Cosmic Play

spiritual awakening, sudden awakening, wake up, dream reality, acim, a course in miracles, eli jaxon-bear, quote, waking up, dream, growthWhen you realize yourself as completely empty and devoid of all form, this is wisdom.

When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object, this is bliss.

And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form, this is leela.

-by Eli Jaxon-Bear

The word Leela is used because there is said to be no exact or accurate translation. It is a Sanskrit word that means ‘play’ however not as we know it. It is cosmic or divine play, as we would if we truly knew this were an illusion with no consequence but to keep us spinning around rising and falling in and out of illusory pain.

 

 

Lucid Dreaming Experiment continues

The Lucid Dreaming experiment continues and although I haven’t woken up in my dreams yet, I’m remembering more details when I wake the following morning. I started my dream journal last week and each morning have written down my dreams.

I feel very far away from actually becoming alert and aware within my dreams, but I think that’s how it works. You think you’ll never do it and then the next time you’re dreaming you consciously have the thought; “I think I’m dreaming!” And you’re away!

Yesterday I received a birthday present that blew me away…. The book “A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming” which comes highly recommended as one of the best books on Lucid Dreaming. I started reading it and already agree; it’s brilliant.

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The main point I’ve taken from the book so far is that you need to do reality checks often. A reality check is simply asking yourself

“Am I dreaming right now?”

at different intervals in your waking state, throughout the day.

Starting this habit apparently is one of the most effective methods of getting you to wake up inside your dream, but questioning it’s validity.

I’ve decided to give it a go even though I feel completely ridiculous doing it. Several times yesterday, even though I knew I was awake I stopped and questioned “Am I dreaming right now? Am I dreaming?”

I went further into it and pondered how you really tell, it’s become an enjoyable exercise, almost like a mini philosophical meditation.

The book also stated that most people have had at least one spontaneous lucid dreaming experience in their life so far. Is that you? Have you had a lucid dream before? What was it like? How did you come to realise you were dreaming, whilst still asleep?

The whole concept fascinates and intrigues me and I’d love to hear about any experiences you’ve had with it.

Am I dreaming right now?

Sharon

PS. I’ve had a hard time categorising this article. Would it be ‘personal development’ or ‘spiritual development’? I went with Personal Development as I suppose there’s nothing particularly spiritual about it – even though I would like to use lucid dreaming for my spiritual development.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

What I see in the word Trump.

donald trump, news, politics, love, trump, election, song, healingWhen I see news about Trump, what I actually see is people using him to divide themselves from other human beings – and acting as though it’s him doing it and not them.

I see people using his name to abuse other people, and to be mean, heartless and disconnected, and all the while feeling justified in the cause and effect for which they feel they have played no part.

Let us not be fools walking blindly into the trap woven ever so divinely, so as to be caught in a mirage of yet another reason to separate ourselves from each other. Do not let anyone come between yourself and another, whatever the reason and however justified you feel in doing so.

There was a line from a song I’ll never forget, because it is forever relevant it seems…

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. 

This statement couldn’t be more true, and it’s up to us to uphold. Let go of justification and righteousness for a moment and pull your brothers and sisters closer. Be sure and strong in knowing nothing will get in the way of the grander picture, the truth of reality.

Extend an arm of love to one another and toward ourselves, for it is with compassion and understanding that we stand tall, and not through ridicule – no matter how justified the reason is perceived to be.

With love,

Sharon

 

 

 

Does Your Life Feel Complicated?

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And when we master that, everything else falls into place.

But we complicate our existence. 

Correction…

Ego complicates.

Spirit simplifies.

What areas of your life feels complicated and a mess right now? 

Have you let your ego-mind take the reigns?

Do you have hidden drives clouding your judgement in this area – such as money, self-worth, jealousy, pride?

We always know the way out of our problems, and how to reduce the complications and complexities in our lives. And it’s certainly not through lists of pro’s and con’s, or through deep analysis, or through speaking to people about how annoying and wrong other people are.

It’s through doing nothing. Just stopping everything, pausing from your life, and giving a chance for your heart to speak.

Our deeper knowing is always there, but we just have to get out of our heads to give it a chance to be heard.

