Moving Spaces

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In the midst of change, the unmoveable moves.
Always remain calm and listen to the spaces in-between.
It will lead you to the answer that is already in existence.

Things have taken an unexpected turn in my life and it never ceases to amaze me how the Universe always provides, even when we are not actively looking for something. Yet something inside of us always knows and with that energy becomes the attraction of all things metaphysical to bring about our Highest Good.

I have been accepted on a scholarship which I will be dedicating my time to over the next three months. It really is a journey of emergence and connecting with the vibrancy of the non-human world where I will be able to explore within my writing.

The writing scholarship was created in partnership with Uplift Connect so I am excited to delve into this spiritual adventure. It means I will be taking an indefinite break from my blog and writing online for a while. I also have a creative project I would like to start working on after the scholarship that will bring myself and my writing online in a new way so watch this space!

Sometimes in order to create and bring your passions alive it involves letting go and I am willing to take that leap. It brings up a huge level of uncertainty within me but with trust I am taking my next steps in the world.

I will still be posting on my facebook page and will also continue to read other blogs when I can so I won’t be completely offline. Rather than an end, this is a new beginning and I thank you all for being on this journey so far with me.

Have a great week all 🙂

With love and light,
Lisa

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Peace be me…

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The driving of YOU,
Speaking of peace,
A healing for the masses.

I was confronted with a real issue recently that I was afraid to share initially in this post because of the nature of the topic but in keeping with the now I wanted to share my thoughts and internal happenings with you. The topic of exploration today is one of race. I know that horrific things still happen in this day and age to people because of the colour of their skin and that really saddens me because we are all human with heart and feelings no matter what we look like on the outside.

As a person of Chinese origin growing up and living in a predominantly Caucasian society, it is an issue I have faced from time to time throughout my life. I have been very lucky that any racist incidents have been few and far between and my encounters with them have been the odd word or remark from people just being plain ignorant. They have had no lasting damage on me or any damage for that matter.

I had not thought about this for a very long time and nothing has happened for many many years… until now. I was walking down the street when a group of teenagers walked past. One of them thought it would be funny and smart to circle around me and repeatedly say the words “nǐ hǎo” (Hello in Mandarin) and walked off. My initial reaction was to swear and tell this person to ‘get a f**kin life’. I also felt like saying ‘while you’re at it go and learn some proper Chinese’. I figure if you’re going to do this to someone at least get the right Chinese language and hence the ignorance.

I took a deep breath and carried on walking to where I was headed. It wasn’t until I went home that evening I thought about what happened earlier and I realised what an opportunity I had to effect change, at least within my own life. I’m glad I didn’t act on my initial reaction because that would have been sending out the same energy as what was being directed at me which in turn would have resulted in more of what I don’t want.

“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.”
(Albert Einstein)

I decided instead to send out thoughts of love and compassion for the person that did what they did. It wasn’t about condoning the behaviour by any means but looking beyond it and seeing the behaviour as an expression of the part of this person that hasn’t yet healed. As I did this, I felt a wave of calm and peace over my entire body and that made me smile. In a way the incident was a gift because it was my opportunity to be more loving and compassionate in a situation that was very much the opposite. It also gave me something to write about which was a bonus. It is my way of not walking away like I have over the years and have a voice so for that I am very thankful.

It is so easy to hate and yes there are so many good reasons to warrant it but as Gandhi put it, ‘be the change you wish to see in the world.’ I believe peace is the way forward and love will show us the way. Each person matters. We are all part of the collective and in this Life together. That is both precious and beautiful so let’s walk lovingly hand-in-hand no matter what is on the outside.

Thank you for reading.

Love and light,
Lisa