A Question of Awakening.

I hide from it no more poem-spiritual-awakening-death-reborn-life-healing, self healing, blog, love
as I gather up the trash laid bare before me,
buried in the rubble of my old bones.

Hugging, holding, loving,
finally accepting and seeing truth
as all dissolves in the light of one passing,
and all I thought to be real
exists no longer, and through love
a new reality emerges.

New yet ancient,
and all my fears existed not.
If only I’d known to flip the coin
and behold the other side
as truth
but that was further than my reach,
as the voices of masses grew loud
and years ticked by like the second hand on a big round clock.

Alive dead reborn, alive dead born
it was all the same as misery
entrenched us.
The decision to awaken always there
as we flailed in the dark
not knowing how or why
or even that a light switch was so near.

By Sharon C

 

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.

 

 

What’s your life purpose?

 

Seriously, that question has done my head in for most of my life. And it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to question the whole idea as just that – an idea.

I’d always assumed it was a fact – that each of us have a life’s purpose and when we found it we’d feel fulfilled and happy.life purpose, what is my life purpose, help, love, life, blog, funny, be happy

If only I could find the darn thing!

Throughout my colourful employment history I’ve made many decisions in a response to that question of what is my life’s purpose. I’ve resigned from so many jobs under the depressive thought; ‘surely this can’t be it, this is not my life’s purpose!’

I’ve also embarked on courses and taken jobs all in the hopes that they would fulfill the deep longing, and even deeper more hidden fear that something was missing from my life.

But what I’ve come to realise is the whole idea of your life’s purpose and all the promises wrapped up in those words, is very much like the idea of meeting Mr Right.

When we were young we watched movies and read stories, and basically were instilled with the idea that there was a Mr Right out there (or a Mrs Right) who we’d bump into one day and they’d make everything better. And they’d be perfect. The meeting would be a dream, they would of course sweep me off my feet, and we’d fall instantly in love. There’d never be a drama, bicker or fight, and our life together be everything we’d ever hoped it would – of course, because of them and our picture perfect life together.

However as we grow up (and sometimes out) we come to know love and life aren’t like that. Yes, we can fall in love and even sometimes with the man or woman of our dreams, but often we’re quick to realise that doesn’t mean that they’re perfect. And we’ve also come to realise that we’re not perfect either. And that’s okay.

The issue I’ve found though, is that we haven’t crossed this line of thinking over to other areas, and we haven’t updated our romantic view of our life’s purpose. We still chase the life purpose carrot dangling out, always in front of us and just a little out of reach, that’s going to fix everything and make it all better.

And we’re usually swamped with a barrage of happy faces under facebook posts, and screaming websites of people telling us they’ve found their life purpose and now are living a magical existence… But what we don’t hear, is how their day to day life is still a struggle, or how they’ve found their life purpose  but still feel under appreciated, or are having issues at home. And what they certainly don’t tell you, is that it wasn’t the magic cure-all they’d always thought it would be. (They usually don’t even admit that to themselves).

And that’s the part I want to talk about. The reality of the matter. Throughout my chopping and changing, and obsessing over life purpose and the meaning of life, I’ve been able to find work that does fulfill me, and that satisfies a deep urge to help other people.

However it’s not what makes me happy. And even when I started doing it, life was still hard. I’d still have major ups and downs, I regularly felt overwhelmed, and I still questioned what was the purpose of all of this! That’s largely because I thought it was supposed to make me happy, and it took me a long time to realise that it never could.

So I invite you to be brave and take a reality check. Have you been searching for your life’s purpose and secretly thinking that it’s your answer – that it’ll bring you the happiness and fulfillment you’ve longed for?

It’s okay. We all have. And many people won’t want to let this idea go, but the sooner we do, the closer we come to experiencing everything we’ve longed for. We’ve just been searching for it in the wrong direction.

And if we’re lucky we’ll find things we love doing in this lifetime and that we’re passionate about, and some of us will even be lucky enough to be able to do these things for a living. But these too, like everything outside of ourselves, aren’t what make us happy. They aren’t even what make us feel fulfilled. We do that for ourselves.

And it’s usually not until you’re in your dream job that you start to have the harsh realisation, that it’s not what makes you happy. If you were unhappy before you found your dream job – or ‘life purpose’ – then you’re still going to be unhappy afterwards too (usually once the honeymoon phase wears off).

But there’s a HUGE upside to this, because it means even if you haven’t figured out what you want to do yet, you can make happiness your goal now, and then the rest will follow much more easily. 

If you start to make happiness and fulfillment your goal today, you’ll experience  more joy, more  confidence, and your interests, dreams and goals may even change. And it’s from that place that you’ll be able to discover more of what you want to do with your days, and your life.life purpose, what is my life purpose, how to be happy, happiness, dalai lama, quote, help

Then your job, or finding your life’s purpose, won’t need to fix you. It won’t be responsible for your
happiness. It won’t be able to disappointment or let you down. And that’s incredibly freeing.

That’s when you really begin to experience the reality of knowing you can do anything, because you already feel good. You’re already happy. You’re not looking for your job or your life purpose to make you happy.

With love and happiness,

Sharon

 

 

 

 

Are you an Earth Angel?

earth angel, angels, repeating numbers, what are, lightworkers, life purposeWe’ve spoken about connecting in with angels and enlisting their assistance in your life, but did you know angels can incarnate?

Earth Angels are usually very sensitive people who feel deeply driven to help people and / or the planet. They often care for animals, people more disadvantaged than themselves, and the environment. They become aware at a point in their life that they’re meant to be helping on a bigger scale, and most people would say if they knew an earth angel, that they’re very selfless – although the earth angel doesn’t usually think this, as they’re too busy focused on what needs to be done.

