10 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up

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1. HEAVEN Has A Plan For You

You were brought into this world for a divine reason. You have been placed here on earth by Heaven to help others and to learn about your life’s purpose. Before you were even born, Heaven mapped out a plan for you that you are meant to fulfill. All the people you have met, the challenges you have faced, and the opportunity that has come has been selected for you to learn grow and experience life to the fullest.

2. You Are Never Alone

As you walk through life, know that you are never alone. Walking silently next to you are your Angels, Spirit Guide, and Loved ones that have passed on. They are your support team in Heaven, encouraging you to take the next step and to keep pushing forward no matter what. They believe in you, and will send you signs along the way to remind you that they are nearby. You can talk to them at any time and they will be there ready to listen. Do you feel their presence?

3. You are being shown a learning experience by Heaven.

Each challenge you are faced with is meant to be a learning experience designed for you to overcome, and to help you grow stronger. Know that Heaven would never let you take on something that you cannot handle. If Heaven leads you to it, Heaven will lead you through it. At the end of the day, it’s the struggles, challenges and life lessons that shape who we are, and teach us the most about life. Look at some of the challenges that you are being faced with. What can you do to grow and move past them? How can you change your life for the better? Heaven will often ‘test’ us by leading us through the same situation or challenge over and over and over again until we decide to change. Once you do, your whole life becomes so much easier, and positive energy and opportunity starts to flow in.

4. After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Heaven wants you to know that there is light even in the darkest of places. Nothing is ever permanent. Life is constant and ever changing. Even death is not permanent instead it is a transition that takes us to the paradise where our family awaits us. Know that no matter how challenging a situation might seem now, in the end, it will all make sense to you and is all part of your soul’s evolution. Take a moment to think about the past, and how the challenges of yesterday created a better tomorrow. That is Heavens reasoning, your eyes are being opened to the future so that you can grow, prosper, and be happy.

5. New opportunity awaits you.

There is enough room in the universe for everyone. Stay motivated and keep your eye on the future. Opportunity is all around you, and it is never too late to take control of your life or to pursue new opportunity. Think of each day as a gift that you have been given with new surprises to unlock. Heaven wants to remind you that whatever you put your mind to, you can accomplish. Thoughts are actually waves of energy that can manifest and attract what you are thinking of. That being said; keep your thoughts positive and your intuition set for the future. Let Heaven and the universe direct you to the steps to start your next chapter. It is unwritten and waiting for you!

6. You are growing spiritually

The more you learn, the more you grow. The more time you spend here on earth, the more you learn about yourself. You learn about your strengths that will help you and your weaknesses that you can improve upon for the better. Spirituality is about being the best person that you can be while getting back in touch with your soul. If you are feeling out of control or off balance, dig deep into your spirituality. You can use your faith as a crutch to lean on and spend time reconnecting with nature and the outdoors. Take a moment to open your door and look around. All the things you see the birds, the bees, the trees, the floors were placed here for you to enjoy and take advantage of. Heaven placed these things here to remind you of all the beauty life has to offer.

7. You are discovering a new support system.

As you move through life, you will meet new people who will help you along your life’s journey. Some will walk with you and help you, and others will be pulled to fulfill their own destiny. Keep walking forward and know that Heaven will provide to you the people who will help you. Sometimes people leave our life so that others can come in and lead us the rest of the way. Know in your heart that Heaven will provide you the best path to take. Listen to the advice of others and the guidance that they are giving you. The hardest thing is trying to do everything yourself, know that it’s okay to have a support system and let others in. Sometimes it’s when we let our guard down that everything just seems to get better.

8. You are stronger than you think you are.

If you have made it this far, you can make it the rest of the way! Sometimes life gets tough but its how you pick yourself up and carry on that is the real blessing. You have been given the strength that you need to move forward from any situation. No matter how hard or challenging a situation may seem, take a moment to remind yourself that you are strong. When life gets overwhelming go back to the drawing board and create a life’s plan. Make a promise to yourself that you will put yourself first and do whatever it takes to find happiness. In Heaven’s eyes you are the most important person in this world. When you feel you have come to a crossroad, ask Heaven and your Angels to lead you the rest of the way.

