Friday, 16 December 2016

The Magic of 11:11






The Magic of 11:11

The Magic of 11:11

Do you keep seeing Numbers? Like 11:11?  Do numbers keep turning up in your life, and are you beginning to wonder why? Well I must admit I would have missed this message  from the Universe hadn't it been for a friend. Numbers and their meaning couldn't have been further form my mind as a fired off an email this morning.

It wasn't long before one pinged straight back into my inbox, 'Had I noticed the time I sent my email over to her,' she asked?.

Cue spooky music and tingles down my spine!!

Well, no I hadn't, that is, until I scrolled back down to have a look! You guessed it!  11:11!

11:11 is a heavenly wake up call!  ..and hadn't it been for my friend I would have missed it altogether.  Ironic really when the Universe was telling me to sit up, take notice and keep my eyes wide open.  I very nearly failed at the first hurdle. Wouldn't you just know it? It's been a roller coaster of a week, lots of glorious opportunities in my work as an Angelic Reiki Master, meeting and working with people for the first time in my work, followed by a few personal challenging bits, so I have been asking for some clarification......and very nearly missed it.

I have given myself a daily Reiki treatment ever since I became a traditional Usui Reiki Master in 1999.  That practice continues to this very day in what has now become an Angelic Reiki Treatment. This morning,(more tingles down the spine, quite literally) the healing was extra special and I was given a message along with it which needed some follow through.  However in the hurly burly of the day I had forgotten about it already, that is until I received the prompt from the Universe via my friend.  So big thankyou.

It is really difficult to stay open to the beauty and the magic of the Universe when there is so much to do before Christmas arrives.  And yet Christmas is meant to be magical. So keep your eyes and ears open for the magic which is all around us, particularly at this time with numbers. Look out for your 11:11 wake up call especially if you have been asking for support, or for something special in your life. Yes you do deserve it, remember it's Christmasxxxx  Maybe the Angels are just waiting to give you a bit more clarity in your own life too.

May 2017 Smile on Youxxx



Thursday, 1 September 2016

Are you feeling the squeeze?  ...Don't worry, its your Spirit urging you to stretch


Are you feeling the squeeze?

 Your Spirit's urging you to grow, 

but reminding you 'you will never walk alone, even on your darkest night.



Close your eyes and think of me

And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

Just call out my name:
lyrics James Taylor



Have you been feeling the squeeze?  Perhaps you're feeling completely stuck, a bit like a square peg stuffed into a round hole? Or are you unable to see even the tiniest chink of light at the end of the tunnel? Then this is the time to let Spirit Light up your Life and move you gently forward into the light of a brand new day!

The good news is, even though we may be stuck in the darkest recesses of struggle,we are never truly alone. Spirit always walks by our side.  

I've certainly been feeling the squeeze over the last few weeks, and for me squeezes and birthdays go hand in hand.

Another birthday - another dream - another squeeze!


The clues is in the word birthday!  It is, of course, the chance to celebrate another wonderful year on Planet Earth but it's also an opportunity to give birth to another chapter in our lives. That's right give birth! 


Believe it or not, 
The squeeze is really on our side,
painful though it may seem
at the time.

It's really a message from Spirit 
inviting us
to take a gigantic step forward
into the
UNKNOWN

to boldly go where you certainly haven't been before,


.. to 
EMBRACE LIFE 
but not as you have previously know it 
by staying in touch with life's natural rhythms.

YOU ARE HERE TO CREATE
and go on creating.



My own birthday squeeze


I have just celebrated another birthday. As each birthday approaches I have what I call a big dream, which means my Soul is asking me to step up to the plate yet again, and stretch a little bit more. This year's dream was all about Coronation Street, and a hidden car which suddenly bursts into life, festooned with wide awake smiley flowers in all colours, shapes and sizes! Where the heck do I start with that one, especially when I am right slap bang in the middle of a writing course aiming to get the first draft of my book complete by the end of September?

