The Gift Awaits Us.

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The gifts the Earth parades for us,

fall silently far from sight.

All that ails, she’s there to cure,

as she begs to ease the minds of many.

Yet we push and pull and complain away,

and miss the show, the majestic dance,

of wind and rain and water spirits,

each beckoning our pain away.

The over identified persona we use

to push away the hearts of those,

we declare too different to us.

And there we sit hidden within

the walls that confine and limit our mind,

preventing us from ever truly,

meeting ourselves.

By Sharon Cavill

 

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A Soul’s Call

My Ego paints a future that’s bright,

while hastily ushering me away,

from a past it swears was very bleak. acim, healing, meditation, spiritual development, personal development, self improvement, growth, spirit,The pattern lures me in,

and I sleepily follow it’s lead.

Yet quiet whispers from a gentle spirit,

remains to send the call.

Left behind so many times before,

yet continuing Her gracious wait,

forever in the quiet.

And when I finally reach for Her,

She’ll be softly,

deep within.

 

With love,

Sharon

 

Calling on Angels – A Guide

angel, spirit guides, love, healing, life, blog, repeating numbers, how to, psychic, blocksThe angels and divine assistance are always there for us, waiting to be invited into our lives.

One of the most beautiful aspects of working with the angels is that you don’t need to wholly ‘believe’ in them. You just need to be open minded enough to want to give it a go, or bold (or crazy) enough to do something even though your logical mind might be telling you not to.

The belief usually comes later.

There is nothing too involved or hard when working with the angels, it is simply about extending an invitation and giving your permission for them to act in your life.

Once this is done then be prepared to observe myriad synchronicities occurring in your life, which can make your life easier, happier and more fulfilling.

Angels usually communicate by offering support indirectly, such as helping you meet just the right person, or through other people who might say something you needed to hear, or through signs that you see such as repeating numbers like 222, 333 or 444 to let you know they’re around.

However you can also work with them more directly, which is how I love to work with them. Working with them directly helps you to ask questions and get instant responses, work through challenges your facing in your life, uncover hidden blocks, receive healing energy, receive wisdom and a fresh perspective about an aspect of your life, and more.

I  open up a dialogue with them which I hear as a voice in my head (usually sounds different to my own however doesn’t always). I’m also visual (which you can be too with some practice, if you’re not already) and get an image of the angel or guide in my head, but once again not always. This experience varies from person to person, and sometimes changes depending on what guide or angel you’re connecting in with.

Often preceding the voice and visuals, I get some sort of sensation in my body to let me know they are near. This can include tingling up and down my spine, goose bumps, a cool breeze, a fuzzy happy feeling in my chest and stomach, ringing in my ears, tapping on my fingers, and more.

How do I start?

To get this sort of direct communication kicked off you can let the angels know you want to connect in with them directly, and then ask for help. It can be extremely helpful to do something to raise your vibration, such as a guided meditation, or focused breathing into your heart to help the connection along as well.

**I have a guided meditation which I have recorded to help connect you into your heart and raise your vibration, which I am happy to send to you for FREE 🙂 Just send me a message and I will email you the MP3. **

Note – if you don’t wish to write here, you can email me at contact@wakinglife.co.nz and request your FREE guided meditation.

If you sit quietly and then call the angels in, you can call one being in particular such as Archangel Michael or Archangel Gabriel, or you can call in any being of love that is there for you. Then say that you’re wanting to communicate with them and can they please help you hear them. Just assume your request has been heard and is working to be answered.

Most people won’t hear the voice externally – like someone was next to you and talking. You will most likely hear it inside your head and may even discount it through thinking you are making it up yourself. This is the crucial point – where you will either shut it down and get no where, or you can continue by allowing the discussions to unfold even if you think you’re making it up.

Once you decide to go along with it, you’ll begin to notice the response sounds a little bit different to how your normal thoughts sound. Such as the voice might be a little higher or lower, or the word choice or phrasing is different to how you would normally say it. Also, the more you interact you’ll begin to receive different perspectives to situations in your life, and advice and wisdom which enlightens you and helps your life. This is the stage that you’ll become more convinced that you’re making a real connection – but you have to get there first.