9. You have the power to manifest.

Heaven is listening to your thoughts, needs and desires. They want you to be happy, to achieve greatness, and find peace. The journey to happiness and success begins with a strong mindset and determination. When you make up your mind and put all your intention on something, Heaven and the Universe pays attention and will help you. Heaven will lead you to the steps to take but it’s up to you to go where you are being lead without fear. Each night before you go to bed, tell your Angels and the Universe what you want to achieve, or what you want in life. This is part of the ‘Law of Attraction’ and it will help your soul on the journey of fulfilling your dreams!

10. The future is much brighter than you think.

There is always something good that comes out of each day, even the days you may think are bad. Always choose to look for the silver lining. When you reach the other side, everything you have been through will all be explained, and you will see Heavens divine reason. Their message to you is never give up. Put your hand over your heart and feel your heart beating. The beating you feel is your life’s purpose and Heaven reassuring you that there is a reason you are alive. Live fearlessly through each day, and know that the future is BRIGHT! Forgive often, laugh loud and smile, that is the key to Happiness!

HOW RADICAL SELF EXPRESSION CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

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OCTOBER 24, 2017 OPENHEARTED REBEL

By Nanice Ellis, Wake Up World

Believe it or not, you are here on Earth for the sole purpose of Radical Self-Expression. So, instead of following the crowd and suppressing your True Self, you should be following your dreams, and doing what you really want to do!

Of course, some people fear that if we all do what we want, the world will be in chaos, but, since the world’s already in chaos, and actually nearing the point of extinction, what do we have to lose? But, enough with the doom and gloom, here’s why radical self-expression will change the course of history, and why it’s crucial for you to participate…

Universal Mind

Both advanced quantum physics and ancient spiritual knowledge agree that we are all made from the same One Energy Source, and this source of energy not only has consciousness, it is consciousness. Indeed, there is One Universal Mind that orchestrates every aspect of life. From the most complex galaxies down to the simplest one cell organisms, no detail is left undone.

Therefore, by virtue of being alive, we are all inter-connected by Universal Mind, and through a direct connection, Universal Mind has the ability to guide our lives harmoniously.

Nonetheless, free will allows us to ignore higher guidance and make our own choices. However, if we’re not listening to Universal Mind, in all likelihood, we’re entranced by “Social Mind.”

Unlike the omnipotent power of Universal Mind, “Social Mind” is built on a complex, yet fragile, grid of illusions. Made up of dogma, tradition, religion, culture, media, social standards, and a dynamic web of convoluted systems, the false power of “Social Mind” is fueled and sustained by everyone who participates. Indeed, every problem known to humankind, from poverty to violence, can be traced back to “Social Mind.”

Social Mind Radio

While living in a hypnotic trance, induced by “Social Mind,” most of us have been brainwashed into submission without even knowing it. Once entranced, it’s difficult not to follow societal norms, and, consequently, it becomes natural to repress self-expression in lieu of external rewards, and, as a result, most of our choices revolve around fitting in, being accepted, acquiring financial gains, improving worth, and avoiding fear and judgment.

Because the disempowering dynamics of “Social Mind” are based on competition, scarcity, and survival of the fittest, individual behaviors are all too often self-serving and not in support of the collective. Therefore, rather than expressing free-will, we mindlessly compete for material success, status, and power, and, as obsessive compulsive behaviors dictate self-sabotaging choices, a pandemic of greed spreads “social disease” worldwide. Consequently, there are no winners in a finite game of survival.

So, instead of tuning into the smooth vibes of Universal Mind, humanity’s “radio receivers” have been tuned to Chaos 101.9 – “Social Mind Radio.”

Needless to say, as long as we stay tuned, “Social Mind Radio” will keep playing the same old doom and gloom, and as long as we believe what we’re perceiving, we perpetuate pain and suffering – both on a personal and global scale. Therefore, instead of trying to eradicate the era of doom and gloom, let’s just change the station!

Fortunately, without humanity’s participation, “Social Mind” is unsustainable. Therefore, as humanity awakens from a deep spell of disempowerment, the structures created and sustained by “Social Mind” begin to crumble – making humanity ripe and ready for a New Dream that is based on planetary harmony and abundance for all.

