I periodically volunteer in the kitchen at a homeless shelter, helping prepare and serve the food. Since I was scheduled to work there this evening, I woke up in the morning looking forward to it, a feeling I get when I am really enjoying a certain experience.
When I got to the shelter I asked the cook what I could help with, and he asked if I wanted to chop 2 pounds of onions, to which I happily said yes, while I remembered that chopping onions usually make me cry.
As I was about to start he showed me a onion-chopping trick that I didn't know, that would hold the onion together during the chopping process. Although that might be trivial to some cooking experts out there, it certainly was a new skill for me !
So there I was chopping onions for an hour and half, actively listening to the cook as he was sharing with me part of his life story. He said he went from losing his job, to becoming a homeless for 2 weeks, to then deciding he wanted to turn his life around and get out of that undesired situation.
In his own words he told me he surrendered to the Universe and asked for guidance, and to his surprise the next day he met some of the shelter coordinators that told him about the programs offered by the shelter. So he enrolled on a culinary program sponsored by the non-profit organization and started to volunteer at the kitchen, dedicating his time to learn, grow and serve. He spoke on a very positive note, being very optimistic and grateful for the opportunity.
I could sense how much he's been embracing and appreciating the transformation that is happening for him, and how now he can be an inspiration to others that are going through hard time.
We, human beings, mostly learn through experience; as much as words can be inspiring and helpful, only experience can really teach.
To attract the experience that will teach us what we need to learn to advance to the next level, we have to be open to it. We have to listen to our internal guidance, to pay attention to the signs, to follow the hunch without being over analytical, and then be patient while the process unfolds.
I have been allowing myself to make time to do things that I love - volunteering is one of them - that make me feel connected to myself, to nature, to life; things that make me feel joyful.
And because I've chosen to immerse in what makes me feel good, it has become a natural process to have those moments throughout my day.
I call it self-love and alignment with Source.
We all have the power to create our experiences even though we don't know exactly how those experiences will come about, which actually make them even more exciting as we embrace the deliciousness of life.
Another day on this planet, I am grateful to be here as an active participant of my own life. And to my surprise, I finished chopping the onions and they didn't make me cry!
Peace and Love to all.
"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become." ~Carl Jung
Despite our differences, we are all a product of the same source. Despite our ignorance, indifference, hate, we are all capable of loving, giving, receiving, becoming, transforming. Nothing can stop us, yet there is always something trying to stop us. The world outside is nothing without the powerful projection of the world within. Here we are... Warriors of our tribes. Sheep, wolves, weak, strong, ugly, beautiful, nothing, and everything. What are you choosing to be?
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
~Anthony J. D'Angelo
These days have been of tremendous learning.
I feel a shift happening in my world, and the energy around relays many messages.
As I wake up in the morning, I am becoming more aware of my first thoughts. I invite joy into the moment. I feel it, I allow it, right before I get out of bed.
This practice then becomes natural as I focus on my well being, as I focus on thoughts of gratitude about everything that is going right in the present circumstances.
I feel an urge to get up and dance after I meditate. To embrace the most simplistic things life has to offer, as they don't require much, therefore they can be experienced anytime, anywhere.
I can choose to focus on the things that are working in my life instead of the things that are lacking. The thought of lack only invites frustration, sadness, disappointment and perhaps many other lower vibrational emotions. But the thought of abundance and freedom to be, naturally brings joy and connect me with people and situations that are aligned with what I feel called to do.
As I go with the flow of life without resistance, swimming downstream and not upstream, the Universe provides what is needed, manifestation start to happen without me needing to control it.
I act as my intuition guides me, and I am learning to trust without questioning the how and when.
The road is endless.
I am here to explore this life with exhilaration. Almost everything that we choose to do, isn't it with the intention to find joy when we achieve it? So why not feel joy now during the process? It is then that the process becomes enjoyable.
Love & Light.
"There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path." - Buddha
As I dive deeper into the Source Energy, it seems like each moment is an open door to a joyful state that takes over my mind, my soul and my physical body.
I feel a sense of endless and indescribable bliss as I walk around a Rose Garden. That sense perpetuates as I walk into my home, as I shower, as I eat, as I lie in bed, as I get up. A sense of connection that puts me at ease, that gives me euphoria at random moments through out my day.
But diving deep is nothing more than allowing. When I allow myself to receive from sources of higher vibrations I raise my own vibration, and that reflects in my words, my thoughts, my habits, my day and therefore my life.
It is beyond intellect, beyond knowledge learned based on studies of the physical world, where the latter allows the expansion of the mind, but it also stays within the limits of the mind.
My experiences are being created differently as I allow the Source Energy to guide me, as I know it is always for my highest good.
If doubt attempts to come in, I am learning to release it, as I understand it won't serve me much, but instead it will bring me to a state of worry, and my soul no longer wants to allow that to kill the bliss that it has been experiencing.
The thoughts that I focus on, trigger the emotions and situations. And as I realize that and become aware of my thoughts, I then have the choice to change my thoughts and focus on what brings me the freedom of being.
When I feel the emotions that connect me to my higher self, it's easier to believe in the higher power. However when I simply touch the surface by thinking of it, it creates doubts, since the mind tries to be analytical and disallows the flow.
As I practice and play with the connection to the Source Energy, I notice the difference in my days, how I perceive what is going on around me and within me, it is then that I feel empowered to stay on the path that I am being drawn to.
May this day continue to bring more amazing things from the Source than I ever thought possible.
Love & Light.
"Respond to every call that excites your spirit." ~Rumi