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Breaking Through the Illusion of Fear

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Have you ever been nervous before an event? My hand’s up high and waving I have!

It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was on my way to be a guest speaker to a group of peers, and my heart was racing, hands were sweating, and my throat felt so dry and lumpy I kept swallowing trying to clear it.

Have you ever suffered social anxiety or anxiety of any sort … ME, ME, ME yep!

Breathe Maria I kept on saying, and then it came to me to ask my higher and wiser self to fill me with love and anchor me in peace.

Instantaneously, a quietness emanated from within along with a warmth and comfort which calmed my body as well as my mind. Then my voice broke through reciting the below words with such gentleness and clarity:

Love is the key to all that is me

Love is my nectar

Love is my nurturer

Love is my strength

Love is my power

I kept saying this mantra over and over again…

It was thirty minutes till I’d reach my destination. My voice had become stronger and louder, and I felt a swell of love as I embodied those words with such heart and harmony.

By the time I arrived, I was enchanted, in love, and in alignment with me. The speaking engagement flowed brilliantly, and I felt grounded yet light as a feather and shiny as a star.

It’s amazing what can happen when you ask your higher and wiser self to help, and even more amazing when your heart is so open and flowing all fear associated ailments just disappear.

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/

When It’s Time to Do Nothing

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Interesting concept and for some incredibly hard to do.

Are you the type that while sitting and watching a movie or television, or while waiting for an appointment is also answering emails, messaging, checking social media? Or are your thoughts on an expedition to somewhere land?

Have you ever started one thing, stopped part way and began another then tried to remember what you were initially doing?

Have you ever felt the need to rest, but you chose to ignore it?

I have done every one of these, and I’m hoping there are some heads nodding. If not, you may not want to read any further.

Sometimes we are receiving nudges just to do NOTHING!

Stop thinking! Stop doing and take a break!

It’s okay, give it a go what are a few moments, an hour or a day.

I call it for me, getting out of my way. Let’s face it, we all have to deal with challenges, schedules and so on and often our greatest block is ourselves, and especially that opponent within the mind that wants to control.

What’s the best way to clear a block?

Step back, take a breath, ground and become present.

Then, get out of the stories, unplug and reconnect with you. I’m talking about realigning with your innate wisdom for when in alignment everything flows; creativity, happiness, simplicity, clarity, direction, love .. I’m sure you know what I mean because you’ve been there.

So, in this week’s blog, my message is to be aware of the opponent that comes from the head in its words of should’s and the what if’s that polarise and distract.

Allow space, become an empty vessel, you DON’T HAVE to DO ANYTHING just enjoy the moment.

Taking time to do nothing is an investment, and you’d be surprised how the ideas and clarity drift in when you create the space.

You’ll have a renewed energy that is focused and meaningful, with purpose and passion ignited.

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/

For all those Givers!

I thought I’d try something different this week, so I’ve done a vlog or I think that’s what its called lol 😉

It’s raw footage under two minutes, no edits, speaking from the heart … It’s for those of us that are givers and find it difficult to receive. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration in it for you x

Enjoy, with love and blessings,

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Heart Retreat

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I’m sitting in my kitchen, the French doors are wide open, it’s been raining, and I can’t help but breathe in the freshness of the air. Love, the delicious smell of nature after a good rain.

Although the scene appears quiet and contemplative, there is a community of boisterous ravens and other species of birds in conversation. Laughing, no matter where we are, there is always sound around us, which reminds me that the only real quiet place is within.

Let me share a story relating to that place of complete silence.

It was time for my annual check-up at my doctor’s. You know the blood tests, blood pressure check, breast examination, etc. I had entered the reception area and noticed some patients coughing and spluttering not looking well, which of course is the very reason why they were there!

However, even though I was seeing my doctor, I was healthy and decided I needed to cocoon myself in a beautiful golden bubble of light, a sanctuary away from the infections flying through the air.

So I sat, created my bubble, closed my eyes and meditated in that beautiful healthy and loving energy.

The next moment, I felt someone place their hand on me gently shaking my shoulder and speaking in a clear, loud voice, “Maria, are you okay, open your eyes if you can hear me?”

I did and found several people surrounding me and although a little surprised I responded in a calm, and quiet voice, “I’m sorry I was meditating, is it my turn?”

You see, I had gone so deep into that beautiful silence that my breath was barely noticeable and a patient had informed reception convinced I had died sitting up in my seat.

It’s hilarious when I reflect back to the paradox of relieved, and confused expressions on their faces.

With practice, you too can disconnect from the external noise, create your sanctuary and connect into the silence of your soul, a peaceful, and loving place to be.

If you’d like to learn more about these practices, I invite you to join my mailing list.

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/

When Dreams Heal and Magic Happens

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I was tired and decided this week to take a couple of days off to rejuvenate. My thinking mind had been overactive and was draining my energy, and I needed to reconnect and re-align with my soul.

So, over the last couple of days I rested and felt rather than thought and was led to watch some of my most favourite movies; The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, Conversations with God by Neil Donald Walshe and The Shift by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Smiling, I have to say that I wept on some occasions honestly, I wasn’t crying from sadness but in recognition of many aha moments.

Yesterday, I asked my soul to guide me and show me my next step, and during the early hours of this morning, I experienced a magical healing in my dream state.

Firstly, to give you some background a friend of mine had asked me to join his company to help with the sales and staffing. At the time the turnover was $25K, and I assisted him to become a multimillion-dollar company. The deal was he would pay my mortgage, and in the meantime, I would work for a small income much less than what I was worth. I was happy with that although at times it was difficult financially as a single parent with two young children.

