Day 19 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE LIGHT OF PURPOSE

25/2/2011

SOUL FOOD:

It’s safe to share my gifts with the world!”

“Reveal the gifts that lie beneath the surface of you heart’s greatest desires by invoking the agent of change of purpose. Look beyond you ryears here on earth, reconnect with the Divine, and bring forth your soul’s legacy into the present moment.

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 19 meditation & exercises – Reconnect with my passion for my purpose

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of excitement & commitment

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations, prayer for the future

Give up fear of my success or failure

My Healing Mantra today:

“IT IS MY PURPOSE TO LEAVE BEHIND A LEGACY OF MY SOUL’S DESIRE.”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Journal about the legacy your soul longs to leave behind in the world. What is the gift or contribution you are here to deliver?
  2. Take the specific action or do the practice that will assist you in your internal world to live in the presence and intention of the fulfillment of your divine purpose.
  3. Make the new choices, take the new actions or do the new behaviors that will support you to begin fulfilling more of your soul’s purpose now.

It’s funny as this is not the first time that I have done this exercise to do with my purpose – what’s funny is that it always ends up being pretty much about the same thing – now if that’s not a clear sign and message as to what my purpose is, then what else am I expecting. lol

I had written my purpose at a seminar that I attended about 3 and a half years ago and over time, it has been adjusted here and there:

MY LIFE PURPOSE IS LOVE, CONNECTION & TRUTH

MY MISSION IS TO HELP OTHERS IN DISCOVERING THEIR DIVINE SPARK & AWESOME POWER TO CREATE LIFE AS THEIR HEART WISHES IT TO BE.

I WISH TO DO THIS IN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND LIGHT – BY BEING OPENED TO OTHERS, IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE CONNECTIONS.

THIS IS TURN, LIGHTS THE PATH TO MY TRUE SELF, THROUGH MY EXPERIENCES AND THROUGH HELPING AND LEARNING FROM OTHERS ..CULMINATING THE ONLY TRUTH – WE ARE ONE!

I get goose bumps reading that again after not having done so for a long time. When I read it, I see that everything that I have done to date, has been aligning me to this purpose. The words, the passion, the vision of this purpose is living through me everyday – the universe is helping me see that everything that I am wishing for is manifesting and that every little action is igniting that ball of passion.

At the same time, the whole meaning of today’s Light of purpose was made more concrete to me today when I was given an opportunity to help someone see that there is a lot more to life than living for other people or your family. I was saying to them, that it’s fantastic to have those people in your life but at the same time, it’s important to find what you feel is your purpose on this earth and to take steps closer to that purpose each day – as giving your life to only friends and family around you – only loses your identity and sense of purpose.  This is when depression settles into your body because clear signs are always put on our path, it’s whether or not we’ve been paying attention that determines where we stand right now.

I totally agree with Debbie Ford that we ALL have a purpose on this earth – I definitely don’t believe that we were just made to come here and roam the earth waiting to die!

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 18 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE LIGHT OF TRANSCENDENCE

SOUL FOOD:

Oneness lifts me up where I belong!”

“You are on a soulful path that asks you to step into the greatest version of yourself. It is a sacred gift to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory, but each day. To step into the enormity of what’s possible for your life and to live in the expansiveness of your future, you will need to step out of the smallness of your individual self and into the vastness of the collective whole by evoking the next agent of change called transcendence.”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 18 meditation & exercises – Connecting with the whole

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of loving and being loved

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations, prayer for the future

Give up wasting time – running away from what I need to do in order to get  where I am suppose to be

My Healing Mantra today:

“I AM OPEN & I SEE ME IN YOU AND YOU IN ME.”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

    1. Make a list of where you can see your individual “I” in your life.
      • In what areas or situations in your life are you most attached to your individual self?
      • Where or how in your life do you feel yourself separate from the whole, overwhelmed or trying to do it all alone?
      • What are the situtations or circumstances where you get wrapped up in the arrogance of the ego?
    2. Put in place the structure or practice or take the action that will support your internal world in transcending the “I” of your individual humanity and more fully integrating with the collective whole.
    3. Make the new choices or take the new actions that will support your transcendence of the individual self and your integration into the collective.

The most powerful thing I heard today – even though I have heard it before, but obviously needed to hear it again:

In the I is ILLNESS   – In WE is WELLNESS

When we forget that we are all a conduit of the Divine .. that we are ALL here to serve a higher purpose and allow ourselves to be lost in the I – that’s when nothing works out the way that we wish it to be – no matter how hard we TRY!

The illness presents itself when we put our destiny in the hands of our ego and allow it to take over our lives. Allowing and justifying that we are on the right path by judging and condemning others for not being what we expect them to be.

The wellness presents itself when we remember humility and use it, when we remember God’s will and use it, when we remember compassion, kindness, love etc… beyond the ego. When we come from our heart, our ego cannot have a part in it, saying things like – Right now, I am being better than you could ever be.

It’s a massive challenge when you can see things that others  can’t see. Where you can see that if a step is taken to the side of a situation willingly by another, that they too, might just see and be clear. The answer is all that we can do is pray for them to see the light and/or the answers they seek in the way that they need – not by us feeling like we have the answer to everything – being attached to our arrogant ego selves who believes that he/she knows best.

The only way is to pray to the Divine and allowing your ego to let it go, giving it over to a higher power, and continue transcending into the whole collective by giving compassion, love, an ear without judgement and kindness.

Ponder on this and listen to your heart for the answer of its meaning to you:

I am that, I am

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 17 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE LIGHT OF DEVOTION

SOUL FOOD:

“Devotion is the doorway into my soul!”

