Luck vs. Blessings

When something happens to you which is in your favor, do you think “I’m lucky!”  Or perhaps when another person in your life gets something you desire, you think “She is just lucky.”  What is luck?  Why do you believe you are lucky when something happens you like…or you are unlucky when something happens you dislike? Being lucky is non-active word.  It means you believe you or another hasn’t worked to achieve success; or someone does not deserve a windfall; or they are another are unworthy.  Everything which happens to us is for a reason.  So, luck has nothing to do with it. If you consider someone unlucky because they are born poor, or someone lucky because they are born wealthy, it doesn’t consider the reason for that person. The poor person may need to learn to work harder.  The rich person may need to learn how to share.  What is important is what blessings they have worked for to attain the lessons and healing they were born to do.Slide1

Changing your thinking from “being lucky” to “being blessed” brings even more positivity and healing to your life.

Consider changing your mindset from “Being lucky” to “Being blessed”.  Being blessed is more active.  Thinking someone is blessed or you are blessed is a more active thought process.  It’s a more loving, compassionate mind-set.  Because when we think we are blessed, we are more grateful for what has happened to us or to another person in our lives. When thinking “blessings”, we acknowledge we have done something  positive to receive the person, situation, object, etc, that has entered our lives.  Thinking in terms of blessings is also positive thought energy.  When we cultivate our positive thoughts, more positivity is attracted to us.  Simply being positive is a blessings, as it brings us more to be grateful for in our lives.  This is a way to manifest in your life exactly what you desire and what you need. Thinking in terms of blessings also considers the lessons we need to learn and how we need to learn, for both the good and the challenging are blessings.

May you create healing in yourself by sending energies of blessings with your thoughts.

Namaste!
Heather
Namaste Rays™
Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master & Teacher,
Intuitive Healing Guide

©2013

Heal first to manifest what nurtures your soul

Slide1We know thoughts are powerful.  We can manifest with our minds alone if we truly believe and have faith in ourselves and in our self-worth. Yes, we must take actions, but those actions must be in conjunction with the belief we are worthy of receiving the abundance the universe is waiting to deliver.
To feel worthy of abundance, we must first heal ourselves in order to manifest what nurtures our soul. 
Without first healing ourselves to be in balance with our higher selves, anything we manifest is only superficial. Can you manifest more money without healing yourself?  Technically, this is possible.  The question becomes…will more material goods fulfill you?  Do you believe the material goods will make you happy for the rest of your life? It’s time to dig deep into your inner spirit and determine what you think those material goods will give you.  Happiness?  Love?  More friends?  Will those additional friends be true to you?  Or might they only be true to the gifts you give them?  Are they trustworthy?  Ask yourself what you admire in others and what you value.  Those are the things to manifest.  And, we can only manifest them in our own perfect health.  Once in perfect health, we can manifest happiness & love.  We can manifest trustworthy friends.  Why?  Because we have balanced ourselves and we then attract what we exude.  We exude happiness, love, trustworthiness and more. This is part of your soul’s path.   Once you find what you need to heal, what you truly want in your life comes naturally…that’s manifestation at it’s purest level.  Like attracts like.  Love attracts love. Happiness attracts happiness.  You get the picture.  So, heal yourself and manifest more self-worth, self-confidence and self love. And you will then feel worthy of all the abundance the universe is waiting to send you.
May you heal, nurture your soul and manifest your heart’s true desires.
Namaste!
Heather
Namaste Rays™
Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master & Teacher,
Intuitive Healing Guide

©2013

Abundance & Prosperity

What do you think you deserve? Do you want something and yet, don’t really feel deep down you deserve it? Is it love? Is it money? Is it creativity? Or do you worry you do not have it or enough of it?Slide1

The great conundrum is we want abundance & prosperity in all areas of life, yet continue to worry about how it will happen.

The great conundrum for so many is that we want abundance, and yet we constantly worry about what we may or may not already have in our lives. We worry how we will have enough money to pay the bills. We worry when the person we are meant to be with will appear. We worry we are not as good, likable, strong, courageous, etc., as the next person. This type of thinking creates lack. It doesn’t help us receive abundance in love, money, friends or whatever it is we want in our lives. When we worry, we are telling the universe to not send us abundance as our thought energy says “I do not have THIS”.

We must recognize we have everything we need. We have abundance and we are prosperous. We need to begin thinking in the present moment we have exactly what it is we want. For instance “I have plenty of money to pay my bills”, or “I have an enormous amount of love in my life”, or even “I’m just as intelligent as another.” Our society has created this feeling of lack…that we never have enough, or we aren’t good enough for whatever reason, when the complete opposite is true. There is not a finite amount of money…there is plenty to go around. Everyone is intelligent and perfectly suited to do what they need to do in their unique way. Everyone has plenty of courage and strength within them. Everyone is good and likable. It’s important to THINK, ACT and FEEL as if you already have the abundance and prosperity you want and need…because you do! Thinking in this manner is manifesting your exact needs, desires & wishes for the abundance & prosperity the universe will deliver to you. The universe matches like with like…so if you worry you don’t have enough, you won’t. If you think you have plenty, you will.

May you start and continue to know you have the abundance you do.

Namaste!
Heather

©2013

Photo courtesy of Christoper Kiser

Ultimate Freedom

Do you feel your life is out of your control? Perhaps all the time? Perhaps only some of the time? When we feel this way, our stress levels tend to increase and we can become anxious, or upset. These feelings do not bring us peace, nor do they provide us with a feeling of freedom.Slide1

When we learn how to take control of our own lives, we will know true freedom. 

