Thursday, 14 February 2013

I LOVE. I AM LOVED.


I LOVE. I AM LOVED.

Repeat this to yourself many many times until you feel a shift. An awareness. An opening and warming in the centre of your chest.
This is one of the most profound meditations I have ever been introduced to. It is the essence of all that is. Love. When we love ourselves, we are open to being loved by others. We in turn share our love with all we encounter. Our world becomes a place of joy, discovery, amazement, and wonder as our heart spaces brighten and open to the lightness of life.

Today, celebrate your self-love. Celebrate your brightness. Get intimate with who you are. With all that you truly encompass. Lather your body in luxurious oils and moisturisers. Wear your favourite colour. Smile at yourself everytime you pass your reflection.


Nourish your heart chakra. In this time on Earth, we have spent many years closing off our hearts. To others and more so, to ourselves. To preserve, to keep ourselves safe in times of struggle and hardship. Because we are vulnerable, and we are susceptible to darkness as well as light in these times. But now is the time to emerge. To learn about our heart chakra again and realise we are safe and supported. And it starts with us. We support our own hearts and give ourselves permission to trust and love. This is something I have been learning quite strongly for the past year and I am constantly amazed by what the words ‘soften’ and ‘surrender’ can do for my being. I feel my thoughts quieten, I feel my body release, and I feel a sense of calm settle over my being. I am re-aligning and moving back from my headspace into my heartspace.
(Wow – just as I wrote that paragraph I felt a little nudge on my thigh and turned to discover a little cherub of a girl with her hand on my leg, smiling up at me with the most joyful eyes! What a treasure to be shown the true expression of unconditional love at this very moment!)

I want to share with you some writings from a chapter on the heart chakra in Caroline Myss’ Anatomy of the Spirit. Her words are inspirational and struck a true chord with me so I hope they resonate with you also:

The fourth chakra is the central powerhouse of the human energy system. The middle chakra, it mediates between the body and the spirit and determines their health and strength. Fourth chakra energy is emotional in nature and helps propel our emotional development. This chakra embodies the spiritual lesson that teaches us how to act out of love and compassion and recognize that the most powerful energy we have is love. More than any chakra, the fourth represents our capacity to “let go and let God”. With its energy we accept our personal emotional challenges as extensions of a Divine plan, which has at its intent our conscious evolution. By releasing our emotional pain, by letting go of our need to know why things have happened as they have, we reach a state of tranquility. In order to achieve that inner peace, however, we have to embrace the healing energy of forgiveness and release our lesser need for human, self-determined justice.
The fourth chakra is the power centre of the human energy system because Love Is Divine Power. While intelligence or “mental energy” is generally considered superior to emotional energy, actually emotional energy is the true motivator of the human body and spirit. Love in its purest form – unconditional love – is the substance of the Divine, with its endless capacity to forgive us and respond to our prayers. Our own hearts are designed to express beauty, compassion, forgiveness, and love. It is against our spiritual nature to act otherwise.
We are not born fluent in love but spend our life learning about it. Its energy is pure power. We are as attracted to love as we are intimidated by it. We are motivated by love, controlled by it, inspired by it, healed by it, and destroyed by it. Love is the fuel of our physical and spiritual bodies. Each of life’s challenges is a lesson in some aspect of love. How we respond to these challenges is recorded within our cell tissues: we live within the biological consequences of our own biographical choices.


Wow.
And so on this day I open my heart to you and honour the divine light in you as well as in myself =)

Namaste.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Rainy day = soul searching apparently...

We are constantly being given opportunities. Opportunities to make choices. To learn and grow. Even when life may seem stagnant it is constantly ebbing and flowing. And so in the spirit of moving forward...
I ask to have the strength to always show my true self to the world - yucky or beautifully shiny, empty or full.
I ask to have the courage to truly express myself and all my parts in technicolour. The black, white, and grey, as well as the vivid fuchsias and aquamarines.

I believe in fairies - that we all have wings =)
I believe in psychics and the supernatural - that we all should ask for guidance and keep an open mind about our own potential.
I believe in many things that seem weird to others and I know others believe in many things that seem weird to me.
I believe in a greater good, a power that guides us and encourages us into the light.
I believe in karma.
I believe that our thoughts are the most powerful tools we have. They truly are superpowers and we can use them to create our ultimate paradise or darkness. 
I believe that we create our own abundance and that the term 'power' has gained a negative connotation unjustly. We are all powerful beyond measure and need to stop giving that away to others to control.
I believe that there is good in everyone.
I believe that man, plant, animal, rock, spirit all share this planet EQUALLY and so we all need to acknowledge each others place in this world with reverence.
I believe that we have been blessed with such an amazing vessel to move through our journey on Earth and that we must choose a lifestyle that nurtures this vessel and treats it with the respect it deserves.
I believe it starts with surrendering and moves through to acceptance.
I believe that asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing you have to do... but once you admit that, it flies to you with ease and speed.
I believe in me and I believe in you.


And for a bit of inspiration check out this gallery of work by photographer Kirsty Mitchell from the UK. Her story is amazing and the shots are breathtaking!
Enjoy x
http://www.kirstymitchellphotography.com/gallery.php?album=5

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My name is Allyce and this is my lease on life! 
I live a plant based life full of music, yoga, laughter, sunshine, and chocolate!
My job as a performer takes me to many wonderful places around the world and I'm on the journey to share my experiences and findings with all of you as I travel as a plant-based yummy yogi. Let's create the life we truly want to live - one full of awareness, acceptance, responsibility, love, and gratitude. 

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