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Why Do We Delay Our Happiness!

How many times do we choose to wait for the RIGHT time? Really, when is the perfect time? You could be dead tomorrow!

Sorry, that’s direct. My sense of humour but it is a reality, I’ve been there, and although my experience was enlightening, it made me realise how important my soul’s journey is and I don’t want to leave this world without living and experiencing the depth of what this precious planet and human life has to offer. Let alone the purpose I so strongly feel.

It had been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the delight of a puppy in my home. In fact, how cute are they! Just take one look, and you can’t help but open your heart and coo a little.

Little Maggie arrived three weeks ago by plane after having taken two flights. This little bundle of fluff weighing only 1.4kg greeted me with so much enthusiasm I could have cried with joy.

It was love at first sight

I’ve missed having my own loving and dear companion. On my walks in nature I’d find myself watching others with their pets, and even though I’d delight in their interaction, I felt an emptiness inside.

You see, I’d made a life-changing decision and sold my home and gave away almost everything. Neither wealthy or owning my home, it felt right and so much had changed since my near-death experience three years prior. I’d felt a strong inner nudge to indulge in life unrestricted by conditioning and cultural expectations. Although, initially a little scary at releasing the security I’d built, four years on I have no regrets!

Walking a path led by a feeling, dream, vision and inner guidance, I’m now living in my eighth home, and that’s just in these four years. I had strong feelings that I couldn’t possibly have a pet knowing I was transient and didn’t know how long I would settle in a place.

My happiness put aside, and the thought was, wait Maria for the right time. But when was that going to be?

Then two months ago I said to myself, hey Maria why not? Surely you can take a little bundle of joy with you wherever you go? That thought started the process and unexpectedly, or was it, little Maggie came into my life.

MariaandMaggieMaggie has enriched my life, and I have laughed more in these past three weeks than for a long time, you know that real belly laugh. She loves her cuddles and follows me everywhere, and is such a good little girl, especially when I have clients.

Maggie’s now testing me and her boundaries, and I welcome it for boundaries are something I have personally struggled with over the years. She’s a great little teacher, and I’m grateful that her soul chose me and I know when the time comes to move once again, we will be okay.

So, my friends, don’t put off your happiness because you are waiting for the right time. You have a purpose, meaning and worth, it’s time to live it – after all isn’t that what being alive is for!

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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

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

Bye Bye 2016 and Welcome 2017

bye-bye-2016aYes, the countdown has begun!

I can’t tell you how wonderfully excited and blessed I’ve felt with what I’ve achieved in 2016. Gratis it was a difficult personal year but WHAT A YEAR!

I remembered last year in my blog at this time I wrote:

For 2016 my word is TRUTH – Seeing the truth in my actions, thoughts and feelings. And with loving intention, I will speak my truth with authenticity.

When we put an intention out into the Universe, it will collaborate, and create many experiences to bring forth that intention. I’m deeply thankful many opportunities were presented to me this year to heal, learn and grow.

It is said that 2016 was a nine year. A year of endings and a year of finding our voice.

Sadly, many beautiful souls also left our planet. I’d like to think they will play a special part in the greater plan to support us and our evolution.

As we grow in consciousness to SELF-heal and SELF love, our relationship with ourself and others will organically shift.

Some will move out of alignment and others will move into alignment to where we are now. This is a normal and natural part of life.

When we act from a more conscious state, we become aware of our subconscious wounds, old patterns and beliefs that sabotage our actions. Having this awareness gives us a choice to change. Acting upon that change, then creates a vibrational shift not only within us, but within our world.

I wrote this prayer to encourage you to own, celebrate, release and accept your growth and the changes that have occurred. And especially be thankful to those relationships, including the subconscious behaviours, which may have caused discomfort and pushed you to a greater self awareness.

Divinity Prayer – Author Maria Lacey

Thank you for journeying with me on my path.

Thank you for the reflections, the lessons, the understandings, and the revelations.

We met for a reason, to learn and evolve.

Each of us played an important role.

Everything living moves and changes, we are no different.

Together let’s celebrate our changes,

And move beyond the past into the here and now.

I release our karmic ties with love,

Go with peace.

As I set you free I also set free ME.

2017 is a number one year, a year of new beginnings, new projects and new energy.

I’ve thought a lot about it, and my word for 2017 is:

SIMPLICITY – to have clear boundaries that serve, love and support me, and to think, speak and act from my heart. To laugh and play a lot, and not take things too seriously.

What is your word for 2017?

May you enjoy the remainder of 2016, set your intentions for 2017, and may the Universe supply you with an abundance of love to support you in creating all that you desire.

With love and a generous hug,

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Bye bye 2015 and welcome 2016

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Well what a year 2015 has been ….

Filled to the brim with many meaningful as well as challenging moments. Each moment, breath and experience being interwoven into the tapestry of our life. Laughing, I’m certain that mine would look quite abstract, but then again I love abstract.

Imagine, splashes of colour, some intense, others pale, some vibrant, others dull. As we stand back to observe, every weave of colour was our energy, an investment of living our life to the greatest ability of who we were in that moment. On reflection, we may see patterns in the weave, these are seen to gain understanding and knowledge.

The end of the year is a wonderful time to reflect and be kind to ourselves, and to look upon our creation with compassionate eyes.

We are evolving, sometimes we feel regressing, yet when we really connect to our inner knowing, there is no regression. If you could take the time, you will be able to source the pearls of wisdom, for there are many.

Through reflection, do we continue with our old story, hold onto our baggage and struggle?

Or do we take the opportunity of a New Year and connect to the eternal stream of love and stand empowered with humility and vulnerability, and with courage choose to step up and into the potential of the enlightened beautiful soul that we are.

2016 my word is TRUTH – Seeing the truth in my actions, thoughts and feelings. And with loving intention I will speak my truth with authenticity.

I wonder if you had to choose a word for 2016, what would it be and why? If you wanted to post yours, I’d love to read it 🙂

Well, I must be going as I’m running late for a NYE beach party. Smiling, for the past decade or more, on NYE I have chosen to stay home and meditate on the cusp of midnight. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved doing it and gained much from it.

But times are changing, and I’m creating a new stream of energy to flow into the New Year and I’m pretty excited.

To you the person reading this, I’m sending you much love and may 2016 be filled with good health, happiness, and an abundance of everything to support you and those you love.

Live, laugh, feel the passion and create an awesome tapestry for 2016.

Until next year

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