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Reflection

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There is beauty in the reflection I see.
For you are me and I am you.
Souls connected by an everlasting stream of light.
Love you ❤️

Until next time,

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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

 

I Am Good Enough

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First Published in Sibyl Magazine January 2019

How many times have we questioned whether we are good enough? How many times have we tripped ourselves up with our unsavoury words about ourselves?

The past couple of years had been my hardest for a very long time as I recovered from illness. During that time, I had realisation after realisation about my personal history and what pain and suffering I’d been carrying. It felt heavy and had drained me, and some of that suffering wasn’t even mine. It was that of others.

Being an empath and also being unwell my energy was low and I’d become a sponge unable to protect my energy field. Silly I’d say, for I’d been well versed as a spiritual teacher to put practices into place, but my condition left me feeling defenceless.

Through that time, I understood how my self-worth had been thrashed. Although a glass half full girl, and someone who’d experienced many miraculous events in her life. There seemed to be an underlying dirty river that tainted the purity of this soul’s journey.

On reflection, it was my soul’s urges that had me experiencing this part of my life. My soul knew that for me to step up, show up and expand my light, I needed to clear the debris of the past and move into a higher state of awareness for me to fulfil my purpose.

The extraneous length of my illness had been caused by me! Initially, it was a wake-up call. A moment for me to rest and heal, and what did I do. Pushed, struggled and wrestled day and night. My mind was not on the here and now but on the should’s, what if’s, and the future, which I might add was created through my need to survive cheered on by fear itself. Yes, that underlying dirty river, fear and survival.

Yet, this was the right timing, for I didn’t need to fear my survival because I had a small nest egg that I could live on for a short time.

I look back and think how I could have made this so much easier on myself if I only listened to my soul, for I heard, but my fear had a louder voice, and the rest was history.

Through this miraculous journey, oh yes, I still believe it was. I’ve come to understand I’ve had underlying beliefs that have sabotaged my personal happiness. Those beliefs were embedded from a young age, and although I’ve done much self-work, it was time to purify the river.

Through my healing journey, there have been some gems, and the most prevalent that makes me smile is, I AM GOOD ENOUGH. Good enough in all ways, and I’m now showing up, lighting up and stepping up in my life.

You see, our soul yearns for us to grow and be happy, and if I can share anything, that would be to listen to that quiet voice you feel within your heart and allow it to lead the way.

With much love and gratitude,

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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

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

Reflection in Rhyme

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Love days where you sit down, turn off all devices and connect within your body and feel into whatever creativity wants to come forth.

Interesting, as I sat, a poem or should I say rhyme I wrote in a matter of seconds on the 23rd January popped into my head. I re-read it and wondered, “What was I thinking?” Then, on further reading, I understood.

Are you curious?

Laughing well maybe I’ll wait and see what your thoughts are, and what it would mean for you.

Love the way the unconscious articulates to bring awareness 😉

Trouble, trouble

Pairs or doubles

Toil and foil

Linen soiled

Let me shine the light to see

Honey, there is nothing but you and me

Dreams or visions

Money or fame

Let the game begin

Today hooray!

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

 

This Week’s Reflection

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It’s been a busy week and today has been a good time for reflection.

Over the past few months, something beautiful had been developing about the direction of my life and purpose. I’d been working hard, and what I hadn’t really understood until now is I’ve been doing profound soul inner work. It hasn’t been easy. Oh, heck I’m going to say, it’s been tough, but through this I have a greater understanding of my recent near-death experience and the prolonged ill health I had.

With this shift, a new ME had emerged with greater clarity, reawakened desire, passion, and with immense joy, the voice of my soul vibrated through the darkness and into the light. Hallelujah.

Then this week, overwhelm hit!

I’d been like a precious, delicate flower, as pure as a newborn babe, sensitive, empathic and gentle, feeling my way and guided by my soul. Then, I got caught up in the chaos of the world for it demands fast jolted movement, and it felt too harsh, hurried and urgent for this re-birthed soul.  I temporarily lost my connection to the transformed ME.

How easy it is to get caught up and entangled!

How did I know? Because my body expressed it through pain resulting in fragmented thoughts and unpredictable emotions. I listened to my body, drew my breath in and out and anchored myself into mother earth. Then I stood back, reassessed and reconnected and aligned with my heart and higher mind. It was as simple as that.

Breath is life and the doorway to the soul.

This profound shift in my consciousness has awakened me to my way in this world.

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

When Dreams Heal and Magic Happens

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I was tired and decided this week to take a couple of days off to rejuvenate. My thinking mind had been overactive and was draining my energy, and I needed to reconnect and re-align with my soul.

So, over the last couple of days I rested and felt rather than thought and was led to watch some of my most favourite movies; The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, Conversations with God by Neil Donald Walshe and The Shift by Dr. Wayne Dyer. Smiling, I have to say that I wept on some occasions honestly, I wasn’t crying from sadness but in recognition of many aha moments.

Yesterday, I asked my soul to guide me and show me my next step, and during the early hours of this morning, I experienced a magical healing in my dream state.