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Amazing Painting by Karina Llergo

Call on your Soul to speak to you. It’s language is powerful yet subtle, and it usually doesn’t speak in words. Here’s a quick exercise to help you connect into your own wise inner force.

2 Minute Soul Voice Meditation – 

Shift your focus away from everything and everyone in your life, and move it to your heart. Close your eyes, and keep your focus on your heart beating deeply inside of your chest.

Inhale fully. Let your mind rest, without ‘trying’ to silence it.

Exhale. If your attention has drifted, that’s okay. Bring it back to your heart. Can you feel it beating? Breathe into it.

Breathe out.

Feel for your answers.

The light of your Soul shines within you,

and is waiting to be heard. 

Get quiet and curious,

and listen for her.

With love and quiet whispers,

Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let The Path Be Lit, And All Repeating Patterns Be Broken

 

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Tonight I’ve seen with eyes clearer than before.

This afternoon I played out a scenario in my head which was very familiar to me, old but familiar. It hadn’t come around for quite sometime and but was there again nonetheless.

The repeating scenario began with me seeking help outside of myself. Calling up to the heavens and all the unseen worlds to hear and answer me directly. A desperate cycle that quickly spins around and turns into feelings of abandonment and blame.

For why have they not answered me and come promptly to my aid? 

But tonight it’s come through so clearly. I’ve finally seen that just as quickly as I’ve reached for help and answers to be delivered from outside of myself, I’ve forgone my own power, and thus projected myself into powerlessness.

There’s no lesson learned if the answer had arrived this way. And that’s not to say it hasn’t come at other times through this avenue – from my guides and angels. It usually does. But it seems in times that I’ve felt I’ve needed it most desperately it (seemingly) doesn’t arrive.

But that’s usually when I’ve missed the point.

I’ve thrown away my power and left myself writhing, limp in desperate whimpers, pleading to be heard.

But I’m the one who hasn’t heard.

And I am the one who hasn’t answered.

It’s in times that we’ve forgone our power, that we see the power in all others. It’s these times that we’ve extended the finger of blame – (for we cannot possibly be to blame when we are so powerless). But we’ve not seen our own projection into powerlessness, because all we’ve seen is the blame. 

A blinding flash of insight from within whispered in the night…

Why not extend outward only gratitude and thanks,
and reach within for the help you so desire.

For it is in reaching inward that you connect back into your power,
which needs no help at all.

It’s in seeking that which you desire from inside of yourself, that you’ve finally answered your own call.

You’ve called upon your power to do the saving. 

And only then do we fall into inner peace and outward gratitude. For in that moment we truly hear ourselves, and see what has gone overlooked for so long. It’s in that moment we become the one who calls for help, and then answers that same call. 

Which is what we’ve longed for the whole time.

The apparent non-answer from above was assisting me all along. And I know this night, what seemed like a dark night, has come because it’s time and I was ready. It was time for me to find my power, which was within me through it all, yet had been left for dead by nobody else but yours truly.

And if you’re reading this then it’s your time also. For when a time comes for one, it comes for many.

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So a helpful question becomes;

Where is your power now? Who have you placed in charge of your life?

Are other’s past or present, physical or unseen at fault for the conditions of your life? For the feelings that you hold?

I’m not sure there’s anyone that answers a definitive no to this question every time. We all give away our power from time to time, and that’s okay. Because anytime you realise is a sheer moment of awareness, which lights up the sky for you to find your way back. Your way back to you.

So it’s time to call it back. Reclaim your power, and realise what you really are. 

What we all are.

Wishing you a night where you too are greeted with your own true essence.

A night where you are greeted with your true power.

With love and awakenings,

Sharon

 

 

 

3 Powerful Methods to Protect Your Energy

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To protect or not to protect, that is the question. There are so many differences in opinion on this topic, and it seems people from the old energy use (and swear by) putting a protective ball of light around them.

That is one method you’ve probably heard of already, but it’s one that I don’t use. I’m not saying this doesn’t work, and I’m know it does for some people, however it’s never resonated with me so I don’t do it.

In this article I’m offering  you alternative methods, in case the protective ball of light doesn’t resonate with you either.

And frankly, I’m only using the word ‘protection’ so we all know what we’re talking about, but in my personal practice I don’t use that word. I feel it conjures up fear and the idea that there are many energies, forces, and people that we need protecting from. This is a fear based approach and thus breeds more fear.

