I am sitting here in my room in London and became very aware of the fact that the things that I had requested and released attachment from, I did indeed receive. Some of things I just did not want right now others I realized I needed to be more specific.
We have heard many times that the clearer we are with our intentions, the easier it is to receive what we want. I had wanted to go to Dublin and Barcelona all year. I had set an intention that I would go. I didn’t specify when or how long I would go for nor did I specify how my experience would be when I am there.
Now I had the opportunity to go but the experience of even trying to get to either place had so many obstacles and I was trying to go for a 2 day visit to both places. I realized quickly that I had not trusted in the fact that I would get to go even if it wasn’t this time. I acted hastily therefore spent money on a lesson of trust, faith and releasing attachment.
Ideally, the intention should have been set as “I set the intention to go to Dublin and Barcelona for 4 days each, whereas the experience is inexpensive, easy, smooth, in flow, fun and more than I could have asked for in the next year.” The intention that I set was “I set the intention to go to Dublin and Barcelona because I really, really want to go.” Notice how the first intention is powerful, clear and without attachment but with trust whereas the second intention is unclear and with attachment.
Even though I was given the opportunity to go to both these places, I realized that right now was not the best time. That is okay as well, sometimes when our manifestations come to us, we realize that we do not want them now or never. It is the free will we have to decide of what we want in our life.
I now have set new intentions with both of these cities, which I trust will happen. For now, it is time to enjoy London.
Throughout the ages, it has been said that it takes “a community to raise a child.”
This quote really resonated with me in the past few months as I realized that as community gathers and fulfills the needs of any home, it is quite easy to get things done and move forward.
This lesson I learned through the experience of having over a hundred people in my home and not knowing who was bringing the groceries, what was being served for dinner, who cleaned the house and how everything was just getting done. Obviously there were a few key members that really stood out as they would be either the first ones to arrive or the last ones to leave, regardless there were many helping hands.
It was interesting in watching everyone’s reactions and emotions as individuals took typical gender specific roles. The women were in the kitchen and cleaning while the males were doing the errands, taking the garbage out or setting up the furniture. I wondered if this was happening as people were so emotional that they were going to their “trained” mannerisms, did they do this because as a society we expect that these are the roles that will be fulfilled or this is where they felt comfortable. All I knew is that a core group of people helped out regardless of what it was. I was requested many a times to tell people “what they can do to help” and “how can they support me right now” or “what do I need?” I realized I hear these questions on a daily basis but it wasn’t until now I realized how much community really meant to me, how much support we really do need on a day to day basis and I don’t have to do it all alone. The exact same way, a child is raised by the parents, grandparents, teachers, relatives, etc. The parents never do it on their own. They always have support along the way.
These realizations are a standard way of living for some but for me they showed me that I love the sense of community and I can open myself to receive the support that others provide me. That I can accept the help, love and support of others with gratitude as one of the core essence of all of us is that we want to have a sense of belonging, a sense of feeling needed and a sense of helping others.
So I raise question: Where can you allow in more support? What do you need to do or be in order to build a greater sense of community for yourself?
Honestly, from experience, I can tell you that the sense of community will elevate your spirit in the most positive way. You will have a greater sense of love for yourself as you allow in the love from others.
I spent the last weekend with Amma, the hugging saint that has hugged over 32 million people around the world and WOW, it was once again another blissful and unexplainable experience.
This was my third time being hugged by Amma. I have been very fortunate to have visited her in her home in Amritapuri in Kerala prior to this weekend’s experience (of course she doesn’t remember me from the thousands that meet her each day, but I remember each experience vividly).
As I had geared up for this weekend, I had started noticing the love that I was surrounded by. Love showed up in my life through my family, my friends and strangers who felt like we had met before. Love showed up in my interactions with people whether it be in person, in text message, emails and phone calls. Love felt very presence in my life.
I had began to notice that I was much more open to love now than I have ever been before. I do credit Amma to opening my heart, showing me the pure love that she exhibits and showing me how it felt to be loved. I did notice that there were aspects of me that was not open to be being loved. As I have spent time reflecting on how I can be more in the energy of love, I have noticed this shifting as well.
One of my biggest lessons of the weekend was when I watched her interact with each person that approached her. She gave her undivided attention to each person and to each person, she made them feel special as if they were the only person in the world.
For me, this brought upon self reflection of how I treat myself and others. I came to realize that if I treated myself and others as special as each individual is, how blissful that would feel not only to myself but to them as well. I ask you “how often do you treat yourself as that special someone?” As I was reminded today as we fill ourselves with self-love, the greater the capacity it to love others.
Self-love comes in many forms. Self-love is the talks that you give yourself, the permission to live life the way you want, taking care of your mind, body, and soul on a daily basis and self-love is the relationship with yourself, others, money, body and the universe.
Take the 5 minutes each day to ask yourself:
a) How can I be in the energy of love today? What actions am I guided to take?
b) How am I taking care of my mind, body and soul today?
This quick exercise will allow you to grow that love inside yourself, so your world will become more loving externally.
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