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Near Death Awakening

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First published in Sibyl Magazine May 2018

In 2010 I had a near-death experience while in surgery. This enlightening experience changed my life!

Three months later I sat in my art room, a place of inspiration, and felt compelled to source a new exercise book and pen, and then sat in my comfy chair. Very quickly I felt energy travel down my arm and I began to write. This writing was not my own, it was script and I’d always printed. It was larger than mine and so much faster as my hand wrote with ease. Then all of a sudden it stopped.

I sat for a moment wondering what had just happened. The loving energy and words of wisdom on my page took me by surprise, and in recognition, a well of tears fell down my cheeks. I then began to ask questions, and my hand wrote. That was the day I started channelling the Guardians of the Light.

Some years later I was guided to write a book sharing their knowledge and was encouraged to write part of my own story, which I have since published called One Path, Many Lights.

Although, a confident, spiritual teacher, counsellor and Reiki master running classes, workshops and seeing clients, to write a book was daunting even though I’d thought about it in the past. Let’s face it; I believe there is a book in every one of us. Though underneath I felt unworthy of this task. I mean really. Who was I to do this?

Almost eight years on and a life that is very different to what was then, in fact, I’m very different. I continue to share their writings with the realisation of, who was I to question a divine force that had only shown me love and challenge their belief in me. Please read below a message from the Guardians of the Light:

‘Children of Earth, today marks the beginning of love flowing into the energy of love. Children of Light it is time to raise your energy and expand your light. Many have incarnated on this plane. It is your birthright to shine. Do not allow the conditioning of the collective consciousness to sway you from your purpose. We are delighted to be sharing with you through this medium.

Light always expands the energy of love and darkness fades into the recesses. Darkness is just that! Fear, on the other hand, is a trap to hold you in the shackles of controlling your free-will. Free-will gives you a choice, and how your life will appear will depend on whether you choose from a place of fear or love. Love shines a light expanding your path with ease, joy and wisdom. Fear darkens and narrows your path limiting your view and restricting your happiness and growth. How do you want to proceed?’

I love the wisdom shared by them and feel truly honoured to be their channel. They do not tell us what to do, they guide, and the choice is ours.

Namaste

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 19 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

 

Hawaii Here I Come

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Hawaii here I come… this journey has been a long time coming, although I know everything happens when the time is right, I’m delighted it is here, and I leave tomorrow.

Let me share why I’ve felt a strong urge to go to Hawaii. There was a time I spent many months on the North Island of New Zealand in a place called Whakatane. I still remember the day this journey began. I was working in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne as a counsellor, and my client entered the room. She was from the Maori culture, and part way through her session I noticed a huge, tall and robust looking Maori man standing behind her and next to him was a slender, tall Maori woman with long salt and pepper hair. Without thought, I mentioned the man to Lisa. His energy was so loud and compelling it just slipped out.

She looked at me and enquired further as to what he looked like which I shared. She then said, “That’s Koro, our spiritual leader.” By this stage, I was feeling a little uncomfortable because she had come for counselling, and I felt this was unprofessional of me. It was too late, and the door was wide open.

She then said, “He must be calling you to New Zealand.” Initially, I was a little unsure, but in my heart, I felt such a connection to both these apparitions, although I thought they were spirits initially until Lisa stated Koro was still very much alive. The other lady though was different and later on in my journey I understood why she was there and her purpose.

Within a week I was leaving for Peru a trip I’d planned earlier, and three months after my return I received an email from Lisa with Koro’s number. I called Koro, and this marked the beginning of an adventure and discovery and profound love for New Zealand and a mystical part of me. A three-year journey or should I say quest into the unknown, and a deep understanding of the shaman and seer hidden within.

There were many lessons and breaking of illusions. I learnt so much as I volunteered my services to do healing and counselling within the Maori culture and experienced an intimate and loving connection with Koro and the Maori community. The outcome was a new understanding of myself, my path, and my purpose, and is the path I continue to follow.

During my walk upon this land, I came to understand the Maori did not originate from New Zealand. They came from the Polynesian Islands, and I have for some time wanted to trace their steps, and Hawaii was on my list.

I have to share that although going to Hawaii with this initial intention, it’s a writing retreat with Tom Bird that has called me.

With an open heart and mind, it’s time to venture forth, stand on the land of Hawaii, connect to the ancestors and be open to their teachings. The awareness is in the courage to walk where I intuitively feel led no matter what calls me there.

Will share more from Hawaii 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 19 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

Journaling with the Guardians of the Light

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Maria, the energy of light, is illuminating your path. Trust is the subject of today’s writings.

Trust the energy within. This would spark trepidation for some. Years of hurt from others. Betrayed trust and the most valued of all trusting oneself!!

Our children of earth to trust is to have an unconditional commitment to whatever the outcome. To trust is to know there are circumstances beyond your control. To trust is to know deep within your soul that whatever flows is what is available to learn from. To trust oneself is to love oneself knowing that at times you have allowed outside influences to stray you.

This is nothing new that you are not aware of.

Time
Reassurance
Unconditional
Step
Transmission

I’m feeling like my connection is not strong, so I ask this question. Why am I not receiving your guidance as clear?

Maria, you have been too busy in your head to trust this process.

Our child of light love flows through all things. You, our child of light have enormous potential, yet there are times you sabotage your efforts.

Trusting you is the hardest of all. (I knew what that meant, for they were referring to trusting myself)

To trust you, you must be grounded. You must be clear in your boundaries. You must know the truth of your heart. To know this, you must sit in silence and listen.

There are many who are in similar situations and only when they sit in the silence do they really connect and align.

Child of light do not be hard on yourself. Forgiveness is needed here. Forgiveness of oneself!