Orchestrated by Universal Mind, the New Dream is broadcast through “Universal Mind Radio,” and since there are billions of potential receivers, if enough of us tune in and follow guidance accordingly, we will inevitably come into harmonic resonance.

The World is a Puzzle

Imagine the New Dream represented by a giant puzzle consisting of more than 7 billion pieces. Each representing one piece of the global puzzle, every human being has a specific role to play. However, knowing that many people would not fulfill their piece of the puzzle, many were given similar roles. Luckily, not everyone needs to do their part, and when a certain threshold is met, the New Dream will manifest for all to experience.

Since the threshold is yet to be met, your participation is greatly needed!

In order to participate, you must courageously free yourself from the dynamics of “Social Mind” and this means waking up from “social trance” and thinking for yourself. At first, others might judge you for breaking social tradition and standards, and you might even be considered “rogue.” However, by becoming an independent thinker, you will reconnect with Universal Mind.

Therefore, your mission, if you shall accept it, is to be you!

Mission Possible!

Your mission is fulfilled by fearlessly being who you really are, and, therefore, Radical Self-Expression is the key to success! So, what is Radical Self Expression?

Radical Self-Expression naturally unfolds as you “follow your dreams!” Your unique dreams inspire you to be who you want to be, do what you want to do, love who you want to love, and live the life you want to live. You see, quite brilliantly, the blueprint to complete your specific piece of the global puzzle is stored within your dreams, and by following your dreams and being your Real Self, your mission is seamlessly fulfilled.

Indoctrinated into a world where people mindlessly support themselves through work they don’t love, maybe your dreams were discouraged and even defined as a luxury you can’t afford. However, rather than being a luxury, following your dreams is now a necessity for world transformation, and, therefore, the one thing you can no longer avoid. Hence, this also means that self-expression is not selfish as once believed, but, rather, your mission on Earth.

Following your dreams is not a luxury, but, rather, a necessity for world transformation!

Love is the Guiding Force!

To ensure that you would follow your dreams, your dreams were programmed with love, or, rather, you were programmed with love for your dreams. Think about it; have you ever considered why you love to experience specific things and not others? Well, none of it is random. In fact, the love you have for certain things is both intentional and purposeful so that you will naturally gravitate toward your pre-chosen path.

Keep in mind that a dream can be anything you love to do, be or experience, and, therefore, you don’t have to invent a life changing thingamajig or solve the world’s environmental crisis. Big or small, the dreams you have for life are the dreams you volunteered to fulfill before you were even born, and the same dreams Universal Mind has for you.

Just as the love of a dream or desire gets your attention, love also inspires continued participation while providing energy for expression. Along the way, you may receive monetary gains, material incentives, recognition, and even special awards, yet, beyond all that, rest assured, love is the ultimate reward – and it was designed this way. By following your dreams, and doing what you love to do, not only do you fulfill your piece of the puzzle, you also align with your Best Possible Destiny.

No Time Like the Present!

In many cases, dreams don’t come with foresight, and the only thing we have “to go on” is the love and desire to do something, be someone, or go somewhere. In fact, the details of a dream may be vague until we consciously commit and take action, and, even then, we might only receive guidance as needed. Since it can be scary to take action without knowing the full plan, it’s common to wait for clarity, but, if clarity doesn’t come until you move forward, you could wait forever.

Therefore, if you want to fulfill your part in Humanity’s New Dream, you must act on inspiration, but, rather than a huge leap of faith, small yet consistent steps can make a substantial difference.

Radical Self Expression Can Save the World! (It’s the #1 Reason to Follow Your Dreams!)

So, instead of billions of fearful people following the diseased “Social Mind” into oblivion, imagine a billion people waking up, and through the guidance of Universal Mind, transforming the world! No doubt, when enough of us follow our dreams, and aren’t afraid of Radical Self-Expression, we will complete the global puzzle, and as the New Dream manifests on Earth, life as we know it, will never be the same again!

Since there’s no better time for Radical Self-Expression, wake-up and do what you love to do!

With love, grace & gratitude,
Nanice

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Is There a White Elephant In Your Way? The Guidebook for Awakening and Self-Empowerment!

