THE CLEARING

a fog

Have you ever felt as if you were living in a fog, where the long awaited clearing seems to never come? Well you are not alone! The weather can be sunny with short periods of overcast, but not in your world. The birds are singing the flowers are blooming, but not in your world.

It’s hard to imagine that soon this feeling of despair will lift and reveal the beauty of life even if it’s raining. We can be so over come with sadness, and anxiety that all we can think about is how to get past the next few minutes. We dwell on why me and how is it that everyone else around me seems to have it all?

Your heart is so heavy it cannot send the right signals to the brain to provide the help needed to snap you out of the suffering that you are putting yourself through. We have all become so distant from our true nature, the essence of who we are that we begin to forget how miraculous our bodies are that it allows us not to be in control because then we would forget the one key ingredient for survival, “Just Breathe”

The act of breathing when concentrated on relieves our aching souls for that brief moment that will have allowed for peace to enter even for just a few seconds. Dwelling on the negative gets so much more of a rap than it deserves. People in our lives constantly remind us of our limitations when the positive is so much more important.

Remember none of us were born with the answers and it’s unfair to think that just because our elders are older that have an inside track to the answers needed for us to solve our deepest concerns. Each one of us is unique and gifted in a way that no one else is, and it’s not realistic to think that anyone has the information you need when they are on a path of their own.

If a past event is causing you to constantly be in a state of grief because you do not know how to function without the thought form it has created in your memory bank, it’s time to realize all the past is a recollection in the present thought forms. You have power to change the thought form by letting it go where it belongs, in the past,a place where you were to learn from the experience and move on to the present, for that is where life is and that’s why it’s called “The Present”.

It’s the opportunity to get it right, to free you from the bondage of the past and all those who live there reminding you constantly of the mis-takes you’ve made, who do not possess the gift of forgiveness and unconditional love!!

Why live there, a place the sun never shines? and only in forgiving yourself and when you can fall in love with yourself will you be free to find those who think your are pretty awesome. We are all beautiful and unique onto ourselves, and those who do not embrace you because you think or behave differently, and that you are not worthy of the air you breathe have such lessons to learn that they will have nothing to offer you except repeat patterns and stories that are boring and ultimately no longer relevant.

But you are relevant!! You have a potential to be brilliant and recognizable to yourself, and to those who need your brilliance, that gift which comes in the “present”a time and place we have the privilege to be in.

So get up shake yourself off of all that which does not serve you, smell the coffee, and start the day in gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to get it right.

SLEEPING BEAUTY

the importance of sleep

The beauty about sleep is the ability to travel to another dimension that is available to us through different wave lengths.

The importance of sleep is not just to rest the body but to rest the mind as well. This allows for the body to concentrate on healing itself while the dream state is busy taking us to places available as the thinking mind shuts down and the subconscious can take over.

But for many sleep is not something that comes easily, and even if dreaming takes place it’s soon forgotten as we wake up to our world of reality.

The Native American Indians believe that our dream time is our real time and the life we live with our eyes open is the dream. This did not make much sense to me till I started recording my dreams in a journal, an exercise I recommend to everyone.

A pattern began to form and soon I was happy to fall asleep freeing myself from the everyday mundane tasks that we perform as a way of keeping us alive and well, or is it?

Dream interpretation has been done for thousands of years as a cautionary measure against an event yet to take place or that is taking place without your awareness. But once again we find ourselves being analyzed by someone else just making assumptions.

We know best especially when it comes to our hearts intelligence. If we listen more to the innate feelings coming from the vibration of the heart 8 seconds before the thinking mind kicks in, we will respond accordingly. Together the Heart and our bodies ability to heal itself not only creates a happy healthy environment for you to live in but also becomes a platform for the endless possibilities your dreamtime can show you.

There are many ways to prepare you for sleep, just like anything else we do it takes the time necessary to calm the body and the mind down to allow for the rest you need to happen.

Reading always helps especially if the content is spiritual, and what you absorb before slept can greatly influence the nature of your dreaming.
Eating too close to bedtime causes the body to be active therefore making it harder to fall and stay asleep.
The worst thing is falling asleep while watching t.v. It’s not so much the content of the program as the frequencies coming from the unit.
Electric clocks, blankets, radios, mobile telephones, and outside lighting from the street, utility connections on the home, all play a huge roll in the bedroom environment and the outcome of your sleep time.

A lack of sleep can cause wake time irritability and inability to behave in a way that is rational and consistent. If you find yourself in need of a nap take one, use your lunch break to shut down and reboot your system. It’s proven that short naps help align the mind and body functions making you more alert and present.

Sleep has been hugely under rated considered by many to be a waste of precious doing time. Yes some need less sleep then others but whether you sleep for five hours or more the quality of your sleep affects the quality of your life.

If the Native American Indians are right what is revealed to you during your sleep time can be very important to the paths you choose. The understanding that life happens with eyes closed or opened, and there is no escaping your destiny, so you might as well be rested properly for the journey that awaits you even if its just in your dreams.

Lots of Love

Barra