People seek to connect with Spirit for many different reasons. To grow spiritually, to check in on their progress, to seek clarity and guidance, to be enlightened, challenged and to have light shone into darkness.
Often it is when we are experiencing stressful times in life and unable to find answers that we are propelled into action and become open to listening to Spirit. It is then we search for a conduit to create a connection so that we may be free to express our thoughts, ask for guidance and be open to the answers we are given without fear.
When creating such an energetic connection there is an opportunity to grow on many levels for it is not simply a matter of having questions answered. It is hearing what you may not be aware of, of being given the bigger picture and of being enveloped in divine warmth and peace.
As I started to work with Spirit I was given tests along the way as it is imperative to work within integrity and to create boundaries and protocols to work with Spirit appropriately. I was taught valuable lessons about my role and working for the highest good of those seeking guidance. Of being willing to act as a conduit for people and to hold the light.
For a long time I tussled with myself about stepping forward to act as that conduit. I gave myself so many excuses for not working in such a manner that it allowed me to remain hidden and safe for quite a while. I noted that there were already so many Psychics in the world, why would there be a need for another? I soon realised that we are each unique in how we work with, and on behalf of, Spirit.
As an insight into how I came to step forward, there was a defining moment when I saw the benefits of such work.
Having a medical background, I found myself in a position of being tested. I was given information regarding the health of a close friend. My dilemma was whether to pass this information to her or not. Did I risk her thinking I was crazy, or did I potentially risk her health.
I did nothing with this information for a day as I wrestled with myself. The following morning I knew that it was more important to persuade her to seek medical assistance than it was for me to sit in insecurity and do nothing so I called her and enquired as to whether she was having trouble with her vision, experiencing headaches and suggested that it would be beneficial for her to see her Dr. as soon as possible for a check up.
She acted immediately and although initially she was not able to secure an appointment, one quickly became available. Her guides were working on her behalf.
All I could think was that I had waited a day to pass the information to her. Spirit was not happy with my delayed response - understandably. I learnt a very valuable lesson.
Now I act. I do not question what I am told, I do not filter it for my own sensibility, I act. When I am given information it is for a reason.
My friend was guided by Spirit throughout her recovery to reach a place of balance and well-being. She has never questioned or judged, she has always accepted information given and acted.
I know that I am in service on behalf of Spirit for those who wish to create a connection, and it is my honour.
To read more about people's experiences. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and TESTIMONIALS
There may have been times in your lives where you were so confused, disappointed, anxious and feeling out of control that to find anything to hold on to to stop from drowning in emotion seemed almost impossible.
Have you ever been to that place in life? Wondering how to get through the day? So many of us have and it is not as though we have one such impossible circumstance to deal with, life often throws many at us along the way.
So where to start....or stop really, because stopping the spinning, the anxiety, fear, nausea and panic is the first step to taking back control of emotions that have grown so extreme, so completely dominant that they do not allow the mental body any space to step in and bring logic, practicality and calm to what is occurring.
Often when faced with adversity and stress, whether it be financial, or to do with a relationship, career or health, we step straight into emotion - into fear and react. We become rudderless and at the mercy of our emotions to a point where the pain can become so great, we simply wish for it to end. It does not have to get to this point because by forcing yourself to do a few simple things, you can start to steer yourself back to control and calmer waters.
It is possible. Even when you are telling yourself it is impossible, confirm to yourself that you have the capacity to take back control so that your mind starts to believe it for you and facilitate it subconsciously. It is a matter of finding a tiny amount of space in your mind to direct it to stop, breath, calm and think. So that you can find the way back to you and stand in strength not weakness.
You have a plan. You created this plan and this obstacle or issue in your life is there to teach you what you came to learn. Ask yourself what is it you are learning. Ask yourself why you are in the situation you are in and how you got there and then ask yourself what steps can you take to get you to the other side.
Listen to your answers and write them down.
