Monday, 26 September 2011

Light is Light

Or is it?

Truth, yes, that old chestnut again! We seem to be on a mission at the current time, a mission towards Truth, meaning, purpose, mindfulness and conscious living. There is a power behind this, driving us forwards to make changes to our lives on every level of our Being. This is hard work, it is frightening and it is exciting but it feels necessary.

We all have perceptions and conceptions about what is right and what is wrong, and we all have beliefs about what lies ahead...both in life and beyond.

When we think about Light, we think about love, healing, peace. Many of us only choose to think about the Light for the Dark is not a welcoming place. Yet, surely we cannot have one without the other. Surely Dark goes with Light, like Day goes with Night, like Masculine goes with Feminine? One flows into the other creating balance, creating unity, creating wholeness.

The Light illuminates the Dark, not to eradicate it but to make us more aware of it. The Dark softens the Light, not to scare us, but to help us to see the full cycle, the full picture.

As our perspectives continue to shift, to widen and deepen, our whole outlook on life is changing. Whether we accept it or not, things are changing, we are changing, everything is changing. This is evolution, the natural progression of things. However, it certainly seems to be the case that this evolution is getting quicker...

As we become increasingly aware of the bigger picture we look set to realise that Darkness is as important as Light. We need both, we need balance. Perhaps it is a fear of the Dark that pushes so many of us to cling to the Light, or perhaps it is simply a feeling that to create positive change in the world that we need more Light? However, what if it is that fear of the Darkness creating these challenges in the world, should we not then face that Darkness head on rather than take the more indirect approach of flooding it with Light?

This is a lofty debate, and not quite the purpose of these musings!

As we continue to awaken and connect to our True selves and embrace destiny with a passion, our whole outlook on life shifts. Our understanding and beliefs shift as we move beyond obstacles, beyond fear and beyond over-thinking. As we stop underestimating our abilities and our gifts, and we embrace the fullness of our individuality, we realise that the Darkness is an integral part of who we are. We all have a shadow side, there is no shame in that, but it is acknowledging this that is the key. This is not about embracing some dark force, but it is realising that we are made up of a myriad of different things.

Once we fully embrace the wholeness of our Beings, we do move beyond the Light, and we see Light differently, for it becomes something new. Light is Light undoubtedly, but it is also something else, something new, something wonderful...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

The Truth Is Breaking Through

Truth. What is it? Where is it? Is it fact, is it belief, or is it some higher value? Is truth different for each individual or is it a shared value?

For many of us travelling along spiritual pathways, the search for truth is an important facet of these. Standing in Truth, speaking Truth, being Truth...

Life has been throwing out more than its fair share of challenges recently, and many of us are feeling exhausted, tired and worn out at the process. Of course, when we stay centred and connected to the tranquillity within, we can ride these storms, but for many of us, we don’t always manage to achieve this heightened state of bliss, we are only human, after all! Yes, practice does make perfect, but for now many would be forgiven for feeling like they have been through the wash and back again!

This energetic battering creates a kind of fatigue, quite an epic and indescribable fatigue that is almost beyond words. So when someone then says ‘stand in your Truth’, it can be hard to even begin to know where to begin. Indeed for some, the effort to even think about this, let alone to do it, is simply too much!

Yet, think about it, embrace it and live it we must. It is an important step along the pathway of personal and spiritual evolution. First though, we need to understand it! This is what the dictionary has to say:

1. The true or actual state of a matter.
2. Conformity with fact or reality.
3. A verified or indisputable fact.
4. The state or character of being true.
5. Actuality or actual existence.

Truth therefore sounds quite rigid, well defined. Yet, when many of us think of truth it feels very removed from this! Perhaps then we therefore need to re-define truth to understand it, to feel it?

Although, the ‘state of character of being true’ seems like a workable definition. It is very personal and it is a state of Being.

As we look beyond the storms of life and into the shattered pieces of glass that remain, we can see a true reflection beginning to emerge. A uniquely personal reflection that is true for us as individuals. Trying to conform to others people’s Truths is admirable and perhaps understandable, but it is our Truth that really matters. We can see shards of broken glass or we can see a myriad of smaller mirrors each one giving us an opportunity to see a different perspective. Life creates storms in order for us to see more...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

I am Infinite Potential

This is a time for connecting to the power and intention behind our thoughts, beliefs and affirmations. The ways in which we think are becoming increasingly important as we realise that we do shape our own lives. Our thoughts and beliefs play a huge role in creating our realities, as does the energy or power behind those thoughts and beliefs.

However, what exactly does this mean, what does it imply? For a great many of us, we know the power of thought, we know that self-degradation, self-criticism, self-judgement is not terribly healthy, but how many of us are still guilty of doing it (hands up!). This is part of being human, perhaps it comes from the desire to be better and to do more or perhaps it comes from simply not feeling good enough?

Even when we do start to make changes about how we think, we might create some affirmations or positive statements such as ‘I love myself’, ‘I honour myself’, ‘I cherish myself’. Yet, it is all too easy to speak empty words, how many of us truly feel these words, feel their power and their energy?

We are going through a time of rapid change of every level of our Beings, and it is all too easy to get lost in the currents, to lose sight of ourselves, our thoughts, our beliefs, our paths. At the same time, we can struggle against the currents, pushing towards goals or dreams which may, as yet, still be beyond our reach. Yet it is so hard to stand firm, to stay put like a buoy on a stormy sea. And who is to say that being a buoy is the right thing to do? Perhaps we should surrender completely to the flow and allow the currents to take us to where they want us to be...

When we look deeper though, the chaos and turbulence begins to melt away. When we explore our inner landscapes, we can see a tranquil pool, peaceful and still. We can choose to move beyond the chaos and confusion to this tranquillity. It takes effort and practice, but it is possible.

It seems that we currently have a choice to battle it out on the surface, dealing with the myriad of challenges being thrown around and struggling to stay afloat or we connect to our core’s and allow the tranquillity to give us strength and guidance. We still have those challenges to face but from that more peaceful place, we can gain clarity, vision, strength and wisdom and act from the heart, from the truest place and not be pushed into action through fear, panic or outside pressure.

Whilst connecting within, the power of our thoughts and beliefs becomes even clearer. We can begin to see exactly how we shape our lives, how our thoughts either enhance or erode. Once mindful of this, we can change them!!

This is a time now to not only re-shape our thoughts and our lives, but to re-connect to the power within. It is a time to feel the power, energy and intention of our beliefs and to know that when we truly believe, we can create positive change. Life happens, s**t happens, but this is what makes us human, isn’t it? Although, if we can keep on keeping on despite ‘stuff happening’, then that is what makes us truly human, surely? That good old fighting spirit, that determination and grit to overcome adversity...

Back now to the power, energy and intent of our thoughts and it seems clear that each of us needs to re-focus and re-shape our thoughts, to focus on our true priorities, to have faith and belief and to trust our ability to handle whatever life throws our way. It is time to believe that stepping into the unknown is a choice that we can either embrace or deny, but we do need to acknowledge that choice, make it and embrace it. Finally, it seems clear that we need to feel the power of a brand new intention...

...I am infinite potential.

Works for me.