Miracles

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Miracles happen not in opposition to nature but in opposition to what we are conditioned to believe. The universe cannot help unless you hold strong intention and focus. Believing is Seeing. 

From somewhere inside you hear a call. The hearing becomes a feeling connecting you to truth and this is when Miracles appear. Although you may not be able to say why you feel something is so, your knowing is true for you and that truth is your foundation for Miracles. Knowing is experiencing.

Love is the key and truly the only thing that really heals. Let go of what you think . Trust and know who you are. Leave the driving to your higher Self. Release your Ego to a higher power. Remind yourself you are supported continuously and unconditionally. 

Open yourself to a miracle on its way. Imagine a miracle. Ease into the harmony and beauty all around you.

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What’s in your Power?

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Much wisdom to be gained  about Power  when delving into the philosophy of Stoicism.

Stoicism is a brand of philosophy that focuses almost exclusively on the areas of ethics, virtues, and the very difficult task of living a good life. Stoicism as a way of life would originate in Greece, as most philosophy does, in the later years of the Hellenistic age and would gain momentum right up to the height of the Roman Empire.

The founder was Zeno of Citium, a Greek philosopher who began his lecturing days not long after the death of Aristotle in 322 BCE. While Zeno was the founder of the Stoicism, he is often eclipsed by some of the more prolific stoic authors of the Roman empire. Among these are Epictetus, Seneca the younger, and the emperor Marcus Aurelius.

While the lessons from Stoicism will pop up a few times in the classics challenge, this one is perhaps the most important one to start with…

You may know it as the Serenity Prayer, now popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step programs:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

What is interesting is that it almost perfectly summarizes our first rule of Stoicism. The first thing we have to do is recognize what we have control over and what we do not.

Let’s say you are stuck in traffic, the cars are stacked one on top of the other for miles. Now, you could very easily become disheartened by such a situation. Perhaps the stress could get to you and you could start tearing out your hair. But now let’s ask another question.

Do you really have any control over the traffic?

Of course you do not. There is nothing in your power that you can do. You cannot split the traffic as if you were Moses splitting the Red Sea. You cannot fly out your window and escape. We must recognize that the situation is out of our hands, there is nothing to be done.

We can apply this principle to all sorts of things. Whenever you are in a stressful situation, we must ask if we have any meaningful control. The answer, very often, is no.

The stoic philosopher, Epictetus said as much as this within his Discourses. The philosopher suggests that much of our anxiety stems from our desire to have things that are not within our power to give.

“A lute player when he is singing by himself has no anxiety, but when he enters the theatre, he is anxious even if he has a good voice and plays the lute well; for he not only wishes to sing well, but also to obtain applause: but this is not in his power.” -Epictetus (Discourses)

So we are often wracked by anxiety when encountering situations whose outcome we cannot control. Will we ever escape the gridlock on the freeway? Will the lute player receive an applause after playing the lute?

We don’t know. More importantly, we can’t know. All we can do is manage our reactions and maintain our stoic demeanor. Oh, and we could just try to play the lute as best we can.

Again, in the words of Epictetus:

“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Some things are up to us and some things are not up to us. Our opinions are up to us, and our impulses, desires, aversions—in short, whatever is our own doing. Our bodies are not up to us, nor are our possessions, our reputations, or our public offices, or, that is, whatever is not our own doing.”

So for yourself, take a moment to analyze what causes stress in your life – and then ask whether you have control over it. If you don’t have power over it, find ways to accept it. If you do have, then perhaps it’s time to come up with a plan… But remember – one thing you always have control over, is your reactions to things outside of your control…

Twin Flames

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When you reach a certain level of consciousness or a higher frequency level in one life, your soul has to split into two in order to come back down into a physical body.

This means that there are essentially two of you roaming the earth. Both of you are in a way, half the energy that you originally were.

This other half of your energy is your Twin Flame, and when the two of you cross paths or meet it is like you instantly feel whole again.

So, where does that leave soul mates? Soul mates are cut from the same cloth. Imagine a huge blanket of energy and your soul is cut out of that blanket. The other souls that come from the same blanket as you are soulmates and can be friends, family and lovers.

A Twin Flame however is when that single cut, or that single soul begins getting bigger and bigger to the point where it needs to be cut itself into two different energies. Think of Plato’s concept of Love from the Symposium.

Once these two Twin Flame energies finally merge again, no matter how many cycles of reincarnation it takes, the cloth gets bigger and eventually forms new souls.

Think of it like a seed, spreading and creating more flowers as it germinates.

This energetic split does not happen to everyone. It only happens to those who have reached a certain frequency or level of consciousness.

In each “twin” there is a magnet that sort of attracts the two of you together (like attracts like), and you can meet at any time, at any stage of your life journey.

