Tomorrow is not promised. There is so much in life that we make important or that we make matter that causes us suffering. When we seek for joy outside of ourselves we are denying the gift of joy within our own Spirit. The Spirit knows......it is clear and divine perfection upon its arrival to this human experience. Somewhere along the journey of life, we lose our way.
From the first moment we feel hurt or disappointment or when someone doesn't treat us well, whether it be a school friend, teacher, sibling, parent, boss, partner, lover or even a stranger, we begin to stack meaning and associations to who we are and our identity begins to form. Each layer convincingly moving away from the knowing that our Spirit seeks to remind us of. We start to shield the innocence of our wounded heart and we layer walls of protection and forget our divine wholeness and beauty.
From this space, we hold grudges and we blame, criticize and judge ourselves and our fellow man. We act out or withhold love, we hide our essence for fear that it will be hurt again and then we begin to believe that happiness lies outside of ourselves. We believe that it lies in the form of achievement of this certificate or that Job, that house, a specific car or specific relationship and we lose our sense of self. Then as the years pass us by, we get to that point when we are sitting on our rocking chair with tons of regret or worse yet, we lose someone in an instant and we suffer because we never forgave or spoke the love that was always in our hearts. Marianne Williamson said:
"Miracles occur naturally with love, every time we withhold love, it is a withhold of a miracle."
In an article in Inc.com, they identified the 12 most common regrets that people have before they die, they are:
All of these equate to a lack of acknowledging the gift of our authentic self. We are LOVE, we are born in love it is our innate nature.
So do we have to wait until we die? Or do we have to wait until a loved one is taken from us?
This is a question to really ponder! Life is to short to SUFFER! If beneath all of the walls of protection, in the quiet still of the night when no one is listening, you are knowing that there is love in your heart that you have not been sharing or expressing, then I encourage you to take a stand today and LET GO! Let go of all of the past references that have prevented you from forgiving, from loving, from laughing and living within your highest potential of unconditional love to all those that you come in contact with, especially those that have hurt you. It doesn't mean that you agree, condone or like certain behaviors, but what if each person that hurt you, was doing the best they could with what they have been given? They were in your life for a reason and now you get to choose to find the gift or live in the anger, resentment or judgement of them, which only fuels the egoic mind that wants to keep you from your Spirit's calling.
Connect to the beauty of your Spirit, awaken it, fuel it and embrace the limitless possibilities of your human potential to LOVE every minute of every day, as when you give love you get love tenfold! YOU deserve it, don't you?
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
You can find the Inc article referenced above, here.
An unmanaged thought can quickly take control of all of our experiences. When asked, "Are we our thoughts?" 95% of the time the answer is "yes". If this is true, then how do we know that we are even having a thought? In the world of personal development we consistently talk about breaking through our limiting beliefs, when you think about it, our beliefs are made up of our repetitive thought patterns. What we say in our minds and what we feed consistently. If then, we can shift our beliefs by adjusting our thoughts we take back control and shift to an empowering belief.
Ok so here is the question....if we have the power to shift our thoughts, aren't we then choosing our thought? If so, "who" is doing the choosing? Meaning, if we are our thoughts and we can change our thoughts at any given time, what part of us is doing the choosing? This opens up the opportunity to explore an even deeper part of our existence. If we are not our thoughts, then what are we?
Eckhart Tolle says, "We are the consciousness beneath the thought". The awareness of the thought itself. This creates an opportunity to be the observer of the thought. When we are able to separate from the thought and be the observer, we can now make a conscious choice of not only what meaning we give our experiences but also what actions we can take. Our thoughts are a powerful part of ourselves so we don't want to abolish our thoughts but more so "watch the thinker" as Eckhart puts it.
Our consciousness is the intuition, the knowing and the Awakening of our Spirit that lives inside all of us. It speaks truth to us and knows our greater good. We seek it in times of need but sometimes drown out its message by our thinking which is filtered by what we believe we "should" do based on a ton of different life experiences.
So then, what are we to do to Awaken our Spirit and lead a more conscious life? Practice stillness, presence, meditation and heart coherence. When we take the time, even a few moments throughout the day to breathe and connect to the intuitive guidance of our heart and separate from the thought, we are able to open the gateway to the Awakening of our Spirit and find truth about what we are thinking, how we are behaving and what we are believing in. When we can actively be the observer of the thought we are now back in the driver seat of our actions or behavior. We can now choose to suffer and create disempowering meaning to our experiences or find the deeper more empowering meaning to the activity or experience that we are presented with and then take intelligent inspired action moving forward.
The more we acknowledge the magnificence of our active mind from the consciousness of our Awakened Spirit, the greater power we have at creating our Limitless life and unleashing our Human Potential. Once awakened it is yours forever.
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
Jessie Torres, Legendary Life Consultant, Adventurer, Speaker and Founder of FierceGrace Transformation. I have a passion for creating partnerships and experiences to elicit your greatness. Uncover & Awaken your spirit and enter into a world of uncapped possibilities.