Happy New Year! 2017
Step into that new year with a sparkly sashay and smile 😉
Here’s a little message a suggestion on how you can create your bestest year so far.
It’s a three part process that can take anything from 10 seconds to an hour if you want to devote that time to it. It’s a great way to close the year, and move into a new year, refreshed, renewed and READY for the best so far.
The way you CREATE is focus… focussing on what you DO want… so this will assist you in getting clarity, and letting go of what you do NOT want to focus on 😉
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Anxiety & Panic Attacks; 3 Tips For Happiness & Success
Do you ever suffer with anxiety or panic attacks? I share the Top 3 Tips For Anxiety and Panic… and why there’s a MASSIVE gift waiting for you. Often, the thing we fear most is the thing our heart yearns for more than we can imagine…
It’s early morning, the sun is breaking through the top of the mountain range out of my window and I was instantly called to write this piece as I got a sense of panic in my heart. My heart rate increased and that’s it…. luckily I was able to stop it there.
There was a time when I would go straight into a panic attack, followed by depression, and worse. My mind would come up with all sorts of reasons why it was happening which would only exacerbate the situation. Before I knew it, I’d be off, creating some crazy, dramatic scenario of doom in my life with the crazy monkey mind in control. Often, I wouldn’t even realise my heart was beating fast, and the thoughts had control until it was too late. It was an automatic reaction, starting with a thought, a feeling and then transitioning in warp speed time to the feeling of impending doom, and fear for survival.
Definition of Anxiety
The Oxford English Dictionary definition of ‘anxiety‘ is:
A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
A Strong desire or concern to do something or for something to happen.
In my opinion, it is an unbearable feeling. It is usually totally out of proportion with the thought, or situation that triggered it, and it makes you feel like you’re going to die! It’s very often linked with depression, which is at the far end of the spectrum to it, a slower vibration, but the feeling can be just as soul destroying. The good news is that it’s just your body giving you a signal; read on….
What To Do?
If you experience any of these symptoms, the short term solutions are:
- Acknowledge it. Don’t fight it. Admit to yourself what is happening… “It is just a panic attack/anxiety, I am not going to die”. Notice that it is just a physical reaction.
- Breathe! When you acknowledge, rather than fight the attack, and the feelings that come with it, you step into your power. You become CONSCIOUS.
- Get Physical. Get clarity on what coping mechanisms work for you. Feel your feet planted on the ground. Shake your hands, run on the spot, or dance! There are some great aromatherapy oils, and rescue remedies (get recommendations from your local health food store) that can give immediate relief. Having clarity on what triggers you so that you have them handy at all times – whether needed or not is great for peace of mind.
“The only difference between fear and excitement, is the breath.”
Anxiety and depression are two of the the most common illnesses worldwide. In the US alone, they cost about $40 billion per year!
Remember to stop and smell the flowers….
“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
How To Prevent It?
Long term, many would recommend seeing a healthcare professional (and I guess, as a professional I have to recommend that), but there are other ways to deal with it.
I have worked with a lot of women who suffered from anxiety for many years, and they have transformed into wildly successful businesswomen. Their big dreams are manifesting, and many more are STILL coming true. Their relationships have improved, their self esteem has grown… The anxiety was a BIG prompt for them to change their life… so they could receive more of its magnificence.
Many of these women had been living a life of compromise, they had money worries, they were not happy with their relationships or health – in short and they were unhappy, miserable, and some had almost given up on life….
More often than not, somewhere, deep down, hidden in their heart was a dream. A big dream that simply wouldn’t go away…. no matter how much they tried to squash it back down, and no matter how many years they gained behind them…..
Instead, it bubbled up with all sorts of ailments, unhappiness, and manifested in anxiety and depression. It was a dream that they thought was impossible… Some days they would hide under the duvet, too full of misery, and hatred for themselves… for not taking that big leap. Other days it manifested as anxiety or depression. They simply couldn’t bring themselves to go out the front door…. it was insidious, it crept up like a cold wind bringing fear, and tales of a life half lived. More often than not, they were not even conscious of what was happening… they just drowned in a life half-lived, with a vague smile on their face…. but sadness in their heart and misery in their being. If any of this resonates, remember you CAN manifest your dream and …
You do not need ‘fixing’.
