Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spiritual Detox


'Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.' ~ Marianne Williamson

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Can Handle It!


Affirmation
: Whatever happens, I can handle it.

Deeper and wider meaning: Within me, I have the power to handle anything that ever happens to me. I will learn from it all, grow from it all, and use it all as a means to reaching the best of who I am. Every situation in my life offers me the opportunity to become a more powerful and loving human being. I have nothing to fear. I will always find the strength within me to find my way and to find the good that ultimately comes from all that happens in my life. Yes, whatever happens, I can handle it!

~ Affirmations by Susan Jeffers

Friday, October 29, 2010

Meaning Lies Within


'Love is what we are born with, fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of Life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies within us.' ~ Marianne Williamson

Lord Ganesh ~
The god of wisdom and prophecy, the remover of obstacles, son of Shiva and Parvati. Jai Ganesha!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crown Us


'We cannot look to the world to restore our worth; we are here to restore our worth to the world. The world outside us can reflect our glory, but it cannot create it. It cannot crown us. Only God can crown us and She already has.' ~ Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Only Moment


'Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.' ~ Corita Kent


'Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know that this is the only moment.' ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No Accidents


'There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.' ~ Carl Jung

I constantly marvel at this beautiful cosmic dance we are all an integral part of. All coincidences are meaningful, there are no accidents.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Beauty of Truth


'Remember this ~ that beauty of truth is authenticity. Become more authentic and you will have a flowering. And the more authentic you become, by and by you will feel many things are falling away of their own accord. Once you know the knack of it, you become more and more loose, more and more natural, authentic.' ~ Osho

Working everyday on being true to myself, experiencing that 'flowering', that effortless falling away of everything inauthentic. People around me don't always accept the changes I'm making, my new priorities. Being authentic challenges relationships but I am standing firm in my truth and loving (being) me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Perfect Lessons


'I have compassion for my parent's childhoods. I now know that I chose them because they were perfect for what I had to learn, my perfect lessons. I forgive them and set them free and I set myself free.'
~ Louise L. Hay

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Feline Poetry


'A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem.' ~ Jean Burden

My cat is a full volume of poetry, the most beautiful specimen of feline perfection, my confidante, my princess, my magnificent silver tigresse, my companion on this journey, part of me.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Feminine Force


'Each month the blood sheets down like good red rain.' ~ Erica Jong

The red river of Life, creativity and intuition has started flowing! I welcome my menstrual gift, I rejoice at the pain in my belly and the experience of energy leaving me. I am comforted in the knowledge that my body is finding a new rhythm and resetting it's cycle. It is the rain I've been longing for. I am happy today to see this magnificent, powerful feminine force flow forth. This bleeding is like a red rose blooming from within my body. It has thorns but it is beautiful. It is fertile. It is part of me, it entangles me, it IS my healing.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Filling and Emptying


'Fill what is empty. Empty what is full.' ~ Davidji

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cultivate Solitude


'True silence is rest for the mind and is to the Spirit what sleep is to the body - nourishment and refreshment.' ~ William Penn

After my recent emotional upheaval, I am entering a natural time of quieting as I withdraw my energy and turn inward. This is a time for going within and reflecting, for rest and refreshment for the Soul. I am cultivating inner renewal and a peaceful calm, healing myself with gentle self-nurturance and just succumbing to this much needed time of deep stillness and solitude.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Collecting Petals


I collect the things I'm grateful for like beautiful petals and rejoice in their magnificence and rarity. I am working at restoring my equilibrium, staying focused on what works and will be fully up and running once again very soon.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Have Faith


Today I am trusting, believing, I can do this. I am handing this over to the Universe to sort out the details. I am keeping positive. There are angels sent from heaven to help me find a way to get this problem fixed. I have faith that I will be fine.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Only Good


'Only good lies before me, always.' ~ Louise L. Hay

I am in crisis mode. I don't do too well in a crisis, I break down, I panic. I'm trying so hard today to feel okay and trust that everything will work out. It's hard to breathe in this uncertainty and with this worry. I give the outcome over to the Universe today and make sure I put my attention on the positives, the things in this situation for which I am grateful: my trusted old laptop, the miracle of a wireless internet connection that still works and the fact that I can continue with some work and my daily blog entries, having the foresight to at least have backed up my work a few days ago, my precious little kitty's furry hugs when I cry, someone knowledgeable who is willing to help diagnose the problem tomorrow and my dear friend, Mich, who sent me love and support from afar and on her advice, the healing balm of the breeze and the canopy of flowering bougainvillea this morning.

I have the power to fix this, I will get through it, everything will be okay. A computer is only a thing, laptops can be replaced, I will find a way through, I am looking for lessons. Only good lies before me, always.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Love is Everywhere


'I experience love everywhere I go. Love is everywhere, and I am loving and lovable. Loving people fill my life, and I find myself easily expressing love to others.' ~ Louise L. Hay ♥

Friday, October 15, 2010

Standing Firm


'To live is to choose, but to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.' ~ Kofi Anan

I am standing firm, I am pushing back gently. I know my own value, I know who I am. I am listening to what I need and honouring that. I am choosing well.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Listen


Prayer is to talk, meditation is to listen.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Heart of your Heart


'It's never been true, not anywhere at any time, that the value of a soul, of a human spirit, is dependent on a number on a scale.

No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

The most challenging part of any system that addresses weight-related issues is that unless it also addresses the part of you that wants something you can’t name - the heart of your heart, not the size of your thighs - it won’t work. When we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive. We touch the life we truly want. We evoke Divinity itself.' ~ Geneen Roth - Women, Food and God.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What Do I Need?


