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A Compassionate Heart Breathes

Compassionate heart
First published in Sibyl Magazine August 2019

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. These are the words I say often. I love to hold my hands gently over my heart centre as I breathe deeply into my heart, feeling the gratitude with such warmth and comfort. How do you find comfort in your life? How do you connect to the gratitude within each breath, for breath is life, and is certainly something to be grateful?

Many times, over the years, I’ve experienced miraculous events. There have been times when I did not doubt that an earth angel visited to guide me, hold me, and in some cases, save my life. Everyday miracles abound, but do you notice them? Do you stop at that moment and acknowledge the gift? Or, do you shake your head and disregard that precious moment, that opportunity that could change the direction of your life.

We, as humans, have the gift of free-will. God, our creator, gave us this gift so that we can choose our path, our direction. What choices have you made that you either regret, judge, blame or shame? Do you carry that burden with you in the here and now? Does it weigh heavily on your heart, and does your mind consistently return to the past to only engage in further suffering?

I’m here to say, “Beautiful souls, please DO NOT carry this lower vibration for life is a series of experiences to learn and grow.” Breathe out… let it fall away and now breathe in for at this moment, free-will offers you an opportunity to make new and conscious choices. Choices made from the experience learnt, and the wisdom gained. There’s a saying; if you do what you’ve always done, you will get what you’ve always got. I say, change something small, and the outcome will surely differ.

YOU have the power to choose! Do not ever believe you are powerless, for powerless you will become.

Smiling, I can be so philosophical at times, and yet my heart bleeds when I see others suffer, and when I feel the suffering of the collective consciousness. Yes, I have also experienced many losses and had challenging times. I too have perceived I’ve made wrong choices, but I’m here to share that I’ve ALWAYS been guided back onto my path, and so are you if you only paused for a moment to see.

I’m learning just like you to TRUST in my journey and set myself free from my burdens. So that I may experience the simplicity that LOVE affords us when we move throughout our life being compassionate, kind and loving to ourselves. There’s a ripple effect when we do, and others will gain from our higher vibration, wisdom and actions.

The universe is an awesome wonder, and we are all so connected much more than we realise. Raise your vibration, and learn from your experience for your soul does not want you to suffer. Breathe in the gift of gratitude, and feel the peace and comfort.

Love you ❤

Until next time, breathe easy, love more and laugh often.

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

An award-winning 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 20 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

Perception – Do We See the Same Thing?

PerceptionEyeThe dictionary’s meaning of Perception:

  1. A) The ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses
  2. B) The way in which something is regarded understood or interpreted.

Do we see the same thing? Interesting question … Have you ever looked up at the sky and noticed a shape in the clouds such as a rabbit or angel? While in awe at that amazing sight you share this with your friend standing next to you and they nod absently seemingly disinterested because they can’t see it.

Or, you’re walking through the bush and notice a scent that you just love and ask your friend, “Can you smell that?” You find a blank look on their face as if you’re talking about aliens standing on the path ahead.

These are two simple examples, but in life, there can be major misunderstandings created because of the different perceptions of the individuals involved often causing conflict and frustration.

In psychology, we talk about a frame of reference. Tversky, A. And Kahneman, D (1981) explained it like this; A frame of reference is a complex set of assumptions and attitudes which we use to filter perceptions to create meaning. The frame can include beliefs, schemas, preferences, values, culture and other ways in which we bias our understanding and judgement.

Let’s go back to the rabbit shaped cloud in the sky. What if you held up your arm and pointed your finger towards the shape you saw and asked your friend to place their hand over yours as you drew it in the air? Do you think they would see what you see? Yes, they would and would forever more see shapes in the clouds because you took your time to show them.

Now let’s look at that lovely scent in the bush. In Australia, we have the eucalyptus gum tree, and the leaves smell just like eucalyptus. What if you pulled a leaf off the branch and scrunched it in your hand and then smelt it and encouraged your friend to do the same. Would you feel you have increased their awareness and possibly opened them to experience the beautiful scents as they walked in nature? I’d say yes.

Now there will be some situations where no matter how you communicate the other person will have dug in their heels and will not want to see your perspective. You may have even found yourself in the same situation standing there righteously claiming your truth. I know that I have!

Through a recent personal experience, I wondered why a particular person was avoiding me. I called them and asked, “What’s going on for you, please tell me because I care and love you?” I then listened to what she had to say without interruption for the next fifteen minutes.

Hearing her initially, I was in shock, really that’s what you thought happened. None of what the other person stated resonated. In fact, I felt my body reject it immediately. That person believed they stood in their truth as I knew I was in mine.  We both had an entirely different perception.

There’s a saying about walking in someone else’s shoes… it can help, but there will be times that you may have to agree to disagree or walk away.

