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The Amazing Power of Prayer

Today, I thought i would tell you about one of my experiences with the power of prayer and by that I don’t mean your usual religious prayer of “Our father who art in Heaven”, but simply calling upon the Angels to assist me in what I perceived as a  very traumatic situation. I am sharing this in the hope that it will inspire you to use prayer in your life too.

When my son, Chris, was about 5 years’ old, I took him to Fremantle Market with me.  For any of you who are not familiar with the market, it is in an actual building and there are about 3 entrances to it. It is open on the weekends. The main entrance stands on a paved area where buskers and performing artists gather to entertain a crowd of onlookers and, oppsosite the market, stands a Tavern and some take-away food places as well as independent market stall holders selling their wares.

On this particular day, there was a young man performing tricks with fire and quite a big crowd watching him, just as I was entering the market with my son. Chris had wanted to see the artist perform so I explained that we would do so after we had finished. I  turned around to enter the market with Chris right behind me, then I turned to Chris and he wasn’t there!  

All it took was a split second!  Now you see him, now you don’t! Every mother’s worst nightmare – I had lost my child!

The market was full of people. I ran back outside wondering whether he had just dashed off to see the performing artist, calling his name, all the while in total panic!  Nothing!  I could not see him anywhere.

I ran back into the market, frantically searching, calling his name, from one entrance to the next, I ran and ran, looking at every face with anxiety and desperation rising that I might never see my son again and that he might be abducted.

In total and utter despair and panic, I ran into the security office and told the guard there I had lost my son.  He told me to “wait there”, while he searched for him. Well, that was the last thing I was going to do!!

I ran with him while he searched, to no avail – he couldn’t locate him.  Now, in tears, terrified and grieving whilst at the same time berating myself for ever having taken my eyes off Chris, I began running back to the entrance praying to the Angels to “please put my son up high somewhere so I could see him, if he was still there and had not been taken away”.  I kept running and praying and reached the entrance.

I ran outside feeling hopeless and scanned the crowd and then scanned near the Tavern ; nothing.

Then, all of a sudden, I could not believe my eyes – there was Chris sitting on top of a man’s shoulders!!!

I ran towards him and could not bless and thank this wonderful man, Albert, for keeping my son safe!  He was a stall holder and had seen my son on his own.  Apparently, as I was praying, Albert was also sending out prayers to reunite Chris with his mum!  

If ever I wondered whether Angels were real, I now have no doubt whatsoever that this is so. Angels are everywhere.

No doubt many of you will have had similar experiences to this one and I would love to hear from you so please feel free to share your stories.

I encourage you to try prayer whenever you need assistance for the Angels wish to help us with anything but we first need to ask.

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Nobody Loves Me!

Have you ever heard of anyone saying “I feel so loved” or, “so many people love and care about me”!

I certainly have not come across that but what I have come across is, “Nobody loves or cares about me”, “my parents didn’t love me”, “my husband doesn’t understand or love me”!

These erroneous beliefs do not come from our Higher Self, but rather from our personality because we do not see the bigger picture. We are looking through the eyes of a wounded person who has latched onto a negative way of thinking and like a Pit Bull, does not want to let go!

The truth is that we have simply interpreted situations in such a way as to ensure we do not “feel loved”.

From a spiritual level, we are always loved without judgment. We are always connected to God, the Universe and Spirit however, we may have chosen to let go of our connection and separate ourselves from this love by buying into negative beliefs about love and choosing to hold these as our truth!

How many people die feeling unloved and alone?  How many empty lives full of addictions and mental illness are due to “not feeling loved?”.

The thing is, love is all around us. If only we would look for it, we would find it. For, what you focus on, you increase in your life. Imagine then that we could live a life of abundant love instead of dying feeling like a pauper BUT, we have to choose this!

What happens is that we have made up our own rules as to how we may feel loved. If the people we share our lives with do not show their love according to our rules, we then choose not to receive the love that is actually being offered; we literally cannot see the love because we are so blinkered, expecting love to come to us according to our demands that we miss the love that is waiting for our acknowledgment and choose instead to complain that we are not loved!