When you come together, the relationship is very, very intense. This is because you are not only dealing with the “baggage” in your own mind and body but you also have to deal with your “baggage” in another body.

This means that the two of you not only see yourself in each other, but you also see your opposite traits and flaws. Almost like looking into each other is like looking into a mirror.

To get an idea of how intense the relationship would be, think about all the baggage that you have to deal with in your own mind and in the container of your own body. Well, imagine having two of those containers- it’s like there is double or even quadruple the “baggage” to sort through.

Now, this doesn’t mean Twin Flame relationships won’t work. They can definitely work, and the two of you can definitely live together in harmony however, this is all dependent on whether the two of you have learnt to love yourselves first. Because essentially, your Twin flame is you.

Twin Flame relationships are usually romantic because there is an attraction on all levels, including a sexual attraction. Twin Flame relationships do not have to be male -female, they can also be male-male and female-female.

When you meet your Twin Flame, there is an instant feeling of “knowing” and connection. People might comment that you look alike or that you look “good together.” Often, the two of you will have very similar personalities and reflect the light and shadow sides of each other.

Sometimes you may not be able to recognize your Twin Flame because you have not been able to regain the same level of consciousness you acquired before you split into two.

Think of it this way- you live one lifetime understanding a higher frequency and higher vibration, but suddenly you loose half of this and come into physical form with half the energy or consciousness you once had.

This can manifest in your early childhood years as feeling out of place, like you don’t belong, frustrated about the world and highly inquisitive. You may even feel depressed or have an awakening early on. You may also have highly enlightened visions or thoughts at a young age, even if you were not exposed to it.

Being at a lower frequency or vibration and having to regain your “consciousness” is a challenge that you have to overcome this time around, and sometimes it can take multiple lifetimes in order to reach the stage that you were once at.

As soon as your Twin Flame is created, you enter Earth at the same time or within a few years of each other. The only exception to this would be if you have had to reincarnate multiple times in order to properly connect with each other.

If you have a Twin Flame you will meet in every lifetime, regardless of your level of consciousness. But, whether the two of you can make it work will depend on your frequency and essentially how much you have learnt to love yourself unconditionally.

Essentially it all comes back to self-love.

 

Incantation of Light

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We hail thee, O gods,

Each in the way decreed

By the vast spans of time

And the vaster spans of the human spirit

That reflects your eternal light

As the moon reflects the sun,

As the waters drink our visage,

As the mirror shows us our souls.

May your blessings be upon us

All the days of our lives,

And may we live those lives in contemplation

Of the glory of your being.

                                     —From the Pagan Book of Hours

Love Rules!

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When the Universe doesn’t want you to give up on Love

1. Meeting Someone By Fate And There’s Chemistry

This is proof that you still can get excited about meeting someone new. It is known that when someone special enters your life unexpectedly, they were probably put there for a reason. Soul mates or Twin Flames come with certain amounts of destiny and fate.These relationships shape your life and bring you memorable experiences you usually would not have had.

2. You Attend A Wedding

Many people who have given up on love may fear they will feel depressed and lonely at a wedding. However, weddings bring a feeling of new beginnings and a sense of opportunity. They have a way of uplifting your spirit and opening the heart. It’s hard not to get a contact high off the wedded bliss and love that’s in the room.A wedding will quickly restore your belief and hope in finding love. A marriage is also seen as love’s symbol of success.

3. You Have Faith

If you have faith not just in yourself but in the universe, that is a good sign you’re open to new love. It’s more likely you won’t be sitting around waiting to run into the man or woman of your dreams. It’s crucial to develop self-trust which is a necessary quality for falling in love.Without self-trust, you won’t act out on your hopes of meeting your soul mate. Love is destined to happen for you if don’t force it and let it happen naturally.

4. You’re Done With The Wrong Ones

When you’re ready to meet “the one,” there will be a shift inside you. You’ll begin to realize that past relationships that you once tolerated won’t work for you anymore. It’s vital that you are honest with yourself and understand what you want and don’t want. Giving yourself enough time between relationships will help you acknowledge the red flags you missed before. The right companion for you will show up when you understand who it is you need.

5. You Notice Synchronicity

There is no such thing as coincidences, there is synchronicity in life that shows you signs. You may hear the same love song played over and over, or hear about numerous friends getting married or finding love. It’s likely a sign when you notice the same phrase, image, object, or sound. Take a quiet moment and ask yourself what it might be communicating to you and what it symbolizes. Typically, these types of scenarios are signs from the universe. These messages are being sent to be heard loud and clear.

6. Your Energy Levels Are High

If you feel like you have more energy to love more than ever, the universe is giving you a sign. At this point in your life, you are more likely to meet the love of your life. Having consistent positive energy will help you devote to nurturing love and relationships.