The new book by Nanice Ellis!

nanice-ellis-is-there-a-white-elephant-in-your-way-guidebook-awakening-self-empowermentWhether you are looking to reclaim your life, improve relationships, attract more abundance or you are ready to wake-up, “Is There a White Elephant in Your Way?” provides the revolutionary answers you have been seeking.

Your life is a Divine Gift, waiting to be lived fully! As this unique guidebook shows you exactly how to overcome the ego and live as your True Empowered Self, you will learn how to recognize and understand the unconscious dynamics that have run your life, and step by step, you will be able to overcome your own inner blocks and outer issues, so that, one day soon, life overflows with joy and fulfillment!

So… Is there a White Elephant in your way?

The answer is yes, if you ever…

Experience irrational fear or incessant worry
Sabotage your big dreams or undermine your dearest desires
Battle reoccurring issues in relationships, career, health or financial matters
Feel like you are not yourself but don’t know why
Get inspired but lack the motivation to follow through
Believe that your greatest potential is out of reach
Lack the energy to live your life the way you want to live it
Worry about what other people think (especially about you)
Beat yourself up with criticism but can’t seem to stop
Play small or hide your gifts despite the compelling drive to live your life to the fullest
Discover the hidden key to unlocking your greatest potential and the real secret to being limitless!

“Is There a White Elephant in Your Way?” is available here in Kindle and Paperback editions.

Recommended articles by Nanice Ellis:

RECOVERING FROM RELIGIOUS REPRESSION – THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
RAISING AWAKE CHILDREN IN A BROKEN SCHOOL SYSTEM
ESCAPING THE MATRIX OF DEPRESSION – THE TRUTH ABOUT DEPRESSION SHALL SET YOU FREE
TIRED OF BEING A NEGATIVITY SPONGE? 12 WAYS TO PREVENT ENERGY INFILTRATION AND RECLAIM YOUR ENERGY
IS AYAHUASCA MOTHER NATURE’S ‘RED PILL’?
Overcoming Negative Thinking – The #1 Cause of Chronic Depression
How To Help Others Spiritually Awaken
Are Higher Vibrations Making You Sick? Integrating the Energetic Shift
How to Heal Emotional Trauma
The 5 Stages of Awakening – Signposts and Pitfalls on the Path of Consciousness
Are You More Awake Than Your Family? 12 Ways to Heal Relationships When Your Family Is Still Asleep
Why You Should Forgive Your Parents… and How To Do It!
The Radical Parents’ Guide to Raising Teens: Sex, Drugs and Teens – Why Just Saying “No” Doesn’t Work
About the author:

Nanice EllisNanice Ellis has been a professional Life Coach for 20 years, successfully coaching women and men from all over the world. She is also an author, Theta Healer and Master Neuro Linguistic Practitioner.

Helping people to make quantum jumps in their lives, Nanice’s very unique coaching style is often referred to as the “Nanice Effect”. By using powerful and proven manifestation techniques, Nanice coaches people to tap into the power of the Universe and live their dreams, bridging the gap from the imagination to the realization of that dream. She works with leaders, coaches, healers and anyone who wants to live life to the fullest. You can learn more about the coaching programs offered at: Coaching Programs with Nanice.

Nanice is the author of several books, including the inspirational “The Infinite Power of You!” and “Even Gandhi Got Hungry and Buddha Got Mad!”, and her latest book, “Is There a White Elephant in Your Way? The Guidebook for Awakening and Self Empowerment” She is also the host of radio show Chai with Nanice. Her books are available at Nanice.com/6/Books and right here on Amazon.

To connect with Nanice, visit Nanice.com.