Taking control of our own lives includes being aware of who or what is controlling you, and how it’s happening. Perhaps why it’s happening. For instance, if you are always available when your manager needs something from you, even though you must get something done for you, you are allowing it to happen. You are giving your control away and your power. Perhaps you believe if you are not always available, the manager will write you up or fire you. A simple question can begin to help you: “Do you need it right now, or can we schedule a time to discuss it?” This can also lead to a small conversation, however, you are taking control simply by asking it. Sometimes you will get a “no” and sometimes a “yes”. It’s practicing compromise.

Another way to help take control of your life is cultivating more acceptance of the current circumstance you find yourself in and not allowing your feelings to be controlled by another. Acceptance does not require you to “like” it. It merely requires you to accept it. When you are able to accept everything in your life…whether it is something you like or dislike, peace ensues. And, again, you feel freer, as you are not bogged down with anger or worry. It’s freeing to feel the acceptance and through this feeling, you can take control. You realize your own power in the situation. You can take control of how you feel, how you think and how you act or react. This also brings a sense of freedom.

When we allow others to control us, we are giving our power away. We feel “powerless” to do what we want and need to do. The only person you are responsible for is you. You have the power to control you. By continually using the question and cultivating acceptance of any answer, freedom follows. These concepts can be applied to any person or situation in your life. As you work them into all facets of your life, the way you feel will begin to change. You will feel more in control as you bring back your power. Then, you will know true freedom.

May you take your power back and control your life!
Namaste!
Heather

© 09/12/2013

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Discovering Your Authentic Self

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Will the real you, please stand up? Do you know who this person is? Have you discovered your true self?

Discovering and living your authentic self leads to trust, love and, eventually, incredible joy. 

Be the best person you can be, as you are the only one who can do it. When you reveal to others your authentic self, they can sense it. They can sense the truth in you. Because you trust your truth, they believe you and cultivate faith & trust in you. Your own inner discovery will lead you to inner depths of your authentic soul, which can be messy. This can and will bring up old issues we haven’t dealt with fully. But we must deal with our own messes – emotional, mental, spiritual and physical ones – to uncover the truth behind it. Once the truth is revealed to you…you can rise above it, heal it and realize the new truth. This new truth you now know cultivates inner trust. You now fully accept and trust in your beliefs, thoughts, opinions, actions and more, for as the old is removed, the new stems from your authentic self.

When you trust yourself, you exhibit self-confidence. Self-confidence is very attractive to others as it allows them to see the truth in your words & actions. Then you are self-confident, you love yourself more. This self-love expresses itself through the respect you have for yourself. The people around you notice this respect, thus the change in you. The true ones will be trustworthy to you…and those who may not be, will drop out of your life. Those who drop out have not yet come to comprehend your change, as you are no longer living their expectations of you. This does not make them happy or comfortable as they haven’t dealt with their own inner issues. This wonderful change in you is for the betterment of your soul journey. You must live your life to your truth. It is not possible to continue living a life others expect you to live. When you live to other’s expectations, it leads to unhappiness. Changing your focus to your life’s path through discovering and being your authentic self leads to a wonderful inner light flaring, bringing you incredible joy. This true happiness emanates in all you do. Since we all want the kind of trust and love that brings us extraordinary joy, it makes sense to go to your depths and bring forth the light of your authentic self.

May you discover and live your authentic life!
Namaste!
Heather

© 09/03/2013

Transformation Journey

With each new moon, the theme of transformation presents itself. The moon appears to transform each month as it waxes and wanes. The new moon energies can be used to bring newness into your life, but first we must make room for those energies by facing our old ideas, thought patterns and mindsets and allow them to die off.Slide1
The journey towards transformation is both challenging and incredibly fulfilling. 
Transformation can lead to ascension by facing our biggest fears, questioning what we have known to be true and allowing our unconscious to surface. The unconscious can hold both the reasons behind our biggest fears AND our own inner truth…what we truly know to be true. Connecting into this unconscious mind is a way of contacting your higher self. Our higher selves are part of the One Consciousness of Divine Love. It’s where all knowledge and wisdom is stored and can be accessed. Fears can be holding you back from the abundance the universe is working to deliver to you. For instance, do you fear learning new things because someone told you “you can’t do that”. If you did learn it, you can do it! Perhaps you have feelings of being unworthy of success; or fears of not having “enough” to pay your bills; or worries you aren’t as good at something as someone else. All of these hold you back from your true potential. Repeat after me: “I AM WORTHY. I HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH. I AM MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH.” You are unique and here for a reason, being both ALL and ONE of ALL is how the universe works, as we are all Divine Light, and yet we are all separate souls working together to form a better world. Knowing this, we must learn to not allow society to dictate our beliefs, nor our ways. We must learn for ourselves what is right for each of us. Anything we choose to do will be different because we are unique and will be doing it in our unique way. And this is what ascending and connecting to your Higher Self is all about.Doing something beyond our comfort zone is scary in and of itself. Yet, when we let the old programmed ideas fall away and die off, we can be reborn wiser and stronger. The old ways, even though they no longer serve us, feel comfortable. It can be difficult to let go of what we have always known and be different than how society continues to function, yet the more we break off from the mainstream thought processes, the more we can learn and grow…and thus ascend. Ascension in this aspect means growing past all the fears, raising your vibration by thinking only in a positive manner, and helping society see past the illusions. Ascension is a messy and destructive process as we transform ourselves from what we were into what we actually are. It’s advancing our souls in this lifetime. Seeing past these illusions created by others to deal with chaos helps us see the Light, the Truth and the Love in which we truly dwell. The more we realize our own ideas, beliefs and ways, the more fulfilling our lives can be. We are happier and more at peace. We become less concerned with what others think of us and more interested in how we can continue to help others through our own examples, how we can continue to transform and ascend, and how we can continue to rise our vibrations.
May you face your fears, transform your thoughts and ascend to your true self!
Namaste!
Heather
© 09/04/2013
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