You do not need healing.
You do not need to analyse the situation or yourself.
You do not need to control it.
You do not need to judge it, or judge yourself for having it.
In the moment, you simply need to do NOTHING… nothing which involves FEELING it. It might seem super scary, but there’s a powerful system I use with my clients which allows them to easily, effortlessly, feel and heal whatever is going on with them. Unless you actually FEEL it, it will keep coming up, triggered by anything and everything until you go INTO the feeling.
In that feeling, there is a POWERFUL message!
I have a message for you too – I am here to tell you – YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
You CAN manifest that dream. You are not here to work all the days of your life in a gray office. Whatever your dream is, you CAN manifest it. We are not given dreams and desires, without the ability to manifest them. You ARE here to do work you love, to have a fantastic relationship, to write your book, whatever YOUR dream is. So, throw off the bowlines, push away from the shore and start taking action on manifesting your dream! If you don’t know where to start, contact me and we can have a chat and set up a plan of action… guided by the heart, taking the head along on the journey.
You are here to leave a legacy, you are here to step OUT of your comfort zone (which is really a discomfort zone), there is MUCH more comfort when you are out in the world, shining as you were born to do. Creating what you came here to create!
If you would like clarity on what it is you are really here to do, or you need help dealing with anxiety, depression or the like, then complete the ‘Subscribe’ button at the very bottom of this page, or the popup menu and either myself or one of my team will be in touch with you.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Extra Tip – Acupressure
If you get that anxious feeling, there’s a great acupressure point called “Heart 7” – which is also great for insomnia. Hold it for a few seconds, and your heart will calm down, and your mind will relax.
Click here for information on how to locate it, or simply hold out a hand with the palm up, then with the thumb of the other hand, follow the dip between the bones of the ring and little fingers, up to the wrist crease… you will find a dip, this is Heart 7. Hold it gently, while breathing deeply and relax and enjoy. Some acupressure points are contraindicated if you are pregnant, but this one is okay.
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Are you beating yourself up?
Are you giving yourself a hard time about something?
For me, recently it’s because I’m sleeping a lot and I’m not jumping outta bed at 5/6 am and going for my run.
Granted, there are mornings when my first skype session is at 6/30 or 7 and by then I’ve made my (amazing) smoothie, meditated, read my choices, tuned in, and sometimes even done my yoga!
Occasionally though, and more frequently lately I’m sleeping quite late in the morning AND some days even having a nap in the afternoon.
There’s no problem there, especially as recently I’ve been getting to bed after midnight, the ‘problem’ though is that I’ve been giving myself a really, really tough time about it. I’ve been FOCUSSING on my one current perceived failure, labeling or defining myself as lazy because I’m oversleeping.
Even though I’m a life coach and I’m amazing at pointing out others blind spots, it sometimes takes me a while to see mine. I even wrote a blog not too long ago and one of the things I said to do was to allow yourself to sleep as much as you needed (see here) http://gfablovelife.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/spring-new-moon-eclipse-season/
I was very blissed to have a beautiful connection with a dear friend with the COOLest name; Cameron McCool (who was also inspired to write a blog about me after our chat (see here). http://cameronmccool.com/2013/07/going-through-a-tough-time-ewop-can-help/; he so magically guided me to my realisations that I’m not even sure HOW he did it, but whatever his inspiring guidance and words were, it worked. Thanks Cam!
The Tricks Of The EGO!
Everything in my life is wonderful, I’m fulfilling my purpose, I’m wealthy, healthy, free, I pretty much have a dream life, so what my ego has been doing is that it’s finding something to keep me disconnected from my Magnificence so it’s got still got a job to do and it can fulfill its crazy role. So it latched onto this one thing that (apparently) makes me ‘imperfect’ and ‘not good enough’.
I love my ego, and the more I love it and become conscious of its ways and embrace it into my being, the more secure it feels and the less it feels like it has to create craziness in my life!
