A Divine Opportunity!

What is love? There are many schools of thought and I must say, being based in perception, ‘love' is highly misunderstood.

What is love? There are many schools of thought and I must say, being based in perception, ‘love’ is highly misunderstood.

Love is an experience. It’s an energy utilized for the highest good. It has nothing to do with a person, place or thing; it’s a feeling, a gift of light, and when we allow it to consume us, it raises our vibration and enhance our lives. On the other hand, if we permit our observations and judgments to overshadow the love we feel for someone else, or ourselves for that matter, we’re no longer fully experiencing love.

Allowing love is challenging. Love is not. Love shows up and inspires us and often times, as soon as something happens we deem unacceptable or less than favourable, we stop dead in our tracks and dismiss the person, place or thing. However, for the courageous, love is something they cling too because they’ve felt the fire and caught a glimpse of the possibilities.

Unfortunately, many people believe love is difficult and jump from person to person and circumstance to circumstance because it’s easier to start anew rather than explore the depths of their being. You see, that is what love does. It opens the heart and doors to our core. It causes us to face the shadows in order to embrace the light; yet, so many people are afraid to really look at the dark and will write it off as being the wrong person, place or thing.

I’m here to tell you, there is no such thing as right or wrong; we are simply introduced to experiences that offer beautifully complex opportunities to embrace ourselves in our entirety.

Society tells us there is someone for everyone; that each one of us has a soul mate and so on. What if this was someone’s way of justifying their own pursuit of love? What if anyone is that person, we’re just consumers of the belief that there is only one and choose to pursue that perfect person; yet, when perfection is NEVER found, we adopt the philosophy we’re destined to ‘do’ life alone and settle until we can’t take ‘it’ any longer or that person does show up.

It’s no wonder so many people walk around feeling lost and confused. The perfection, as we define it, doesn’t lie in a person, place or thing, it lies in the opportunity to allow love to surround and support us; to break us down and reveal the things we’ve been avoiding and embrace them as a part of us with someone else watching and showering us with the trust, patience and compassion.

The biggest problem I see is when one or both people are sold on the concept of finding the right one and feeling discouraged when breakdowns occur.

Breakdowns are opportunities to shift, grow, nurture and persevere! It’s what inspires all forms of art, and the reason I’m writing this article. I’m committed to and believe in the power of love. Is it beautiful and perfect? That depends on your definition and whether or not you’re willing to expand your thinking to embrace the beauty of the shadow and see the perfection in the imperfections.

Love is God’s gift to each of us. It’s a Divine flash light, of sorts, to explore the depths of our individual Universe’s. To reject or resist love is to reject or resist the Divine. To turn away from the light is to buy into one more context: stay away from the light … sound familiar? Oddly enough, we’re actually pursuing the light in our soul, so why on earth do we shy away from the light of another?

We are light beings, and allowing the light of another to fuel our fire is God’s greatest gift to be all that we can be. Our shadows are weaknesses that are complimented by the love and strength of another, not something to run from or hide. Allowing another to see this side of us and be the strength we deserve is the greatest sign of gratitude we can give to our self, the other person and most importantly the One ~ the Divine!

 

Tammy Davis – About the Author: Writer, Alchemist
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Fear, Worry and Doubt ~ The Enemies Of Your Self-Confidence

Do you feel sometimes as being in the middle of a desert? When you started  you had a clear vision of your goals, but now you don’t know any more whether  you are going in a right direction, you have begun to fear, worry and doubt.  This is usually the moment we leave the right path and start going around in  circles. I was once doing my research in the Middle East and took a taxi to go  somewhere, but my taxi driver didn’t have faith in me, and every time I asked  him to go straight, he turned right or left. Thus, I wasted lot of time driving  around in circles until he decided to trust me and we reached our destination.  Worry and fear cause doubt which is the biggest reason of all the failures in  our lives. Our confidence is cut off when we are fearful and worried.

doubt_diceRobert Anthony says that “self-confidence is the inner feeling of certainty”. Brian Tracy states that successful people act in spite of  fear, while unsuccessful people let fear stop them, because successful people  are self-confident and they move intuitively in the right direction. Self-confidence is not just a self-confident look on your  face, acting like you are better than others. It is your inner guidance and  peace of mind. It simply means having faith in oneself. Self-confidence gives us  energy to create our dreams. Steve G. Jones says that our lives are shaped by  decisions that we make and the decision to act is fueled by confidence. If you  want to land at your dream job but lack the confidence to make the decision to  act in a way that would bring you closer to your goals, you will probably wind  up without achieving your goal. Confidence is a resource which is both  invaluable and essential toward the achievement of any goal.

