Rekindling a Passionate Nature

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We were all so passionate at one time about life and living. Do you remember? Think back to when your true nature was at the forefront and you knew exactly what made you happy. Now all that is being marketed to us, in a bottle, in a car, in looking better, in being on top. Happiness is marketed in superficial things. Our passionate nature can not be inspired this way. Actually we need our passionate nature to survive these influences. Social standing would have us all believe in things that aren’t actually even good for us. And we could waste a lifetime on that. And yes, those pressure are real. We do need social integration and we do need a sense of security, and that is where it gets difficult. People will make you feel good about yourself if you buy in to the material world. The nature of the structures we have created merely reinforce this creating complicity and complacency. And the end of the week, you might just feel lifeless as your spirit never got any nurturance, but it’s hard to do otherwise when you need to provide for yourself and your family. And if we need these structures to survive, how then do we undo the damage of putting so much energy into something that does nothing for our creative centre? Well, maybe it is more about BEING than doing. We don’t need to give our power away. Don’t allow those systems to swallow you whole. Begin re-gathering yourself by expressing your passionate nature, and don’t let it hurt you that some people will feel threatened. Sit in that powerful place and be the lion that roars. With time, by your example you will free others to do the same. Someone has to do it. And as more people stop allowing themselves to be dumbed down and led by all this superficial glimmer, we will recreate these systems to reflect a more healthy and humane society. We don’t need to fight against anything, just be true to ourselves. And let that energy expand exponentially. This is the spirit that moves us and rekindles our passionate nature.

We are all healers

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I can call myself a healer. But in a world of tasks and worry, it doesn’t seem so important. Yet I feel very eternally grateful that I found my path. Regardless of what happens and who recognizes me, I have found peace in knowing I have a gift and I am not lost in this world. I know too, that we are all healers. I dream of a day when this will be our primary purpose; helping each other be our best. When it would be normal to just give and care and know we are all taken care of. And I feel sad that this is not the world we live in. That there is so much pain, exploitation, and selfishness. We hurt each other and we have done irreparable damage to our planet. Maybe this is the perfect time to re-invent ourselves into the healers we are and need to be. Take a few minutes to feel energy through prayer by placing your hands together, relish in the natural world we can still enjoy and protect, meditate or practice yoga. Leaving the critical mental realm that limits and betrays us, will only take us to a better place.

Why We Need to Forgive

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As important as any emotional theme in our life is the concept of forgiveness. It is a fallacy that we think we know why people do the things they do. Based on our own cultural and historical lens, we make assumptions. And we can hold on to these narratives for a very long time. After the reaction, the defence, the anger, the tears, we can continue to perpetuate the story we created in our heads, justifying our actions. But that story is missing maybe a few important truths. And only by seeing our own weaknesses and forgiving others for theirs, will we become emotionally stronger. Confidence and self actualization are not borne from resentments. As Einstein said “We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” And so it goes. There is always something we don’t know. Having the curiosity to break out of our own illusions and find out what the other person’s truth is, IS part of our doing our best.

Pulling the Trigger

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It happens. Our emotions explode and the anger seeps out. Damage is done. Words and actions can not be taken back after we pull out our weapons in a moment of lost conscientiousness. In hindsight we can analyse what the precipitating factors were that allowed us to unleash our poison, usually well contained, onto the soul of another. We know our sensitivities and values and hold them dear to us like a newborn baby. We may try our best to be rational and controlled when these things are threatened, but a myriad of events and conditions can unhinge us. Being stressed, feeling tired or vulnerable, feeling attacked, grieving other losses, or maybe just not being at optimal health, can all be contributing factors to not adhering to our usual social standards. Being kind to ourselves after the fact and taking responsibility for our actions is imperative in overcoming and deleting our blind spots. Every mistake is an opportunity to break old negative patterns that do not serve us. And in preventing a recurrence we must be diligent about how we communicate our needs for love and respect from others.

Emotional hooks and our windows

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We can liken ourselves to a window. How open are we and what does it take to let people in. How do we trust and who becomes part of our intimate circle? How can we transcend our ego which makes us vulnerable to people who are less than sincere? If our ego needs to be fed, we are easy targets to people who manipulate. Maybe someone is trying to fast track to the inner circle before you know her, or maybe he tells you something he thinks any woman would want to hear. Does it have any meaning? It isn’t necessarily harmful, but can you feel the hooks of another ego trying to attach itself to yours? And what is the spiritual value of that? There is an innocent way of encouraging each other gently without expectation or social convention, and then there are people trying to get in your window before they are invited. Like a thief in the night you have something they want for themselves. So if you feel confused about someone’s intention, ask yourself, what do I have that they might want? And if you feel self protective, trust your instinct and observe without promises. Time will answer all if we have the patience to wait and be honest with ourselves. Openness and discernment go hand in hand. For information on the emotion code and long distance energy clearing take a look at my webpage karadetracey.com Have a great week!

Hyper-Vigilance: The Lasting Affect of Trauma

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Something can just happen that changes us forever. If it is a traumatic event, then all of our defences kick in and create a stress response in the body that can easily become a lifelong pattern. Any semblance of threat that is similar becomes a trigger to elicit the original response. Real or not, the body can not decipher the difference. All it knows is to release all those hormones to prepare for the fight or flight survival response. Different people respond in different ways. Some people need to keep stress at abnormally high levels all the time just to feel normal. Others may just avoid stress altogether by using drugs and/or alcohol, others re-create trauma by becoming the abuser, and some people just splinter off creating drama and chaos everywhere so they never have to feel anything real. Underlying all of these patterns though is a a type of vigilance that was activated and never was shut off. It is the same survival mechanism we would use in the wild for our survival, fight or flight is life or death. Calming our neurological system is the only way to move past the triggers that keeps us trapped in the trauma response indefinitely. Hands on work is best for many but for those of us who can’t trust enough to be touched, the emotion code is a nice option. Look at my webpage karadetracey.com if you want more information.