So my ego was been defining me as imperfect, lazy, not good enough and so on and so on. But the reality is that I’m changing massively, my DNA is changing, the entire world is changing. It’s fun, it’s powerful and we’ve NEVER been in this position on planet earth ever before.
Seeing myself as powerful, sensitive, a wayshower and a visionary are much more empowering definitions than ‘I’m lazy’ or ‘I’m powerless’ or I’m not achieving the ridiculously high standards which my ego is placing on me. Lol.
You see, the more I’ve been focussing on being lazy and oversleeping, the less I’ve been enjoying the absolute luck and joy in my life.
It’s been like a vicious circle.
I wrote this blog yesterday, Saturday, and this morning at 6.30 am I was out of bed, feeling amazing, no pressure and I went for a fabulous run.
SUCH magic happens when you become conscious of WHY you’re doing or not doing something. Once I became conscious of what was going on, I didn’t have to DO anything, things just shifted on their own.
The joy of exploring the area I’m currently based in (Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia) was beyond measure. The thing that I haven’t been able to force myself out of bed to do, the thing I’ve been giving myself a ridiculously hard time about for a few days turned out to be…..
A beautiful experience connecting with others through the magic of the smile!
A journey into the unknown
An experience of the bliss of nature; butterflies, rising sun, ancient trees, cormorants, herons, seals and of course loooaads of fab dogs.
Many trips down memory lane and a lot of tingles all over as I ran super speedily to old house tunes from back in the day.
Much fun with my new iphone (all of these photos are from it) and joy at my new playlists 🙂
An embrace at getting to know myself even more, and ADORING myself even more!
A divine, rewarding coffee and muffin by the sea afterwards.
Oh, and LOTS of white feathers at synchronistic moments when I was considering my dreams (white feathers are a sign that we’re on the right path, and that our angels are with us) 😉
So where are you giving yourself a hard time in your life?
Are you focussing on something you’re NOT doing?
How about giving yourself a break and looking at all the magic you ARE creating?
How about taking time to appreciate everything you HAVE created?
How about loving you for just the way you are… and whatever you do, if it’s exercise that you are giving yourself a hard time over, PLEASE, I beg of you, do something you ENJOY!
I love you!
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[Update… December 27, 2014, see bottom of post for a GREAT YouTube piece Celebrities talk “The Law of Attraction]
As I slowly, gleefully sip a ceremonial does of cacao, with tingles all over my body from a powerful download of wisdom and guidance, I share some magic with you.
Life is good. Life is good, because of the learnings. Those learnings that continually come from some really, really painful, tough times and clearing my ‘stuff’; i.e my negative emotions and beliefs.
We’re all on an interesting journey as we come into our power and connect with our divinity (blog on what “A Woman in Our Power” is click here). As we experience tough times, it’s sooo important to keep that in mind – that we are Divine Magnificent Beings, or spiritual beings having a human experience.
Anyway, I digress; I’m writing about the Law of Attraction right? What’s the LoA got to do with tough times? Well, when we move through our tough times, we get light infusions (light = wisdom), so as we learn, and grow, we become lighter. We attract more of what we love. We do this by simply FEELING the emotions, whatever they might be. That clears them, leaving us to manifest what we love.
There’s often a lot of fear around actually being real and feeling our stuff; fear, pain, anger and other emotions.
Sunset, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
The Law of Attraction made big news nearly ten years ago when the movie ‘The Secret’ was launched. I remember watching it and jumping & dancing around my home celebrating at the message it conveyed. My partner had been telling me about all this magic for years; how your thoughts and words create your reality. I must admit, there was a part of me that doubted him, could it really be that simple, and how does it work? I wondered.
When I watched the film I truly celebrated – I was SO happy it was true and this information was now in the mainstream.
As great as ‘The Secret’ was though, it also brought up a lot of confusion, doubt and fear. Many people thought that you had to feel amazing all the time. They thought that if you felt any negative emotions, you would attract negativity.
This is not true. It’s SO important to bear this in mind as we create the new paradigm. We MUST feel our feelings to clear them. Alchemise them. Otherwise they’re lurking around under the surface in your subconscious creating again, what you don’t love.