“With devotion at the center of your awareness, you don’t have to refer to your past in order to make a choice of how to respond or react in any given situation. Instead, you can choose from your present commitment, your only commitment, which is to be the highest, most vibrant expression of divine light that is possible for you.”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 17 meditation & exercises – Commitment & Devotion to myself

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of being on purpose and excitement

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations, prayer for the future

Give up feeling like I need to compete with others in order to be better

My Healing Mantra today:

“I DESERVE TO DEVOTE TIME TO SOOTHE MY SOUL & MANIFEST MY INTENTION.”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of where or how you are devoted to things that no longer serve you. What takes you away from your commitment to the desires of your soul?
  2. Take the action or put in place the practice that will support you in releasing the non-serving thoughts, beliefs, fears, feelings or internal dialogues in your internal world that you’ve been devoted to.
  3. Take the action or put in place the practice or structure in the external world that will allow you to be more present and devoted to the expression of your soul.

This is the line that really got me today – “Let go of control of your external world – be only responsible for your own devotion!” WOW…after going through such a somewhat amazing and revealing last 17 days – this one line just opens so many more doors of understanding for me.

Looking at the things that I have been devoting to which have been taking me away from the commitment to my soul’s desire, I can see that I am still looking to my past to choose how to respond to situations rather than from my present highest, most vibrant expression of commitment. It’s a constant re-programming I guess you could say – nothing that can be left on autopilot. It’s a lot more challenging to change from what you’ve been used to for so many many years to what you feel your soul is gently raising you up to. It’s so easy to fall in a slump and go back to the way things were but who does that really serve? No one. Especially not me!

When I think about all that would become available by stepping into my highest light and sharing this with the world, everyday, it’s amazing ….but as Debbie says and as we all know…it’s a constant conscious devotion to come from that place and not allow the ego to take over as it may have done in the past. I mean who doesn’t want, abundance, joy, freedom, love, endless possibilities and more to be a constant in their life?

My vibrational escrow is so full of all the deposits that I have been putting in there for so many years – I think it’s about time that I jump in and allow it take me for the ride that I have been preparing myself for, for so long. I have shown myself that I can do this by the commitment and devotion that I have given me in the last 17 days in this cleanse, this is the energy that I will carry with me for the rest of the journey to fulfilling my soul’s desire – who better to be example to me than myself?

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 16 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE LIGHT OF GOD’S WILL

SOUL FOOD:

“May I do thy will always!”

“Ease on down the road of God’s will, staying awake, aware – take direction and follow the signs to your highest destination.

Activating this agent of change, no longer will you be confused as to what path you should take, no longer will to stay stuck – as you be privy to the path and willing to ask God to show you the next right actions, trusting that it is greater than that of your ego’s path.”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 16 meditation & exercises – Listen to my heart

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of joy

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations, prayer for the future – BE OPEN!

Give up all resignation thoughts

My Healing Mantra today:

“I ALLOW GOD, MY ANGELS & GUIDES TO LEAD ME ON THE PATH OF MY SOUL’S HIGHEST PURPOSE & DESIRE.”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

    1. Make a list of the situations and areas in your life where you are you still listening to the fearful or limiting voice of your ego and following the will of your small self.
    2. Spend a few minutes writing about what the voice of your ego sounds like so you can distinguish it and choose not to listen to it.
    3. Make a list off how or where in your life you are currently following the voice of your soul and acting according to God’s will.
    4. Take the action or put in place the practice that will support you in becoming more finely attuned to the voice of your soul.
    5. Take the action or put in place the practice or structure in the external world that will allow you to become more present and available for the voice of your soul.

After seeing things so much clearer this morning, after a much challenging day like yesterday, this day was welcomed with open arms. It helped me to get so many things in perspective and now I feel like I have so many reflections come up that I would like to share.

Whilst listening to the shares on the podcast for today, the people on the calls asked questions that I have been asking myself throughout this cleanse. One of them was this confusion that I had with how to answer the questions for each day which one entailed the inner world and the other, the outer world. I was a little confused but now I feel I understand more. Funny thing was that the leader running the call, Jeff – said that there were no wrong or right way to go about it and whatever way we ended up answering would have been what was right at the time….sure, I can understand that but being a person who is so much into detail and liking to know if I am on the right track, it was a relief to hear somebody else was just as confused as I was. But in the end, it all made sense and as I said, I was pretty much on the right track anyway :)

The other call that was interesting was this lady who was talking about how she found that her mind tends to switch off when she hears the word God or Lord or any religious reference and how she needed to make a conscious effort to look over those words and relate them to what she believes in. I could totally relate to that.  Sometimes, as I write these blogs and share quotes or affirmation / soul food from the book which makes references to God, it makes me wonder if there are a lot of people who are like me and would decide to not keep reading, thinking that maybe I am promoting some kind of religion on this blog. Although I did explain it in one of the earlier days, I just want to ensure that it is understood that I am not promoting any religion – this is all coming from my own perception of what God is to me. My personal relationship with God – I use God because it’s just easier and most common term used for a higher power/ Divine power – some just refer to the higher power as Universal Energy or Love or Buddha. Reminding you all that I have my beliefs, and you will have yours, so just remember to insert your beliefs in what I share to relate it back to yourselves and your relationship with the Higher power.

As I have shared before, I was brought up as a Catholic and this is no way discriminating against the religion – but I was brought up to believe that God is an angry God when I was to do something “wrong” – but today I heard this on the call, which I needed to hear and have always believed and I thought this should be shared here:

“We are not victims of God; God does not tell us what to do; God gives us choices allowing us to always put our free will into play”

The other thing to always remember when there is confusion as to whether your ego is speaking or your heart is speaking – God only speaks to your heart. Hearing or saying, “What goes around, comes around!” or “Karma” about situations or people that you may think deserve it – is without a doubt your ego speaking and not your heart :)

The external action I adopted today – so that I am present – was to stop as often as possible throughout the day and ask myself, “In the last 5 mins, was I acting/thinking/reacting in ego or from my heart?” Having that question running in the back of my mind most of the day, helped me to be a lot calmer than I have been in the last week.

