Tuesday, 13 December 2011

You Are Simply Magical!

The attempt to define magic is difficult at best. It is used more as a word to define, than one that can be defined. The same can be said for who you are. We attempt to define ourselves, yet no adequate words exist to describe the complexity and scope of who we are. We can describe what we look like, the type of work we do, our ethnic heritage and gender. Yet, that comes nowhere near the truth of what animates your being.

You are a mystery. You are magic.

Historians, philosophers, scientist and theologians have been searching for the origins and meaning of existence since the beginning of time. Various religions have been born out of an attempt to define the indefinable. We so often engage in the endless pursuit to define who, what and why we are. We measure ourselves against others and their accomplishments. We are deluged each day with media images of what is acceptable or unacceptable. There is an ongoing quest to explain the unexplainable. You are who you are and that is ever changing. You are deliciously indescribable. Each moment you are remade. Every morning when you open your eyes, you begin a new journey. The choices and decisions that you make color and change “who” you are. You are an indefinable, magical being. Have you forgotten this? Have you allowed the world to take away your magic? Each time you have a thought or task and give it life- you are creating! From preparing a meal for your family or painting a picture. Everything you do adds a different dimension to who “you” are. Life is a mystery and by accepting this fact you become one with it and more able to move through it effortlessly.

Think back and remember the last time you were really “in tune” with something you wanted to accomplish. Remember how easy and enjoyable it was to put together all the pieces of the puzzle to create the final outcome? You were not anxious or the least bit concerned about what other people were thinking or doing. (Not that that matters anyway!)  You were one with the energy of your creation. That same dynamic creativity is possible in all aspects of your life. By becoming one with the magical energy of who you really are, you create.

You can also create your own limitations by putting up walls of fear and inadequacy. Embrace your power; consider what you create each and everyday. If you can put together the ingredients to make an apple pie, you can use the same recipe to create anything else you desire. Create a recipe that works for you. Be in harmony with the energy of what you want to bring into your life.  If you have made several attempts with no apparent success- try another way. Add or remove something from the recipe. Be in tune with the Universal force of creative magic.

Where is your energy at this moment? Are you focusing on life affirming activities or caught up with what someone else is doing or not doing? Is your energy directed on how to get someone else to change or do what you want him or her to do? What is the topic of most of your conversations? Think about the last conversation you had. Were you sharing hopes, dreams and ideas or were you complaining about how things are not going the way you want them to? A large percentage of our words, thoughts and energy are given to what is going on around us. By understanding that you are a powerful, magical creative being you regain the power that is wasted on things you cannot control. You cannot control another person’s emotions or actions.

If someone is in your life and they are causing you distress it is because of your choice to remain part of their life. If you are not happy with the situation you are in, it is your choice. You are not your past. You are not what someone did to you or what was taken from you. The events and people in your life have served to shape “who” you are at this moment. The events of today, will further hone who you are tomorrow and so on…

To become a truly empowered being, you have to reach down into the magical place inside of you and utilize your own power. It is not important as to what your spiritual or theological beliefs are. What is important is that you understand the fact that you are a creator. What do you want to create? Peace, harmony and joy or chaos and drama? Are you always feeling angry and frustrated? Being angry or frustrated is only beneficial if it serves to steer you another direction. Conflict can be an incredible catalyst for change if you use the energy to move. Choose to take a different path or look at things from a different perspective. It does not matter how you do it, the important thing is that you get into a place that you want to be.

You are who you are and that is truly “magical”. Do not allow anything or anyone to diminish and cage your personal power. Allowing your inner self to grow and blossom is a process. Magic happens when you leap into mystery and become that which you desire to be. Like attracts like, to manifest magic, you must be magic. Just as you cannot adequately define the mystery of life, do not attempt to define “you”. Embrace the undiscovered parts of who you are. Set out on a course to reveal the mystery that dwells within you. If you must define yourself, you are magic.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Angels and Spirit Guides..They are closer than you think!

