Words of wisdom to start the day. If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
by Dalai Lama XIV.
As my friends and family know I am on a road to recovery, which entails me being rather sensitive at times and if something upsets me it might come across as the worst thing in the world, which has led me to write about forgiveness. I recently had someone hurt me (with words) and I felt it a bit difficult to shake the feeling of hurt off of me. Yes I am a spiritual person but I am still just a human with feelings and i’m also a sensitive soul. After tossing and turning I finally managed to let go and feel better about this particular topic. So I am going to share with you how I did it and I hope by sharing this information I will be able to help someone else who finds themselves in a similar situation.
First of all I went to the person who I trust more then anyone in the world (my partner) and she really managed to calm me down and say some nice things to me which almost instantly helped me. Then I had a good nap. About halfway through the night I ended up with a up with a plate of pizza in bed. So maybe comfort food is not the best thing because I’ve woken up with a bit of a sore belly and still a sore heart. As I laid in my bed I felt so sad and I didn’t want to feel this way anymore so I decided to do a bit of a meditation which made me think about the situation. I realised I had to just let go and release this pain. I closed my eyes and I asked for divine help.
Nelson Mandela once said “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies” and we all know he managed to forgive and a lot of terrible things happened to him. So if he can do it then so can we.
Although my situation was not quite as brutal it was still significant as I felt hurt and betrayed, but the truth is that holding onto something will hold you back from being all you are meant to be. Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you have to instantly trust someone again because forgiveness and trust are two very different things. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to condone what someone has done and you don’t even have to keep that person in your life but if you can forgive you will feel a whole lot better.
First you have to forgive yourself. You might be thinking “how could I have been so stupid and naive”. You have to realise that this situation like every other situation is an opportunity to strengthen your soul. Whenever I get over that initial pain I ask myself “what can I learn from this and how can I grow?” Then I find the will to forgive the person who hurt me by asking the Divine for help. The help that I got was to stand in that other persons shoes and to be them and to feel how they feel. I thought about how this could of happened and I think about what they have been through in life. Whether they have a current situation or whether they have had something happen to them in their past that has made them this way. I actually ended up feeling really sorry for this person because hurt people hurt people. This does not mean that I condone the behaviour of people that hurt me, it just gives me the strength to move on. Whether I move on or never see this person again that is not the issue but when you can forgive that will be when you can truly move on and be happy.
How to tell if you are an old soul
Have you ever found yourself asking the question of “Am I an old soul?” or “have I been here before”. Well the fact that you have asked yourself this question could be an indication that you actually are actually an old soul. If you were a young soul or a less experienced soul then you wouldn’t be asking yourself this question. It probably wouldn’t even cross your mind as it is something that you have to have an awareness of. More than likely if you have asked yourself this question then you are an old soul.
- Souls are highly sensitive and intuitive. A lot of them have good psychic awareness and intuition even if they haven’t studied for it and they use it. And the sensitivity and empathic traits just come naturally. They are usually aware if something is wrong with someone and can tell if there is something wrong in the world.
Do you feel like you need to have some alone time. Sometimes you will feel like you need to just need to find yourself and you can feel a bit overwhelmed with things that are going on as you are quite empathetic.
- You want to help people. Souls are very compassionate and hate anger and negativity. The negativity drives you mad and you don’t understand what the point of these negative emotions are. Do you feel like you have no time for negativity or anger such as negativity in the workplace? Old souls will generally see that there is a place for anger such as when bad things are happening in the world and with the environment but generally trivially anger will come across as baffling to them. Instead of showing anger in an unproductive way, old souls would more than likely be protesting.
- Do you ever feel like you can’t really connect with a lot of people? You can’t even connect with some of your family. Sometimes you might be out and you just feel a bit disconnected or out of place and you just want to go home.
- Souls understand that their bodies are just vessels to carry the soul. They know that the body needs to be looked after, but most importantly they know that their souls are the most important. Old souls do look after their bodies and like to be pampered and some like wearing nice outfits, but most importantly they understand that their task is to get information.