Today, Christchurch NZ was hit by the earthquake which brought about much destruction and many fatalities. It was sad and scary to watch. Mostly, it was sad to see all the people who were crying and screaming and clearly distressed – especially being an Empath and feeling all their pain & suffering – literally brought me to tears whilst watching it.

As I was watching it, I wondered why this would happen to them twice in 5 months(even though the first one was not as damaging)? It seems like Mother Nature is being cruel and it would be what most people would still think . It is terrible to watch and feel like you can’t do anything and feel perhaps almost guilty that we are all well..The message for me is loud and clear and it’s what gets me through watching all the pain…There is order in chaos! It’s all happening for a reason and there will be so many amazing things happen from the rise of this chaos, just like from the floods and the cyclones in Qld. It’s difficult to see right now because it’s all so fresh and the pain is still so new…but I can see, that there will be amazing stories from this that will take people to their highest purpose and contribute massive changes to not only their environment, their country but also the world. Just look at the Twin Towers bombing – on an individual basis, many people made massive changes in their life, because after such a terrible ordeal, they found their gift amidst the chaos. The gift that was always there, waiting for them to answer the call and start paying some attention – finally they were able to see their higher purpose and true calling and share their gift with the world.

Now, this is a question I have been asking myself today…and would like to finish with it for you to ponder – Do we take the opportunity now to recognise our gifts whilst our lives are in some kind of order or Do we wait and allow chaos to raise our gifts to the surface for us to share them with the world?

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 15 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE LIGHT OF REALIZATION

(First day of the Future)

21/2/2011

SOUL FOOD:

“I AM AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD & I LOVE IT!”

“Make each moment as perfect as I can with the realisation that I am an instrument & expression of the Divine herself!” ~Emmet Fox

“Become a master at shifting my own consciousness by turning on the light of realisation, choosing the new state of consciousness I want to visit & explore. Commit to visiting these new sites daily & soak up all the good they have to offer.”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 15 meditation & exercises – raise my level of consciousness to more belief in myself

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of self belief & love

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations, prayer for the future

Give up noise in my mind

My Healing Mantra today:

“I BELIEVE IN MYSELF & MY AMAZING ABILITIES.”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of the levels of consciousness you indulge in that most keep you mired in disempowering or self-defeating thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Then write out the activities, feelings and behaviors that go along with these levels of consciousness.
  2. Identify the level of consciousness you currently reside in that most supports the evolution of your soul and the fulfillment of your desires. Then write out the activities, the feelings and behaviors of this level of consciousness.
  3. Identify the level of consciousness you need to cultivate to live a divinely inspired life and to serve as an instrument of God in the world. What level of consciousness do you need to access and nurture to support you in living your soul’s desire?
  4. Take the action or put in place the practice for your internal world to develop your ability to access new levels of consciousness.
  5. Take the action or put in place the practice or structure in your external world to support you in more readily and easily having access to new levels of consciousness.

Yet another one of those days where I found myself at a loss for words. Not really quite sure how to express today’s light of Realisation in this blog… But today, being Tuesday 22/2 – I re-read the chapter in the book and suddenly it was all clear. Basically the reason why I couldn’t see anything yesterday was because I was too busy visiting disappointment.com, resignation.com, why bother.com – this is where I have demonstrated to myself that when I am stuck in the negative, there is no way – no matter how hard I tried(TRY being the operative word here) – there was no way that I would see what this day was teaching me. The only way, was for me to experience it for at least the day, and then look at it with new eyes the next day – that’s when it was a lot clearer.

I was on the right track to begin with but at the same time, I had so many other things on  my mind that there was no chance for me to see as clearly as I do this morning. This is all tying in so well with facing my  truth. Facing things that I never felt I needed to before – basically not listening to myself as I talk about others or to others – that clearly the messages have been for me. I know that I am being vague but I think that this is enough for me to write as a realisation here as although I am sharing with you on this blog – there are a lot of things that I am still processing and not yet ready to reveal in the brightest light as yet – I am sure the time will come when I will have more insight that’ll allow me to do so.

The biggest realisation that I can share though is this – that no matter how much I learn or rediscover, no matter how much I think I know – I STILL DON’T KNOW! I have a different level of understanding which allows me to think that I know – but like the layers of an onion, there is still so much more to uncover. Although every step is a step closer, it brings about a bigger and more expansive level of understanding for me to adjust to. It’s all amazing and scary at the same time! So this is where I am at today – let’s see what the next 6 days of this cleanse can reveal again for me!!! :p

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 14 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF TRUTH

(Last day of the Present)

19/2/2011

SOUL FOOD:

“THE TRUTH WILL SET ME FREE!”

“Truth from your heart; truth from your highest source – be willing to be deeply honest with yourself about the shape of your life is in each day. Be honest about the good, the bad, and the ugly, about what works & what doesn’t, so that you can live in accordance with your highest self.

This agent of change – requires FULL commitment, requires that you tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Consciousness is an infinite pool that is vast & ever changing, one that asks you to commit to living within a daily practice of truth, allowing the radiant light of your soul to shine onto your daily existence. Truth insists that you take a fiercely honest daily inventory of your life. Truth is the presence of the greatest expression of your soul!”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 14 meditation & exercises – Speak my truth by listening to my heart and not my ego

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of Freedom & Peace

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations

Give up patterns of past behaviours

My Healing Mantra today:

”MY TRUTH BRINGS MORE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Spend time today journaling about the truth in your life right now:
    • Make a list of where or how in your life are you not telling the truth to yourself. Where are you not living the truth? Where you are still living inside a lie?
    • Write out any truth you need to tell yourself about the areas or situations that areworking in your life, including your abilities, talents and strengths.
    • Tell yourself the truth about your dreams and desires.
  2. Take the action or put in place the practice that will support your internal world in addressing a truth you’ve been unwilling to admit to yourself up until now. What can you do that would make it safe in your internal world to live in the truth?
  3. Take the action or put in place the practice in your external world that will support you in staying connected to the truth.