A New Normal

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The practice of Mindfulness teaches us to be present in the moment of NOW – in full awareness of our breathing in, breathing out. We cannot attain a state of Mindfulness whenever we burden our minds with thoughts of everyday worries, concerns, or anxieties, as we can only attain a state of Mindfulness when our awareness IS connected with our present surroundings in this moment of NOW. Most people find it difficult to realize a presence within the moment of NOW, being absorbed within a broad spectrum of persisting thoughts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, long before taking a pause to relax into the moment of NOW! No one can be completely faulted or blamed, for our societies depend upon a contribution from every one of its social tenants through their dutiful responsibility of achieving a means of economic support for their needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Our societal obligations therefore, can easily cause us to forget to gauge and monitor our presence within our everyday situations of space, time, and movement. But we must remember – we are susceptible to the momentum of Change within the physical world and the only thing we have a direct influence over is our response to Change. We must remember this, dear Ones! With a practice of Mindfulness or any other meditational technique we may incorporate in our present days, the Change now occurring throughout our world not only forms into manageable pieces, but also deters our Hearts from entering into a state of indecision!

We are now moving into a New Normal, dear Ones, as Mother Earth has been upon this pathway since October 28, 2011 when she first entered the parameters of the Universe’s Fifth Dimension! Since then she has become a fully enabled Fifth Dimension Creator Planet on March 27, 2017 and is now in a process of establishing an entirely New Reality upon her body! Humanity now has a Choice – do we move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or do we attempt to retain our existing social system’s infrastructure? On October 19, 2017 this Choice will be given to all of humanity on an individual basis – do I move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or do I attempt to retain my social status within our existing social system’s infrastructure? Many will not realize this Choice will require an awareness of his or her connection to their present surroundings within this moment of NOW! The Choice available on October 19, 2017 will not be like any of the previous “ordinary” choices we used to make on a daily basis, as this Choice concerns the Realization of our New Reality in the Fifth Dimension – to move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or not! There will be no other Choice provided later as this Choice will be serving to further sever the gap between Life with Mother Earth’s former Third and Fourth Dimension Vibratory Frequencies and Life within a New Normal of her new Fifth Dimension Vibratory Frequency!

Our Hearts and Souls are naturally attuned to the movements of the entire Universe and hold the absolute content of our Divine Plan within it! If we trust and listen to the guidance provided by our own Heart and Soul, our transition into the New Normal being initiated by Mother Earth’s evolving Fifth Dimension New Reality will flow through us in “manageable pieces.” Our “manageable pieces” are comprised of the “aha moments” of insight we receive and perceive through our meditational moments. As we recollect, gather, and synchronize our “manageable pieces” together into a unit of knowledge, we will also begin to comprehend the connections – the connections needed to understand how everything all fits together! When we lack a practice like Mindfulness to find the connection of our Hearts and Souls within the entire Universe, we let our whims and fears become our masters, thus making us ever more susceptible to the persuasion of others. The Choice available on October 19, 2017 – to move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or not – will not be a standalone choice but the beginning of a series of Choices leading us towards our participation in the New Normal of Mother Earth’s Fifth Dimension New Reality! We didn’t come this far into Mother Earth’s evolutionary process into the Fifth Dimension just to watch things happen around us – we are here for the explicit purpose of Re-Creating Mother Earth for the Fifth Dimension and that Time is NOW!

From November 9, 2017 through February 10, 2018 Mother Earth will be in an Activation mode with her evolving Fifth Dimension New Reality. What this will mean directly for us, dear Ones, is that what we have amassed throughout our lifetimes’ meditational moments in “manageable pieces” will be Activating to Create our New Normal through the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change process! If we lack a practice similar to Mindfulness within our Spiritual repertoire, we will not only continue to be distracted by the deconstruction and dismantling of our old world but will also entirely miss our New Normal arising like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of the old! We Live within a physical reality where time, space, and movement can easily distort what our Hearts and Souls know, comprehend, and understand. If we cannot see our connection to the Universe, how will we ever come to see how humanity is all connected together? This will be the context by which humanity will base his or her individual Choice on October 19, 2017 – do I move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or do I attempt to retain my existing social status within our social system’s infrastructure? No one can be completely faulted or blamed, for our societies depend upon a contribution from every one of its social tenants through their dutiful responsibility of achieving a means of economic support for their needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Our True Choice now is about Creating our New Normal in the NOW!

