Intensity in our interactions with one another ultimately teaches us Oneness.
Karma is neither good nor bad. It allows the opportunity to experience both sides of a situation so that we can learn compassion for one another, ultimately achieving balance and unconditional love. It can take many lifetimes to complete a karma. For instance, in one life you may have helped someone to find shelter in their time of need. Several lifetimes later you meet a realtor who works tirelessly to find you the perfect home. During the process you feel intensely connected and at the end of the transaction, you feel peaceful and complete.
If one was responsible for taking a life as a young soul, they might find themselves in a situation as an old soul where they rescue that person (perhaps losing their life in the process), thus balancing the energy.
We have free will regarding whether or not we’ll initially engage in a particular karma; however, once it is in play, the participants must see it through until the end. Emotional intensity is the indicator that the soul is working on a lesson. Once complete, all involved will feel a sense of neutrality and balance.
When you find yourself in the midst of intensity, do your best to remain conscious so that you can move through it more quickly. Recognize that these sacred contracts have a purpose and will ultimately teach you exactly what you are ready to learn.
Everything emits a unique energetic vibration.
“Spirituality is one type of energy – the energy that links us to our deepest essential nature and to the universal source. Consciousness is the awareness of all of the energies within us.”
Pay attention to the vibrational frequency of the people, ideas, emotions, experiences and things that fill your life. It’s important to ensure that your surroundings complement your unique energy and intentions. Incongruity can detract from your feelings of balance and harmony.
For instance: consider how challenging it would be for your focus to be on creating clarity and balance when you have a pile of old paperwork piled up in the corner of your bedroom or office. Each time you notice it, thoughts may arise – “I should go through those” or “I hate how that looks…” – whether at the forefront of your mind or hovering in the background, the clutter has an impact of your overall state of being.
It’s the little things that bring us joy; therefore, fill your life with mini-blessings. Handle things as they arise when they are small and manageable. Imagine how wonderful you feel when the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional aspects of your life experience are in balance.
Learn to recognize the perfection in the imperfection.
Each of us is responsible for our own joy. When faced with situations that disrupt your peace of mind, choose to look beyond the superficial. Your willingness to seek the perfection in the imperfection ignites your inner wisdom. Rather than reacting to a challenging situation, you can choose to observe and learn from it; thus, transforming the encounter from resistance to acceptance.
The more conscious you are, the more peacefulness you will experience. Utilize your life situation as a barometer. As you awaken, you’ll discover yourself responding differently to the challenges that arise. Like any experienced adventurer, you’ll navigate the storms of your life with a wealth of knowledge and confidence in your own abilities.
You, too, are perfect. Don’t allow your ego to tell you otherwise. You are an expression of the infinite source of all life, temporarily manifesting itself as a human… and you are beautiful.
Discover your truth and live it to the best of your ability.
We experience harmony when our thoughts, words and actions are aligned. To know one’s truth is to know grace. Your life becomes an expression of that truth as you discover and express your unique way of being in the world.
In your wanderings, you will connect with many beautiful souls, each of whom longs for you to be your authentic self. All of life supports your dance of awakening and when you live with an open heart, life becomes easier.
You have incredible potential. Allow each challenge in your experience to refine the various facets of your soul until you shine with the light of a thousand suns. Visualize yourself as the embodiment of joy and walk through the world with the knowledge that you are loved, supported, protected and guided in more ways that you can imagine.
Change creates a space in which something new can occur.
“I am safe in the world. I am comfortable with change and growth.” ~Louise Hay~
Repetitive patterns are meant to be broken. As old beliefs and behaviors become outmoded, our soul will seek new experiences. The mind, fearing the unknown, will create obstacles, reasons to procrastinate or “what if?” scenarios that paralyze. Sometimes, a thunderous shift will occur in one’s experience that forces a change. In those moments, the awakened soul will turn and greet it with conscious awareness knowing that resistance creates needless pain and confusion.
Acceptance allows us to see more clearly. Rather than getting caught up in the mechanisms of the mind, we look within to find the lesson, inspiration and insight. Walking forward, we have an opportunity to expand into new levels of consciousness.
“There is a great value in doing new things, not just for diversion or escape, but in order to help us awaken. When we put ourselves in a new or foreign situation, that very act awakens our senses, our awareness, our presence. Sometimes we have to take a leap in order to experience and heal the fear that holds us ever at the edge of familiar safety. Our task in awakening is to go against the grain of our mechanical tendencies.” ~Ezra Bayda~
Choosing to take full responsibility for your own experience leads to empowerment and spiritual mastery.
When you seek movement in your experience, operate from a state of empowerment rather than one of victimhood. If a situation has created challenges in your experience, recognize that it has a valid purpose in your spiritual growth. Initially, it may be difficult to know the right steps to take: is it appropriate to leave it, change it or accept it?
Begin by attempting to create change using the tools you have cultivated thus far on your journey. Communication, compassion, conscious action and intention can shift the energy dramatically in many cases. If you have tried these to no avail, consider if it’s in your highest good to step away and pivot into another direction on your life path. If you are stuck in the situation, then you must accept it and change your perspective.
No matter which approach you deem appropriate, each brings unique lessons, insight and energy that will ultimately assist in your awakening. Everything works toward your highest good. Everything.
Rather than being a slave of the mind, seek instead to regulate it back into the helper it is meant to be.
What you allow to repeat in your mind slowly becomes a truth that you experience in your daily life. For example: if one thinks that no one appreciates them, this mindset eventually creates a filter through which every experience is interpreted. Even when someone expresses appreciation or kindness, it will be overlooked or viewed with suspicion by the person who is enslaved by their own mind and beliefs.
As we become more aware of our limiting thought patterns, we can consciously choose to shine the light of consciousness upon them. The ego-generated negativity can only function well in the dark; therefore, your attention and positive choices will shift the energy. Affirmative statements, when repeated consistently, create new experiences. The mind will, at first, attempt to sabotage because its tendency is to embrace the known and fear the unknown – even when the unknown is a life of peacefulness, balance and joy.
You can create the life of your dreams and it begins now, in this moment. Keep your thoughts aligned with what you wish to experience. Be kind to yourself and know that when you change your thoughts, you change your life.
Create space in which a transformation can occur.
Every relationship in your life provides an opportunity to become a better version of yourself. Neediness, desire, frustration or feelings of lack often push us into areas of self-awareness and growth that we would never venture on our own. Notice these feelings of discomfort when they arise and rather than feeding energy into them, go deeper within to discover the emotional wound that is ready to be healed. Your awareness and attention begin the process of transformation.
Let your actions be guided by joy rather than by fear or lack. When you can give without attachment or expectation, you allow the limitless love of the Divine to flow through you. Whether interacting with family, friends, lovers or strangers, be love. Your kindness can transform the world. Those who grace your life need you to be your authentic self. Do your best, act with integrity, accept what is.