When I was a teenager, my friends would often catch me daydreaming with my hand in a mudra pose, without even realizing it, because it came so natural to me.
Little did I know at the time that I was actually meditating.
It wasn’t until later in my life that I realized what I had been doing.
My spirit was already familiar with the practice of meditation, yet over the years as I immersed myself in my busy life, I heard about others raving about it.
All this talk of meditation though, made me think of it as mystical, lazy, and unproductive.
Boy was I ever wrong!
For the past 4 years I have implemented a daily meditation practice in the early mornings, and sometimes even in the evenings.
I was also graced with the presence of a spiritual teacher by mere synchronicity (or fate perhaps), who taught me for months how to still my mind using a mantra. By single-mindedly focusing on this mantra, I was able to achieve complete clarity.
While complete silence of the mind may appear to be impossible to many, there have been a few fleeting moments where I have experienced this, and it has been complete bliss.
Not to mention the expansion of consciousness that I tap into!
It’s pretty cool stuff.
The results have been miraculous to say the least, and now I simply cannot function without meditating.
When you meditate, you are emptying your mind, and you are literally rewiring your brain cells. You are healing the unconscious karmic thought patterns that are getting in the way of your evolution.
Everything from the past comes to the surface, whether it be unresolved issues, or things that need to be confronted.
Examining your past can be painful to face. With courage, love, and a whole lot of forgiveness though, this pain can be released. This can allow new thought patterns to emerge in line with the life that you want; filled with more peace, joy, and tranquility.
I like to think of meditation as a mental cleanse. It purifies your thoughts to align you with a higher truth so that you can ultimately be the light of this truth.
Meditation has the power to transform your mind, help you reconnect with your divinity, and ultimately awaken you to who you really are.
Meditation can help you peel away the layers of the fictional identities that you have created through the ego. It can give you a fresh new lens, minus your deep rooted paradigms that are often short-sighted, fear-based, and so limited.
The deep-rooted stories that you tell yourself, the paradigms that are often short-sighted and fear-based no longer become reinforced by a mind that becomes more aware. Stress and anxiety diminish, you’ll sleep more peacefully, and a greater truth will begin to emerge and partner with you, to guide you to greater happiness, and ultimately more harmony.
With meditation, your creativity also grows off the charts, and solutions emerge with ease and grace.
While I don’t suggest you resist your thoughts (as they will continue to surface throughout your meditation, regardless), I encourage you to become more aware of them. Observe these thoughts as they float by in your mind, and allow them to pass through you without any judgement; just pure awareness.
When you do this, you’ll discover that the quiet, self-assured person doing all the observing is actually the real you witnessing your smaller self having a momentary experience.
In truth, meditation may not be for everyone. However, for those of you who are committed to making a real change in your life, and are willing to try implementing a daily practice starting from even 10-20 minutes a day, get ready to transform your life.
Do you meditate daily? I’d love to hear about your experience on how you’ve benefited from spiritual practice.
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Cheers to feeling good!
We toss the word authenticity around a lot nowadays, but what does authenticity really mean?
Authenticity is about honouring your personal truths; sometimes at the expense of pleasing others.
It’s being the same person in public and in private, and feeling comfortable voicing how you feel.
For example, if someone asks you out to dinner and you’re not really feeling it, instead of making excuses, why don’t you just tell them the truth, “I’m a little tired today, how about a rain check?”
Clear and transparent.
Honorable and loveable.
The most important thing of all is that you honour your personal truth and integrity.
While it’s completely natural to slip up at times, it’s good to be reminded of staying true to what you stand for in all situations.
The disease to please is quite common in our society.
But why do we feel the need to do this?
Could it be an underlying plea for approval and acceptance?
Between making a choice to be brutally honest with your friends, or sugar-coating your response so you don’t hurt someone’s feelings, it’s easier to make the choice to save their feelings.
Brutal honesty, when delivered harshly, can be received as cruel and insensitive, but I’d like to know why we have to cop out of saying it like it is nicely?
Deep down, people crave the need to assimilate. We allow ourselves to be uncomfortable in the name of not being perceived as a party-pooper, and slowly this becomes a habitual way of living.
