Being Empowered

At certain times in life we can reach a point where we feel powerless; powerless to that which is happening either directly to us or around us.
At these times however real it may feel, this feeling of powerlessness is an illusion.

We always have power

Why?

Because we always have choice – no matter what the situation or circumstance,
We have the most important choice

That of how we show up.

So how can we go from feeing powerless to being empowered

1.) In how we choose to be
2.) In how we choose to focus
3.) In what we choose to do

Ultimately it is the energy we choose to bring to any situation.

And this energy is the most powerful thing that we have – we choose what we bring to any circumstance and through doing so we create a ripple effect. We can choose the effect we wish to create and from here help those around us too.

With us all being energy, we are never powerless, we are creative beings, giving power to that which we choose through our own awareness. We all can make and create a difference within this world, starting with ourselves. We get to choose how, and in doing this we will influence others too.

Whether winter or summer
You still have a choice
Even though it may not feel that way,
You always power
You always have a voice 💗

The most important thing to realise is our power lies within us, not outside of us. So if ever your feeling powerless, come back to this truth, it’s from here we create change in our lives to begin with. Know that it is always you who decides how you show up today, on what you choose to focus on and on the energy you wish to create for your life and those around you.

As Gandhi so famously stated;

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

It starts with us. Create from within and stay in charge. 💗

Energy is everything

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“Energy is everything, what we focus on or hold on to, we become.”

As energy is everything, the importance of conscious energy direction is vital yet something we can so easily forget. We are however most often in a position to consciously direct it.

This is because we are always in a state of choice, whether we are consciously choosing however is something else. There is a large amount of influence to be followed and this can happen to us in many situations, where we can get pulled in one direction or another without much conscious awareness.

It is possible however to be in a state where we allow ourselves to see that we do always have a choice, even if in that moment it may not at first appear so.

A great place to be in is one of balance, where we are not pulled in one direction or another but completely in charge or our own state. This may be called one of the observer. When you are in this state of balance then you know you are in the drivers seat of your life and choosing where you want to go.

This way you are always conscious and rarely if ever unconsciously directed. It is important however that we practice continuously to be attentive to our own energy state.

To do this the best way I have found is to step back and look at a situation or energy state, and consider “is this useful or wasteful to me.” We are then free to redirect our energy on to where it is best placed.

There is never any point in attaching ourselves to that which is wasteful, when we can choose to focus on that which is beautiful, creative and productive instead. Everything starts from within and is then directed out so by consciously choosing we take back the power that is truly ours and create our lives as we choose them to be completely.

Your energy is you, so place it where it is most valuable to you, and make it most meaningful. Then you will know that you’ll never have a wasted day or even a wasted moment, for it will be you that is fully in charge of your energy flow. ❤

Look to this day

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Look to this day
For it is life, the very life of life
In its brief course lie all the verities
And the realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth;
The splendour of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision:
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday
A dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope,
Look well therefore to this day!

~ Kalidasa ~

Nature Photography – World Photography Day

As today is World photography day, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite photographs of nature that i’ve taken over the last year, some of which you may have seen on here before.

Nature photography is something I delved in to after beginning to see the real beauty within it. All of nature holds within it a pure beauty that exists within us all;

An art in itself, captured with ease

To share and hold, with all the beauty it brings

Painted sky

Painted sky

A path in the trees

A path in the trees

Seeing beyond

Seeing beyond

The illusion

The truth beyond illusion

The flow of the soul

The flow of the soul

Beauty on a motorway

Beauty on a motorway

Caught in the clouds

Caught in the clouds

Purest soul

Pure beauty

I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do ❤ please let me know of your favourite too. Happy world photography day 🙂

The miracle of creation

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I’ve been studying the course in miracles over the last few months and so far it’s been a really enlightening journey, a lot of my recent posts have come from this.

The following is my most recent reflections and I’ll be sharing more to come, I hope you find them useful and enjoy;

The miracle of creation

Everything is a miracle and one as part of creation,
Therefore the only appropriate response is gratitude.

To desire or strive out of a sense of fear, loss or lack is to see oneself as separate.

To struggle then is to be out of alignment with creation; which always unfolds in nature effortlessly.

Truth opens up and creates from the space of oneness; that is our truth and exists in allowing all to be as it is.

Unfolding moment by moment in accordance with all that is, our intention creates and grows as part of nature from within us.

There is no lack, this is only fear and all fear is illusion. Create only from a space of love, where all is real, one and forever unfolding. ❤

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Freedom is a choice

Freedom is a choice

Freedom is a choice

One of the greatest gifts I have found on my journey so far is that of freedom, true inner freedom. I say gift because it is one we all have innately yet so many of us fail to acknowledge it, it can sometimes take a journey of realisation to do so.

This is what happened to me after too many years of living in a place where I’d felt trapped both inwardly and outwardly, now I know this truth and I see it very clearly so much so I had forgotten how so many don’t.

After having this recent insight I felt passionately about sharing it with you to always remember your freedom of choice. To remember you are innately free by the freedom to choose, no matter what. I really do believe it can be this simple, as simple as a choice. None of us are prisoners and even if you are in the external sense, you still have the freedom of choice in what you believe, and in what you perceive things to mean for you and your life.

Choice is our greatest gift and the biggest illusion is in believing that we do not have a choice.

I find it shocking now when I see what some people will accept and in effect to  choose to suffer because they are in this illusion that they do not have a choice, when they really do. If you are suffering in a job, relationship or any circumstance you always have a choice. Always head towards your joy.

As Joseph Campbell stated;

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where before there were only walls.

There is so much truth in his words and doors really do open up before you when you make a choice to follow your bliss.

When we only look externally or at the conditions we may be in, it can appear that we are trapped in some way, but there is always a choice even if only in how we choose to perceive it and this alone can change everything.

The greatest choice I believe is that of either love or fear, one on which everything can be based. In reality we are all free, we only need to choose it for it to be realised.

Your choices are the real gifts you contain;

To create a life of real beauty or pain.

~ M. L Adams

Changing patterns

We can often live in a place where we are are following patterns,
When we can just as easily in a split second choose to let go of this and make a new choice, to follow a new pattern.

This is the power of choice,

The power we all have from within.

Choose where you come from,
From a higher space of serving a higher cause,
For yourself and others,
Always in oneness ❤

~ M.L Adams