Goals, Dreams, Soul Contracts and Autumn Equinox.

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While tuning into a tele-session this week, hosted by Wendy Hart of The Procrastination Cure, I was reminded that we have now officially begun the 100 day count-down to the end of this year. The autumn equinox, on September 22nd, marks our change of season and begins the annual 100 day home-stretch to the end of this year. I’m left to ponder how most of this year has managed to slip through my fingers.

If you’re wondering how to stretch time for a home-run into your hopeful end-of-year desired goals, you’re not alone. For those of you who have already jumped the slow-mo-bump and are ‘off and running’, bravo!

In the northern hemisphere, as students and parents are getting into the full swing of the new school year, or those of us who have “been there, done that”, September represents a time to re-boot and re-launch. Do you remember your resolutions from the beginning of this year?  How did you do with your goals and dreams? Seasonal shifts create a universal momentum which prompt and support change. How would you like your life to change or be enhanced in the next 100 days?

September’s new distractions may have left you feeling somewhat disillusioned, as you look back and realize you have not materialized all that you had hoped for. Here’s a thought; what if this seasonal shift were about exploring a different way of moving forward? What if you were being prompted to notice and activate the many possibilities and potentials coming your way? How do you do this? Reflect honestly on your desires, beliefs and perceived obstacles and re-prioritize, re-focus and re-align.

Big dreams are often born out of an innate passion or the challenges that clarify your driving desires. Yet, when life seems to be spinning its wheels, and your dreams are faltering and derailing, you usually need to be reminded of the concept of your Greater Self. Your soul, your multi-dimensional being, is co-creating your life experiences.

We create soul contracts before entering a specific human incarnation. These contracts include the challenges that will be presented to us, in order for us to learn and earn our steps forward in our own growth and enlightenment process.

 

The people we attract into our lives, are those souls who have agreed to participate in our chosen dramas and assist us in completing our soul contracts. No amount of life-skill tools, even the law of attraction teachings, prevent our unique soul contracts from being set up for us. Yet, their management, their potential outcomes, and the lessons gained from these chosen experiences are based on freedom of choice.

Tools and self-awareness help us navigate and self-manage, yet challenges are like ‘initiations’ that we must pass in order to move into the next phase of our growth, purpose, soul-mission and achieve the grace required to fulfill our desires. These soul-contracts are not imposed challenges; they were chosen by your Higher Self and serve your greater evolution and soul-family mission.

If circumstances have left you disillusioned, it doesn’t serve you to perceive your disappointing results as failure. The soul doesn’t care about money, security, concepts of abundance, or social standards of success. Success to the soul is learning about love and applying self-love in the process of facing your challenges.

As you grow in self-acceptance and self-love, things ease.  You begin to embrace life ‘as is’ and use the moment-to-moment practice of acceptance to lessen suffering. In doing so, you are innately and actively embracing the state of grace which naturally guides you further toward the experience of living your dream desires and feeling your happiness.

The September/October months are an excellent time to elicit the support of coaches, mentors and support-services that can boost confidence, momentum, and help you end the year strong. With this in mind, I’ve perused the web for do-it-yourself approaches and found Gary Ryan Blair’s 100 Day Challenge. Consider it an inspiration lift-off to whatever you want to improve in your life, starting now. Like dominoes, one tiny action validates your intent and engages ripple effects beyond surface awareness.

Your personal happiness is so important for your health, your joy and vitality. The success of your relationships and the well-being of everyone around you depend on it. Though brave and bold actions are sometimes required, it’s the incremental, consistently applied micro-steps that create sustainable change and improved quality of life.

Whatever strategy you choose, support is often the critical factor to maintaining your momentum. What are your goals and inspirations? Share them here, start a Facebook event-page or ask someone close to you to be your weekly check-in person. Accountability and connection are keys to success.

Day 1 of 100 started on September 23rd. As we enjoy October’s brisk air and bright-lit days, let’s also embrace this year’s powerful Autumn Equinox in-coming energies and enjoy a great start to the New Season!

