Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Is the lesson really the way you are seeing it?

Throughout our lives we all receive lessons, some big, some small; each lesson helps to shape us to be the person we are and who we will become in our future. Seems tho that some of us are spending a lot of time seeing the same lesson, why?

There are a few reasons here:
  • Firstly some of us choose simply not to see the lesson at all, we simply ensure that we walk with blinkers and do not see the learning that is needed from the big falls, the small knocks and gentle nudges we receive. We choose instead to live a life that has no want for learning, so the lessons become bigger and still we choose ignorant bliss putting it down to “shit happens” and thoughts of “that’s life”.
  •  Others may see the lesson, and then quickly lay blame on timing, circumstance or someone else for it. They choose not to see that everyone has learning from lessons. Every heard someone say this “it’s not my fault things go wrong”.  Some even think that they are their purely there to teach others the lesson, after it was never about them to begin with …..right?
  •  While others still are blinded to their learning because they are choosing not to see the true lesson, sure they focus on the fact that there is learning in this for themselves but they misread the signs, they stand there reading into the lesson what they think they need to learn and miss the whole point completely.
So how do we reveal what we really need to know and learn; firstly know this, that everyone has lessons to learn in this life, even the most enlighten person is still learning, our learning does not stop simply because we think we have done enough work on it. Each and every day you have the opportunity to gain new knowledge, new understanding and experience new things that can change the way you perceive your world.

Secondly take into account that we all learn from each other, from our words, our actions, our reactions and our interactions. The greatest hurt against you is a lesson for all people involved, even the one causing the hurt. 

Thirdly when the lesson keeps repeating you are missing the real message.

And finally check in with your ego, it’s a great tool for misreading, disregarding and having apathy towards our lessons in life.

What each person lesson is will be unique to them but make no mistake there are lessons for all of us in life, the choice is yours to learn and grow from them or to revisit them time and time again. 

Tools for unlocking the messages in our lessons

  • Journal – what happened, look for common themes, what did I learn? What am I still doing the same?
  •  Meditate - ask your higher self for guidance.
  • Forgive yourself - if you find the same lesson happening, forgive yourself instead of beating yourself up about it.
  • Stop blaming everyone else - take responsibility for your words, reactions and interactions with others.
  • Remove ego – don’t assume you already have the answers.

You cannot gain an answer unless you ask the question
“What do I need to learn from this?”
What you do with that information is then up to you.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My world is constantly amazing me

How many of us sit down and truly feel that the world is an amazing place for us to be, how many of us take the time of day to really connect with the beauty that surrounds each and every one of us?

Recently I have had the pleasure of seeing transformation in people happen right before my eyes, I have witnessed the healing take place that has lifted weights that they have carried for years. I see the beauty in the tear as it rolls down the check of a client when they know that they have connected with the loved one that they needed to hear from. They have their prayers answered and they heal, they smile, they laugh, they cry with joy. 

I know people who love life they seem to always on a high with this life, they see there is beauty all around and they walk with love in their hearts, they have no judgement and they do the best that they can do in this life, it doesn’t make them saints it makes them happy.

Yet I also have come across so many who walk around telling me how hard life is, how they have been dealt a tough blow, nothing every goes right for me, things will never change. They have so much fear; they resent others who they believe have it easy, there is no smile for these people and no beauty in this world. No matter what you say to these people they have a negative answer prepared to take away the positive.

It leaves me to question why, why is that some of us are prepared to allow beauty, love, healing and forgiveness into our lives and then some just sit in judgement, fear and resentment.

So what is the answer, what holds them there?  I believe it’s all a matter of resistance, those who hear only the sad and the negative resist the chance for change and growth, they choose not to be happy, while those that allow for the healing and allow themselves to smile have let go of resisting. Please note its not to say that those who have let go and allow for change don’t have bad days, of course they have bad days they just deal with it in a more effective way and are prepared to move forward taking what learning they need from it. 

So how do we remove the resistance… simply you need to want to change, the old saying you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink is very true here, no good pretending to want to change just for the sake of others. If the desire to change is great enough even the most hard core negative person can change, when desire overrides fear we move forward. It’s a choice and you can choose to be happy or you can choose to be sad it is simply a choice when it all boils down to it.
But if we have been programming our mind for so long that it’s all BAD how do we make this simply choice? Every part of our conscious will fit against after all that’s what we believe life is bad or hard, not happy and wonderful. We need to reprogram the way we think.  

So here are some thoughts to throw out of your mind and thoughts to replace them with 

·         I don’t deserve to be happy  - changes to - Happiness is my gift to myself
·         I am not good enough  - changes to -  I accept me and love me I am happy
·         I must earn the right to be happy – changes to – My happiness is the gift I share with the world

I would like to challenge you to walk with gratitude in your heart as well, when we are grateful for the beauty that is this life we cannot help but smile. Look around you, see the beauty in Mother Nature, watch the sunrise and set, take joy in the changing of our seasons. Allow your senses to take all this beauty in.

