We started the week with World Kindness Day...
... and today marks the launch of the 4th book in the #365BookSeries in which 365 true stories are shared demonstrating that goodness really does abound! If we took the news headlines to heart it would seem that the world is full of chaos, violence, and disasters, yet it is important to also recognize that there is a lot of good things happening too. What we focus on inctiny.cc/cbtwoyreases, and so focusing on the good humanity has to offer, brings more of that into our daily lives. There are acts of kindness, gratitude, and love happening every single minute. We choose to put a spotlight on these amazing experiences in this 4th book "Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness".
When we take positive action we make the world a better place.
It has been a wee while since my last blog, but I do prefer to
write when inspired, and when I have a message to share rather than just writing to fill a page. So today I'd like to share with you about a recent ...
I have a deadline, and normally I'm good under pressure. The...
...urgency fuels my creativity. However this week, I've experienced a lot of resistance to writing. So I've decided to write about that! To write about writer's block, in an effort to at least write something! Once this flows out of me, I believe the chapters I need to write by the deadline, will flow out of me too.
"When facing writer's block: write about facing writer's block! It'll get your creative juices flowing, and before you know it, you'll be ready to write on topic, as quickly as your typing fingers can keep up!"
One of the chapters I am writing about, is my journey from illness to wellness (a journey I'm still on!). I started to write about the circumstances I experienced which fueled the imbalance and caused destruction of my body, and dis-ease. Revisiting this, has brought up a few raw emotions which have made me feel unpleasant, fatigued, vulnerable and despondent. I've sat with these feelings, staring at a blank page, until I've just walked away and done something else. What this tells me is, that, I'm not quite over the situation my mind is stewing on. The emotions are still effecting me, which means, I haven't released them, I haven't quite yet... moved on, let go, and let God. It frustrates me but also calms me. On one hand it shows me that I'm not over it, even though I thought I was, but it tells me that I still have some healing to do, and some toxins to clear. When I think about the people involved, I feel calm, and no ugly emotions spring forth, which demonstrates I've forgiven them. Good. But ... I'm still holding on to the way I felt during the situation(s). No wonder I still feel tired, and overwhelmed. So for now, I'm acknowledging that, and telling myself that it is OK. This is just where I am right now, in this thing called life. This is just the way it is right now, but it won't always be. So I'm writing about this, to focus myself, to express myself anyway, to allow those feelings to sit with me, to well up, and hopefully, when I'm ready to let go, the heavy, dull, cloggy, messy, raw emotions will leave my body. I will feel lighter, calmer, and hopeful.
Writing is meant to be...
I just wanted to share this with you all, as it feels very synchronistic. You can read it all on Facebook through these embedded links, and add your own Wayne memories. Or read the copied version below and comment here on the blog, as I welcome your thoughts.
Last week I shared a spiritual experience that I had with Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, while on a trip to Maui a couple of weekends ago. I also asked you to send me your own spiritual experiences that you have encountered with Wayne in your own lives. I’m so grateful to see that so many of you share in his memory and are still inspired by his wisdom. I know that he is smiling down on all of us and happy to know that his words still influence love and light in all of us.
Because I had so many great responses I wanted to share a few of them here with you. Thank you for your kind words and I loved seeing all of your photos and memories. Here are a few of your “Wayne moments.”
Late last August, I was in the audience for Wayne’s last appearance in Auckland New Zealand. He said that he was led to come speak in Auckland and those of us in attendance were ever so grateful that he did.
After the event, I went up on stage to chat with him as he gathered himself to go to the airport and on home to Maui. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then I asked him if he had experienced a “Hongi” since he had been in Aotearoa New Zealand. A Hongi is a traditional Maori greeting whereby two people place their foreheads together and take in a breath. Wayne said that he had not experienced a Hongi, so I asked if I could share a Hongi with him and he agreed. I explained to Wayne that this greeting involved bringing together our Spiritual eye Chakras and breathing in each other’s Spirits as a way of acknowledging our Spiritual beings. We then shared a Hongi – and I swear he levitated off of the ground. I had my hand on his elbow and felt his body rise, just a bit. It was a very special moment for me, and I believe it was for him too.
