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It’s been a pretty intense few weeks (if not 2 years!) for many of us. Seems like we’re all being asked to take a very good look at our ‘relationships’…who we are in them, what we expect from them and why. Many of us, when looking at relationships, consider the ones we are in with another person. However, the most important relationship we will ever have in our entire existence is the one we have with ourselves. It is THAT relationship that gets projected out onto the rest of our relationships…whether that is with another person (platonic or romantic), a situation, or something else (nature, animals, and the world in general).

So, as we begin to take a look at what our current relationships look like to us, we can remember that what ever it is we are seeing (or experiencing) is a mirror of what is going on within.

Not liking the relationship you are in right now? Ask yourself why. Stay away from blaming the other person, or making their actions the reason for your discomfort. Look at you…and just you. Why are you uncomfortable? What is their behavior triggering inside of you? Is it making you feel unappreciated…unloved…unworthy…etc.? Nobody has the ability to make you feel anything. If it is being triggered inside of you, it is because you already have that belief about yourself to begin with. The other person’s behavior is simply reminding you of that belief. They didn’t put it there, you did. Hence…this is the relationship you have with yourself. Yes, when you are liking your relationship, you are still looking at a reflection of Self, you are seeing the Love that you are projecting out.

When you change the relationship you have with Self, when you see yourself for the perfection and wholeness, limitless and boundless Self that you are, then THAT is what gets projected out onto the rest of your ‘relationships’.

Every relationship we have…whether it be with a human, animal, nature, situation, etc…gives us the opportunity to see and know ourselves. Again, working on the knowledge that every relationship is a projection of the one with have with ourselves, so naturally we are looking at ourselves.

The term ‘relationship’ itself implies the existence of parts. But, there is only One. We are One…so, everything that we are in relationship with. IS essentially Self.

How you view that ‘relationship’ is key. Are you viewing through the ego ‘eye’…or through Consciousness?

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Healing…what an interesting phenomenon. How do we describe this act that everyone is wanting at some point in their lives. We want to heal physical wounds as well as emotional wounds. The common denominator regarding both is that we usually go to someone outside of ourselves to assist us in the act of healing. Hell, most times we depend solely on another person to do all of our healing for us. Whether that person is a medical doctor, a naturopath, an energy ‘healer’, etc. Doesn’t matter what they call themselves, healing is the key word.

What we don’t realize though is that emotional wounds and physcial wounds are directly connected. Our emotional state is a direct reflection of our physical state. Yup…direct reflection. So, if we focus on ‘healing’ only the symptom or the wound, we are seriously missing the boat. And chances are…actually, it’s 100% assured…it will reoccur. Maybe not in the same place, or with the same symptom, but it will most definintely return. Then what? We go back to the ‘doctor’. No wonder they make so much money! LOL

Healing is a state of mind. Yup…a state of mind. An idea that we were given as children and we are still holding on to desperately. When actually, another person can not ‘heal’ your pain or wound (be it physical or emotional). Another person may be a catalyst for your focus shifting…but they don’t heal your wound. And, that is what healing is all about. Not ‘healing’ the wound, but shifting your focus from one of ‘less-than’ (because that is after all what creates the wound) to one of Love. Love doesn’t ‘heal’ the wound, it just removes it totally…because there can be no wound (or pain) in the space of Love…only perfection.

Not to say that ‘doctors’ aren’t needed…we all need a little help remembering who we are once in a while. But to rely on them solely for ‘healing’ will only keep you in the space of ‘pain’. Energy workers/healers are fabulous because while under their immediate care you literally are shifting your focus from one of ‘less-than’ to one of something else. They can help move you into a space of Truth. Only you can walk through the door, but they can guide you to it. Only you can experience the Truth. Then you must learn to do it on your own. And, when you do…you too will realize that there is nothing that needs healing…that you have been and still are and always will be…simply perfect.

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This weekend I had the opportunity to sit next to a woman during lunch. We were both attending a function in town and this was our lunch break. Of course the conversation turned ‘spiritual’. She was mentioning that she was in a stressful place and trying to decide whether or not to “…hand it over to Holy Spirit” (yes, she is studying A Course In Miracles). Call it what you will, Holy Spirit, God, Universe, etc…they are all the same and she calls It Holy Spirit.

