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Hawaii – Transition – Epiphanies

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Two weeks ago, I arrived home from my trip to Hawaii and what a trip it was my friends. In fact, who would have thought that Pele the volcano on the big island would decide to erupt within a couple of hours of arriving? Fortunately, I was on another island, and I can honestly say that I’m still processing the writer’s retreat held in Turtle Bay and the spiritual initiations experienced on Kauai. Oh, and now I have three books on the go lol 😂

During my first week home, I became unwell which unexpectedly allowed me time and space to process further, and this week epiphanies and clarity have been flowing in abundance.

In the past couple of years, I’ve thought all I’d been doing in my business had to change and resisted running the popular workshops and classes I had previously. I felt in transition and hoped that something would emerge to show me my direction and had been searching both outside of myself and within for inspiration.

Then speaking with a friend on the weekend I witnessed myself say, “For a long time now I’ve felt I had to find different things to do, but I now realise, it’s not about doing different things, it’s about doing things differently.” So, in other words, all of what I’ve done in my past in my business was still valid and important. Aha moment here guys.

I listened to those words long after the conversation and shook my head. OMG, that’s it. The universe had sent me signs through many ex-students over the past twelve months asking and sometimes begging me to begin a meditation class once again. I kept saying no, it doesn’t feel right because in my head I was supposed to be doing something different. Then other colleagues said, “Do it virtually, you can see more people that’s what everyone’s doing today.” But, that still didn’t feel right even though I was planning to begin a virtual class in June. You see I’ve realised, I love teaching, and being the ultimate nurturer, I love to create a sacred space and see the transformation in my students’ and clients.

Another epiphany, I now completely understand that all of the deep soul healing I’ve been personally doing over the past couple of years has supported me to heal the past and change what hasn’t served me. Previously, I had little focus outside of my work, for my work was my passion, and it drove me.

Now, although still my passion, I’ve come to realise I’m passionate about my life.

I’m an introvert and need time to replenish my energy and have been blessed with a beautiful, sensitive little pup, Maggie, that I adore and has come into my life to divert my attention while bringing me so much joy. I love to write, and I love to travel and feel the freedom to go where I’m inspired to be, for I’m a creative, energetic being.

Still true to my purpose to support, and inspire hope in others yet at the same time honour and create for me. I’m such a different person now, with stronger boundaries, and a real want to be Maria and not always the counsellor, healer and teacher.

Let’s face it.. we can certainly attend to our higher purpose and at the same time give as much attention to ourselves.

While writing this article, I can feel the excitement and passion filling me to the brim. Maybe by sharing my process, it may assist you too especially if you’re struggling with work, family, life, balance.

Love, love, love processes and the divine wisdom we have, yet it sometimes takes space to be created so that we hear, and I mean REALLY HEAR those magical words.

I’ve now sat down and had a strategy session, laughing with myself. I’ve set up my week so that I can include all that I love and the importance of sharing with those that I love. Doing this has given me a renewed passion for my business and how I can support more people through my classes and workshops, therefore working more effectively.

There’s a saying, “Work smart not hard”.

Inspiration seems to be flowing as the creativity sparks. I’m so excited about life, living and loving, and I’m aware that I flow best when I honour myself and keep my mind flexible and open, and move accordingly.

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

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