So here is my challenge to everyone out there, stop! Stop right now in your tracks and think of just one thing that brings a smile to your face, one thing that you are grateful for. Allow that smile to spread to you heart and fill it with love. Allow that love to flow through your body and allow it to remove fear, judgement, and resentment, fill your body with love. 

Practice this each day, keep a track of how you are going, write a journal, see how your mood changes when you fill your body with love, when you replace old limiting beliefs with ones that allow you to grow. 

Expand your list daily to include more and more things that you are grateful for and see how quickly it is for you to turn around negativity and move to a wonderful new life. You will find that you are able to deal with life’s little blows so much easier; some of our greatest hurts provide the most inspiring learning it we can move beyond what we perceive as the negative aspect of it. 

Smile each and every day, walk with that smile, its infections, once caught it gets passed to others spreading happiness.

This world, this life constantly amazes me, I see it every day, the people I meet, the songs I hear, the story’s I read. I see the blessing of my family and friends and those I am yet to meet who will change and inspire my life as one of the greatest beauties there is. I see the joy that life has to offer and each and every one of us are entitled to the gift of happiness.

I knew that heaven was here - Denise Linn interview

I recently had the pleasure of spending an hour talking to inspirational teacher, Feng Shui, & Reiki expert, Healing and Spiritual author Denise Linn.  Her career has span over four decades she has written 15 books which have been translated into 26 languages; including Sign Post, Past and Present Miracles, The Power of Dreams, Space Clearing and the award winning Scared Legacies and Soul Coaching.  She is one of the few people in the world to regress hundreds of people at once with her past life work.
Denise has taught in over 20 countries, sharing her knowledge of healing, forgiveness and spirituality. Her world renowned Soul Coaching course is taught on her Summerhill ranch located on the central coast of California that she shares with her husband and beautiful daughter Meadow, who is the inspirational chief at the Ranch, creating mouth-watering meals using produce grown on the ranch.
Talking to Denise is like talking to and old friend that you may not have seen for many years she has a wonderful warmth that welcomes you, a beautiful laughter that lights the room and she is so willing to share her amazing journey which in her teenage years nearly came to an tragic end.
Denise grew up in the Midwest of the United States; she is of Cherokee Native American heritage on her mother side and has gained much respect and teachings from other indigenous tribes around the world. Her life started out just like so many others and she was on her way to follow in the footsteps of her siblings in the study of Science when a near death incident changed the direction of her life forever.
Denise thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me today I know that you have an amazingly busy schedule. Your life as I mentioned was not always on the path of spirituality how did you find who Denise was, the real you, the Denise Linn that you are today the one you were meant to be.
Denise: You know I think that is an ongoing process and I have had some experience along the way that have propelled me a little faster than is normal but I think that to understand who we are and we are here I don’t know that it’s a destination its more the pathway there. Every time I think “oh that it I know” then all of a sudden an experience blooms before me and the realisation that oh okay there is something else, and you know that’s the good thing , I think as long as you are on the planet that’s the process and you are evolving.
 The experience that propelled me the furthest on my spiritual path occurred when I was seventeen years old we lived in a small farming town in Ohio. I was riding my bike down a country road and what I did not realise was  that someone was following me in a car, someone I did not know. He suddenly hit the gas and rammed into my motor bike, I flew off it and skidded across the road, I was in shock I had not done anything to this person. I couldn’t fathom how someone could do that , I lay on the side of the road and watched as he turned his car around and I though okay he is coming back to help me. Instead of helping me he rolled down the window and pulled out a gun and I can remember looking at that gun, in those days people just didn’t shoot each other, suddenly there was this load noise and I felt like I had been hit by a train and he shot me, a few more things happened and then he left me for dead.
Eventually I was found and taken to the emergency ward of a hospital where I can remember the intensity of the lights, the sound and the pain, and then suddenly it was as if everything got dark, the pain went away and there was this wonderful soft blackness that seemed to me like I was in a bubble. Then the bubble burst and everything was this beautiful golden light, and even tho I am Native American on my mother side, I was not raised with that spirituality or the understanding of it so I had no awareness of what was happening to me. I was just in this most beautiful amazing place that seemed so familiar, I knew that I had been there before it was so real that my life seemed like a dream and the place of golden light and beautiful love that was the true reality. I was so happy I was home, there was this river of light and knew if I could get across that river I was home and I was never going to come back. Half way across that river I felt like I got roped, like in the rodeo. I now realize that that was astral cord and I was getting pulled back into my body and I heard this voice that said it is not your time, there are some things you need to do I wanted to stay but was pulled back.
The Doctors where surprised, there was a time when they thought ok we have lost her and the physical damaged I suffered was so severe. Not only however did recover I began to heal very quickly, I started to see things that other people didn’t see, I started to see the Auras around other people, plants and animals, I began to hear things that other people didn’t hear I could hear the sound of the grass and the leaves and the song of the flowers everything has a sound and everything has light. When I tried to tell people about they said it was the residue of the medicine, so of course like so many others I just stopped talking about it for many years.
During this time tho I had an awakening a part of me remembered. I think everyone has this place inside of them, it may just be a ember, sometimes it is just covered over in ash, and in those few moments beyond deaths door the warm winds of heaven (for want of a better word for that place) blew the ash and that flame became a flame of remembering, I think everyone has this ember inside of them and each person has a longing, a longing for spirit, a longing for that place of pure and exquisite love, of pure and exquisite connection to things and all beings. I think that is what propels people on their spiritual path that yearning or that longing because there is a place that remembers.
