Life seems to present endless challenges and sticky situations.
When I meet a sticky situation, I channel advice from that unknowable dimension where nothing is a problem. Sometimes I think the advice comes from angels, sometimes I wonder if it comes from my Angel Self, a part of me that is eternal, compassionate, understanding and wise
In this blog you will find some of the problems I have experienced, along with the advice that has been given.
I hope you find it helpful.
I meet a lot of people who tell me that they ‘should’ meditate and they often tell me that they feel guilty about not meditating.
If I ask them do they feel guilty about not watching their favourite TV programmes, or not eating ice cream or chocolate, or not treating themselves to a manicure, or indeed ANYTHING that they actually enjoy and get pleasure from, they say no, not at all.
In fact, most people feel guilty for doing the things that give them pleasure and feel even more guilty for not doing the things that they dont really enjoy, but that they think they should be doing.
Meditation does NOT have to be one of those things!
Meditation can be something as enjoyable as lying on a sun lounger with a good book, or relaxing with a gin and tonic or seeing a Ryan Gosling film or having a massage or indeed ANYTHING that is relaxing, soothing and pleasurable to do.
If you get the hang of meditating in a way that is easy and fun and relaxing and uplifting and pleasant, you NEVER feel that it is something you SHOULD do, you just do it because you want to do it, and you still get all the Brownie points and all the health benefits and rewards.
I will be teaching a series of meditation workshops, designed to inspire people to really enjoy and look forward to meditating, rather than thinking of it as something that they ‘should get disciplined about doing’.
In this workshop, we aim to get to that place with our meditation practice!
Dates and locations TBA, just sign up for the mailing list and we will keep you updated!!!
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This is that part of you which some people call the Higher Self, the part of you which is connected to Universal Consciousness.
The reason that I am calling it the Angel Self is because it is unconditionally loving, and because it is always connected to the eternal and unbounded consciousness from which we have all come and to which we remain connected, underneath the various personalities that we assume as human beings.
This ‘Angel Self’ is the part of you who always knows the answers to your problems and challenges, even if they seem catastrophic and hopeless!
It is the part of you who knows what it is that you are learning and gaining from the situations that happen in your life.
You can learn to see any problem or challenge from the more enlightened, wise and compassionate perspective of your ‘Angel Self’. Even if you still ALSO see it from the usual perspective of your personality.
It is possible to encounter a problem in your life, such as losing your job, or developing a serious illness or being divorced from a partner and to panic and feel overwhelmed and in despair and ALL of the other things that we human beings feel while ALSO being able to step back, detach from the situation and see it in the way that you Angel Self sees it.
Because your Angel Self knows the full extent of your power and also knows the full extent of the love that exists for you and because your Angel Self is always in a state of peace, serenity and compassion for all beings, this part of you will assist your personality to upgrade the way it thinks and behaves, and to see things from a more expansive perspective.
In this way, problems that did seem hopeless begin to dissolve and transform themselves into opportunities and adventures.
In the workshop, you will learn simple techniques to help you to take any situation in your life, however disturbing, however hopeless and however challenging, and you will literally ‘channel’ your Angel Self, so that you can see the situation from an entirely different perspective.
In this way, you find solutions, you find answers and you find peace of mind.
In the workshop you will also learn
* How to evaluate the guidance that you channel.
* How to know the difference between the voice of your Higher Self and the many voices of your ego.
* How to be completely certain that the advice you are giving yourself is useful and helpful and is for your highest good.
* You will practice channelling your Angel Self for other people, as well as for yourself.
* You will learn practical tools to enable you to channel for yourself in any situation, so that you become empowered, self reliant, confident and secure.
You develop that part of you who is truly inspired, creative and expansive and ultimately you learn to live your whole life from this expanded perspective!
On Sunday 14 April I will be holding a ‘Channelling Your Angel Self’ workshop at Anahata Yoga Centre
8 Dawson St, Dublin 2
11.30 until 5.30
See ‘Workshops’ for more info about what to expect, and also for testimonials from previous workshops
I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Sometimes I just cant sleep and then the next day I feel like shit. I feel exhausted and irritable and fragile and I cant summon up any enthusiasm for any of the things that I had been planning to do. Some people seem to manage perfectly well with hardly any sleep, but if I don’t get my eight hours, I am a vegetable. So I asked the angels if they can help?
Can we help? Yes, we can!
Sleep, as you have noticed, is not something that is required in the same quantities by all people. Some people can indeed manage very well with a few hours sleep, or even a series of naps. The fact that you require more sleep than other people is something that needs to be respected, if you are to have peace of mind! This business of comparing yourself to other people can only be frustrating for you, because as you may or may not have noticed, you are an entirely unique Being!
Can you first of all accept that we need to dismiss all thoughts of what other people can or cannot do, if we are to make progress?
That is not so easy for me to do, but I will give it a go!
Once you can make a commitment to both accepting and respecting your own body and mind, we can make significant progress.
The next thing to be done is to invite some pleasant thoughts and feelings to soothe your system. You are saying that you feel ‘like shit’ and that you feel irritable and fragile?
It may seem pointless and it may seem silly, but may we ask you to just take a few minutes to imagine that you are feeling something completely different? Perhaps even experiencing something different? Can you imagine yourself in a scenario that would be truly pleasing for you right at this moment?
Okay. I am on holidays in Thailand. I have just got up and it is a beautiful day. I am lying on my hammock, in the shade, sipping a watermelon juice and contemplating the glorious, empty beach and listening to the gentle sounds of the waves. Maybe wondering about having a Thai massage…..
This sounds like an ideal scenario. Can you place yourself firmly in this scene, imagining that you can truly feel the warmth of the sun and hear the sounds of the waves and take in what is happening with all of your senses?
Okay, I did that for a while.
How do you feel now?
Sleepy, but very, very relaxed. It was lovely.
Did you notice anything in particular about how you felt during the experience?
I was just totally relaxed, totally open. I completely let go. I felt very safe and peaceful.
Did you feel relaxed and safe and peaceful when you were trying to sleep last night? Did you totally let go?
No. I was not relaxed. My brain wouldn’t switch off. I was thinking about all the things I have to do or want to do or should do. Whatever. I didn’t feel like I could relax.
Sleep disorders, from our experience stem mainly from anxiety and fear about what is happening or not happening in one’s life. The more you can let go of these anxieties and trust that what is happening is exactly perfect, the easier it will be for you to relax and to sleep.
While you are imagining yourself on a beach, you create a safe and relaxing experience with your mind, one in which you can let go and simply drink in all of the beauty that surrounds you. It is possible for you to do this while you are not on a beach, also, as you have just demonstrated. Can you see how it is your mind that is affecting your ability to relax?
Of course I can see that. It is just that there are times in my life when things don’t seem to be turning out quite how I want them to, and at those times I find it hard to let go of figuring out what to do!
Indeed. We fully understand this. What is needed at these times is for you to practice telling that part of you who is worried about your life that this worrying is all very well, but that taking time off from worrying will be of enormous benefit and cannot possibly be detrimental to the outcome, if you do it in short spurts, quite deliberately, such as you have just done.
Tell your mind it is just exactly like recharging the battery on your mobile phone, it is truly necessary for the proper functioning of the gadget that is your mind! With time, this will become so habitual for your mind that you will not even have to think about doing it, you will automatically switch to peaceful, relaxing thoughts whenever it is needed.
Thank you. I think this could work!
If you would like angel guidance for a challenging situation, call or email me to book a free consultation and see if I can be of assistance! I do one-to-one angel guidance in Dublin and also on Skype. firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 8552267
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