Sometimes life is like that - you don't know what you want until you actually get it. We can wish and manifest for something but it never actually comes about. We can hope and dream that the result will be as breathtaking as we have imagined - but it never quite turns out exactly right.
It doesn't mean that to dream is wrong.
It doesn't mean that you're not manifesting correctly.
Sometimes finding what you want and what you actually need are two completely different things. Just because we want it very badly doesn't make it right for us. Often we are guided to what we need and that is always enough.
I find myself sitting on a stone beside a slow trickling brook. Its sound reminds me of sweet wind chimes dancing to a summer evening breeze. I close my eyes and breathed in my surroundings in an attempt to lock the memory in my mind forever.
As a soft warm breeze touches my cheek and I open my eyes. The scene before me has an almost magical quality a lightness that makes me feel like i'm swaying in a hammock or floating on a cloud.
The breeze speaks softly as it moves softly around my face,
'Why do you sit so quietly here?'
I wished to visit somewhere peaceful, somewhere still and serene and I woke up here.' I reply.
'What is it you seek?' the breeze asks.
'Stillness." I reply.
'Stillness is an illusive quality. If you find pure stillness you stop the wind, you stop all movement including your mind. This can be difficult to achieve.' the breeze whispers.
"A world with stillness would be so very mundane, but stillness for a moment - a chance to capture all that is in you, around you and of you would be magical.' I declare.
'Ah, I understand.' it murmurs softly.
'It's not too much to ask for, is it?'
'Not at all, you have the magic and the strength to achieve this. But I must leave you first.'
'Do you have to go?' I ask.
'Yes, because in the stillness I cannot exist. I must forever move, caressing all that I touch with my energy and love. I will leave you to still this space - fill it with magic, beauty and love, even if it is just for a moment!'
I find myself in a most beautiful glade. Tall trees surround me, with soft green grass speckled with delicate flowers. It resembles a sway of multicoloured jewels on a carpet of green as they dance in the breeze and glimmer in the light.
Before me is a large tree stump. Something silver attracts my attention on it. I walk towards it.
It's a large silver ornate hand mirror. I pick it up but to my astonishment it doesn't reflect my image. I examine it more closely, front and back. But its surface does not reflect me or my surroundings.
I feel the presence of my Angel near me.
'What is it?' I ask.
'A mirror, of sorts.' she replies.
'I don't understand.'
'The mirror does not reflect you or this place. It is more a portal or viewing mechanism to see through.'
'Where? What can you view through it?' I ask.
'It's simply a mirror to reflect your soul, your true you, dear one.'
'Oh!' I reply in wonder.
'Clear your mind, allow yourself to connect with your Soul. The connection may be difficult at first but with time it will become easier.'
I sit by the tree stump, taking the mirror in both hands, I begin to clear all thoughts from my mind. I close my eyes to concnetrate further.
Slowly i feel myself become lighter. I gently open my eyes and stare into the mirror. The surface begins to ripple and move like waves lapping a delicate shore. The mirror's surface becomes smoother as the rippling continues at the edges. From the shimming surface an image begins to appear.
Originally posted on 4/5/12
'Don't wish your life away."
I remember someone saying this to me when I was a child moaning on about long school days.
Do we use the 'I Wish' phrase too much or not enough?
I can only speak about what I experience and in my opinion its over used to the extent of being maxed out.
One example is when we add it ourselves after receiving a compliment or thanks. We turn a positive comment/compliment into a negative by adding 'I wish' or its partner 'If only'. We should not do this because it belittles our talents and also those of the person who have offered us the comment/compliment.
So don't add 'I wish' or 'if only', when someone says something nice about what you've done or achieved. Thank them graciously and accept it in the spirit it was given.
Another example is where we actively 'wish' away for something. We dream of a fruitful reward to our wishing like winning the lottery, or meeting a tall dark stranger, having a luxurious holiday etc. These may seem like nothing more than fantasies and dreams.
I'm not saying we should stop dreaming, if mankind never dreamed we would not have achieved many of the great things we now take for granted today. We dare to dream and it propels us forward, we turn our dreams into a reality.
But many people can get stuck in the 'I wish' phase. They never get off the ground and begin to turn their dreams into a reality. Instead they sit and wait for another to come and show, tell or instruct them on how to move forward. While all the time they have the answers and ability but no drive to do it.
When my Grandparents were born (1890-1907) it was a far different world. I never recall hearing them using the phrase 'I wish'. They had a more down to earth attitude. They grew up with an expectation that if they needed food they had to provide it, so hard work was the norm. There didn't have the range of shops, choices and luxuries we have today. They had what they had because they worked hard for it. They knew the difference between right and wrong and lived their lives by what we today would possibly call a simple code.
So where did the 'I wish' come from and why is it so prevalent in our society? The evidence is all around us. Pick up any tabloid newspaper, there are the wannabe's trying to sell some crass story to further themselves or some 'z list celebrity' trying to flog a book they haven't even written. We have teenagers appearing on saturday night shows trying to grasp that golden key to stardom, all wishing hard to live the dream.
But why? Is normal life so dull and uninteresting. No, because they have been sold a dream - a dream where if they wish hard enough (no other effort required) they'll get it. Education is not a requirement, but fake looks and bodies is all that is needed with a willingness to be told what to do and when.
We have allowed ourselves to be blinded so that we all want the 'I wish' to come true. Check sales of lottery tickets for proof of this. We have allowed our governments to lead us by the nose, TV channels and bosses to tell us what we should be watching and allowed ourselves to sit by and watch it all happen.
Many countries now find themselves in recession due to the financial crisis and its aftermath. But what are people doing about it? Nothing! Youths who have never had a job still hang around waiting for their 'big moment' expecting someone to hand it to them. We have whole areas in cities where the unemployment is almost 100% and what are people doing - nothing.
Now is the time to get up and going. Get your life back. Stop wishing for someone to tell you if you're going to get a new job, change your career, find a husband, have children, visit another country etc.
Take responsibility for your own life. What are you doing to answer these questions for yourself? Go plant some vegetables, meet your neighbours set up a bartering group, volunteer to gain skills, there are plenty of opportunities out there see them for yourself.
You have chosen to live here and now. Stop believing the rubbish you see on TV, and read in the papers. Live your life your way by following your own integrity and you will see the rewards.
Originally posted on 11/4/12
Sometimes you wonder, what next?
Or you find you're bogged down,
stuck in a rut, unable to move forward,
unsure of what to do.
The answer lies within.
What is your passion?
What do you dream about?
If you want it strong enough,
and work to that purpose,
then it will happen for you.
Ask the Angels for their assistance
and help, and they will guide you to the
right time and place.
However, be aware you actually
have to do it for yourself !
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