We are powerfully enlightened beings (even if we don’t feel like it most of the time), and we don’t need to be scared of anything or anyone. 

We can learn to master our own energy, grow and expand it at will, use it to transform and uplift heavy forces in the world, and raise our own vibration and that of the planet.

In light of that, my top 3 methods for managing, maintaining or enlivening your energy include;

  1. Heart Chakra, love based protection. Practice building a tangible relationship with your heart chakra. You can do this by regularly focusing your attention on the centre of your chest and breathing into it. Grow quiet and breathe through any hard walls that you may feel around it, and keep breathing into your chest until you feel it soften. Once your heart has softened, use your exhale to expand loving energy from your heart, around your body. Expand it out so far and wide that it stretches out your aura and energy field, filling it with love. love, healing, protection, psychic attack, clear negative energies, clear energy
  2. Send love to the other person, place or thing. Whatever you feel you might need protection from, send love to instead. This bolsters your connection to your own power and cuts through any psychic pulls or negative energy that may have been directed your way. You’ll be doing wonders to the consciousness of humankind if each time you feel threatened, frustrated, angry you send love instead of playing out any other reaction.
  3. Clear the energy you’ve picked up. Once you notice you have picked up some heavy, or unhelpful energy use whatever technique works for you to either change and transform the energy, or you can clear it. For more information on how to do this go to my other articles: “Do you take on other people’s energy” or “Top 5 Methods to Clear Energy” .

The key is not to be afraid of heavy, dark or negative energies (and people for that matter). It is time for us to realise our power, and to not cower in fear or hide because we’re scared of what may happen to us.

A daily practice of connecting into love and your heart chakra will help raise your vibration, which in tuhealing goddess, healing, love, psychic attack, clear negative energy, angelsrn will have a big impact on how you feel. It’s possible to raise your vibration so much that you are never brought down by ‘negative people’, places or events.

You are the Queen of your Internal Palace and frankly, it’s time we let ourselves know that, feel that, and live it.

We can reclaim what’s always been ours and grow in love, using all experiences – the good, the bad and even the ugly – as tools from which we learn. 

With love to you all,

Sharon

PS. If you’d like to work with me, visit Waking Life, and book in for your FREE Skype consultation. 

 

 

 

 

Energy Forecast for 2016

Can you feel it? This year is gearing up to be big.

We’ve been preparing for years, even decades, and the time is finally upon us.

Our cage door has flung open and it’s time to fly.

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2016 is the year we’ll finally be able to follow our hearts desires.

So if you’ve been unhappy in your work then it’s time to listen to the cry of your heart and do something about it, before the universe does it for you. But either way, you’ll no longer be able to ignore your heart and carry on like a zombie, miserable and feeling hopeless. Your sense of power won’t let you.

If you’re in an unhappy relationship, then things will come to a head (if they haven’t already). And don’t worry because it’ll be for your highest good – even if it feels hard or like rejection at first.

If you’ve been putting things off and ignoring the messages of spirit, then watch out, as you’re about to start the action phase in a major way. You won’t be able to help moving forward as opportunities will find you – especially if you say a big YES to the universe and let help in.

A big energetic transformation is at play right now, and it’s time to get on our board and ride the wave. It’s all there for us this year, forward momentum, energy, and direction, and we’re being urged to dig deep and get honest about who we want to be and what we want to be doing.

But don’t worry if you’re not experiencing all of this just yet because January is still a time for laying the foundations. There is still time for us to make way for the new by getting rid of what no longer serves us. And if we do, we’ll be greatly rewarded, because throughout late January all of the pieces of the puzzle will find their place for a soul’s progression into February and the rest of the year.

This is not the time for hiding, or deceiving yourself and others. 

Your heart is calling to you, and you’ll no longer be able to ignore what it says. And this will be easier than before, because one of the main differences you’ll experience in 2016 is you’ll no longer listen to the voice of doubt inside of you. It may still rise up, offering you scenarios of what might go wrong, but you’ll feel your own conviction and power in a much stronger and more tangible way.

You’ll no longer let the voice of self-doubt win.

