Thursday, September 17, 2015

You're Sunset is Someone Else's Sunrise

My favourite part of the beach on a hot summer day is watching the sunset. I'll sit there and stare off into the distance watching the sun get smaller fading off into the horizon. I love the way a clear blue sky turns into a multitude of colours  And then there is the period when the beach becomes still and calm as everyone stops what their doing to watch the beauty of the sunset. Though I've seen many sunsets over the years this particular September evening I had a bit of an aha moment. As I was lost staring into the sunset I realized something for the very first time. Everyone in the world has one sun.  In that moment my experience was a sun set but for someone else on the other side of the world that sun was in fact rising. We may all be looking at the same sun but each of us are having our very own experiences.

As the week went on I couldn't help but think more deeper into my sunset experience. I realize how different a perspective people can have when looking at the same thing. And not just  sunsets but with everything! Each of our perceptions are individual and personal. We can only relate to things from our perspective but from now on I'll always be open to the idea that someone could have a different one.

I was at a funeral this week for a close friends father. Having lost my own father recently I could relate to all the emotions my friend and her family were feeling.  When I left the service  I starred into the bright sun and it reminded me of the sunset I saw just a few days ago. It seemed like the loss of our fathers was an ending  much like the sun set. But for our dads their lives were more like a 'sun rise' and their transition was really a new beginning.

The cyclical nature of the sun is very reassuring to always have faith and trust. No matter what is happening in your life, no matter how good or bad you can always count on another sunrise after every sunset. The sun will always come back. And like in life as one door closes a new one opens.  Lastly there is a general flow in life. Everything including the sun is always in motion. There really are no real endings. Just transitions and transformations. Staying in the flow begins with feeling gratitude, accepting that change is a part of life and being present in the moment because the future is always uncertain. But despite uncertainties to know that everything is always in divine order.

All is and always will be well. 

Angel Blessings To All

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

What Do You Need to Let Go In Order to Grow?

I woke up Sunday morning excited about spending the day at the beach. There were only a few short weeks left of summer in Toronto and when I looked out the window I saw a clear blue sky and a very bright sun. As I opened our front door with all my beach necessities in hand I was greeted with the heat from the sun, thick humidity and all the scents of a hot summer day! When I got to the driveway I saw that the huge maple tree in front of our house had started to shed  a ton of leaves. Our driveway and front lawn had the first dropping of what would be many more leaves to come. Though today was a perfect beach day I knew that  fall was just around the corner.  As I looked to the tops of the tree many of the leaves had started to loose their dark green colour. They were starting to turn red and orange.  I still had today to get my beach groove on but I knew that summer time was near ending. I looked at the fallen leaves. It made me think of how tress are willing to let go and shed their leaves knowing that each spring it would bloom a whole new set. As I drove off to the beach I couldn't help but wonder what lessons our tree was offering me?

Fallen leaves are a lesson from the universe about surrendering and letting go. Trees have immense faith. They let go of their leaves knowing that new ones will blossom in the spring time as the tree goes through expansion and growth. We too are always growing and evolving. For us to grow we sometimes have to let go of what no longer serves us. That includes things we've outgrown, negative belief systems and old patterns. All of this shows up in our lives as a story that we have chosen to tell. It's a story we've created and choose to hold onto. Our old stories keep us from growing. They make us feel stuck. And prevent us from allowing our truest self to be expressed. Our story is just that. A story. To let go of our leaves we need to simply be willing to tell a new story. Our old leaves occupy space in our lives that block new energy that comes with growth. It's often a conditioned limiting belief.

Examples of limiting stories include:
  • I'm not good enough
  • I don't know what I want
  • I'm a victim
  • I'm not strong enough
  • I can't
  • This isn't the right time
  • I'm scared
  • I'm not worthy
  • I'm not loveable
  • I'm a failure
  • I'm not good at anything
  • .......Etc.

The story I've chosen to let go is "I am a victim. I am powerless" Victimization consciousness made me feel weak. It created feelings of separation, isolation and loneliness. Victimization is pure and simply negative and negativity can only attract negativity. To release this I chose to align myself with empowerment consciousness. I declared the divine in me as my true source. I decided to see that same source in everything and everyone. I authentically declared that source to be God and where all my power comes from.  My affirmation and prayer I recite each day as I awaken is:

"In the affinity of Life of where I am all is perfect whole and complete. I am one with the very power that created me and that power has given me the power to create my own circumstances." from the book "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay

This is my new story. It has shifted me from feeling powerless to powerful. A higher vibration then the one I was feeling. I let go of the story. I let go of my leaves. By telling a new story I've chosen to create a new reality that is reflective of my soul's growth. My old story wasn't serving me. It was an illusion. Making the choice to let it go empowered me.

What story are you holding onto that is not serving you? Perhaps letting go and surrendering will blossom your life with a new story, belief system and outlook. Be willing to let go and know with faith that a new story awaits to be told. Are you ready to embrace and tell a new story?

Angel Blessings to ALL