Only you make yourself do what you do. Each human being has free-will and therefore has a choice. To trust is to know the responsibility of your choices. The outcome is irrelevant.

I sat for a moment looking at the last sentence, ‘The outcome is irrelevant.’ Hmm, I suppose that IS trust, to have confidence in knowing that whatever the outcome, it will be okay.

I then realised it was their example of TRUST above that confused me a little, I say what did they mean by Transmission? Lift off? But I got it, see below:

Time (Sit in the silence)
Reassurance (From the silence you will feel connected and aligned with self)
Unconditional (Love is the key)
Step (Have faith)
Transmission (Communication begins)

Thank you, Guardians of the Light.

Our child of light, thank you xx

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 19 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

A Message from the Guardians of the Light

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The energy within the Earth plane is now flowing at a new vibration. There are many dimensions now being seen by many through the human eye. This is not to be concerned as the adjustments are taking place for the alignment of the New Earth Star.

People of the Earth this time is reflective! This time is for introspection, and it is a time to know who you are.

To love the light that shines within and to deny the fear that flows to darken your light.

Understand that you are perfect as you are. The changes at this time are a reflection so bright, so that you may see the illusion that your fears and that of your society has been creating to mask the internal power and strength of the love that resides within each one of you.

Our children of light breathe out the illusion and allow your breath to clear the smokescreen that you have believed in for so long!

Our children of light you have the power to create a loving and bountiful community. In this space there will be no need for fear and its illusion!

Trust in the power of love and light and know that you are being supported through the Universal Stream which connects everything. Believe and it shall be truth!

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 19 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

This Week’s Musing

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Creativity, happiness, love, laughter. These generate true positive flow, and when in this space all of life appears brighter as if the sun has shone its rays upon us, lighting our path.

Present day reality may sometimes appear gloomy and uncertain as the sun shines boldly and in the next moment is overshadowed by light and dark clouds as they drift by.

I often wonder whether we as human beings with our free-will and ego, understand the spiritual journey of the avatar within.

In my book One Path, Many Lights I wrote:

‘Through this connection with the Guardians of the Light I have come to understand that life is forever evolving. It will lead us to see clearly from a different perspective. We might stand at the top of a mountain. It might shape us into an eagle where our wings lift us into freedom of flight. We could end up in the middle: a volcano feeling the depths of despair, with emotions that rumble and flare. Either way, my spirit has chosen to be here on this Earth, and I will learn to be more present, more conscious, so I may experience the delights, the abundance, and feel with every breath I take.

I will skip like a stone thrown across the water, and I will dive into the greater depths of the unknown. The adventure is in the discovering. It stimulates every cell within me to be all that I can be.

From this day forth I will show love, compassion and kindness to me. I trust that the ripple effect will be felt by thee.

I know and trust we are guided. We are not alone.’

Our guidance may be God/Source, otherworldly beings or the highly evolved divine being within.

The avatar once again moves us to be all that we know we can, and although our ego may be rampant at times, and momentarily distracts us. Self-forgiveness and understanding, along with nurturing and guiding our free-will to make loving choices will help us meander the path we are destined to follow.

Love you.

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 19 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

Life’s Unseen Gifts

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First Published in Sibyl Magazine April 2018

Confusion, doubt, incessant mind games haunting the recesses of my mind. What is the truth? What do I believe?

Growing up with a narcissistic mother and then dealing with a father who was caught up in his fears and took his frustration out on me in many unpleasant ways. I often wonder how I’m so sane today. Or am I, or realistically is anyone?

Coming into this world I had a deep understanding and eagerness to learn, yet as I became more initiated into this human life with the twisted mind games a narcissist plays and the physical abuse the body endured. I rolled from having a well of deep compassion to feeling confused, fearful, alone and just wanting to go home. This world was cruel.

Yet, I chose my parents, and there was much to learn from them.

Honestly, it wasn’t until I was in my twenties I began to accept that statement. Prior when others from spiritual circles would express that, the hair at the back of my neck would prickle with disbelief and anger rose.

It was during a lunch break at a Reiki workshop I was teaching when one of my students who was sitting opposite reacted to something I said. She slammed her hands down on the table and launched her body towards me and screamed,

“I’ve had the same childhood and how can you be so positive?”

I remember, although shocked by the force of her energy. A calmness from within emerged, and I sat still for a moment feeling her pain, then compassionately said,

“There’s a saying that God never gives us more than we can handle. I was born with an awareness that has assisted me to see the positive through life’s challenges so that when I fall, and I do, I rise with hope and faith. Now, you have shared your husband is your rock. Tell me have you always had someone in your life that was your rock?”

She answered with calmer energy, “Yes.” I then said,

“I’ve never had a rock. Could you consider that your rock is similar to my positive nature for it has the same role in holding us when life throws bricks, and we fall?”

She thought for a moment and nodded in agreement as she settled back into her chair.

We are never, ever alone in our journey of learning to meander through this life. God/Universe gives us gifts to support in different ways, yet all leading to lift us when we fall.

My parents, I can honestly say I love with all my heart although they have chosen to be absent from my life. They gave me life, showed me their vulnerability, and although I’ve been twisted, reshaped and had a journey of hard learning through similar relationships. It’s been the untangling, simplifying and coming back to the authentic loving, and joyful me that has fuelled my purpose, because of my journey, for supporting and bringing hope into others’ lives.

In gratitude, Namaste

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 19 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

Consciousness

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Once again, I’m going to share a poem that I wrote in a moment of inspired thought. Love those moments!

I then sat this morning pondering do I edit this or post as is, and decided it felt right to post the raw unedited version. Here goes ..

Realms of the unknown
Trialed yet not seen
Collective movement of thoughts
Settled within thee
Today is the beginning
Love floods the stream
The Universal stream of light
Here yet not seen
Consciousness

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