We often let worry take over our lives, as worry is almost our God.  Atkinson says that “a man may worry himself  to death and yet nothing will be accomplished, but when he transmutes his worry  and discontent into desire and belief, then something happens.”  Rev.  Christopher Ian Chenoweth compares worrying to being in a rocking chair. You are  rocking back and forth, back and forth – you feel like you are doing something,  but you are not getting anywhere.  You are just mentally and physically  tiring yourself out. Thinking about all the things that could be wrong or go  wrong doesn’t make your life any more controllable or safer.  Mark Twain  said once: “I’ve suffered a great many catastrophes in my life. Most of them  never happened”. 99% of what we worry about, never come to pass.  Worry can  never accomplish anything. Worry is negative and destructive. William Walker  Atkinson claims in his book “Thought Vibration Or the Law of Attraction in the  Thought World” that worry is the child of fear – if you kill out fear, worry  will die for want of nourishment.

The act of worrying is using your imagination and emotion to create something  you do not want. If you are in a situation where you haven’t got any results in  achieving your goals, and you start to question and doubt, you are moving away  from your goals. Joseph Murphy states that our subconscious mind creates our  reality through the pictures we accept  and hold. If you have been doing affirmations over a period of years and still  getting nowhere, it would be wise to look inwardly at the pictures that you have  been holding about yourself. If you are not sure, if you doubt, then it will not  come to pass, because the messages you send to your subconscious mind are  controversial and you sabotage your goals. That is why we fail to manifest what  we want.

Brad Yates provides an example how contradictory thoughts influence our  manifestation. If we imagine ourselves going to a restaurant and ordering a  hamburger, but immediately as the waiter walks away, you say, “I really  shouldn’t have that. Maybe I should order a salad. Or maybe I should have a  sandwich.” The waiter stands there waiting for you to make up your mind, and you  wonder why you don’t have your hamburger yet. Our subconscious mind is like this  waiter, he can’t serve us if we send contradictory signals to it. Some people  try visualizing and affirming what they want for a moment, but then they spend  the rest of the time undoing this creation by worrying and doubting. Joseph  Murphy reminds us that when our desires and imagination are in conflict, our  imagination invariably wins. Ron Holland confirms it in his book “Eureka Enigma”  by saying that when the words and the pictures are in conflict it is always the  pictures that win.

Rev. Chenoweth advises to say to yourself: “The worry stops here!” You must do it at the moment when you  feel worried, not later. Focus only on what you desire. Do not focus on your  fear of not achieving your goal. If you doubt it, then it will not come to pass.  Chenoweth says that if we see our problem as a heavy rope, it seems to be strong  and unbreakable. And yet this rope is made of individual strands. If you would  take it apart, it would be easy to break these strands even with bare hands. If  you stop worrying and trying too hard to get solutions consciously, your  subconscious mind will solve problems for you, and you start to move intuitively  in the right direction. You have to shift your awareness to your desired reality  in order to draw it into manifestation. The key is to feel comfortable with  thinking, talking and acting in a state where your desire is already a reality.  This means that you must relax and release all stress related to achieving your  goal.  You have the power to bring yourself into harmony with who you  really are – a being that has infinite possibilities of experiencing great  success in life.

Ulrica  R.Richmond –    About the Author:

Ulrica R. Richmond produces articles on the power of your mind that can help  you succeed in business and in everyday life.  Read more how to overcome  fear and worry , increase you self worth, discover your  inner voice   and attract a positive confident  energy  into your life by  visiting this website! http://millionairemind.weebly.com/self-confidence.html

 

 