This year my birthday seems to have been accompanied by all kinds of cosmic going's on that are still rattling around the Universe, and shaking me up too. The full moon fell on my birthday, along with the dream. All this was accompanied by an eclipse and that was just for starters. And then there's the new moon by another eclipse. Eeeeek, and they do say, we signed up for all this before we came to Earth!  Really? I'm a willing worker, but I don't mind telling you I got a bit stuck. I knew the dream has something to do with the book because the writing just stopped flowing. But beyond that I felt really stuck in the Mother of all Writing Blocks. But dear Lord, do I really have to start again from scratch?

The Light at the End of the Tunnel - the first step

The first step in the creation process is perhaps one of the most difficult steps to take, when we feel we have lost our way


In our deepest, darkest moments,
we tend to forget who we are!

We are part of the wave of creation 
we call LIFE,
not separate from it.

We are all born to create!

That wave is crafted from Light,
which is turn is created
in Love.

We need to
look our fears straight in the eye,
dive in at the deep end,
and
simply
trust the process
which simply cannot be anything other than LOVING & COMPASSIONATE,
because that is who we are.


So when we feel the squeeze, we are really being asked to embrace the next stage of our lives.  Light is not just at the end of the tunnel,( but as the song goes,) 'Love is all around!'

Now once we remember,  we are all born to create in the Light of Love, the world opens up  in a number of miraculous ways and the Universe starts to shares some of its beautiful gifts with us. Then we know beyond any shadow of those haunting doubts,, we are not alone.

This is a song we all sang along with Lucinda Drayton at the Peace in the Park event outside Oxford over Bank Holiday weekend...and since coincidences are also part of life's magic it's the same song that popped up at church for the very first time, sung by Carol King. It was the nudge I needed to remind me who I am! 

I don't say I have all the answers just yet, but the song is a sharp reminder that Spirit can 'brighten up even the darkest night',.



The Song: Carole King...Just Call Out My Name


You can reach Gillian here
Gillian is a Spiritual Medium, Writer and Blogger who invites you to Light up your Life with Spirit.  

Her messages from Loved Ones in Spirit as well as the Angels, inspired you to take a fresh look at life....and death 
Contact Gillian if you are at a crossroads in your life or about to embark on a fresh chapter in your life .


  


Are YOU feeling the Squeeze? ...

Are you feeling the squeeze?  ...Don't worry, its your Spirit urging you to stretch


Are you feeling the squeeze?

 Your Spirit's urging you to grow, 

but reminding you 'you will never walk alone, even on your darkest night.



Close your eyes and think of me

And soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest night


Just call out my name:
lyrics James Taylor



Have you been feeling the squeeze?  Perhaps you're feeling completely stuck, a bit like a square peg stuffed into a round hole? Or are you unable to see even the tiniest chink of light at the end of the tunnel? Then this is the time to let Spirit Light up your Life and move you gently forward into the light of a brand new day!

The good news is, even though we may be stuck in the darkest recesses of struggle,we are never truly alone. Spirit always walks by our side.  

I've certainly been feeling the squeeze over the last few weeks, and for me squeezes and birthdays go hand in hand.


Another birthday - another dream - another squeeze!


The clues is in the word birthday!  It is, of course, the chance to celebrate another wonderful year on Planet Earth but it's also an opportunity to give birth to another chapter in our lives. That's right give birth! 


Believe it or not, 
The squeeze is really on our side,
painful though it may seem
at the time.

It's really a message from Spirit 
inviting us
to take a gigantic step forward
into the
UNKNOWN

to boldly go where you certainly haven't been before,


.. to 
EMBRACE LIFE 
but not as you have previously know it 
by staying in touch with life's natural rhythms.

YOU ARE HERE TO CREATE
and go on creating.



