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Surround Yourself With Positive Messages

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk, Peace Activist and Author

Positive Messages

As you walk a deliberate path of awareness, opening yourself to your higher nature and a deeper connection with the waking and non-waking worlds, you develop an increased sense of compassion and sensitivity to the needs and vibrations of your own spirit and of other living beings.

You also may find that this increased sensitivity manifests itself in unexpected ways. Perhaps you begin to experience psychic abilities, reading the thoughts right out of your loved ones heads, only moments before they are spoken. Perhaps you are becoming more attuned to nature, knowing what the weather will be without needing to consult the news or getting “warning” feelings just before a large natural occurrence such as earthquakes and floods. Perhaps you simply find yourself unable to hear about, or witness images of, human suffering, on large and small scales, without bursting into tears or getting tense in your body.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, you are not alone. Quite the contrary, you are experiencing a place in your spiritual awareness that is common to seekers and those who walk the path of deliberate ascension or self-development. For much of my life my sensitive nature has been a source of both frustration and suffering, sometimes for me and sometimes for those around me. Being aware on a spiritual level may put you at ease while putting those around you on edge, making them feel as if the slightest conflict, criticism or stress will cause you greater upheaval and upset than it would cause them. It can be difficult to understand and more difficult to embrace, both from within and without.

By no means an expert, I nevertheless have found some tools and approaches that seem to benefit both myself and my loved ones, whether they are folks who embrace spiritual awareness or not.

My number one piece of practical advice is a simple one, yet … Continue reading →

Take Joy, Take Peace

“No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy.”
~Fra Giovanni Giocondo, 1513, Priest, Architect & Scholar

Tasha Tudor with her Beloved Goat

The new year being upon us, of which we celebrated the Celtic version back on November 1st, I have been dreaming and making plans for 2010. While “resolutions” seem non-conducive to success in my experience, “intentions” have a funny way of sticking around. The world seems to conspire with your higher self to pop up little reminders, reflections in the outside world that remind you internally of the intention you have set for yourself.

Mine and Serge’s intention for this coming year is to focus much more of our time and energy on our greater goals, number one being to channel and make many more spiritually inspiring creations. Whether this takes the form of videos, podcasts, ebooks, other audios or another book manuscript is something that will tell itself in time. All that I know is that, in the past, I have gotten in my own way when creating and now intend to step out of that shadowy place and let more light shine through into my work.

For all of us, there are many little moments that seem to happen to us. Things that are not created by us. We may not have asked for them, but the nature of life is that they come to us anyway. And each for some unknown reason or purpose. Yet these are the moments when it is very easy for us to lose our sense of self-knowing, or connection and faith in the spirit. As a sensitive, I can say that I have more of these experiences than most.

What can you do then, when the external world comes crashing into your inner world? How can you answer back as the will and actions of other people seem intent upon derailing you and turning you from your chosen course?

The answer is, … Continue reading →