I wrote the below post two years ago.. I thought it perfect to re-share it again in full here. Along with another Mandala of Cynthia Sageleaf ‘s who shared her drawing with me which I painted in.. You can find her wonderful blog over at http://intuitiveandspiritual.com/ Along with her creations of Mandala’s
I painted this Mandala in watercolour last week..
Today I have been painting one of my own original paintings.. Sometimes we have to step away from the chaos being churned out in our world and reconnect back within our own Lights..
The below post goes on to explain more.. The original post was entitled
Finding our Light
I am still amazed at how many of you resonated with a previous post Cracking our Inner Shells. And I am so grateful for your responses and for those who shared this post with their own readers..
Knowing that we are the only ones with the power to dim our lights, is often a hard pill to swallow. As Human’s we often apportion blame for our emotional feelings upon others or circumstances we find ourselves in. Yet in truth only I allow myself to feel sad, as likewise only I can choose to feel happy.
It’s natural we sometimes become overwhelmed, especially when the lessons keep coming. But it is important to remember that learning to understand yourself and your world is an on-going journey which we are all gathering through our experiences.
We do not come to Earth with instruction manuals, its all about learning and finding ourselves as we progress. We are spiritual beings, we need to determine where our spiritual light is being subdued or blocked. Sometimes life throws up those much needed lessons so we have a chance to remove the layers of debris, so we can get out of our own way to feel our own light shining again.
Those lessons are intended to help you become more of who you are. And as you grow through this self-discovery, you begin to create your own instruction manual. And as with any manual, we often refer back to it as we tap into our intuitive thoughts, which help guide us through the pages of our everyday lives.
Answering the many responses upon my own posts often allows me to reach much deeper within my own inner self..I find myself instinctively saying the right things..As I tap into that Inner World which guides, And then I check myself and then question my self.. As I ask myself “ So why are you not following your own advice?”… Practice what you preach is another pill to swallow!..
When we buy a car, we make sure we maintain it properly, we put in the correct fuel, we keep it topped up with oil, and clean and polish it.. Our Bodies are vehicles for our Mind and Spirit. So too we need to polish our thoughts clearing away the accumulation of mental debris that keeps us from operating at our fullest capacity.
A simple shift in our thoughts can positively affect our mental state, moving from complaints, and negativity into gratitude and Positivity by applying the light of love to any shadowy thoughts. .. Learning to nurture oneself instead of chastising oneself, Applying liberally that Polish we seldom use upon our selves… The Name of which is Love.
How many negative thoughts flit through our minds in a day? This morning caught me in this mood, Until I heard myself speak my thoughts aloud and I realised just how pitiful they sounded.. And I burst out laughing as I learnt another valued lesson.
At times we need to embrace the stillness, connecting back into the power within our centre, Meditation allows us to reconnect back to the source.. I know this is true of myself, I give my power/energy away by being pulled in too many directions all at once.. This Power Source is always there for us, but when we forget to connect, we forget to put ourselves first and gather back in the energy we need to power up our own inner Lights. And so our lights become dim..
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the stillness if our bodies and minds are in the way. Depression plays its tricks that we are not worthy.
I can dish out advice until I am blue in the face.. But my lesson in this is clear..
I need to practice what I preach.. As we practice steps to keep our energy flowing freely and without obstruction, we shine our light more brightly, illuminating our own paths and making the world around us brighten as well.
Many thanks for reading
Shine your Lights