Why is it that we stay in relationships or have connections with people that hurt our soul? We stay in relationships that quite often deplete our energy levels and our confidence, yet we find it hard to walk away. We worry that if we do walk away that nothing better will come. Therefore we stay in an old situation that hurts us because we feel that is all that is available to us. Learning to walk away from situations that are hurting our soul is one of the first steps to attracting great new relationships that build us up and make us feel good from inside out. Thetefore I too started to love the sound of my feet walking away from things that were not meant for me in order to welcome wonderful new things that were.
A few years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and I can't begin to tell you how poorly I felt. I wasn't able to live my normal life and do what I considered to be 'normal things' because my body was screaming out in so much pain.
This in itself forced me to look at aspects of my life style which was hindering my health and led me too embark on a journey to assist my body to well-ness.
One of my first ports of call was looking at what I was putting in my body. There is a school of thought which says "you are what you eat". Clearly my body needed additional support and if I was totally honest, the food I was putting my body definitely was not assisting it, but hindering it. I ate badly and boy did my body know it.
I was astounded at the remarkable differences in my health and well-being when I changed the fuel I put into my body. I suddenly was filled with abundant energy, my skin looked clearer and my body started taking on a different shape.
In short, my life changed and dramatically at that! I was suddenly able to do more than I was ever able to do before and was filled with a sense of well-being that I can't ever remember experiencing. Food certainly is amazing medicine and now I nourish my body with wonderful food and in the morning I wake up feeling well, energised and ready to start each new day.
I have the absolute pleasure on Sunday of training and attuning participants to their Reiki level II qualification.
Date: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Ideally 3 months of practice at level One be taken, before embarking on level 2. Holding a level 2 certificate allows you to apply for insurance and practice as a Reiki Practitioner for the general public. This level opens your chakras up further to enable more reiki healing energy to flow through. The use of symbols introduced and explained.
Level Two Certification £140.00
I can't tell you the amount of times in my life when I have been filled with doubt and lack of confidence. The self doubt and lack of confidence had the ability to stop me in my tracks and almost paralysed me into non-action. It took me a little while to realise that as long as I continue to grow, I will always have some kind of self-doubt - especially as I aspire to reach new levels. However, I continued despite the dount and as a result I enjoy the life that I am living and I am achieving great results. I realised that the doubt and lack of confidence is only an illusion. There is no truth to it other than the truth that I give it.
I used to put time pressure on myself to achieve various goals in a certain time scale. This pressure however created a daily unrest in my life and as a result it slowed my progress down. It took me a long time to realise that things happen in life when they are meant to happen. I used to get frustrated and try to force the outcome of events which only delayed them further. I took whatever action I need to take and then started to learn to trust that things were unfolding for me at the perfect time. By trying to force things it meant that whatever I was experiencing was not sustainable. I came to the relaxed conclusion that I was going somewhere beautiful and I didn't care how long it took me to get there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Sacred Journey day retreat. It was a special time to step off the treadmill of life and take time out to cleanse and heal our body and soul. We were deeply blessed with wonderful weather and the feedback from the retreat was phenomenal. A wonderful and deeply spiritual day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all! Louise and I look forward to setting the date and hosting the next Sacred Journey Retreat. Looking after ourselves on all levels is the key to inner peace – remember, you can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
It is natural at times in our life to feel like somebody else is at the helm of our ship and driving us to destinations that we do not desire. I take massive strength at these times knowing that I am indeed the captain of my own ship. I can choose any moment to change course and to steer my ship in the direction that I choose. Taking simple steps like changing my focus to "what I desire" and being determined to get there, is enough for my ship to change course. Reminding myself that I am the designer of my life and I get to choose how I would like it to be.
Imagine every time our spirit got excited about something and we actually responded to it! What an amazing and uplifting life we would lead. Instead when something excites our spirits we feel enthusiastic about it for a short time and then logic sets in. We then start to justify why we can't do that specific things. If we are actually responded to the exciting call each time, no doubt we would lead a deeply forfilling and enriching life. Where can you answer the call of your spirit today?
I found in my life that it is very important to surround myself with people who lift me up and help me to feel good about myself. I can't pretend that it has been easy to allow certain connections to leave my life but I also understand that part of becoming more positive and enlightened means "out with the old and in with the new". This is not to say that I am flippant and just 'bin' any relationship that may challenge, annoy or upset me. Some relationships are designed to help me grow and make me stronger therefore, they are not there to be 'moved on' but rather 'learnt from'. Learning the difference between the two can be really helpful. If there are people in your life that put you down and drag you down it is worth looking at how relationships of this nature can be learnt from. In my experience we only attract more of these relationships until we learn the lessons that they bring us. When I have learnt the lessons, I no longer need relationships of that kind in our life and somehow, no longer attract them either.
