The more I move toward a life that best serves me, the more I find that the universe has me crossing paths with people that make these incredibly deep lasting impressions on me, even if our time together was only brief. This happens continually throughout my practice. My meditation groups for example have brought out some of the most profound beings that I have ever met, and may not have if it weren’t for my little gathering spot. What most first-timers may feel as though is going to be a simple hour of quieting minds, turns into a room full of smiles and sharing afterward, vulnerability and relatable life experiences, with absolutely zero judgement. I can feel the almost immediate closeness among us as a group and am drawn directly to certain individuals at times. I may not know why at that moment, but I the answer always ends up coming to me in some form later. Some come consistently and others only once, regardless, the footprint they leave behind is taken in with gratitude.
The ventures toward spiritual awareness that I have consciously been on the past few years has been full of these vibrant beings of light. I hold many of them so dear in my heart, whether they are aware of this or not, but something tells me that they are.
My husband and I were chatting the other evening while we prepared dinner about many of these individuals, and we stood there smiling for them and reminiscing how familial they feel to us; as if they had been in our lives forever, and how free we were and are able to be when we speak and spend time around them. The strong sense of comfort and relaxation that one may have when they let out a sigh of relief. As I spoke more about this feeling, I started to feel that within my body…relief.
I recall this sensation when I first had made contact with the gentleman who is now my husband. A feeling of home. Like I had someone that I could open up to completely and that also made me aware of things, and was not hesitant to share himself, even the difficult parts, with me too.
I understand fully when people refer to others that are not blood relation as “family”. I have that. I have also come to find out that some of my greatest relations have come later in my life, and that’s ok. The length of term of a friendship or relationship does not always determine the magnitude of genuinity.
I have made lifelong kinship with hosts from Airbnb, felt divine presence from a fishing tour guide in Annapolis Basin, Nova Scotia; had been invited to join a private Yuletide Celebration at a Buddhist Temple, by a couple who attend my meditation group; was married by a spiritual psychotherapist and her partner who is a shaman among the serene mountains in Oregon; have found comfort within the company of a fellow local reiki practitioner and his business; was made aware of my intuitive abilities long before I even gave a thought to using them by a Southern Carolina medium who from first reading told me that he thought that he and I were going to be good friends; and to many others that have graced me with their presence, kindness and impact.
They are all family.
It surely has been a while since being on track with my blog posts and I must say, it sure feels good to be sitting here hammering on these keys again within it. To all, I hope the beginning of 2019 has served you well so far, and that you have taken some time to set some intentions for yourselves, I sure have.
Ahhhh, the feeling of a clean slate and new beginnings... a hearty time of resolutions for many, which may seem quite healthy, however with these resolutions come goals that one strives to achieve. It all sounds fantastic and may give yourself a strong sense of being focused, but also with such lofty targets can come feelings of self-disappointment if one does not achieve exactly what they had in mind and by the timeline they have restricted themselves to.
Now let's take those "resolutions" and turn them into "intentions".
What is an intention, you ask?
An intention is generated for your soul’s growth. A good intention nurtures your consciousness and has the power to significantly raise your awareness. When you set an intention, you don’t have to worry about your actions. A righteous intention creates a righteous action. Thus, creating a mental space of calm and being present, rather than possibly stressful and future fixated. I not only use intentions with the beginning of a new phase or year in my life, but also at the start of my day. I set intentions before all of my meditation groups, and prior to seeing my clients for a reiki session...really any time.
If you set an intention preceding going about your day to be, " I intend to be open to success and abundance.", "I intend to bring happiness into other people’s day." or simply "I intend to follow the flow of today." How can you go wrong? There is no room with such conations to fail yourself. It is really like drawing a map of where you just wish to go. As a matter of fact, create that map! You may not be a cartographer, nor do you need to be to draw out what you wish. Grab a notebook in the morning and jot down one or two intentions for your day.
I don't know about you, but my life has been full of expectations of myself and ones from numerous others, we have been conditioned to it. With parents come expectations, school, jobs, and relationships. Imagine alleviating this just for self alone and how much mental weight could be lifted, as well as self-pride.
Shifting the usual dynamic that you are accustomed to will change your everyday reactions and sensitivities in a way that won't even feel like any work at all.
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