Anyway…I had to laugh…simply because ‘Holy Spirit’ already has it, always has, and always will. Our choice to hand it over hasn’t a damn thing to do with whether or not ‘Holy Spirit’ takes it. The ONLY thing we are holding onto, with our dear life for that matter, is an idea. An idea of how we want our world, a specific situation, a relationship, etc, to look like. And 100% of the time, if we are struggling with that situation (which is why we would hand it over to Holy Spirit) that would clearly indicate that it is not serving us…yet we fight so hard to make it work. Meanwhile, ‘Holy Spirit’ is gently reminding us that there is another way…if only we would let go of the idea that is causing us stress! LOL

Seriously, I had to laugh. Who do we think we’re kidding anyway? Why are we so determined to make our lives (relationships included) look and feel a specific way? (and, it’s a way that nobody is having any luck with to boot.) Because, ‘that way’ is an idea that has been handed down to us through the ages. Nobody, OK, very few people, have questioned, and even fewer have decided not to follow. Talk to those who have decided not to follow the old idea and I guarantee you will find some very happy (Truly happy) people.

Take relationships for example. We (as children) are conditioned with an idea of what relationships are supposed to look like…whether it’s a friendship, romantic relationship, work relationship, etc…and we believe in the promise of what that relationship will bring us so much that we totally give up everything that we are in order to make the relationship work. And I do mean ‘work’, the way we were conditioned to think it works. Here we are, holding on desperately to a relationship with someone else that is obviously not working, while totally letting go of the most important relationship we will ever have…the one with ourselves.

What’s sad is that the relationship goes sour and we then blame ourselves. We continue to self-sacrifice, blame and belittle ourselves (and others) because no matter what we do we just can’t make it ‘work’. Well of course it won’t work! What kills me is that we are so ‘hooked’ on what the promise of that relationship brings us that we totally deny our own Self. And then we wonder why we’re sick and relationships don’t work?

You’ve heard me say it before…at least I think you have…THE MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP YOU WILL EVER HAVE IS THE ONE YOU HAVE WITH YOURSELF. Yup! Here we are, holding on desperately to a relationship with someone else that is obviously not working, while totally letting go of the most important relationship we will ever have…the one with ourselves. And, here we are totally ignoring our relationship with Self simply because we think that another person, outside of ourselves, is the one that will make life perfect for us. Well, I’m here to tell you that the one that makes life perfect for you…IS YOU. Nobody else can do that for you…EVER. Now, I’m not saying that we’re meant to be loners all of our lives, simply that we’re meant to come together for a very different reason…and one that does not look even remotely close to what we think it does.

We get so mad when our partners and friends don’t see us for who we are. Hell, when all we do is wear masks all day, trying to be what we think the other person will like, how could they possibly know us for who we are? Really. We’re too afraid that we won’t be liked, won’t be accepted, won’t be Loved…so we try to be something to ensure that we will.

We get so made when our partners don’t behave the way we want them to behave. Well of course they’re not, and it’s not fair to force them too. And besides, why should they? The only reason why we want them to is so that we can feel better about our own ideas and judgments about ourselves. Not fair at all. Because even when the other person does respond to our NEEDY request we often find something else about them that needs to be changed. How about we simply change ourselves to realize that everything we will ever need lives inside of us. We do not need another person to do or be anything else. And when we stop making them be something we want them to be, allowing them to Be what they want to be, maybe then we’ll see them for who they really are…as well as see ourselves for who we really are.

Love. It goes a long way…all the way actually. It enables us to share with others who we Truly are while others share what they Truly are, free of judgments.

Love. It bridges gaps and brings people together in ways we could have never dreamed.

Love. It’s all we need because everything lives within it. Love, Universe, God, Holy Spirit…is everything…and we are not part of it, WE ARE IT.

Love holds NO requirements. None! If you need someone to Be a certain way before you ‘love’ them or ‘be friends’ with them…than you’re not in a loving space at all. At that point, you are using them to fill your own false ideas so that you can feel better about yourself.

Love. There’s the smile. There’s the warmth. There’s the joy. There’s the bliss.

Love.

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I am inspired to write this because of a friend of mine, a dear friend. As she moves through her own journey she is creating some pretty potent stumbling blocks. My heart, although filled with Love for her, sometimes slips into a space of sadness. I want so much to reach out and help her, to ease her ‘pain’ and help her ‘heal’. I use quotations for those specific words because I know that her pain is self assumed, and her healing is also self assumed. There is no need for me to believe in that with her.

While I was ‘wanting’ to help her I was becoming frustrated because I knew I could not. I was reminded that even though I can not understand what she was going through, and why she was choosing to go through it, didn’t mean that it was perfect on a deeper level. That reminder struck such a deep cord within me. I had to let go of the idea, the wanting, to make her journey ‘right’. Who’s right was I wanting to impart anyway? My right…or her right? And who’s to say that my idea of what right is was the ‘right’ right for her?