My own birthday squeeze


I have just celebrated another birthday. As each birthday approaches I have what I call a big dream, which means my Soul is asking me to step up to the plate yet again, and stretch a little bit more. This year's dream was all about Coronation Street, and a hidden car which suddenly bursts into life, festooned with wide awake smiley flowers in all colours, shapes and sizes! Where the heck do I start with that one, especially when I am right slap bang in the middle of a writing course aiming to get the first draft of my book complete by the end of September?

This year my birthday seems to have been accompanied by all kinds of cosmic going's on that are still rattling around the Universe, and shaking me up too. The full moon fell on my birthday, along with the dream. All this was accompanied by an eclipse and that was just for starters. And then there's the new moon by another eclipse. Eeeeek, and they do say, we signed up for all this before we came to Earth!  Really? I'm a willing worker, but I don't mind telling you I got a bit stuck. I knew the dream has something to do with the book because the writing just stopped flowing. But beyond that I felt really stuck in the Mother of all Writing Blocks. But dear Lord, do I really have to start again from scratch?

The Light at the End of the Tunnel - the first step

The first step in the creation process is perhaps one of the most difficult steps to take, when we feel we have lost our way


In our deepest, darkest moments,
we tend to forget who we are!

We are part of the wave of creation 
we call LIFE,
not separate from it.

We are all born to create!

That wave is crafted from Light,
which is turn is created
in Love.

We need to
look our fears straight in the eye,
dive in at the deep end,
and
simply
trust the process
which simply cannot be anything other than LOVING & COMPASSIONATE,
because that is who we are.


So when we feel the squeeze, we are really being asked to embrace the next stage of our lives.  Light is not just at the end of the tunnel,( but as the song goes,) 'Love is all around!'

Now once we remember,  we are all born to create in the Light of Love, the world opens up  in a number of miraculous ways and the Universe starts to shares some of its beautiful gifts with us. Then we know beyond any shadow of those haunting doubts,, we are not alone.

This is a song we all sang along with Lucinda Drayton at the Peace in the Park event outside Oxford over Bank Holiday weekend...and since coincidences are also part of life's magic it's the same song that popped up at church for the very first time, sung by Carol King. It was the nudge I needed to remind me who I am! 

I don't say I have all the answers just yet, but the song is a sharp reminder that Spirit can 'brighten up even the darkest night',.



The Song: Carole King...Just Call Out My Name


You can reach Gillian here
Gillian is a Spiritual Medium, Writer and Blogger who invites you to Light up your Life with Spirit.  

Her messages from Loved Ones in Spirit as well as the Angels, inspired you to take a fresh look at life....and death 
Contact Gillian if you are at a crossroads in your life or about to embark on a fresh chapter in your life .


  


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Keep Calm and Boldly go where no man has gone before.


Keep Calm we're  all off to boldly go where no one has been before- 


Are you prepared to boldly go where no-one has ever been before - and CALMLY too?
Where science-fiction becomes fact


The theme which comes up constantly in my blogs is SPACE.  I used to love to watch the original Star Trek series on TV years ago now and like millions of others absolutely loved it. We'd sit there glued to the screen, and ready to embark on the ultimate journey into deep space, and to boldly go where no-man has gone before from the safety of our armchairs! 

Well folks I believe armchair space travellers aren't going to cut the mustard any more.  Now is the time for action. It's a time when science-fiction and fact collide. No I am not thinking about 'Independence Day or even War of the Worlds'  But it is time for us all to explore space that final frontier.  We may not all want to launch off into the great blue yonder like our own astronaut Tim Peake, but we can explore space in a different yet complementary way; through meditation and self-awareness. And whilst the international space station is breaking down barriers up there in the heavens, we too can break down barriers, which have held us back, using meditation and self awareness techniques.

