You are not alone in this world. Every one you meet had, has or will have some sort of struggle in their life. Some people show their emotions and share their upsets while others keep theirs locked tightly within and share with very few. Whether or not you can see it, feel it or sense it, they are there. So when you think you are the only one going through tough times, think again. You are not alone in this journey of ups and downs, so don’t be so hard on yourself. We are wonderful works in progress, perfectly imperfect, all making our way through this journey called life….Believe~
A Spiritual Awakenings Discussion into The Soul Mate …
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
What you need to do with all relationships, including those that have that instant and deep connection, is let be. You need to allow all of life, including close relationships, flow and evolve. You need to let people be who they are, not what you want them to be. And above all, you must not try to control, push and prod, manipulate and orchestrate relationships.
Have the courage and the heart, the centeredness, to follow your own path, to be who you are and love being who you are, no matter what. Shine out and show us who you are, so that people who are looking for someone exactly like you can find you. Do not allow setbacks or even major betrayals to dampen your shine and your being.
In life’s journey you will encounter much, narrow paths blocked by avalanches, forks in the road shrouded in fog, deep valleys of darkness and bright sunny days in meadows of golden poppies. It is all a part of life. And as you walk your path, other people will join you for a time: a dear friend, a lover, a spouse, children and parents. And then they may go away.
And through it all, the only constant is that you are you, that you have a core of truth within you and a path to walk, and if you allow your core of truth to tell you which fork in the road to take, if you allow that internal compass to tell you which mountain to climb, then you will do well indeed and have a fulfilling, interesting life. If you go chasing after others, trying to make things be other than how they naturally are, then you will find yourself suddenly awakening in a deep forest without knowing where to turn. You will find yourself lost and confused, because you have lost touch with your own personal truth.
And when this happens, you must just sit down in the forest, become very still, and return to yourself. You must reach down and find yourself again before you continue walking, or else you will simply go around in circles, becoming more desperate and alone and lost.
You are everything you need to be, just as you are, right now. You are the center of your own life. You are the beacon that shines and shows the way.
Be glad when others walk beside you, enjoy their company, connect as closely and deeply as you can, but always, always, shine your own light and walk your own path and allow them to do the same.
It is not easy to live life sometimes, and face the world with a smile when you’re crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself and hold on to that strength that’s still there. But if you can hold on long enough to this, you’ll come out a new person - stronger, wiser, and with more understanding from knowing that you made it.
Blessings in Disguise …
Every single experience holds an important lesson. Quit going through them and decide to grow through them.
Resisting and complaining doesn’t change the problem, if you don’t get it right the first time the same challenge will again present itself to you. So do not run away from your apparent obstacles, they may be painful for a while but eventually, you will realize - they are blessings in disguise. Unknown Peace & Blessings, Journey to Balance
Realize that you can’t always count on others to respect your feelings, even if you respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people too. You only have control over yourself – over how you choose to be as an individual. And as for others, you can only accept them, or walk away
In every mistake and struggle there is a message. Some people miss the message because they’re too busy berating themselves for the mistake, or fretting over the problem. To be upset about what you don’t have is always a waste of what you do have. The happiest of people aren’t the luckiest, and they usually don’t have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way. The reason so many people give up is because they tend to look at what’s missing and how far they still have to go, instead of what’s present, and how far they have come. Unknown … Peace & Blessings, Journey to Balance
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” …Unknown … Peace & Blessings, Journey to Balance
Healing From Pain …
Often, we seek validation in the places we were once injured. We feel in order to heal it, someone has to see it and love it, because in the past it was mistreated, abused, neglected or belittled.
Rather than looking for something outside of yourself to heal or feel loved and accepted - go deep within to where the Truth resides and the ever abundant source of Unconditional Love exists, that knows you and sees you. Remember that often we are insulted and harmed in the places where our greatest gifts, strengths and abilities lie.
Rather than hide your truth and self-worth or be confused by it because it was harmed - let it rise up in you even stronger than ever, so that the Truth is set free, rather than silenced because someone was threatened, jealous, or afraid of your power and expression.
The pattern will continue if you hold on to the mistake, and expect flattery or validation to heal it. Those voices come and go, as the voices that insult do as well. It is up to us to own our power, truth, inner-beauty and strength, regardless of outside opinion.
We have nothing to lose anymore - but the need to get rid of the veils, obstacles and afflictions that came from outside of ourselves.
Maybe we attracted it to ourselves to know the human condition and where transformation is needed most, in order to change the game and be senior to the lower forces of cruelty, ignorance and deceit.
Be guided by Spirit, not the voices of humans who haven’t woken up to their own divine nature. If they don’t know it is within them, they can’t see it in you. Don’t let them blind you to who you truly are.
It is never to late to recover our treasures!
Do You Love Yourself?
I have found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to love yourself. When people start to love themselves more each day, it’s amazing how their lives get better. They feel better. They get the jobs they want. They have the money they need. Their relationships either improve, or the negative ones dissolve and new ones begin.
Loving yourself is a wonderful adventure; it’s like learning to fly. Imagine if we all had the power to fly at will? How exciting it would be! Let’s begin to love ourselves now.
Here are 12 Commandments to help you learn how to love yourself:
1. Stop All Criticism.
Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.
2. Forgive Yourself.
Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing and changing, and you will live life differently.
3. Don’t Scare Yourself.
Stop terrorizing yourself with your thoughts. It’s a dreadful way to live. Find a mental image that gives you pleasure, and immediately switch your scary thought to a pleasure thought.
4. Be Gentle and Kind and Patient.
Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself as you learn the new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.
5. Be Kind to Your Mind.
Self-hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don’t hate yourself for having the thoughts. Gently change your thoughts.
6. Praise Yourself.
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.
7. Support Yourself.
Find ways to support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. It is being strong to ask for help when you need it.
8. Be Loving to Your Negatives.
Acknowledge that you created them to fulfill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.
9. Take Care of Your Body.
Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need in order to have optimum energy and vitality? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple you live in.
10. Do Mirror Work.
Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself while looking into the mirror. Talk to your parents while looking into the mirror. Forgive them, too. At least once a day, say, “I love you, I really love you!”
11. Love Yourself… Do It Now.
Don’t wait until you get well, or lose the weight, or get the new job, or find the new relationship. Begin now—and do the best you can.
12. Have Fun.
Remember the things that gave you joy as a child. Incorporate them into your life now. Find a way to have fun with everything you do. Let yourself express the joy of living. Smile. Laugh. Rejoice, and the Universe rejoices with you! …BY: Louise L. Hay
Peace & Blessings, Journey to Balance
Making Assumptions …
Whenever you feel something is not quite right, go deeper to see what it may be. One such Awareness is that of making assumptions about another person without checking in with that person if what you are assuming is correct. All we have to do is ask. Based on our past experiences, we assume that what a person is saying or doing is true; it really has to do with our past experiences. We project illusions, desires and assumptions onto a person and they do the same with us. Be clear about our assumptions and if we are projecting an illusion or a false assumption onto another. Once we realize we are doing this, we can take personal responsibility and release the old assumptions based on history, and then see with New Eyes in Innocence and Love.