We are all here on a mission………..

 

art by Josephine Wall

art by Josephine Wall

We all have a Path, a Purpose, and a Place here. No ONE SOUL is more or less than another; better or worse…

And although at times we may struggle to know what this Path and Purpose is, and get impatient along the way, and more often than not can feel a whole lot lost; this Path and Purpose is something that we all sense and with a little trust we do find our way.

The journey was never meant to be simple for in the times that we seem to err and stray we often have our greatest moments of learning. Often it takes falling off the Path to realise that we were actually on one.

The Path is the Journey;
the destination is the Experience.

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Behaviour and actions however can be very much in opposition to our true Soul and Heart’s desires and for most of us, that are doing the best we can to be honest and honourable people, it can be so very challenging to comprehend why some people can behave the way they do when all sorts of terrible things happen in our World.

This then creates separation; especially when different societies, religions and cultures have different “rules”. What if acceptance of ALL is the solution?

I often struggle to understand the bad things that happen in life and yet I do see that within each person is a light; I guess some people have come so far from who they are that they have forgotten and that is the sad thing. And us being only human well we can become less tolerant of the colour spectrum of personalities walking our world. 

The only way I can make peace in my mind with the chaos of trying to understand life is that life will restore balance to our world somehow. It’s not my job to change people. It is my job to be a kind person; that follows through in my words and actions.

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I believe that the more we can see the good in someone then the more likely it is to shine through; everyone deserves a chance and someone to believe in them…..

Perhaps that is called HOPE; or being over-optimistic!

Without hope and faith in a bigger picture and something Divine in everything then the world would seem too daft a place for me to even want to be here.

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And when it all gets too much? Well Mother Nature is the place that we can all go, reflect a little and remember that there is goodness in our world.

Don’t give up Faith and Hope; far better be the person smiling and being an example than the one criticising, judging and tearing people’s character apart….

love, Andrea

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My fab family; I love them dearly.

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You can reach every corner of the world with your Heart….

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I was out doing a long bike training session this weekend and as I cycled past many streams and also our beautiful yet moody looking cloud covered Lough Derg a thought hit me about the power we each hold in our hearts to reach every corner of the world with healing love:

I thought about every small tiny water droplet in the flow of moving water and pondered how each one comes together with countless others to make our oceans, seas, lakes and streams. I pondered the enormity of how every single drop of water in the ocean makes an ocean and how each is magical. No one droplet is more important than the other or comes from somewhere more special than another.

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Each drop travels from clouds and sky to mountain tops, streams, lakes, puddles, rivers and eventually back to the oceans; this cycle has continued for billions of years and will continue indefinitely. Nothing man created could ever achieve this perfection and consistency.

I considered how some drops of water make their way into our food as the component holding life source; be it plant, flower, bird, or animal. And as the food and drink that we consume some water droplets become a very part of our living being; human life is 70% plus water.

Water is the medium of life, it permits chemical reactions to occur, it carries information, it holds the vibration of all thoughts and energy, it records the memory of time in our cells and in the right light the whole colour spectrum shines through. Each rainbow a giant reflection of within each droplet and a reminder of waters magical powers for we can never touch a rainbow.

Each and every water droplet trusts in its magical purpose and just flows.
Let nature teach us her lessons in the smallest of daily observations…

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If you want to send healing love into the world, then the next time you stand by the shore of a stream or lake or with your toes in the sand by the giant ocean touch the water. Touch the water with your heart and send love into her molecules. Send your heart and fill the water with your light; and know it will reach all corners of our world.

That is how much power you have in your heart… and it is the power to reach millions.

Love, Andrea

Trusting again….. when it hurts

I feel things. Some would say this is called being an empath and after years of not knowing what I am I guess this is the closest description of how I feel life. I don’t really care much for labels; so I prefer to call me just ‘me’.

Life has hurt; a lot. People have let me down, men have shattered my faith, family have not understood me, and in business I have had more rides than I desire to count. I cannot say I did anything wrong; I just trusted too much that the world was like me. It turns out it’s often not.

All these experiences have moulded me. I have done my best to open my heart to accept the lessons and to grow; isn’t that why we are here?