There will be many distractions occurring in the next coming year through the deconstruction and dismantling of our old world. The many distractions will be resulting from Mother Earth’s “Great Melting” period serving to eliminate the use of her former Fourth Dimension Vibratory Frequency (until December 27, 2018). The Choice available on October 19, 2017 – to move with the momentum of Mother Earth’s Change or not – will not be granting anyone the ability to deny or bypass the existence of this Choice, as this Choice is serving to initiate a New Normal on Earth NOW! It will not take every single individual human to choose to participate in the enactment of a New Normal in Mother Earth’s New Reality, dear Ones. It will only take a handful of Souls who know and understand the innate Power within his or her Heart and Soul to choose to set the entire content of their Divine Plan into motion! Whether we call ourselves Blue Rays, Indigoes, Star Seeds, or Lightworkers, we will all be happy to know that we are now moving into the space, time, and motion of Mother Earth’s Activation of her Fifth Dimension New Reality! Our next Choice to expand the Realization of our New Reality will occur on January 15, 2019. By then we all will have a better understanding and more experience in our New Normal with Mother Earth’s Fifth Dimension Vibratory Frequency to enable the purpose of our next Choice – to initiate our New Society of Light into Activation! It’s not about the thoughts of yesterday, today, or tomorrow. It’s all about the amassed “manageable pieces” of Spiritual Knowledge we enact upon!

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It’s Safe to Let Your Light Shine

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We are drawing on the compassionate and timeless wisdom of The Gabriel Messages to provide insight and inspiration that we can apply every day of our lives.

This small but mighty message from Archangel Gabriel can help us all in our walk through the world.

The Gabriel Message Card for this Week

It’s Safe to Let Your Light Shine!

Shanta GabrielThis is the shortest of the Gabriel Messages, and yet one of the most profound. Every time I read it, my heart is blasted with Archangelic Wisdom and Divine inspiration for an empowered life. This is a safety affirmation that can be used at any time to bring you a sense of Grace and Protection.

My long-term mentor in Hawaii, Nancy Rubin, first introduced me to the concept of safety affirmations in 1988. They have been very helpful in making me more embodied in my physical body and the world.

For years I had never felt safe to be in my body. It really did not feel as though the Earth was a benevolent or safe place for me to live. Even though I knew I had volunteered to be on this planet during these challenging times of awakening, throughout my life it had felt as though I was an alien species. I even began questioning the wisdom of staying in my body.

I was coached to begin saying safety affirmations. I began with, “It’s safe to be in my body.” That felt surprisingly good, so I started branching out. “It’s safe to be who I truly am. It’s safe to speak my truth.” These really started encouraging me. Then finally I received the guidance from Archangel Gabriel, “It is safe to let your Light shine!”

This was a huge revelation, because I saw that in protecting myself I did not allow the true essence of my most Divine, authentic Self to radiate into the world. It does not matter what past-life history made me feel that it was not safe to show that most vulnerable side of me. It became most important for me to shift into allowing the true radiance of Divine Light to be expressed in the world through my being.

It has taken many years to do this. I wish I could say it was an immediate turnaround. Old patterns can take some time to let go of. However, what I discovered is that when I allowed myself to reveal and express my most authentic loving nature, the happier I became.

The times we are living in require us to open up into a greater realm of awareness. We need to remember that it is not only safe to let our Light shine, it is imperative to the evolution of consciousness on the Earth. The more Divine Light that shines into the world, the more the planet and all beings who share this world are elevated.

Divine Light carries the expression of the love and intelligence of God that we each need so urgently. In order for all to live in true Harmony and for Peace to prevail on Earth, please know that it is truly safe to let your beautiful Light shine! Here is my prayer for us all:

Divine Presence,

Thank you for assisting me to become a radiant Beacon of Divine Light in the world. May I relax into my true, most loving self and allow this Light of Pure Love to shine through me to others. May I truly know that Well-being is my only reality and that I am safe, because I am being carried by a Love that never ends. I know in my heart that I am being held in Wings of Divine Light as I share this time with others.

Help me to be the one who has the courage to smile first. May I be willing to walk through my world with an open heart. I ask to demonstrate loving-kindness no matter who I am interacting with.

May all beings know that we are truly connected as family. May all of humanity open their hearts to allow their most Eternal, Empowered, Authentic, Divine Nature to radiate Light and Love within and around them at all times. And may we also be great receivers, acting in Trust and Wisdom, as we allow ourselves to be filled with the greatest Light the world has ever known. So be it. Be it so. Amen.