Conquer your fears

In order to truly live your life to the fullest, you have to let go of  fear.  As humans, our ability to fear has no doubt aided us in our survival for thousands of years, but at the  same time it has held us back from living the life of our dreams.  This is  the duality of nature and one of the great challenges of existing in the human  body.  Our spirit or soul is inherently  free, everlasting and  divine.  At the very core of the  soul, I believe it is our nature to be peaceful, loving and creative  entities.  What holds back this peace, love and creativity is often  fear.  Fear of hate, fear of violence and destruction, fear of rejection,  fear of others and their unknown agendas, fear of failure.  Fear is an ugly  symptom of being human.  It is a by product of the ego.  The ego has  had it’s purpose on Earth and in humans.  It has helped us to survive.  The ego does not want to die as it can only  exist in this human body.  It creates fear as a necessary tool for  survival.  Fear can hold us back from parachuting out of an airplane, but  it can also hold us back from living out our true nature and true desires.

fear_of_failureFear can have many different faces and you can find it in many different  places.  Many people, including myself, have been drowned in a sea of “what  if’s” which can easily cloud the mind and seemingly destroying the creative,  loving and peaceful nature of our souls.  Think about it for a  moment.  How has fear stopped you from achieving your dreams and  goals?  What would you do if you had nothing to fear, if you assumed that  you would only be rewarded for pursuing your heart’s desires?

One of the most difficult things about fear is that it is a feeling that  carries low vibrations.  When your mind is focused on fear, it is zeroing  in on that negative level of frequencies and everything at that same vibration  level.  Feelings like indecision and doubt, also comes into focus.   Think about when a person says “I get bad vibes from that guy”.  You are  literally feeling their negativity and the lower vibration of all of their  thoughts and feelings.  Sometimes it is oppressive to be around people like  that and you may literally find yourself feeling sick around someone who is  completely focused on their fears and worries.

The law of attraction is coming into play here.  Now let’s focus on the  polar opposite.  Think about when you encounter that person who doesn’t  seem to have a care in the world, maybe it’s a child that you know who is still  fresh from the other side and still carrying the higher vibrations that are the  true nature of our spirit.  Maybe it’s a coworker or friend or even your  boss.  They always seem to be smiling, they always see the brighter side to  life and they seem to have it all.  Nothing ever seems to get them down or  get in their way.  In fact, they may make it look easy, almost as if  everything was simply handed to them.  You may find yourself jealous of  their success, assuming they’ve gotten a free ride in life.  In reality,  it’s far from the truth.

When we are consumed with these fears and feelings along the lower  vibrations, it’s almost as if you are seeing life through distorted  goggles.  From your perspective, it is hard to see all of the hard work and  the persistence that was surely a large part of the successful person’s  life.  They make it look so easy.

One of the reasons they make it look so easy is they have let go of their  fears and simply trust and know that they will be successful and  happy.  When you can stop worrying about what will happen if you fail or  what will happen if you are rejected or what will happen if you aren’t good  enough, your mind does a marvelous thing.  It stops focusing on the  negative!  When you give your mind that break, that freedom, the true  divine creativity within you can shine.  When you know that no matter what,  everything will be okay and everything will work out, you can start focusing on  your goals and start pursuing your passion in life.  You suddenly become  free of the grips of fear and you are able to get to work and start doing what  needs to be done in order to achieve your goals.

So how do you conquer your fears?  How can you tell yourself everything  will be okay and you have nothing to fear when there is that nagging voice in  the back of your head saying, “yes, you do dummy, you have everything  to fear!”?  Well, there are a number of ways to combat fear, actually.

Most importantly, you have to start with a positive mind set.  It will  take time and you will often have to remind yourself, almost constantly at  first, to stay positive and focus on the great life that you know you  deserve.  As I’ve mentioned in other posts, you have to write it  down.  How can you constantly remind yourself of something if you don’t  have it clearly defined?  Write it down along with any steps and actions  you know you can take each day that will help you achieve your goals.  Read  this list every day, before you get out of bed and before you go to sleep at  night.  This will help to keep you focused.

One simple thing that has helped me is a positive affirmation bracelet.   If you obtain a bracelet with positive affirmations on it, every time you feel  yourself slipping back into your fearful mindset, you can feel the bracelet,  read what’s written on it and bring your mind back into focus.  You can  even make your own positive affirmation bracelet through one of the many online businesses out there that make custom  rubber bracelets or you can make one out of beads that spell out your positive  thoughts and feelings.