If I go even further back, I used to listen to a radio programme called Journey into Space whilst tucked safely up in bed at night.  It was thrilling and frightening all at the same time.  My imagination used to run riot, but I loved all those journey's into the unknown.
....and the unknown is where we are all headed at the moment...In my previous blog, I said we, humans,are more or less suspended between two trapezes on the brink of taking 'one gigantic step for mankind' 
Change is a very natural part of man's evolution, it is programmed into our DNA! But sometimes fear causes us to retreat, when we are meant to keep right on going. When I say then that 'Space is the final frontier', it is a space where we meet the unknown head-on and in complete trust. We recognise that we can change the world, by owning who we are and that the potential we have to change the world for the good. Space isn't just out there.  It isn't just the Solar System, or the Galaxies, or the Universes that spin within Universes, That same space is also an integral part of us all as individuals and so we too can fashion change for the good.  The Universe was fashioned out of Space, just as we were.  You could say the Universe is like a huge womb.  And this is where the magic begins.  Because just as the international space station is building bridges between nations, we too can work towards a bright new future by building our own  bridges, by acknowledging at this level we are all linked each with each other.  It doesn't matter where we live, it doesn't matter whether we are on the International Space Station or not, or whether we live in the farthest reaches of the Universe, or in the Outer Hebrides, we are all joined through the miracle that is space.  But it is the way we view the unknown space that makes all the difference.
In this world we don't know what's round the corner sometimes.  But knowing we are all connected   does have an impact doesn't it?  And it is the way we communicate with one another in and through that space which makes all the difference.  Which language are you going to allow to dominate you as we all take that giant step forward.  Are you going to move slowly, gingerly and fearfully, or are you going to step up to the mark and go boldly where no man has gone before - LOVINGLY.  For the international language we are all inching towards in spite of all the heart ache and sorrow is beyond words - unconditional love. This is the thread reaching out from deep space connecting all of us to each other. This is the thread that can create true and everlasting change for the good.

To boldly go where no-one has gone before, is to allow yourself to explore Space, not fearfully but lovingly and without judgement.  We are all one at this deep, deep level,. In this space we all speak one Universal language, and it is this Language which transcends all the words and languages,that causes endless divisions and conflict.  The Universal language to be found in the silence of deep space.is.UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and compassionate love. Now is the time to Live in the Light of Love, rather than the every present shadow of fear.

Gillian is available to give readings from her home in Hertfordshire
  1. message of comfort and support from loved ones on the other side of life
  2. soul readings
  3. angel tarot card readings with Spirit Communication
  4. she also runs a monthly Awareness group at Welwyn Garden City Spiritualist Church. Hertfordshire UK

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Light up your life with Spirit: Free Fall - life's a trapeze

Light up your life with Spirit: Free Fall - life's a trapeze: . Life's a bit like a trapeze isn't it? It's not so much the trapeze, more the bit in-between the two of them that'...

Free Fall - life's a trapeze


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Life's a bit like a trapeze isn't it? It's not so much the trapeze, more the bit in-between the two of them that's the problem and how we see that space!

There's hardly been a day, when life hasn't taken yet another sudden twist and sometimes very ugly turn! It feels like the world is in free fall, and no-one knows what's going to happen next. We seem to be suspended in between two trapezes!

As a small child, I used to love watching people swing between them.  How thrilling it was, especially the moment when the artiste lets go, turning and twisting into nothingness! You know the point where she's suspended in mid-air.

I remember my sharp intake of breath; we all gasped.. The suspense was quite something, almost like we were all hanging alongside her in mid-air. But do you know what? Some-how we never doubted the outcome! And it was always positive! We just knew she's reach out safely and connect with the second trapeze just at the right moment.

 I think that's an important lesson right now!

The world seems to be in that in-between state right at this moment! A lot of what we took for granted is being swept right out from under our feet. Where's the security?  It seems like there's nothing to hang onto as we go into free-fall.

Fear snaps at our heels and we can either give in to it, scurrying for cover, or we can face it head on trusting that, although this is scary stuff we can do it! We are all in this together.  Yes we are all very different people.  We all have our hopes and dreams.  In the final analysis we all want the same thing, we all want Peace and Harmony.  We all want to feel free enough to express ourselves, and to live in the light of love rather than overshadowed by fear walking on egg shells at the time. We all have something to contribute to the whole wide whole, not just one tiny frenzied faction of it.

