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When Sumbody Loves Me…

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I know, you are probably thinking, what does she mean by sumbody? I have to honestly say, as I was receiving the inspiration to write this article, I also thought the same. In moments like these, I just flow with it and hopefully as I share, it will become more evident.

Quite some years ago when my marriage ended, I became very ill with pneumonia. I was in shock and distressed and found it difficult to talk about because I felt ashamed and a failure.  Having two young children aged four and eight, I knew I had to be strong, but being strong wasn’t enough!

By trapping my emotion inside of me, I became ill. So ill, that when a friend dropped in to see me I passed out as I opened the front door.

Although it was difficult at the time, I worked through it, and as time went on, life became happy and normal once again. Surprisingly, over the next four years, I got bronchitis, which I have to say knocked me down for ten days at a time, and I wondered why.

This particular day my daughter who was only eight, said,

“Mum you always get sick this time of the year. Isn’t that when daddy left?”
Ka-Ching!! Yes, it was. OMG out of the mouths of babes such wisdom flows.

I often had, although unconsciously stated to others, “it’s okay because I always get sick this time of year.” Even my self-talk had supported the past event by creating an expectation. Surprisingly most people are speaking out, often completely unaware that what they are saying relates to the previous trauma as if it was an unconscious thought being expressed out loud, yet the conscious-self does not acknowledge the initial reason. I know I certainly didn’t.

Maybe some of you are experiencing your light-bulb moment right now, for this is what we call cellular memory! Each cell is alive, and I believe that they hold the physical DNA as well as the spiritual and emotional energies including the memories.

I believe it’s time for us to become more aware and mindful, and listen to our body, mind, and spirit. Smiling, now I get it!

Listen to the SUM of my whole body. Sum meaning, the amount or whole of any numbers or particulars added together. The Mind, Body, and Spirit as a WHOLE!

Each cell holds memory and if you feel some discomfort go within and check-in with your body, and ask yourself. Is this current distress related to a past trauma? Wait and listen because your cells have a voice and if you are patient you will hear.

Then acknowledge it, and remember that knowledge is power.  Then allow it to fall away for it no longer serves you. If it is difficult to let go, ask yourself this question; Is this loving me?

If not, then you are not losing something, you are gaining something. Why would you hold onto something that causes you pain and suffering?

So, release it, and then fill the space in your cells with love and light. Immediately, you will have commenced the process of forming new memory within your cells. All expansive, bright, and loving, creating harmony in your inner and outer world. As your cells multiply, the old impressions of the past will soon fade, and the new will be stronger and more loving of you.

So that you know since that day my daughter opened my eyes, I have not had bronchitis or been unwell around the anniversary of my marriage separation.

I often share with my clients and students how vital it is to love yourself more, be the observer, and be mindful of your self-talk, and know that sumbody does love you 😊

In chapter 29 of my book One Path, Many Lights called Present Moment Awareness; I found my wiser and loving-self reciting the below after a time of new understanding, I trust it resonates with you:

I love my body,

My body loves me.

We listen to and support each other.

We are in perfect harmony and balance.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels overseas.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

Friggin Writer’s Block

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My head made me say it. FRIG, FRIG, FRIG, FRIG, FRIG

Am I allowed to write this?

Well, today I don’t care. I have a headache because the pressure in my head is so intense that if I could fart from it, I would, just to relieve the stress.

I get up from my desk and walk around the house in a blur.

Now in the kitchen, there is an emptiness in the pit of my stomach that desperately screams out to be filled. My head interrupts and says, “You’re going to be like the side of a house if you keep this up.”

I fill the kettle turn it on then find myself piling nuts and dried fruit into a container and telling myself at least that’s a better option than the thick layer of butter and peanut butter on toast I was initially salivating.

I begin stuffing them into my mouth as to fill a void that is insatiable. Oh no far too much too quickly, and the undigested and partially eaten fruit and nuts are piling up in my oesophagus unable to reach the stomach for digestion causing significant discomfort.

I don’t like the idea of vomiting.

Quick I reach for a glass and fill it with water to wash it all down. Initially, there is much pain as the water tries to dislodge the mass.

Gently, gently Maria one small sip at a time you can’t FORCE IT.

Ah, then relief as the blockage is cleared. I take a breath feeling thankful.

Just then the kettle sounds releasing copious amounts of steam, hmm that was timely.

My brain again begins searching for the words, ideas and inspiration for my article today. I shake my head, and oh that hurt! I roll my shoulders up and back releasing the tension, and then freely move my neck from side to side. Ah, that feels much better.

