“Many believe that their lives will change ONLY after others change or after the situations around them change. But, it’s the other way around. WE must change in order for our lives to change. LIFE is our Mirror. We CANNOT make the reflection in a Mirror smile until we do. The mirror will NOT Change first. Use everyone and every situation as a mirror. If you Don’t LIKE what you See, Don’t blame the mirror. Let’s ALL start taking RESPONSIBILITY for our Own Lives. Let’s ALL start taking RESPONSIBILITY for Who and What we Attract. Claim Your POWER. Change your Reflection. Change your Life.” ♥ Eric Allen author ‘The New Awakening’ and ‘The New Way’ …
Peace & Blessings. Journey to Balance
~Spiritual Awakenings~Don’t Let Others Get the Best of You!~
Some people will do things, just to get a rise out of you, to trip you up and bring you down - because they are threatened by your power or they want to have power over you. Light often attracts attack - but light also deflects it if one chooses to have a strong boundary.
It is quite selfish to disturb someone else’s peace and then blame them for being too sensitive.
Some ego’s might never grow or align with higher self, but that is their problem. Don’t let others get the best of you - let it bounce back onto them by maintaining stability and neutrality, because they desperately need the wake up call.
Don’t feed them or give them the satisfaction of hurting you. To end its ruler-ship don’t allow it in and don’t allow it to make you a victim and don’t become it.
In the face of it, let it empower your Spirit, because in that moment you are reminded of the goodness you are made of. No need to sink into despair or the pain because you have to deal with those who don’t hold Love and Harmony as Sacred…
If you hold it as Sacred, then you will enjoy the benefits and you will assist in reminding others of how beautiful life can be when you have respect for the most important qualities of life.
~Raising Vibrations~Training Your Mind~
Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. When we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We’re left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds?
~Spiritual Awakenings~Letting Go~
There are certain people who aren’t meant to fit into your life no matter how much you want them to. The only ones truly worthy of your love are the ones who stand with you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass. Maybe a happy ending doesn’t include anyone else right now. Maybe it’s just you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is simple letting go.
~Spiritual Awakenings~Overcoming Difficulties~
There is no doubt that we’ve all been through difficult times along our journeys in life. No one person is exempt from feeling pain, grief, struggle, or disappointment. We’ve all been there…and we’ve all survived. So why the struggles? Why the heartaches? Sadness? Despair?……Life lessons. We are all on a very specific path, perfectly laid out for each and every one of us. What one person may consider minor, another may consider major, and what one person may have an easier time overcoming, another may have more difficulties. But each and every day, each experience, whether it be big or small, is to teach us a life lesson, to make us stronger, and more compassionate.
~Spiritual Awakenings~You are Exactly Where You Are Meant to Be~
If ever you wake up in the morning and think to yourself that life is not going the way that you planned and is much harder than you think you can handle, remember that our lives have been created by a power far greater than you and I. A power that can see the entire picture, not just today, and knows what is best for us, whether we think so or not. Know that we are never handed anything that we can’t handle. We must have faith that everything is precisely how it should be, at this given moment, right where we are. If you’re ever in a place where you feel lost and confused, ask the Universe for guidance, and open yourself up to receiving the signs. We’re on a learning journey… Do not fret over the things you should have done and wished were different. You are exactly where you should be.
If you continually speak of your life as if you never feel good, things never turn out right, or nothing positive comes your way, you’ll more than likely end up being right. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it takes courage to be happy.
You can choose to take all of your experiences and channel them into your own reality show based on fear and anxiety, or you can think of all difficulties as opportunities for creating something new.
Spiritual Awakening ~ Past Relationships ~
Don’t let past relationships ruin your future. Don’t let someone or something that didn’t make it in your life continue to hurt you. If you do, you’re still giving a portion of your life to something that no longer exists – it’s like letting your happiness slip into a black hole. Learn the lesson, release the pain, and move on. Scars remind us of where we have been, not where we are headed.
~Spiritual Awakenings ~ Breaking Up ~ Closure~
Most of us have been through a tough break-up at some point in our lives. The feelings of despair, hopelessness, sadness and loneliness we experience are often overwhelming, and often seem endless. Usually though, with the help of friends, family, and our undeniable human spirit - we eventually get over our heartbreak. We slowly pick up the pieces, put ourselves back together, and move on, hopefully stronger and wiser in the end. Sometimes however, we can’t seem to “get over it”. We can’t seem to understand how the other person could have left us. We had so much invested in them emotionally, that we can’t even imagine life without them.
People often think closure is something we get from an external source: “If only I could talk to him/her again so I could understand…” Closure however, is about the feelings of peace and completion within ourselves. It’s not always possible to get the answers from someone else, at least not the answers that will make us feel better about the situation. Relationship closure is an important part of emotional and mental health. Without it, we are unable to fully move on, commit to, and trust, someone new.
Every experience we go through is meant to teach us something, but it’s up to us to figure out what that is. We often create a fantasy world around our relationships, and when the relationship ends, the pain tends to be more about the dissolution of the dream than the actual loss of the person. When things are real, honest, and truthful between two people, there are less surprises involved, and our needs our met. It’s extremely important that we learn to clean up our own backyard before venturing into someone else’s, and being honest with ourselves first is that all-important first step.
Let’s be honest, we all have those things hidden away inside of ourselves that haunt us. We have all been hurt at one time or another, our hearts have been broken, trust violated, apologies that were never made.
Forgiveness is never easy. We as humans tend to collect hurts, and if we aren’t careful we can end up using those hurts as a wall. We convince ourselves that the wall is there to protect us, that it will keep the bad people out. It may, but it also keeps the good people out, and traps us inside of our own sorrows.
Humans are… well… human. Everyone will most likely disappoint us at some point or another in our lives, some more than others. When we refuse to forgive them, we often think we are punishing them, but we are really only punishing ourselves.
Forgiveness isn’t about the other person at all, it isn’t letting them of the hook, it isn’t allowing them to get away with anything. It is simply setting yourself free. This is where it seems we get hung up the most.
We think that forgiving them means they are no longer responsible for their actions. In reality forgiving them just means you are no longer taking responsibility for their actions. You are in effect handing that responsibility back to them and moving on with your life.