As adults life has sometimes lost its magic: our glass seems very often half empty and very cloudy, rather than half full. So today I am going to make an effort to go back to that timeless space when even though our trapeze artist was poised between life and death, I never doubted she's come good in the end. I know I have the ability to come good!  I know we all have the ability to come good!

So yes the world is very much in an in-between two worlds, but it is the way we see  this time that's going to make all the difference. We are all full of infinite potential.  We all have the ability to come good, not by pretending its not happening but by addressing the problem.We can either propel ourselves into a much brighter future or scurry back to our bunkers for yet more of the same. 

Gillian is available for readings at her home please inbox for further information






Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Things grow in some very strange places

Things grow in some very strange places




Are you attuned to the dark side?
What's your default setting?

Are you attuned to the 'Dark Side'? Or are you attuned to the Dark Side? No you are not seeing double.  I really did type that sentence twice. So..  what's your default setting?  Default settings are very much taken for granted and yet there are two sides to every coin and two sides to every Dark Side.  It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, things are meant to fit together rather than exist in isolation and sometimes we just have to drive through the Dark Side to arrive at the promise of the Dark Side.

It is, of course, the way we see things that makes all the difference.  Everything remains a mystery unless we are willing to explore its potential.  There's darkness and yet again 'there is a darkness carrying a light all of its own.'

There's the darkness which castes dark fearsome shadows and is a bit like treacle to walk through.  It draws us off the beaten track and into unknown territory conjuring monsters up from behind every blind corner. Take that turning and shadows sit heavily on our shoulders dragging us down with a vengeance! And there's the darkness which leads us off the beaten track and into a bright new world of miracles and opportunity. Our step is much lighter here. This is a darkness which invites us to turn over the rich soil at our feet to discover a land full of treasure and adventure.

Everything is born out of the darkness and that includes us.  Next time you're out and about, notice how many beautiful flowers push themselves  through the tiniest crack in some unimaginable places into the light!  Its found its way through heavy, saturated soil inching slowly but surely towards the light.

Rainbow colours are waiting to unfold within you too, petal by petal.  But it is the darkness which holds the key, whether you see darkness as friend or foe, and which side of the beaten track you choose to step onto 

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” 
― Bram StokerDracula







Thursday, 2 June 2016

You, too, are a part of the natural world





The magic of each season sings through YOU
We are all a part of the natural world,
 rather than separate from it.



Our loved ones whisper words of encouragement and loving support from the other side of life.  They too are a part of the rich tapestry called life, even though now invisible to most eyes.

We are all a part of the natural world, rather than separate from it.  The magic of each season plays through us just as it still plays through our loved ones on the other side of life.  Each season sings its own song, and each song is part of a symphony or huge wave we call LIFE. We are not passive onlookers, but dancers surrendering to the beat.

We, too, like the flower kingdom grow from the tiniest of shoots into a riot of bold colour and then are moulded into delicious, succulent fruits by life itself. The fruits we bear, in our turn, contain seeds for generations yet to come.

Seeds are our connection to the future but are also rooted in the past.  They are fuelled by our loved ones, just as the seeds we leave behind will fuel generations to come.  Our ancestors remain our inspiration.  Our loved ones whisper encouragement and loving support urging us to keep on moving and to break free 





Friday, 27 May 2016

The day we fear the most...




'The day which we fear
as our last is
but the birthday of eternity'

Rumi

Medium Gillian Holland's take on eternal life 
and contact from the 'other side'.


Death is an ending as well as a bright new beginning.  As human beings, we are all programmed for change, and yet at the same time need to feel safe and secure. I think change is a much better word than death. The 'd' word sounds so final. Here today and gone tomorrow, as if we jump off a cliff into oblivion. Death just isn't like that, it's a process: a journey through which we embrace change, moving from one state into another. We can still communicate with each other, but not necessarily in the old tried and tested ways.

