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The Gift of the Messenger

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First Published in Sibyl Magazine November 2018

There are events in our life that transpire to open us to deep and soulful healing, and this was one of them.

Within my heart of hearts, I’d wished for that day to come, and it did. I was meeting with someone I’d loved all their life and had been estranged from for some years. We met for only a short hour, but then, all came crashing down, and my heart cracked open leaving a huge crevice.

Initially, the hurt and pain were intense. So much so, in glimpses, I’d felt helpless and without hope. The event wasn’t the cause it was the catalyst that triggered multiple traumas I’d endured and had shelved, which flooded into my consciousness. The overwhelming emotion felt stuck. I could feel the tidal wave within, but I’d gone numb, and in shock, my mind froze, until, I chose consciously to release and allow the healing to begin.

That was a pivotal moment, and enlightening choice for it generated an outpouring of love and gratitude for that person because she was the ONE. The messenger, the gift.

It was time to set myself free, and I gave myself permission to TRULY heal those traumas. Several months later my relationship with that person opened like a lotus with such purity and renewal, and a new beginning was now possible.

Things had changed because I’d changed. Patterns had altered and were still in their adjustment stage. Supportive and loving beliefs had embedded within my consciousness, and the subconscious limiting beliefs and sabotaging habits had been cleared and re-set.

Through a profound awareness, I witnessed consciously my actions, thoughts and movement moment by moment, and day by day. I sensed my healing and the newness forming, but I noticed unconscious patterns and how quickly I reverted to the previous default behaviour. Yes, just like our computer settings we do have subconscious defaults.

In those moments I stopped midstream and felt within, and my realisations came quickly and with acknowledgement and understanding. I didn’t berate myself, in fact, I congratulated myself for the recognition and then felt empowered to choose between the old way of being and the new and more conscious way.

The old way, had me moving through life in survival mode. It was understandable because the innocence of the child was taken so young through physical abuse, manipulation and narcissism. The realisation was that even though, she was an intelligent, compassionate child of the stars she had never felt good enough and worthy, which filtered into her adult life. It undermined her growth and happiness with busyness, doing and should.

The new conscious way, I felt empowered, good enough, and worthy. It motivated me to thrive and to create through love, SELF-LOVE.

Simplicity, gratitude and a soft focus are my way forward. Each movement, I ask, “Is this loving me?” For I now walk with purpose upon this earth with a renewed passion to restore hope into the hearts of many. Including mine.

Until next week,

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

The author of a personal and spiritual memoir, One Path, Many Lights. 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, Sound Healer, Channel, Author and Speaker.

Maria feels passionate about restoring hope into the hearts of many.

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

Awareness, Flow and Nature’s Gift

SibylOctober

First published in Sibyl Magazine October 2018

Something is soothing and healing when immersed in nature.

When I’m by the ocean, I feel invigorated, and especially love it when it’s blowing a gale and icy cold. My body, heart and soul are uplifted and excited when I see and hear the waves crashing against the rocks, and feel the ocean spray on my face. An urge rises, and I want to sing to my heart’s content, and don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been known to sit on a rock and do precisely that. Smiling, and always with open arms, my voice is directed out to the vast ocean, unrestrained and uninhibited, and encouraged by my inner child as a giggle erupts as she opens her eyes wide and smiles at the world with a cheeky grin.

Have you ever felt inspired to release your melody and let your inner child play in nature?

I’d just arrived home after walking Maggie my gorgeous pup along a small creek surrounded by Australian Native trees and dense bush. During my walk I wanted to be present, laughing, it helped with Maggie’s keen interest to sniff the ground and every blade of grass along the way.

It reminded me how I nurture and guide others through meditation. Especially when I take my class outside and teach mindfulness techniques while communing with nature as they breathe and harmonise the gifts that Mother Nature offers. Or, when seated inside, I guide their journey through visualisation and encourage my class to connect to a place of stillness within.

That day, I was in awe of nature’s beauty as I gazed along the creek bed. A tree had died and was now supported by another on the other side. Surprisingly, that picture reminded me of my community and those that care for me, and a comforting warmth spread through my body.  The glistening water in the creek caught my attention, luscious new growth was sprouting, and a vast range of colours tantalised my senses. I felt calm and peaceful and noticed my breath was deep and gentle, and fell in love, and felt nourished by the beautiful landscape.

Maggie became a little restless, so we continued our walk. Soon we met with a woman who carried a professional, sturdy camera in her hand. She was looking up into the tree, so I stopped and said hello. She explained that some kookaburras had nested in the hollow of the tree above and she was keen to capture a photo of the baby kookaburra. We began a conversation about sustainability, different cultures, and then our travels overseas. She’d been to many of the countries I had, and it was a delight to reminisce and share stories.