Shanta Gabriel
October 15, 2017
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The Gabriel Messages Book #36

It’s safe to let your Light shine!

Dear One,

At the very heart of you is the pure light of God. This light has the ability to change your thinking and change your outer world. It is a light which, like a flame when fanned, can fill every cell, every fiber of your being and transform you. Fanning this flame means giving the light within you a time of focused attention.

Your imagination holds the key to transforming your life. What you believe can be achieved. Even before you believe something is true, you can allow the possibility to be there and imagine it to be true. Wherever you focus your attention, your life-force energy will follow.

Practice:

Imagine the light within you shining brightly. Give yourself a moment to inhale deeply, and as you exhale imagine a golden light beam moving from the base of your spine into the earth. As you continue to breathe, feel this deep connection to the earth relax you and provide a strong base within you.

Now, bring your attention to your heart center, the energy field in the middle of your chest. Imagine there is a glowing flame of light burning there. As you breathe in, this flame grows larger and brighter. As you breathe out, the light from this flame begins to fill your body.

Continue to breathe and imagine this light expanding behind your shoulders and down your back, feel it filling every organ and every cell. This is the light of pure spirit, the healing love of God. This light fills you with the Divine presence and radiates from you in waves of love.

Now imagine this light shining from you and blessing your house, the area where you live and the planet. Imagine this loving light blessing all the people you meet today. It’s a good feeling to send light to others as well as to yourself. This light promotes healing energy in the world around you and in your own body. Peace begins within the heart of each person individually. God’s light, shining from the heart of each person on Earth, would bring peace to the planet and transform the world.

It’s safe to let your light shine. Maybe when you were a child, it did not feel safe to be who you really were inside — innocent, trusting and filled with the light of love. But the consciousness of the people in the world is beginning to change. Now people everywhere are turning to spirituality as the only place where they can find true peace and happiness. They are longing for more sweetness and love in their lives. So the Angels say, “Fear not.” When you shine your love light on the world, you will be a loving presence. You don’t have to say anything. Your energy alone will have a transforming effect.

The visualization of the flame of love in your heart shining out to the people of Earth is very potent. No matter what is happening around you, keep this visualization moving through you. It takes a little practice, but it will have a healing effect even if you can’t see it. Just your willingness to imagine it is enough to create a light shining from within you. This light is that which connects you and everyone around you to the infinite power of Divine Love.

The master Jesus suggested that your light should not be hidden under a bushel. Let your light shine forth to bless the world, every area in your life and bring the true Divine Radiance of God into the awakening of new life you are all experiencing.

Remember your message from Archangel Gabriel for today,

It’s safe to let your Light shine!

Shanta Gabriel
for Archangel Gabriel
October 15, 2017
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7 Ways to Become a more Authentic Person

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Via Crystal Jackson

Maybe I’m just a product of my generation, but I read self-help books, and I work on my “baggage.”

I know someone somewhere reading this may think that my generation, and the one following—the millennials—are a little too self-centered for our own good.

And, people who think that may also consider “me-centered” as selfish, disrespectful, and rude.

I get it. This is the generation that made reality television a thing and has elevated people to stardom who may not have much talent or skill. I can really see why an older generation would look at us and shake their heads.

But, here’s what’s wrong with that line of thinking:

As young women, we were raised not to think of ourselves. We were told to put others first and take care of ourselves last. Every message we got growing up taught us that our value lies in who we are to other people.

Our perceived worth lies in those relationships, and in how we look, how we present ourselves, and how quietly and respectfully we interact with the world around us. We’re told that we should keep our legs together, but not be a prude. We should plan our dream wedding, our two children (one of each sex), and we should clock in and out of church the way we do work. We should cook and clean and take care of our children, even if we’re holding down full-time jobs. And, we should just pass the man the beer.

We should sacrifice for our families and never make time for ourselves. And, we shouldn’t love our bodies. Because how will we feel bad enough to buy the stuff that the advertisers need us to keep buying? We need to look younger, be firmer, thinner, have more cleavage, display our curves—but not too much—or we’re asking for it.

