Monday, 1 April 2013

Let Yourself Be Touched By The Magic Of Life

As the cycle of life continues to twist and turn, many of us have become so wrapped up in keeping on keeping on that we forget to pause every so often to remember that we are vibrant beings living on a vibrant, spinning planet. It is easy to get lost in the humdrum and chatter for this shapes and defines our lives on so many levels and in so many ways; we spend so much of our lives trying to be more, do more, see more, get more and achieve more that we lose sight of the joy both within and without.

In those moments when we do ‘remember’ to open our eyes and breathe, we feel a stronger connection to the Universe, for we re-connect our vibration to the Universal Whole, and instead of feeling like a lone fiddle player in the middle of a mis-matched and badly tuned orchestra, the notes begin to blend, merge and coalesce into the most beautiful and melodic masterpiece that re-injects the passion and joy for life into our hearts and souls. 

Sometimes we need to step out of the flow of everyday life in order to ‘remember’ that we are vibrant, divine souls, for such awareness helps us to reconnect to the true wonder of being alive. We then feel a deep and profound inner warmth, a bit like a smile beaming radiantly from within, and this smile connects us even more intensely to the beauty both around and within as we let go of fear, pain and worry and instead open up to the gift that present-moment awareness brings us. Gratitude for life is important, for it breaks down barriers and interrupts self-negating storylines and patterns; the act of being wholeheartedly grateful for life helps us to realise that we do not have to keep on chasing happiness and we do not have to prove anything to anyone for we are already integral facets of the magnificent Universal Whole. 

When we pause and open our eyes to the amazing, we open up our hearts and souls to the vibration of ‘amazing’ as well enabling us to expand our consciousness and embrace a more conscious and vibrant way of living and being. 

As the daffodils gently bow their heads to the return of the light and the birds begin to share their beautiful songs to herald the coming of the Spring, it seems apt that we also lift our heads to celebrate the joy in the present moment. For some, on the surface, there may not be a great deal to celebrate and it can feel hard to feel joy as the pain is so deep and life feels so hollow, yet there are always things to celebrate: from the daffodils, to the birds, to the waves gently lapping the shore, to the majestic mountains reaching high up into the heavens. Nature is a magnificent and inspirational force, and connecting to this can help us to be truly touched by the magic of life. 

Even if we only find a few moments each day to pause and connect, this act of opening up our hearts to the amazing Universe allows us to breathe more deeply and to feel fully integrated to the Whole. This expansive state of being takes us away from the storylines and the humdrum of life for it takes our awareness way and beyond the daily grind towards a bliss state that enables us to take a much wider perspective on life; sometimes we can become so entrenched in the humdrum that we lose sight of our dreams and of Truth, therefore, such moments of ‘re-connection’ act as powerful acts of re-alignment on the journey to Self. 

Of course, this, in itself, doesn’t change anything but it does give us the inspiration and the power to re-define and re-shape our reality as we open up to what we truly want in life. Some then become lost in that space in-between where we are and where we want to be, not knowing how to step from one to the other, but in reality there is only one way and that is to place one foot after the other. Fear often takes over, for the unknown is so, well, unknowable, and this can keep many locked in the humdrum, terrified of taking a chance. 

Yet, when we pause and allow ourselves to be touched by the magic of life as we connect to the amazing, the fear melts away and courage rises up from deep within. Of course, courage does not eradicate the fear, in many ways it amplifies it, but courage helps us to realise that life is for living. Caution is often the force that prevents us from living fully, for fear and angst are powerful motivators to remain unchanged, but when we re-connect to the Whole, we realise that we are the only ones who can step towards our dreams and make them reality; this takes courage and it takes faith. 

We are already integral parts of a wondrous, magnificent and amazing Universe and we are already wondrous, magnificent and amazing exactly as we are. Yet, we still each have a choice as to what happens next: we can remain as we are or we can let the magic of life warm our hearts and souls as that inner smile radiates and amplifies as we step towards a brand new dawn...