Your Magnificence comes from those feelings, as does enlightenment. There’s no quick route to a blissful life, it’s the journey and it’s through continually allowing yourself to feel your feelings that you get to bliss. I don’t suggest you wallow in them, just be real and allow yourself to feel them. Neither do I recommend drowning them with things like alcohol, drugs, smoking and busy-ness, but just start being conscious of them, allow.
As Joseph Campbell says;
‘Pain is inherent,
Suffering is optional.’
There’s SUCH peace underneath those feelings if you simply allow yourself to sit with them, and I can’t speak highly enough of the Attitude of Gratitude….
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
And creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
If you look at my blog Beliefs & The Power of The Subconscious Mind you’ll see that it’s the subconscious that creates our reality. So if our negative emotions are tucked away there, if we’re ignoring them, or we’re afraid to simply FEEL them, we create more situations where we HAVE to feel them. For instance the same relationship patterns with partners, bosses, etc. etc. That’s why those that push our buttons are our best teachers.
As one of my Shamanic teacher used to say; ‘There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself’. When we fear something, we’re giving our power away, we give power to whatever we fear… therefore that’s what we manifest (see below for many celebrities’ view on this.) When we shift the fear, we have all that power we’ve been channelling (subconsciously) into the fear, we take the hand of fear, and walk with it… shifting the power towards what we love, walking the path our soul is calling us to take… in love.
We’re all Masters of the Law of Attraction, because we’re constantly creating.
Are you creating what you love OR what you don’t love? Look at your life now for instant feedback. It’s a reflection of your past thoughts. We’re all manifesting things we DON’T want as well as those we DO want.
When you clear your negative emotions, you have room for the juicy high vibrations to create what you DO love.
The Law of Clarity
When you’re clear of the negative emotions (anger, frustration, grief, sadness etc.) that recreate unwanted situations and patterns in your life, you’re a clear vessel. You vibrate with feelings of joy, love, happiness, peace and THEN you create that magic in your life, attracting what you love.
Use gratitude for where you are now and what you have; this is the bridge to even more magical outcomes. Let me know how you get on with The Law of Clarity and please feel free to share this post.
I love you!
For information on a FREE consultation and how it will put you on the path of your soul, of clarity, and attracting what you love click here.
December 27, 2014 – Watch this 8 min YouTube video Celebrities Talk ‘The Law of Attraction” click here…
With Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Matt Damon & Jim Carrey
They seem to be talking about ‘The Law of Clarity’.. Enjoy creating lovelies, and feel free to share this blog on your social networks and with friends. Aloha x
Remember your power!
In any moment, in any situation, you have the power of choice.
Choose who you spend time with.
Choose how you feel.
Choose your dreams.
Choose your state of being.
Choose what action to take.
Choose how you interpret anything.
Choose whether, or how you react to someone or a situation.
The more you choose to be in love, the more you are being the change you wish to see in the world.
This DOES mean speaking your truth, and being courageous enough to be real with others.
In fact, it’s all about being real; from the motivation of love, rather than fear.
Good luck & I love you!
I’m so very excited because this is…
The first day of the life I choose…
It’s also the first day I’m using the tools from a wonderful course called ‘Blogging from the Heart’ with Susannah Conway. I LOVE writing, but I have a juicy little inner critic who always asks me ‘is this the way it’s meant to be done?’ About my inner gremlin; after spending most of my life not conscious of it, then conscious, then berating it, now I love it, we’re friends and I love its little tricks 🙂 As I’ve become conscious of it, I’ve taken the power out of its negativity. I LOVE blogging because there’s actually no ‘right way’ to do it. We’re all unique, and blogging gives us a chance to shine and share our ways; there is no right or wrong.
I was drawn to this course because I know that when I speak from the heart it’s truthful communication sometimes with joy, sadness, passion and raw vulnerablity. At least now, it’s becoming clear to me that that’s my current focus.
So what would I like to share today?
I’d like to offer a gentle stroke of your forehead. Y’know, we’re experiencing a time on this planet like never before. Everything is shifting and changing. What isn’t of light, beauty and love is coming up to be released.