For me I thought I was going to be a scientist my parents where scientist and siblings all followed along that career path, because the change was so powerful and so profound that I knew that I had to find out more about that place I wanted to get there, I knew that heaven was not up in the sky like people think, I knew that heaven was here. It’s a dimension just the same way that if you have a radio and tuned the dials you can tune into different shows; News, Jazz, Rock & Roll and country, it’s simply a matter of tuning the dial because all those radio shows are here, just the same there is a multitude of dimension coexisting here and one of those dimensions is that place that I went to.
 I just wanted to get back to this place, so I started researching and I heard about Zen Buddhism, were they talk about feeling one with all things, that’s is what I experienced when I was there, they talk about no time and that again was what I had experienced while there, I could not see the future and I could not remember the past, it was just being in the now and that’s what I wanted. So I moved in to a monastery for 2 &1/2 years, meditating up to 16hrs a day and try as I may I could not get back to that place, however it was a wonderful time in my life just to sit and be still and be in the present.
I also wanted to find out more about healing, I had lost so many organs and the Doctors were not very supportive, they just told me I was lucky to be alive and would not live very long anyway. So I began to spend time with old people in different cultures as they had the understanding that had been passed down from generation and generation about healing; of how to be in balance with your body and how to be balance in your life.  It was at this time that I heard of a very diminutive Japanese lady Hawayo Takata, who did hands on healing. She lived in Hawaii and when I finally meet her she was angry at me as she said I was late, I was meant to be there a year before hand to learn then then teach westerns Reiki.
I went on to train with many elders from all around the world, a Hawaii Kahuna, an Aboriginal Elder, who taught me “that being native is what’s in your heart not necessary what’s in your blood”. I spent time with the Zulu in African, understand the way that they looked at healing, I spent time with Native American tribes, the Maori’s in New Zealand all the time learning to understand their healing ways, the way the saw energy, learning that what I was seeing around people, plants and animals was normal to all of them to not see them is not normal.
I began to teach and work as a healer. I did all different types of healing modalities and was very successful.  It was during this time of my one on one healing work that many people would say to me “it’s gone, its gone” but every once in a while someone would tell me “it’s back” and I would think how can that be? I realise that often the difficulties we have in the present have to do with the beliefs we have about who we are and what we deserve these unresolved issues that often come from earlier childhood. So I then began to regress people back to their early childhood, it was an amazing experience, because the decision we make now as an adult so often come from the beliefs we adopted as a child, things that people told us about who we were, you know you say to a three year old “oh you are so clumsy you are always so clumsy”  that voice stays inside of us and we start to believe it and at that age they don’t have the filters to filter out what is true and what is not, so we accepted  and adopted what was told to us. It’s not a conscious belief, we can do all the affirmations we want but if you really want to see what you truly believe just look at your life as it is a manifestation or outer reflection of those inner beliefs, so many of them coming from early childhood.
The healing that came from these regressions was truly outstanding, but on very rare occasions someone would say “its back”, again I thought how can this be we went to the source? Then there was this spontaneous regression, I was working with a client and during the regression she is talking about being poisoned, I was thinking oh my god her parents or someone is poisoning her, then she started talking about her husband, yet she had never been married at this point I knew that I had taken her back to a past life, she had come to me because she had chronic ulcers and no matter what she did she was never able to heal them. In her past life she was poisoned because her husband’s enemies had forced her to drink poison and she felt so powerless; in this life she would continue to create circumstance where she felt powerless and during these times she would get the ulcerations in her stomach. So this was a reactivation of a past life event.
So I began to work with past life therapy, to take people back to the source, because when you get to the source of that condition or that symptom  you can heal it and heal it forever. Out of that came my reincarnation work and past life work.  Some people see this healing as a miracle, they can walk when they have not been able to, or they can now see, for me it’s not a miracle in my perspective it is simply going to that original source that original belief that got adopted that continues to manifest in someone’s life.
I also noticed that the way that the room was set up and the energy inside the healing room made a huge difference the experience that people received, it was from there that I began to study Feng Shui.  
All of this work came about from that experience when I was seventeen, it is what propelled me along and everything else has grown from it and fallen into place. Everything that I do keeps that connection alive and I am hopefully able to create that connection for other people as well.
Thank you so much Denise for sharing with us your amazing journey, one that is sure to continue to evolve and enlighten many other people along the way.
When I sat down to speak with Denise I thought I would need more than one question, I was wrong, Denise story is one that captivates right from the beginning, she is a lady who works with true passion a testament to her four decades, healing and teaching in the spiritual community.
Denise will be appearing for Hay House Australia in July and August this year, were she will do a live past life regression with all those in attendance. You can find out more about her past life work in her book “Past lives, Present Miracles”. She is currently working with her daughter Meadow and on Sacred Cookbook, where they are talking about the energy of food and honouring the whole journey of food. Were when you harvest the food, if love and joy has been put into the care of that food and in the cooking, then you are harvesting love and eating love. For anyone looking to be fully nourished by the food that they eat, by were they eat, and being truly thankful for all of it, then this will be the book for them. You can find out more about Denise and her daughter Meadow at http://www.deniselinn.com/index.htm.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Slow down, stand still......its time for thanks

