Saturday, 18 April 2009

A Lesson Taught Through LOA

Coming across the Law of Attraction through various authors, past and present, being human I questioned it doubtfully. As I dwelved deeper and deeper I found I had built a shield of optimism, something that I was in desperate need of. I also realized I had been using the LOA all my life, with some errors however.
But what I realized a few days ago was astounding. I am a firm believer in God, a Greek Orthodox and do acknowledge my Church and its Divine Nature. I may not be the perfect Christian, but I do follow my Church’s traditions and practises, if not religiously, to a great degree. This does not mean however that I do not acknowledge and respect all other religions or atheists.
A few days ago my husband was admitted in ICU for cardiac arrest. As anyone can imagine it was and still is in many ways devastating. In the past I would have withered away, but this time I felt strong. Although there wer times when I felt fear, a human trait, I felt strength. An abundance of Strength.
Calmly I collected myself and found that this strength came from what I had been reading and subconsciously practicing all along. Faith is one of the most fundamental aspects of the LOA, alongside Forgiveness and Gratitude.
This Law had built a Faith in me, which I found so relieving , so overwhelming, so comforting. Finally, I have come to understand, what all my past “tragic” experiences had taught me. The only solution I had, in any circumstances was to have Faith. So, I placed the whole situation, in God’s hands and realized that it was part of His divine plan and His intentions were for my best. Clearly, I was to be taught something from all of this and I had to search for the lesson.
I learnt for Patience (one of my weakest characteristics), Strength, Forgiveness and Gratitude for what I have and what will be given to me. I learnt Faith.
When I talk of Faith, it does not mean that you the reader must believe in the Greek Orthodox Church that I follow. It means, as all writers and followers of the LOA state, to have Faith in something. It can be your own religion whether that be Orthodox, Catholic, Presbyterian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and so forth. As long as you have faith in something, somewhere.
If you are an atheist, I suppose you place your Faith in yourself or the Cosmos, the Universe or humankind.
I am not here to judge, but to emphasize that Faith is something that can be felt, in your soul through the vibration of strength that it sends.
As for my husband, despite all odds, he is doing remarkbly well. And I have God and my Faith in Him to thank.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Our Sun, Our Moon

Open your heart to the rays of the sun. Let its beams touch you, feel their warmth, sense their vibration. Then reflect this warmth to all around you. Send back this radiance to all beings on this planet. You are a source of warmth and love just as the sun is. The sun rises every day and so should we.
Notice how the moon comes out each night to lighten the darkness. It provides guidance for our dark paths, a reminder that a Divine light is always there. We too, in our own way can lighten other’s burdens in the same way. Show love and affection and care for your fellow being. The moon does disappear though for one night, to replenish, to let you be. So too we should give space and time to others and to ourselves. We will emerge again the following day, as the moon and sun do.

We are all one, one entity, one spirit.

Monday, 6 April 2009

What Have We Really Lost?

On every form of media we are currently being bombarded by the "World Deficit" or "The Financial Crisis". We are saturated with images of unemployment, unhappiness and instability. Truly the loss of anyone's possessions is traumatizing and I whole heartedly wish it were unavoidable.
But let's pause for a while and think. What have we really lost? Don't you have food on your table? Don't you have money to be able to surf the net and read this? Don't you have friends and family around you? Don't you have your health?
Now, step out of your comfort zone take a 180 degree turn and look at all the underdeveloped countries in this world. They have never had a stable source of nutrition. Have probably never had a stable source of income. Have probably never heard of the internet. Have lived in poverty all their lives. Have, most surely, struggled with their health. They constantly live on our charity, if we offer it. And the list goes on and on and on.
Have we given enough to receive enough?
When I compare my complainig selfish thoughts to those of poverty striken areas, I feel that I, myself, have stripped myself of my dignity.

Now, really think.
What have you really lost?
Be Grateful for today,
Have Gratitude for what you have.
Pray for the world,
Not only yourself.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Ego - The Little Child Within.

Within all of us is a little child named - Ego. I call him a child because as one he frequently misbehaves. There are moments when he should be allowed to, but there are many times when he should be rebuked. As all children there is a reason behind his misbehaviour. Your job is to find out why it is misbehaving. Do not punish him but show him all the love and affection possible. Give him strength, nurture him. Visualize him as a small entity that you can literally hold and cradle. Close your eyes and hold him. If you give this little child love passion and understanding, he will reward you with just as much love and passion, and maybe even more.
The secret here is that this little child Ego is in fact you, your very core and centre.
Think about it, I'm sure you will agree.
Feed someone else's Ego to get yours fed.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Destiny's Doors.

Destiny shows you many doors, even walks you to them.
It's your job to open them.
Open your mind, your eyes, your senses.
Opportunity always knocks,
It's just a matter of how fast you perceive it.