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  • 23 Oct 2018
    "Comparison is the thief of joy."   Theodore Roosevelt Although many of us think of joy as an emotion it is not. It is actually a state of being and it is also who our True Self is. A lack of present joy, by the Law of Paradoxical Intent, actually pushes our Good (whatever we are working on manifesting) further into the future - just as trying to grab a beach ball on water at the beach results in it moving further and further away from reach. When we compare ourselves with others, we are playing into our own egos and robbing ourselves of joy. Comparing ourselves with others always plays to our ego - because it encourages us to see ourselves as "less than" or "better than" the other. Either way we suffer (an unattractive energy) and, also, as lightworkers know we are all ONE. The success or suffering of anyone is also the success or suffering of us all. In spiritual truth we are all One and in spiritual truth we are perfect. Don't give your power away to competing or comparing yourself to others. Always do your best, give your best and present your best to experience the best in your life. Let good enough be good enough for you. Striving for perfection only leads to disappointment. Giving your best in everything that you do is good for the Law of Attraction, because when we give our best we expect the best in return - and as you know - we always receive what we expect. That is why we say that if we wish to be our own best psychic we look at our expectations! Striving for perfections sends out an unattractive energy. I looked up the dictionary definition of striving and it says, "to exert oneself vigorously." To me, that is synonymous with struggle and assumes that whatever we are manifesting is going to be difficult and really hard to accomplish if at all possible. That is one of the reasons that I no longer strive for perfection (bucking the entire North American ethos) but rather continue to ask for the best from myself in everything that I do while simultaneously becoming more 'whole' which is also the goal of Jungian therapy. I substituted a quest for perfection with a quest for wholeness. As wholeness is also the goal of classical Hatha Yoga, and I am a Yoga teacher - I have found that letting go of the North American paradigm of comparison and competition is not only the Yoga path but is also consistent with the Law of Attraction as a major Law of the Universe. I think that many of us, if we are striving for perfection, can become paralyzed and then we do not take the risks that we are guided to take in order to manifest our dreams. To be successful at manifesting we are required to take both physical and emotional risks. I am not talking about life-threatening risks here. I am talking about the woman/man who opens her/his heart to love again after extreme disappointment. Or, the writer who continually risks rejection and the loss of time and money and energy in order to be published, or the business person who risks money and time to create something new that serves the public, or the artist who goes ahead with a showing risking humiliation and public disapproval of their work and vision. Playing it safe in life doesn't get you very far with regard to your dreams. In truth, it is we who are the blocks to manifesting our dreams, because almost all the blocks we face come from our own fears and we place these projections into the future when we constantly focus on what could happen. We usually meet our future worries upon our path. We Earth Angels are not very competitive because we want everyone to win and we want equal happiness for everyone. We know that life is meant to be a win-win condition. We see around us in the world that those who do not feel the same as lightworkers often descend into harsh energies and violence which can result from the full-on competitive energy. I like what Yoga teacher, Bryan Kest has to say about his style of teaching. "I come from a highly competitive background. That's why I teach what I teach. We're all so competitive. We love to compete, but competition hinders our practice. Then we get judgmental and critical about ourselves. I try to empower people to let them know that they are already perfect. Yoga teaches that you are already enlightened. You've just got to wake up and realize it. The goal of yoga is chit vrtti nirodhah - the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. It's quieting your mind down, not sticking your leg further behind your head. Let's use our bodies as tools to challenge our mind." Bryan's philosophy matches my own style of yoga teaching. The healthiest person is not usually the person who can go further into an asana (pose) but rather the person whose mind is so quiet that she can hear what her body is saying to her - because - the first step to healing is awareness. Of course, the goal and meaning of Yoga is union. Union of body, mind and spirit. Wholeness. It is not wise to compare ourselves to others. It steals our joy. Like snowflakes, our Creator fashioned each of us to be unique. By doing our very best every day in everything we do and letting go of old habits, patterns, and belief in struggle and suffering we allow everything into our life that is for our Highest Good, by employing the Law of Attraction rather than pressing with our minds and bodies to be someone we are not. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca          
    70 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "Comparison is the thief of joy."   Theodore Roosevelt Although many of us think of joy as an emotion it is not. It is actually a state of being and it is also who our True Self is. A lack of present joy, by the Law of Paradoxical Intent, actually pushes our Good (whatever we are working on manifesting) further into the future - just as trying to grab a beach ball on water at the beach results in it moving further and further away from reach. When we compare ourselves with others, we are playing into our own egos and robbing ourselves of joy. Comparing ourselves with others always plays to our ego - because it encourages us to see ourselves as "less than" or "better than" the other. Either way we suffer (an unattractive energy) and, also, as lightworkers know we are all ONE. The success or suffering of anyone is also the success or suffering of us all. In spiritual truth we are all One and in spiritual truth we are perfect. Don't give your power away to competing or comparing yourself to others. Always do your best, give your best and present your best to experience the best in your life. Let good enough be good enough for you. Striving for perfection only leads to disappointment. Giving your best in everything that you do is good for the Law of Attraction, because when we give our best we expect the best in return - and as you know - we always receive what we expect. That is why we say that if we wish to be our own best psychic we look at our expectations! Striving for perfections sends out an unattractive energy. I looked up the dictionary definition of striving and it says, "to exert oneself vigorously." To me, that is synonymous with struggle and assumes that whatever we are manifesting is going to be difficult and really hard to accomplish if at all possible. That is one of the reasons that I no longer strive for perfection (bucking the entire North American ethos) but rather continue to ask for the best from myself in everything that I do while simultaneously becoming more 'whole' which is also the goal of Jungian therapy. I substituted a quest for perfection with a quest for wholeness. As wholeness is also the goal of classical Hatha Yoga, and I am a Yoga teacher - I have found that letting go of the North American paradigm of comparison and competition is not only the Yoga path but is also consistent with the Law of Attraction as a major Law of the Universe. I think that many of us, if we are striving for perfection, can become paralyzed and then we do not take the risks that we are guided to take in order to manifest our dreams. To be successful at manifesting we are required to take both physical and emotional risks. I am not talking about life-threatening risks here. I am talking about the woman/man who opens her/his heart to love again after extreme disappointment. Or, the writer who continually risks rejection and the loss of time and money and energy in order to be published, or the business person who risks money and time to create something new that serves the public, or the artist who goes ahead with a showing risking humiliation and public disapproval of their work and vision. Playing it safe in life doesn't get you very far with regard to your dreams. In truth, it is we who are the blocks to manifesting our dreams, because almost all the blocks we face come from our own fears and we place these projections into the future when we constantly focus on what could happen. We usually meet our future worries upon our path. We Earth Angels are not very competitive because we want everyone to win and we want equal happiness for everyone. We know that life is meant to be a win-win condition. We see around us in the world that those who do not feel the same as lightworkers often descend into harsh energies and violence which can result from the full-on competitive energy. I like what Yoga teacher, Bryan Kest has to say about his style of teaching. "I come from a highly competitive background. That's why I teach what I teach. We're all so competitive. We love to compete, but competition hinders our practice. Then we get judgmental and critical about ourselves. I try to empower people to let them know that they are already perfect. Yoga teaches that you are already enlightened. You've just got to wake up and realize it. The goal of yoga is chit vrtti nirodhah - the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. It's quieting your mind down, not sticking your leg further behind your head. Let's use our bodies as tools to challenge our mind." Bryan's philosophy matches my own style of yoga teaching. The healthiest person is not usually the person who can go further into an asana (pose) but rather the person whose mind is so quiet that she can hear what her body is saying to her - because - the first step to healing is awareness. Of course, the goal and meaning of Yoga is union. Union of body, mind and spirit. Wholeness. It is not wise to compare ourselves to others. It steals our joy. Like snowflakes, our Creator fashioned each of us to be unique. By doing our very best every day in everything we do and letting go of old habits, patterns, and belief in struggle and suffering we allow everything into our life that is for our Highest Good, by employing the Law of Attraction rather than pressing with our minds and bodies to be someone we are not. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca          
    Oct 23, 2018 70
  • 17 Oct 2018
