The Arrow is soaring AND the Universe has been speaking to me through Pinterest lately, LOUDLY (this is another post). I have shared in a previous posts that for me I receive my messages, especially reinforcement and guidance, from The Universe in a number of different ways. I shared the in my last post I had been feeling very overwhelmed with a few things in my life. Very overwhelmed. I also shared that I had been mediating and praying and trying oh so very hard to let the universe work its serendipity and magic. That coming of last that I felt like and arrow being launched.
The first one is about making people happy. This quote is SO true! The truth is that most often we also make ourselves happier when we choose to enter or leave the room. It is similar to opening and closing the doors along our life journey. We each “own” the power to make ourselves happy by choosing consciously to enter or to leave the room.
So what rooms do you need to be leaving?
What rooms do you want to be entering? Continue reading
A friend and I were catching up the other day and the conversation had me reflecting upon the question; Are we human “doings” or are we human “beings?” Are our lives more consumed with “doing?” Or are our lives more consumed with “being.” We are all “human doings” to some extent. We need to do things, this is part of human condition. We keep to do lists. Many of us seem to run and organize our lives based on our to-do list. I’m not saying we don’t need to do lists. However, many of us seem to lose ourselves in our to-do list. Our to-do lists become ends in themselves rather than a means to an end. Our to-do lists come to define us and our feelings about ourselves.
I do not know how it works for you but for me I receive my messages, especially reinforcement and guidance, from the universe in a number of different ways. As I have shared before at this point in my journey I do not actually “see” or “hear” messages from my guides in the Universe. Rather I “feel” and “sense” energy around me and through me. I also receive messages, especially reinforcements, through snippets of songs, mantras, conversations, emails and numbers presented to me throughout my day. Some people call these “coincidences” I choose to see them as serendipities.
I know I had a post about “the power of No” yesterday. As serendipity would have it 🙂 I had a couple of friends and acquaintances reaching out to me and sharing dilemmas they are experiencing in their lives right now. Thus the Universe seemed to saying share the spirit of these conversations.
For much of my career I have been a consultant. Much of my time spent with clients is actually helping them figure out what they need to focus on so that they can optimize success in their businesses, careers and with their own clients. I often say to them “If you don’t say No, you don’t have a strategy.” The thought behind this being if you are saying yes to everything and everyone you have no way to make differential investments in people, opportunities and projects. You have no focus. You have no direction. You are just running from one opportunity and / or crises to the next. You are boat without a rudder being blown where ever the wind and fate chose to take you.
Today, in meditation, was one of those wondrous days. The Dots connected! Many Dots connected for me. Dots that had been collected for many years. Dots that had been reinforced throughout my journey. Dots that had become very large and very uncomfortable as I looked back at stages of my life, and as looked to where my life is now.
Many of us on the “spiritual path,” talk about “doing the work.” This is the time and effort we spend reflecting and analysing ourselves, and our past experiences. We do this so we can understand thoughts, behaviours and patterns that have, and do, block our progress as to where we want to be going in our lives and what we want to be manifesting in them.
For me the Dots that connected today were all around my ability to truly receive. To receive gifts from others, and from the universe. Like so many of us I came to realize that the blockages I had, had come from vows I had made with myself at a very young age and that I have been honouring for nearly 50 years. It is said that “awareness is curative.” I am not sure I’m fully cured, but I am now certainly fully aware. Parts of this awareness are heartbreaking, looking back and now understanding the choices that were made and the outcomes that were realized. Parts of this awareness are liberating, enlightening, now being able to have some understanding of why many things have happened the way they have. And in this awareness there is indeed much power.
Sometimes we wonder, I know I certainly have at times, is it all worth it? Would it not be easier to step off the spiritual path? Days like today, when the Dots connect, when it all seems to make sense, when you can see a clear path as to why you have arrived in the spot you are in precisely now, the question of was it worth it is absolutely moot. Because even now as the awe of those moments of The Dots connecting and the insights provided lessens a little bit, the fact that they happened only shows me that yes it is all worth it.
I know this is merely a stage in the journey, yet it is a stage that I celebrate for I have received much today and I am grateful for that. I look forward to the next stages of the journey and the Dots that will be collected so that those too can connect.
In a meditation a few months ago, I was with a group of people who were all going through great change in their lives at the time. During the meditation Archangel Gabriel came to me and shared with me that, he is as many see him the “Angel of good news”, and he is the Angel who inspires and motivates artists and communicators, helping them to overcome fear and procrastination. But more importantly he is in fact the Angel of Change. The fact that people see him as the angel of good news, the Angel of Motivation, is simply just the manifestation of the change process coming into our physical world.