I so wish I had a photo, but that was not important, so it was not to be.
I was and continue to be a fan of Wayne's but somehow I had missed the butterfly story. And then the clip was played at the memorial service hosted by Hay House which I listened to on a Monday morning before work. While driving to work I was focused on other things and not really thinking about butterflies or the story. I arrived at work (Monday was the only day I was at this particular location) and saw that the stairway railings were decorated and there appeared to be trash all over the table tops. When I looked closer I realized that what I was seeing were butterflies that had been made out of pages from magazines and scattered on the tables and hung on the sides of the stairway. I never felt so close to Dr. Dyer as I did in that moment.
It was yet another amazing experience given to me by the Universe.
- Cathy C.
My spiritual experience with Wayne happened at the beginning of this year. In January I was diagnosed with cancer. As you can imagine a lot of things go through your mind as this point. The experience happened as I was in the MRI Scanner. As I lay there I thought of Wayne and the books and audios I had absorbed when we started to converse with each other. The conversation didn't last long but it was what I needed to hear. He told me that "I didn't need to worry and that everything is going to turn out ok".
His words had an instant calming on me and helped instill the belief that things will be ok.
Wherever he is now I'm sure he knows how thankful I am to him and I'm sure he will carry on helping more and whoever need him :)
- Simon S.
Thank you again for sharing all of your wonderful stories. I had so many lovely responses and wish I could share them all. I hope you all continue to share Wayne’s wisdom and let his teachings inspire you always.
Wishing you the best,
CEO | Hay House
Fiona Louise I just now read this in my email, but hadn't seen the previous requests for Dr. Wayne W. Dyer memories. Last night, I picked up Memories of Heaven that I bought when it first came out, but hadn't read until last night. I was up late as I couldn't put the book down! Then Wayne was in my dream last night telling me things, that although my conscious mind cannot remember, I know he was telling me things my Higher Self needed to learn.
I actually wrote about a Wayne moment in 365 Moments of Grace Book in which I experienced a monarch butterfly landing on my hand as a message from my deceased friend Jack, in the same way Wayne receive the gift of a monarch butterfly from his deceased friend Jack! I won't tell you the whole story here as this comment will be too long, but I'll just say that the whole experience brought me closer to my Jack, Wayne's Jack, and Wayne himself and eased by grief of his passing. When I first learned that Wayne had passed, I felt his presence very strongly and I could hear him laughing and laughing. He was so full of bliss and love, and I knew that he finally knew for sure that everything he believed whilst living was true, and he truly is an eternal being. That joy stayed with me for a couple of days, and I could hear his voice with me. I wasn't able to actually grieve and feel the loss for several days because of his bliss, but I did grieve and let go of him after that. It made it that much easier to let him go, knowing that he is truly pure love now, pure bliss, and pure light; one with the infinite divine. That he will always be with us, teaching us, helping us, and when it is our time to return to spirit, he'll be there to welcome us home.
I came across this lovely poem today and it inspired me to ...
... write this blog about living your truth, speaking your truth, and sharing your uniqueness with the world.
Isn't it lovely? Isn't it so true?! You see, it really is up to you, and me, to make a difference in this world, to band together with like-minded souls who want to change what is going on, to end wars, change politician's minds, vote for justice, and equality, and human rights. It is up to us to make this world a better place, to stand up for what we believe in. To make this world a safer, more loving, and peaceful place to live. A place that we want to bring our children up in, a world that works together and celebrates diversity. A world which acknowledges differences as a blessing, let's face it, It'd be pretty boring if we were all the same. We need to celebrate flavor, and color, and spice in our lives! We need to understand each other, listen to each other, and support each other. We need to live harmoniously, accepting that we may not all agree, but respect differing opinions, and differing lifestyles, and live this life together side-by-side regardless. All of our thoughts, our actions, our personalities, our beliefs, have consequences good and bad, have ripple effects, and affect others. So what kind of effect do you want to have in this world? I know I want to have a positive, peaceful, thought-provoking effect. I want to motivate and inspire. I want to change attitudes, and create co-operation. I want us to live as one voice for freedom, equality, and change. I want child abuse, poverty, domestic abuse, violence, murder, war, slave labor, and hatred to end. I want the disenfranchised to find inner peace and hope. I want governments to create employment and infrastructure to support the disadvantaged and improve the standards-of-living. I want there to be opportunities for people to be creative, explore, seek new answers, and generate a new way of life, where we co-operate for the benefit of all, not just an elite few. And you know what?! This actually doesn't have...