I was forced (thankfully) to move into the space of Trust…trusting that she is absolutely perfect and she already has everything she needs in her state of perfection.

I was also reminded that as long as I could see my own perfection I would clearly see not only her perfection, but everyone’s and everything’s perfection. If I am seeing only the perfection in me, then how could I ever see anything less than that in anyone else? And that theory swings the other way as well…if I am seeing only the ‘less-than’ part of myself, then I will see only the ‘less-than’ part of everyone and everything else.

Choices…what do you choose to see in yourself? Becuase what you see in yourself is exactly what you see in everyone else. And, that is exactly what experience you will have. Take a peak within yourself and see just what your perfection looks like. I promise, you will not be disappointed.

Oh yeah, I’m here to remind you that excuses = fear. All of those excuses that you come up with for not doing things, are simply you thinking that ‘you can’t’ do something. All of those excuses that you come up with for not meditating are simply you believing that you can’t do it. And what happens if you can do it? What then? Holy crap that means you are responsible for your own life…and then right there I felt you move back into the belief of “I can’t do it by myslef” and “Life is too hard to do it by myslef”. Oh funny little humans we are.

Enjoy life!
In Love,
Trish

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How’s everyone doing with the eclipses? Better yet, how are you doing…period? Are you feeling like you’re being squeezed…or are you riding the wave joyously to the next cycle? It’s been a trip, that’s for sure. So many belief systems are being blown out of the water! YAHOO!

It might not always be an easy journey, but that’s because we are resisting. For soooo long we have been conditioned to a very specific set of beliefs and ideas about ourselves and the world in general. We’ve been choosing these old beliefs for sooo long that we don’t even realize we’re doing it.

I’m having soooo much fun discovering where those old beliefs are…and what they are…and then blowing them up. Sometimes it’s even frustrating for me though…but then I remember that as long as I stop resisting then everything…and I do mean everything…runs smoothly and fabulously!

Currently I’ve set out to shift the conditioned belief of lack. Oh, I know that this multiverse if absolutely unlimited. It replenishes itself constantly. I’ve been noticing that when I move into that space, or belief, of replenishment that the dog food bin never runs out. I have to laugh. It reminds me that for soooo long (do you like my ‘soooo’) I’ve always believed that it was supposed to deplete as I used it, and then we just go buy more. Says who? That’s something I was taught to believe by someone who also had that belief. Well, I don’t want to belief in lack anymore.

And since that belief is standing in front of me I’m noticing that it’s not just about a depleting dog food bin…it’s about how often I choose from that old belief…when I’m using shampoo, mustard, cat food, toilet paper, gasoline, money, etc. It’s about the very mundane things that we use in our every day life that we continue to impart the belief of depletion upon them! See, we don’t even realize we’re doing it!

Oh this is just fascinating. What would happen in the world if we all choose to believe in and experience the replenishing aspect of who we really Are? Then money would seriously hold absolutely NO power what so ever. That really makes me giggle inside. How freely we could enjoy our experience here on this planet, simply enjoy it! What a novel concept! LOL

Who taught us that we are here (on this planet) to ‘learn’ something? Seriously! Some human had the thought that we must be here learning something and other humans decided to believe that! Oh we are so gullible when we seek answers outside of ourselves. We are not here to ‘learn’ anything. We already ‘know’ everything. We’re here simply to experience all that we already Are in this physical realm. Period, end of story.

We trap ourselves in such chaos and frustration by choosing to partake in a different belief…when we choose to listen to someone else’s idea of what the heck this world is all about and how we’re supposed to live in it. Garbage I tell ya…just garbage.

Move into the “I Can” believe…leave the ‘how’ to your Soul…it’s more equipped to handle it than your mind is. Simply stay in the “I Can” space and watch the doors fly open. They might not look like what you expect, but then again, what you expect was given to you by someone else…not your Soul. Go with the unexpected…believe in yourself. You have no idea what you are capable of until you take that journey inward and see for yourself. What you find there is simply amazing, simply beautiful, simply everything.

Take the ride and let me know what you find…for we each find something different. How exciting is that!?

In Love,
Trish

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Have you ever stopped to notice that choices directly affect experience? So, naturally, that means that experience is a direct reflection of choice. Are you listening? Do you get it? Your experience…at work, at play, in relationships, in family, in LIFE is a direct reflection of the choices you make.

I hear the skeptics. I hear people respond by saying “I did NOT choose this experience, it sucks! I wanted happiness, abundance, love, etc. What I’m experience is definitely not what I wanted!”