I walk into my lounge, and looking at the window I’m drawn outside to the glistening concrete driveway, it’s raining, and I hadn’t even noticed. I’m enamoured by the beauty of the foliage; crisp shades of green, and droplets of rain appearing like sparkling diamonds as they gently rested on the leaves. The grey trunk has blackened with the wetness of the rain leaving uneven vertical lines near the base as the water drips down to the roots.  The sun breaks through the clouds and the leaves shimmer making me smile.

I find myself taking a deep breath and sighing as I breathe out. Now that feels great. I move my body, and all the tension has released, AND, yes you know it. I found the idea and inspiration for my article, or should I say, the idea found me 😉

Trust you enjoyed reading my article today. Haha, love, love, love sharing.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels overseas.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

 

Perception – Do We See the Same Thing?

PerceptionEyeThe dictionary’s meaning of Perception:

  1. A) The ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses
  2. B) The way in which something is regarded understood or interpreted.

Do we see the same thing? Interesting question … Have you ever looked up at the sky and noticed a shape in the clouds such as a rabbit or angel? While in awe at that amazing sight you share this with your friend standing next to you and they nod absently seemingly disinterested because they can’t see it.

Or, you’re walking through the bush and notice a scent that you just love and ask your friend, “Can you smell that?” You find a blank look on their face as if you’re talking about aliens standing on the path ahead.

These are two simple examples, but in life, there can be major misunderstandings created because of the different perceptions of the individuals involved often causing conflict and frustration.

In psychology, we talk about a frame of reference. Tversky, A. And Kahneman, D (1981) explained it like this; A frame of reference is a complex set of assumptions and attitudes which we use to filter perceptions to create meaning. The frame can include beliefs, schemas, preferences, values, culture and other ways in which we bias our understanding and judgement.

Let’s go back to the rabbit shaped cloud in the sky. What if you held up your arm and pointed your finger towards the shape you saw and asked your friend to place their hand over yours as you drew it in the air? Do you think they would see what you see? Yes, they would and would forever more see shapes in the clouds because you took your time to show them.

Now let’s look at that lovely scent in the bush. In Australia, we have the eucalyptus gum tree, and the leaves smell just like eucalyptus. What if you pulled a leaf off the branch and scrunched it in your hand and then smelt it and encouraged your friend to do the same. Would you feel you have increased their awareness and possibly opened them to experience the beautiful scents as they walked in nature? I’d say yes.

Now there will be some situations where no matter how you communicate the other person will have dug in their heels and will not want to see your perspective. You may have even found yourself in the same situation standing there righteously claiming your truth. I know that I have!

Through a recent personal experience, I wondered why a particular person was avoiding me. I called them and asked, “What’s going on for you, please tell me because I care and love you?” I then listened to what she had to say without interruption for the next fifteen minutes.

Hearing her initially, I was in shock, really that’s what you thought happened. None of what the other person stated resonated. In fact, I felt my body reject it immediately. That person believed they stood in their truth as I knew I was in mine.  We both had an entirely different perception.

There’s a saying about walking in someone else’s shoes… it can help, but there will be times that you may have to agree to disagree or walk away.

It’s a matter of how important that person or situation is, and it’s not about conceding, gloating or feeling frustrated. It’s about compassion for the other knowing that we all have our unique frame of reference, and then having confidence in your truth and intent, and feeling peaceful in that.

Often, I have used my body as the barometer. If it reacts with a complete rejection of the initial statement, then I know this is not true and real for me. If there’s a hesitation, then maybe there’s something in that person’s perception of the situation that I need to look at carefully.

I trust you have enjoyed my blog post.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

 

 

 

 

The Unexpected Teacher

Earlier this week I taught a Reiki Level Two certificate course.

When preparing for the day, I’m always well organised. The venue needs to be super clean (and this time it was my home), paperwork organised, food and drink sorted, and the right aromatherapy scent to create a loving sanctuary as people entered the sacred space. Oh, and I always meditate prior so that I am fully in my heart space, grounded and clear with my intention for that day.

This time, something was very different because I had Maggie, my gorgeous and lovable twelve-week-old puppy!

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Well, what can I say? It rained the night beforehand, and Maggie during her trips outside to the toilet came in with copious leaves attached to her feet and fur, which fell off as she ran through my home. Then, of course, the wet paw prints on my nicely cleaned floors and the pungent smell of her wet coat. Maggie also seemed more excited than usual, and I found her naughtier than her regular puppy explorations, or at least they were bothering me more.

I found myself a little flustered but felt I didn’t have time to worry about that.

Although the day went well, and Maggie was well received and loved. I felt tense, headachy and tired at the end of the day, which was not my usual self.