As I move through this time of inner conflict, painful transformation and tireless wrestling between my masculine and feminine energies, I'm committed to pausing at regular intervals to ask my deepest Self: 'What do you need in this moment, what do you truly need?' I will completely obey the answers because I am certain that they come from my Authentic Self. My healing is the most important thing to me, I will prioritise it. I will listen to what I need and create it daily, I will fill my own cup. I will learn to rely more on my instinct and intuition and guide myself through this unknown territory of wholeheartedly and unconditionally ~ putting myself first, for the first time in my life.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Opening to Joy


'People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognise and experience joy as it flies by.' ~ Geneen Roth

When our emotional capacity widens, it hurts. But it's also a joyful experience. I'm opening to the joy in my life, letting the joyful moments lift me up and carry me through.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Sweet Spot


'I live in the sweet spot and the sweet spot lives in me.' ~ Davidji

Wherever I go and whatever is happening outside of me, I can create an inner sanctuary and choose peace.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Recipe for Happiness and Fulfillment


Recipe for Happiness and Fulfillment: All you need is to decide on what you want your life to look like and be like. And then you can go ahead and create it. And if you believe strongly and access mentors, books and your authentic Self. It will come, it always does.

I know I have all the ingredients I need to create the life I desire. Thanks, Nici!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Humility


Humility is rare because to have it you have to want nothing, yet when you have it you get everything.

Thank you, Luz ~ for perspective and wise words.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Cried for You


'I cried for you
And the sky cried for you
And when you went
I became a hopeless drifter
But this life was not for you
Though I learned from you
That beauty need only be a whisper.'

Lyrics from 'I Cried for You' by Katie Melua

Today a few tears, I miss you. x

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Singing Bird


'Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.' ~ Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Significance of Spring



'After a winter rest, the power of springtime surges through nature ~ through us.'

It is in our nature to grow, to begin anew. The newness and promise of spring grants us the confidence to surge forth with the power of springtime - to push ahead, give birth and grow. The energy of spring brings vision. Springtime is associated with the Wood element, which symbolises the balance between rigid strength and adaptable flexibility. If our Wood is healthy, we can bounce back from thwarted plans, readjust and begin again.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the Wood element represents the liver and gall bladder. The liver functions as the grand architect for our vision of the future. Its companion, the gall bladder, gives us the ability to make decisions and judge wisely. Through our liver and gall bladder we can see both new possibilities and the wisdom of the past, and thus see a clear and appropriate course to take. Without Wood's vision and plan, decision and direction, no movement is possible ~ there is only frustration.

Suggestions for living in harmony with the spring season:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Why Attachment Hurts


'Attachment is based on fear and insecurity. When you forget your true Self ~ which is pure Consciousness, pure potentiality ~ you begin to believe that you need something outside of yourself to make you happy. It’s easy to think: 'I’ll feel good when I have more money in the bank, lose 5 more kilos, find my soul mate, pay off my bills, or (insert your current desire here)...' As you’ve no doubt discovered, getting what you want doesn’t bring security. At a deep level, you know that whatever is bringing you happiness can be lost and therefore has the potential to bring you pain.

The only way out of this dilemma is detaching. You set your intentions and take whatever action is needed, and then relinquish your attachment to the outcome. Here are a few powerful affirmations you can use to practice detachment in your daily life. Choose one or two and practice saying them to yourself throughout the day:

I consciously commit to flexibility and detachment ~ I allow myself and those around me the freedom to be themselves, without imposing rigid ideas of right and wrong ~ I live my life in a state of engaged detachment ~ I release the need to judge or criticise ~ I express myself honestly while releasing any need to impose my beliefs on other people ~ Whenever I notice that I am becoming emotionally attached to a point of view, I take a deep breath and come back to a more centered place ~ I embrace detachment by choosing to be free from the good and bad opinions of others.'

Excerpt from The Chopra Centre's Spiritual Law of the Day - www.chopra.com/dailyinspiration

Sunday, October 3, 2010

People you Need


God doesn't give you the people you want but sends you the people you NEED ~ to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to help you become the person you were meant to be.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happiness is a Choice


'Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour.' ~ Walt Whitman


Happiness is a choice and happiness is now. Create happiness. Choose to make the most of each happy moment.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Look at a Flower


Since I can remember, I've always felt frustrated with the limitations and mythical, superstitious stories that form the foundation of Christianity. I always felt that there was more, that spirituality was bigger than what I was hearing and encouraged to believe. Now I know that I can trust my intuition, my spiritual awakening and inner journey has confirmed my suspicions and given me the profound gift I've always been searching for ~ a new perspective that resonates with me body and soul, answers that make sense to me.

I believe this: God is non-local Intelligence, unlimited potential, pure Being ~ unborn, infinite, undying, intangible, unchanging, unmoving, unmanifest, invisible, immeasurable and real. God is Universal Consciousness, the ground of Being from which all space/time, energy, information and the whole material world of form manifests. God is NOT a HE or SHE. He/she/it is only projection, a product of our conditioning. God cannot be squeezed into the volume of a body, the span of a lifetime or be limited by gender. God is the only reality, there is nothing other than God.

Look at a flower ~ it is rainbows and sunshine, wind and earth, air and the infinite void and the whole history of the Universe pretending to be a flower, for the time being. The flower IS God, encapsulating everything that there IS in this moment, as ARE we.

~ Inspired by a Seduction of Spirit meditation by Deepak Chopra