The first time I heard this from my beloved teacher Michael B Beckwith I didn’t understand what it meant. Now that I do, and I can tell you it is a very profound truth about our existence.
"We're in this world, but we’re not of this world."
What this means is that you are an eternal being.
We are an intangible spark of light that was never born, and will never die.
The beautiful, expansive energy that we are, comes into this world, collapses into a human body and that is how we begin the journey of the human experience. The adventure called life.
But as we reach a certain age we fall out of grace. We slowly grow into the realization that life can be like a bumpy road and so we forget that we are eternal beings.
We start living as if we are from this world, this world of matter is all there is.
Things can get overwhelming. We can feel powerless...
"Nature is never rushing, yet everything gets accomplished." Unknown.
There is a spiritual practice that very few people use in their path.
Let me tell you something about people like you and I.
We learn about healing modalities like healing our ancestors, healing patterns of behavior and healing addictions.
We learn about setting boundaries, about letting go of limiting beliefs, about meditation. We become diligent students.
We learn about these things and then we embark on the journey. But as we’re walking our path, an inner chatter begins…
“You gotta do it better. Is not enough. You're broken, you have to fix yourself.”
So we push through the healing process. And although there is a time for pushing and stretching, if that is the only thing we do, we could tear ourselves apart.
We demand so much that we forget to be gentle with...
The Nature of the Universe, the nature of God, the nature of Source is JOY.
I remember the amount of joy and playfulness that I had when I was a little girl. I'm sure you remember that too.
But as we grow up we are conditioned to be so serious.
We get so caught up in life's circumstances so easily that we even forget how it feels to be joyful.
We insist on thinking about the past or rush into the future.
In my case, I tend to look at the future a lot. Always waiting for the next thing.
But I know that one of the reasons why children express so much joy is because they live in the present moment.
So lately I've been practicing bringing myself to the present moment with all of my being.
Right here. Right now.
And what's been happening is magical: Joy visits me.
I say magical because I don't really do anything other than letting go and being fully present in the moment. Just by dropping everything else I can tap into joyfulness.
The heart is the most powerful source of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain. This field can be detected anywhere on the surface of the body. Furthermore, the magnetic field produced by the heart is more than 100 times...
Have you ever wondered what thoughts really are?
Here's a hint: Thoughts are the means by which we create our reality.
I got together with two colleagues to talk about this topic and I want to share with you some of their wisdom in what is such an interesting and life-changing topic.
The Power of thought is the only power there is. Everything we can see, feel, touch and experience, was preceded by a thought.
Now, the significance of that is when we realize that thoughts are created, that's when we discover it's so important to be intentional about our thoughts.
Think of thoughts from the analogy of seeds. Each thought is a seed being planted within our subconscious mind and when those seeds grow into maturity, they then externalize and become our actual reality.
So we have to be very deliberate, intentional and selective of the thoughts we focus...
If right now you are in a moment in your life where there's a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, or overwhelm, I have something for you.
Reverend Michael Beckwith says:
“When you stand and throw your hands up in the air and say ‘I don't know’, you are in a space of power.”
I believe that being open to learning, and having what I call a beginner's mindset, can create miracles in your life.
So my invitation for you is to adopt a beginner's mindset with these three steps:
It is through curiosity that you can tap into new teachings, ideas and possibilities. Leave worry aside and let curiosity take its place.
Ask yourself things like…
How can this work for me?
What can I learn?
How can I grow?
Become the student of life. Learn as if you never knew anything.
It's so easy to be judgmental of ourselves, of our own unfoldment and of the things we do....
“Worry is not a spiritual practice.”
- Michael Beckwith
Have you ever asked yourself how much time you spend worrying?
As Rev says: “Worry is not a spiritual practice.”
We invest so much time trying to improve ourselves, trying to get closer to Source, trying to align with our highest self.
But we end up canceling all that work with worry.
The answer is because it's a human thing to do.
We don't need to be hard on ourselves about it, we just need to be mindful and learn how to stop worrying so much and begin trusting more.
Now, I know it's easier said than done. I know you could be going through really difficult situations where not worrying seems impossible, but here is where trust comes in.
Let me ask you this…
How many times you didn't know how you were going to resolve something and suddenly, out of nowhere, something happened?...
Let me ask you this… How important are your relationships to you?
I'm sure they're very important. After all, it is through relationships that we open our hearts, and learn how to love unconditionally.
Now, what about triggering relationships?
We all have that someone who triggers us, but even with that, those are important relationships too. Just a little more difficult to ‘deal’ with.
So, considering every single one of your relationships is important, how about you learn how to 'deal' with them, or even better, how to stay heart-centered when someone triggers dense emotions within you?
Sounds like a handy skill to learn, doesn’t it?
Well, I have one technique that can help you with this.
Do this the next time you are in a conversation with someone who triggers you:
Notice when you start feeling uncomfortable. Bring your awareness to your body sensations and emotions. You know you are being triggered when it starts...
Do you want to connect with your soul on a deeper level? Is this part of your new year's intentions, but you don't know how to begin?
If you're thinking… Yes, that's me! Keep on reading, I have something for you.
Questions are one of my favorite things. I know it may sound a bit weird but questions, when they are of high vibration, can ignite our soul's desires. They can launch us into dreaming without limitations.
A few days ago a dear client asked me, how can I have more constructive conversations with people? And I said, ask high quality questions.
If you want to have more powerful conversations, to gain clarity about what you want in life, and to deepen your connection to your soul, ask yourself these 3 questions.
1. Without limitations, what do you want in your life?
We are so used to playing small, to seeing the circumstances and the facts and using all that against us. But how about you give yourself permission to play with the idea...