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It always amazes me how Spirit shows up in every single thing we do…in every moment…whether we are consciously aware of it or not. If we’re not aware of it, it is only because we choose not to be aware. In that moment we choose to be aware of something else…our pain, our issues…where ever the ego leads us.

This week, as I process my own pain, I am reminded (constantly!) that every moment, every point, every instance, in life’s journey is inherently preparing us for our future in ways that the ego mind cannot possibly comprehend. I know I’m getting this message because I’ve been trying to figure out (in my mind!) just why my body is doing what it is doing, and how I can make it respond a different way that suits me better. I’m laughing like crazy as I write this! If you can’t hear the irony in that sentence it is because you are doing the same thing, but not realizing it.

Listening to your “self” talk can be absolutely eye opening! We can learn so much if we would just pay attention to the words we use when talking to ourselves…and others too. First, did you catch how I was trying to do this all in my mind. The mind will never comprehend, nor will it be able to solve any (ANY) issue I am having. All of that occurs within, where the Truth lives and understands the Path. Then…did you hear me say that I wanted to make my body respond differently? In a way that suits ME better? LOL Seriously, I know better than that. By forcing something different on the situation all I am doing is frustrating myself and resisting my path. Yea, it’s painful physically sometimes, but if I were to just relax into it, it would move much faster. I know this!!! But, yes, sometimes I still get ‘stuck’ too.

If we could just relax into the moment, instead of trying so hard to make it something different, it wouldn’t hurt so much. We are raised to not believe in mystery, in Spirit. We are taught that we have to have a plan; we have to have a goal. We are raised to believe that we have to have a good job, good marriage, good kids, good whatever…in order to have a good life…down the road. Down the road! No wonder we can’t relax into anything.

We are rarely taught to trust in the Divinity of Spirit. We are rarely taught to relax into what is in life as opposed to what it will be. We are taught to focus on the future, and rarely taught to be in the present. All of the things we are taught to work so hard for…a job, marriage, kids, etc…are supposed to bring joy at the end of the line. However, Joy can only be found in one place at a time…and that place is the present.

It doesn’t matter where we are going tomorrow; it matters where we are right now. If we don’t find the joy in today, we certainly aren’t going to find it tomorrow. We will find in tomorrow exactly what we find in today. Like I said, sometimes it is hard to find the joy in the pain that we are having today.

I am participating in a workshop currently and last week we were discussing problems and how to come up with solutions to the problems. We were asked to pair up and discuss a current problem, and then come up with a solution to that problem. When my partner and I paired up we both looked at each other and said the same thing…I don’t have any problems. We both laughed at the prospect, but it was true. When it came time for us to share with the class what we came up with, we of course announced that we had no problems. I found it funny how the entire class went silent…except for one gentleman. He said “Of course! You’re perfect!” He was being sarcastic…completely sarcastic. Their responses were all basically the same “How can you not have any problems?”

I don’t have any problems because I don’t see the issues in my life as problems. I see them as life and steps that Spirit guides me through in my evolution. How can anything Spirit moves me through be a problem? I mean, honestly, almost any experience can be miserable and considered a problem if you make it that way…especially if you’re good at making yourself miserable. But…on the other side of that…almost any experience can be enjoyable if you make it that way…especially if you’re good at practicing joy!

I find that most people can’t trust what is occurring in the present because it doesn’t look like what they want it to look like. Hence…it’s painful. We are so trained to believe that life should take on a certain look and feel, that anything outside of that is resisted. We are trained to look to the future and work damn hard at getting there, that we completely push aside what is currently sitting in front of us. “Well, what if I don’t like what I am sitting in?” Well, have you tried asking Spirit why it looks the way it does? What is the ‘lesson’ in the moment? Have you tried, sincerely, looking at the moment with an open heart to discover where Spirit lives in it? I promise you, Spirit is not painful, nor does Spirit bring us anything that is painful. It is not Spirit’s motive!

Do we need to know everything that lies ahead of us in order for us to relax into it and trust? Do we need to know where we’ll be tomorrow before we start to live today? That’s just crazy? What is holding you back from living today…that wouldn’t hold you back tomorrow? And seriously, if you can’t put down your fear today what makes you think you’ll put it down tomorrow? Why are you holding onto it? Is it keeping you safe from something? Oh yeah, wait, it keeps you safe from being hurt. That’s really funny, because you know that you are already hurting. Your fear doesn’t keep you safe from hurt, it creates it for you.

This life is not about what the heck is out there tomorrow. It’s about what is inside now. When people call me for an appointment I often tell them that I am not a fortune teller, I do not tell the future…I tell the present. That confuses the crap out of a lot of people. It’s what is going on in the present that keeps us from knowing our Joy. Tomorrow isn’t going to bring you your Joy, today is. It’s not the path ahead that’s important, it’s the path WITHIN.