Please be gentle with yourself dear soul, and remember the journey we’re on is like a spiral.
Old patterns WILL come up, but like the spiral of a fern unfurling its fronds towards the light, the spiral gets less and less until all of the fern is in the light. When you’re in a dark place, know that it’s all part of the process of showing your beauty to the sun and welcome it in. Darkness doesn’t exist in the sunshine, so shine, baby shine!
I love you Divine Wonder Full Being 😉
Love, light & magic,
Gerri (Geraldine) McMahon
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I must share an incredible vision I had this morning as I tuned into my ‘Land of Plenty’.
The Land of Plenty is a place in our consciousness where everything our heart loves has already manifested. It’s a Native American technique which allows you to leave your ego behind and see with the eyes of innocence everything which is true for you to create in your life. These things normally lie hidden behind the mists of our thoughts, beliefs and assumptions. In your Land of Plenty you get clarity on the path your soul is calling you to take and you can choose to consciously create what is true for you, guided by your intuition.
So, I tuned into one of the choices I have around my life purpose; ‘I choose the end result of sharing my Shamanic wisdom and humor every week through my events & writing.’
One of the realizations I had was the perfection of me and my path. I realised that I already AM the butterfly; I have transformed. My ego, however has been making me believe that I’m still the caterpillar! I CAN fly and my DNA has already changed. I already am the new paradigm Goddess of Love (tongue slightly in cheek as I say that).
I’ve been doing quite a lot of work on myself recently, realizing and clearing old patterns and I’d temporarily fallen into the ‘OMG there’s A LOT wrong with me zone.’ Of course, I still have some clearing to do, but I have gained a wiser, higher perspective of my patterns and why I’ve been feeling pain.
I’ve had a beautiful connection with a man who totally tapped into my biggest wound… Our pain is created when we are children, and this originated when I was 6 when my dad died, yet the news was hidden from me (bla de bla, there’s a lot more ‘story’ but it’s unnecessary to share it). Anyway, this has been a great source of pain throughout my life, bringing up trust issues, abandonment, etc. I buried the pain for most of my life and it only started to come out in my closest relationships years later as I slowly peeled away the layers around my heart for healing.
As I’ve alchemized this pain over the years, it’s also been the source of my greatest treasure. I wouldn’t have the life purpose I have and which I ADORE if it wasn’t for it. I wouldn’t have a big juicy, vulnerable, yet strong heart either. Nor my wisdom, humor and knowledge!
When this ‘wound’ was reactivated, I totally went into blame and anger and all the other stuff. With the wisdom of hindsight, I realized that it’s pretty much nothing to do with anyone apart from me; in fact he was doing me a service. I was totally conscious of my ‘wound’ and how it was creating pain with this connection; it goes without saying that those we love WILL push our buttons, they’re the ones we let into our hearts and all our walls and our barriers come down! What I failed to realize for a while was that my reactions and pain was the same old, same old I’ve been feeling for a long time when I let someone into my heart. I realized that I had a choice, to simply feel it intensely and deeply, then to allow myself to step out of it.
These are times of great change and those who ‘push our buttons’ are doing us a great service as they’re showing us what needs healing. These are agreements we had before this lifetime; it’s such a gift that these people are doing their jobs so well (lol), so that we we move more and more into the dream of light, the lighter, higher vibrations we can leave this stuff behind… at last!
Does this give you a chance to reevaluate some difficult connections you might have? Perhaps when you dive deep into it or into the feelings that come up, you’ll recognize them from the past? Are you the common denominator here? Is it time to let go of this pattern?
I believe that when we feel a ‘negative’ emotion for more than a few seconds it has nothing to do with the current situation, it’s simply tapping into a memory from our childhood which needs healing.
I feel very lucky that this pattern came up again. Like a caterpillar slooowly coming out of its cocoon I saw the gift as I learned to disassociate from the story and the feelings, heal and change my perspective.
When this happens again I’ll know to step back and simply observe, the red flag being triggered simply won’t require me to react. Even if I do feel pain, I won’t judge myself for it, but in time, even the pain will disappear, in fact it might have already gone!