The truth of the matter is though, you’re only giving people half truths. You’re not really honouring how you feel, and on top of that, you’re not revealing who you really are.
Why do you wear these masks?
The need for connection and validation becomes so strong you learn to stifle and sacrifice your voice as a means to be accepted.
For the sake of being acknowledged and appreciated it’s easier to reveal just a teeny, weeny, bitty part of yourself, while the other person is left with only the image that you’ve presented to them.
You are essentially giving your power away for the sake of being liked.
Every time you withhold your truth by not honouring how you really feel, or acknowledging where you stand, you are not living in the space of your highest self.
Examine how you feel when you’re about to tell a white lie. Notice how anxious you become, how slowly you start to feel heavy and weakened.
You’ll find that your resistance to being honest has more to do with an underlying need for acceptance, which is rooted in fear.
Fear of being judged and not liked, and the fear of being rejected.
Now I’m not saying that we should go around blurting out our feelings without any consideration for another person, because that can have disastrous effects and ruin relationships.
Empowered living will require you to speak your truth so that you can ultimately live in the space of your higher self from a place of love, not fear.
Your turn: have you ever been in a situation where you found yourself being overly diplomatic only to walk away feeling totally depleted?
Or, need advice?
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To honouring your highest truth and walking in your power.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling a magnetic pull to share the importance of learning to balance your energetic state of being.
I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what you say, or how hard you work, what matters most is how you feel on the inside.
How you feel energizes your state of being, which sends out a signal to the Universe which responds to your energetic state.
Your vibes and your presence is what communicates with the world.
I’m going to share something vulnerable with you, as I recently had a revelation in my own life about being a Type 1 Diabetic.
I realized in quiet reflection that this illness manifested itself due to an energetic imbalance that accumulated in my body throughout the earlier years of my life.
This has also been proven scientifically that energetic imbalance is a major contributor for creating a container for illness to form in the body.
As a child I struggled with expressing my emotions. I never wanted to rock the boat in my family.
I developed this survival defence mechanism that led into my adult life which helped me to become strong, resilient and self-reliant. However, it also took a toll on my body.
Diabetes has become a spiritual teacher in my life, which is ironic because I have had to learn how to balance my sugar levels in order to balance my own energy.
Instead of resisting my condition, I’ve chosen to embrace it in order to hear what messages that it has to share and use it as a means to serve my spiritual growth.
Your emotions are everything and is a major contributor and driving force to the results and quality of your life.
The key is to learn how to love and accept your emotions, feel into them and then release them as a practice. Your goal is to become as open, free and spacious energetically as possible.
For when we don’t feel into them and spiritually bypass them with “positive think”, we bear the risk of throwing our entire energetic frequency out of alignment which in turn brings a lot of chaos and in some cases illness, depression and unfulfillment in our lives.
We must be honest with ourselves and be unapologetic about our feelings to get to the source of our pain.
For it is only through the pain and discomfort, do we get to the root cause and healing of our suffering which is usually attributed to false perception.
As consciousness is elevating at a rapid rate of acceleration more than ever before, how you feel becomes all the more important in order to keep up with the times.
If you want to shift your life and live in alignment with these Universal higher frequencies, balancing your energetic state of being on the inside is key and crucial to your well being.
Yes, balancing your energy is a game changer and really can change the trajectory of your life however, it takes work, mindfulness and of course living a healthy, lifestyle.
Being a diabetic has taught me how to check in with myself regularly, and more than ever I feel so in tune with my body, we communicate well with each other now.
I am happy to report that I am feeling fantastic in my body now and when I feel off, I know when to turn inward and move my body to re-balance my energy.
Would I like to give back Diabetes, absolutely, however, I’ve learned to manage it and in a strange way it has become a gift in my spiritual development as a whole, healthy, vibrant woman.
I hope this message brings awareness and empowers you to check in with your emotions more regularly, to honor them and tune into what they are trying to teach you in order to feel good on the inside.
Now over to you: What are your key takeaways from this message? Does this resonate with you?
Do share with the rest of the community on the blog, we’d love to hear from you!