- Old souls are aware that we are all one, one with people and nature and they like looking after the environment and you probably wouldn’t see them littering or harming nature. They don’t understand why people hurt the environment with things like fracking, by putting profit above clean water. Old souls are very caring of the earth.
- Old souls tend to be less materialistic. Some people that are old souls may have started off as being materialist at a certain point in their lives, but at some point they probably realised that their is more to life and that there is a much bigger picture. A lot of old souls will say that they are minimalists and they don’t even realise it.
- You would think that old souls would connect better with older people, but they actually connect with random ages, young children, old people and even with animals. Old souls just connect with other old souls.
- Souls love learning new things. They are not necessarily always studying something but they love to gain more knowledge and experience. They get intrigued and are curious and are always open to knowledge and experience.
- You always tend to seek a deeper meaning in life’s course. You seek a connection, a deeper meaning when it comes to not only your existence but also of those who are a part of this journey with you. You believe that thing in your life must have a meaning and happen for a reason.
- People love talking to you about what’s going on in their lives and you are a good listener. While younger souls prefer to speak than to hear, an old and mature soul understands the need to listen more and talk less. You have the ability to give them the right piece of advice, a soothing healing touch that only the wise, experienced, and understanding soul can give. You might even feel like a councillor at times.
- You are more inclined towards the spiritual realm of life. You are more spiritually aware and you also are thirsty for more spiritual knowledge. You own a collection of books that speak of cosmic awareness, of the historical era, of life and it’s various facets. Spirituality is something that you seek in your surrounding.
I spotted this today and I did it and it was fun and spot on with my personality so I thought I would share it. Let me know if anyone else has an accurate description of their personality like I did. I’m not going to tell you what I saw incase it influences your choice. So go on and give it a try, it’s fun I promise. Follow the link below.
All that is love
Love let me tell you has been a real rollercoaster in my life. Like many of you I too have had my heart broken and have found love again. There were times that I felt like my heart had been broken in the past really damaged me at that point of my life. Being let down by friends, lovers, family members and even strangers can really take it’s toll. Fortunately I am the type of person that learns life’s lessons and grows from them. I believe that everything happens for a reason and everything that has happened in my life has gotten me to this point and let me say, it’s actually not a bad point.
True love will only happen when you truly love and are kind to yourself and others. Others include people, animals and even nature. Don’t go around judging people, we are all unique and have a right to live our lives as we please. Whether someone is gay or straight, pink or blue it doesn’t matter, as long as a person is not hurting others, that is all that matters and judging someone else’s sexual preferences is pretty sad and pathetic. Live your life in a respectful, fun and giving manner and you will see the love, the true love come flowing into your life and into your heart. Giving is one of the best things you can do and the satisfaction you will get is such a beautiful feeling. Give to a charity, adopting a rescue animal or a child, thanking the universe or god or the angels or Buddha or whoever you pray to for all the good in your life, gratitude is so important, you can even plant a tree and give back to nature, there is so much you can do, there are no limits of doing loving acts.
I have not always been so spiritual and connected with the universe and love until I almost died in January of this year. The love that I felt from people when I was close to dying was real love. And the love I had from the spirit realm and from my friends and family by my side and even strangers praying for me in the rehabilitation when I was learning to walk again and in hospital, now that is real love, not lust.
Now the love that you feel in a relationship, well a lot of the time it is actually just lust in the beginning. Yes the feeling of lust is so exciting, the butterflies in your tummy, the way your heart flutters, the eye contact, the way they smell, yes I can go on forever as I am a true romantic. As much as you think it is love, and yes it very well may be Love, but let’s face it, it may actually just be lust. If your relationship can survive a couple years down the line when you are not having sex as much as you used when you first fell for each other, then you my friend are in business! If your partner is now your lover and your best friend and yes you argue but you talk things through and sort it out and carry on enjoying each other’s company and would do anything for each other and are truly happy and except one another flaws and all then you have reached a far deeper and meaningful version of love with your partner.