It’s taken me a couple of days to get through this last power of my presence. Whilst doing the process, I wasn’t quite sure what I was meant to write…so I wrote what perhaps was superficial. Then a few things happened throughout the day which forced me to look at many of the lies that I tell myself everyday. I was at a stage last night where I really didn’t know what I could possibly write in this blog – so I wrote in journal, expressing my deepest thoughts and feelings.

It did help to write it down, although what I was thinking was my truth was in fact my ego’s truth. I saw that I can actually learn so much about myself, from myself. Is that strange? Perhaps. I was feeling so lost as to where these feelings & emotions & thoughts were coming from that I basically started having a conversation with my higher self. It was a strange feeling…even whilst I was doing it. I was always told that anyone could do automatic writing but I had never experienced it – but last night, I did! It was not the most legible writing but I was able to make sense of most of it before as I read over it.

Basically the truth I was wishing to get at were questions about my relationship with others and with myself. Why I run away? Why I judge? I won’t say that I have all the answers yet – definitely not – but I have a place to start. And feel that this is connected to what Abraham(Esther & Jerry Hicks) teach in the Power of Emotions – please allow me to share some excerpts here:

“No matter how intensely intertwined you find yourself with another person, your relationship is affected many times more by the thoughts that are moving around in your own mind than by the other person who is moving around in your house or in your life experience. That is why it is so interesting to us to see people working so hard at controlling one another while working very little on controlling their own thoughts and perceptions – especially since they have no real control over another and they do have complete control of their own thoughts and perceptions.

People often believe that they would feel so much better if their mate would just change in this way or that way, but that truly is a backward approach to things. When you say, “I’ll feel better if you will make this change in your behavior or personality”, what you are actually saying is, “My happiness is dependent upon your willingness and ability to modify your behavior; therefore I am powerless.” The reason why so many people are so hard on those they live or interact with is because everyone inherently wants to be happy, but they also believe that their happiness is dependent upon things over which they have no control.

In the beginning of most new relationships, things go along rather well, since both of you are predominantly looking for positive aspects of the other. And, in the beginning, both of you are unnaturally forcing yourself to work harder at pleasing the other. But when you behave from the vantage point of trying to please another rather than from the point of personal alignment, you set yourself up for a great moment of trouble, for it is not possible to hold someone else’s desires as the center of your attention, because as a creator, you simply are not wired that way.

By trying to please others, you encourage the distorted idea that someone else is responsible for their happiness, which, in the long run, disempowers them and makes them unhappy. We could accurately say that the harder you try to make others happy, the more unhappy they become because they are dependent on behavior outside of themselves over which they have no control rather than being in alignment within themselves, over which they have complete control.

So, by holding your mate as your object of attention – telling yourself how much you love her and how important it is to you that she is happy – and then by trying to control her happiness through your actions, it is no wonder that you feel smothered, because this impossible task requires an enormous amount of your time and attention.

Also, in most cases, the more you try to control circumstances in order to enhance the experience of others, the more dependent they become on your behavior, and in time, the more demanding they become. You are innately such independent Beings that the more dependent you become, the unhappier you become. Interesting, is it not, that your intentions were to make another happy, but instead, you have encouraged less happiness?

Your only chance of influencing another to happiness is for you to truly be happy. And the only way for you to truly be happy is to achieve the state of vibrational alignment between you and You.”

And I will end with another excerpt from the CD/Book because I resonated so much with it today and brought me to a much wider understanding – an understanding outside of my understanding, if that makes any sense. It takes you being centred to connect with the words of Abraham – So ensure that you are open and centred to what you’re reading and watch it expand and possibly BLOW your mind! Blows mine EVERYTIME I listen to them :)

Nothing That You Want Is Upstream

Everything that you see around you (land, sky, rivers, buildings, and even people and animals) was thought-vibration before it became the physical things you now observe. While most do not realize it, you are standing on the Leading Edge of thought. Further, you are so good at translating vibration through your senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch that for the most part you are unaware of the translation process at all. It is just life, and you are living it.

But if you can grasp the concept that everything that you see around you in manifested form was thought-vibration first, and then thought-form, and finally the manifestation as you see it now, the bigger picture of creation will begin to come into view for you.

And then not only will you have a clearer picture of how things that you call “real life experience” come to be, but you will also feel the Current from which all things come and upon which all things flow.What we mean when we say “Nothing that you want is upstream” is that your desires—because you have already thought about them and asked for them—are already in the process of being created.”

In the same way that a round object will roll downhill of its own accord without needing an engine or added impetus from outside influences, your desires are, in a sense, easily and naturally rolling toward their own conclusions as well. Once your life has caused the creation of a desire, your work is done, and natural forces and laws will take over.

The best way we have come to explain to you this pattern of natural evolution is in our analogy of the Current of the river: Your every request, large or small, adds to the Current of this river; and literally everything that you have ever asked for is downstream, where you can easily find it, experience it, possess it, or live it.

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 13 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF THE PRESENT

Yesterday is past, Tomorrow is yet to come, The present is a gift

SOUL FOOD:

“THIS PRECIOUS MOMENT IS ALL THAT THERE IS!”

“What does being present really mean?

Being here. Completely here. Right THIS moment. The NOW is here, and that’s all there is.

While your past can inform you and your future can inspire you, the moment of choice exists in the here & now. By relinquishing your obsession with the past and your fantasies about the future, you can tap into the power of the present, and feel the force of love that resides inside of you.

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 13 meditation & exercises – Listen to my heart

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of love, nothing but love

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate, affirmations

Give up thoughts that life is too hard & that I am not good enough

My Healing Mantra today:

”ALL IS WELL. I AM A PERFECT CHILD OF GOD !”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of the thoughts, beliefs, memories, feelings or repetitive internal dialogues that most prevent you from being present in each moment.
  2. Make a list of the habits, patterns, programmed responses and routines that keep you out of the present moment. How do you distract yourself from the present moment?
  3. Take the action or put in place the practice you got in your meditation that will shift the thoughts, beliefs, fears, feelings or dialogues of your internal world.
  4. Take action in the outer world to give yourself the gift of greater present moment awareness.