What Should I Say?

When working with the angels you can be general or specific, and it’s a good idea to try both ways on different days to see what happens. You can just start with invitations and requests, and when the connection gets stronger through practice, get to having back and forth conversations with them.

For example; one morning you can say aloud or silently;

“I invite the angels into my day in every way, and I give you permission to guide me and work through me for my highest good”.

Or you could try asking for help with something specific, such as;

“I invite the angels in and ask for help with getting a job or job offer in the quickest time-frame possible, which is aligned with my highest path” or “I ask the angels to help bring someone loving into my life and I ask for help with remaining open to whatever way they come.”

Another way I like to invite the angels in is to ask for their help with a feeling. For example; on a day that I am feeling low or somewhat contracted from the world, or if something challenging is going on I might say;

“I invite the angels into my day and ask you to show me how loved I am” or

“I ask for your help with feeling more love / happiness / joy / abundance etc”

Remember to thank them for being there for you 🙂

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What now?

The next step – which is often overlooked but so utterly important, is the letting go!

Once you’ve said, thought or written down your invitation and request then you can move into the next phase which is trust. Have faith that your request has been heard and will be answered. Move into curiousity or simply take a few deep breaths and connect back into the present moment.

Basically, forget about your request 🙂 I like to write them down because it is such a powerful convincer later on that week or even weeks later when I read back over my journal and I can see when I have sent requests out to the angels and then they have been answered. But once you write it down you don’t need to keep asking or thinking about it.

They may not always be answered in the way that you want, but they will always be answered.

Have you ever called on the angels?

 

With love,

Sharon

PS. Would you like help to connect into your Angels and Spirit Guides? I offer one-on-one Spirit Connection Sessions via Skype, and we can start with booking you in for a FREE consultation where we can chat more about what you’d like to achieve, your potential gifts, and your blocks. Then if you’re keen we can book in your session to make a connection!

If you’re ready for a FREE consultation email me at contact@wakinglife.co.nz or for more information visit:

Spirit Connection Session – more info.

What are you waiting for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Card Reading with no cards

healing, help, love, heart, psychic, reading, oracle, cards, energyI am away on holidays visiting family and friends in Australia. I decided not to bring any oracle or tarot cards with me because I was planning on buying a new deck or two or three, as soon as I arrived however it just hasn’t happened yet. I love to connect into my guides and angels directly but often I also enjoy using a medium such as cards.

Last night as I sat in bed I really wanted to pull a card and receive a message of guidance before drifting off to sleep. As I didn’t have a deck with me I pulled out my journal instead. As soon as I opened to a fresh page the following question clearly made itself know to me – most likely along with a light bulb…

If I drew an oracle card right now what message would it have for me?

Right away I clearly heard: Relax Your Heart

And I didn’t just hear these words, I felt the message deep within me. I knew that this was a powerful message unique to me in this moment.

I wrote down my message and breathed into my heart. I felt walls that I didn’t even know were there begin to relax and my heart softened.

As usual, I surprised myself at how easy it all was and I pondered how often we reach for external help to receive guidance when an overflowing well is right there within us.

If you were to receive a message right now, what would that be?

 

 

 

 

Sometimes ya gotta laugh

chakra, healing, energy, meditation, reiki, how to, laugh, funny, cartoonWhen I started going to spiritual meetings, events and workshops I found that everyone seemed so serious. And for a while there was a part of me that joined in.

I thought that maybe we did need to be quiet, reserved and respectful when it came to meditation, healing and spiritual journeys. But the more I have ventured this territory on my own (and my own way) I’ve realised that you don’t have to be quiet, reserved and serious. Well more accurately, I’ve realised that you don’t have to be anything. It’s all up to you – to each of us. And we are all right whatever choose.

Some people like to be serious about it all (life), or about certain aspects of life, and some light-hearted – and they are both right and okay.