Oh Love comes in many forms, it is everywhere! It is in the air we breathe, every moment we are alive, each grain of sand that has been given to us by the universe, the people and let’s not forget our furry and scaley friends that we adore, in all our energy that is connected. We are all connected and every single thing has energy. God is love and is everywhere! God is in you and in me and in all life. We are spiritual beings and this life that we are living on earth is so short so use your love to make a change and do good.
Now that I have poured my heart out and spread some of my love I hope you will to. And if you don’t agree with what I have said that’s ok and I still love you and everything in this beautiful place that we live in. Namaste
Have you ever paid attention to a white feather laying on the floof? Well maybe you should. A white feather could actually be a gift from an angel. I decided to wright about this particular topic as lately I have been seeing feathers everywhere. I never use to pay attention to them as I wasn’t aware that they could be a bit more special than just being a feather from a pidgeon or a seagull. Angels may be trying to communicate with you. They might be reminding you to take care of yourself or just letting you know that they are nearby.
Angels are everywhere. They are watching over our homes, buildings, our loved ones and ourselves. Each person has at least one or two angels watching over and protecting them, but so many of us are completely unaware and we just tend to go through life unaware of their existence (which is rather sad if you ask me). Angels are usually strong silent types that rarely make their presence known, fortunately I was lucky to come across two feathers over this past weekend which has inspired me to write about feathers.
Angels sometimes communicate with us by sending us small signs. These signs can come in the form of a flash of light or a feeling of joy, happiness, love and warmth. Often angels signal is in the form of a single white feather. However some lucky people such as myself have actually seen an angel with their own eyes. I saw an angel when I had a near death experience in a hospital and when I was in ICU I had a walkabout in the kingdom of heaven. I have kept my experiences to myself for quite some time, but now i’m ready to share my encounters. So be prepared to learn more about the realm of spirit.
Is a loved one near by?
If you have lost someone close to you, a white feather could be a sign that your loved one is with you or close by. You may not be able to see them but you can take comfort in the knowing that they are looking out for you and encouraging you to be happy in your life or take the next step.
TV presenter Gloria Hunniford strongly believes that her late daughter, Caron Keating, sends her white feathers to let her know she’s watching over her. Gloria says: “Racing out of my front door one morning, I was aware that I was running late and felt a wave of panic. As I looked down the drive, there on the ground beside my car lay a single white feather. As I bent to pick it up, I knew instantly it was a reminder from my daughter to drive safely.
“When she was alive, Caron told me that an isolated white feather was an angel’s calling card. And since her death, I am certain that she uses them to send messages to me.”
It’s going to be okay, in the grand scheme things don’t really matter
A white feather may be a reminder to keep faith and stay strong when situations in life make us feel like the walls are caving in. Just take a couple deep breaths in and remember that you are not alone. The angels are watching over you along with your loved ones, who will always be watching over you no matter what. You may not realise it, they are guiding you through life and silently encouraging you to make the most promising decisions.
Although white feathers are the most common type of feathers that are sent by angels, it’s not unheard of for brightly coloured feathers to appear when angels are near. Different coloured feathers have different meaning.
Angel feathers have numerous symbols regarding themselves, usually ranging from color to color. Although all the angel feathers have mutual meaning such as the significance of purity and peace, various colors of feathers define various meanings. Some of the important and most interesting angel feather symbols have been explained below:
Red Feather :
Angel’s feather that is red signifies humungous power, strength, and fertility in everything you plan to do. An angel’s feather that is red in color is conveying that the forces are with you; whatever you want to pursue you must do it with passion and great endurance. The strength of nature stands with you, and you will find yourself stable in all your situations.
Yellow feather :
Yellow angel feathers signal you to be happy, be cheerful and be positive. They tell you to focus on your goals and pursue them with the belief that you are blessed by the Divine power. They also remind you to stay upright and alert and take notice of everything that is going on around you.