By starting this process, you can step out of your emotion and back into being in control of how you react or respond to whatever is swirling around you.
Do take the first step. You are worth it.
What do you believe about yourself?
Can you identify your strengths and weaknesses, your values and your worth?
Do you accept yourself or judge yourself?
Are you living the life you want or feel you deserve?
To answer these questions sincerely, it takes time and reflection. To step our of the pure emotion of your personality to look at yourself objectively and to perhaps acknowledge things about yourself that you do not wish to see or to congratulate yourself where usually you only have room for scorn and recrimination.
Reflection is necessary if you are to start to recognise your essence in its' true light.
Acceptance of what you discover allows you to then stand in the light of who you are rather than the shadow of an illusion you carry with you.
What illusions do you have about yourself?
We are complex beings with the ability to create and live an illusion. An illusion used to make our lives easier, simpler or more palpable.
How do you cope in your daily life?
How do you see your value in your life?
How do those around you communicate with you and support you?
Does life flow easily or is there always tension and struggle?
Give yourself the gift of understanding your illusions. Sit in reflection and take the time to ask these questions of yourself. Write down the answers in your journal so that you can absorb the information and then take action to change that which is not flowing in your life.
We are here to live in joy to the fullest of our potential.
Ae you living your potential?
Are you even striving to live your potential, your purpose - or are you simply a passenger? Carried along without control, direction or thought.
Through my personal journey I have learned some fundamental facts that I draw upon to help me when I falter, or fall into fear or self doubt. It has taken many years to gather these learnings and I would like to share them over time with you on your journey to joy.
The following is a great mantra to say every day until you create the change you are seeking....
"I claim the right and the will to take charge of my emotional energy now.
I do not give away my power to people, to words or to the opinions of others anymore.
I laugh at words. They only have power if I give them power.
As I internally create a pattern of self worth, then I no longer have the need to delay my good.
I am now taking my own power back and release this old idea and let it go".
When you say this you stop being a victim. You are no longer helpless.
Remember always that you are in this life to live it in joy, to have a great time and to live it to the best of your ability using the gifts, skills and personality you have created. You are not here to be miserable, to struggle or to be at the mercy of others.
I leave you with these thoughts and hope they resonate with you.
Everyone is in this life has obstacles to overcome, hurt that we carry and feelings of self doubt.
At times we allow our negative feelings, thoughts and the negative opinions of others to control how we live our lives. We criticise ourselves more harshly than others possibly could. Often there are times we question the point of it all, when we feel so confined by the box we have put ourselves in. This questioning is presenting you with an opportunity to consciously "let go".
To let go of self criticism, be willing to release the need to be unworthy. Realise that you have created this condition and be willing to release the pattern in your consciousness that is responsible for the condition.
A practical exercise that can help you to "let go" -
Take a deep breath and as you exhale, allow all the tension to leave your body.
Feel as though a relaxing gentle wave of water moves down through your body and out through your feet.
When relaxed say to yourself,
" I am willing to let go. I release all tension. I release all fear. I release all anger. I release all guilt. I release all sadness. I let go of old limitations. I let go and I am at peace. I am at peace with myself. I am at peace with life. I am safe".
This phrase is easy to remember and you can say it when you wake in the morning or before falling sleep.
Repeat 3 times a week and whenever you feel negative thoughts arising.
List all of the things you are willing to let go of and note the level of resistance to letting go of them.
This will give you an indication of how deeply entrenched in your belief system the thoughts are.
Beliefs do not have conditions attached. It is easy to be centred and focussed - do not attached to the emotions swirling around. Be in control of your emotions to see the big picture.
The greatest impact on how we are living our lives is how we react emotionally.
When we learn to control our emotional reactions and turn them into considered responses, we remain centred and calm and in control.
Continuing to explore the theme of "letting go", have you considered that Criticism can lead to arthritis, guilt always looks for punishment and punishment creates pain?