So, with that huge reminder in my today, I’m going to spend some time in that beautiful space of Spirit. Have a fabulous day, ya’ll!
Sending much Love!
Trish

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I had a session with a client the other day and a message around ‘judgment’ came through that was so simply elegant and profound that I had to share it. The message that came through stated simply:

“Who are we to look at the nose on our face and think ’It’s too big, it’s ugly!’? Who are we to look at a gift that God gave us and see it as something other than perfect?”

The nose was used simply as an example. And in the same breath…

“Who are we to look at someone else’s nose and deem it ugly or wrong? Who are we to see a gift that God gave to someone else and judge it as something other than perfect?”

Why the need to judge at all…ourselves or someone else? Because, we’re taught as children that there is a ‘right’ way and a ‘wrong’ way. We’re taught what is ‘pretty’ and what is ‘ugly’. Who are we to say that ANYTHING on this Earth is something other than perfect? Ask yourself who taught you what beauty is. Ask yourself who taught you what ugly is. Ask yourself why you choose to believe them…and ask yourself why you continue to choose from that belief.

We are all unique, individual expressions of God. (And I italicize that word because we all have a different word for It…choose your own.) God expresses uniquely through each and every one of us. How can we possibly think, for one moment, that we are something other than perfect? And when you see the perfection and Love within yourself…you’ll see it in everyone and everything else automatically.

Leave your judgments behind…of yourself, of others, of life, of death. Live fully who you Are, who you Truly want to Be…and the life you want to live. Don’t worry about other people’s judgments. Live your life…not theirs. Live your Love. Live your Passion. 

Right now, in this moment, close your eyes, take a nice deep cleansing breath, and place a smiley face in each and every one of the cells throughout your body. Your whole body…all of your cells…all the way from your head to your toes.

Tell me…did it put a smile on your face?

How do you want to be right now? Frustrated, angry, sad, happy, Loving…it’s your choice. Put some smiley faces in your cells…

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So often we trap ourselves in tunnel vision…thinking that there is only one or two ways (at best) for a situation to unfold. Speaking from experience, there is definitely more than 2 ways to “skin a cat,” if you get my drift. : ) When we step into a situation (and we always do step into it…remember…it’s our choice, and if we’re in a situation it’s because we choose to be there.) we have a habit of seeing only what we’ve been taught to see, or experienced previously. Neither of those visions express the full extent of the situation. Both are very upper level or surface ideas about what is taking place.

Until we take the opportunity, the time, to look beneath or beyond the vision or idea we have, we will never fully understand the reason behind what we are looking at. And…we will never fully experience the situation/opportunity right in front of us.

Allowing for the possibility of more means simply opening up the tunnel vision. And, that’s all we have to do…just open the door. Knowing that there is more to be experienced, even if we don’t know what that more is or how it will get here, is the key. Just sit in the knowing. Just sit in the space of “My brain might not know what that more is, but my Soul sure does and when the time is right the more will be shown to me.” And from there just simply walk through the door that opens.

Our human brains don’t always go deep enough into our True Beings for understanding. They have a tendency to stay at the surface and hash through all the ‘garbage’ that’s already there…all the other old ideas and habits that perhaps worked at one time, but no longer work. Take the time to simply allow…to not get stuck in tunnel vision. And so what if you don’t see another vision at this moment…just allow that it is there even if you can’t see it. Breathe. Relax. It is there…and it will show itself when given the opportunity.

Allow for the possibility that YOU are more…that your life is more…that the situations you are in carry more. Allow for the possibility that the person standing next to you is more. And then remember that what you see in them is simply a reflection of your own beliefs, ideas and images…and move past your own judgment when they do not feel the same way about your beliefs and ideas as you do. Heck, you don’t feel the same about theirs, so why the need for them to believe in yours?

Remember that we are not our situations, our ideas, our illnesses, our issues…but that we Are Divine, unlimited, perfect, unique, amazingly spiritual Beings. We are so much more, but if we continually stand in the belief/idea of “I can’t” then we will never get to experience all that we Truly Are. Give yourself a break…open the door to your Soul and allow it to express fully through the beautiful and unique physical body that you are borrowing.

Enjoy the day. Enjoy the moment. Take the time to step into more…you won’t be disappointed.

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Yes, you CAN! Yes you CAN!

Your ego might not know how at the moment, but your Soul sure does. Give the moment up to your Soul and trust that what ever you do need to ‘do’ will present itself perfectly.