Another great way to keep those higher vibration thoughts present and  dominating is to carry a quartz crystal with you.  Quartz carries some of  the highest vibrations on Earth and is known to amplify thoughts and  feelings.  You can charge your very own quartz crystal with positive  affirmations, feelings and thoughts by meditating each day with your  crystal.  Carry it with you to help you amplify those feelings squashing  any fear and negativity.

You may be reading this and part of you may be agreeing with what you are  reading only to find that voice in the back of your head still saying negative  things to you, doubting that any of this could possibly help you.  It is  very difficult to retrain the subconscious mind which is constantly bombarding  you with the thoughts and feelings that were allowed free reign for so  long.  You must focus on the positive and learn to retrain that voice, this  is where persistence will pay off.  If you are persistent and learn to  quiet that voice, over time, you will find it slowly fading away allowing the  positive thoughts and feelings to take over your mind.

One of my favorite ways to find comfort and really let go of fear is to read  about near death experiences and past life regressions.  Almost all near  death experiences and past life regressions carry the same positive story that  can help to sooth even those who seem helplessly consumed with their greatest  fear of the unknown.  Why am I here?  What should I be doing with my  life?  What happens after this?  Is there life after death?   Should I be doing more with my life?  If so, what should I be doing?   How will I know what’s right?  These are great questions to ask, but only  if you seek and find the answer.  If you let the fear of the unknown take  over, you will never progress and find your true purpose in this life.

These types of thoughts and feelings can stop a person dead in their  tracks.  They can become so consumed by the fear of death that they forget  to actually live!  By reading and listening to people’s experiences with  near death and past life regression you can come to a greater understanding of  why we are here and what your true purpose is.  The greatest thing that can  happen by learning about these experiences is you will come to the understanding  that you are an eternal, divine, loving being that has no end.  You will  come to the realization that yes, you have done this before, many times before  (ever heard of deja vu?) and you will continue to reincarnate until you progress  further and further along in the spirit world.  You will come to realize  that you never really stop learning both here on Earth and in the afterlife.

Earth will begin to look like one big school, where we act out a play that is  interconnected with every other spirit incarnated on this planet.  You may  come to understand that we are all working towards balancing our true divine  spirit within the human body.  The ultimate goal may be heaven on Earth  with every individual coming to the realization that they can let go of their  ego, let their true loving divine spirit exist in full in the human body.   If we can let go of fear, we can do it.  If we let go of fear, we can  accomplish anything we desire.

There can be great comfort in knowing that your essence goes on forever long  after you’ve left this plane of existence.  Just knowing that, can give  assurance and help to ease the doubts that may cloud the mind.  I know I don’t want to keep repeating the same mistakes I’ve made in life over  and over again, one life after the next. I want to advance to the next  level!  When I find myself falling back into the grips of fear and feel the  “what if”‘s coming on, I remind myself of this truly miraculous chance that we  have here on this beautiful planet.  I remind myself that I really have  nothing to lose, if I fail, I will try again, if I fall, I will get up.  It  never really ever stops for us so you might as well keep going, keep your head  up high and go for all that you dream of and desire.

Here is one last trick to help you to let go of all of your fears.  A  silly analogy, that often helps me, is to think of life as a video game.   In a video game, you don’t have any fear because you are simply acting out your  wishes and desires through the character of the game.  If you die, you know  you will start over.   You also know the next time around you will have an  easier time with that level as you’ve already learned quite a bit from your  first crack at it.  Life is very much the same way!  We can’t remember  our previous attempts, much like the character in the game that has no  recollection of the previous death or previous attempts at completing that level  in the game.  In a video game, you wouldn’t sit and wait at the starting  line afraid to move forward in case your character died trying.  You just  go for it.  And you keep trying until you win.  Having this type of  perspective in life is very helpful in learning how to let go of your fears and  accomplish what you actually came here for.

So when you feel fear stopping you in your tracks, remember this.   You’ve been here before, you’ll be here again, your essence is eternal and it  came here for a reason.  So stop worrying and start living, and you will  find your true purpose in this life.

Annie  Amen –    About the Author:

I hope that my thoughts and insights can inspire people and give them  hope.  In a world that is crowded with fear, poverty and suffering, I  believe it is possible to rise above and live in a world of peace, love and  abundance.  I’ve gained knowledge through my own experiences that I hope  can help others.