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Assembling the warriors from a past life

  • Posted on October 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Last week while I was at Warrior Camp, I ran a very powerful LifeLine Session on myself, and I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about it.

For many years I have attracted people into my life who would promise to help with various tasks, and in the final moments before delivery would, for one reason or another, not be able to complete what they had committed to, leaving me to madly scramble and pick up the pieces generally without acknowledgement.  I am a “finisher” type of person.  When I commit to something, it happens.  And while I have created a lot of success for myself and others over the years with this determination, I have often felt the loneliness of being unsupported and the fatigue of carrying more than my share of the load for others.

Last week, however, my soul began a new story.  The script for my life has changed.  On one of the physcially challenging days, circumstances made it that I was fully supported by a fantastic team, and I was able to use my finished personality to lead the way and inspire others to complete the task for their own satisfaction.  But even more importantly for me, I received appreciation and recognition for following the way of the warrior – being and doing whatever it takes in the moment to keep moving towards the goal.

Throughout the activity of this and the previous day, I had connected with a group of guys, each on an individual basis at different times.  On completion of the grueling activity a small group from our larger team decided to have a swim in the pool.  How surprised I was when I realised that every one of the guys in the pool were the very same guys I had connected with throughout the 2 days of activities! I was the only girl with them for quite some time, and as I floated in the water I felt incredibly supported and grateful to have had the chance to meet each and every one of these beautiful souls.

Now at this camp I happened to have brought Deepak Chopra’s book “Synchro Destiny: Harnessing the infinite power of coincidence to create miracles”, which encourages his readers to notice the coincidences in our lives and to ask for their significance.  So I did!  In the pool I said a silent prayer, sent Infinite Love & Gratitude to each of the fellas and asked what the significance of me pulling this group together meant.

I got my answer the following morning around 4am, after having struggled with a challenge the night before which brought up fear about other parties not fully committing to their word.  The intention I set for the session was “I am fully supported always and in all ways, feeling free”.  When I ran the session I went back to an original occurrence from 376AD where I was a 17yy male who had been made responsible for protecting the younger children of my tribe, but had been unable to succeed in the heat of battle and instead watched them die in front of me.  I had the skills to protect myself, but had been unable to defend all the others.  The LifeLine Session revealed to me that I had unresolved grief from this incident, and that I had been holding this fear in my throat chakra (which interestingly had been the precise location that was being pushed by the particular night-time activity).  The situation had been creating a spiritual imbalance in my life, disconnecting me from my will power in relation to speaking my truth, and restricting the flow of energy through my large intestines (interestingly I had also only been able to eat watermelon for the previous day and half as my body rejected all other food).

It seemed to me that this group of guys in the pool were representing (or perhaps were the very same souls) of the younger warriors that I had been unable to protect in my past life.  As I processed the emotion of grief, and sent silent apologies to all those I had been unable to protect in 376AD, I felt an amazing energy return to my body and a peacefulness settle into my heart.  I felt that I was concluding and letting go of a situation that I had been carrying for over 1600 years, and I am much lighter without the energy of this experience.

I was also able to learn that my voice is a powerful force in allowing others the opportunity to learn and grow and embody their magnificence, and this is how I can write a new ending for other souls, and myself.

Remembering the light when the dark comes along

  • Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Sitting outside watching the clouds pass by the full moon I had a realisation about the experiences of life.

In our life we have the opportunity to experience both the light and the dark, for without the contrasting element one cannot experience the depth of their magnificence.

I was sitting looking at the moon and many clouds were passing by.  Most were thin or wispy and a good amount of the light from the moon was still shining through.  The light would wax and wane as clouds of differing density passed by, and each moment was a new experience as the clouds made evolving patterns across the face of the moon.

Then suddenly along came a space, a void, a sacred opportunity for the moon to shine it fullness of light directly to me, unencumbered.  I was touched to have the privilege to see the full beauty of the moon for those fleeting moments.  And then the moment was gone.

Obscured by a very dark cloud, completely blocking the light, for a moment I was worried that the moon was gone.  But in my heart I still remembered the light, the incandescence that the moon reflects and knew that this was simply my viewing perspective, in this moment.  I also knew that although I may not see the moon constantly shining towards me, I can hold its presence in my heart because of the depth of the connection I received during those intense fleeting moments where I saw its full brilliance.  And eventually those dark clouds will move on and I will once again be bathed in the light.