It’s a matter of how important that person or situation is, and it’s not about conceding, gloating or feeling frustrated. It’s about compassion for the other knowing that we all have our unique frame of reference, and then having confidence in your truth and intent, and feeling peaceful in that.

Often, I have used my body as the barometer. If it reacts with a complete rejection of the initial statement, then I know this is not true and real for me. If there’s a hesitation, then maybe there’s something in that person’s perception of the situation that I need to look at carefully.

I trust you have enjoyed my blog post.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

Why Do We Fear To Live?

Crystal Ball NatureWhy DO we fear to live?

In some ways, it’s easy to be scared. It gives us an excuse not to fail.

But fail at what?

Living?

Depending on your belief, and if you believe we only live one life. Then why are we wasting it!

If you believe in reincarnation, why are we playing it safe?

Wouldn’t you like to skim across the ocean and also dive in and experience with all senses? What about creating a gratifying life filled with purpose, happiness, passion, prosperity, and experiences that honour this lifetime? Imagine the wisdom and knowledge you could gain through this expansion and freedom to not only enrich your life but also enrich the whole of humanity.

The movie The Matrix was all about unplugging from the illusion that humanity was living a full and conscious life, yet in reality, they were in a dream state. It wasn’t a Free-thinking society. It was orchestrated, planned and controlled.

WAKE UP … We have been living far too long unconsciously moving through life based on conditioning, not dissimilar to The Matrix.

The Guardians of the Light say; dear ones move into the light, allow the illusion to fall away. The veil of fear is dropping, and that is why Children of Earth you are feeling so much discomfort. It is time to move into the stream of love. It is time to recognise that living and breathing on this Earth star is your right. It is time for you to understand that many benevolent beings are supporting you to be conscious and shift into a new paradigm of heaven on Earth.

Trust our Children of Earth you are meant to understand the uniqueness of your individuality. The truth is within and is rising. No longer can you hide from yourself. No longer can you deny your purpose. It is time to emerge into the light Children of the Earth for you ARE becoming conscious.

Surprisingly, I have come to understand through my experiences that the fight and flight primal survival mechanisms have been holding us in a pattern. They feed the energy of fear, and many in our world seek to keep us in that state.

As we as a human race become more conscious, we begin to recognise this obsolete stream flooding our veins and polluting our mind. We are breaking through the illusion and unplugging from the unconscious conditioning, moving into a more peaceful inner state as we unlock the creative, unrestricted, and loving soul that we are. Filled with passion for life, seeing through clear eyes, and loving ourselves deeply and feeling with every breath, our heart, head and higher mind become aligned. We feel into our life, and we move based on those feelings, a knowing is present, and flow and synchronicity lead the way.

We speak our truth lovingly and honestly. Not based on fear, hidden agendas or past conditioning. We become flexible in our thinking mind, and our actions are more compassionate and forgiving of ourselves and others because we know we are still learning and new to this evolution and shift of consciousness.

As the veil lowers our own fears, patterns and conditioning are being presented for us to heal. It’s not easy and we may feel lost, alone, emotional, ungrounded and uncertain during this time. We may regress momentarily and hide behind the veil, and that’s okay, but soon your beautiful loving soul will push through and the Universe will conspire for you to face your fears and see them as they truly are, nothing more than fear itself. Then you will feel the strength and courage from within to shine your light and immerse yourself in the stream of love.

Today I wrote on my Facebook page the following:

During these times of energetic shifts and planetary alignments. We need to be grounded and attentive to what we are seeing, listening to, saying, thinking and doing.

Several times a day take deep and loving breaths, move your body and be conscious in your life.

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.

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

Soul to Soul

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We have wisdom within, and it is waiting for us to sit within the silence and open to the stirrings of our heart.

I sat within the silence and this is what I wrote ….

 

Picture drawn by Maria Lacey 2011

 

I want to step through a doorway without having to open the door.

I want to move with ease, not clouded by self-doubt, limiting beliefs and fear.

I want to recognise you, feel the purity of our souls connecting as we dance within a stream of love. Every smile, every touch, illuminating our light that shines brilliantly in appreciation with, and for, our connection.

I want to be in harmony and balance and let the laughter of my soul breathe light into the sacredness of this moment.

I want to ingest the beauty of our planet and all sentient beings. Walk with grace and appreciation upon this our Mother Earth.

I want my spirit to feel at ease within this flesh, so I may appreciate it, and treat it with respect as the body temple that it is.

I want to take responsibility for my actions, and be kind, compassionate, and forgiving of myself when my conscious and unconscious beliefs and conditioning move me to act from a fearful place.

I want to learn, and recognise the wisdom within each moment, even those that are uncomfortable.

I want to feel the richness of gratitude with every breath and movement of my body.

I want to be ONE and walk within the I AM Presence … an omniscient being connected to source.

From my soul to yours,

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