This will help in following your heart’s urges because you won’t shut them down as easily. It’ll feel as though you no longer have the ability to ignore them. Our Spirits are rising through the dense cloak of the very physical world we’ve been living in, and becoming more visible (and audible) in the new dimension.

This may also give you the feeling of being transparent, as if you can no longer hide angels, spirit guides, spirit, awakening, spiritual awakening, how to, what does it meanhow you really feel. People will respond differently towards you, and if you don’t speak up they’ll be able to ‘hear’ it from you anyway (just as you’ll be able to ‘hear’ theirs). As we lose the dense cloak we would’ve once hidden beneath, energy will speak louder than words, so it’ll help to be honest with yourself and with others.

And just as our own Spirit becomes more easily felt and experienced, so too does the spirit realm. 2016 is the year for making connections to the spirit realm – connecting to your spirit guides, the angels, and loved ones who have passed away. Even if you’ve never connected into them before.

We’ve been awakening for a few years now, and another big veil has been pulled away, revealing gifts that have previously been hidden.

Follow your urges and your secret wishes, as they are the clues to what you’re meant to be doing. Most of you will know what that is deep down, and others will need a little help to find it, but our paths are becoming clear. They want you to acknowledge what is important to you and use that as your guide.

2016 isn’t the year for procrastination, it’s the year for action.

And don’t feel as though you need to start off running, pushing or forcing things to happen. That’s the energetic part that is building momentum all on it’s own. It’s there to help you, and all we need to do is quieten down inside of yourself and focus your attention on what is important.

You are also being urged to ask for help and guidance from your spirit team, as they are there stronger than ever, waiting for your invitation to help.

Happy travelling!
Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing this will eliminate road rage forever.

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I often wonder how different the world would be if we chose to live more of our lives as our higher selves.

I know there’d be many grand differences that would occur on a global scale, however one aspect of life that has come to mind recently that would diminish out of existence, is road rage.

There would be no more road rage.

More often than not, we can see what the other driver is about to do anyway, and we adapt and drive accordingly. It’s after the fact that the pesky ego-voice pipes up and says “They’re not supposed to do that!” or “I could’ve crashed!” or “Why are they driving so slow, the speed limit is 100!” or usually worse…. We get angry because a part of us fantasizes about what could have happened – such as a crash – and conveniently forgets the fact that it didn’t happen. Basically we get angry at a fictional scenario.

Why do we get angry? Why do we choose a fear response instead of a loving one, an ego-reaction instead of the higher perspective? We’ll have a close call on the highway then tell our friends and family about it, usually ramping it up with a few extra details, to make a good story. They’ll get angry because deep down they love us and don’t want anything to happen to us, so they’ll jump on your bandwagon, sometimes even more passionately and vigorously than you. And what we’re really doing is spreading fear.

And when we’re in the throws of the exciting drama of it all, we usually haven’t stopped to wonder what might have been going on for the other driver.

We usually haven’t given it a thought. They could be sick, they could be upset, their mother might have just died, it could be anything, but that’s besides the point anyway.

Because when we’re in the throws of anger the most important question to ask is; what’s really going on for me? 

Basically something happened that scared us and we lashed out. We usually lash out when we can’t handle that we were scared. We despise vulnerability. It makes us feel weak. Like some so-and-so can come in and take everything away from us in an instant. It makes us feel small and insignificant, and we hate that!

But it’s an unconscious reaction to instantly get angry. You are better than that. I am better than that.

We all are.

What do you think might’ve happened if we contacted our higher self instead?

We might witness what a capable driver we were when that car swerved out in front of us.

We might acknowledge how intuitive we are because we got a sense of what the driver was going to do before they did it.

We might recognise that they could have something tough going on in their life and send them some love – which results in us feeling powerful instead of powerless and a victim of circumstance.

There are infinite alternatives to getting angry, yet the most commonly un-chosen response is anger.

Let’s be better than that. 

 

 

For the Brave ones

We hide from who we really are,

yet if only we were brave,

we’d discover what we really are;

is all we ever need.

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We’d answer every call for love,

whatever package was delivered,

so longing feelings could subside,

along with hate and anger and greed.

Only then the tides’ll truly turn,

gently forming something grand,

cause the power is and always was,

forever in your hand.