The need to manipulate our world, our situations, our lives in order to make it look, feel and smell like we’ve been taught it’s supposed to look like comes from someone outside of ourselves. That someone is our parents, their parents, their parents before them. It comes from society, clergy, and what we would humorously consider authority figures. I say humorously because I laugh when I think of ‘them’ as being in authority. Only you are the authority when it comes to yourself and your life.

Anyway…yes, you CAN! Trust in the fact that your Soul knows exactly what you need, when you need it, and how you need it. Take a deep breath and simply enjoy the space that you are in. Yes, you do have to pay your bills…you know, the ones that you knowingly accumulated. But Trust your Soul to bring you the most perfect way to accomplish that task…easily, joyfully and perfectly.

Trick is, when the Soul presents us with the opportunity we have a tendency to judge the situation. “Oh, I would love to be able to do that…but I can’t make enough money doing that.” Once again we move into the belief that what our parents (and all the other ‘they’s’ out there) have taught us is the only way, is the correct way, is the “right” way. Hog wash. Our Soul knows what’s best for us. Trust it. Does that mean you don’t pay your bills? No. That means Trust the Soul to bring to you the best opportunity for you to live and express your Soul’s purpose, and simultaneously create the abundance to ‘pay your bills’.

We spend so much time trying to manipulate the outer world in order to make the inner self feel better. Guess what? It doesn’t work! But you already know that.

You have nothing to ‘fix’ on the outside. You need only to remember who you Are on the inside.

Do you feel all those aches and pains in your body? That’s your body telling you that you are fighting against your Self,  your Soul. Yup…that’s you fighting, resisting, and believing in something other than your Soul, your Creator.

Repeat after me…This is My world, and I Am the Creator.
Good…now keep saying it…and believe it. Affirmations don’t work if underneath them you still believe otherwise.
So, this time, say it with feeling…pretend that it’s true…imagine that it’s true…what would it feel like inside your body.
Go ahead…nice deep breath, close your eyes, ready…
THIS IS MY WORLD, AND I AM THE CREATOR.

Go…play…live…Love.
Light and Love,
Trish

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Our vision can be so limited. We can have the tendency for our focus to be only one sided. And it goes even deeper than simply being one sided…its tunnel vision. We are trained this way, as children. All of us…OK, most of us.

 The scope of our vision, and even our belief system, is to include only what you can visually see with our physical eyes. I’m learning, more and more every moment, that there is so much more to see. There is another vision. There is more ‘out there’ than what we can see with our eyes.

I was handed a message during on of my sessions that says it all; ”Everything you see with your physical eyes is not the Truth.” Everything. Yup, everything.

So then, what lies beyond our physical vision? That’s the key isn’t it? Hence, the title of this discussion…exploring the full extent of the vision.

Back to childhood…we are trained to use our eyes to determine Truth. If you can’t see it, touch it, feel it, it’s not real. Oh how I’ve learned that this is not complete. And actually, what I’ve learned, through personal experience, is just the opposite. The Truth to who and what we Are lies within our Soul. It’s in that space that we can’t see with our physical eyes. But we sure can connect with it, feel it with our inner senses, and definitely touch it through our hearts.

And it’s in that space where we find the subtle energies and reasons to why situations happen the way they do. It’s here where we discover that we Are so much more than we have been trained to think we are.

So, how do we explore the full extent of our vision? How do we learn to go beyond what our physical eyes are showing us? First, by acknowledging that there is more. Yeah, we may not know what that ‘more’ is at the moment, but just the awareness that there is more to what we see enables us to open the door to look beyond our physical vision.

Second, by centering in your own Soul. Take the time to change the old habits of behavior. Almost everything we do is by default. We have the same routine in the morning, we drive the same routes, we dress the same, we respond the same, we think the same thoughts day in and day out. Take a moment to first ask yourself why you behave or react the next time a situation arises. From there take a nice deep breath and settle into your Soul. Ask it, “What am I not seeing?” or “How do I really want to be in this situation?” You’ll be surprised at what you discover.

If you are meditating or centering yourself on a regular basis, this technique can come very easy for you. Of course you actually have to practice it in order to get results. If you are not centering yourself, or spending time within your Soul during the day, personally I highly suggest it. In my experience it has made all the difference in my world.

Exploring the full extent of the vision gives a whole new meaning to what’s really going on outside of us. I’m reminded again and again in my own meditations that there is another way. We have a tendency to think that there is only one way to get through a situation. That’s not true. There is always another way. Choose to see it. Choose to move out of the fear that locks you into seeing only one option. Your Soul knows exactly how to deal with it, providing a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Ah yes, there really is something more out there…have fun exploring!

Light and Love,
Trish

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