A few people have asked me why I decided to ...
... join book collaborations as a co-author or contributor, rather than write my own book. So I thought I'd tell you all.
In the beginning ... as you know from a previous blog it had been my dream to become a published author but I wasn't sure about the details. Upon telling the universe that I was open to the idea, and welcomed suggestions, I received an email from Jodi Chapman asking for contributors to hers and her husband Dan Teck's book entitled "365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul". I signed up within minutes of reading the email, for 3 pieces! It just felt so right in my heart. My soul really was telling me to jump!
A few days later, I won a spot in "My Creative Thoughts" a journal which contains words of wisdom from international best-selling authors. Thank you, universe!
I started getting messages like these...
I've since contributed to "365 Moments of Grace" and will also publish a piece in "365 Life Shifts", as well as another book coming out through LWL Publishing House later this year. What I didn't expect though was ...
There is an expression that states that we cannot truly know a...
...person and often times this is said detrimentally after experiencing a betrayal or unexpected behavior from someone.
Whilst pondering this, and in opposition to the statement, I saw images across my mind of the people I've come into contact with through this spiritual journey, and through my conscious decision to put myself out there by writing publicly through books, blogs, and social media.
Often times people present their best selves and their highest opinions about the road to enlightenment and the ideals by which all of us on this path seek to achieve, obtain, and live in truth. Yet even those of us who seem so very connected to Source, and emanate love and peace and warm fuzzies of pure joy, can have a bad day, and experience hardships and tragedy. We all have a shadow side and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly. I guess the difference is the way we view each experience, and the way in which we choose to respond, and live our lives. As we continue along this path we get better at stepping away from the ego, spending more time in the Light, and feeling gratitude for moments of grace in all their shapes and forms.
We acknowledge ...
#365soulbook Blog Tour, December 7th, 2015.
Earlier this year when pondering what my next project would be, or whether I had another 'purpose' to fulfill, I kept receiving signs and messages about 'writing'.
I have received this card in readings regularly and each time didn't know what it was referring to...
What value can be placed on being of service to others?
To me, often, it is priceless. Sometimes you don’t even know the effects of your acts of kindness, nor how they may have touched someone else’s life, but you could have been a life-saver in that moment, with that friendly smile and eye contact with a stranger, or by dropping money on the ground for someone else to pick up, or by sending a note of appreciation to a friend, or customer service clerk. Acknowledging the light in someone else, and being reverent of their existence, is really very simple. Showing respect, by holding a door open, or letting someone into your lane from a side street, or whatever small act you can do to lighten someone else’s day. I like to help charities and causes, my heart bleeds for stray puppies and abused animals. I like to help grassroots organizations that are instrumental in the community and just get on with the job of providing a much needed service.
Today I'd like to tell you about ...
It took me a long time to see that my brother's death was more than a loss, it was a lesson. It was an opportunity to grow, and to help others. He took his own life, and in that final act I was lost for a long time, but now it is my mission to help others to heal from the pain and learn to connect to themselves again, in a way that brings them joy and passion and a renewed sense of Self.
His life and death have taught me a lot and for that I am forever grateful, and I know that he came and left this world to teach all of those he met, particularly his immediate family - the true essence of love, living in the moment, being true to oneself, believing in oneself even when others don’t, and to not let other people’s opinions and baggage, define you or affect you.
Loss doesn’t always have to be the end of the story.
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