Even when you feel as though you are completely alone, there are Divine Companions who are always with you.  Before your incarnation they chose to accompany you through your lifetime- from the moment of your first breath- until your last. Spirit Guides are highly evolved beings that have completed the cycle of birth and death in the physical plane and are now serving as teachers and guides to further elevate their vibrations.  They are as "real" as you are- they are just vibrating at another level and reside in another plane of existence.

They work to guide you by working through your dreams and intuition. That quiet voice you hear is often the voice of your teachers and guides. They may also make themselves known to you through signs and symbols.  For me, when I am at a crossroads in my life or journeying though a personal or emotional challenge- I find feathers everywhere.  I also find coins and hear certain songs.   It is a reminder for me to be still and listen to the guidance of my own personal guides.

Some individuals have one guide and others have multitudes- much of this depends on the path and purpose of your life.  For instance, a teacher/professor may have several guides- one to guide them through the academic nature of their profession and others to assist them with the great emotional requirements of performing such an important task.  A policeman, fireman, or soldier will often have a "team" of warriors guiding and protecting them.  Much of who your guides are is indicative of your own personal journey though this lifetime.

Spirit guides are almost never a loved one who has passed away.  Although our loved ones stay with us in spirit and we can contact them, they do not serve the same role as a "spirit guide".  Some individuals have Archangels and Angels as spirit guides who are always with them.  Yet, the presence of Angels does not always mean they are your spirit guides. Angels can be called in times of distress to assist you for a short time. If you have an Archangel or Angel as a guide, chances are your mission in life is a complex one. Through my experience with being a psychic reader and spiritual advisor- I have found that individuals with a challenging life path often have Angels as spirit guides.

Your spirit guide is always with you, whether you acknowledge their presence or not. You cannot call them to you or send them away- they are part of you and your journey.  However, you can choose to gain the knowledge of who they are and what their role in your life is.  You can interact with your spirit guides in a more proactive way.  If you want to know who your guides are, just ask.  Get in a quiet and meditative space and ask that they reveal themselves to you. Do not get discouraged if you do not figure it out right away. Beings from the spiritual realm often communicate through signs, symbols and dreams.  Once you ask- you must trust your own wisdom.  Pay attention to the pictures that appear in your mind. If you see a man in a suit- stay with that- it could be he is a philosopher or scientist.  You may see a Native American Indian, a Buddhist Monk or you may see nothing at all.  Keep your mind and intuition open.  Pay attention to things that keep coming up after you have asked that they reveal who they are.  If you are having a challenge discovering who they are you can also contact a professional psychic/intuitive to assist you.

Working with your spirit guides can be an incredible tool for your own personal and spiritual growth. Unlike beings who are in the physical- their wisdom and advice is not influenced by the "world".  They dwell in a higher vibrational plane and the mundane particulars of your situation are not relevant.  For example- if you seek guidance from your spirit guide regarding a relationship- they will lead you to focus on what you are learning, what you need to learn, what you are teaching your partner, and what is the true meaning of your relationship.  The fact that they leave the toilet seat up or are terrible at budgeting the household finances will be irrelevant.  The information that you will be provided with- will be actions that YOU can take to gain more understanding.  You can also ask your Spirit Guides to assist you in physical healing.  Before you go to sleep, ask that as you are sleeping- you receive healing.

You are never alone. Never.  Take faith in knowing and understanding that there is so much magic and mystery in this life. Just for a moment let the "world" disappear. Raise your vibration and allow the beautiful gifts of spirit wash over you.  Life is so much more than what we see.  Open your spiritual eyes and hearts and you can discover a world of wisdom, beauty and peace that you never knew existed.  Of course, you can always choose to not believe. It is always your choice. But, why not?  Why not step into another level of existence? Why not believe in magic? You do not have to announce it to the office, but you can embrace the wonders of spirit in your own heart. It will envelope you in a light of love and understanding- and will mysteriously transform you to a more connected and loving being.