Fear and the tension it produces, can create sore feet.
Very valid questions to ask of yourself when you are not feeling quite right. Not feeling quite right or experiencing pain in varying degrees in your body means that it is trying to get your attention to tell you something of extreme importance regarding how your state of mind is affecting your well being.
So it is a good idea to listen to what it has to tell you. Then ACT.
RELEASE THE PAST
The past is over and done. How foolish it is to punish ourselves in the present because someone hurt us in the past.
Release the past and forgive. Forgiveness means "letting go".
Self approval and self acceptance in the now are the keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.
NEVER EVER criticise yourself for anything. Be gentle with yourself.
Love and accept yourself exactly as you are.
WHAT WE GIVE OUT WE GET BACK
Realise that what we give out, we get back.
What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.
We are responsible for everything in our lives - the best and the worst.
Every thought we think is creating our future and the thoughts that we think, the words that we speak create our experiences. Most importantly, understand that the Universe only accepts us at our own value and reflects our beliefs in our lives.
If you hold negative beliefs about yourself, then be willing to release them. LET THEM GO for they serve no positive purpose.
If you have a negative thought about yourself, this thought produces a feeling...I'm not good enough, I'm not worthy, I am ugly, I am fat, I am dumb, I am...already I am feeling depressed!
If you say to yourself I am more than good enough, I am worthy, I am gorgeous and slim and smart......now I don't feel so depressed....
What your subconscious hears, it will allow you to experience so saying positive things to yourself about yourself HAS to have a positive effect over time.
CLAIM THE NEW
As a simple and practical exercise to commence ridding yourself of negative beliefs about yourself, create some positive affirmations.
Write down the negative beliefs you hold about yourself and turn them into positives.
Repeat these positive affirmations to yourself every single day until you have imbedded those new beliefs within your consciousness. You can use the time spent driving as your positive affirmation time. Say them to yourself in the morning and the evening.
Being positive towards yourself is the greatest of gifts. It is not egotistical, it is certainly better than judging yourself, comparing yourself to others and then feeling less than. What is the point?
It is your life to live it to the best of your ability with the skills and personality you have created. No reason to constantly compare yourself to others so that you can find a way to criticise and punish yourself.
Time to say enough.
Think about your own body and where you may be feeling tension, stress, aches or even pain then read the following to see if the information resonates in any way. If so, ACT.
Find your balance again so that your body can function appropriately. It is always appropriate to consult with you Doctor and Naturopath also.
This is the avenue of expression and creativity.
The ability to speak up for ourselves, to ask for what we want, to say "I am".
Represents: Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity. Refusal to change.
Represents: Fear, anxiety, struggle, rushing.
Resisting the flow of life.
Created by people who want to be perfect and who create lots of pressure on themselves.
A lot of suppressed anger is involved.
Represents: Fear. Self Criticism.
Represents: Guilt. The ability to receive pleasure.
Represents: Fear of the future and not stepping forward in life. Understanding of ourselves and of life - past, present and future.
Represents: Anger. Feeling you do not have the right to have. Hopelessness.
Represents: A need for protection from hurt, abuse, from fear of life in general.
Represents: Where we hold our self judgment and self criticism.
As we work to release the past, release the resistance to change, to let go of old beliefs that do not serve us and to establish new beliefs about ourselves, it is beneficial to "claim the new".
To visualise ourselves having or doing or being what we are working towards.
Feel, see, taste, hear the new situations you are creating in your life.
We are more than our personalities.
Choose to rise above your personality and problems to recognise your beauty.
Trust in yourself. Know who you are and say to yourselves, "I choose to be free. I am free to be me".
Whatever our problems, they emanate from a THOUGHT PATTERN and thoughts and patterns can be changed.
All of our problems are only outer results of the effect of an inner thought pattern.
The point of power is ALWAYS in the moment.
Be the power in your world and be willing to release all resistance.
