Embrace this truth first, then allow it to transform your life

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There is no thing, nothing, outside of any us that offers healing – wholeness – peace.  It lies within us. The key is the ability to unfold our tightly protected or conditioned heart so it can release and pour forth its blessings on our life.  Our heart is sensitive and fiercely strong at the same time.  It embodies the presence of the masculine and the feminine qualities.  When balanced and open, it is the truest form of blessing on our life.  It is the miracle we seek.  It is the peace that passes all understanding and in all circumstances.  Nurturing, trusting, developing our own heart is the most important task we can be about in our daily life, because this is the key to thriving.  The transformation in our physical life is the evidence of this truth.  As we embody these truths, we can bless others from this peaceful place.  The energy of alignment with our true self, our pure heart radiates outward and transmits beams of love, joy, contentment and pure peace.  It is felt. It is experienced.  Embrace this truth, learn to trust your heart, practice living in the present moment and know that your heart can speak to you.  Nurture your heart, nurture your self.  Within lives the kingdom of heaven. 

A Better Way

Rose from MajorieIf I shall speak with every human and Angelic language and have no love in me, I shall be clanging brass or a noise-making cymbal.  And if I have prophecy, and I know all mysteries and all knowledge and if I have all faith so that I may remove mountains, and I have no love in me, I would be nothing.  And if I should feed everything that I have to the poor, and if I hand over my body to be burned up* and I have no love in me, I gain nothing. 

Love is patient and sweet; love does not envy; love is not upset neither puffed up.  Love does not commit what is shameful, neither does it seek its own; it is not provoked, neither does it entertain evil thoughts, rejoices not in evil, but rejoices in the truth, Endures all things, believes all things, hopes all, bears all.

Love never fails; for prophecies shall cease, tongues shall be silenced and knowledge will be nothing;  For we know partially and we prophesy partially,  But when perfection shall come, then that which is partial shall be nothing.  When I was a child, I was speaking as a child, I was led as a child, I was thinking as a child, but when I became a man, I ceased these childish things.  Now we see as in a mirror, in an allegory, but then face-to-face. Now I know partially, but then I shall know as I am known.  For there are these three things that endure: Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is Love.

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13    Translation:  Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Thanks to my friend, Marjorie for sending me this picture.   She took it last week, just after the first frost at her Georgian Bay ON home.  As she wrote me:  it’s beauty is still casting for me.    It reminds me of the love we share, although we have only met once.  It reminds me of the beauty of her heart and how we all have so much to give in so many ways.  Thank you my friend, for the love you share.

 

Living my Truth

If I am not living my truth, I feel it in every fiber of my being – it’s a signal – a call to make a change.  Subtle as first, but significant and shifting.  I thrive as I live my truth.

Your truth will express itself as your faith grows.  No one need convince you or it or of anything else.  It is revealed in your heart and truth always resounds with truth.

Julia R Parsell

 

Attractiveness: More than a pretty face

Attractiveness is one of your best attributes!   This is not for, or from vanity, but for the sake of positively impacting the world in which you live.

Attractiveness supersedes physical beauty or a slim physique.  Attractiveness is wholeness, a completeness that wells up from within and springs forth to the world in:  beauty, joy, balance, warmth, love, service, and grace.  It is a feature that draws others to be inspired and encouraged.

Attractiveness is a quality that all of us can possess, more often than not it gets buried.  We are all made in the image of God.  We are the fabric of the Divine.  We are one song, a poem whose richness and abundance lies in wait to be expressed positively.

When we focus on the wholeness of being, when we surround ourself with positive, pure energy; Its light begins to magnify within us.  Then, Its radiance shines forward and toward the world in which we live.

We can choose to be a vessel of attractiveness.  Here are some ideas to help achieve this:

  1. Fill your mind and body with beauty and hopeful expectations.
  2. Practice mindfulness by being fully present in the moment.  Realize that multi-tasking can be counter productive and consider focusing on what matters at the moment.
  3. Enjoy the little things in life, such as:  the beauty of a sunrise/sunset, the chirping of a bird, the sound of a train, the blowing wind through the leaves, the shapes of the clouds, the splashing of raindrops, the vista of a beautiful photo or the fact that you can read or listen.

 

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There is beauty all around.  Open your eyes to it.  Draw it in, be filled and then exhale the beauty in the world in which you live.  As images of the Creator we all have Divinity with us.  As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I can walk along side you and direct you to habits and practices that will increase your feeling of attractiveness.  It’s not just about the food you eat, it’s about the thoughts you think.  Send me a note, let’s talk.

 

Sleepwalking? Wake up and join

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For most of my life, I feel I have been sleep walking – in a slumber, not awake.  I have gone through the motions with the zest of my egoic personality.  Reaching forward, moving in the direction of my heart, but at the same time unfulfilled and always seeking balance and wholeness.  I  have always believed that we, as humans, exist in the physical on varying planes of our choosing.  My hearts desire has been to transcend the the rote, the ugly, the meaningless and exist on the plane of tranquility in the midst of the necessary doing. The being that was authentically me and didn’t stress nor worry about being right or wrong in the eyes of another.  To do no harm to anyone or any creature.  To see the sunrise, set, moon shine or not and be content – even thrive in its midst.  Although I haven’t transcended my humanity, I have discovered how to know and follow my bliss.  It is by living fully awake by seeding my consciousness, so that my subconscious is programed, not from my of environment or genetics (although both greatly influence me), but set free to live free with awakened consciousness.  Set free to love and not judge and blow on the flame that unites us together.  As much as I live free, I realize I need and yearn for this awakened/awakening community.  The strength of those gathered in singularity to live free and encourage each other in love, non-judgement and the beauty of simply living authentically, true to self while acknowledging our creator – experiencing “I am” in its fulness.  Join with me.  Let’s live fully awake and encourage one another.  Please subscribe to my blog and let’s discuss the bright possibilities of commonality, bliss, love and non-judgement.  I would love to hear from you.  How are you living free?  How are you overcoming the negative that is pervasive in our world today?  Let’s encourage each other.  We need each other.

Relationships

Relationships

Nothing else quite ties us to earth, from a heavenly perspective, as relationships.

We can be flying high and boom, a thunderbolt cracks and hits near our feet.  We are not struck, mortally, but impacted within:  a shuddering, a gut punch, an ache.

I look up to the clear skies, sun dappling the large leaves above my head.  Did they notice the bolt that electrified my heart?  Did they tremble as tears welled in my eyes?  Their calmness, gentleness caress my senses.  They do tremble in the almost still breeze with sweet empathy.  The spider casting its web says, “It’s ok.  This too shall pass.”

There are responses – whether in the right or in the wrong, whether misunderstood or overstepping another.  One is to love fully, completely, always.  The other is gratitude – communication when it comes from a dear one is precious and like it or not – there are always lessons to be learned.

I am open.  I am vulnerable.  I am love.

Julia Rae Parsell   5/15/2017