You are what you think. Think that you are a being of peace, and peace will become your new personality. share good news with others. Always have something interesting prepared to share with those you meet. Remember to have a peaceful thought at least once a day.
Taken from The Gift Of Peace book by the Brahma Kumaris.
I was talking to my friend Ike the other day. We were having one of those long philosophical talks about life in general. We started talking about our spiritual journeys and how we all need to grow and that we’re not here for nothing…there is a purpose to all of our lives as individuals. He then went on to say something on the lines of ” I really don’t understand why (generalising) when people have children, they put their own spiritual growth on the side pretty much as soon as they know a baby is coming and fully focus on that child.” The laws of the Universe will always tell you that you have to nourish yourself before you can love or nourish anyone else. We talked about how this can have a detrimental effect on everything because you are not focussed and in tune as you would be if you were on the path of spiritual growth.
So if you are a parent/guardian with responsibility over a child, even if you take out 15-30 minutes per day, make sure you do something for you. whether thats some really deep breathing/meditation or joining a class that you have always wanted to or just reading a good trashy novel. Dont forget to do what makes you happy. Your family will all benefit from it.
And don’t feel any guilt – you are allowed to have time for you.
The last few months have been difficult. I had a successful recruitment career that ended sharply due to the economic climate. I was in mobile technology which was one of the many industries that plummeted virtually overnight. It took ages to accept that this isn’t happening anymore. It was hard because I have spent many years in this industry throwing myself into my career always trying harder and achieving great results. My contract was ended and I must have applied for around 50 jobs and nothing was coming through. (Yep I was a Recruiter who couldn’t find a job!) I ended up in frustration land…possibly a bit of self-pity and lots of general misery. I had got used to a lifestyle and there was a lot of pride and security behind that. It left me with a hole and a job in a new sector at a much lower level that I really didn’t like.
The changes started when I decided to change. I wrote the post on The Law Of Attraction recently and wrote down what I wanted from my life – trying to be as specific as I could without knowing what it was I would be moving towards. I printed this out and had it next to my bed. I made a concerted effort to read it everyday and visualise what I had asked for and sincerely believed that I would get it. I also got into some financial problems so this needed to be managed. I did Glenn Harrold’s CD on Creating Financial Abundance (see the post below.)
The day after I did Glenn’s CD, I had the idea to reinvent myself as a Healing Masseuse – it just popped into my head. It’s something I have always had in the back of my mind but I wasnt personally mature enough to be able to do that kind of work. I needed to do a lot of work on me. It’s funny because I was always searching for my gift. I even used to tell people that I had no creativity and that my brain and my academic achievements were my talents. Yet I have been massaging family, friends and colleagues with no training for years. I could always hit the pain region straight away. My Grandma and my Mum have always said I should do something like this but like I said, I wasnt ready.
I also found an old college friend who I had not seen for 18 years who is a Sports Masseuse and he really got my thoughts going into this direction. He was sent to me at the right time and I was ready.
So I looked around for a course. For Holistic Massage and Anatomy and Physiology, I was looking at about 1500 GBP which would mean getting myself into even further financial stress. It took me 2 weeks for the solution to come. I found The School of Natural Health Sciences where you can do Tutored or Self Study courses in your own time and space. This was the perfect solution for me and it costed me just under 200 GBP for the two courses I wanted plus Reflexology – which I have always had an interest in.
So in the last few weeks, I have totally reinvented myself. I see a very positive future for me. As soon as I am qualified, I can start practicing.
I did the Tantric Numerology Reading from 3HO (Healthy, Happy and Holy) and my reading was very much based on the fact that I am here to serve. I have also been told that if I chase money, I will not have success. My purpose is to help others. And my gift is healing. I know I have it and looking back, I have always known I have it.
So that is how my life has changed. Talking to people about this, its become clear that there are many of us going through transitions in our lives today. I hope my story can help anyone going through something similar to have the strength to make that change. We are in a time where everything has been thrown up in the air and a lot of the time it is up to us to determine which direction we would like to go in.