Be willing to make changes.
Feel and see yourself changing moment by moment for all is well in your world.
Use your mind to harness the strength of your emotional body.
Emotions when centred can be the most powerful forces in the world.
Do not allow other people's actions, words or opinions to instil fear within you.
LEARN TO LAUGH - look with amusement at problems because when you do, you take control and you do not give your power away.
This difficulty is created by your emotional body being in control and swamping you with extremes of emotion. Anger, fear, sadness can turn into anxiety, panic and illness.
When severe, you can fall into a sense of helplessness...hopelessness and become inert. Taking no action at all to help yourself.
When your emotional body becomes tired and frazzled, it becomes harder and harder to maintain a sense of equilibrium.
It can feel like you are swimming, being buffeted by the waves, pushed and pulled and sometimes, it can even feel as though you are drowning in your emotions.
To maintain an equilibrium, it is important to support and nuture yourself.
Day to day, take time to go into silence and set aside the concerns.
For one hour a day, don't allow life to impinge upon your inner landscape.
Enjoy what is good in your life, enjoy the blessings in your life for that hour and you will find that it reinforces your own energy and changes the way you interact.
If you are dealing with a stressful situation, sit and acknowledge that you know what the situation is, but for one hour you are not going to let it impinge on your consciousness.
It is vital to set aside one hour a day, plan around it and spend it with your children, a friend, family or alone, not talking or thinking about what to do or what might happen.
Create time and space in your day to bring your spiritual and physical self into balance, to do what you need to do.
Restructure your day if necessary and allocate time to your needs first. The priority is YOU.
Consider taking half an hour to walk around in a natural environment and enjoy this environment, strengthening and inhaling the energy or spend half an hour listening to music, reading, or exercising.
Be in the moment, enjoying that moment. PRACTICE - it makes it easier.
Establish a plan to create that one hour of space in your day so it becomes a routine which will in turn support your emotional body and enable it to settle. The more routine it becomes, the more your emotional body will settle.
When your emotional body is discombobulated, your mental body cannot function effectively.
When you are making decisions, it is beneficial to not be clouded by emotion, but to be thinking clearly. It is important to be able to step out of emotion and into your mental body.
It takes commitment to yourself to take this time, to create a plan and to ACT on it.
If ever you realise that you are floating around in a sea of emotion and are tired or doing so, look for a life raft from within, create the raft in your life, take that time to celebrate the good in your life in order to uplift and to support your energy and then you can create stability.
It is huge amount of hard work being controlled by your emotions and at some point, it is a good idea to change it.
Think to yourself every day, " I am releasing all care concern and worry about where I am. I am claiming success, joy and happiness in it's place." And so you shall.
WHAT WE SEEK
We all seek to manifest that which we want or need.
If you want to manifest, manifestation occurs through being CALM, CENTRED and AT EASE.
It requires a sense of calmness. A sense of peace.
The more you are at-ease within who you are, the more you will manifest whatever it is you feel you require to create at this point in your time.
It is about first of all, being very CLEAR that;
STEP OUT OF EMOTION
If your emotional body is jumping all over the place, you are reacting and in hope of manifesting what you seek.
Whilst ever you "react", your emotional body is in control and your soul cannot bring to you what is required. If your emotions are dancing about all over the place, then you are not going to manifest one iota of what you are seeking because your emotional body is interfering with the process.
If your emotional body choses to place itself at the centre of what you are seeking to manifest, then you are going to have a problem about it because it will interfere with your process.
HOPE OR KNOWING?
When you are sitting in hope, in other words, "will it occur because I desperately want it to occur, or will it occur because I was shown it will occur"..... You need to step out of the emotion of hope, centre, and allow your soul to work with you to bring to you what you require.
It is important to be able to differentiate between that which you hope is coming, and that which you know is coming to you.
Learning to differentiate is vital and each individual is required to learn this before they are able to manifest.
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