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Back on Path, Mindfulness in Action

One_Path_Many_Lights_eBook_WebsiteAn excerpt from my book One Path, Many Lights – Chapter Eight

Back on Path, Mindfulness in Action

After the experience with my carotid artery I knew it was important to maintain some form of fitness and stay healthy. However, I realised it had been a number of weeks since I had walked any significant distance.

Off to the Lilydale Lake I went. Getting up in the dark and trying to find my clothes, I started to wonder, What am I doing?  Yet after washing the sleep from my eyes I could see clearly again and realised it wasn’t that bad!

My friend Charlotte and I started our walk around the lake when it was still dark. Street lights along the path partially lit our way and we were guided by the light of the full moon. It was magical.

On our past walks together we had talked and laughed, and focused mainly on our goal of getting around the lake twice in a good time. Yet something had happened. We started noticing so much more – like rabbits sitting tall and watching us. As we came close, they turned around with their fluffy white tails and scuttled away. At first we only noticed one but hiding behind clumps of grass was a whole family. A duck swam silently through the calm water forming a V-shaped wake as it glided along. The sun was rising in all its colour and brilliance. Mist hovered over the lake. Charlotte imagined we were in a scene from King Arthur. I thought we were in Scotland waiting for the Loch Ness monster to rise up and grace us with its presence.

We smiled encouragingly as our imagination bubbled — something I hadn’t felt for a while – and I got in touch with my inner child.

A little marsupial, larger than a mouse and not as big as a rat, sat comfortably on the side of the walkway, eating happily and not phased one bit as we strode by. We looked in amusement, making up stories about what it was thinking about us. Sitting on a post, two small blue birds watched as we walked by, their vivid colour bringing us feelings of happiness and putting a skip in our step.

Everything had changed. Nature’s beauty and richness was enhanced.

We expanded our breath as we walked and talked, each of our senses taking in the experience of the moment. Our bodies were relaxed even though we walked fast. Our backs extended upwards as if we were getting taller. We decided to rename Lilydale Lake “Lake Epiphany” because there had been many times that answers had profoundly dropped in.

No longer did we talk about getting fit. We shared that we were nourishing our souls as we breathed in the moment, aware and open.

It’s so easy, through life’s twists and turns, to lose our connection with the very thing that inspires and nourishes us: nature.

I now understand that reconnecting with nature makes us infinitely richer.

Back in the car we wound down the windows when they fogged up from our body heat. Driving off I felt the breeze cooling the perspiration on my face and down the back of my neck. I was alive! With gratitude, I silently thanked Lake Epiphany and all of her inhabitants for sharing and showing me the way.

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 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

Gratitude, Love and Universal Guidance

girl-praying-handsBlogEach morning I wake and whisper, thank you, thank you, thank you, and I’m grateful to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer for that inspiration.

I’ve always said a gratitude prayer but these two words said three times, seem to invoke such an enriching feeling of warmth it makes me smile no matter what is happening in my life.

Thank you ..   Thank you ..   Thank you ..

Commencing my morning in gratitude opens my heart to the wonderful possibilities this day will hold. The day seems brighter, those I connect with seem more loving, smiling, maybe that’s because I feel love and express through love.

In 2010, I had a near death experience during surgery, and surprisingly, in 2016 I also had another near-death experience caused by an infectious mosquito whilst overseas in Bali.

Within two months of the first near-death experience I felt the urgency to write. I had been writing in a journal for years, documenting my travels overseas, writing to gain clarity and to release the consistent thoughts that bounced around in my head at times. But that day was different. I went into my study and found a new exercise book, feeling as though I was at the beginning of something.

In my art room, my place of inspiration and relaxation, I sat comfortably in a lovely old armchair, gifted to me by a good friend. I relaxed my body and, with pen in hand, wrote the date. I sensed a gentle touch on my shoulder, then an energy moved through my arm and into my hand. I let go and allowed my hand to do the writing!

That day marked the beginning of my whole world expanding.

It was the day the Guardians of the Light began channelling through me, and although I have struggled at times with my own lack of self-worth, I mean really, who am I to share this with the world?  Then, I realised after much internal debate, who am I to question a higher source who have shown me nothing but love, patience and knowledge, for they are a collective of divine beings from the universal source of light here to teach us not only to simply exist but to awaken us to love.

The Guardians of the Light have opened me to the possibility of a deeper more profound wisdom. It has awakened a freedom not felt or remembered in this life, and there is a knowing and profound heart connection to source.

Mind you, they have challenged my thinking, beliefs and conditioning, all with so much love, smiling, and sometimes tough love.

In my first book, One Path, Many Lights I share the beginning of that journey and some of their eternal wisdom and their love for the human race and what they call the earth star, our planet, Mother Earth.

Today I will share a small snippet of what is yet to come in my writings here on my blog.

A message from the Guardians of the Light

To choose love is to live a life free of fear
To choose love is to see only through love

Our children of earth, the energy of love knows no boundaries. This energy flows so pure and with such strength that your soul yearns to be within it. Yet your head and mind including those many thoughts maintain a connection to what is, what was and what will ever be.

This connection is not necessarily pure for it has been created on a human level, infused with fear and conditioning. This is the understanding that is required. For when you are in the purity of love, every cell within the human body flows with ease and will create a fullness of energy and life force.

Until next time, much love to you all

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Maria Lacey was born in Australia. She has travelled extensively overseas being led by visions, dreams and spiritual guidance, which have often required a huge ‘leap of faith.’

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/