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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/

Your Head or Your Heart? Now that’s a question

MyHeadOrHeart1Have you ever had to make a major decision in your life and found yourself confused because there seemed to be two distinct voices going on inside, and more often they were on opposing sides. Now, which voice did you listen to?

Was it the loud thundering voice inside your head, which seemed to come with much expert instruction and possibly a tremor of fear or trepidation if you didn’t take its advice. Or was it the soft and tender heart’s voice, which was a feeling, and was hard to hear over that other booming voice.

How often have you looked back in hindsight and realised if you’d only listened to your heart it would have turned out so much better for you?

Smiling, we have all been there and wonder why our lives can be so complicated. When really, the only complication is the inner struggle of the head and the heart.

It’s interesting how we believe that our thoughts and brain are where the intellect is, and yes to some degree it is, but it is fraught with conditioning and input from our past experiences.

What about the intelligence of the heart our soul?

Have you ever understood the wisdom that your soul contains? Have you ever heard of your higher self? Have you ever known a KNOWING so deep that you just could not deny it?

In my travels, overseas there have been many a time where I’ve gone to walk down a lane and been stopped by a strong feeling in my gut warning me not to go there. It was hard to deny, and I turned away and walked in a different direction. My head wanted the reasoning as to why? My heart just knew.

At those times, the feeling was STRONG! It’s not always like that, and often we become confused. So how do we differentiate between the head and the heart?

Firstly, practice. Yes, I mean practice! By practicing with the small everyday choices, the larger decisions will become easier. For example; you’ve been invited out by friends, and your head says you SHOULD go. But you feel uneasy knowing that you don’t enjoy yourself at that venue. Keep it simple and be honest and share with your friends that you don’t like the venue but happy to catch up with them another time or suggest another place to go. Either way, there is no attachment to changing what the others wish to do, it is about being true to you – following your heart.

You see, your heart/soul loves you and wants you to be happy. When you’re happy, you have a higher vibration and feel more confident and clear. Your self-worth improves and no longer do you fear following what FEELS right for you.

Others will respect you providing you have come from that place of self-love.

If your head interferes and you give excuses and justify through telling maybe little white lies through fear. Others will feel that and will distrust your intent, and you will not feel comfortable.

Remember, we are intelligent, spiritual beings having a human experience.

So why not make your life so much simpler and teach and expand your human mind to know that your heart/soul has intelligence and wisdom far greater than this lifetime and it loves you and wants you to learn, grow, create, and live a happy, colourful and fulfilled life.

Happy practicing.

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