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CONSCIOUSLY LIVING, CONSCIOUSLY LOVING
- Are you consciously aware of your choices?
- Do you find yourself reacting to life, or responding to life?
- Would you like more vitality, joy and inner peace?
Please join me for The Light Beam Hour with my special guest Dawn James, international speaker and author, as she shares her personal life changing event that taught her how to live consciously and love life no matter what your circumstance.
In this interview, Dawn helps us to:
- Understand the difference between making conscious and unconscious choices
- Learn how to find inner peace, in the midst of external chaos
- The power of forgiveness as a doorway to living in love
- How to create more joyful moments and less stressful moments in your life
Listen to the REPLAY here:
Dawn James, a former corporate executive, became a writer, speaker and sound healer following a near death experience in 2003. When she returned to the physical world, she was gifted with knowledge about spirituality, vibrational frequency, higher consciousness and the ability to facilitate healing within herself and others. She realized that she needed to live consciously and utilize the spiritual gifts she had received. As a result she is sharing her knowledge and passion for living with less stress, better health and more harmony through her new book “Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life” as well as teleseminars, workshops and lectures held across North America.
Dawn’s website www.raiseyourvibration.ca
I was cleaning out an old filing cabinet the other day as part of a massive de-cluttering project in my office. I found many nostalgic items like sweet, handmade cards from my son, old report cards, and photos with funny haircuts. I had also kept materials from many self-development programs I had taken over the years, and a whole file folder of random pieces of paper labeled ‘Inspirations.’ I enjoyed going through this material as a window to who I was in the past compared to who I am today. The list below, dated 1995, stood out. Reading it through, I was struck by the significant increase in my “symptoms“ at this point in my life, and, though not a perfect score, I couldn’t help but smile and pat myself on the back with “Nice work, Cecily!”
Enjoy the list, and may your symptoms be many!
Symptoms of Inner Peace by Jeff Rockwell
- A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from fears based on past experiences.
- An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.
- A loss of interest in judging self or others.
- A loss of interest in conflict.
- A loss of interest interpreting the actions of others.
- A loss of the ability to worry (a serious symptom).
- Frequent overwhelming episodes of appreciation.
- Contented feelings of connectedness with others and with nature.
- Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes and heart.
- Increasing susceptibility to love being extended by others… as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend love to others.
Jeff warns: If you have all or even most of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of INNER PEACE may be so far advanced as to not be treatable.
With Peace and Blessings,
After writing my last blog “Ten Secrets That Can Transform Your Life,” a thought popped into my head to write about each of the ten secrets. I usually follow those “inspired action” ideas, so here are my thoughts about the first secret “everything you need to be happy is inside of you.”
External vs. Internal Happiness
Many people believe that they have to look outside themselves for happiness. They expect certain external circumstances, such as people, places, or possessions, to bring them pleasure and MAKE them happy. They say “I’ll be happy when I meet the man of my dreams!”, “I’ll be happy when I go on vacation”, or “I’ll be happy when I get my new car!”. And while experiencing these things may bring momentary joy, in the long run, this kind of happiness cannot be sustained.
This first secret asks you to consider the possibility that happiness comes from the inside of you. You are the only one who can make you truly happy. Marci Shimoff calls this “Happy for No Reason,” which is found at the top of her “Happiness Continuum”, and is defined as an “inner state of peace and well-being.” When Marci asked “Happy for No Reason” type people to describe it, they all had similar answers. They talked about having a sense of lightness or expansion, feeling alive and full of energy, being open and “in the flow”, having love and compassion for themselves and others, being passionate about their lives, feeling gratitude and forgiveness, having inner peace, and being able to be fully present in the moment.
Knowing What You Want
So, how do you achieve this internal happiness state? A key factor is being in touch with yourself and your desires, and knowing what you want. Children are really good at this. They make it very clear what they want from moment to moment. However, most adults tend to lose sight of what they want. We have been taught that we should focus on others, and that it is somehow selfish and self-centered to focus on ourselves. When you let go of these limiting beliefs, you can be open to identifying what makes you feel alive, what you are passionate about, what inspire your love, and what brings you inner peace. All this knowledge is inside of you. You just have to learn to hear it with your heart and not your head.
The Power of Choice
As you become more comfortable with who you are and what you want, you can then choose to live your life from that desirable place. At any moment, you can stop, take a few deep breaths, and feel into what choices will allow you to open your heart and expand your energy into a place of happiness, and which ones will close your heart with fear and contraction. If you believe in the Law of Attraction and that what you put your attention on is what you get in life, then the more you focus of choosing happiness for yourself, the happier your life will be. It may take some time and effort to practice, but I know you will find it inside of you…
To your happiest life!