    "When attention is perfect, it creates order and clarity out of chaos and confusion." Dr. Deepak Chopra "A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The quality of our attention to our lives ultimately determines what we experience. The opposite of quality of attention is those times when we are on automatic pilot. Not living in the moment but rather behaving like a programmed robot. If our attention always remains on our human wholeness we are whole or holy; however, when we are multi-tasking (which some neuroscientists today say is actually humanly impossible - that we are only fooling ourselves) our attention is fragmented which means we are fragmented. Fragmented is not magical. Attention is magical and magnetic. When we stop playing roles and eschew our habitual behaviours we transcend 'ordinary reality' through the power of attention and the wizard within. The power of attention opens the doorway into uncertainty - which initially terrifies the ego - but where pure awareness resides. This is difficult for the ego-personality to accept; however, it is the portal into the wizard's world. "God made this world," Merlin said. "So it must be interesting enough to keep his attention. If you find things growing tired or stale or predictable, perhaps it is you who have lost the capacity to be interested." (The Way of the Wizard) The wizard within knows that everything we are certain of - when our attention and awareness is brought to it - reveals new qualities previously undiscovered. Certainty is loved by the ego which feels safest with boundaries. Attention and awareness can take us way beyond all boundaries and into the realm of the wizard. When I am in the realm of the wizard I experience that we are not limited by time or space. Our spirit is non-local and unlimited. Boundless. All the work that I do at Awakening Spirit comes from this place beyond time. It is from there that I receive messages from the Angels, ascended masters, and the various Light beings that are assisting us during our ascension. It takes attention and awareness to enter 'the zone.' I have recently joined Galaxy Psychic Fairs and have been on tour around Ontario performing Angel readings and healings. I am able to serve in this way because I have learned over many years how to enter the 'zone' using my attention and awareness. I deliver the Angels' messages to my clients while simultaneously teaching them how to rise above their ego-based fears and third- dimensional distractions. I also help them by identifying their guardian angels and the spirit guides around them that will help them if they are having difficulty regarding awareness and attention.  Sometimes it is our expectations that take us out of the zone of attention and awareness. Our expectations can be severely limiting. To find the magic we need to be able to move well beyond our intellectual mind which has been constructed from the thoughts and beliefs of others. If you meditate regularly (which I certainly recommend) then you know that there comes a point during meditation where you come to the threshold of expansion and move beyond it to the place where the intellectual mind is not capable of following. This is the zone of awareness and attention. As our capacity for awareness and attention expands (call in the Angels and ask for support with this) we become increasingly magnetic to our desires. Light & Love,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca    
    59 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "When attention is perfect, it creates order and clarity out of chaos and confusion." Dr. Deepak Chopra "A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The quality of our attention to our lives ultimately determines what we experience. The opposite of quality of attention is those times when we are on automatic pilot. Not living in the moment but rather behaving like a programmed robot. If our attention always remains on our human wholeness we are whole or holy; however, when we are multi-tasking (which some neuroscientists today say is actually humanly impossible - that we are only fooling ourselves) our attention is fragmented which means we are fragmented. Fragmented is not magical. Attention is magical and magnetic. When we stop playing roles and eschew our habitual behaviours we transcend 'ordinary reality' through the power of attention and the wizard within. The power of attention opens the doorway into uncertainty - which initially terrifies the ego - but where pure awareness resides. This is difficult for the ego-personality to accept; however, it is the portal into the wizard's world. "God made this world," Merlin said. "So it must be interesting enough to keep his attention. If you find things growing tired or stale or predictable, perhaps it is you who have lost the capacity to be interested." (The Way of the Wizard) The wizard within knows that everything we are certain of - when our attention and awareness is brought to it - reveals new qualities previously undiscovered. Certainty is loved by the ego which feels safest with boundaries. Attention and awareness can take us way beyond all boundaries and into the realm of the wizard. When I am in the realm of the wizard I experience that we are not limited by time or space. Our spirit is non-local and unlimited. Boundless. All the work that I do at Awakening Spirit comes from this place beyond time. It is from there that I receive messages from the Angels, ascended masters, and the various Light beings that are assisting us during our ascension. It takes attention and awareness to enter 'the zone.' I have recently joined Galaxy Psychic Fairs and have been on tour around Ontario performing Angel readings and healings. I am able to serve in this way because I have learned over many years how to enter the 'zone' using my attention and awareness. I deliver the Angels' messages to my clients while simultaneously teaching them how to rise above their ego-based fears and third- dimensional distractions. I also help them by identifying their guardian angels and the spirit guides around them that will help them if they are having difficulty regarding awareness and attention.  Sometimes it is our expectations that take us out of the zone of attention and awareness. Our expectations can be severely limiting. To find the magic we need to be able to move well beyond our intellectual mind which has been constructed from the thoughts and beliefs of others. If you meditate regularly (which I certainly recommend) then you know that there comes a point during meditation where you come to the threshold of expansion and move beyond it to the place where the intellectual mind is not capable of following. This is the zone of awareness and attention. As our capacity for awareness and attention expands (call in the Angels and ask for support with this) we become increasingly magnetic to our desires. Light & Love,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca    
    Oct 17, 2018 59
  • 09 Aug 2018
    "The present moment is where life can be found, and if you don't arrive there, you miss your appointment with life."   Thich Nhat Hanh The point of attraction is always the present moment. Because it is the only moment. When we are both grounded and energized in the NOW we can keep our appointment with life and manifest our dreams. Blocks in our abundance can be caused by places where our energy isn't flowing, such as in our physical body, emotions or our relationships with other people. Lightworkers going through difficult times often want to escape the harsh energies of earth. Therefore, it is important that we ground ourselves by imagining roots like those of a tree coming from our feet and firmly implanting themselves into the ground. Sit and maintain this visualization for as long as you need in order to feel grounded to the earth. Every morning when you wake up, plant your feet firmly on the ground and visualize your roots going deeply into the earth. This grounds and centers you making you feel more empowered. Smoky quartz is known to be great at helping you during your meditation to ground and center yourself and also aids in the elimination of fears and enhances your dream awareness. Fill yourself with vital energy. Eat energizing foods, read inspiring material, watch enlightening programming and spend lots of time in nature and with animals and doing the things you love. Keeping your energy high is important for manifestation. If our physical, mental and spiritual energies are not functioning at their optimum level, then our manifesting is less likely to work. If our mental energy is low, then we often lack ideas or motivation or perhaps both. If our physical energy is low, then we often lack the ability to put our ideas into practice and to manifest them; therefore, our dreams remain dreams. And, if our spiritual energy is low, we may manifest for selfish reasons in a spirit of aggressive competition - which is unlikely to work. However, if we are energized and in balance - we have a reservoir of fuel in our Dantien (Qi Gong's word for the body's creative energy storehouse) and we are able to manifest with ease. A number of years ago now I took a week-end retreat with the astounding Qi Gong Master, Robert Peng, the founder of Liquid Light Qi Gong. There was a small number of participants so we got great attention. Master Peng taught us that our physical energy is stored in the Dantien but is depleted by excess stress. He showed us that the Dantien is not only the body's energy store but it is also the body's center of gravity. A constantly revolving sphere it sits on top of the sacral chakra and acts as a kind of higher octave of that chakra to refine and stimulate creativity and new ideas. To be empowered and dynamic, this storehouse needs replenishing. This can be done in a number of ways - one of which is the practice of Qi Gong. High energy and staying grounded is part of the manifestation process that I learned from one of my teachers, Doreen Virtue, in California. Doreen also taught us that "trying too hard" is counter-productive. Whether we are manifesting our dreams or communicating with our Angels, we need to let go of the belief that it is "difficult" while also letting go of beliefs in struggle and suffering. We trust, believe, and let go. Easy does it! In order to keep your mental energy high, your mind needs to be active. Active, yet not overactive. Because, if you are too busy to hear your inner guidance, then you are self-sabotaging your manifesting, whether you are conscious of this or not. In order to manifest we must also take care to avoid depression while simultaneously remembering that some form of action, however small(a phone call, email, telepathic communication supporting someone etc.) needs to be taken as and when guided and appropriate. We often waste our mental energy through worry, guilt and other low energies. Hand these to your Angels so they can take them to the Light for purification and transmutation. Substitute prayer and meditation. We can keep our energy high with carnelian. This stone can banish emotional negativity. The ancient Egyptians used it to energize themselves. Also, other people's jealousy can block our progress and so carnelian releases this. A great way to keep your energy high is to sing and dance. The Angels often advise my clients who say they feel sluggish to do this. This keeps our energies high while also opening our psychic senses. No matter what you are manifesting, remember that a dispassionate detachment from the outcome is a gift that you give to yourself. Emotional involvement is definitely necessary for manifestation; however, emotional investment in the outcome is a block. That is one of the reasons why letting go is so important. Remember too, that when you send forth your desires into the universe you add the phrase, "this, or something better manifests for me NOW." The ingenuity of Heaven can devise a plan that is beyond the scope of human imagination! Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca          