So a little while ago I gave myself the permission to be light. While scary at first I started to see that people resonated with this way of approaching spiritual work, meditation and healing, and I still attracted clients and groups of people to work with. And I’m sure that when I let go of even more of the ‘shoulds’ and ‘shouldn’ts’  I still abide by, I’ll attract even more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My experience of Astral Travelling

spiritual, selfimprovement, selfhelp, psychic, help, life, lifestyle, dream, astral travel, how toAstral Travelling is a topic I’ve been interested in for a long time. I’ve read about other people’s experiences and I’ve read instructions on how to do it but there was still that gap of not experiencing it for myself. I’ve experienced close calls where I’ve felt like I was rising out of my body, only to realise it and then snap back. I’ve been able to lucid dream for a long time, and I work with my dreams for problem solving and receiving guidance for specific issues. However the whole astral projection has eluded me. Well, until now.

A few days ago I was laying in bed having just woken up from an afternoon nap. I was still laying with my eyes closed in a dazed sleepy state when I had the thought “I might give astral travelling a go”. Even though I’d tried many times before, this time was different. As I started to try to move without moving I asked for help from the universe, the angels or a guide – it was just a general call for assistance. Almost immediately I felt ‘someone’ put their hand on my knee and then everything started getting really loud. I heard a voice so loudly that it was as though someone was speaking to me through a megaphone, they said “The universe is waiting for you”

That was all I needed. It was a clear, distinct voice that was not my own which sent chills right through my body. What did that even mean? I was so excited, I knew this was it. I gave one big heave, as though I had my arms over my head on the pillow and then in one motion threw them forwards. I moved right out of my body. It was easier than I had been making it all these years.

It was quite easy to move around, however almost like I was a little drunk, like I was finding my sense of balance. Any direction I set my focus on I would move. I was sort of flying but low to the ground, more like as if gravity had been released somewhat. I went through the walls of my house however I didn’t end up on the outside of my house, I went somewhere else.

I was hovering over green grass and as I looked up to my left there was a grassy hill and red brick apartments. There was a set of swings on concrete in front of the apartment building, and as I moved toward them I started playing. I could push off the ground and jump so high, spinning around and I felt exhilarated.

As I stopped playing I called out for a guide. One appeared, soaring over head. I had never seen this guide before and all I could see was a large face, with a big nose. He appeared almost cartoon like. I asked ‘his’ name and heard the reply instantly; “Astrid”.

I was so excited by my experience that I couldn’t wait to come back and tell my partner 🙂 I moved around a bit more with my guide, but then it’s almost as if the moment I had started thinking about coming back there I was. Laying on my bed, however I was completely paralysed. I have experienced this feeling of paralysis many times before but it wasn’t until this time that I realised that it was linked to astral travelling. I breathed and waited for my ability to move my body to return. My heart was beating so fast.

I still don’t know where I went to, but it doesn’t really matter – yet. I feel like I will visit that place again and then I may know where it is and why I am visiting it. I can’t wait to go again.

Top 5 Tips for Being Unreasonably Happy

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Over the years I have stumbled upon wisdom or experienced realisations which have changed my life. Many of which I have forgotten but some have left a permanent imprint on my life. They have left their mark because they have helped me connect into joy and happiness inside myself, rather than giving me a reason to feel happy which can be much more fleeting.

We all have the capacity to be joyful, light and happy at any moment, without any external stimuli or event. However as we grow up and become adults we forget that happiness doesn’t require a reason.

These are my top five tips for being happy right now, before you’ve changed anything in the external world – like your job, financial situation, lover etc.

1.          Notice likeness over differences.
             This is the most beneficial use of our overused ability to judge other people and ourselves. Hundreds of times in everyday we distinguish how people are different from us, how they are right or wrong, better or worse, what we like or dislike about them. We put ourselves down by comparing ourselves to others and then pump ourselves up by degrading others, when the most beneficial and freeing way to use judgement is to recognise how similar you are. You might start by noticing obvious similarities, and then later on hidden ones. Or you might even just notice that we are all human going about our day doing the best that we can. But even just by giving it a go you will begin to feel that warm and fuzzy feeling in your chest and set yourself free.