I sat and reflected, and by this time Maggie was sound asleep like a beautiful and gentle little fluff ball on my lap, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth 😉

I thought, why was I so tense? Then, I realised it was so important for me to be professional and no matter what was personally happening in my life the student’s experience was of the utmost importance. I also acknowledged I was a little concerned how Maggie would go for the full day. Now she’d been excellent with individual clients that were only one-hour appointments, but in the back of my mind, I had been worried.

I sat with that notion and then had an epiphany. I felt the same when having friends over to my home for a meal. Everything had to be perfect. Smiling, even my garden and outside area had to be spruced up. If I were caught out, I would feel rather guilty and unprepared, which would unsettle me. Hmm, that was old conditioning from my past!

I mean really! Why would a student see me as unprofessional considering they knew Maggie would be attending and openly delighted in the soon to be meeting?

Having this understanding of myself and my actions, I decided to change my thinking for the second day. My home didn’t need to be perfect, and I didn’t race around ignoring little Maggie, in fact, we had an extra-long play, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast together, and while she rested, I checked I was centred, organised and prepared for the day.

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It’s hard work having a good play!

Maggie even enjoyed the quiet of sitting and meditating before the student’s arrival, which was a special time for both of us.

The day itself ran smoothly, and when I reflected that night, I felt relaxed and happy and so was Maggie. I knew that my stress and anxiousness the day beforehand had caused her to feel uncertain and stressed herself, hence the behaviour. She was a great little or should I say large and visible reflection for me to view, a beautiful and unexpected teacher.

Unprovoked, my students commented on how they loved Maggie’s presence, and her energy and how it enriched their time in learning and receiving Reiki. They also didn’t notice the occasional damp leaf Maggie carried into the house on her paws, in fact, they delighted in her antics when trying to smuggle in a stick without being noticed and the many other cute behaviours, and especially the puppy hugs.

You know, we are always learning, and we always have choices. Sometimes, we just need to be the observer of ourselves, stop for a moment, feel the discomfort and listen. Then acknowledge and feel empowered to change or let go of what doesn’t serve to love you. Smiling, it would indeed save the angst and the need for others to mirror our internal emotions. Thank you, little Maggie, love you.

After all, there is an imperfection in perfection. It’s all a matter of perception.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

Why Do We Delay Our Happiness!

How many times do we choose to wait for the RIGHT time? Really, when is the perfect time? You could be dead tomorrow!

Sorry, that’s direct. My sense of humour but it is a reality, I’ve been there, and although my experience was enlightening, it made me realise how important my soul’s journey is and I don’t want to leave this world without living and experiencing the depth of what this precious planet and human life has to offer. Let alone the purpose I so strongly feel.

It had been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the delight of a puppy in my home. In fact, how cute are they! Just take one look, and you can’t help but open your heart and coo a little.

Little Maggie arrived three weeks ago by plane after having taken two flights. This little bundle of fluff weighing only 1.4kg greeted me with so much enthusiasm I could have cried with joy.

It was love at first sight

I’ve missed having my own loving and dear companion. On my walks in nature I’d find myself watching others with their pets, and even though I’d delight in their interaction, I felt an emptiness inside.

You see, I’d made a life-changing decision and sold my home and gave away almost everything. Neither wealthy or owning my home, it felt right and so much had changed since my near-death experience three years prior. I’d felt a strong inner nudge to indulge in life unrestricted by conditioning and cultural expectations. Although, initially a little scary at releasing the security I’d built, four years on I have no regrets!

Walking a path led by a feeling, dream, vision and inner guidance, I’m now living in my eighth home, and that’s just in these four years. I had strong feelings that I couldn’t possibly have a pet knowing I was transient and didn’t know how long I would settle in a place.

My happiness put aside, and the thought was, wait Maria for the right time. But when was that going to be?

Then two months ago I said to myself, hey Maria why not? Surely you can take a little bundle of joy with you wherever you go? That thought started the process and unexpectedly, or was it, little Maggie came into my life.

MariaandMaggieMaggie has enriched my life, and I have laughed more in these past three weeks than for a long time, you know that real belly laugh. She loves her cuddles and follows me everywhere, and is such a good little girl, especially when I have clients.

Maggie’s now testing me and her boundaries, and I welcome it for boundaries are something I have personally struggled with over the years. She’s a great little teacher, and I’m grateful that her soul chose me and I know when the time comes to move once again, we will be okay.

So, my friends, don’t put off your happiness because you are waiting for the right time. You have a purpose, meaning and worth, it’s time to live it – after all isn’t that what being alive is for!

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

A Message from The Guardians of the Light

Universe-GOTLA little reminder, I began channelling the Guardians of the Light after a near death experience during major surgery in 2010. My life has changed forever.