    39 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "The present moment is where life can be found, and if you don't arrive there, you miss your appointment with life."   Thich Nhat Hanh The point of attraction is always the present moment. Because it is the only moment. When we are both grounded and energized in the NOW we can keep our appointment with life and manifest our dreams. Blocks in our abundance can be caused by places where our energy isn't flowing, such as in our physical body, emotions or our relationships with other people. Lightworkers going through difficult times often want to escape the harsh energies of earth. Therefore, it is important that we ground ourselves by imagining roots like those of a tree coming from our feet and firmly implanting themselves into the ground. Sit and maintain this visualization for as long as you need in order to feel grounded to the earth. Every morning when you wake up, plant your feet firmly on the ground and visualize your roots going deeply into the earth. This grounds and centers you making you feel more empowered. Smoky quartz is known to be great at helping you during your meditation to ground and center yourself and also aids in the elimination of fears and enhances your dream awareness. Fill yourself with vital energy. Eat energizing foods, read inspiring material, watch enlightening programming and spend lots of time in nature and with animals and doing the things you love. Keeping your energy high is important for manifestation. If our physical, mental and spiritual energies are not functioning at their optimum level, then our manifesting is less likely to work. If our mental energy is low, then we often lack ideas or motivation or perhaps both. If our physical energy is low, then we often lack the ability to put our ideas into practice and to manifest them; therefore, our dreams remain dreams. And, if our spiritual energy is low, we may manifest for selfish reasons in a spirit of aggressive competition - which is unlikely to work. However, if we are energized and in balance - we have a reservoir of fuel in our Dantien (Qi Gong's word for the body's creative energy storehouse) and we are able to manifest with ease. A number of years ago now I took a week-end retreat with the astounding Qi Gong Master, Robert Peng, the founder of Liquid Light Qi Gong. There was a small number of participants so we got great attention. Master Peng taught us that our physical energy is stored in the Dantien but is depleted by excess stress. He showed us that the Dantien is not only the body's energy store but it is also the body's center of gravity. A constantly revolving sphere it sits on top of the sacral chakra and acts as a kind of higher octave of that chakra to refine and stimulate creativity and new ideas. To be empowered and dynamic, this storehouse needs replenishing. This can be done in a number of ways - one of which is the practice of Qi Gong. High energy and staying grounded is part of the manifestation process that I learned from one of my teachers, Doreen Virtue, in California. Doreen also taught us that "trying too hard" is counter-productive. Whether we are manifesting our dreams or communicating with our Angels, we need to let go of the belief that it is "difficult" while also letting go of beliefs in struggle and suffering. We trust, believe, and let go. Easy does it! In order to keep your mental energy high, your mind needs to be active. Active, yet not overactive. Because, if you are too busy to hear your inner guidance, then you are self-sabotaging your manifesting, whether you are conscious of this or not. In order to manifest we must also take care to avoid depression while simultaneously remembering that some form of action, however small(a phone call, email, telepathic communication supporting someone etc.) needs to be taken as and when guided and appropriate. We often waste our mental energy through worry, guilt and other low energies. Hand these to your Angels so they can take them to the Light for purification and transmutation. Substitute prayer and meditation. We can keep our energy high with carnelian. This stone can banish emotional negativity. The ancient Egyptians used it to energize themselves. Also, other people's jealousy can block our progress and so carnelian releases this. A great way to keep your energy high is to sing and dance. The Angels often advise my clients who say they feel sluggish to do this. This keeps our energies high while also opening our psychic senses. No matter what you are manifesting, remember that a dispassionate detachment from the outcome is a gift that you give to yourself. Emotional involvement is definitely necessary for manifestation; however, emotional investment in the outcome is a block. That is one of the reasons why letting go is so important. Remember too, that when you send forth your desires into the universe you add the phrase, "this, or something better manifests for me NOW." The ingenuity of Heaven can devise a plan that is beyond the scope of human imagination! Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca          
    Aug 09, 2018 39
  • 01 Aug 2018
    "People don't change much, and you certainly can't be the one to change them. There is an old saying, a leopard doesn't change its spots. What this means is that people basically continue to have the same sort of behavior patterns and personalities throughout their lives. And yet Earth Angels are constantly surprised and disappointed by this." Dr. Doreen Virtue Having good boundaries makes you magnetic. People find you interesting and do not take you for granted as well as finding you fun to be with. I learned this in California while training as an Angel Therapist(R) with Dr. Doreen Virtue who is an amazing metaphysical teacher with strong boundaries. We earth angels sometimes find that we need to develop boundaries in order to respect ourselves. Strong personal boundaries is part of taking care of ourselves. How can we take care of others if we don't take care of ourselves? Each one of us is unique and therefore has something unique to offer and although we are all connected to each other and to the energies of life, we need to hold on to our individuality and to protect our own personal energy fields. The most effective way to protect ourselves is to be completely clear - to ourselves and others around us - regarding our own individual essence, our unique identity. To establish strong boundaries we need to spend quiet time listening to our intuition because it will tell us what is right for us. This involves 'opening up' to our own feelings and senses. We need to practice sensing the difference between truth and self-deception. We do this by carefully observing how our body reacts whenever we make a decision. Soon, we know immediately when we have made the right choice for ourselves. The body never lies. Your own body is the best barometer of your own  truth. If you have a disease (dis-ease)your body is trying to communicate to you something that you have not acknowledged on the emotional, mental or spiritual level and your body is now signaling that it is time to dis-cover your truth. A choice that is right for you (you, not others) will make you feel strong and a choice that is wrong for you, or not completely right, will  make you feel weak or will generate other signs of what we often call "nerves." We need to open up our throat chakras and give voice to our thoughts and feelings very clearly and assertively - this does not mean being overbearing or  narrow-minded or dogmatic. We need to follow our own daily intuition to establish our own identity. Doing this creates etheric boundaries for all our bodies - our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. A highly effective barrier is then created between our own energy field and the energies of other people and the environment. Many of us earth angels grew up believing that 'rescuing' is a normal part of all relationships. Being so empathetic (feeling everyone's emotions) we often have difficulty sorting out our own emotions from those of others around us. Because we feel the pain of others and also have a desire to help everyone become happy - we are natural 'rescuers.' This is fine in the workplace if we are a paramedic, fire-fighter or such; however, when we jump in and 'rescue' someone who is capable of rescuing himself/herself then we are enabling which means we are taking away from that person their opportunity to learn, grow and evolve. If 'rescuing' is part of our job description, as it is for certain professionals and first-responders then we earth angels get to help strangers, which we love to do. However, we earth angels do need to maintain strong boundaries in order that we do not continue to rescue what Doreen calls "professional victims." Doreen always recommends that when we feel the compulsion to rescue someone that we pray for Divine guidance first. "Professional victims have endless drama and bottom-less pit needs that can never be filled. They're ungrateful for the help they get, and in fact they criticize it." (Assertiveness For Earth Angels) When we do not establish strong boundaries in our relationships they become very unbalanced. We can also become confused, frustrated, and drained by people who take advantage of our sweet earth angel natures. Remember however not to swing to the opposite pole because there is a big difference between assertive and aggressive. Doreen defines assertiveness for us: "Assertiveness means that you're aware  of your feelings and opinions and that you state them to others in a way that respects other people's rights. An assertive person is kind, peaceful, and gentle yet never apologizes for his or her feelings, because feelings are to be honoured and respected." Having strong boundaries means we can express ourselves with confidence rather than resorting to any passive, aggressive or manipulative behavior which is very un-magnetic to our positive dreams and very magnetic to harsh and toxic energies. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca
    78 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "People don't change much, and you certainly can't be the one to change them. There is an old saying, a leopard doesn't change its spots. What this means is that people basically continue to have the same sort of behavior patterns and personalities throughout their lives. And yet Earth Angels are constantly surprised and disappointed by this." Dr. Doreen Virtue Having good boundaries makes you magnetic. People find you interesting and do not take you for granted as well as finding you fun to be with. I learned this in California while training as an Angel Therapist(R) with Dr. Doreen Virtue who is an amazing metaphysical teacher with strong boundaries. We earth angels sometimes find that we need to develop boundaries in order to respect ourselves. Strong personal boundaries is part of taking care of ourselves. How can we take care of others if we don't take care of ourselves? Each one of us is unique and therefore has something unique to offer and although we are all connected to each other and to the energies of life, we need to hold on to our individuality and to protect our own personal energy fields. The most effective way to protect ourselves is to be completely clear - to ourselves and others around us - regarding our own individual essence, our unique identity. To establish strong boundaries we need to spend quiet time listening to our intuition because it will tell us what is right for us. This involves 'opening up' to our own feelings and senses. We need to practice sensing the difference between truth and self-deception. We do this by carefully observing how our body reacts whenever we make a decision. Soon, we know immediately when we have made the right choice for ourselves. The body never lies. Your own body is the best barometer of your own  truth. If you have a disease (dis-ease)your body is trying to communicate to you something that you have not acknowledged on the emotional, mental or spiritual level and your body is now signaling that it is time to dis-cover your truth. A choice that is right for you (you, not others) will make you feel strong and a choice that is wrong for you, or not completely right, will  make you feel weak or will generate other signs of what we often call "nerves." We need to open up our throat chakras and give voice to our thoughts and feelings very clearly and assertively - this does not mean being overbearing or  narrow-minded or dogmatic. We need to follow our own daily intuition to establish our