2.          Write down all of the things that make you feel really good, and then do something from your list everyday.
This isn’t about what gives you momentary pleasure, it’s about what brings you warm and fuzzy feelings of joy, right through your belly and chest. The things that lift your mood and connect you with your spirit without even trying, and the things that make time feel as though it’s sped up.

3.          Think of others. 
Think about another person, a stranger or someone you know, and ask yourself what you could do for them. It might be as simple as sending them an email about how much they mean to you, or writing a review for their business online, or donating to their charity run. If you can start your day by doing this you are onto a winner. The most successful people I know (and I’m talking about successful in the sense of feeling happy and fulfilled) include doing at least one thing for someone else everyday. It’s a surefire way to pull yourself up and out of victim, poor little old me mode and right into expansive, beaming with love mode!

4.          Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Yes this is the title of a book but if we could apply this one little gem then our lives would expand tenfold. The key here is to observe when you shy away from something or say no, whether you are doing it because you are worried or afraid. Once you catch the sneaky bugger in the act and recognise that what you are feeling is fear, then it will become easier to give yourself the extra nudge to say yes instead.

5.         Give up the Need to be Right
Firstly you might start with observing how often you deem yourself right and others wrong. Then spend some time pondering the viewpoint that potentially we are all just walking this planet alike and perhaps none of us really know anything in the way that we think we do. I feel much more free to express myself when I’m not trying to prove that I’m right and conversely that someone else is wrong. And what appears right in one moment, might in some future moment appear ‘wrong’ anyway, so just let it go and we can all be wrong or we can all be right. It doesn’t matter. What could you do differently if you were no longer needing to show others that you are right?

What are your top tips for being happy?

Follow your Happy

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What makes you happiest? 

I regularly reflect upon all of the things which bring me the most enjoyment, fulfillment and joy. A while ago I wrote these things down. Now I refer to this list and add to it, and I ensure I always do at least one or more things from my list everyday.

My list contains things which nourish all parts of me:
Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically and Mentally. 

On this list are things that bring me deep fulfillment such as connecting with friends and family, helping people through sessions, and connecting in with my spirit  guides and angels. And then my list also lists things which nourish me physically such as boxing and walking on the beach. And then it also includes meditation, reading and writing in my journal.

This kind of golden masterlist is a great way to keep you regularly connected into what makes your heart sing and what feeds your soul. 

It’s amazing how quickly we can string too many days together where we are not doing anything that brings us deep fulfillment, joy and happiness.

What is your soul yearning for?

What brings you happiness and joy?

What would it take for you to do one of these things today?

222, 333, 444. Do you see repeating numbers?

11:11, 222, 444, number meanings, angels, signs, psychic, how to, help, wellington, spirit guide, Do you look at the clock right at the same time each day? Are number patterns like 222, 333, 444 or 11:11 showing up all over your life – on bills, receipts, clocks, price tags, emails? Well, you’re not alone.

Lots of people are noticing this phenomenon and many people have differing interpretations on what is occurring. In my experience seeing reoccurring numbers is a really positive sign and indicates that you are becoming more aware and are on the right track.

Repeating numbers and patterns can be a sign that we are tuning into our inner guidance and our intuition, and is also a sign that our angels and spirit guides are with us. 

When we start to notice these numbers repeatedly occurring in our lives, it is a sign that our awareness is opening up and we are becoming more intuitive and sensitive. Often we see reoccurring numbers when we are in the flow of life and we are being guided and encouraged to continue on this path.

We can also see them when things aren’t going well in our lives and these numbers can serve as a sign from spirit that we are not alone and that everything will turn out okay.

Next time you see repeating numbers notice what you have just been saying or what you were thinking about, and ask yourself: “how do I feel right now?”  

This kind of phenomenon can serve as a reminder that not everything needs to be explained by our rational mind and then neatly filed away in a logical compartment – AND that’s okay. You are being invited into the world of the mystical. It is like an offer to take the red pill from the Matrix, and if you acknowledge the presence of these patterns in your life then you are accepting there is more to life and our existence than meets the eye.

