LOVE IS A CHOICE

When  I feel drawn to write about or talk about something, it comes from a place of personal experience. Continually exploring my world and how I see it, makes my life full and never dull. This little article is something I’ve been exploring in my life of late;

When I feel unloved….. I LOVE myself

When I feel lonely…….I LOVE myself

When I feel insecure…..I LOVE myself

When I feel sad…… mad, unforgiving, tired, judgmental, fat, addicted, needy, broke………

I LOVE myself.

Everything in this ever changing, world is energy; always moving; ALWAYS-EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS MOVING. Whether we can see it with our eyes or not. Today in this society we have scientists that tell us that that is fact, everything is always moving. So, we don’t even have to see it, we can trust that this is fact and let go of needing to control every little thing in our lives.

When we find that we are not feeling good, we can change that frequency, like changing the channel on the radio. LOVE is THE highest frequency there is. When we can find a way to love ourselves, love whatever we are feeling, love our situation and how we feel about it, everything changes to a higher vibration. When we are in a lower vibration, and choose to stay there, more of the same will come into our life.

LIFE IS CHANGE!! DEAL WITH IT; LOVE IT, and you will see a big change for the better in your life.

Our mind is not the boss of us, we are the ‘one’ that can watch a thought and choose which thought makes us feel better. Again, another fact. We have a choice in every second of every day.

Yes, we have busy chaotic lives, yes, this world seems crazy but it’s our world, it’s our home and once we can embrace it totally with LOVE, we will see a difference.

Just for fun; why not take the rest of the day to find love in your life, whether inside of you or outside of you. Everything you see; an animal is LOVE, a car that you LOVE catches your eye, someone wearing a coat that you just LOVE. The sunset, sunrise, the smell on a rainy day, the birds singing…..all LOVE!

Look for LOVE today, you will find it.

LOVE is a choice.

BE the love you want to see in the world

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Love IS….

It’s always present

It’s unlimited, eternal & infinite

Love lies within

When we love ourselves with no rules or conditions- purely and openly, we will be able love all of life.

Life is LOVE

When we appreciate everything in our lives, we can love.

Appreciation opens up the gates of love.

When I see you in the light of appreciation, my heart opens and divine love expands.

Looking with the eyes of love we see the beauty we have come here to experience.

Appreciation is the experience of love and love is the experience of the essence of you.

Love IS the quintessential experience of life. When we are able to open up to let the love flow we are truly living.

As we see life with love we expand our view, we are able to see beyond the veil that has been blurring our view for so long.

Allow the love within to clear the fog, to shed the light in your vision of this magnificent life.

As you look into the world with love, you see with clarity what life was meant to be; fully experienced with all its diversity. As you see love all around, those around you will also experience love. As your ability to love grows so does the light in the world.

 

In Divine Love;

Debra

 

Reiki & a Burning Desire

It truly is thrilling to see Reiki becoming so popular. When I first discovered it in 1991, I wondered; “Does everyone know about this? Well they should!!” It had a very powerful impact on me, my entire life changed after my level one class.
Now I have the amazing opportunity to share it with anyone who wishes to tune into this divine energy. I’ve learned so much over the years about energy and continue to do so, it never ceases to amaze me.
One of the wonderful aspects of Reiki that I like is that every practitioner you go to will do it slightly different, because Reiki is the energy we channel through us so our human filter will always be different, the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect modality that compliments any other holistic modality; it kind of gives a power boost to anything we choose to do.
Last year I was sort of on a sabbatical, I was taking time for me. From that year I learned that I need to do that all the time. So I have incorporated ‘time for me’ into my daily life. It’s become more of a priority than ever before. What I see happening while doing this is I feel healthier, I even feel I’m getting younger.
I was passionate about Reiki before, but now it’s even more of a burning desire within me to share this wonderfilled modality.
I’d like to share this quote by Wayne Dyer from his book; Wishes Fulfilled;

I have a burning desire, an inner flame that will not be extinguished by outside forces, to know and live from higher regions, to be transformed so that my new concept of myself will not longer include any limitations. I am willing to challenge and change any thoughts that impede my having a higher vision of myself.”

For me this quote reminds me that without this ‘burning desire’ we really can’t get too far on this spiritual path or personal development path, because it’s the intention that drives the energy, it’s the frequency we are already in, that manifests the energy in the material world.