I’ve known for a while that whenever I feel pain, or experience conflict, it’s never to do with anyone outside of me… it’s all to do with me. Even with this knowledge, I was still getting triggered, but now I feel like I have the freedom to step out of the negative loop and simply observe. This is a powerful place, a place of freedom and a space of knowing that in any one moment I can choose how I feel, react, and ultimately what I create.
This experience has opened my heart so much. I have a lot of one to one clients at the moment and I’m generally holding an event every week; as soon as I had this breakthrough I was able to serve others and allow them to access their own wisdom in a similar way, often through connecting with their inner child. I feel like this learning will guide others more and more into their vulnerability; their hearts so that we can co-create a juicy new world of love!
I feel like this new wisdom has made me softer, bigger hearted, lighter and I am eternally grateful! I have such a love and a respect for men; especially for my father for being the first one to gift me with the seed for this story and for you, who I trust by sharing my it will feel empowered to look at where you might be blaming others for what’s happening in your life.
Take your power back and see how your internal world is creating your external world. It’s all been perfectly designed for you; so well done, you’re right on course!
You too are the butterfly, and remember the butterfly can never see the beauty of its own wings!
I love you!
I learned something I already knew recently. Do I make sense? Maybe I should say I remembered. Anyway, the gist of it involves us moving more and more into the higher dimensions; my take on it is that we are creating heaven on earth.
Before we do this, we need to clear any ‘density’ or our ‘pain body’ as Eckhart Tolle calls it. If we don’t, we’ll simply create what we don’t want; drama, chaos, illness. I’m seeing this a lot with creators, artists, coaches, facilitators, healers, lightworkers etc. You might have experienced how your thoughts are manifesting quicker recently? You’re manifesting easier – and not all of it is what you want! If you still have ‘stuff’ to clear, that will manifest. I’m absolutely not saying we need to be perfect, but there’s a new level of consciousness that needs to be achieved so that we don’t create what we don’t want.
The Food for the Shift
I’ve recently been working with a wonderful shaman in the highlands of Guatemala (http://ceremonialcacao.blogspot.com/) who changed my life! I learned that ‘clearing’ doesn’t have to be hard work, it can be easy and FUN! I also learned a beautiful way to allow sensitive souls, highly sensitive people or empaths as he calls them how to be clear and NOT take on other people’s stuff. This training is powerful and I’ve already been sharing it with very welcome audiences. As more and more people are moving into the new paradigm we’re going to need to know how to guide them! Many, many healers and lightworkers are needed to be guides and this training is happening now!
The Chocolate Shaman (as he’s known) was guided by ‘The Spirit of Cacao’ nearly a decade ago to find out about the Ancient Mayan’s use of Cacao for ceremony, journeying and inner work.
For many years his research drew a blank until, through a big of synchromagic, he was guided to a tribe with no contact with the outside world. After 3 days of trekking up vast steep mountains and across raging rivers he reached them. On his way in, he noticed cacao growing, so he asked if he could buy some; they told him to come back in a week and he could have some.
When he returned to the tribe, he shared his story with them. He told them that he’d been guided by the Spirit of Cacao to research the Mayans use of Cacao in ceremony. He told them that she said Cacao is ‘The Food for the Shift’. When he shared that, there was a murmur and a hush throughout the whole village and he was approached by an elder…. (I always get shivers at this point in the story). The elder informed him that they’d been waiting for him for 300 years! Wow! There’s a lot more to this story including the levels that they go to with Cacao use, I’ll share another time.
Sooo, after clearing a lot of my ‘stuff’ in Guatemala and attending many ceremonies I’m honored to be running ceremonies myself. I’ve been using Cacao in my coaching and Soul Discovery sessions with absolutely magical results. To be holding Cacao ceremonies is simply awe-inspiring and such a privilege. I’ve been describing it as the sparkly cherry on top of the cake!
I didn’t realize I’d been searching, but in hindsight I was. I flowed my bliss, my intuition, my higher self, my spirit whatever you’d like to call it and it led me to my treasure.