We only have to watch the world as it passes by our window.  It never stops completely..  People passing by; shopping, driving, nattering, living out their lives....and then there are the seasons.  Life is never static.  Things shift and change.They alter position.  Attitudes change, too. So do we. So do our loved ones as they make their transition into the Higher Life. But it doesn't mean they can't or won't try to reach out to us.

Of course the loss of a loved one is painful and heart breaking.  It takes a lot of coming to terms with. However, when we embrace death as change, we can stay open to the whispers from our loved ones calling out to us from the other side of life and who have just swapped one overcoat for another.

They call out to us in a number of different ways.  They call on the breeze, and through the happy, loving memories caste into our minds from nowhere, and very often in our deepest darkest moments. Their calling cards can be seen in the coincidences that aren't coincidences at all. They are felt as the tug at our heart strings or in our bellies, or as a sharp intake of breath when the world drops into a silence, which really isn't a silence, but a heart to heart communion from the rainbow bridge.

Our loved ones live on. We just need to be open enough to hear them. 

Allow your heart to stay open
to the magic that is eternity.
Nothing is ever lost
It just changes form

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Life is meant to be savoured not gobbled.





Life is meant to be SAVOURED

not gobbled!


Part Two of Medium Gillian Holland's blog on Resistance



Life's a bit like food. It's meant to be savoured, not gobbled down in one fell swoop! That causes horrible indigestion....and who enjoys indigestion?


As Julia Cameron says,
'If I slow down, Life is beautiful'! 


I love this time of the year, but as the days grow longer, I try to cram as much as possible into each day and very rarely get out into the garden where true magic lies. Our garden is a riot of beautiful, pinks, lavenders, whites, yellows and reds to name but a few. Our feathered friends get to enjoy it more than I do however!

Each year I promise myself I am going to get into the garden, not to dig, or to plant or even dead head, but just to sit to appreciate it all. Each year I make the same promise but get caught up in the same crazy hurly burly, and then it's too late. This year I actually did it!

The trick is not to do anything but just be outside in all that glorious fresh air and amazing colours; maybe listen to the breeze rippling gently through the trees. It is amazingly revitalising, clears the fog straight away and helps us all get things back into perspective.  

And when we slow down, the answers come as they did for me. Far from exhausted from all the exertion, I feel exhilarated, completely revitalised and inspired. These kind of creative solutions take us right out of ourselves providing the answers we've been searching for for ages.

The answer is not to whip yourself up into a frenzy, but to slow right down and to get out of your own way. The natural world is our ally. Creative solutions, fresh ideas and inspirations come from slowing down and letting go. They are wordless, at least to begin with tapping right into the mystery that is Life. ~And because they go beyond words they guide us to another evolutionary level all together offering original solutions, new way of being, rather than repeat the same old mistakes all over again.


Now here's the analogy to food once again. 



Life, just like food is meant to be savoured.

It is an absolutely beautiful world we live in,
but we need to slow down to appreciate all the magic it holds.

The natural world supports us,
It's beauty is breath-taking,
and truly inspirational.

We are 'spirit' having a human experience,
rather than human beings having a spiritual experience.

The same intelligence which creates us
also creates the natural world, 
so it makes sense to say it is on our side.


Out there, we are surrounded by the mystery that is creation.
Here, in the northern hemisphere life is
truly Springing back into action again:
Creation in all its glory.

So it's no mistake that if we just allow ourselves to spend
time in nature,
the answers we've been asking for
will be given .

Such answers that are truly creative
and therefore truly healing.

Trust that the answers you are looking for
will be given.
They are just waiting to unfold
alongside Nature in all its magnificence.

c Gillian Holland 2016







Thursday, 28 April 2016

Being yourself is being Magnificent

Loving yourself means REVEALING your True Self - not hiding it away!





What happens when you look in the mirror first thing and say to yourself,

'Good Morning! You're truly magnificent!'


