My own spiritual journey has been a complete dissection of ridden myself of any and all aspects that do not resonate with love. This all begins with "self-love." There are so many contributing factors that distort reality and support the illusion that we are unworthy of love. This would include any traumas, karmic patterns set in motion before this incarnation, ancestral patterns, abandonment, anybody who hurt us and made us feel it was not safe to love. All of these can make us deem ourselves not worthy of love and we subconsciously keep everyone at bay in order to keep ourselves safe. Self-sabotage comes into play even in the most deepest and profound relationships we experience where love is beckoning/inviting us to step closer.
What starts to take place during our awakening and even before, are circumstances/triggers that keep coming up where we buy into the illusion of not being worthy of love. This serves as opportunities to illuminate our core belief system. It calls us into action and pushes us inward in order to address and release these blocks once in for all so that every relationship/person we encounter will come from a place of love. When we are strong within ourselves and KNOW that we are worthy of being loved, adored like the Goddess we are then we are free to love and be loved, "completely." Here is a quote that totally resonated with me. "It is not a question of being in love with someone. It is a question of being love" ~Osho. We must first BE love before we can love others fully and completely and know that we are worthy of that love in return.
The journey of working our way back to love is a painful one but it it that pain that moves us into action. Pain serves as our greatest teacher and can help us shift our energy of fear into love. I was told to do this through meditation, energy clearing, prayer, walking in nature, writing, laughing, moving my body and getting those stuck energies out of me. These are things that put us back into divine energy and takes us to our true nature of divine love. YES!! Our divine nature is pure love and we are all worthy of love no matter what life's circumstances have led us to believe. We have to step away from our ego/mind that is trying to keep us safe and tune into our own heart and desires. I am doing my best to tune into my heart so that I can live/love in pure bliss and peace. Our heart will always guide us and steer us in the direction that we need to go and take us all the way back home. Home to LOVE! Home to the divine Goddess that we are and always have been. The one who KNOWS that she is worthy of love. Namaste!
Written November 30th @ 11:30 am
Goodness Abounds is the newest release in the #1 365 Best Selling Book Series by Jodi Chapman and her husband Dan Teck along with the contributing authors. It is the fourth book in the series and went to #1 in many catergories which gave the title of #1 Best Selling Author to all who contributed. I am so honored to be a contributing author is this very uplifting soulful collaborative book.
This book includes 365 true stories (from over 275 authors) from all over the world expressing acts of kindness. These stories are meant to uplift, inspire and restore your faith in humanity during this very troubled time in our world. It will help you turn on your own radar to be on the lookout for acts of kindness and how we all have it in us to step up and be a positive influence in someone else's life by the simplest of gestures. It doesn't have to be a huge act, maybe, just a kind word, smile or hug can turn somebody's day around. Just click on image to get your copy today!
Here is an excerpt from my own piece I contributed to the book titled "Oh Holey Sight." What followed was the most beautiful thing to see as it all unfolded.
"Early one morning as my daughter took her kids to the bus stop she noticed the little boy. It was the same little boy that she watched board the bus with her kids over the past seventy-two days. This particular little boy (accompanied by his sister and cousin) was easy to spot because during those seventy-two days he had the same pair of pants on with holes in them. Not the kind of ripped jeans that are in style now but real holes. This would be her last day of remaining silent even if that meant stepping on the parent’s toes.
She made a single facebook post that very morning about the little boy with holey pants. What happened next was something very beautiful to witness. One by one the comments and private messages started coming in from all over town as well as the surrounding towns asking what size the little boy wore. Over the next couple of weeks..."
This is just one of the 365 stories in the book, one for each day of the year. Mine can be found on September 24th in the book. It will help you have faith that goodness truly still is alive and well in this world and will inspire you to uplift others in their time of need. Each of us can make a difference and keep kindness going in our world so that goodness continues to grow and abound.
Written November 28th @ 11:00 am
Hello, my name is Sheila Jenkins and I am the author of "The Day Before: Eternal Bonds into the Afterlife. I am the mother of two daughters and grandmother of five. I love music, dancing and lots of laughter. After working in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park for 35 years I decided to leave and I am currently a server at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia. I worked in the Shenandoah National Park for 35 years where I met Sam and my journey began, which led me to write our story. I plan to continue on my journey and help others discover the divine love within and process their grief.