Reiki is not something we just learn in a class, it is a lifelong learning that never ever ends, it becomes who we are. When we find that burning desire we can tap into this life force energy to create our world the way we want it. That doesn’t mean we always know what it is we want per say, it means that this burning desire will bring clarity, passion, compassion, gratitude and divine love into our lives. In other words we as a human being may think we know what we want, but the expanded version of us is connected to the universal mind and IT will show us what our soul desire is when we are open to it. Reiki helps us with that, it connects us to our higher calling.

Is there a quick fix?

Where we are is where we are.

To look at it as a problem, makes it a problem.

Seeing it as it is, a moment in time will help move it through.

However, BEING with it, feeling it without believing it, will change it quicker.

Do we have to suffer? No! It’s always a choice.

Why would we choose suffering?

Perhaps it’s fear simply fogging up the window of opportunity. Perhaps it’s a pattern that has become comfortable.

Or perhaps it’s all part of the divine plan.

Whatever it is….look at it, feel it in the eternal moment, so you may connect directly with the divine source of life.

If ever there was a quick fix, this is it….remembering who you are IS the key.
Krystin meditating

 

Being Love

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Life couldn’t be better than it is right now in this moment!

It’s been an interesting and educational year for me. Looking back, the lessons I have learned have
catapulted me forward on my path. Yes, there was pain, confusion, and disappointment, joy, love, peace and flow, isn’t that what we came here to experience….all of it!

I believe we chose to come here, as a human on this magnificent earth to have this amazing human experience, So really, the meaning of this life to me is simply to have an experience. How simple is that? Doesn’t that feel like a big load was taken off your shoulders? It felt like that for me.

We humans put so much pressure on ourselves. We need to chill and just be. I know, you may be thinking it’s easy to say, but I have bills to pay, children to care for, I can’t chill, I have to cook dinner!
I’m not talking about not living the life you chose, it’s about seeing it from a different perspective.

Big picture thinking is what saves me every time. When I find myself, feeling sorry for myself, or blaming outside circumstances or other people, even myself….in that moment I do my best to remember the big picture.

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My Big Picture;

Another belief of mine is we are all here to express who we are in whatever way we feel drawn toward. It doesn’t matter what that looks like. When I ‘fly’ up into the magnificent black universe, that very still place to see the ‘big picture’,  I see the world and the universe as a whole, meaning absolutely everything is connected- absolutely everything!!! So when something happens that wasn’t in my ‘plan’, it’s always ok because I know there is another plan, and I trust that life will show me the best possible situation for my ultimate goal, which is being the best version of me that I can be. I can relax, because life is my partner. My mind is limited and my soul/spirit is infinite. That’s a very big concept for the mind, so that’s when I go into the body. The body can handle infinite, the body both physical and energetic understands infinite. So after a few minutes of soaring up in the universe, I come back remembering that it is always ok, because I am here to have a human experience, and this must be it, because that is what I am experiencing. The fascinating thing about accepting and being with the experience is, that it is never awful, it is an experience and the energy of the ‘awfulness’ shifts instantly when I see it as part of this life that I have come here to live.

Embracing the ‘human factor’

“So ya, this all sounds good, but kind of airy fairy, how do I deal with life on a practical level?”

We really do have to believe we are partly human right now, and to honour that part of the experience as well as the spiritual part. Enjoying this human experience is the purpose! Enjoy it. Love all your little quirks. All your self-labeled bad habits, all your self- labeled pitfalls and all your self-labeled addictions. When we do this we experience a deep love for ourselves, and those around us. When we are in a state of love, this is an expanded state. As a matter of fact it is THE state to be in, because that is what life is; LOVE.

Take time every day to love in everything around you. Give people as much love as you can. Be gentle with yourself and others. Speak loving words, extend forgiveness to those who haven’t been loving towards you and hold loving thoughts about others and love them in all you do. Don’t judge or criticize yourself or others. Find an opportunity to love in every moment. And for those moments when you have found yourself being unloving- love yourself.

Love puts you in a higher flow and draws loving things your way.

 

Life is LOVE

 I once asked my guides; why do the messages I channel all sound so similar? Their response was; because there is only one ultimate truth and the human mind must go around and around, and up and down and this way and that, to come to the simple truth…..the truth is too simple for the mind.

Reiki taught me that simple truth. The more I practiced Reiki I began to see it is the truth, meaning; we channel love when we do Reiki and life is love. The universe is the energy of love, the earth is love, the air is love, and everything is love.

All we have to do is be it, to see it.