Over time he became profitable, paid off his family home and purchased numerous investment properties but never honoured his verbal agreement. Eventually, due to some actions, I became disgruntled and left. One month later he knocked on my front door, flowers in hand on bended knee begged me to return, his business was floundering.

With compassion, I chose to return to the condition I was paid what I was worth. I didn’t mention our original agreement to pay out my mortgage because I felt sorry for him and trusted that it would happen eventually.

Within six months I realised nothing had changed! Through some profound and magical happenings, I commenced my holistic business and left for the last time.

Within a couple of years, I woke one morning after having a dream about him and his business. I saw that he had given a Director’s guarantee and this caused him to go bankrupt. I have to admit I struggled with what I should do. I was still angry. So, I put my grievance aside and called him, and shared my dream. He knew I was intuitive and thanked me but within two years it came true, and he lost everything including his family home.

He turned up at my doorstep once again seeking my friendship, but this time I showed no compassion. I was direct and told him so, he left soon after, and I have to admit I felt guilty for the way I behaved.

In the early hours this morning he was in my dream. I was working for him and noticed I was putting in minimal effort, not my norm, and I was transparent.

I could see a young man stepping up, and felt comfortable he had someone to replace me. He told me that he loved me, but it was time for me to go.

I felt such a great sense of peace as I woke from my dream.

On reflection, the young man was a younger version of him, and he had stepped up which made my heart glow. You see we both let go. I didn’t realise that all this time eighteen years I’d been holding onto the anger of the unfulfilled promise.

Today, I feel happy and free, and thankful my soul showed me my next step.

Please don’t underestimate the healing that can happen in your dream state. Our soul loves us and has beautiful ways of showing up and leading the way when we ask.

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/

The Power of Prayer and Intention

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To be prayerful does not mean that you have to be a part of a religious group or dogma. Prayer is all about intention. It is about feeling into and asking for what is within your heart. What is it that you need at this moment to bring forth love, harmony, and happiness? What is it that you require that needs the Universe’s support and love? What is it that you can’t do yourself that you need someone or something to lift you and raise your vibration and belief in something more significant than you?

These are all valid questions that when asked need precise answers. For how can a prayer or intention be answered if we are not clear?

The what is in your want or need and the how is where the Universe participates, and our only requirement is to relinquish control and allow the Universe to play its part.

We are co-creators and powerful spiritual and human beings. Be specific in your prayer and know that love will conceive love.

Some years ago, I had prayed for my daughter to be okay and for her to feel my love and when the time was right, for us to reconnect.  I re-affirmed this every night before closing my eyes to sleep. I didn’t pray in fear for her. I prayed trusting she was on her journey and wanting her to feel me for I missed her dearly.

I’m delighted to share that we did connect, although only for a short time and most unexpectedly and magically. You can read about it in my previous article Coffee and Cheesecake.

Love you x

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/

Skin Cancer – It is a reality!

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I remembered sitting in the waiting room of my skin cancer specialist and noticed a room filled with older men and women who were around my grandparent’s age. My doctor had referred me because she felt I had a basal cell carcinoma, skin cancer on my back.

I said to myself, it can’t be, I’m only thirty-nine.

Then thoughts filtered back to my childhood when I was a little girl running around in my frilly little nickers in the sun and having fun. My mother was an avid sunbather, and of course, in those days sunscreen wasn’t talked about nor heard of. I can’t remember how many times I had blistered shoulders, nose and forehead. I do remember my sister and I used to love peeling each other, the longer the strips, the more excited we became. Thinking about it today grosses me out a little.

Having the specialist check my spot confirmed that I did have a small BCC and I found myself booked in for a procedure to take it out. I didn’t completely understand what they were to do, but apparently, they took out the size of a large olive and then stitched me up. For a period I had six-monthly checks, and during that time they found four other BCC’s and one squamous cell carcinoma on my face.

Then, I was back to annual checks, and last year I went for that yearly skin cancer check, and they found five solar keratosis spots, which are classified as pre-cancerous and likely to turn into squamous cell carcinomas.  I know them well because I do self-checks and I’m in at the doctor’s straight away because I believe in prevention rather than cure, but these were on my back upper shoulders, and I hadn’t noticed them. He diligently used cryotherapy – freezing with liquid nitrogen which destroys the abnormal cells within the solar keratosis.

At the time they also found an aggressive squamous cell carcinoma on my upper arm, so I was back in surgery. I was freaked out. I am each time. I don’t think anyone likes the idea of being cut into, but I was incredibly grateful that I had continued to take responsibility and looked after myself and not allowed the fear to put me into denial.

My doctor put me on a three-month alert, this was last year, and to my shock, I was in surgery once again but this time, for a suspected melanoma. I’m grateful to say it wasn’t.

So now, back to six monthly visits.

I’m sharing this very personal journey with you today because I want you to know that skin cancer is REAL especially here in Australia because of our harsh sun and our damaged ozone layer. When I asked the doctor how skin cancer affects people today compared to ten years ago, he stated that they are getting younger and younger.

I remembered seeing a young man in his early 20’s leaving the surgery before my appointment. My doctor shared that a young person who was only nineteen was diagnosed that week with a high-grade melanoma.

No longer is the waiting room filled with older people!

So please if you notice anything unusual, such as a dry skin patch that doesn’t seem to heal, a mole that changes colour or you choose to have a skin cancer check for the reason only of prevention knowing we are in a harsh climate. Then follow your intuition, do your research and get in there and have a full body check, that part doesn’t hurt!

Remember that some skin cancers are preventable and when picked up early are easy to remove, such as mine!

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/