 

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Twenty Years Later

The blog story included in this post is a reminder of my own personal journey and how a profound crisis can be the catalyst for profound change. Though two critical life-threatening emergencies had taken me out-of-body, I did not travel the tunnel or meet spirit in another realm during those events. Yet, my crisis did catalyze the changes described, over time.
I now trust completely in the sacred peace of non-physical life and know that my journey is to embody its peacefulness and joy, while alive in this lifetime.
This is the truth that all core spiritual teachings are meant to teach;
We are eternal beings and the state of unconditional love is our natural divine inheritance.

~ Margarita Hueniken

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Akiane

AngelicView:This story of an NDE (from accidental overdose of migraine medication) and reflection on how it changed her life is from an anonymous poster.

Twenty Years Later:

Memories of my Death and it’s effect on my Life

While sleeping I became aware that I was totally without pain. I realized I had never in my life been without some kind of physical discomfort. It was such an overpowering awareness. I couldn’t feel the migraine, or the bed beneath me, or the clothing on my body or even my head on the pillow.  It was such a relief.  At the same time I was overcome with peace, contentment, joy, happiness and love.  It all felt so incredibly wonderful. There is no way I can adequately explain to others how wonderful that felt, but I remember it clearly even though more than 20 years have passed since that day.

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No Fools this April

Today is Wednesday, the “hump-day” of our week and the 10th of the month; the numerical beginning of a new cycle. So, it is by no accident that my words today are meant to help you think about what small or large hurdle you still have lingering in your life which you want to overcome or move onward from.

This is a brief yet true story. An attractive young woman in my neighborhood, where I once lived, had set out to visit her boyfriend as she had many times before. That day, her mother did not notice the tension in her daughter’s voice and as her daughter waved goodbye, she casually nodded an approval and continued with her distracting task. This young woman never returned. The mystery of her loss haunted our neighborhood for months, even  years. Clearly, her mother’s life has never been the same.

Why am I sharing such a grim story? Well…hold on…

This story is a profound wake-up-call metaphor for the kind of life events we each experience throughout the journey of our individual lives. Small or large, intensely dramatic, or subtle yet pivotal, these are critical moments in time when the entire course of our individual or collective lives are forever shifted.

These pivotal events, which may occur entirely “out of the blue” may have their root cause so deeply hidden from conscious awareness that we may never realize how our own soul co-created it and put it in our path from which to learn and grow our greatest lessons. It is the experience of coming to terms with our past or current challenges that is a uniquely powerful force.  It has the power to lead us into a journey of self-discovery and unfold new awareness and truths.

If Wednesday is the hump-day of our week, then April is the hump-month of our year.  It is meant to get us over a hurdle. The post-Easter theme of resurrection is a reminder of this. The energies of April are coaxing us toward a breakthrough; to overcome past patterns, heal our ills and take flight from areas of unforgiveness or being stuck.  April beckons us to clarify our vision as we step into the spring season of new growth and embrace what we truly want to experience.

If you have something you need to release and be free of, now is the time. This month fully supports you.  If you have a vision, project or new goal that you want to begin and achieve, now is the time to take charge and begin it.  If you have been holding off doing something just for the fun of it, now is the time to plan it into your calendar.  Adding a little fun to your daily tasks and rituals makes this month’s hurdles easier to stride.  Catch the creative energy of April and let it uplift you.

A big push may be required to overcome your own resistance, and if this is so, the best way to move a mountain is by natural erosion.  By choosing one single achievable micro-step; one tiny gesture that is super simple, super-easy and entirely do-able, it becomes the entry-point for moving  your energy from intent into action.

Life is too short to be too serious about “achieving”. When you include the fun side of YOU into your daily activities, watch what happens. Drab becomes droll in a split-second when you follow a task with any kind of victory gesture. Acknowledge and reward yourself in the moment. Adding fun is the key.

The more consistently you make accomplishment fun, the easier it gets, and your “mountain” then erodes into a sandy, sunny beach. After-all, joyfulness, in its simplest expressions is the ultimate marker of a quality, happy life. It is the healthiest lubricant for the grind of daily life.

This month of April is your launch-month for your vision. Don’t waste another minute; climb onto the launch-pad!  It’s time to jump into the freedom of your NEW YOU. Let it start with a gesture of self-acknowledgement. You deserve it.