“Winter always turns to spring.”
This is one of my favourite Buddhist quotes. It reminds me of the realities of human life which we cannot escape. There will always be challenges, some greater than others, but our resolve to win is greater still. It’s what makes the world and the people in it so beautiful.
In the harshest of winters, things can seem so lifeless and so dark as light leaves with no ending in sight. Yet somehow the seasons come around as always, changing as we change, giving each of us a strong reminder to keep going and have hope for a better tomorrow.
Change can come in a variety of different ways and is not always easy. Sometimes when things are reaching breaking point, it is at that precise moment when a breakthrough is about to occur. If we have courage to step into it and move through it, we can learn so much about ourselves and our perspective of our circumstances can then be so different. This was certainly the case when I first heard the above quote. I didn’t believe it at first because I was at my lowest point with my health at the time and it seemed like there would never be a resolution to it or hope that my life would get better but it did.
When I was able to change my heart and really believe things could be different, this is when the miracle occurred and the light could enter again. As Marianne Williamson says, “a miracle is a shift of perception from fear to love.”
Be ready and willing for your miracle!!
Lots of love,
When I think of fullness, I think of food (naturally lol) and how sometimes I eat too much. Other times I think of being full as being bombarded with too much information, especially with the advancement of technology in our time, or the need to undertake many tasks and run lots of errands to get by in daily living. It’s always the things that need to be done to be part of this world. It made me wonder though, perhaps there is a different kind of fullness to consider; a fullness that is enriching and nourishing to our souls and reignites our spirit.
I have been feeling out of sorts this week and although I know it will pass (it always does), it makes me feel like someone else other than me. I made a choice today to show up as my perfectly imperfect self despite this because sometimes you have to. Otherwise what is the alternative? There is an ebb and flow in life and to understand this is always reassuring to me.
My decision to be here and write this post was sparked by an article I wrote last year about how I overcome my greatest challenges through my faith and daily spiritual practice. I knew that there was a chance that no-one would ever read it but to just write it and know that the Universe would hear my voice and the acknowledgment of my journey was enough for me. I heard back from the magazine recently and my experience has just been printed for the August edition which is exciting and I am absolutely thrilled. I had completely let it go and not thought about it for nearly a year so it has been an interesting turn of events. It’s definitely a lesson in letting go and how it is in this complete surrender that what you want will come back to you. Sometimes it does not come back to you in the way that you envisaged or even at all. If it doesn’t then it is making room for something even better to come along that our minds cannot even comprehend.
As I read the article I had long forgotten about, my heart was completely filled with gratitude for my life and the people in it. My worst circumstances, which made me feel like life was against me at the time, became the best thing that happened to me. The love, support and miracles that occurred were the best things of all because I was open to it and that is the fullness I am talking about. It is the best kind and always available to us no matter what.
So my question to you today is, are you full of it?
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Love and light,