I know that in the past week, I have shared exactly what my answers were to each question with you on this post. That was really to start the ball rolling, because what I really was working myself up to was sharing from my heart for whatever is relevant on that day.

Today, as strange as this may sound, I think I felt the present for the first time! I mean, I really allowed myself to be in the now and when I did – I felt this surge of incredible love going through me, felt it all around me and I felt like I was love, like I was home. It was sooo overwhelming that I just cried. It wasn’t tears of sorrow or joy – basically it just was – with no label or judgement of where it was coming from – I felt it and I allowed it to flow. Even saying that it was a beautiful experience doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling, sometimes words are just not enough.

It’s not always easy to be in the present. With everything that goes on in life, it’s really challenging. There aren’t always moments like now where I have some time to myself to reflect and take care of my soul. There aren’t always moments where I can quieten my mind without the chaos of life. I wish to put out an intention today though, to practice 5 mins, every hour, being in the moment, being present, as I did this morning before my morning meditation. That what I get in that moment will be what it is – with no label or words of description – just letting my whole being flow into the present moment.

How would you benefit from doing this today – even just for today, so that you and I both know what it’s like to be present as often as possible?

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 12 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF RISK

SOUL FOOD:

“CHANGE IS THE MAGICAL ELIXIR OF MY SOUL!”

“Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious & playful, changing with the tides of time. Allow it to have full expression or it will curl up in a fetal position until you are ready to acknowledge its gifts and values it brings.

Risk ensures that things will not be the same tomorrow as they are today. All real change requires risk! You must take risks every day of your life. Get up each morning and ask yourself, “What can I do that is different today?”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 10 meditation & exercises – Acceptance with humility for myself and those around me

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of love, nothing but love

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal, meditate

Give up comparisons & distractions

My Healing Mantra today:

” ACCEPTANCE GIVES ME MORE ROOM TO LOVE!”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of the tired old habits or comfortable routines that you can see keep you from moving powerfully forward in your life. Where do you feel stuck in the stale, robotic patterns of the past?
  2. Take a risk, specifically in the form of an action or practice, to create something new in your internal world.
  3. Take risks in your external world this week to step into the unknown and to break out of the most stale and stagnant situations in your life right now.

Today was a much easier day. Although the decisions that I have made to get out of my comfort zone are quite challenging. Basically, the action steps are all toward changes that I wish to make in my life/career as well as family.  I heard something on one of the podcast shares today that made me think after the process though. Jeff mentioned that the biggest risk could be staying as I am and not doing anything more. I thought about this and straight away realised that this is not so in my case. I have stayed where I am for way too long. It’s definitely time for change and more risks need to be taken so that I can step into my vibrational escrow. For without risk, all I am doing is dancing around it!

What does risk mean for me? Well, anything that means stepping into my fear and pushing through it, even though I am scared as hell. I figured this much – when I am working for someone else, I take the risk even though I am scared that I may do things wrong, or question if I will ever know the job enough, etc, etc…. If I am prepared to put myself through all this working for someone else – why would I not take the risk for myself and give myself the rewards reaped in the end?

Everyday, I commit to doing something different and work my way up to bigger things as the consciousness cleanse draws to a close in another 9-10 days or so. I am not quite sure what those little things will be yet but I am allowing myself to be guided as to what they will be :)

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 11 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

16/2/2011

Joyful woman

SOUL FOOD:

“TODAY I ACCEPT ALL THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE!”

“Accept all that you are, all that you’ve been and all that you will be in the future.

Accept that while you are always free to make choices based on your ego’s will, you  – the GRAND you, the soul-inspired you – have chosen to live for divine will.

The foundation is rooted in faith rather than fear, in hope rather than resignation and joy rather than anger or regret

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 10 meditation & exercises – Acceptance of where  I am NOW & how far I’ve come

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of self love & nurture

To make it a reality in my world – today’s holy work, journal & yoga

Give up belief that the ego controls me – ask for help when it happens

My Healing Mantra today:

” I ACCEPT MYSELF WITH LOVE!”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of the situations and experiences from your past that you are still declining to accept. What do you wish had been different than it is?
  2. Make a list of anything in your present reality that you are unwilling to accept or judging as wrong.
  3. Identify what you would need to know or remember to shift your internal world and accept what you’ve been resisting.
  4. Take the external action from the meditation that would support you in moving closer to acceptance.

It seems like one day can be so easy and the next day, what I think will be so easy, ends up being my most challenging day! Today was one of those. I had to put into practice the power of acceptance by just allowing my blocks to be.  I had no idea how to answer these questions. I still have to deal with the expectation that I place on myself sometimes, that there is some kind of right answer, instead of allowing what’s coming to be the answer – I still find myself denying it or justifying it.

What another massive learning!

I think I needed that break from expressing today’s entries because it gave me a chance to actually observe my egoic mind…to actually listen and step out of the emotion that the ego often leads me. It’s an everyday practice and not something that can change overnight but as long as the intention is there, I have the power to change so much more than I am prepared to give myself credit for.

By stepping out and watching – being my own observer – I can bring acceptance to every experience – acknowledge myself with care – recognise my ego’s hurt – understand where it all came from – sending my ego love, affection, light, nurture, compassion & tenderness.

It’s all sounding so amazing in theory, and I understand what I need to do although it’s not always as easy in practice. Again, it’s all about intention – accepting & nurturing our life force – being present to the Divine plan – remembering that we are no alone, that we always have help but we must ask for it! When I asked for it today and just allowed it all to flow through, I ended up journaling 3 pages of answers – finally I can see me in that picture I have placed on this blog – opening up my arms and letting it all in, shouting out:

“I AM READY FOR THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE!”

