BE the light.

Quote-RumiBeing an empath is not easy. In my line of work, it is a double edged sword. It helps me to connect to my clients, understand their needs and intuitively guide them to their highest healing. Yet as a human being in the world we live in today it can be brutal to the heart. For those astrologically inclined, I’m a Pisces sun and Scorpio moon. Whenever I tell people who understand the science of astrology they usually cringe. I am beyond sensitive, and I go deep, deeper than most. Not only do I go there, that’s where I live. Sometimes I think I can feel the suffering of the hearts of the entire world. Rare is a day when I am not crying, and don’t get me wrong they are tears of joy as well, as I am witness to the amazing people in this world that continue to do kind and selfless acts. I have learned however, I cannot under any circumstances watch the news, unless I want to feel complete fear, helplessness and despair and become a blubbering mess. And what’s the point of that. Is that helping the world? No, it is not. Being compassionate and having empathy is a lot different than having sympathy. Sympathy keeps you down in the pit of despair with the negativity. Empathy raises people up. By feeling sorry for others’ suffering does help them at all. I am sure there are many people reading this now that can relate to me. If you have a heart and haven’t been fully desensitized yet, you can’t help but feeling bad and getting caught up in the atrocities and needless suffering that exists in the world. What does help then? What can we do? Well, for starters try not to dwell in it and talk about it. I know that’s hard but just as gossiping is not a virtuous trait, gossiping about the darkness in the world just keeps it alive. Everything is energy. What you focus on you create. We are powerful creative creators and we have created this mess of a world we live in. It is our job as responsible spiritual/human beings to uncreate the darkness and bring back the light. When you enter a dark room, the only thing you need to do is flip the switch and the light comes on. That is what is happening now on the planet. Individuals, communities and societies are waking up, they are switching on their light. We are waking up the the truth of who we are and how to really make a lasting change. That change has to happen with a shift in consciousness, or it won’t last. To quote big Albert, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Isn’t it about time we get that? As individuals and as a whole? It is said that when you are uplifted you uplift 30,000 people. It’s time we started uplifting each other. Miracles are possible and as a matter of fact they become a way of life when we finally wake up to who we really are and the power we truly have; and we use that power for the good of all. My task as I see it is to be as peaceful, kind and true to myself, and be the light for others. I must eradicate anger, negativity, judgment, criticism, and self betrayal from my mind and my heart… for it is a form of violence. And then I try to influence and heal others in my little corner of the Universe as best as I can. In other words: heal yourself, heal the world. From that space we can then unite our intentions, prayers and energy by sending waves of love and light to areas of the world that need it. Take Mexico for example. It was suppose to be the worst storm/hurricane that they have ever seen. But not one person was killed! That was a miracle, truly. How did that happen? People from all over the world prayed, sent their intentions and energy to Mexico. Can we make a difference? Yes we can.

“If there is peace in the heart, there will be beauty in the character If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.” -Lao Tse

WE ARE ONE. ACT LIKE IT.

The Healing Power of Yoga

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The word Yoga comes from the classical language of Sanskrit which is from India.  Yoga literally means to “yoke;” or to integrate, join, unite.  I believe yoga can have a different meaning for each person.  What yoga means to me is freedom.  Yoga saved my life.  I was heading down the path of self destruction.  I was a deeply wounded angry woman and single mother,  living in a state of chronic stress.  It wasn’t until my body broke down that I started to take my life and my healing seriously.  The health benefits of yoga are enormous.  Besides giving me my body and my health back by being able to walk and function again with no pain, the yoga poses helped with my depression and anxiety.  In combination with the philosophy and spiritual aspect of yoga it was the fast track to healing.  That was 14 years ago and I’m not going to lie…it wasn’t easy.  It was a roller coaster ride and with the amount of ups I had, I had twice as many downs.  I wouldn’t change it for the world though.  It has given me inner strength, wisdom and compassion that I would not have today.   I am a new person.  I have completely transformed my life and have an abundance of love, health, joy, peace and prosperity in my life now. I have beautiful loving relationships and I am living my divine purpose.  It is not easy to change.  We resist change, but it’s key to know that it’s our ego that doesn’t like change and our ego is not who we are.  We are a soul.  A soul that is infinite and eternal.  Our soul, who we are at our core, is for expansion, creation, sharing our gifts, being happy on the inside and out.  Our soul wants us to be in our natural state of being, which is perfect health, abundant, joyful, peaceful and free…living your truth….not anyone elses’.  Getting out of my head and living in my heart and from my truth is what yoga has given me.  It has healed my life, physically, mentally and emotionally,  and now I am in the position to help and heal others…my true purpose for this lifetime. I don’t think it gets any better than that!  Why not make your New Years Resolution more meaningful than a temporary change.  Why not make a commitment to yourself to do whatever it takes to be happy from the inside out and to live from the dream that’s hidden in your heart.  It is possible. Anything is possible.

Ignite Your Soul Fire! 

“Faith is the ability to see the Invisible; To believe in the Incredible; That will enable you to receive what the masses say is Impossible.”
-Clarence Smithison

Compassionate heart.

There are times when my heart feels so sad. I am a very sensitive soul and I feel things so deeply. I’ve been told I have a lot of extra “antennas”, more than most people.  This is a double edged sword for me.  It’s good for my clients and students that I work with, but it’s hard for me when I’m having conflict in relationship not to overreact and get so emotional. When I feel stuck in this emotion of sadness that I just can’t seem to shake, my way out is to pray to God as such:  ”Use my sadness God. Help me to not close down my heart and shut off from the world but help me to stay open in the pain and sorrow. Use my broken heart to help heal the heart of another. Thank you. Amen.”  When we are suffering that’s when we are the most understanding and compassionate to others pain and suffering. That is what I have learned. “Use my pain to help heal another” is a very powerful mantra. What this mantra or prayer is actually doing is giving you the space to breathe again and to shift into a higher awareness that we are all connected and we are not alone in our sorrow.  It brings you back to your innate compassionate inner wisdom. Sometimes that is all you need for your heart to be happy again. Try it next time you are struggling and see what happens.  I pray for your happiness and that all beings everywhere be free.
Namaste. Love, SoulFire

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