What a shame!  Instead of questioning our beliefs, we choose to beg for love everywhere and yet receive none when it is always on our doorstep awaiting our recognition.

How many people die of a broken heart not knowing how loved they were?

Right now, people all around you love you.  Will you choose to accept their gift or will you deny it and prefer instead to bemoan the life that nobody loves you?

Wake up people – let us begin looking for instances of love everywhere.  If our spouse cannot show us love the way we demand it to be, it doesn’t mean they don’t love us; it simply means we are unwilling to receive love in the way they are attempting to give it to us!!!!!

Let’s drop our ridiculous rules in order that love can finally find us.

Let’s make it easy for ourselves to recognise all the ways we are loved.  A smile from a stranger, a lick from your dog, your spouse doing the washing up, someone giving you a compliment – all of these are ways people love us BUT we take them for granted so much that we do not recognise them as acts of love!

Why not start today to create a Love Journal. Notice and document every instance of love in your day, everyday and see how loved you feel after a week!  Stop moaning about the lack of love and start receiving the abundance that is yours. And, while you are at it, see how much love you can contribute to other people each day!

Let’s create a World Of Love together by finding small ways to cheer others, to inspire  and uplift them so that they also know that “there is only Love” and that everything else is a lie!

Until next time.

Lots of love to you

 

Maria

© Copyright December 2013

 

 

Living Life In The New Age – Now!

Our way of life is changing and solutions that once used to work are now becoming obsolete.

We are being called to a new way of living and being in the world and it begins on our doorstep. We are being asked to embrace love, honour and oneness, not only in our closest relationships but also in our daily interactions with other people. We are being asked to apply these values everywhere we go and to everything we encounter, even when situations or interactions appear in a negative light because conflict no longer works to solve anything. The new energy is about bringing peace, love and harmony with us everywhere we go.

How can we do that?

By acknowledging and welcoming these values within ourselves and striving to live by them in our own lives, we can then extend them out to other people and this can have a tremendous effect around the globe. If we will just begin bringing love, creating peace where there is conflict and healing everything in our own lives that is unbalanced we would then carry these vibrations with us and allow others to experience them and adopt them also.

World peace is up to us as individuals in the first place – if we cannot embody and live in peace, where will peace find its home? If we cannot love then love will walk beside us unrecognised and there can be no unity if all we perceive is separation.

Change begins with us – our thoughts are extremely powerful so let us use them positively and then show others how to do the same!

So, begin today – where can you share more love, peace and unity? Where can you make a difference today? Who can you uplift by saying a kind word, giving someone a hug, showing someone their power, their strength, their spirit?

Remember, it only takes a small gesture to bring about a big result.

Until next time,

Be loving, peaceful and walk in unity and honour with all people – We are one.

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“Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates” – Forrest Gump

One of my all time favourite movies is Forrest Gump. Forrest summed up life in his famous saying “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get”.

The reason I love this movie is that it is full of wisdom on how to live life. My recollection is that Forrest’s life was full of crises, losses and changes but, the most inspiring message that I took from this film was that, no matter what life gave him, Forrest made the most of each situation. .

We never know what hand life is going to deal us at any given moment. Like the box of chocolates, in every life, there will be times we love and want more of, times we do not like what is happening, times we absolutely wish had never occurred or that we hate. But, if we are to enjoy our time here, the most important thing we can do is to learn to accept life as it comes to us rather than resist it and wish it were not happening.

For, in every situation, there is a positive purpose if we are willing to look for it. So, let’s make the most of every moment because that is what life is; little moments put together to make a lifetime. Let’s be present to whatever is happening and know that good can come out of apparently negative situations.

Let’s remember the beauty of the Lotus flower and how it grows in murky water and the Phoenix that rises out of the ashes and know that we can get through anything if we just pay attention, choose to accept rather than resist and do out best. Life is sculpting us into a beautiful diamond.

Until next time, remember that all is well no matter how life seems at this moment in time..