WOW the year is flying by, April will soon be upon us...... Seems that we can easily get caught up in life's hectic pace and not stop to take the time to think and rest. I know this first part of this year has seemed to rush past me at times and thankfully spirit has always given me a little nudge to tell me to slow down.

Slowing down and standing still is one of greatest tools we have, yet few in today's world seem to master it. When we stand still we allow ourselves the time to truly see what is going on around us, we see a new way forward, removing barriers in our life. We allow ourselves the ability to reassess those issue we have placed to the side, or neatly tucked away hidden out of view. Standing still allows for you to see opportunities were once you saw none. It allows you to clear your mind and allow for creativity. Standing still allows us to experience life, we all need to allow our minds a time of rest, our body's a time of rejuvenation. 

Most importantly slowing down and standing still allows you the time to give thanks for all that you have achieved, for all that has been set in motion, for the blessings in your life that you have. How often do you truly give thanks for the life that you lead, even for the small blessings? Far to often we moan and complain and forget to see the greatness that is all around us, our vision becomes clouded. 

Today I challenge you to stop, sit, listen, feel and see the greatness that is in your life. Give thanks for who you are, give thanks for who you have in your life, give thanks for just the smallest of things. When we do this we say to the universe we are ready to receive, we are ready to cherish and experience life and not just run through it with blinkers on. Be open to seeing life in a different way, allowing for the barriers of the fast pace life to be removed so that you have the time to clearly see where it is you wish to go.

Slow down and see how beautiful life can become.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 moving into creativity

Welcome to 2011, I know I am a little late however I have been enjoying relaxing and spend time with family and friends. A magickal time of rejuvenation, before I begin to run with the creativity of the year.

So how has 2011 been for you so far? I have spoken to a lot of friends over the last week and seems to be that some are just itching to get stuck in creating a magickal year, while others are saying "no not more of 2010" and I can see how some of them still have the energy of 2010 around them. If you are feeling this way I would ask that you have a deeper look at what is keeping you in that energy, what is holding you there? So many people were wishing 2010 away that perhaps they have not dealt with what 2010 had to offer. Maybe it is that you need to accept what is and move forward, steeping out of old energy will allow for new energy to flow towards you. Please note by accepting what is I am not saying that you have to like it, some lessons are not to our liking, they are to teach us acceptance.

For some of you perhaps you are yet to see the path you wish to take in 2011, are you struggling with finding what is right for you and therefor just feeling frustrated and irritated by the lack of direction, perhaps to many directions to chose from. Sit for a moment, centre yourself, write what you truly desire, what truly lies in your heart, now write the action steps that you need to take to make this your reality. 2011 is a brilliant time for you to create from the passion that lies within. 

And then we have those just ready to get stuck in, ready to let the creativity take them to places they have seen in their dreams, bringing them into reality this year. For each of you I suggest that you take a moment, centre and write it all out, along with the steps that need to be taken. I had someone suggest this to me not that long ago, and I am truly thankful for the reminder that I needed to do this. Sometimes our passion is so much that we forget to lay down the strong foundation that is need, that we can come back to when we go off on a tangent, writing it down lays the begin of that foundation.

No matter where 2011 is going to take you, may your journey be full of magick, seek advice when you need it this year, live with passion in your heart, as it promises to bring great reward to those who do.

Blessings to you all