He also shared that to be able to move forward in the process of change you must close doors behind you. He explained how many people like to move through change simultaneously having one door open, while opening up another door, or doors, in front of them. He explained that when trying to make great change in your life this will not work. It dilutes the energy. Most of us need to close a door or two firmly behind us, and wait then until the right door(s) opens. Sometimes when the doors are closed behind us, and no doors are opened in front of us, it can be very dark in the hallway. This is the act of faith, having faith that while standing in the darkness a door leading into the light it is in fact going to open. Faith that it is going to be a better door you walk through then the one that just closed. While in the hallway trying to open doors a crack and peak in, or open a couple of doors a crack and looking in again only dilutes the energies and slows down the dreams that that the Universe and the Angels are conspiring to manifest.
As I look back over the last few months I have been closing many doors in my life. A few new ones have opened, I wait with anticipation for the others that will be opening …
Life has been busy and at times overwhelming, but it is this way for all of us right now is it not? And life and events do seem to getting faster and more urgent. But again this is the same for all of us right now? I have been feeling the urge to write and reconnect again for a while but something was always coming up, events always seemed to be getting in the way … and something happened the other morning that crystallized recent events for me …
I lost my iPhone.
Which for me as a consultant (in my day job) and living a fairly mobile life these last few years it is my connection with many people and especially many of those I care deeply about. Thus, this was not a good thing. Not a good thing at all.
So after retracing my foot steps and getting a bit frantic I logged into iCloud. For those of you who do not know Apple and the iPhone have this feature in iCloud called “Find My iPhone,” specifically for situation like this. So sure enough, I logged into iCloud from my laptop and located my phone. Yes, it was somewhere in my building. I tried calling it, texting to it, but I was getting no response. I then resorted to lost mode. Lost mode allows you to send a message to the phone saying it is lost, providing a phone number and a message for whoever has the phone to contact you. So this part of the story had a happy ending, I was called and reunited with my phone.
As I sat down to log off of iCloud I found myself wishing that I had a lost mode button, a “Cosmic Lost Mode Button.” I realized I had been a bit lost lately. More like unfocused. I have been fortunate to be bearing witness to a tremendous amount of activity, serendipity, wondrous energy and elevation and have been feeling like I am not moving as quickly as the times around me right now. I have been feeling a bit lost. Like I am not as on course as I should be, not as focused as I would like to be, not as connected as I would like to be.
I have shared before on how often serendipity strikes and I find just the right guidance appearing before me, and certainly for the last week or so i have been needing some. If often takes the form of other Sherpa’s that I follow. Today it was Mike Dooley and giving to yourself. As always Mike writes his notes coming from the Universe …
Isn’t it a hoot? Of all the people in all the world who actually “get it,” few actually give it to themselves.
Whatever it is you want, start.
Give yourself compliments, praise, and presents.
Give yourself time, permission, and love. Hugs, kisses, and smiles. Winks, laughs, and applause.
And I will give you even more.
Now, please –
PS – “Whoohooos!,” “Eeee-haaaaas!,” and “Cowabungas!,”
May we all “gift” ourselves today they way we do others …
So I shared in a previous post that a key part of starting everyday for me is reading Mike Dooley’s “Notes from the Universe.” Well another post I read every day is Neale Donald Walsch’s “I Believe God Wants You to Know.” Again I find it unerring how often I find that these notes seem to be speaking to me directly. I see this as one of the was that the Universe and my guides providing answers to questions that I have been asking or reinforcing messages that I need to pay attention too.
There have been a series of “Messages from God” that have been quietly resonating over the last few days. Today’s more so …
On this day of your life, I believe God wants you to know…
…that there is only one way to go, and that’s up.
I know that it is possible for life to look, sometimes, as
if it’s going downhill, as if everything is falling apart. But
consider this: When life is ‘falling apart’ things could
actually be falling together…maybe for the first time.
Try to not see things that are not there — and do not fail to
see things that are…
You will not have to think but a second to know
exactly why you received this message today.
So I am not feeling like things are falling a part … I do feel that things have been plateaued energetically this week. Whether it is coming out of the Post-Retrograde of Mercury, or as I shared yesterday watching some around me in challenging phases of their journey … things do seem in a lull. I do resonate with Neale’s comment that “thing could actually be falling together.” That’s what the lull feels like, allowing the universe to choreograph how the pieces fall into place.
May all of our pieces fall into place …