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 10 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF HUMILITY

“Be humble enough to not know!”

SOUL FOOD:

“GOD CAN DO FOR ME WHAT I CANNOT DO FOR MYSELF!”

“Invoking humility, brings you in touch with this holy state & its divine resonance. Here you have a deep connection to God that will allow you to know your tue worth & understand why you are here. This is a state that’s worth working toward EVERYDAY!

Humility changes you at your core and helps you to transcend the habitual responses of your lower self and know what a vital role your soul plays in the uplifting of the world.”

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 10 meditation & exercises – Be more aware in my Divinity

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of self love & satisfaction

To make it a reality in my world – Read this prayer as often as I can today:

God, I offer myself to thee, to build with me & to do with me as thou wilt.

Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do thy will.

Take away all my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of thy power, thy love, and thy way of life.

May I do thy will always.

Give up belief that the ego controls me

My Healing Mantra today:

” I AM FULL OF COMPASSION & KINDNESS!”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of where or how in your life you are displaying the arrogance of your ego’s will. Where or how are you feeling puffed up, standing in judgment of others, or trying to impose your will on situations?
  2. Identify the fearful thoughts or non-serving beliefs that are causing you to be stubborn or to believe that you know what’s best for yourself and everyone involved.
  3. Take the action or put in place the practice in your internal world that will support you in shifting out of the arrogance of the ego and into God’s hands.
  4. Put the structure in place or take the action in the external world that will allow humility to develop and grow in your life.

What an amazing day this is proving to be already. I started to listen to the podcast for this on my walk yesterday and was able to do the process or guided meditation properly today.  So much hit me whammy in the face! What stands out the most to me are these two things that Debbie mentions:

HUMILITY IS LIBERATION – Stepping out of the ego structure

THERE IS NO HUMILITY IN OUR JUDGEMENT OR RESISTANCE.

THERE IS NO HUMILITY IN OUR RESENTMENTS, GRUDGES & GRIEVANCES

How many words do I hear and read everyday – but these words really tore at my heart strings. Really allowing me to see how much I justify what really is judgement of others. That I cannot one minute allow judgement words or images of someone and the next minute believe that I am coming from my heart by saying that they will get theirs when karma comes to get them! Truly this is a contradiction. This is not humility. This is the ego.

Compassion & kindness can only come when we are able to be humble enough to admit that we don’t know. ie. I don’t know what it’s like to go through cancer, but I understand what it’s like to have a family member who experienced it. I don’t know what it’s like to have abusive parents or spouses but I understand where the abuse began. I don’t know what it’s like to be without a mother or father from birth, but I have grown to understand the pain & loneliness that comes with the loss of parents.

Can we all do this? Of course we can! We simply need to make a decision to choose to set aside arrogance, stubbornness, fearful thoughts and nurture humility – which will in turn, transform how we see the world! How powerful it is to be able to come from this place – Stepping into that energy just brings so much freedom!

Whilst doing the guided meditation with Debbie, I jotted down a few notes that I wished to share today – things I have been wishing to share for a while, but wasn’t coming naturally and today I feel like I can express myself in a higher light.

Two questions that I asked myself, and perhaps, you as the reader, are curious to know:

  1. What GOD means to me?
  2. Why do I feel a need to share so much of myself with the world?

Firstly, I came up with a couple of acronyms that may give a clearer picture of my relationship with the name of GOD:

G ate

O f

D ivinity

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G uidance

O f the

D ivine

Debbie’s course is devised so that you can incorporate your own interpretation of God or relationship with God. Whether it be by religion or by just simply believing in a higher power(one that has no gender/is simply energy) – some may just refer to this as the Universal Energy or some may just refer to this as LOVE. There are no right or wrong as long as you have a belief that there is a higher power than your human self – this automatically taps into connection with your higher power/intuition.

I was brought up as a Catholic but no longer practice this religion or any religion. My opinion of religions stem mostly in ego of being forced into it when I was younger. Although I don’t practice the religion – I still see it as a good foundation for the beginning of one’s spiritual path. Hence why I have baptised my children and have them going to a Catholic school where they can learn all that I cannot teach them. With the basic of great values in check, my kids still have us as parents to guide them and support them in whatever path they decide to take on their spiritual journey. Nothing is being forced upon them, only given as a foundation which they later have the choice to do what they will with.

My true spiritual journey began 12-13 years ago, when I discovered Reiki. Where I began to ask questions and began to open my mind to more than what religion has allowed me. So my relationship with GOD or my Divinity is the belief in a higher power of LOVE that I know I can turn to along with the support of my Angels & Guides. I think I will stop here, because I can so go on and on here – but I think that I have given a clear enough picture.

Secondly, for the question of why I share here…well, as I was meditating the answer came quite clearly – that this is my external action of humility! To share from my heart and to share and show that, like everyone, I too, am growing on the path of compassion & kindness, of healing & loving, of forgiveness, of love … having to consciously make that choice to be in the moment, to set aside that ego for the heart, to tap into my true gifts. To show others, who may still be caught up in the old ways of thinking – that there is no separation – that we are all one – there is no hiding – there are no secrets – that by sharing with one another, we can collectively change the world!

Something that Debbie said on the day for Power of Liberation – truly resonated with me – you ponder on this and see where you are not meeting your responsibility to the world:

“The ONLY responsibility I have, is to deliver MY gift! To be present to what’s amazing about me and sharing that with the world. It is not only me that pays the price of not fulfilling this responsibility – the world also pays the price!!”

Thank you soooo much  for reading! I pray that sharing my gift in this blog, reaches as many people and helps as many of you come to your own higher realisations as possible –  by just reading my experiences and feeling the energy that my higher self emanates from them everyday :)

Love & Light

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Day 9 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF RESPONSIBILITY

14/2/2011

SOUL FOOD:

“I am a responsible adult who thrives in the world!”

“There is no one who can do this better than me. I was born to manifest the glory of God within me.  I take my soul by the hand, bow to its every need, and humbly take the steps to lead me to the promised land.”

