was dreaming) I met up with some friends and talked to them about the mean person. They too became upset for me and agreed the person had been horrible. We joined forces and heatedly barrelled on about how nice I am and questioning, how could someone possibly be so mean to me? 

I felt justified in my anger. 

Then my perspective panned outward, like in a movie where it was zoomed in and then the camera starts moving backwards further and further. I shifted from being in the dream to looking down on myself laying asleep on the bed.

I saw myself sleeping and no doubt, still dreaming. And then, I saw tall beings all around the bed, looking down on me as I slept, in a loving and caring manner. The perspective continued to pan backward, until I caught a glimpse of the whole world.

I saw the universe and in it, I was the only one asleep. 

There were other beings but they were all awake and they were tending to me – the single, solitary sleeper. I realised that I’d been imagining all of the people in the dream scenario.

I’d made up the mean person and then persisted on being angry at them, even going as far as talking about them behind their back and I’d joined forces with other imaginary people to band together in our hate… But it was all me. Just me. I was the only one asleep, and I’d made it all up. 

And these days, that’s all I really know for sure, that there’s a possibility the same scenario is playing out here. I know our lives feel real and hurt sometimes, and even horrific things happen, but they also do in dreams too. And they feel very real until we ‘wake up’. But I tell you, I’m quite keen to wake up again and that time, let it be for real.

With love from one sleepy being,

Sharon

PS. want to experience a spiritual awakening? Book your free skype consultation today by emailing me at contact@wakinglife.co.nz and we’ll discuss how I can help you.

 

 

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Words about a Star

Always remember,

you are a sacred Star unfolding,

discovering itself.

And just as you are that,

so am I.

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And just as we are that,

so are all others.

Yes all others,

no matter what.

Some unfold graciously,

and others quite horrendously,

but nonetheless,

and I mean truly nonetheless;

Stars unfolding.

 

 

 

Time for some Conflict Resolution – a simple exercise

Let’s start today, to create an improved connection to the peace which is already within us, for we cannot expect peace in our world if we’re yet to create peace inside of ourselves.

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Sit down or stand with your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Notice all the parts of your body which touch something physical.

The seat below you, your feet on the ground, your back against a chair.

Breathe into your abdomen. Offer your body deep, replenishing breaths of air.

Do that for you.

Now use your breath to gather up everything which is attached to conflict inside of yourself.

Breathe into the conflict in your mind and thoughts.

Breathe into the resistance and tension in your body.

With each exhale start to breathe all resistance, tension and conflict out of your body.

Say ‘I release conflict from my body, mind and energy.’

Breathe it all out.

Continue with this exercise until you start to feel lighter.

Then say ‘I choose peace for myself and all others.’

Repeat, ‘I choose peace, I choose peace, I choose peace.’

Choose peace today, in everyway.

Wishing you a peace-filled day,

where miracles come your way,

Sharon

 

 

Mercury Retro-see ya later!

mercury retrograde, psychic, how to, conflict, relationships, course in miracles, namasteI’ve experienced one of the toughest Mercury Retrogrades in years. A mini tornado ripped through my insides stirring up old depressing thoughts which almost seemed believable. And in the world around me, my relationships were also swept up within a tornado of magnified energy and mini conflicts were blasting off all around me.

Everything felt hard. I started to notice conflict almost everywhere in my life, inside of myself and in my external world and relationships. And after a couple of weeks enduring life, I threw up my hands and declared I’d had enough of everyone and was going to retreat away in my bear cave.

Life felt very hard and very serious. I felt like I wasn’t being heard or I was being heard but I was being misunderstood.

However for all my years on this planet I have learnt one thing. When it seems as though it is everyone else that is crazy or frustrating or aggravating, then there is really only one place to point the finger. And that’s towards yourself.

And that’s when the relief came.

I chilled out for a moment and told myself I love you. I repeated it a few times and breathed into my heart. Then I reminded myself that no matter how real and serious this whole life thing seems, it’s actually not real at all. I had disconnected deeply from what is real. I had disconnected from my soul. (Well I probably hadn’t really, but I was no longer looking in the direction of my soul, as I was rooted in ego thinking and fear based ideas).

enlightened, namaste, reolve conflict, relationships, helpI’m always amazed that no matter how many conflicts have been ignited or turmoil that’s been created it only takes a moment to let it all fall away.

A Course in Miracles would call that The Holy Instant. Which is referring to the idea that it only takes a second to connect back into your true loving soul energy and to see that same loving soul light in all others. Basically for everything to feel whole and good again.

Yogi’s would call this Namaste, which loosely means ‘the divine light in me honours the divine light in you.‘ And through mercury retrograde I certainly wasn’t seeing the divine light in those around me, which also means I wasn’t seeing it in myself.

So let’s stop getting frustrated with other people and bring the awareness back to ourselves.

Ponder for a moment, what if each conflict in your life was created as a mirror of an inner conflict within yourself?

What would that mean if that were true?

Well all else fails and your world crumbles, there is usually nothing else left to do but to look within.

To look within and face yourself. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Forgiveness Prayer we can all use

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Do you get turned off by the word Prayer? Not that long ago I’d have been triggered by it or blocked it out, avoiding anything or anyone that used it. Along with the word Prayer I’d also have avoided God, Jesus, Angels and anything else that reeked of religion.

But I had no idea that I was actually the one fueling negative energy into these words. And in the process of fueling them with negative energy and blaming others, I’d given them away. I’d relinquished any ability to use these words personally as well as listening, reading or engaging with anyone else who used them.

Words are our tools and none of them should be off limits or fueled with such energy you end up being scared of them. It’s up to each of us to free ourselves and our mind, and by recognising where we are not free and what triggers us is a great place to start.

We are the ones fueling words, so anytime you wince or feel a strong reaction to a word then it might be time to shed light on it.

Welcome it back in with love.

So let’s get down to it…..The Prayer! This prayer is a powerful tool to say and repeat any time you catch yourself judging another person. Use it anytime you feel irritated or annoyed, angry or upset by someone (or if you are judging yourself too).

You are Spirit
Whole and Innocent
All is forgiven
and released. 

I am Spirit
Whole and Innocent
All is forgiven
and released. 

The prayer was written by a teacher/student of A Course in Miracles and aims to correct our belief in the illusion that another person can be anything but a loving light.

Simple and straight to the point. We don’t need to indulge the irritation or story of what is going on.

When we see another as horrible, mean, evil, annoying, or wrong we are merely seeing their fearful pain-body from the perspective of our own fearful pain-body or ego-mind.

It pays to remember that we can only see their ego-self when we are in our ego-self. Makes you feel a bit silly when you judge another for being ego-ic…if by merely judging another automatically means you are in ego! It also reminds me of the old saying: Takes one to know one. Or maybe even: You smelt it you dealt it….!! 

When we see the world and all others from our pure divine light, our eternal soul, then we see that light in all others. No matter what they are doing or saying. This can be a big concept, so don’t try to think about it too much – just let it wash over your mind and awareness. And let it be.

Use this prayer as a reminder tool to see the perfect light in others, thus propelling yourself into deep connection with your own perfect light.

Are there any words which trigger you?