Being Love;

To be love, is to see love in everything; in ourselves, in nature, in the outside world and in each other. Being love brings more love into your life. Love can look like money, valued possessions, relationships, and the perfect parking spot. The state of being love is a state of receptivity to the abundance of the universe. This is the so-called ‘Secret’.

“I choose to live through the open space in my heart. I look for love and find it everywhere.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Can Change our Past!

images (2)The other day I was listening to a friend who was going through a hard time. She was haunted by her past, feeling like she made bad choices and it made her unhappy in her life today.

I started to think about my past and how I am affected by it today. I had some unpleasant things happen to me but for the most part I am not affected by them anymore. Yes, they do show up on occasion, but this is where I’ve learned something important about the past; I can change it.

Think about this; what is the past? Is it real right now? In this moment….is there a past?

What I have learned over the years ( and am still learning) is that the ‘past’ is only a thought…..it’s all in the mind. Whatever happened, is only in your mind, it’s your mind that is still hurting you, not the other person or situation.

So if it is only in the mind we have full control over how we see it. That’s right, we have full control over what we think….I will say that again. We have full control over what we think. Of course it will take practice because for most of us, no body told us that when we grow up.

Example; we have a thought and it makes us feel bad; we have a choice in that moment, “do I want this bad feeling?” Let’s say the answer is no. Okay, so in that moment of acknowledging the bad feeling, acknowledging that you don’t want the bad feeling you have a choice…..change it. Yup in that moment change it, find a thought that feels good.

A personal experience: when I was very little I was sexually abused. For years I didn’t really remember, then I was put under hypnosis and there it was. I told people and they said: “that is awful, how horrible for you, you must be messed up”. For years I was angry and sad. One day I decided I didn’t like feeling bad, so I did things like meditated, and went to an Ashram where I discovered that I could focus on God/universe/love. Until I had an aha moment! This circumstance gave me the ability to love deeper, it gave me the ability to be more compassionate, it showed me my path in life….to help others. Wow,  I am so grateful for that event in my life!! I feel so blessed to be who I am today. There are so many people I have helped because of that event in my life.  Like magic I changed the past. I never feel angry or sad about it now. It’s completely different for me.

Remember one very important thing, you are not your mind! It is a part of you, a tool for you to use. You can put it away when you don’t need it and you can use it to it’s fullest when you do.  You are the driver!! pull over sometime and listen.

This life is awesome, when you want to see the awesomeness and it can suck when you want to see the suckiness, it’s your choice.

With Reiki Love;

Debra Harding

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Present Moment Awareness

Often people say to me; ‘It’s all fine and dandy to love everyone, but what about when others have negative energy, I don’t want to take that on’. Over the years I have from time to time found that the energy of another has affected me in a negative way. However, as the years go by and I continue to expand and learn, I see that the more I am present this kind of thing doesn’t happen.

For instance, when I feel that someone’s energy has affected me, it’s in the moment. There is always a next moment, where I choose differently. What I often say in my classes is that love is stronger than fear or negativity. When we strengthen our love for ourselves, when we deepen our connection to source energy, there isn’t much that can affect us in a negative way. Yes, we will have our days when we are tired or feeling off. But again, when we practice present moment awareness, we can always move through it and into the next the moment.

How do we move through it?

Firstly, breathe….deeply and consciously, ‘see’ your breath come in from the earth through your feet all they way up to your crown on the inhalation. Then on the exhalation, feel/sense divine energy enter your crown and flow all the way through your body and down your legs into the earth. It’s amazing that something so simple can make such a big difference. After this exercise, you will have cleared anything you may have taken on, or drawn towards you. Ultimately, if we are in awareness all the time all energy will simply flow through us, this is our natural state.

If you find that other people affect you, ask yourself; what am I thinking? Is it truly their energy or mine?  Even though there are many of us that are sensitive and open, it doesn’t mean we have to protect ourselves from others. That is separation. We are moving into a new world where we embrace our oneness. Remember there are over 7 billion humans on this planet, but only one BEING. We are all connected. As a matter of fact all of life is interconnected. Everything you think and do affects life around you.

The next time you are dreading going into a meeting with someone who[m?] you have known in the past to be negative, change your mind, choose differently. In other words in that situation, instead of going into the repetitive wheel of your mind, decide that this time you will see the essence of the person, you will see ‘god’ in the other. With this in mind, you will be emanating life force and nothing is stronger than that!