Treasures of the Heart

“More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body,
and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all.”
(Nichiren Daishonin)

As a practitioner of Nichiren Buddhism, I love this quote. It teaches that no matter what we have in terms of our material possessions and what is happening in our bodies when it comes to our health, there is one thing that can never be taken away from us and that is who we are. What is important is living with a heart of faith and believing in something bigger than ourselves. We all have that power to create a life of value and to be able to turn karma into mission for the good of all. We all have something to give always.

Since returning from India last month, I have felt a huge energetic shift which has caused my life to turn upside down or so it may seem. There are moments where I felt I was entering into another dark night of the soul but with determination and faith in my Buddhist practice I have this deep knowing that everything will be ok. Right now I am observing my life with kindness and compassion as part of my daily practice. Sometimes it is easy to forget who we are and how far we have come when life throws us a curveball.

I see my circumstances as neither good nor bad. They are opportunities to awaken the spirit and life-force within. The spiritual path is not always easy but it is so worth it. It allows a deeper connection to the Universe and brings new levels of awareness to life itself. It brings a new dimension in which we can feel empowered as people. Life is a precious gift and the gratitude I feel inside my heart fills me with aliveness. There are many blessings all around us if we pay close enough attention. There is value in simplicity that brings wholeness to each experience. There is joy beneath the sorrow, calm amidst the stormy seas and love inside your fears. Love always wins and this is the greatest treasure of all.

If you are reading this and also experiencing energetic shifts as the world vibrates at a higher frequency, know that that there is a reason for everything and always have faith in what will be. You Are The One.

Love and blessings,
Lisa

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The Potato Couch Syndrome?

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There is purpose in the finding…
No corner untouched,
No places unturned,
The beating of the heart
pumps energy to life,
Bringing reasons to live,
Let it be known
the visions it holds.

Do you ever ask yourself what your life is for or why you were put on this planet? Do you ever wonder through the challenges if it will ever get any better? Will it be any different? Will the tide turn again? Will love ever find me?

So many questions left unanswered or are they?

Things are never as they seem and if we examine them closely, there in them lies the truth we have been searching for. If you’re anything like me though, this can lead to more questions but that’s ok. It’s about living the questions. I truly believe that the truths we need to know will always reveal themselves in the moment when we are perfectly ready to accept them into our lives.

I remember hearing Deepak Chopra mentioning in one of his books a few years back about this concept of ‘living the questions.’ When I first heard this, my initial reaction was ‘huh, what the heck is he on about?’ I don’t think this concept started to click with me until last year perhaps. It has helped me to approach my life from a different place and in a state of inquiry and curiosity rather than confusion.

However, for a while I felt out of that state. I was very fortunate though to have a sound healing session from a dear friend of mine on Saturday and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The healing I received from that has carried on throughout the weekend and still is as I write this. I decided to remain as quiet as possible since the session to take in all the energies that I have been receiving and it has put me back in a higher resonance with my body. There is an inner working that IS and always will be love in every form.

Somehow in the paradox of letting go of the need to know the answers, something is occurring and awakening. I feel flickers of excitement and that well, excites me. I am just starting to make connections to things in the last eight years and more for the first time…

It was about eight years ago, to put it bluntly, that the shit hit the fan. And it was a lot of shit. I thought I had gone ass backwards with everything I had worked so hard to achieve but if you ever feel like that in life don’t worry. There is purpose to everything, even shit!! Yes, shit!! When your life goes into what I like to call couch potato mode as a result (or as my friend calls it – potato couch mode – that really is ass backwards!!!), where nothing seems to be happening, the inner working of love is always there. Nothing is ever lost and in the nothing comes everything.

If you are reading this, just know you are a precious child of the Universe. You are so loved and the fact that you are here means something. Always have faith in what IS.

Love and light,
Lisa