A message from The Guardians of the Light

Maria, the energy of love, is flowing beyond the veil of fear. Soon the world that you live in will experience a shift not seen in the history of this planet.

The energy will move the human race to see all that has not been seen. Many will question their sensibilities. Many will believe in the life they have yearned for.

There is so much happening to shift the consciousness of all that inhabit this Earth Star.

So, what do you mean that many will believe in a life they have yearned for? What will this shift look like?

Well done our child of light your questions are becoming more relevant.

Let’s look at what this shift will look like.

Firstly, there has been much unrest within many cultures. Those that wish to wield the stick of fear, they are failing.

Secondly, there are many who are taking the blinders off and are realising the potential of purpose and heart connection in all that we do.

We are all becoming ONE. One in thought, one in heart, one in light.

What about the individual growth of each soul?

This does not take away from the individuation process of each soul. It does though, show a shared I AM that has been talked about in spiritual circles.

We are a collective of consciousness, and the veil of fear is dissipating. Through this, love will have the freedom to open all hearts. As each heart becomes open it will connect to the I AM, or God Source as some may call it.

To travel within this stream is to be as ONE.

This will and is presently shifting the axis of the Earth Star. There is purpose to this. Time will no longer be linear.

Heaven on Earth will be a reality.

The new Earth talked about for so long is one within this dimension. There is structure within this for without structure the omni-universe would collapse.

What does this mean?

We are all interconnected our child of light. This is not a myth it is truth.

The Earth Star and all of its inhabitants are connected. There has always been a far greater picture than your culture has seen.

The seers of the past have prophesied of these times and have written about this.

Children of Earth soon you will learn the fate of this time and all the freedom and love that you have dared to dream.

Trust our children of Earth

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS

Your Head or Your Heart? Now that’s a question

MyHeadOrHeart1Have you ever had to make a major decision in your life and found yourself confused because there seemed to be two distinct voices going on inside, and more often they were on opposing sides. Now, which voice did you listen to?

Was it the loud thundering voice inside your head, which seemed to come with much expert instruction and possibly a tremor of fear or trepidation if you didn’t take its advice. Or was it the soft and tender heart’s voice, which was a feeling, and was hard to hear over that other booming voice.

How often have you looked back in hindsight and realised if you’d only listened to your heart it would have turned out so much better for you?

Smiling, we have all been there and wonder why our lives can be so complicated. When really, the only complication is the inner struggle of the head and the heart.

It’s interesting how we believe that our thoughts and brain are where the intellect is, and yes to some degree it is, but it is fraught with conditioning and input from our past experiences.

What about the intelligence of the heart our soul?

Have you ever understood the wisdom that your soul contains? Have you ever heard of your higher self? Have you ever known a KNOWING so deep that you just could not deny it?

In my travels, overseas there have been many a time where I’ve gone to walk down a lane and been stopped by a strong feeling in my gut warning me not to go there. It was hard to deny, and I turned away and walked in a different direction. My head wanted the reasoning as to why? My heart just knew.

At those times, the feeling was STRONG! It’s not always like that, and often we become confused. So how do we differentiate between the head and the heart?

Firstly, practice. Yes, I mean practice! By practicing with the small everyday choices, the larger decisions will become easier. For example; you’ve been invited out by friends, and your head says you SHOULD go. But you feel uneasy knowing that you don’t enjoy yourself at that venue. Keep it simple and be honest and share with your friends that you don’t like the venue but happy to catch up with them another time or suggest another place to go. Either way, there is no attachment to changing what the others wish to do, it is about being true to you – following your heart.

You see, your heart/soul loves you and wants you to be happy. When you’re happy, you have a higher vibration and feel more confident and clear. Your self-worth improves and no longer do you fear following what FEELS right for you.

Others will respect you providing you have come from that place of self-love.

If your head interferes and you give excuses and justify through telling maybe little white lies through fear. Others will feel that and will distrust your intent, and you will not feel comfortable.

Remember, we are intelligent, spiritual beings having a human experience.

So why not make your life so much simpler and teach and expand your human mind to know that your heart/soul has intelligence and wisdom far greater than this lifetime and it loves you and wants you to learn, grow, create, and live a happy, colourful and fulfilled life.

Happy practicing.

Until next week,

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance.

Maria writes about life (the human and spiritual path), the adversity, learning, musings and triumphs. A successful entrepreneur with over 18 years in her own business, Maria humorously states, “I am my greatest case study.”

Maria is a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Channel and Speaker.

Maria is currently writing her second book about her spiritual travels.

For further information about the author go to: http://www.marialacey.com.au/

Maria’s first book – https://www.amazon.com/One-Path-Many-Lights-Spiritual-ebook/dp/B00YOIOTIS