Later, I realised we had created our own melodic chatter as our energy interconnected and our vibration stretched and expanded into many continents. I wondered, “Was nature now listening intently to us, and did she feel and absorb the inspiration and heartfelt joy of our connection?” I hoped so.

With gratitude.

Until next week beautiful souls,

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

The author of a personal and spiritual memoir, One Path, Many Lights. 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, Sound Healer, Channel, Author and Speaker.

Maria feels passionate about restoring hope into the hearts of many.

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

 

Who’s Leading the Way?

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First Published Sibyl Magazine September 2018

Life is exciting, I mean it is. It reminds me of metres of yarn of all different textures and colours being knitted together to create an abstract piece of art.

I love that we can have the freedom within our western society to be who we want, and to change it on a whim if we choose. To dye our hair, change our clothing style and even our body shape. God knows many of us are doing that.

I wonder though, with all that aesthetic change does it change the internal workings of who we are? I mean we are the same person, after all, sometimes confident, others times vulnerable. Occasionally free thinking and other times tied up with restrictions and the busyness life can present.

Let me ask, “Do we appreciate the amazing spiritual being we are or do we allow the ego to lead the way and quieten the voice of the soul?” Many of us do just that, so how do we gain a balance, I mean do we want to move from reaction and fear or a place of wholeness and ease. I certainly know what I would choose.

To quieten the thoughts and the ego-self, firstly, we must acknowledge those thoughts and remind ourselves that the ego can be eager fierce and loud in its delivery. The soul, on the other hand, is likened to a monk that sits and watches with much wisdom and a great knowing, but it won’t interfere nor struggle with the loud booming voice of the ego. Mind you. It doesn’t give up. It patiently waits for an opportunity, and when it comes, it surprises with words of wisdom said to a friend, or even, a feeling so strong that it can’t be ignored and guides you in the direction of your path.

Ego is not all bad for it motivates us and moves us to aspire, and it challenges us to be the best we can. The soul, on the other hand, is the fire in the heart that sparks and enriches our desire to do great things with a purpose in this life not only for ourselves but also our world, fuelled by love.

The ego can entangle us in mixed emotion and sway us from seeing the truth. The soul’s voice can move us in a way that seems far too simple, and surprisingly it is.

Can you see through this journey that no wonder we get confused between our head and our heart?

A process my soul’s wisdom shared is to STOP and sit in silence, breathe out allowing all tension to melt away, then raise our attention to just above our head to what I call the higher mind while we have our hands placed lovingly on our heart. It’s through this focus that the head and ego quieten, and we hear the voice and wisdom of our soul and feel the spark of desire and purpose within turn into a flame.

Namaste

Until next week beautiful readers,

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

The author of a personal and spiritual memoir, One Path, Many Lights. 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, Sound Healer, Channel, Author and Speaker.

Maria feels passionate about restoring hope into the hearts of many.

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

Magical Blessings in Hawaii

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First Published Sibyl Magazine August 2018

Recently in Hawaii, a place filled with mana, the energy of the ancient, an essence felt like a gentle cloud lifting your spirit. We landed in Honolulu and then took a flight to Kauai the smallest island of the Hawaiian group, yet the oldest.

Several hours after we landed Pele the volcano on the Big Island erupted. After a discussion with the local natives, they expressed no surprise nor concern. They understood Pele and had a deeper more profound connection which gave me confidence that all would be well.

On my second morning, I was enjoying breakfast by the ocean with a couple of friends when a native in spirit came to me. We began a conversation, unbeknown to my friends sitting at the table, and he asked if I would do a ceremony on the beach, which I agreed. I have to say that I didn’t know what that would look like but trusted I would know at the time.

That afternoon we went off to peruse the island, and the next morning I went down to the ocean alone and began to walk along the beach. The sun shone with such warmth, the sea breeze gently kissed my skin, and the salt air made me feel alive and happy. The ocean was magical, and then I stumbled across a seal sunning itself looking delightfully peaceful. This was the place!

Feeling a sense of excitement, I took off my sandals and walked into the water up to my ankles, then raised my hands, and as I did the native spirits surrounded me. I unleashed my soul’s voice, a light language I have sung since a small child. Then I heard them as they sang in the same language, a first for me, and my heart burst open with joy. The energy was electrifying yet soothing as we harmonised together, and I soon lost myself in it. For how long I have no idea, but what I can say is I was abruptly woken out of my state by a rush of icy cold water between my legs. OMG. I looked down to see the water was lapping at the top of my thighs. Had I walked in further?

