“The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Rumi
I have chosen this quote in response to an experience I had yesterday at a seminar entitled, “Face Reading and Diagnosis – the Psychological and Emotional Underlay of Disease.” This was run by a Chinese American woman and was marketed for acupuncturists which of course I am. I did wonder about the wisdom of attending from the point of view of the financial aspect and the time to add into an already busy calendar. But I have to say the price of admission and the time taken was priceless in terms of what I gained in the knowledge about myself.
We are being nudged from the universe all the time about steps we could take, but often the beliefs about all sorts of things get in the way. If you feel a strong emotional connection, that is often the way we are being given a directive to take a step in that particular direction. The wounds of our lives can be read on the face (yes in the lines and wrinkles). Rather than cursing these wounds, we should be seeing them as a gift, so that the light can shine onto an otherwise hidden aspect of ourselves. This can give us a new understanding. For me it was something that happened when I was 27 and I’m now able to see it as a whole new experience. Next time you get a ‘calling’ to go to a seminar or workshop, or have some coaching, think about what might be in there for you rather than all the reasons why you should NOT go.
Enjoy letting in the Light! Robyn
“For the most part, most people most often choose comfort – the familiar, the time-honoured, the well-worn but well known. After a lifetime of choosing between comfort and risk, we are left with the life we currently have.” John Roger and Peter McWilliams.
I’ve talked in the past about the part our subconscious plays in our lives. Yes it is responsible for keeping our heart ticking and lungs breathing etc. But it is also about keeping us safe. If you can think of the subconscious as a family of different members who all have a stake in what you do in your life, and think of those different members and how they might be keeping you safe in their own way. You may have a protector, a procrastinator, an inner critic, a cynic, a perfectionist, a distractor or any number of other parts that try to influence you as you journey through life.
Sometimes we have a habitual emotional response or a limiting belief that affects our choices between staying in our comfort zone or stepping forward into what some of our parts might consider a risk not worth taking. Recognising that all these parts are there for our own good, may help us to accept that these parts want to be loved for the hard work they do on our behalf, on a daily basis. So if you don’t want the life you currently have and you want to make changes for your future good, you may need to have a conversation with these parts and negotiate a new path. This might sound stupid, but just remember the conversations you are already having in your head each day.
Enjoy negotiating your future! Robyn
“The greatest crime is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world. Roger Williams
Several years ago I was at a presentation where Les Brown, an amazing inspirational speaker, was pacing the floor. I was emotionally moved when he said, “When you die, do you want all your dreams and desires around your bed saying, we came to you for life and now we have to die with you.” I was choked up and it made me think how playing small helps no one. I have heard of Les Brown’s background and the world has definitely been enriched from him living his potential and not allowing his past to hold him down.
Now that I’m aware of the potential we all have, to grow in some way, I’m inspired to encourage people around me to live from their hearts, or what some would call their gut instinct (including me of course). To do their best, even though the goal posts may keep growing as the days and minutes pass. Everything we do in this moment will create our future. The question is, are you consciously creating that future, or allowing it to just happen. As long as we live to the end of the year, we have the same number of minutes left as everyone else. Are you going to live them by design or by accident?
Enjoy living to your potential! Robyn
“Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.” Timothy Leary
No doubt you have heard of intention, where the meaning is about the purpose of your life. However there is also another more spiritual meaning as we consider the blueprint of the acorn is to be an oak tree, and that of a caterpillar is to be a butterfly. Because we humans have minds and are able to think, our desires are often put out into the universe in a wave form, as an intention.
I have met a young English guy who tells his own powerful story. He really wanted to meet a particular author and speaker so much he took himself to the states in the hopes of meeting him. He went to a retreat out in the desert, and at one of the breaks he sat outside on a bench beside an older woman. She struck up conversation and asked why had he come to the US? He replied that he had come to see this particular man he admired so much. There was a silence before she said, “That man is my husband.” The door was opened and Christian had the introduction to train and work with his hero. This type of serendipitous occasion can happen to any of us if we are open to the possibility.
Enjoy being open to your instincts! Robyn