Pearls and Strings for Inspiration

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If you keep a Divinity Journal, Angel Journal or any kind of journal where you capture communication with your inner spirit, the angels, your guides and Divine Spirit in general, then I am sure you have pages full of wisdom and profound insights. I know I do. When I moved home at the start of this year, I shed a lot of my clutter. While packing up my life, I went through some of my old journals. I was in awe of the wisdom that found its way to the pages of these journals, so naturally I decided to hold on to them. It was such a beautiful experience to rediscover and relearn some of these spirit whispers and important lessons.

It got me thinking – My inner guide and Divine Spirit have clearly blessed me with wonderful guidance. In some instances, I was able to absorb these lessons right away, while others did not fully sink in and were forgotten about.  I am aware that sometimes we do not fully grasp lessons and that they often come back to us when the time is right. But revisiting these journals left me feeling that I wanted to find ways to integrate this wisdom more fully.  

Then a few weeks ago, I came across Jess Morrow’s ebook – Vocalize: Five Soulful Steps for Writing from your Center. In the ebook, she introduces a step she referred to as ‘Pearls’. Jess suggests that you read through your soulful writing, unearth the diamonds or pearls in the writing and then write them on flash cards. She then suggests stringing these pearls together into meaningful sentences.

I immediately fell in love with the idea. I’ve been having a field day applying the concept in my own way. I’ve been selecting particular words, phrases and sentences that stand out to me. Words that speak to me, that have deep meaning to me and that inspire me. I then write these pearls on little flash cards or sticky notes. I’ve place them by my bedside, stuck them into my vision board and used them as book marks because I know I will read them whenever I pic the book up.

I feel that in doing so, I’ve found yet another way to invite spirit into my life. I’ve made room for answers to find me. It has also allowed the initial seeds planted to be watered, nurtured and to start growing into even greater insights and understanding. Since I’ve started I’ve witnessed an amazing synchronistic flow as well. It is so interesting how simply changes can have such a profound impact.

So, I definitely encourage all of you to try this exercise out. Find your treasures, integrate them into your life in fun ways and draw on their energy in magical ways.

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A Greater Life Vision Beyond Your Circumstances

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I came across this quote on twitter the other morning:

“God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.” ~ Louie Giglio

The truth of this quote resonated with me. When we face challenging circumstances that evoke harsh inner voices of self-doubt, criticism and fear or when the circumstances of the day stir up strong emotions of anger or pain – then you don’t always remember who you truly are, let alone the divine plans that the Universe is carving out with your soul.

So how do you move from you move away from your small/negative thoughts and reconnect with the bigger vision and purpose of your life? I ask myself this question each time I face a challenge. Sometimes I’d swear that I develop amnesia in the midst of certain emotional crises or life changes. For a moment, or even day, an invisible bump on the head seems to knock the spiritual sense out of me. As a consequence, I stumble into the darkness, becoming completely overwhelmed by thoughts and the emotions triggered by the situation.

Then I remember to centre myself. The moment I connect with that space of inner peace, calm befalls me. Pieces of the big picture are put into context. Instantly, I regain my memory and I understand that my Higher Self – the Divine spark within me – has already lived through this experience. I become aware that the light of love did not create this overwhelming experience. Giving power to fear-based and negative thoughts did.

Experience has shown me that the only way out of my challenge is to work through it, one loving breath at a time to create a shift. So in a moment of stillness, I breathe in and out, releasing my fears and my attachment to the egos voice, and choosing love instead. By surrendering in this way, something powerful takes place. Taking your faith away from your fear-based and negative thoughts and putting it back into love and light allows your Higher Self and Divine Spirit to flow in and show you the way forward.

By inviting Spirit into these moments, you become cognizant of the fact that you are also learning something valuable through these trials. That something is often preparing you to play the part of the ultimate role that you’re destined to embody. It is the role of your magnificent and best self. This is part of the greater vision for  your life.