Spirituality

Why are we here?

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That’s the age-old question, isn’t it? Why are we here? What is our life mission? What is our soul’s purpose? In a few simple words, it’s to learn and progress. It’s to advance your soul to new levels. You are a soul in a human body. You are made primarily of energy and when you discard this human body your consciousness and soul will live on and more than likely incarnate again to master more lessons. I realize some people don’t believe in reincarnation and that is ok. I personally don’t believe that you only live one life and that’s what you’re judged on because let’s face it, we have all committed some grave blunder in this one life. According to reincarnation, every time you incarnate you choose the situation, the lessons, and even the people you want to incarnate with. This is all to learn to overcome hurdles with love and compassion. Certain events are fated to happen – your response to them will determine whether you advance or not. Certain people will come into your life – some will be lessons and some will be blessings.

In my spiritual search, reincarnation is what resonated most with me because it made sense. I don’t believe that this life is random.  There is an order to every event that happens in your personal life, in the life of the people around you, and in the world at large. If you are paying attention right now, you have probably realized that the same events that are being played out in the US are also happening around the world in other countries in varying degrees. There’s obviously and huge lesson the world needs to learn and is about to learn right now. I can also assure you that you personally, or us globally, will not advance or learn anything unless we respond with love and compassion. It’s time to shed the fear energy and express the love energy that we all have inside of us. You may not be able to control events around you but you can control how you respond to them. Let’s remember to respond in love and help each other, always.soul-purposeIf you would like to learn more about your soul’s purpose I would like to recommend “Discovering Your Soul Mission” by Linda Brady and Evan St. Lifer. This book has many challenging exercises to help you understand yourself, your life, and what it all means. Another book that has really helped me is “Astrology for the Soul” by Jan Spiller. In this book, you will learn which lessons you came here to master. Interestingly enough, I first read this book in my 20’s and then re-read it in my 40’s and I noticed that I had learned a lot of the lessons I was supposed to! If you have an open mind and an open heart you can learn much about yourself, your soul, the world around you, and the purpose of it all. My life is much more bearable and has much more meaning because I’m looking at it from a soul’s perspective instead of a human perspective. I wish for you the same enlightenment.

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It’s Always About You

Make no mistake, it’s all about you. Everything is up to you. You are responsible for your life, don’t place the blame on anyone else. You are responsible for your actions and reactions – no one can make you act a certain way unless you give them the power to. You are responsible for your successes and failures, not some outside force. You are more powerful than you think. You are the center of your universe. You can create the life you want if you focus on yourself and your dreams. This power is already inside of you, all you need to do is harness it and make it work for you. But do you know how to?

all-about-You-its-all-about-you-25000375-314-314Here’s what I’ve learned. First, I talk to Jekeh and the Universe daily. I thank them, I ask them to protect the people I love, and I also ask for things I want or need. The most important thing to adopt in your life is an attitude of gratitude, be thankful for what you have instead of focusing on what you’re lacking. The reason is simple – if you are thankful you will feel peace, gratitude, and contentment. If you are focusing on what you don’t have, you will feel envy, depression, and even anger.

Second, express your love daily to your family, friends, and pets with words, touch, and positive thoughts. When this love exudes out of you, it touches everything around you and you will get it back tenfold. Never waste an opportunity to perform an act of kindness – something as small as a smile can change someone’s day. Having love in your heart brings you not just more love but more serenity. Life is much easier when you feel loved and supported, and sharing that love makes the world a better place.

Third, ask for what you want and need. Be reasonable and be specific. Obviously saying “I want to be rich” is not reasonable or specific. The Universe can interpret that in a myriad of ways – you want to be rich in what? Rainbows? Cats? So, make sure you are very specific in what you’re asking and keep in mind that you will have to take some action to help your dreams come true. Make a list or a vision board, anything that will clarify your request. Your dream may not come true for a long time but if you are persistent and work at it, it will happen. I’ve found that anytime I ask for something I need, the response is immediate and right on time. If I’m working towards a dream it takes longer, for example it took me 12 years to find my soulmate/twin flame and 5 years to make my dream of quitting my day job and support myself creatively happen. Stay positive, don’t get discouraged, and trust.

what-if-you-realized-how-powerful-you-really-are1  You are the co-creator of your life. Your guide and angels are there to help you. Your path is God’s path – he is co-creating it with you because you are a part of him. Nothing is separate or finite. Abundance is infinite. The only restrictions are in your mind and in your insecurities. Trust, believe, and tap into your power to create the abundant life you want and deserve. It’s all up to you.

 

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Boxes and Labels

There’s a lot of anger and accusations these days, seems like people want to put all kinds of different groups in boxes and give them labels. For example – Republicans are this, Liberals that, Immigrants are this, Muslims are that…I don’t have to go into specifics, you know what I mean. We see it everyday on social media, on the news, we hear it from people. It’s all around us and not just in the US but all over the world. But can we all neatly fit in boxes and be labeled based on our country of birth, our skin color, our sexual orientation, our religion, our beliefs? Is it really that simple? Do you fit in a box? Can you be easily labeled? Of course not!

We are all complex human beings. Our outward appearance has no bearing on our likes, our dislikes, our beliefs, or our actions. We are all also constantly evolving and changing. I am not the same person I was 10 years ago and neither are you. Events, milestones, circumstances have changed and shaped you and will continue to do so. Question is – how have you changed? Do you now see yourself as part of the whole or do you see yourself as separate?

The truth is that we are all human beings. We are more alike than different. We all basically want the same things – love, security, and happiness. We want to take care of the people we love, we want to have a fulfilling life, we want to achieve our dreams, and we hope for a better future.

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It’s time to take a good look at your neighbors and see them as who they truly are – real human beings, with real feelings, just trying to make a living and enjoy their life as you do. It’s time to put aside our differences and learn about each other. Differences are not weaknesses, they are just different – you don’t have to agree or emulate, you just let them be. I know there are bad apples among us, they are everywhere in every group, but if you look hard you will see that the good apples far outnumber the bad ones. Open your heart and let your intuition be your guide – you will know when you come across a bad energy just as you will know when you are encountering a good energy.

We are moving towards an energy of togetherness where community and helping each other are a central theme, there will not be room for selfishness, blaming, or labeling – don’t be the one left behind….