I was walking through the botanic gardens just after it rained. I came across this image and it stopped me in my tracks. The beauty and perfection of nature is always there for us to appreciate. What is even more magical is they are always there. We just have to stop and take a moment from our busy lives to see them. This photo doesn’t really do justice to what my human eye could see, but I still wanted to share it with you all xx.
Category Archives: Awareness
I have finally figured out after 47 years of living on this planet, how to trust my intuition!! I know, it has taken me a while…..but the light bulb has finally gone on. I have realised that no one else can live my life except me.
I have always been one to seek out the advice of others when there is a problem in my life. There is nothing wrong with that of course. Sometimes we need the help of others when we can’t see a clear path to take. But it becomes a problem when you get advice from all different sources (sometimes conflicting) and you don’t follow your true instinct as to what is right for YOU to do. When you don’t follow your intuition that is when you feel disempowered, depressed, lonely.
So how do you follow your intuition?
It’s really quite simple. You do what makes you feel Happy .
If you are not feeling good about a path you are taking, then you are not trusting your intuition. Your intuition is there to remind you who your true essence/spirit/soul is.
That essence is one of Love, Joy, Peace and Happiness.
If you are not feeling those things when you make a decision, then you are not trusting your intuition. Because your intuition is that calm, clear, peaceful happiness inside you. The one that gently guides you.
Sometimes it is hard to hear your intuition, because we are not meant to be happy all the time right? We have to go through lots of pain and suffering right?
I don’t think so.
I definitely think we are meant to have contrast in our life, the yin/yang. But it is there for us to practise refining our intuition and to remember who we really are underneath it all.
I really think we are meant to live a life filled with joy and happiness, to be our true selves. Just somewhere along the way we have forgotten this is our true birthright.
So go practise being happy and then you will be following your intuition and your true self.
Much love and happiness to you all for trusting your intuition from here on in!
What an amazing month it has been. I have been away on holiday with my family in Australia, US and Japan. What a wonderful time we had!
Sometimes when you are on holiday you don’t want to come back to your normal life. There is so much excitement and adventure when you are traveling and so many new experiences to take in.
So why is it when you return home and you have to go back to work and daily routines that the bubble bursts and you are faced with an avalanche of issues?
The issues were all there when you left and somehow they get put on hold whilst you are on holiday and then when you return, like a faithful pet, they show up! It’s quite strange how that happens.
I do know it has to do with our focus and attention to them. Like Abraham Hicks says, the more we focus our attention on something the more we will give it energy and attract more of that experience into our lives. Either negatively or positively.
So since returning, when a problem shows up in my experience, instead of focusing more attention on it by way of worry and stress, I’ve learnt to Let Go of it, trusting that a positive solution will always eventuate. Then I take myself off somewhere and do something enjoyable and do you know what I’ve discovered happens? The problem that I was so intently worried about, miraculously gets resolved!!! It’s really quite magical!
And life becomes more fun! Just like on holidays .
I urge you to go out and try this technique and then leave me a comment to tell me how it went. I will be keen to know what happened.
Please feel free to share this idea with your friends too. It all helps us to lead happier lives.
Love Dimitie Xx
I heard this on one of the Abraham Hicks videos. Finally I realise how true this statement really is!
As human beings we always seem to be looking into the future for what we want, what we haven’t got or looking into the past to what we wanted but haven’t achieved/received. This is what keeps us stuck in perpetual unhappiness. We think ‘if I only I had this or that in my life, things would be better’. But I’m realizing that’s not the way to enjoy your life. It’s focusing on being in the present moment! That is what makes for a happy life.
But it’s not always easy to focus on being present. In fact I think it’s one of the hardest things to do consistently, at every moment throughout the day. How many times have you said to yourself, “ok now I am going to focus on the present moment”. So you become aware of what’s going on around you, someone speaking to you, the person walking past you with a worried look in their face, deep in thought, the child holding their parents hand as they cross the street to the playground, the workman knocking off work after a full day on a building site. I don’t know about you, but for me when I try to focus intently on the present moment, within minutes/seconds of doing this, I have drifted off into deep thought land again!