For a start would you even dream of doing that in the first place?  That alone says something about your inner most feelings!
But, if you are anything like me I get straight into, 'Who me, magnificent,' as I reach for my specs. 'Yeah right? Who are you trying to kid?'

The insults I hurl at myself could be described as 'self-sabotage', and have nothing to do with 'Self Love.'  The mere fact that I don't even bother to take a look in the mirror, also speaks of self-sabotage. 

Why researching Self-Sabotage and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping) I came across this lovely YouTube edition on that subject with Brad Yates, who really impresses me and helps me when I get stuck. (oh boy do I get stuck)



Then I found this quotation from Australian Writer Bronnie Ware.

Magnificence is who you truly are.
Dare to be who you truly are!


I think these two things go together.  In fact I believe they are the opposites of the same coin, 

As human beings, we are destined to keep moving through changes in our lives, just as the natural world also does.  The part that is resistance and would rather stay safe and secure in the same old scenario is our Saboteur, whilst the part of us that knows who we really are and truly Light's up our Lives is SPIRIT AND TRULY MAGNIFICENT.  Our Saboteur is very crafty and very often is an undercover operator, so we don't always recognise what he's getting up to to start with.

Change is n't always easy; remember Growing Pains? Change may not be easy, but it is our destiny However if we trust SPIRIT then we are half way home.  However, we are all in danger of becoming fixed to a particular label and allowing it to define us, for instance Gillian the medium, or Gillian the writer or Gillian a woman of a certain age when we really are wired for change.  The vision we have of ourself in the moment is merely a snapshot in time, but certainly not  the whole picture, even though our Saboteur tries to tell us otherwise.

 We are all much more than a single snapshot in time, whether it's mother, writer, medium or elder, we are truly MAGNIFICENT. Our light shines brightly in the heavens.  It never dies, but is meant to  continue growing.

Magnificence is when you dare to keep 
the film rolling even when it seems the scariest thing in the world.
It is when you dare to go for your dreams in spite of 
the Self-Doubt your Saboteur keeps spilling into your mind.

The next few editions of this blog will be devoted to a closer look at Self-Sabotage and Magnificence 

As always I look forward to your comments on my blog.  Some people find it difficult to post so please email them to me if that's easier. Otherwise you need a gmail email address for that.

I am also available for readings at home, or via Skype, (although I am taking a few days off for early Spring Bank Holiday

Warm Wishes

Gillian

@ LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH SPIRIT


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

One small step for mankind

One small step for mankind



It was a real effort for me to get out of bed this morning, I would have much rather stayed tucked safely under the duvet on this cold, grey overcast morning than tackle my Pilates class. Of course it was worth it in the end, and I finished the session feeling so much more uplifted and ready to get on with the rest of the day.

Actually it wasn't a cold, dark morning, but it may as well have been, even though the early morning sky still carried a hint of a nearly full moon high in the sky and the most beautiful robin flew to the window to say hallo. Inside I was growling and grumping and quite incapable of seeing any further than that; at least not to start with.

Attitude makes all the difference though.  Sometimes the day starts grey, no matter what colour the sky is outside. But it's what you do with the grey that's important. I can get into the very bad habit of comparing my efforts to those of everyone else around me. And I always come off worse, at least in my mind's eye.  But consider astronaut Neil Armstrong..  You know, 'One giant step for mankind' and all that,' as he bounded around on the rarified lunar service all those years ago. We all celebrated with him. Then of course it's easy to get into false comparisons. My efforts just aren't good enough.  We've all been there haven't we?

But how can you compare the effort it takes to take just one small step here in the much heavier atmosphere of our planet to that giant step taken up on the moon?  You can't! How can you compare your own journey to anyone else's around you.  You just can't!

 That first small step you take first thing in the morning, and the way you take it can make all the difference. Each morning we are brought to a new threshold in life which is defined by the way we approach it.

We all have a choice to make, go back to bed or take our first step of many for that day out into the world.

Chinese Sage Confucius said

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

Begins with the First Step.......


.....and the one after that.....

and then

the one after that.........



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