I see this as a metaphor for the experience I have just completed at Warrior Camp.  The staff and participants of T. Harv Eker’s Enlightened Warrior Training Camp created such a safe and empowering space for people to grow that I felt very comfortable in opening my heart, sharing my love and connecting deeply with those who journeyed through the week with me.

There was a moment of sadness when it came time to say goodbye, but I know that I carry the love of all these people in my heart, with me at all times, wherever I go.

It is fascinating to me just how deeply one can connect with others in such a short space of time.  I see it as being all about willingness, and the more willing one is to move past the fear, the quicker one builds compassion, trust and love for oneself and those around you.  It is never about the amount of time that is spent with a person that determines the level of connection, but rather your willingness to expose your heart and allow it to be touched by others.

A deep connection can occur in a fleeting moment, in connecting eye to eye, in sharing words from a song, in holding hands and receiving a heart-felt hug.

So I am feeling incredibly grateful to have experienced the depth of my power, and have embedded such sweet, sweet love within the core of my heart.

Making a good day

  • Posted on September 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

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Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you.
Then it will really be a good day. 🙂

What is a Goddess?

  • Posted on August 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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To me, a Goddess is a woman who knows and appreciates the power of creation she holds, and uses it consciously to enhance her own life and that of those around her…

What is your definition of a Goddess? I would love you to leave me a comment with your thoughts.

Just what is, a Lightworker?

  • Posted on June 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Introducing myself to a new martial arts student, I mentioned that I am a lightworker. This is a common term amongst many of my friends, but I was reminded that it is not yet a universal term when I was asked “What is a Lightworker?”.

So I thought it would be interesting to note down what my thoughts are, in terms of a definition…

Firstly, let me share what Google returned through an online search:

  • Lightworker – The New Age (also referred to as the New Age movement, New Age spirituality, and Cosmic Humanism) is a decentralized Western social and spiritual movement that seeks “Universal Truth” and the attainment of the highest individual human potential. … en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightworker
  • Lightworker – A person driven and motivated to do work which makes the world a better place, improves peoples’ lives, and/or elevates people to a higher level of consciousness en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lightworker
  • Lightworkers – are those who seek the truth on their spiritual journey toward Enlightenment. They feel the urge to heal others and a deep need to resolve the world’s problems . They very often feel compelled to write, teach, or counsel others; and know without a doubt that they are here for a higher purpose. … www.amorillum.com/page3.htm

And now to my thoughts:
I see a lightworker as someone who consciously chooses to bring greater love, peace and happiness to people’s lives.

A lightworker is someone who develops themselves deliberately, knowing that any improvement they make in their own life will most often times help others.

A lightworker is compassionate and non-judgemental, leads by example, and realises that all people are doing the best they know how, with the knowledge they have, at any point in time.

Many lightworkers have studied ways of helping and healing others, and it is their great joy to share their knowledge in assisting others to better their lives.

These are the ideals I do my best to live up to.
I, too, am still learning, and don’t always achieve it. But I am very clear about they type of person that I choose to be, and use this framework to assess options and make choices in alignment with these ideals whenever I can.

Are you a lightworker too? Many, many people do a number of these things naturally, and add huge amounts of light and love to our world. We are blessed to have these people in our lives, and give thanks for their presence and uplifting natures. If this is your nature, I invite you to also make it a conscious decision, set an intention for your life and join the many of us who are empowering ourselves and others in making our world a better place.

I would love to hear what you think, or if you have any extra ideas on the characteristics that define a lightworker. Please leave me a comment!
With infinite love & gratitude,
Amanda

Testing my blog features

  • Posted on June 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Hi there,
Thanks for visiting my blog…

This post has been created to test a few things I have discovered.

I am attempting to see what each of the options of this design layout do…

I needed to add a number of lines to really see the full functionality.

So that is why I have spread them out so far.

With love to you, Miracle Mandy

Continue reading Testing my blog features »

Unleash your dreams with the principles of an open fire.