Have you felt you’ve always been very sensitive? Were you an emotional child? Did you shut down at some point due to abuse, trauma, or ridicule?

Earth Angel is another term for a Lightworker, which you may have heard before. However often when you start to pursue your deeper desires and explore your esoteric interests a particular term will resonate with you more. And if you permit yourself to explore working with angels your whole life will change.

Does your interest peak when you hear or read stuff about angels? 

Connecting into what we really are, our true nature underneath our dramatic, fearful thoughts and ego-desires, helps us to be able to rest in a place of inner knowing. We are none of that, and what we are is something great. 

Earth angels have often lived many lives, as well as assisting people when they’re in between lives. Advanced Souls or Old Souls can begin learning to be a guide to other humans, but then reincarnate again for another life. Once that has occurred they’re very driven to be guides or to always offer assistance to people throughout their life.

Often earth angels and lightworkers alike, go through a period in which they deny that they could be such a thing. They don’t think they’re special enough, and usually have self-esteem and lack thereof, as a major part of their life theme. 

Once we can realise that we’re all light beings and souls, and we’re all special then we can allow ourselves to become curious about ourselves and our potential, rather than judgemental which limits us and shuts us down before we’ve truly blossomed.

Does this sound like you? Have you felt a deeper desire to help but don’t know how? 

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It’s time for us all to no longer ignore these urges. We’re here on a mission, and it helps to hold some clarity around what that entails, and along with clarity comes fulfillment. When we’re doing what we came down here to do we get to live a fulfilling life, expanding and growing and making the most of our earthly experience.

With love,

Sharon

 

 

What we hide behind our smiles.

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In life we can easily get caught up in the race and forget to check if we’re going in the right direction. Or even if we’re on the right track. And we usually never stop to question whether the track we’re on is the right one for us anyway.

From the time we were little we’re told what we’re meant to do; get a job, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have kids, you know the story…

It’s a formula that’s been handed down to us from people we trust. But when we’re truly honest, are these people that we love and trust really happy? They’re giving us advice because that’s what they think will help us have the best life, but as Bob Dylan would say; these times, they are a changin. 

They’ve made their choices and done the best with what they’ve had, but does that mean we need to follow down the same path?

And what happens at the end of it all, if you’re not happy? What then? Do you ask for a refund if it hasn’t turned out?

Well, don’t worry cos we can stop the steam train whenever we want, we just have to press the bell.

And it’s never too late to press the bell.

So what’s holding you back then?

The biggest challenge for most people is that they’re too scared to be honest. Most people that aren’t happy secretly think there’s no solution for it. They think their plight is futile so they go on pretending, burying the truth deep inside.

They fear that there’s no hope for them so they carry on pretending (without realising everyone else is pretending as well).

But that’s where we’re wrong.

While it might seem that there’s no solution, it only appears that way because the truth of the situation is is hidden from the light of day. We have to accept the truth first, and then our answers come. They might not come right away, but they will come. We have to be brave enough to open the door first, without knowing where it’s leading to.

The universe needs space and time to respond, but it won’t respond at all if there’s no invitation.

Don’t be scared to admit your life hasn’t turned out exactly as you planned. It’s that way for almost every single person. tiger, help, anxiety, wellington, hypnosis, life, relationships, life purpose, help with, how to, healing

It’s time to be the fearless tiger and speak up.

It’s okay that  you’re not happy, it’s a normal feeling to experience. And by admitting it (even just to yourself) you’ve just moved one step closer to feeling better – genuinely better.

With love,

Sharon

PS. if you’d like some help contact me at Waking Life. You never have to go through it alone – that’s what I’m here for. 

 

 

 

It’s time to write your Soul Goals

life purpose, 2016, resolutions, goals, how to, help, life, happy, soulDo you hate New Year’s Resolutions? Well, I know the word hate might be a bit harsh, but do you dislike them? Usually even just the thought of New Year’s Resolutions reminds us of all the things we didn’t do, of our ‘failures’.

Even the word ‘Resolution’ is so definitive, and really, it’s too black and white to be helpful when it comes to setting out what we hope to achieve.

But what I love to do this time of year is start dreaming.

I reflect upon what made me happiest and most fulfilled in 2015, and then let my imagination dream up what could make 2016 my best year yet.

I ask myself – What do I want to do more of, and how do I want my life to look?

Take a few minutes now to reflect over what made you happiest in 2015. 

Then let yourself dream about what could make an even more joyful and fulfilling life. For example; if your job isn’t fulfilling you, then dream about what does fulfill you, starting small. It might be painting, spending time with friends, writing a blog, bike riding, meditating. How could you incorporate more of this into your life?

Take a deep breath as you let yourself dream. Then as the ideas come start writing them all down.

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Now let go (and cross out) all the ideas that don’t feel as though they are coming from your heart – you know the ones! The ones that we think we ‘should’ want – like the healthy eating or meditating (even though meditating is definitely from my heart and is on my list!).

Read over your list, slowly. Breathe in and out as you read each one. How does each one feel? If some feel heavy then question whether it’s really something your soul wants, or whether it’s really coming from your head.

Review what’s left and ask yourself what your life will be like when you’ve reached each goal. What would your day to day look like? How will things be different? 

**It’s the little actions we do regularly that brings about BIG change.**

As you refine your list you’ll most likely feel energised as these are your Soul Goals. Remind yourself of your list often and ask ‘what can I do toward a Soul Goal today?’

What comes to mind that would be on your list?

What if 2016 was going to be your BEST year yet?

Dream Passionately,

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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.