Invoking responsibility for your life, your happiness, and for your soul’s expression – you are infused with the power of the most high,infused with a mission powerful enough to change the way you think, the way you act, and the way you move in the world. Responsibility calls on you to be single-focused, to know that he only business that is yours is discerning what is God’s business – the deliverance of the soul’s highest expression.”~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention: Complete Day 9 meditation & exercises – Patience & Self Love

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of excitement & self-satisfaction

To make it a reality in my world – getting the most from the holy work, blogging & meditation

Give up behaviour of anger/impatience toward myself and others around me

Today’s Healing Mantra:

” TIME IS MY FRIEND!”

With the podcast process, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of where or how you are not being fully responsible for yourself and your desires. Where have you looked to someone or something else to take care of you, to meet your needs or to give you what you should be giving yourself?
  2. Take the action or put in place the practice for your internal world that will help you step into a place of emotional maturity and that will shift your levels of responsibility.
  3. Identify a gift, talent, ability or contribution that you possess and take action in the external world to take full responsibility for this gift.
  4. Take any other actions that will support you in becoming fully responsible for all that you are.
  5. Spend at least 5 minutes journaling about what will be possible for your life when you are 100% responsible for yourself, your circumstances, your unique talents and your gifts.

At first, I was unsure of where to go with this day – but when I stopped and listened to my heart, it all came flowing :)

I won’t list all that I have on my list here, but I will share the main one where I feel that I am not being fully responsible for myself & my desires – by shifting the blame on to others/circumstances/things when things don’t turn out the way that I planned in my mind.

The main internal thing that has come up for me to step into emotional maturity is that I need to learn to trust more. Trust not only my family(being my husband & kids) but mainly, trust in myself.

The gift/ability that I have identified are: Singing & Healing

For other actions, I have listed all that I need to undertake in order to be closer to my soul’s desire, ie. Committing to 5-6 days of working out a week; Adopt healthy Lo Gi lifestyle in my life; Complete course; Massage practice,etc…

When I am 100% responsible for myself, my circumstances, unique talents & gift – I feel free. I feel alive. I feel full and on purpose. I feel like I am one with higher divinity. I feel in touch with life and all that it really has to offer me. Not only do I get to do what I always desired, but I also gain so much more beyond any kind of measure. I get to spend more time learning & pouring my energies in what I love and what is my soul’s purpose. I feel naturally motivated, free, full of passion & love for what I do. I love helping others! By helping others, I help me. It’s a win/win!

Thank you for reading and I hope that you too, gets something, anything from following my journey.

Love & Light

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Day 8 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE POWER OF LIBERATION

(First day of the of the journey into the Present)

12/2/2011

SOUL FOOD:

“I am liberated from my past… a FANTASTIC future awaits!”

In the first step of the future, joyously be like a child who is making the transition from boy to man or from girl to woman as you offer up your past to a power greater than yourself. Summon the courage to kick off the small shoes of the past that you’ve stuffed your tender and aching feet into for too many miles, too many years. ~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention:

Complete Day 8 meditation & exercises – Listen to my heart

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of freedom to be myself & happiness

To make it a reality in my world – This day’s holy work, blog, journal & meditation  – no matter what time of the day

Give up behaviour of allowing my ego to transcend into the past instead of enjoying and taking in the present moment.

Today’s Healing Mantra:

” I LISTEN TO MY HEART AS I TRUST IT TO LEAD ME IN THE MOST DIVINE PATH.”

With the usual reading & podcast processes, words of wisdom & share, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Identify what you need to be liberated from. What is it from your past that’s still weighing you down or holding you back? Make a list of what you need to let go of or shift to step fully in to the present.
  2. Do a ritual or ceremony to shift your internal world and set this day as a demarcation point in your passage from the confines of the past to the limitless possibilities of the present.
  3. Take the actions in the outer world that will support you in being powerfully complete with the past.

It’s been a challenge committing to the process/course this weekend as I had my son’s birthday party and other things going on  – so quite literally, I had to fit this in wherever I could. So at the moment, I am a couple of lessons behind as I didn’t get to start Day 9 yesterday as Day 8 took me a lot longer than I anticipated.

But, boy, Am I glad that I ensured that I took the time to complete it. This is how I went about my Cleansing ceremony – which helped me to energetically let go of my physical & emotional past.

  • Firstly, I gathered the symbols which I feel are reminders of past limitations – for me they were a box of my old journals from about 8 years ago, as well as some readings & work that I had done with a healer around the time that my youngest Aidan was born..I found them the other day and re-read them and they brought feelings that I feel I have moved from and it was time to physically demonstrate this….as well as old letters of forgiveness and new ones that I wrote throughout this process
  • Wrote a letter saying good-bye to all the people, emotions, addictions, habits that I am ready to leave behind
  • Created a special environment for my sacred ceremony in my study with a candle & incense, making sure I was alone with the door closed for at least an hour
  • Using the box, one by one, I tore all the journal pages, letters and readings as a ceremony of offering to the universe -using my breath to help me digest & release the pain of the past & connect to the divine resource which always guides me -repeating these words for each of them out loud: “I willingly give all of this pain, all of this trauma, all of this stress back to the universe to dissolve & transform. I am  willing now to stop being a victim. I now take back all the power I once gave.
  • After tearing them all up, I used a deep bowl of hot water, gathered up all the pieces  and soaked them in the water, representing the cleansing & purification of the hurt, resentment & anger attached to the words written.
  • After draining out the water, got a plastic bag, sprinkled it with some salt and as I put in the soaked pieces of paper, repeated this affirmation: “The contents of this bag is now washed off of me, I am breaking the cords of  the past and surrendering it to God. I bless it all and ask that I retain the soul gifts that these hurts, heartaches, failures, & losses that they were meant to give me…The past now belongs in God’s hands.”
  • Now in the book, it suggested to take the bag out preferrably to a public dumpster – completely out of my physical space in which I live. So I went for a drive, with my box on the passenger seat, listening & singing to freeing songs of India Arie. I felt a lot of anxiety as I was doing this – well, on this little adventure I discovered that all public dumpsters have padlocks on them!!! lol Fair enough, I understand why they do it. So after 20 mins of driving around – I ended up back home with my Past box, so I repeated the ritual by putting it all in my own bins out in the garage….I figured, that as long as I intend it to be gone, this will still work. This morning, the bins were picked up and this may sound strange -but as the truck was picking it up, dumping it in and driving away with it, I felt such a sense of relief, of a weight being taken off my shoulders, out of my body, my mind. My soul feels lighter than I can ever remember. What a truly liberating feeling!!!
  • The last step was to ensure that I took a shower, purposely intending it to be a cleansing of the past journey and a welcoming of the present. Thanking God as the water cleanses my body & my mind. Also thanking myself, for the past I have lived & for the courage it takes to enter into and embrace the present moment.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you too, gets something, anything from following my journey.