I also think when you focus on being in the present moment a feeling of ease and peace happens within you. I think in that moment you have total acceptance of what it is you are really seeing or witnessing. Your mind stops chatting to you about all the things you should or shouldn’t be doing. There is a stillness, calmness and time seems to stand still. I also think that is when expansion of yourself happens. It’s where you really connect with and become One with the Source within. Source witnessing and experiencing life through your eyes.
That is when I believe you realize that your Journey is the Destination. The Destination being the experiencing of the Present Moment.
What do you think? I would love to hear your views. After all, it’s the wonderful contrast in our lives that makes for such diverse and interesting views. Having contrast in our views and lives is what helps with the evolution of the human race.
When I look over the dates of my previous blogs, I notice that I am writing about once a month. I always feel like I am neglecting WordPress, when Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc are so instantaneous. But what I find interesting is that every-time I write a post on WordPress I feel so much better! It is a wonderful tool for reviewing what has been happening in my life, to monitor where I am at and where I am going. So here’s a reflection of what’s been happening over the past month, particularly to do with the Law of Attraction.
Ever since I started working on the Law of Attraction and learning to focus on what I do want, everything that I don’t want is coming to the surface!
I have certainly learnt a lot over the past few weeks about mind control. With Law of Attraction you need to ignore all the negative things happening and focus on the positive. It teaches you to become aware of the problems you are facing, but not give any energy or emotion to them. It doesn’t mean you can ignore the problem, because when issues come up you have to deal with them, but it is about training your mind to be neutral about the situation. Positive feelings are ok, like appreciating a tough situation for showing you what you need to learn, but applying negative emotion will keep you stuck in the problem. Also it will keep coming up until you learn to focus on it in a positive way.
I also think humor is a good way to distract you from the negative. I have been watching lots of funny videos to make me laugh and enjoy myself.
Happy learnings everyone!
I woke up this morning feeling sad and depressed. Not really a good way to be going into a New Year. I realize that I keep focusing on all the things that are not going right in my life. This is just a tad frustrating!! I know it keeps me stuck where I am, with the same old issues showing up.
So I asked the Universe to show me why I keep having these ‘Groundhog Day’ moments. The answer I got was so simple, but so profound.
‘Focus on the Beauty in your Life’ . Ahhhh that makes perfect sense!
So that is exactly what I am going to do to start this New Wonderful Year of 2013!
I am going to start dedicating this blog to all the beauty in my life Whenever I see, experience, hear, feel something that is beautiful, I’m going to post it here.
Here’s the first bit of beauty from 2012, that will carry me into 2013.
Happy New Year Everyone! May it be Beautiful for You Too .
The penny finally dropped this week when I realized that once you start to Appreciate what you already have in your life, more good starts to flow into your existence!!
I’ve also learned from the Law of Attraction that Gratitude is different from Appreciation. I thought they were one and the same. But according to Abraham they are different.
Apparently Gratitude implies you have overcome a difficult situation. Seeing things from this perspective means that you are still focusing on the problem and not the solution.
Appreciation, however, is being happy with where you are at, regardless of the situation. It’s about seeing all of your experiences as a blessing, both the good and the bad.
Apparently once you Master this, then you are seeing through the eyes of Source or Unconditional Love.
So I have had to correct myself all week to stop from saying “I am Grateful for …..”, to “I Appreciate…..”. I must say it makes a huge difference to your psyche. It’s almost like a relief to focus on life this way. I have also felt a lot happier putting this into practice.
Here are some things I have been appreciating:
My brilliant, beautiful, kind and loving family,
The food we eat,
The blue sky and warm weather (we live in the tropics)
The amazing flowers I have seen when I walk the dogs
The kind, helpful people I have encountered this week
You wonderful people who read my Blog, Tweets, Facebook and Link-in posts!
WordPress, Google, You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In!
My Apple iPhone, iPad and iMac!
So that’s what I have experienced. Let me know if you try out ’being Appreciative vs being Grateful. I’d be interested to know what you experience too!
Love Dimitie xx
P.S. I’m now also going to be dedicating this blog and all my other social media avenues to ‘Appreciation of this Amazing Life’ and see what happens