Firstly, to give you some background a friend of mine had asked me to join his company to help with the sales and staffing. At the time the turnover was $25K, and I assisted him to become a multimillion-dollar company. The deal was he would pay my mortgage, and in the meantime, I would work for a small income much less than what I was worth. I was happy with that although at times it was difficult financially as a single parent with two young children.

Over time he became profitable, paid off his family home and purchased numerous investment properties but never honoured his verbal agreement. Eventually, due to some actions, I became disgruntled and left. One month later he knocked on my front door, flowers in hand on bended knee begged me to return, his business was floundering.

With compassion, I chose to return to the condition I was paid what I was worth. I didn’t mention our original agreement to pay out my mortgage because I felt sorry for him and trusted that it would happen eventually.

Within six months I realised nothing had changed! Through some profound and magical happenings, I commenced my holistic business and left for the last time.

Within a couple of years, I woke one morning after having a dream about him and his business. I saw that he had given a Director’s guarantee and this caused him to go bankrupt. I have to admit I struggled with what I should do. I was still angry. So, I put my grievance aside and called him, and shared my dream. He knew I was intuitive and thanked me but within two years it came true, and he lost everything including his family home.

He turned up at my doorstep once again seeking my friendship, but this time I showed no compassion. I was direct and told him so, he left soon after, and I have to admit I felt guilty for the way I behaved.

In the early hours this morning he was in my dream. I was working for him and noticed I was putting in minimal effort, not my norm, and I was transparent.

I could see a young man stepping up, and felt comfortable he had someone to replace me. He told me that he loved me, but it was time for me to go.

I felt such a great sense of peace as I woke from my dream.

On reflection, the young man was a younger version of him, and he had stepped up which made my heart glow. You see we both let go. I didn’t realise that all this time eighteen years I’d been holding onto the anger of the unfulfilled promise.

Today, I feel happy and free, and thankful my soul showed me my next step.

Please don’t underestimate the healing that can happen in your dream state. Our soul loves us and has beautiful ways of showing up and leading the way when we ask.

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/

The Unexpected Teacher

Earlier this week I taught a Reiki Level Two certificate course.

When preparing for the day, I’m always well organised. The venue needs to be super clean (and this time it was my home), paperwork organised, food and drink sorted, and the right aromatherapy scent to create a loving sanctuary as people entered the sacred space. Oh, and I always meditate prior so that I am fully in my heart space, grounded and clear with my intention for that day.

This time, something was very different because I had Maggie, my gorgeous and lovable twelve-week-old puppy!

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Well, what can I say? It rained the night beforehand, and Maggie during her trips outside to the toilet came in with copious leaves attached to her feet and fur, which fell off as she ran through my home. Then, of course, the wet paw prints on my nicely cleaned floors and the pungent smell of her wet coat. Maggie also seemed more excited than usual, and I found her naughtier than her regular puppy explorations, or at least they were bothering me more.

I found myself a little flustered but felt I didn’t have time to worry about that.

Although the day went well, and Maggie was well received and loved. I felt tense, headachy and tired at the end of the day, which was not my usual self.

I sat and reflected, and by this time Maggie was sound asleep like a beautiful and gentle little fluff ball on my lap, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth 😉

I thought, why was I so tense? Then, I realised it was so important for me to be professional and no matter what was personally happening in my life the student’s experience was of the utmost importance. I also acknowledged I was a little concerned how Maggie would go for the full day. Now she’d been excellent with individual clients that were only one-hour appointments, but in the back of my mind, I had been worried.

I sat with that notion and then had an epiphany. I felt the same when having friends over to my home for a meal. Everything had to be perfect. Smiling, even my garden and outside area had to be spruced up. If I were caught out, I would feel rather guilty and unprepared, which would unsettle me. Hmm, that was old conditioning from my past!

I mean really! Why would a student see me as unprofessional considering they knew Maggie would be attending and openly delighted in the soon to be meeting?

Having this understanding of myself and my actions, I decided to change my thinking for the second day. My home didn’t need to be perfect, and I didn’t race around ignoring little Maggie, in fact, we had an extra-long play, enjoyed a leisurely breakfast together, and while she rested, I checked I was centred, organised and prepared for the day.

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It’s hard work having a good play!

Maggie even enjoyed the quiet of sitting and meditating before the student’s arrival, which was a special time for both of us.

The day itself ran smoothly, and when I reflected that night, I felt relaxed and happy and so was Maggie. I knew that my stress and anxiousness the day beforehand had caused her to feel uncertain and stressed herself, hence the behaviour. She was a great little or should I say large and visible reflection for me to view, a beautiful and unexpected teacher.

Unprovoked, my students commented on how they loved Maggie’s presence, and her energy and how it enriched their time in learning and receiving Reiki. They also didn’t notice the occasional damp leaf Maggie carried into the house on her paws, in fact, they delighted in her antics when trying to smuggle in a stick without being noticed and the many other cute behaviours, and especially the puppy hugs.

You know, we are always learning, and we always have choices. Sometimes, we just need to be the observer of ourselves, stop for a moment, feel the discomfort and listen. Then acknowledge and feel empowered to change or let go of what doesn’t serve to love you. Smiling, it would indeed save the angst and the need for others to mirror our internal emotions. Thank you, little Maggie, love you.

After all, there is an imperfection in perfection. It’s all a matter of perception.

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