Once you’re noticing these number patterns occurring then it can be helpful to learn your language of numerical signs and establish what they mean for you.

To get you started I have included some some most seen number sequences and their common interpretations, but always remember that it can be better to intuit what what the sign means for you.

222 = is a sign that things will work out in the long term, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now. It is a positive sign of encouragement and support.

333 = reminds us to not become upset with other people and to connect back into love within yourself and the love within all people. It is a sign to rise above the detail of our lives and to tune in at a soul level. These numbers also remind us to ask for help, both in the physical reality and to ask for help from the spirit realm. They are always there to support us, if only we’d ask.

444 = is a really powerful number sequence offering you a clear indication that you are on the right path and you are supported to reach your goal. This means your ideas will manifest and abundance is yours. It is a sign to keep going, action and effort will bring the results you desire.

 11:11 = this is a sign that you are awakening. You are rising up out of a sleepy existence that many of us live our whole lives within. Many people all over the world are seeing this sequence as our consciousness shifts. Sometimes when people are seeing this number sequence you may feel unsatisfied with your life and start to feel as though there might be something ‘more’. Your friends or usual routines may no longer satisfy you and you may even feel the urge to go on a spiritual quest of sorts 🙂 Follow the urge! You will probably be noticing other synchronicities in your life and you may meet new people or discover new interests. You are being guided.

When you see these numbers occurring in your life there is no need to think about it for too long, just go with whatever first comes to mind. The main point is to keep lighthearted about it all and have some fun. Not everything needs to be serious and we don’t always have to logically know everything.

For the rest of today, take note of how many different number sequences and patterns come your way! Jot them down and see what messages you get.

There is a whole new world just waiting for us to notice it!

 

 

No Matter Too Small

I would like to share an experience that occurred yesterday, an experience which turned a period of frustration into yet another reminder of how much help there is available to us from the universe.

Yesterday I spent about 25 minutes looking for a voucher. I was looking in drawers, cupboards, files of paper, and getting increasingly frustrated. Until I had a flashing thought; ask the angels for help.

Angels, Guidance, Intuition, how to, ask, helpWith no meditation or prior connection I asked; “Angels, can you please help me find this voucher soon as I really don’t want to spend anymore of my day looking for it?”

A clear and distinct thought shot through the clutter of my mind; stop looking, and move back from the table.

This was the part that fascinated me the most; I had just asked for help yet when I received a message in return, I didn’t listen. I responded by thinking – yeah but I want to keep looking under the table because this is where I think it is…I can’t stop looking because I have to leave soon….blah blah excuse blah… And even though I had already been looking through the papers ‘filed’ under the table for a while, I still wanted to continue looking where my logic was telling me the voucher should be.

As I continued searching under the table I heard the same thought again, in the same distinct tone and clarity; stop looking, and move back from the table.

This time I listened, and even though I wasn’t clear on where to look after I stopped looking under the table, I followed the guidance anyway. I moved back, away from the table and paused. I stopped looking. In a moment of silence and non-action, I sat back on my heals and just enjoyed the nothingness. I allowed myself to stop even though part of my mind was telling me there was no way I should stop looking.

This time another thought appeared from the midst of the stillness that I had created through stopping; look in the wallets. ‘Wallets’ as a plural was weird and stood out, so I decided right away that must mean to look in my partner’s wallet. I got up and walked straight over to find his wallet, opened it up and pulled out a stack of cards…

BOOM! I found the voucher!

This experience made me realise how often we ignore intuition, wisdom, and guidance; even when we’ve just asked for it! Our logical, left-brain thinking often overrides our intuition, discounting the message or thought if it can’t immediately see how that could bring about the desired result. This kind of left-brained thinking often leads to feeling as though you’re living your life swimming upstream, struggling with thought and reason, and moving against the current.

When in any moment, you can just swivel around and cruise. Allowing, listening and acting on one small thought stemming from intuition propels you immediately back into the flow, even if you haven’t felt in the flow for years.