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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

 

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

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