own identity. Doing this creates etheric boundaries for all our bodies - our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. A highly effective barrier is then created between our own energy field and the energies of other people and the environment. Many of us earth angels grew up believing that 'rescuing' is a normal part of all relationships. Being so empathetic (feeling everyone's emotions) we often have difficulty sorting out our own emotions from those of others around us. Because we feel the pain of others and also have a desire to help everyone become happy - we are natural 'rescuers.' This is fine in the workplace if we are a paramedic, fire-fighter or such; however, when we jump in and 'rescue' someone who is capable of rescuing himself/herself then we are enabling which means we are taking away from that person their opportunity to learn, grow and evolve. If 'rescuing' is part of our job description, as it is for certain professionals and first-responders then we earth angels get to help strangers, which we love to do. However, we earth angels do need to maintain strong boundaries in order that we do not continue to rescue what Doreen calls "professional victims." Doreen always recommends that when we feel the compulsion to rescue someone that we pray for Divine guidance first. "Professional victims have endless drama and bottom-less pit needs that can never be filled. They're ungrateful for the help they get, and in fact they criticize it." (Assertiveness For Earth Angels) When we do not establish strong boundaries in our relationships they become very unbalanced. We can also become confused, frustrated, and drained by people who take advantage of our sweet earth angel natures. Remember however not to swing to the opposite pole because there is a big difference between assertive and aggressive. Doreen defines assertiveness for us: "Assertiveness means that you're aware  of your feelings and opinions and that you state them to others in a way that respects other people's rights. An assertive person is kind, peaceful, and gentle yet never apologizes for his or her feelings, because feelings are to be honoured and respected." Having strong boundaries means we can express ourselves with confidence rather than resorting to any passive, aggressive or manipulative behavior which is very un-magnetic to our positive dreams and very magnetic to harsh and toxic energies. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca
    Aug 01, 2018 78
  • 23 Jul 2018
    "Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination."   Immanuel Kant "There is a natural law of abundance which pervades the entire universe, but it will not flow through a doorway of belief in lack and limitation."   Paul Zaiter Do you believe in lack and limitation? Many people do. This belief needs to be healed in order to create your best life. Do you believe that you cannot be happy until you have a partner? money? a degree? a pet? perfect health? career? a car? a house? a child? a published book? an award? etc. If you believe that you cannot be happy until________________ then you are giving your power away. Happiness is a decision we make. That is what Archangel Michael told me and I believe in Archangel Michael. I see and work with Archangel Michael on a daily basis at Awakening Spirit - so- I decided to be happy. What simple shift in belief could you make today that would result in you catapulting yourself beyond the paradigm of false limits? We have the science now to know that everything from the DNA of our physical bodies to the success of our relationships and the peace we experience is based in what we believe. If you wish to experience a different reality - you need to change your beliefs because your beliefs brought you the current reality that you are experiencing. To change your beliefs you must dis-cover the beliefs you currently hold. This requires total honesty with yourself. Do you really want to know your truth? Jesus told us that the truth shall set us free! You must believe that what you desire is possible and that it is possible for you! The universe is filled with infinite potential and limitless possibilities, but your beliefs narrow down what is possible for you and thereby limit your reality. You will receive what you believe. My daughter, a Millenial, is an amazing manifester. Just out of her teens, over a decade ago, she read Greg Braden's book The Isaiah Effect and began to practice what she learned immediately to great effect. She told me she learned that it was just not enough to do affirmations and visualizations mechanically, without feeling. She said that previously, she had been doing her visualizations without really feeling it. She learned to hold a clear vision of what she desired and to use all her senses and to imagine it so strongly that she could feel it, smell it, taste it, hear it and see it. The body does not know the difference between imagination and reality, which is why we salivate when we imagine eating a lemon. Really make it real in your mind and you will make it a reality in your life. Feel the joy, passion, and excitement of living that reality NOW in every cell of your body. Work with the quantum field consciously and create your best life. If you wish to go beyond old limitations then you must adopt new beliefs about what is possible for you - so - you do need to discover what your true beliefs currently are. Not what you wish you believed, but what you actually believe. Jesus and other ascended masters such as Buddha told us that we too can do what appeared to be supernatural feats. "He who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things shall he do..." Bringing forth a miracle is not about making it happen but about believing it already has happened and feeling the gratitude, joy and appreciation. It is not about seeing is believing but about believing is seeing! If you wish to discover your true beliefs that you currently hold then look at the world around you. Your beliefs are reflected in your relationships, career, abundance and health. Assume the feeling of your wishes fulfilled NOW. We have been raised to strive and to struggle. Let go of all belief in struggle and striving and create a new world within where you thrive. Believe it and you will see it within Divine Order. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca    
    72 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination."   Immanuel Kant "There is a natural law of abundance which pervades the entire universe, but it will not flow through a doorway of belief in lack and limitation."   Paul Zaiter Do you believe in lack and limitation? Many people do. This belief needs to be healed in order to create your best life. Do you believe that you cannot be happy until you have a partner? money? a degree? a pet? perfect health? career? a car? a house? a child? a published book? an award? etc. If you believe that you cannot be happy until________________ then you are giving your power away. Happiness is a decision we make. That is what Archangel Michael told me and I believe in Archangel Michael. I see and work with Archangel Michael on a daily basis at Awakening Spirit - so- I decided to be happy. What simple shift in belief could you make today that would result in you catapulting yourself beyond the paradigm of false limits? We have the science now to know that everything from the DNA of our physical bodies to the success of our relationships and the peace we experience is based in what we believe. If you wish to experience a different reality - you need to change your beliefs because your beliefs brought you the current reality that you are experiencing. To change your beliefs you must dis-cover the beliefs you currently hold. This requires total honesty with yourself. Do you really want to know your truth? Jesus told us that the truth shall set us free! You must believe that what you desire is possible and that it is possible for you! The universe is filled with infinite potential and limitless possibilities, but your beliefs narrow down what is possible for you and thereby limit your reality. You will receive what you believe. My daughter, a Millenial, is an amazing manifester. Just out of her teens, over a decade ago, she read Greg Braden's book The Isaiah Effect and began to practice what she learned immediately to great effect. She told me she learned that it was just not enough to do affirmations and visualizations mechanically, without feeling. She said that previously, she had been doing her visualizations without really feeling it. She learned to hold a clear vision of what she desired and to use all her senses and to imagine it so strongly that she could feel it, smell it, taste it, hear it and see it. The body does not know the difference between imagination and reality, which is why we salivate when we imagine eating a lemon. Really make it real in your mind and you will make it a reality in your life. Feel the joy, passion, and excitement of living that reality NOW in every cell of your body. Work with the quantum field consciously and create your best life. If you wish to go beyond old limitations then you must adopt new beliefs about what is possible for you - so - you do need to discover what your true beliefs currently are. Not what you wish you believed, but what you actually believe. Jesus and other ascended masters such as Buddha told us that we too can do what appeared to be supernatural feats. "He who believes in me shall do the works which I do; and even greater than these things shall he do..." Bringing forth a miracle is not about making it happen but about believing it already has happened and feeling the gratitude, joy and appreciation. It is not about seeing is believing but about believing is seeing! If you wish to discover your true beliefs that you currently hold then look at the world around you. Your beliefs are reflected in your relationships, career, abundance and health. Assume the feeling of your wishes fulfilled NOW. We have been raised to strive and to struggle. Let go of all belief in struggle and striving and create a new world within where you thrive. Believe it and you will see it within Divine Order. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca    
    Jul 23, 2018 72
  • 14 Jul 2018
    "Your universe is a mirror of self-reflection whose purpose is to give you the experience not only of who you believe yourself to be, but also ultimately the essence of who and what you truly are."   Howard Falco Always be honest. You cannot lie to yourself and you can't continue to live a lie in an attempt to please others. Be true to yourself and speak your truth and express your truth, but speak carefully because what is said cannot be unsaid. Come from the heart of love for yourself and others - let love and joy be your truth, and let your truth bring love and joy. Integrity makes you whole. In order to manifest what you want, you must know what you want. Do not choose by default based on eliminating what you don't want. You wouldn't place an order in a restaurant by stating all that you don't want. Get clear about who you are and what you want for your life. In any moment of experience your resistance to the truth about 'what is' in the present moment is the source of the charged energy within you. Your ego trys to keep any new undesired information from you because if you take on in that moment a new idea about yourself - an old idea about yourself must die. Nevertheless, many of us are unwilling to let go of an idea we have of ourselves even if our denial of a 'new' reality causes us physical or mental pain. "If you are protecting yourself from the truth on any issue in your life, in essence you are choosing to stay in disharmony with reality. This is exactly what keeps your desired reality out of the present moment and in the concept of time called "the future." Time becomes a factor in relation to creating your dreams based on how much you deny or stay ignorant of what conditions need to be in place and exactly where you are in relation to the creation of those conditions.  Time begins to dissolve the more you ask the right questions, allow the answers in, and then take the action that aligns with the answers. And lastly, this all needs to be done without the expectation of a certain outcome. There is nothing "wrong" with intending an outcome but the most powerful creators know better than to expect certainty in a universe where anything is possible. The rest they leave to the great power of faith." (I am, by Howard Falco) Be honest with yourself and true to yourself in all of your activities and actions. Be willing to release to God and the angels anything in your life that isn't working and that does not mirror your highest intentions for yourself. Expect miracles when you decide to be 'true to you.' Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca 