And as for young men? The message is to “man up, “grow a pair.” And, “boys don’t cry.” After all, you’re the man of the house, the breadwinner. Take care of your families. Play sport. Do manly things. Drink beer. If you give a hug, accompany it with a manly back slap.

Don’t express feelings…except anger. Anger is an okay feeling to show. Don’t cry. And, it’s okay to sleep around and equally okay to hold a double standard that says women shouldn’t. Rape culture is the locker room talk they many men up with and the talk on the street, in classrooms, and at home. Catcalling and ass grabbing and “she’s asking for it.” Be competitive, work harder, and chase women.

But, we grow up, and a lot of us see that what we were taught to be and who we actually are, are vastly different things.

Yes, we start turning the focus in on ourselves. But, our focus isn’t about being selfish or narcissistic. Instead, we work to undo the things that we’ve learned have hurt us. We investigate our thoughts and feelings and trace them back to the source, to those messages that told us who we are and who we should strive to be, and we start to dismantle them.

We take better care of ourselves so that we can take care of our families and contribute to society as full, functional, happy, and healthy human beings, rather than automatons who function purely on what we were told to think and feel and do.

We’re not about being spectacularly selfish. Instead, we’re trying to become the people we really are, and we’re doing it when society tells us to be quiet, sit down, and follow the crowd. We’re the social justice warriors and the dreamers and the people with the vision to know that the world has the capacity to be a better, happier, and more peaceful place.

By un-learning all of the lessons that taught us that we weren’t enough, we learn how to give of ourselves in a way that makes us whole, rather than depletes our precious energy.

But how? How do we begin to dismantle the self we were told to be, and become the ones that we are?

We listen to our intuition. Our intuition is that quiet sense of what’s right for us and what’s not. It may not seem rational or logical, but it always knows what we need. Sometimes, we have to be quiet and still inside of ourselves to truly be able to hear it.
We stop listening to that critical voice in our heads. Yes, that one. The one that says we’re not enough or we’re too much. The one that undermines our confidence and reinforces our fears. That voice is the voice of others who have spent their lives judging and assigning roles and spreading fear. Maybe it’s the voice of authority figures or family members or our culture. It says no and don’t and can’t, and it doesn’t serve our souls.
We make a list of the priorities of our lives on one side and our actual daily schedule on the other. We compare the lists. Are the things we want in life, our deepest priorities and dreams, showing up in what we actually do on a daily basis? If not, there are changes we need to make.
We need to pay attention to cognitive dissonance. If we only ever believe the things we want to and the only truth that we hear is the one we like hearing, there’s something wrong. We need to be equipped to take in new information. We can’t adapt if we’re not willing to look at our own behaviors and call out the undesirable ones. We can’t make the changes we need if we don’t stay open to the world around us and the feedback we’re getting, not only from the people around us, but by the experiences the universe sends our way. We need to make sure that we are receptive to the truth even if it’s unpleasant for us and requires hard work to make changes.
We can seek professional help. There’s a stigma around that statement. Even I could hear it echoing around the words “professional help” as I wrote them. But, we don’t treat ourselves for medical problems, typically. And, we let mechanics work on our cars. We trust professionals for a variety of tasks, and yet we’re so reluctant to reach out and say that we need help to work through our baggage.
We can learn to accept ourselves. I just listened to Sounds True’s Self-Acceptance Summit, and I loved every moment of it! The overriding message was that we need to accept who we are, to be body positive, and to really practice the love, compassion, and forgiveness that we so easily give to others with ourselves. We won’t be happy when we lose 20 pounds or when we run that marathon or when we get the promotion we want or have the next child. We won’t be happy as long as we’re chasing a set of circumstances rather than loving our lives as they are right now.
We can meditate every day, even if it’s only for five minutes. Get quiet. Get still. Listen. How can we know who we are if we never stop and listen?
We’re not a selfish generation, at least not entirely. So many of us are working hard to dismantle the armor we were told to wear so that we can find our truest, most vulnerable selves.

We’re removing the layers and finding others. At the heart of it all is this love for our lives and for humanity that can’t get out as long as we’re wrapped in layers of should and can’t and don’t.

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Author: Crystal Jackson
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Editor: Lieselle Davidson
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