I moved back out of the water and onto the wet sand, feeling a little dazed. Then my feet sunk into the compacted sand covering my ankles. Then, thump, thump thump. A steady beat pounded hard under my feet, the sand around moved with the intensity, tears began to flow for I felt Mother Earth’s heartbeat. I gently closed my eyes feeling one with her, a sacred time, never to be forgotten.

Previously, I’ve been compelled to travel to far and distant places to heal the land, and the people, and be the key to open portals and vortexes. This time was very different for it was a gift and blessing for me. A past life known about yet confirmed in greater detail, which tears still flow in gratitude today.

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

Make A Wish

SibylJuly2018

First Published Sibyl Magazine July 2018

Recently I dropped into a new age store and decided on the spur of the moment to pay for a half hour reading. The woman used tarot cards, and the wish card appeared twice. She reminded me although it says three wishes you have only one wish. I remembered sitting there thinking hard, “What could I wish for that wouldn’t waste this precious one?” I couldn’t decide and chose to save it for later.

Within a couple of days, I found a dandelion on my bedroom floor. I wondered for a moment how it came to be in my home. You see ever since I was a child each time a dandelion floated around me I knew I could make a wish. I called it my wishing star, and then remembered the tarot card and my one wish. I mean really, why was it so hard to make? What was stopping me?

Sitting in contemplation, I concluded it was fear stopping me. The concern I could waste this opportunity and the biggest fear was being unworthy. Then I wondered how I could make a wish that would also benefit others, after all, I always delighted in others gains, but by this time my mind had become a whirlpool of energy, thoughts off in all directions and then, that protective part of me slammed shut, and once again I delayed making that wish.

It was time to move from my rental home. I began the search in earnest and without realising I’d set the intention and made my wish. I knew what I wanted. Three bedrooms, clean and light, a lovely alfresco outdoor area, lawn and garden so that Maggie my pup and I could enjoy, and most importantly a creative space for my writing and a room where I could run my business from home with ease.

Trusting the universe had my back was imperative, and within a short time, my dream property appeared. You see, this was my wish, and against all the odds it came true.

Firstly, there were over thirty applications. Secondly, my referee from my existing property was not forthcoming, and thirdly, I had a dog, and the landlord didn’t want a dog on the property.

There was also something very different I noticed about myself especially after I’d sent in that application which had never happened to me before. Usually I would have ruminated whether I’d get it or not and even in my mind I would have placed my furniture in the new home, and of course, there would be the usual anxious moments, but not this time.

My trust in the universe was stronger than it had ever been. Maybe it was the subconscious knowledge that I’d placed my wish and trusted it would come true.

All I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you for this home which will not only benefit myself and Maggie but all of the wonderful clients and students I am privileged to work with daily.

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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

The Divine Author Within

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First Published Sibyl Magazine June 2018 

We are all connected to our divine author. It is the very place of wisdom that supports us through our darkest moments and where inspiration and creativity flow.

I had been journaling for many decades, in fact, I remember having a small diary with a pretty motif on the front cover as a small child with an exclusive lock and key. Each and every day I wrote about my feelings and what was happening in my life. It was my closest friend. In that diary, I could say and share anything without consequence or judgement from others. I valued and protected it, hiding it in a secure place, and as one diary was filled, I saved my pocket money to buy another.

When writing, I found my truth became more evident as the divine author kicked in. Initially, the hurt or pain spoke through a deep dark crevice, and as it was brought into the light, it changed, and my truth appeared in all its glory. In reality, there was wisdom, and through that wisdom, there were solutions to support me as my divine author spoke through words on paper. For in the divine, we are in a place of unconditional love, a place filled with the influence of the teacher’s knowledge and wisdom.

Still, to this day, I love to journal. My journal helps me to express myself in a way that feels safe. It helps me to clarify my feelings and untangle the copious amounts of thoughts that flow in, often coloured by the subconscious mind. For the subconscious is only a record keeper of past experiences and will usually not be subjective to the here and now.

I love my divine author. I love the teachings that support me and my journey, and most of all I love that I can feel in wholeness by creating solutions and clearing the path of my mind to inspire the heart to lead.

I love the fact that inspiration will flow at any moment, and when it does, I hasten to get a pen and paper and find myself scribing a poem or a beautiful quote such as this one I did just the other day:

I see you, I feel you, I hear you
You are no different, no less
You are more, you are the light within the stream of energy
You are the night of the day
You are the centre of the Universe
For you are all that is
Loving, kind, generous and filled with an abundance of energy
You are the mountains, the streams, the air, the scents
You are me, and I am you
We are no different
We are one, entirely one
Feel, see, hear me for I am you and you are me.
I love you

To connect to your divine author, write and write some more. Purge all that is on your mind then, STOP. BREATHE and call upon your divine author. Then write beautiful soul.

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