  • Posted on June 11, 2011 at 5:22 am

This morning I made an open fire to warm our house, and in the process I learnt some important principles for achieving goals that I would like to share with you…

A lot of the required elements were in place:

  • We had the desire; it was clear in our minds – to start a fire to warm our house now that our heater is not working.
  • We had the right ingredients; wood, paper, matches, firelighters and enthusiasm.
  • The timing was right; we had the time to devote to getting it going, and to leave it going for a number of hours to add some warmth to our space.

And yet, it didn’t take off.

We lit the paper, lit the firelighters, they burnt for a bit and then went out. We tried this a couple of times, and it was clear that something was not working.

In their enthusiasm and hurry to achieve the goal, my husband and children piled all the ingredients of a fire right on top of all the other bits. The firelighters, paper, large and small pieces of wood were all haphazardly piled on top of each other. There was not structure to it, no thought put behind the layout, and no space for air to flow between the components. In essence, the fire was smothered…

From a number of years of Girl Guide training, I offered to assist. I pulled everything out, and started again. But this time, I placed the small, fast burning items on the bottom. I appreciated the importance of letting a spark have some space to ignite, and to then catch onto some twigs that I sourced. As the firelighters lit the paper, which ignited the twigs and then started to burn the larger branch pieces, I realised that this was a metaphor for life, for projects, for achieving our goals. Eventually the branch pieces were burning consistently, and I was able to add the bigger pieces of wood, those chunks that will burn for an hour or more. At this point the fire has gained momentum and pretty much burns without much human intervention.

Project success! From a small spark a roaring fire burns

Project success! From a small spark a roaring fire burns

And so I would like to share some of the parallels I noticed about achieving goals in the process:

  • All fires start small, it is a spark (an idea) that is the ignition point
  • Small flames (ideas being shared) need to be nurtured, protected from going out, and encouraged to grow further
  • Make sure the fire (goal) is not smothered by trying to get too big too fast. In our case my family had overloaded the fire with big lumps of wood right on top of the firelighter. It was too much for the firelighter and paper to get the dense piece of wood to ignite, and hence the fire kept going out. There was no room for air to flow through the stack, and no gradual build-up as part of the plan.
  • Asking for advice (business or life coaching) from someone who has had success in the area you are aiming for, can expedite your success, as you can learn from the trial and error that they went through, without having to take the time and energy to do the same. It enables you to learn the techniques of success in your chosen area, and to absorb a higher level of self-belief when an accomplished person is able to guide the way for you.
  • Adding twigs (prototypes, first sales) is an important step in the process. When aiming towards a big goal, it is important to create opportunities for learning, practising, refining along the way. This should be on a smaller scale than the final vision of what is possible. Making mistakes is the fastest way to learn, and an inevitable part of any growth process, so it is better to learn the lessons on a smaller scale where possible. As each small success is achieved, this builds our confidence to continue, and as each small learning opportunity comes along, this helps us solidify our vision and improve our offering.
  • Graduate from smaller to larger logs (build momentum). This is true for a fire, and true for any goal. It is about scaling our habits, practices and processes to match where we are in the growth process, and where we are moving towards.
  • Once the fire is established (goal achievement or business maturity), maintaining it requires only limited effort by comparison to the nurturing and constant input required at the beginning. The heat that the fire generates from the cumulation of past successes, means that any additional piece of wood that is added is immediately productive, and essentially ‘comes along for the ride’ on the success of those pieces that are already there.
  • Adding more wood (a process of continual improvement) is the key to keeping the fire burning at its optimum for as long as possible. While it may not take as much effort to keep the fire burning as it did to get it going, without adding more fuel for it to burn, the fire will eventually go out.

At each step along the way it is important to take time to celebrate each success, both large and small. When we celebrate our successes, we are buoyed to continue on, to grow further, to aim higher and to share with others.

So on that note, I am returning to my now roaring fire, am going to add another log, and sit back and enjoy the warmth of my success… 😉

With best wishes to you in the growth of your goals,
Amanda

Our Deepest Fear, by Marianne Williamson

  • Posted on May 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

One of my favourite passages of all time, is the following, written by Marianne Williamson. I hope you enjoy it, and that it resonates as well with you as it has with me. Wishing you blessings, and a life of infinite love and gratitude, Amanda

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Here are some details about the book within which this piece was written:
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”