    70 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "Your universe is a mirror of self-reflection whose purpose is to give you the experience not only of who you believe yourself to be, but also ultimately the essence of who and what you truly are."   Howard Falco Always be honest. You cannot lie to yourself and you can't continue to live a lie in an attempt to please others. Be true to yourself and speak your truth and express your truth, but speak carefully because what is said cannot be unsaid. Come from the heart of love for yourself and others - let love and joy be your truth, and let your truth bring love and joy. Integrity makes you whole. In order to manifest what you want, you must know what you want. Do not choose by default based on eliminating what you don't want. You wouldn't place an order in a restaurant by stating all that you don't want. Get clear about who you are and what you want for your life. In any moment of experience your resistance to the truth about 'what is' in the present moment is the source of the charged energy within you. Your ego trys to keep any new undesired information from you because if you take on in that moment a new idea about yourself - an old idea about yourself must die. Nevertheless, many of us are unwilling to let go of an idea we have of ourselves even if our denial of a 'new' reality causes us physical or mental pain. "If you are protecting yourself from the truth on any issue in your life, in essence you are choosing to stay in disharmony with reality. This is exactly what keeps your desired reality out of the present moment and in the concept of time called "the future." Time becomes a factor in relation to creating your dreams based on how much you deny or stay ignorant of what conditions need to be in place and exactly where you are in relation to the creation of those conditions.  Time begins to dissolve the more you ask the right questions, allow the answers in, and then take the action that aligns with the answers. And lastly, this all needs to be done without the expectation of a certain outcome. There is nothing "wrong" with intending an outcome but the most powerful creators know better than to expect certainty in a universe where anything is possible. The rest they leave to the great power of faith." (I am, by Howard Falco) Be honest with yourself and true to yourself in all of your activities and actions. Be willing to release to God and the angels anything in your life that isn't working and that does not mirror your highest intentions for yourself. Expect miracles when you decide to be 'true to you.' Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca 
    Jul 14, 2018 70
  • 02 Jul 2018
    "One of the things that I learned while I was negotiating was that until I changed myself I could not change others."   Nelson Mandela Ongoing negative thoughts and emotions bring you down and lower your frequency, then attract everything that is on lower frequencies which can spiral downward into depression and despair. Nothing good can come when you feel so bad, because once you are in a state of depression, everything feels bad even if it is good. This is because depression is a state of being, not an emotion, and once you are in that state, you have to alter the frequency of your thoughts and emotions in order to alter your state of experience. Negativity drains energy and life force - you must weed out negative thoughts and emotions diligently, with peace not judgment. You cannot fight negativity with negativity or you will feed it and make it worse, you must simply be patient, kind, and loving and love yourself better. Anger is repulsive. Your emotions are part of your guidance system. If it doesn't feel right, it usually isn't right for you. Don't over-ride or ignore your feelings because they are a powerful way for your intuition to communicate with you. Trust yourself to know what is true for you, and listen to yourself before you listen to others. Happy people do not merely react to life. They consciously choose thoughts and behaviours that create more peace and value for themselves and therefore for others. When we have identified our patterns of reaction we begin to create our destiny by design rather than by default. Investigate your emotions. If you notice an uncomfortable or negative feeling - you'll find that the source of this is in what you are thinking. So, if you are nervous, then ask yourself what you might be afraid of. And, if you are depressed, be a detective and attempt to dis-cover what you are dreading or what you might be feeling hopeless about. Dig deeply for the thoughts that could be fuelling your negative feelings and it is always a good idea to write them down in your journal. Are you feeling positive in this moment? If you are not, then write down in your journal your specific fears, your negative assumptions and judgments that are holding you hostage. Then - consider the positive thoughts and actions that are equally available to you and ask yourself, why not take the positive road instead? If you are considering some changes, why not vow to yourself to try to become more conscious of your behaviours? Are you still engaging in choices that disempower or dishonour you? I suggest you answer this in your journal. If you are engaging in any disempowering choices, remind yourself that you can release these habits (ask your Angels for help) and make a higher choice. This does not require perfection, but rather the intention to increase your awareness. Sandra Anne Taylor, author of  Quantum Success, has a wonderful affirmation for you: "Every day I consciously create my reality by choosing the kind of energy and emotions I want to live with." Remember that your measurement of value, as a light worker/light activator, is in the good that you create and the difference that you are able to make in society or in people's lives. A few years ago I watched a really interesting programme about adventure and possibility. Survival teacher, Bear Grylls, (who climbed Everest at the age of 23) took then President Obama to the edge of a glacier to discuss climate change. During Bear's interview with Obama he asked the president what he was teaching his daughters. Obama said that he was teaching them the two things that he felt were most important which are "to be kind and useful." For lightworkers, making a meaningful contribution to society and helping others to create a better life for themselves is one of our greatest rewards and we often take jobs that are not necessarily high paying (although they may be!) but they allow us the opportunity to be involved in community service and to receive nonfinancial rewards that might be even greater than the financial rewards in other fields. However, do not take this to mean that poverty and spirituality need go hand-in-hand, but rather, that the energy that you put out comes back to you in a variety of ways that are rewards sometimes much greater than money - because when you make a meaningful contribution to your world around you - it allows your own spiritual growth to increase, opens your heart further, and increases your compassion for yourself and others. One of the tips that I can give you - and I learned this the hard way - is to offer your work only to those who value it. My spirit guides confirm this. Part of your spiritual journey is to value your work, time and energy. If you don't value all these things, neither will those who can potentially benefit from your talents and gifts. This serves no one. Do you need some assistance releasing negativity? Most of us do. We tend to 'hold on' to things when most often what we need to do is to 'let go.' There are a myriad of ways to release drama and negativity. You do not need to hold onto that which is draining your life force and blocking your manifestations. Spiritual teachers such as myself help our clients to let go of the negativity that is bringing us down into lower frequencies. You can also work with the Angels to cancel out all effects of fear in all directions of time. Or, you could read one of Doreen Virtue's books specifically on this topic. I went out to California in 2006 and trained with Doreen and became a certified Angel Therapist(R). Her book called Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle is overflowing with ideas and information that can help you to break free of all drama and negativity. Doreen tells us that many years ago now she was approached by three different television stations about appearing with her family in a "Reality Show" of her life. She chose one and when they began filming the producers told her it was "boring" because she and her family were so peaceful. The producers asked her and her family to "fake fights and drama for the cameras." Being a woman of integrity, naturally, Doreen refused. The show was never created. Doreen teaches us that some of us mistake boredom with peace. Especially when we experience peace for the first time in our lives! Negativity comes in many, many forms. It can come in a quick moment of self-judgment or it can come in the form of expectations of catastrophic disaster. Clearly, this is not the energy we desire in our lives. However, we must attempt not to blame ourselves for worrying as this form of reaction only adds negation to negation and worsens all problems. A positive and helpful response is to simply notice whenever your mind is heading in an anxious direction and then gently release any assumptions of fear and doubt (I hand them to the Angels to take to the Light). Open up to the possibility of a more relaxing, beautiful outcome. The choice to let go of negative assumptions is a very important life-changing decision. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca 