I’m passionate about sharing this wisdom, healing and fun worldwide, so please do connect if this resonates.
I’ll be holding events, teleseminars and working one to one with people in person and online. Sign up if you’d like to be kept posted of events (www.SoulDiscoveryCoaching.com); you’ll also receive a report ‘3 Steps to Living Your Purpose’.
I’ll be holding a FREE teleseminar w/c February 18th , and my intention is to hold these regularly – probably every fortnight. I put the link to The Chocolate Shaman’s website above, if you’d like to order Cacao from him, I highly recommend it as it is sacred, very high quality and processed by indigenous people. If you’d like to take it to another level, why not take a ceremonial dose of Cacao while you listen to the teleseminar? You can follow the instructions for consuming it on his website too, or feel free to email me email@example.com. Please do pay attention to the contraindications though (not recommended for anyone with a heart condition/on anti depressants), also fatal if consumed by dogs, parrots or horses. Many of my clients are actually taking a ceremonial does an hour before our sessions and the results are even more phenomenal than before!
Feel free to touch base if you’d like any more information, I’ve never been so passionate about anything ever!
Share the LOVE baby!
There’s a Hawaiian principle which goes like this…. ‘Now Is The Moment of Power’, or ‘Manawa’ in the Hawaiian language.
You probably know Eckhart Tolle’s book ‘The Power of Now’ which goes into great detail about the power and gift of being in the present.
What does ‘Now is the moment of power’ or ‘The power of now’ actually mean?
Eckhart Tolle’s book combines New Age, Zen and Buddhist teachings, with a share of Christ’s wisdom. He uses these traditions to describe a “belief system based on living in the present moment”. Its core message is that people’s emotional problems are rooted in their identification with their minds. The author writes that an individual should be aware of their “present moment” instead of losing themselves in worry and anxiety about the past or future (from Wikipedia).
It’s also about being present to your divine guidance and inner wisdom. From that place of silence, you are tuned into your own wisdom, intuition, higher self, soul – your guidance system. That is the female principle, and then it’s about taking real action NOW, which is the masculine principle. That is the key from the Hawaiian teachings – any action can ONLY be taken in the present moment, so with clarity on true action, do it now!
Not all of us can, or would want to live in a cave and meditate all day. We’re living in this real, gritty world, with real world demands. We have families, friendships, careers, businesses to honor and sustain and we have bills to pay.
When we walk the Shamanic path, we have a foot in both worlds. Or as some sages put it ‘head in the clouds, feet on the ground.’
We manifest our dreams by combining the male and female energy – from the NOW moment. We have a purpose to fulfill and a new world to create! It’s all very well getting guidance, but if we don’t act on it, what good is it?
That is my passion! Not airy, fairy, ethereal, never to be dreams, but dreams with the foundation that they’re true for your (powerful) heart to create so that you ARE living your true nature and purpose.
So how do we get into the moment?
Well, there’s lots of techniques to help to get the ego or mind out of the way, it depends what you love doing – and that’s crucial! It’s gotta be fun, or at least pleasant anyway.
There’s breathing exercises, meditations, yoga, tai chi, chi kung, journeys; all sorts of things which are specifically designed with that in mind (excuse the pun).
When I started as a Shiatsu & Shamanic Practitioner, over a decade ago, I worked with quite a few high flying execs who would run a mile if I mentioned the word ‘meditation’. I often recommended sports like swimming, because of the non-competitive nature, and the focus on the breath. It was easy for them to switch the mind off and enter the bliss of the moment. They often reported that they had amazing ‘aha’ moments, or breakthroughs on something that had been bothering them – because they’d taken the time to switch the over-thinking mind off. Eckhart Tolle had a great analogy on this – he said, if you have a room that is so choca full of furniture, then you can’t fit any more in. It’s the same with the mind, if you’re incessantly thinking, then you leave no room for inspiration, ‘aha’ moments and answers to questions that have been bothering you.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the emotions of grief and sadness are held in the lungs – so breathing exercises, tai chi & swimming etc. are great ways to naturally and effortlessly release them. We all hold these emotions and when we release them it leads to a happier, healthier heart, and more room for joy!