Oh how funny we are. We never stop to look at the real choice we are making. We think we are making a choice when are mind says “Yes, I want that.” But what’s really happening is that our thoughts are simply that, our thoughts…the belief that lives underneath the thought, in the pit of our stomachs and in our hearts, is the actual choice we are making.

So, even if we say “Yes, I want that” and all the while we are believing “I’m not really good enough” or “I can’t do that” or even “There’s no way that’s going to happen” we will experience the belief, not the thought. I don’t care how many times you repeat that thought over and over…but yet you are repeating (and actually choosing) the belief over and over…guess what…your experience will directly reflect the choice of the belief.

Take a look at the experiences in your life… what you consider the good ones as well as what you consider to be the bad ones. Now look at the belief that was actually underlying those experiences. You go to work, a job that you hate, and wonder why the day literally sucks. You’ve already made the choice…that work sucks. Hence, you will experience exactly that. You go to a party, one you’re looking forward to, and you have a great time. You’ve already made the choice…that the party will be fun. Hence, you experience exactly that. You enter into a relationship, you think they will provide the stability you need and you wonder why that person only seems to get more unstable by the day and nothing in your life is stable. You’ve already made the choice that you yourself need someone else to provide it for you because you just can’t do it by yourself. Hence, you experience exactly that…instability. You apply for a job, you wonder if you are really capable of doing the job, you get the job but at a very low salary. You’ve already made the choice that you really aren’t enough to do the job and aren’t worth that much money. Hence you experience exactly that. So yes, the mediocre experience that you are having…YOU are actually choosing it. And in the same breath, the amazing experience you are having…YOU are actually choosing it.

Do you get my drift? If not, I can continue with examples. Really…take a very close look at what you are choosing…REALLY…and then notice how it directly reflects your experience. Don’t just stop at the thought, move deeper into what is really underlying the thought. Every single experience is connected to every single choice. Even when we don’t realize we are choosing…we are absolutely choosing. By being aware of the choices we make we have the opportunity to change them. Ah yes…but do you have the courage to change them? Where does the fear lie? Is it in the space where you are scared to death if you show your true self to your partner that they will leave you? What happens if they leave? What do you ‘lose’? It’s in acknowledging that fear that lets you see just how you are still CHOOSING to fill that need outside of yourself. And as long as you believe you don’t have it within you…you will experience exactly that.

Every experience. Every choice. Directly connected. What are you choosing…and why?

Do you REALLY want to have a different experience in life? Maybe it’s just in one or two aspects of your life. Where ever it is that you would like a different experience, understand and know that you, and ONLY you, are the one that can change it. You, and ONLY you, can determine your experience. Nobody else has a hand in your experience. NOBODY. You can not blame or thank anyone else for your experience. They may give you an opportunity…but only YOU can choose to do with it what YOU want. 

Experience and choice…directly connected…do you get it? Can you see it? This is your world. This is YOUR experience. You have the knowledge, power and ability to create your own experience. Oh, there it is again…create your own. You are the Creator as well as the Createe…and it’s in your choices (beliefs) that the creation is made. Even though we experience that creation in the outer world, it is first created in the inner space of the Soul.

I’m going to say it one more time…just because I get such a rush from knowing how this works and applying it in my world that I want everyone to have as much fun as I am…EXPERIENCE AND CHOICE ARE DIRECTLY CONNECTED. OUR EXPERIENCE IS IMMEDIATELY AND CONSTANTLY AFFECTED BY OUR CHOICES.

What will you choose now? Have fun!

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Lately the reminders have been showing up constantly…that we don’t have a life, we ARE life…that we don’t have a Soul, we ARE a Soul. With every breath, with every experience and all of my awareness I see in front of me the old perceptions fading and the Truth revealing itself. I AM the Essence of Love. Each and every moment, with each and every breath. With everything that I do…or don’t do…I remember and feel the Essence of Love that I Am…that flows through me. Can you feel it within you?

Take a nice deep breath…that’s it…nice and big…relax into it. Settle into your sit bones, relax your muscles and repeat after me…as you continue to breathe…I AM the Essence of Love. Close your eyes, keep breathing, and continue repeating that mantra…I AM the Essence of Love. Allow yourself to feel it flow through you. Experience what it feels like. Become aware of how it transforms your body. How it elevates yet calms your energy. How it brings a smile to your face. Continue to breathe…feeling all the while the Essence of Love flow through your body…allowing all the while your body to remember that you ARE indeed the Essence of Love.

See you out there on the Love Waves!

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