There is a deeper knowledge to be gained when you accept all your experiences and then move forward with an awareness that we do have choice. We have freedom to choose; our choices can empower us or enslave us….

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The hardest thing about being a sensitive is that hurts hurt so deeply that every part of your being wants to lock out any possible chance of feeling hurt again. The walls go up and a place of absolute numbness maintains a state of safety. It doesn’t feel good in here; but neither does it feel. If I’m locked in, then you are locked out. And when we don’t feel; we cannot hurt. But neither can we let our love shine through and an empath that does not feel safe to love; feels lost.

Most don’t understand this place. They will think that you are sulking or creating some drama or being childish. If only they understood that this locked in place is the ONLY place that feels safe. Or more accurately it is safe because you can no longer feel; you cannot feel their anger, hurt, disappointment, or the fear of uncertainty. It feels terrifying and often impossible to let the walls of protection back down. Once you are in there…. numbness takes over everything.

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At the same time your mind will become a place of endless circles of confusion.

Why do humans do such hurtful things?
Why are people so thoughtless and selfish?

How can people say words that are so cruel?
Why does no one understand that my heart loves so much and I try so hard and I do so much to make this world a better place?
Why does no one see how hard I am trying?

I don’t understand……………….
It’s my fault……

My head will go numb with confusion over how people can inflict such hurt, such cruel words, such punishment over not getting their way. Words of anger, jealousy and manipulation cut like a knife in my heart and I am left wondering what have I done? That it must be me and my fault that this person is hurting me? I must in some way be broken….

So I spent a life time thinking I was no good; and that I must fix myself and be better, smarter, thinner, prettier… anything but the person that I was. So I hid myself; I pretended I was someone else… or more correctly; I hid myself so far from you ever seeing who I was.

I never understood that for most of my life it was others people’s stuff…. and even now that I do (know better); when you get better at feeling the world and all its uncertainty and insanity it still feels right through you.

People still do and say hurtful things, words still cut through you and everything still feels ever so deeply; but the ways I have learnt to cope have become better, and positive. I learnt to thrive in a world that still felt bonkers. Soon it started to feel ok to feel things. Life felt better from a place of feeling rather than a place of numb.

The bosom of mother nature and all her animals and birds helped me trust again; the wind in the trees whispered encouragement. Even the soft rain on my face now tells me I am ok; I am safe now.
I can slowly trust again and the universe will watch out for me….
It took me time so be patient with yourself.

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Some days I don’t get it perfect. Some days I will roll up into a ball and pretend I am invisible. Some days I have no strength to reach out or let someone close. Some days I don’t want to be here; and then I remember that I am here for a reason and to trust in this. Sometimes I still want to shut people out; some days the smallest trigger leads me to lock out the very people who I can now trust. It is hard to fully forget the traumas of the past; yet that is where they are; behind me.

When I feel this way I will go out in nature; for a hike or bike or just to sit by trees or water. Nature is a powerful rebalancer and healer.

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Even the people who love me will never truly understand the depths of my love for them, the distance I would walk for them, the belief that I have in them and the energy that I use to protect them. I understand now that its ok to not be understood; I am more comfortable now knowing they don’t get how life scares me and how some days the feelings and emotions are too much. I know that while not many will love to the same depth; they still love. I know that many will see my fears and anxieties as daft; they don’t feel it as I do. I am ok being ‘weird’.

I know that there are so many out there that grow tired and wearisome of feeling the world and her people; mother nature and her pain.

Be strong my fellow travellers; for there is a gift in this sensitivity.

You will feel the sun rise before the dawn;
You will see the soul in everyone’s eyes;
You will be touched closely by the animal world;
And hear the words in a baby’s smile.

Trust;
You are held dear and safe by the invisible.
Open your eyes now and see it as it is.
Set yourself free and allow your heart guide you;
Breathe deeply into the safety of Life;
Fly…

Trust that some day some one will make it worth taking down the walls and relearning trust.
Let them in…

 

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Love,

Andrea

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PS some helpful resources

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/05/loving-understanding-an-empath/

http://tinybuddha.com/blog/learning-to-trust-let-go-of-your-fear-and-let-your-guard-down/