Love & Light

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Drenching in Holiness…

Today is a day off — a time to reflect on all that I have done in the last 7 days, and a day to bask in my divinity. To support myself in being drenched in holiness today, I have listened & read this beautiful prayer. Allowing the words, the music and the space in between to completely support, hold and lift me up.

Making the commitment to journal today – I have much to get out of my mind & my heart to pour onto paper :)

Drenched In Holiness

Dear God, Spirit, Divine Mother,
On this day I ask You to grant this request ~
May I know who I am and what I am, every moment of every day
May I be a catalyst for light and love
and bring inspiration to those whose eyes I meet
May I have the strength to stand tall in the face of conflict,
and the courage to speak my voice, even when I’m scared
May I have the humility to follow my heart,
and the passion to live my Soul’s desires
May I seek to know the highest truth
and dismiss the gravitational pull of my lower self
May I embrace and love the totality of myself ~
my darkness as well as my light
May I be brave enough to hear my heart ~
to let it soften so that I may gracefully choose faith over fear
Today is my day to surrender anything that stands between
the sacredness of my humanity and my divinity
May I be drenched in my Holiness
and engulfed by Your love
May all else melt away
And so it is 

- Debbie Ford

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Day 7 of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse:

THE GIFT OF SELF-ACKNOWLEDGMENT

(Last day of the journey in the past)

SOUL FOOD:

 “My worth is celebrated by all.”

By embracing self-acknowledgement – you will take the next step in clearing out & opening up your consciousness to receive the peace, joy & fulfilment you are seeking. It boosts your emotional & spiritual immunity, giving you the perspective you need to release the past and rise above resignation & hopelessness. By affirming your own gifts & strengths, you build your confidence & increase your ability to build a brighter future.

~Debbie Ford

Today’s intention:

Complete Day 7 meditation & exercises – Continue with my commitment to this course & self love

The primary feeling that I wish to get out of fulfilling my intention is a feeling of self love & compassion

To make it a reality in my world – This day’s holy work, blog, journal, forgiveness meditation, share the love, be more affectionate

Give up thoughts of anger, belief that all are against me & abusive behaviour

Today’s Healing Mantra:

” I LOVINGLY ACCEPT MY DECISIONS, KNOWING I AM FREE TO CHANGE. I AM SAFE.”

With the usual reading & podcast meditation, these were the tasks I had to complete:

  1. Make a list of everything that you want to be acknowledged for. If you get stuck, ask your friends and family to tell you what they love most about you and if the things they share light you up, add them to your list.

  2. Read each item on your list — aloud if possible. Keep repeating to yourself “I acknowledge myself for…”

  3. Make the internal shift you got from the meditation that will support you to give and receive all of the self-acknowledgment and self-love that you need.

  4. Take the action in the external world that you identified in the meditation that will support you in expressing self-appreciation and gratitude for who you are.

During the process that Debbie went through, she asked for us to think of 15 things that I acknowledge myself for and these are:

  • Having a daily intention
  • Willingness to give up the past
  • Staying committed to this course and my exercise and eating plan for one month today :)
  • Showing up
  • Doing the holy work of this course
  • Exercising everyday(a day off now & then of course, listening to my body)
  • Being gentle with myself
  • Meditation
  • Sharing my journey with the world via this blog
  • Developing my knowledge by reading everyday
  • Giving up time wasters like facebook
  • Turning Tumblr from a time waster to a useful tool
  • Making shifts
  • Acknowledging my realisations
  • Facing my deepest fears

Later in the podcast, there was another process done by one of Debbie’s leaders, which was to self acknowledge on the deepest level. I loved this process – it was quite amazing how much I don’t acknowledge myself for – which probably explains always falling down and never getting up when things get tough in the past.

It was actually quite heart wrenching acknowledging myself for so many things that I feel I deserve acknowledgement for and feeling like that was enough right then to feel fulfilled. But it was a massive challenge…think that the tears were really about me pushing myself to self -acknowledge…a process that I thought would be so quick & easy ended up leaving me a little stuck.

I began the day with great intentions and really feeling like I was fully acknowledging myself…but somewhere along the course of the day, I found myself slipping back into my old thoughts/behaviours & beliefs…I could say that I blame the humidity but really it was like I had brought up some deep seeded anger that I just can’t seem to shake off at the moment. What does this tell me? Really that I have a lot more forgiveness work to do.

These two quotes that I heard on the podcasts today leaves much food for thought:

“Forgiveness is not a destination but a journey!”

“Forgiveness is not mental, it comes from your heart <3”

Tomorrow I have a day off from the process – marking the end of Part 1 The past – where I am to meditate more into self-acknowledgement. I will only post here if I have something to share.


Thank you for reading and I hope that you too, gets something, anything from following my journey.

Love & Light

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http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Consciousness-Cleanse-Day-7-The-Gift-of-Self-Acknowledgment_1

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