Orange Feather :
Whenever you find feathers of angels, be certain that you are being asked to put into action your creative because that might bring you luck and success. Believe in what your mind is telling you, the voice within you may be right.
Pink feather :
Pink angel feathers are a sign of love without bounds that nature has for you. Believe in the power of love that the world holds for you, take inspiration from the angel’s feather and keep yourself cheerful at all times.
Blue feather symbolism:
A Blue are a reminder to maintain your inner calm and relax. Remember to take a break from the worldly rush and give yourself a deep relaxing breath by listening to others rather than talking back. Gather your inner energy.
Purple feather symbolism:
Purple feathers of angels symbolize positive energy for you. They tell you to release the negative energy and the embrace the positivity that awaits you. Try to feel the spirituality that summons you and enhance your spiritual visions and sight.
Grey feather symbolism:
If you have ever faced a jeopardy where you have been questioned yourself and found a grey angel’s feather around you, please know that the feather symbolizes a 50-50 answer. The answer isn’t in yes or no; things are not exactly black and white: they are grey. The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
Green feather symbolism:
The green feathers of angels are a symbol of great happiness coming your way. The happiness could be in the form of money, success or any other form. Look out for signs of fertility and stable opportunities.
Brown feather symbolism:
Brown feathers symbolize the importance of staying in touch with your home. If you are away in a foreign land away, look back to your homeland and reconnect to it. It is a sign of respect for your previous life and your home.
White feather symbolism:
What the white angel’s feathers symbolize is no surprise. They signify the protection and the divine help that they are providing without you asking. They also convey the presence of peace and positivity around that you need to embrace with an open mind. Some myths also once believed that the white feathers of angels were an attempt to communicate the successful journey of the departed souls from this world to the other. It was a source of reliance for those whose loved ones had departed.
Black feather symbolism:
Although the general perception may be that the black angel’s feathers are considered bad luck, this is far from the truth. Black feathers are a reminder of angel’s angelic presence and the protection which they provide you with. They also assure that there is spirituality inside you that you can easily access and along with that there is the magic of immense wisdom too.
If you come across a color of angel’s feather that you do not know the symbolization of, just know that it might the angel’s try to remind you of its presence and to assure you of help and protection in dire situations.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR THIRD EYE
When your third eye is open, you’ll experience clear insight, open-mindedness, intellectual balance and a strong connection to your intuition or inner wisdom.
However, if your third eye is blocked or constricted, you’ll struggle with narrow-mindedness, overthinking, insomnia, suffocating beliefs, lack of purpose, depression, and an inability to connect with your Soul. If you want to feel connected to your inner purpose and Soul’s voice, one of the best ways to do that is by learning how to open your third eye.
Awakening Your Extrasensory Gifts
When most people hear the word “extrasensory” they envision psychics with crystal balls predicting the future. But I’m not referring to this highly stereotypical image when talking about extrasensory gifts.
As many of us know, the body is a vessel for our spirit and is therefore a way in which we can perceive and interpret the physical realm. But it is naive to conclude that the physical realm is all that exists as studies such as quantum physics and countless spiritual traditions have taught through the ages.
Extrasensory gifts are inherent capacities we have for “tuning into” other planes of existence, but most vitally, our own Souls. And we all have different capacities. For example, one person may have the gift of clairaudience (clear hearing) and clairsentience (clear feeling) and another person may only have claircognizance (clear knowing) and someone else may have clairvoyance (clear seeing).
You can potentially open up to the following gifts when you have learnt how to open your Third Eye:
- Clairvoyance (clear seeing)
- Claircognizance (clear knowing)
- Clairaudience (clear hearing)
- Clairempathy (clear feeling)
- Clairtangency (clear knowing through touch)
- Clairsentience (clear knowing through feeling)
- Clairgustance (regarding taste)
- Clairsalience (regarding smell)