    67 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "One of the things that I learned while I was negotiating was that until I changed myself I could not change others."   Nelson Mandela Ongoing negative thoughts and emotions bring you down and lower your frequency, then attract everything that is on lower frequencies which can spiral downward into depression and despair. Nothing good can come when you feel so bad, because once you are in a state of depression, everything feels bad even if it is good. This is because depression is a state of being, not an emotion, and once you are in that state, you have to alter the frequency of your thoughts and emotions in order to alter your state of experience. Negativity drains energy and life force - you must weed out negative thoughts and emotions diligently, with peace not judgment. You cannot fight negativity with negativity or you will feed it and make it worse, you must simply be patient, kind, and loving and love yourself better. Anger is repulsive. Your emotions are part of your guidance system. If it doesn't feel right, it usually isn't right for you. Don't over-ride or ignore your feelings because they are a powerful way for your intuition to communicate with you. Trust yourself to know what is true for you, and listen to yourself before you listen to others. Happy people do not merely react to life. They consciously choose thoughts and behaviours that create more peace and value for themselves and therefore for others. When we have identified our patterns of reaction we begin to create our destiny by design rather than by default. Investigate your emotions. If you notice an uncomfortable or negative feeling - you'll find that the source of this is in what you are thinking. So, if you are nervous, then ask yourself what you might be afraid of. And, if you are depressed, be a detective and attempt to dis-cover what you are dreading or what you might be feeling hopeless about. Dig deeply for the thoughts that could be fuelling your negative feelings and it is always a good idea to write them down in your journal. Are you feeling positive in this moment? If you are not, then write down in your journal your specific fears, your negative assumptions and judgments that are holding you hostage. Then - consider the positive thoughts and actions that are equally available to you and ask yourself, why not take the positive road instead? If you are considering some changes, why not vow to yourself to try to become more conscious of your behaviours? Are you still engaging in choices that disempower or dishonour you? I suggest you answer this in your journal. If you are engaging in any disempowering choices, remind yourself that you can release these habits (ask your Angels for help) and make a higher choice. This does not require perfection, but rather the intention to increase your awareness. Sandra Anne Taylor, author of  Quantum Success, has a wonderful affirmation for you: "Every day I consciously create my reality by choosing the kind of energy and emotions I want to live with." Remember that your measurement of value, as a light worker/light activator, is in the good that you create and the difference that you are able to make in society or in people's lives. A few years ago I watched a really interesting programme about adventure and possibility. Survival teacher, Bear Grylls, (who climbed Everest at the age of 23) took then President Obama to the edge of a glacier to discuss climate change. During Bear's interview with Obama he asked the president what he was teaching his daughters. Obama said that he was teaching them the two things that he felt were most important which are "to be kind and useful." For lightworkers, making a meaningful contribution to society and helping others to create a better life for themselves is one of our greatest rewards and we often take jobs that are not necessarily high paying (although they may be!) but they allow us the opportunity to be involved in community service and to receive nonfinancial rewards that might be even greater than the financial rewards in other fields. However, do not take this to mean that poverty and spirituality need go hand-in-hand, but rather, that the energy that you put out comes back to you in a variety of ways that are rewards sometimes much greater than money - because when you make a meaningful contribution to your world around you - it allows your own spiritual growth to increase, opens your heart further, and increases your compassion for yourself and others. One of the tips that I can give you - and I learned this the hard way - is to offer your work only to those who value it. My spirit guides confirm this. Part of your spiritual journey is to value your work, time and energy. If you don't value all these things, neither will those who can potentially benefit from your talents and gifts. This serves no one. Do you need some assistance releasing negativity? Most of us do. We tend to 'hold on' to things when most often what we need to do is to 'let go.' There are a myriad of ways to release drama and negativity. You do not need to hold onto that which is draining your life force and blocking your manifestations. Spiritual teachers such as myself help our clients to let go of the negativity that is bringing us down into lower frequencies. You can also work with the Angels to cancel out all effects of fear in all directions of time. Or, you could read one of Doreen Virtue's books specifically on this topic. I went out to California in 2006 and trained with Doreen and became a certified Angel Therapist(R). Her book called Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle is overflowing with ideas and information that can help you to break free of all drama and negativity. Doreen tells us that many years ago now she was approached by three different television stations about appearing with her family in a "Reality Show" of her life. She chose one and when they began filming the producers told her it was "boring" because she and her family were so peaceful. The producers asked her and her family to "fake fights and drama for the cameras." Being a woman of integrity, naturally, Doreen refused. The show was never created. Doreen teaches us that some of us mistake boredom with peace. Especially when we experience peace for the first time in our lives! Negativity comes in many, many forms. It can come in a quick moment of self-judgment or it can come in the form of expectations of catastrophic disaster. Clearly, this is not the energy we desire in our lives. However, we must attempt not to blame ourselves for worrying as this form of reaction only adds negation to negation and worsens all problems. A positive and helpful response is to simply notice whenever your mind is heading in an anxious direction and then gently release any assumptions of fear and doubt (I hand them to the Angels to take to the Light). Open up to the possibility of a more relaxing, beautiful outcome. The choice to let go of negative assumptions is a very important life-changing decision. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca 
    Jul 02, 2018 67
  • 19 Jun 2018
    "To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."   Hugh Prather   As a light activator and a spiritual warrior, I am always concerned with 'right action'. Right action is always its own reward. Right action is not always self-evident for the ego-personality, so I always ascend into my Higher Self to ascertain right action. I am sure you do too. It almost always requires discipline to do this. Discipline is part of the skill set required to increase the probability that our good intentions translate into the outcomes we seek. The commitment to learning and practice. The word "discipline" derives from the same root as the word "disciple", which means "being open to receive." The fruit of discipline is grace - to which the universe adds its power and creativity to our own capability enabling us to manifest something that at one point felt beyond our reach. We have control over our choices; however, we have no control over the consequences of our choices. Right action does make it more likely that the consequences will be in keeping with our positive intentions. Aligning with the Will of God/Source and the will of our Higher Self, focusing our resources on the choice directly in front of us (the present moment) and setting our trajectory we then 'let go' like an archer (remember the Yoga pose?) having become clear on the target we pull back our bow to the point of stillness (achieved in meditation) and we release the arrow and wait to see what happens as we observe with curiousity and amusement the results that come from our surrender. Before you incarnated you set an agenda and a purpose for this life. You have sacred contracts and karmic agreements to fulfill, and these override your Free Will desires. When the desires of your body, mind, and heart align with your will and spirit, you can attract , accomplish and achieve anything. Set goals that fulfill your body, mind, heart and spirit - create a life that fulfills every facet of your whole self. In my practice, Awakening Spirit, as a Law of Attraction coach I am privileged to witness and assist people working with the Law of Attraction to become aware of how some of us forget that some of our dreams are delivered to us through earth angels (lightworkers). Yes, Angels, faeries, spirit guides, Light Beings are much involved when we ask - but - an important link in the chain is the lightworker, I mostly use the term light activator now, that issues an invitation, delivers a message, facilitates a healing, educates you or performs an action that results in putting you where you need to be at the exact time and place. Divine Timing. Being 'open to receive' necessitates an awareness of this. Because we tend to think and react in habitual ways we may forget that a human being is part of the Divine system that delivers what we manifest in partnership with the Angels. For example, I know a woman, let us call her Dawn, (not her real name) who had been working for some time to manifest a romantic relationship. Dawn was very clear as to the type of man she wished for in her life as a partner. Dawn listed all the qualities of character. She had done all the correct things to manifest this relationship and was beginning to become frustrated because this man she was manifesting had not 'shown up' yet! Simultaneously, Dawn had just moved apartments to a new section of her city and was left with some twinges in her lower back that were bothersome. An old friend she met for tea suggested she try yoga as a way of healing her back. Reluctant to go to a yoga studio as she was not keen to don the Lululemon clothes that Dawn felt were obligatory now-a-days she almost did not go. However, Dawn is very happy that she did, because that evening she met and became instant friends with the receptionist at the studio who introduced Dawn to her father and the rest is history! Dawn and Dad married. The Universe delivered, albeit not in the way that Dawn had imagined. Following our intuition rather than relying solely on past beliefs and behaviours we often dis-cover that in a mysterious and unpredictable way our personal desires have lined up with universal intent. You know this alignment is occurring when, as time goes by, the line between your ego/individual self and your universal/Self becomes almost indistinguishable. We design our lives ourselves. Through seeking true fulfillment. There is nothing that occurs in our 'outer reality' that was not created in our 'inner reality'. What we genuinely believe, as a soul, is what we see around us as outer circumstances. We are powerful beyond measure. As famous spirit guide, Emmanuel, says: "Your life is not your master. It is your child." (Emmanuel's Book) Seek true fulfillment, through 'right action' and watch your dreams come true! Angel Blessings,   Monica