There have been many occasions in my life where I have wondered whether I could have done something differently or lived in regret for an action I did or I didn't take. Living in such a way with such a mindset was robbing me not only of the ability to create a lovely future but also the magic of experiencing the beauty of the moment. I spent much of my life living in the past wondering what if, should I have or could I have? Each moment I was in this kind of mind set it was stopping me from creating a life that I wanted actually to live.
In order to break this negative cycle I realised that if I wanted different results, I had to start learning to do things differently. I created a daily well-being routine for myself which included meditation and mindfulness. Mindfulness was particularly helpful because it helped to train me to be in the present moment. No longer wondering and dwelling on the past or living in fear of what the future might bring that simply enjoying the magic of each moment in my life. This helped dramatically to begin to change this deep seated negative cycle. Of course along with meditation I started to feel a lot more peace inside which meant that the way I started to view life changed to. With this ancient basic technique I managed to climb myself out of a negative hole which meant I was able to bring in other well-being rituals and as a result I became stronger every day. Now I maintain various practices which set me up for my day and give me a positive focus. I've trained myself into a new routine which is more in alignment with what I want to achieve in life.
I don't know about you but I spent many years trying to control what was happening in my life. Little did I know that by doing so - it was an empty and exhausting battle. True freedom came when I learnt to control the way that I responded to what was happening. Yes, that is where I discovered my power truly was. That alone helped me to break free from many destructive patterns and cycles – I found true freedom! So in essence I learnt that I cannot control circumstances, all I can do is control the way I react to them. Reminding myself "it is not what happens to me that makes a difference, it is what I do with what happens to me that makes a difference".
As humans, it is natural to want to cling onto the old and familiar. The so-called comfort zone – some people say "better the devil you know".
It is usually fear that stops us from moving forward but as I mentioned in a previous blog fear stands for – false expectations appearing real. So we stay in a so-called comfort zone that isn't comfortable at all!
I have learnt that the only real thing that is guaranteed in life, is change! Why is it that we fear change so much? Change guarantees us all the things we want in life – change helps us to bring our dreams into fruition. Can we learn to trust that change is our friend? And can we learn to love the sound of our feet walking away from things that are not meant for us?
I have always been a sensitive person and with this sensitivity I would take everything that other people said and did to heart. It would chew me up inside and destroy my confidence.
As I healed from past pain and became wiser I started to learn that what others said and did was not about me at all but rather a reflection of their insecurities, doubts and fears (read The Four Agreements - an excellent book that goes into more detail about this). I started to learn to ignore certain things - not from a burying my head in the sand perspective but rather from a wiser place of 'knowing'. ''This made me stronger as a person and as a result, my confidence began to grow.
For too long FEAR had its grip on me and left me paralysed - unable to move in any direction. It took me a while to retrain my brain to realise that one of the meaning of FEAR is False Expectation Appearing Real. The FEAR I was FEARING was not real at all but rather a made up concoction in my mind that I believed. When I realised the truth - FEAR no longer had its grip on me and I was able to walk free.
BY MADISYN TAYLORAll the situations in our lives, from the insignificant to the major, teach us exactly what we need to be learning.
Many of us long to find a spiritual teacher or guru. We may feel unsure of how to practice our spirituality without one, or we may long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. Some of us have been looking for years to no avail and feel frustrated and even lost. The good news is that the greatest teacher you could ever want is always with you--that is your life.
The people and situations we encounter every day have much to teach us when we are open to receiving their wisdom. Often we don't recognize our teachers because they may not look or act like our idea of a guru, yet they may embody great wisdom. In addition, some people teach us by showing us what we don't want to do. All the situations in our lives, from the insignificant to the major, conspire to teach us exactly what we need to be learning at any given time. Patience, compassion, perseverance, honesty, letting go--all these are covered in the classroom of the teacher that is your life.
We can help ourselves to remember this perfect teacher each day with a few simple words. Each morning we might find a moment to say, "I acknowledge and honor the teacher that is my life. May I be wise enough to recognize the teachers and lessons that I encounter today, and may I be open to receiving their wisdom." We might also take some time each day to consider what our lives are trying to teach us at this time. A difficult phase in your relationship with your child may be teaching you to let go. The homeless person you see every day may be showing you the boundaries of your compassion and generosity. A spate of lost items may be asking you to be more present to physical reality. Trust your intuition on the nature of the lesson at hand, work at your own pace, and ask as many questions as you want. Your life has all the answers.
Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.
Life Coach Southampton