It also brings us back to the Power of Now!
I feel like the best way to have easy access to bliss is to have a daily practice (like meditation) so you start your day clear and with an inner knowing of what “NOW” is like. That is the “NOW” without the incessant thoughts, worries and inner voice clouding your vision. With this foundation, there is an inner knowing as to the difference in resonance of the voice of your spirit or soul compared to that of the ego/mind. I don’t want to put the ego down, it’s a very necessary part of us, however it has a very limited view of you, your abilities, others and the world because it’s got a limited memory – just from when you were a child til now. It doesn’t have access to all the magic and possibilities outside of that. It can be largely fear-based and act out like a pained, wounded child. It’s main job is survival, safety and when you go for what your heart loves – creating your dream, the ego gets very fearful!
To be able to move outside of this way of being and have an ascended view, allows you to create your own heaven on earth. This is what the new paradigm is all about. The ego can so easily and destructively remove you from NOW so that the greater percentage of your focus is on worries, which means you take actions guided by worries, then creating what you do NOT want.
This brings me back to ‘Now is the moment of power’ or ‘Manawa’. In the language of Ancient Hawaii, they were so attuned to this principle that there wasn’t even a past or future in their language.
I feel like the main reason why I was guided to write this article is to remind myself, more than you that it’s when we act on divine inspiration that we can create the life we love.
That’s what I love. I love seeing others creating their dream of bliss. I’m also witnessing it more and more as I travel the world learning, growing and sharing my brand of intuitive magic. The shifts I’m witnessing are very powerful – with everyone creating their very own ‘Heaven on Earth’… As one of my clients recently said, “one day everyone’s Heaven on Earth will manifest, and we’ll have a World of Heaven on Earth”.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! That’s all I’ve been saying all day today…. the famous 21stst of December 2012.
In beautiful Guatemala celebrating this incredible end of an era time, I’m feeling sooo blissed, I feel so present, so gracious, surrounded by love and light…
One thing I’ve realised that I LOVE about my life now is that everything is flowing. The more I trust, let go, surrender with absolute focus on the qualities of what I would love… the more space I allow for magic.
The key to my magical brand of Shamanic New World Coaching is being comfortable in the unknown and I must admit that it’s not something I’ve found easy in the past. Uncertainty brings up my fear – big time!
We’re all creators; whether we’re creating what we love, or otherwise. Like any creator though, practice makes perfect.
I had a wish nearly two years ago while creating a my 2011 vision board to be so at home in my heart that I would be at home anywhere on the planet.
At the time I had no idea of the gravity of that wish. I set out to go travelling for a year and work with a Hawaiian shaman at the start of my adventure. I hit the Big Island, Hawaii and fell in love with the richness of the culture, the lushness of the land, dancing, snorkeling, dolphins, turtles, my new hobbies of freediving and underwater photography. I fell in love with the Aloha spirit and the respect and love for the Gods and Goddesses; especially Pele the Goddess of passion, dreams and purpose who lives in the live, wild volcano Haleuamama. I developed a heart connection with Pele and I also fell in love with a lot of beautiful people – one who changed me beyond recognition!
So, I can say thank Gods and Goddesses that I am now more at home in my heart than ever before. My life has developed a divine flow. After reaching a state between contentment and bliss which luckily is not now dependent on externals I am happier than ever before and everything which is external of me seems to be slotting into place in a flowing, magical, transcendent way.
If you’re asking, I’d say to trust the journey. Of course we hold our treasure inside of us. If you feel the pull of adventure, you feel like following your passion, your purpose, or you feel like going travelling and exploring the world, follow the call, follow the call whatever it is. Of course our treasure is within and like the hero in Paolo Coelho’s best selling book ‘The Alchemist’ your treasure is within, it’s at home… but home is where the heart is, and the heart is within!
Take the leap, make 2013 the year you do what you love.
If you’d like guidance on what’s true for you to create in your life, if you’d like to visit your ‘Land of Plenty’ where everything your heart loves has already manifested, contact me: souldiscoverycoaching.com
Much love, light and magic to you on your divine, unique path!