    88 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them."   Hugh Prather   As a light activator and a spiritual warrior, I am always concerned with 'right action'. Right action is always its own reward. Right action is not always self-evident for the ego-personality, so I always ascend into my Higher Self to ascertain right action. I am sure you do too. It almost always requires discipline to do this. Discipline is part of the skill set required to increase the probability that our good intentions translate into the outcomes we seek. The commitment to learning and practice. The word "discipline" derives from the same root as the word "disciple", which means "being open to receive." The fruit of discipline is grace - to which the universe adds its power and creativity to our own capability enabling us to manifest something that at one point felt beyond our reach. We have control over our choices; however, we have no control over the consequences of our choices. Right action does make it more likely that the consequences will be in keeping with our positive intentions. Aligning with the Will of God/Source and the will of our Higher Self, focusing our resources on the choice directly in front of us (the present moment) and setting our trajectory we then 'let go' like an archer (remember the Yoga pose?) having become clear on the target we pull back our bow to the point of stillness (achieved in meditation) and we release the arrow and wait to see what happens as we observe with curiousity and amusement the results that come from our surrender. Before you incarnated you set an agenda and a purpose for this life. You have sacred contracts and karmic agreements to fulfill, and these override your Free Will desires. When the desires of your body, mind, and heart align with your will and spirit, you can attract , accomplish and achieve anything. Set goals that fulfill your body, mind, heart and spirit - create a life that fulfills every facet of your whole self. In my practice, Awakening Spirit, as a Law of Attraction coach I am privileged to witness and assist people working with the Law of Attraction to become aware of how some of us forget that some of our dreams are delivered to us through earth angels (lightworkers). Yes, Angels, faeries, spirit guides, Light Beings are much involved when we ask - but - an important link in the chain is the lightworker, I mostly use the term light activator now, that issues an invitation, delivers a message, facilitates a healing, educates you or performs an action that results in putting you where you need to be at the exact time and place. Divine Timing. Being 'open to receive' necessitates an awareness of this. Because we tend to think and react in habitual ways we may forget that a human being is part of the Divine system that delivers what we manifest in partnership with the Angels. For example, I know a woman, let us call her Dawn, (not her real name) who had been working for some time to manifest a romantic relationship. Dawn was very clear as to the type of man she wished for in her life as a partner. Dawn listed all the qualities of character. She had done all the correct things to manifest this relationship and was beginning to become frustrated because this man she was manifesting had not 'shown up' yet! Simultaneously, Dawn had just moved apartments to a new section of her city and was left with some twinges in her lower back that were bothersome. An old friend she met for tea suggested she try yoga as a way of healing her back. Reluctant to go to a yoga studio as she was not keen to don the Lululemon clothes that Dawn felt were obligatory now-a-days she almost did not go. However, Dawn is very happy that she did, because that evening she met and became instant friends with the receptionist at the studio who introduced Dawn to her father and the rest is history! Dawn and Dad married. The Universe delivered, albeit not in the way that Dawn had imagined. Following our intuition rather than relying solely on past beliefs and behaviours we often dis-cover that in a mysterious and unpredictable way our personal desires have lined up with universal intent. You know this alignment is occurring when, as time goes by, the line between your ego/individual self and your universal/Self becomes almost indistinguishable. We design our lives ourselves. Through seeking true fulfillment. There is nothing that occurs in our 'outer reality' that was not created in our 'inner reality'. What we genuinely believe, as a soul, is what we see around us as outer circumstances. We are powerful beyond measure. As famous spirit guide, Emmanuel, says: "Your life is not your master. It is your child." (Emmanuel's Book) Seek true fulfillment, through 'right action' and watch your dreams come true! Angel Blessings,   Monica
    Jun 19, 2018 88
  • 12 Jun 2018
    As we are aware from the Law of Attraction, like attracts like energy. So, if we want to win the life we are manifesting - we must feel like a winner. This also helps us to attract other winners. Because, your circle reflects you. (The company you keep is very important) Act like you hold the key to the universe and the secret to manifestation because you do! Have you written the new story of your life? Have you created your new vision board from your story? Dealing with our issues and doing our inner work moves us into a place where we are ready to create a new story and act like a winner instead of a victim. We do not need to stay mired in a time warp but rather we can mine the gold nuggets from our old stories of our pasts and then move forward. When it is time to create our new story we enter the present moment unfettered by the past and savour the unlimited open space that is now available for new thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. Likely, your old story was created and filtered through the lens of your parents, family, physical circumstances and culture. Your definition of success and worth was perhaps more defined by society's values than your own 'inner knowing'. As James Ray says, "your past is not who you are, it's who you were." Before you arrive at the place where you are ready to tell a new story about yourself and you have a new vision of your future self you may arrive at a place of emptiness that some call the void. Allow yourself to just be. Practice just 'being'. Someone once said that we are called human beings not human doings for a reason. It is tempting to grasp for a new place to hang your hat, so to speak. Instead, allow yourself the luxury of living in the moment and experiencing everything with your 'new' eyes before you create your new story. Just nurture yourself and parent yourself the way that you wish you had been parented - with unconditional love. Your Source supports this as you allow yourself to be filled with infinite love and light and begin to know your true divinity. Savour and just be in the moment. Take your time enjoying and exploring before you create your new story. Being without any story, even that of a winner, is lovely in and of itself. This allows you precious time to 'cook up' your future self. What does your best life look like? What does it look like to you - not others - this is your life after all! Let your imagination run wild. Now that you have released your past, anything is possible. The energy that you put out into the universe is the energy that you get back, so, create wisely from your place of discernment and joy. If you are having difficulty creating your new story, examine your own values and ask yourself how you are going to live in alignment with these values? This generates the insight and energy that you need to attract everything that you desire. Get clear about exactly what you wish to create, feel it completely in your body and being and then let it go out to the universe with no restraints as to 'how' things will occur (our egos have a very small outlook) and then be open to receiving and following your divine guidance so that you can take whatever action steps are recommended. You are the source of your money and your abundance. Everything that you need is within. Working with your thoughts, feelings, and your intentions you can become a master at creating whatever you want. However, you do need to be willing to shine - which means acting like a winner! Act as if and dress as if you are the person right now who has everything that they want. Be that person today and every day. Your world is what you choose to create and experience yourself. Shakespeare said that all the world is a stage and he got it right! All the external things are merely the sets, props, costumes, of the play that you are enacting based on the role that you are choosing to play. The problem arises when you forget that you are writing your own play and you are also directing it, casting it, acting it and producing every aspect of it. So, why not write yourself into it as the star, the winner - and not as a secondary character! Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca
    89 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • As we are aware from the Law of Attraction, like attracts like energy. So, if we want to win the life we are manifesting - we must feel like a winner. This also helps us to attract other winners. Because, your circle reflects you. (The company you keep is very important) Act like you hold the key to the universe and the secret to manifestation because you do! Have you written the new story of your life? Have you created your new vision board from your story? Dealing with our issues and doing our inner work moves us into a place where we are ready to create a new story and act like a winner instead of a victim. We do not need to stay mired in a time warp but rather we can mine the gold nuggets from our old stories of our pasts and then move forward. When it is time to create our new story we enter the present moment unfettered by the past and savour the unlimited open space that is now available for new thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. Likely, your old story was created and filtered through the lens of your parents, family, physical circumstances and culture. Your definition of success and worth was perhaps more defined by society's values than your own 'inner knowing'. As James Ray says, "your past is not who you are, it's who you were." Before you arrive at the place where you are ready to tell a new story about yourself and you have a new vision of your future self you may arrive at a place of emptiness that some call the void. Allow yourself to just be. Practice just 'being'. Someone once said that we are called human beings not human doings for a reason. It is tempting to grasp for a new place to hang your hat, so to speak. Instead, allow yourself the luxury of living in the moment and experiencing everything with your 'new' eyes before you create your new story. Just nurture yourself and parent yourself the way that you wish you had been parented - with unconditional love. Your Source supports this as you allow yourself to be filled with infinite love and light and begin to know your true divinity. Savour and just be in the moment. Take your time enjoying and exploring before you create your new story. Being without any story, even that of a winner, is lovely in and of itself. This allows you precious time to 'cook up' your future self. What does your best life look like? What does it look like to you - not others - this is your life after all! Let your imagination run wild. Now that you have released your past, anything is possible. The energy that you put out into the universe is the energy that you get back, so, create wisely from your place of discernment and joy. If you are having difficulty creating your new story, examine your own values and ask yourself how you are going to live in alignment with these values? This generates the insight and energy that you need to attract everything that you desire. Get clear about exactly what you wish to create, feel it completely in your body and being and then let it go out to the universe with no restraints as to 'how' things will occur (our egos have a very small outlook) and then be open to receiving and following your divine guidance so that you can take whatever action steps are recommended. You are the source of your money and your abundance. Everything that you need is within. Working with your thoughts, feelings, and your intentions you can become a master at creating whatever you want. However, you do need to be willing to shine - which means acting like a winner! Act as if and dress as if you are the person right now who has everything that they want. Be that person today and every day. Your world is what you choose to create and experience yourself. Shakespeare said that all the world is a stage and he got it right! All the external things are merely the sets, props, costumes, of the play that you are enacting based on the role that you are choosing to play. The problem arises when you forget that you are writing your own play and you are also directing it, casting it, acting it and producing every aspect of it. So, why not write yourself into it as the star, the winner - and not as a secondary character! Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca
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  • 05 Jun 2018
    "You have many ways of measuring your success. In your society, your dollars are a measure of success - but from our perspective, the existence within you of positive emotion is your greatest measure of success."   Abraham Hicks "The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."   Kahlil Gibran   Love is a powerful attractor and creative force. You must really love what you desire now - love it into creation, because love is a creative act. If you desire money,you must love money (many people fear, blame, reject, judge or hate money, which all repel money). If you want money for what it can bring you, then love the things you really want and desire and call for those directly. If you want love, you must love love itself, do not fear or reject love. Love what you desire with all of your heart, and really feel how real that love is in order to bring your desire into reality. Everything is energy and neutral until you energize it with emotion. The state of wanting signifies lack. It indicates that something is missing or not there. What you focus on is what you create, so wanting just keeps you wanting and feeling empty, creating the perpetual hunger of 'never enough' and needing more, which leads to addiction. Desire comes from the heart and directs you to what you would like to create and experience. Instead of wanting, enact your power of choice and choose what you desire to attract. Love what you desire to attract. What do you truly desire? Admit this to yourself. Is there anything that you need to release in order to reach your dreams? Answer this on a stand alone piece of paper. If you do not know what you need to release then ask Archangel Michael like I do. I was taught this by Doreen Virtue. At the top of your piece of paper write to Archangel Michael (or to your Higher Self) "what do I need to release to be fully on my path and purpose?" Then just start writing and if no words come through you then put down on the paper whatever pictures or symbols come through you. (Do not think! There is no thinking involved. You are just taking dictation from Archangel Michael or your Higher Self) Whatever comes is perfect at this time. You may fill a page or more. When you finish writing or drawing then take the page/s and ceremoniously destroy them by either burning them, immersing them in water, or burying them while simultaneously declaring, "I now fully release anything that is not for my highest good." I can tell you that I have done this more than a few times over the last 12 years. When you finish this ceremony, then sit again and after taking some time to relax, write in your journal what steps you can take to make your dreams come true. (If you don't know what steps to take, ask Archangel Michael or your Higher Self) Baby steps work! If you are releasing old beliefs, choosing even one new belief is a great beginning. How are you doing with your gratitude practice? Kick it up a notch today. Whatever feels right. If you cannot think of how then go on a walk in Nature saying the words thank you as each foot touches the ground for at least the first 90 seconds of your walk. I continue much longer. Our gratitude practice, done consistently, raises our vibration and also helps us to become much more aware and alert. The more aware and alert we are, the more grateful we become and the more easily we attract our dreams. Successful manifesters are very grateful for everything they already have in their lives and therefore they love more things into existence; thereby, attracting even more to be grateful for! Our spirit guides tell us that every situation in our lives is teaching us how to love. We cannot leave something until we love it. We are tied to things we don't like. If we hate something we will be drawn to it over and over again (even if the person or form changes) until we love it. Once we love it, we are free from it. Every uncomfortable situation is teaching us the valuable lessons that we need to learn. If we do not learn these lessons in the job, relationships, situations, then we will create similar circumstances in the next job or relationship until we do learn and master that lesson. Then, we do not need to create it again. No experience is for nothing. Our Higher Self knows this to be true. It may be that we are not conscious of what an experience is for; however, one way or another, every experience broadens our perspective. From the perspective of Abraham Hicks - we are in a process of eternal growth: "What we want you to understand is that you never get it completed. You are not like a table that is imagined, then created, and then is finished. You are continually in the state of becoming. You are in the process of growth, eternally. But you are always that which you are in this moment." (The Law of Attraction) Clarity and emotion (positive or negative) speeds up the manifestation process. Clarity brings the speed. As you get more clear about what you want (and are no longer contradicting it with opposing thoughts) you will enable the Laws of the Universe to do their work and Abraham says that "you will notice that you will not need to offer so much action to compensate for your inappropriate thoughts." As you continue to discipline yourself and to focus and study (with joy) to become an ascended master (yes - you!) and employ your deliberate intent and thought to harness the power of love - you will dis-cover that you are able to accomplish more in less (earthly) time. The power of love coupled with a conscious employment of the Law of Attraction will help you to create the life of which you dream. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca     
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  • "You have many ways of measuring your success. In your society, your dollars are a measure of success - but from our perspective, the existence within you of positive emotion is your greatest measure of success."   Abraham Hicks "The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."   Kahlil Gibran   Love is a powerful attractor and creative force. You must really love what you desire now - love it into creation, because love is a creative act. If you desire money,you must love money (many people fear, blame, reject, judge or hate money, which all repel money). If you want money for what it can bring you, then love the things you really want and desire and call for those directly. If you want love, you must love love itself, do not fear or reject love. Love what you desire with all of your heart, and really feel how real that love is in order to bring your desire into reality. Everything is energy and neutral until you energize it with emotion. The state of wanting signifies lack. It indicates that something is missing or not there. What you focus on is what you create, so wanting just keeps you wanting and feeling empty, creating the perpetual hunger of 'never enough' and needing more, which leads to addiction. Desire comes from the heart and directs you to what you would like to create and experience. Instead of wanting, enact your power of choice and choose what you desire to attract. Love what you desire to attract. What do you truly desire? Admit this to yourself. Is there anything that you need to release in order to reach your dreams? Answer this on a stand alone piece of paper. If you do not know what you need to release then ask Archangel Michael like I do. I was taught this by Doreen Virtue. At the top of your piece of paper write to Archangel Michael (or to your Higher Self) "what do I need to release to be fully on my path and purpose?" Then just start writing and if no words come through you then put down on the paper whatever pictures or symbols come through you. (Do not think! There is no thinking involved. You are just taking dictation from Archangel Michael or your Higher Self) Whatever comes is perfect at this time. You may fill a page or more. When you finish writing or drawing then take the page/s and ceremoniously destroy them by either burning them, immersing them in water, or burying them while simultaneously declaring, "I now fully release anything that is not for my highest good." I can tell you that I have done this more than a few times over the last 12 years. When you finish this ceremony, then sit again and after taking some time to relax, write in your journal what steps you can take to make your dreams come true. (If you don't know what steps to take, ask Archangel Michael or your Higher Self) Baby steps work! If you are releasing old beliefs, choosing even one new belief is a great beginning. How are you doing with your gratitude practice? Kick it up a notch today. Whatever feels right. If you cannot think of how then go on a walk in Nature saying the words thank you as each foot touches the ground for at least the first 90 seconds of your walk. I continue much longer. Our gratitude practice, done consistently, raises our vibration and also helps us to become much more aware and alert. The more aware and alert we are, the more grateful we become and the more easily we attract our dreams. Successful manifesters are very grateful for everything they already have in their lives and therefore they love more things into existence; thereby, attracting even more to be grateful for! Our spirit guides tell us that every situation in our lives is teaching us how to love. We cannot leave something until we love it. We are tied to things we don't like. If we hate something we will be drawn to it over and over again (even if the person or form changes) until we love it. Once we love it, we are free from it. Every uncomfortable situation is teaching us the valuable lessons that we need to learn. If we do not learn these lessons in the job, relationships, situations, then we will create similar circumstances in the next job or relationship until we do learn and master that lesson. Then, we do not need to create it again. No experience is for nothing. Our Higher Self knows this to be true. It may be that we are not conscious of what an experience is for; however, one way or another, every experience broadens our perspective. From the perspective of Abraham Hicks - we are in a process of eternal growth: "What we want you to understand is that you never get it completed. You are not like a table that is imagined, then created, and then is finished. You are continually in the state of becoming. You are in the process of growth, eternally. But you are always that which you are in this moment." (The Law of Attraction) Clarity and emotion (positive or negative) speeds up the manifestation process. Clarity brings the speed. As you get more clear about what you want (and are no longer contradicting it with opposing thoughts) you will enable the Laws of the Universe to do their work and Abraham says that "you will notice that you will not need to offer so much action to compensate for your inappropriate thoughts." As you continue to discipline yourself and to focus and study (with joy) to become an ascended master (yes - you!) and employ your deliberate intent and thought to harness the power of love - you will dis-cover that you are able to accomplish more in less (earthly) time. The power of love coupled with a conscious employment of the Law of Attraction will help you to create the life of which you dream. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca     
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