Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Don't Let Pride Be Your Guide

We often let our pride get the best of us. Then, when all is said and done, instead of apologising and owning up to our unforgiving and in-the-heat-of-the-moment words or actions, we instead keep mum and bottle-feed our grudges. Our stubborn nature wants to ‘be right’, to not feel controlled, to not give in to someone else’s attempts to make us feel guilty. Being stubborn puts us in a position where we are no longer being a team player, but instead are being selfish and petty.

Pride causes you to view yourself as a victim. Your attitude becomes, “I was mistreated and misjudged, therefore, I am justified in my behaviour.” Because you believe you are innocent and falsely accused, you hold back forgiveness. Just because you were mistreated, you do not have permission to hold on to an offense. Two wrongs do not make a right! If you are mature enough, invest your energy in making the situation a harmonious one. One where you meet the other person halfway. Instead of choosing to be right, choose to be happy. Don’t defend your position and try to justify your actions, but instead surrender to their position and hear them out. Make amends. Say you’re sorry. Mean it. Do this instead of putting up a wall, pulling away and not being there when they so obviously need you the most. This is when it is essential for you to swallow your pride, and comfort the wounded one whom you love. Pulling away are childish acts. Before giving into your habitual stubbornness, ask yourself, would you rather win your argument and be right, or would you rather be in a harmonious relationship with the other person? Having harmony creates a stronger bond and encourages balance, love and kindness. Don't let pride be your guide. Every conflict that you go through in any relationship has an element of pride mixed into it. What's the middle letter of the word "pride?" I. What's the middle letter of the word "crime?" I. What's the middle letter of the word "sin?" I.

We have an "I' problem! "I" want what "I" want and "I" want it now, and that causes all kinds of problems. In any relationship, never let pride be your guide, because pride is the root of every other sin.

If you want to be happy in your relationships, you've got to have harmony. And if you're going to have harmony, you've got to have humility. Never let pride be your guide.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Relying On Technology

Technology certainly plays an important role in our lives. So much so that we actually rely on it too much. Many of us rely on satnavs and apps on our phones to show us how to do things. We seek electronic guidance for many aspects of our lives. But we must still question our own direction and sense of purpose. There's no instant answer to that complicated conundrum. You need to look for subtle signs...and interpret the 'real life' information at hand. A closer look will reveal that good, clear decisions are more obvious, and easier to make than you think.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Know Me Well

I stumbled across Roo Panes by chance on YouTube one night. His songs are absolutely amazing. He sings with such soul and he has such a powerful voice. This is definitely music that I can listen to at 2am in the morning when the world is asleep and there is nothing but silence filling the four walls that surround me. This guy is incredible - why on earth he has not had any hits on the charts here in South Africa I just don't know. It is very seldom these days that there is a song that really speaks to me. My other favourite that he sings is Lullaby Love. 

Well you know me with that ancient gaze

Stripping down with yesterday's eyes
You know me as I was you see me as I will be
And I still had a lot of growing 
When you took me and you shaped me with those hands
You know me better than myself
Make me better than I am

Oh, you know me well
Know me well
Know me well
Oh, you know me well
Know me well
Know me well

When I think upon my past
I see I loved you many years before you came
In my hopes and my dreams 
With the wax and the moon wanes
And you saw what I could be 
Please teach me how to be what I was made to be
See without you I was nothing
But with you can be anything

Oh, you know me well
Know me well
Know me well
Oh, you know me well
Know me well
Know me well

What can I fear
When I know that I walk by your side
You're the fortress
Within which I got nothing to hide
None can take me
I'm the tower the world couldn't fell
'Cos I'm stronger
When I know that you know me well
Know me well
Know me well
Oh, you know me well
Know me well
Know me well

Lullaby Love

An avenue once bent in shadow,
In a morning straight and hallow.
You hold high a destination,
You sing to me of sweet revelation.
I feel the quickening in my step,
But I don't even touch the ground.

'Cause when I'm seeing double,
It's your lullaby love that keeps me from trouble,
It's your lullaby love that's keeping me level,
It's your lullaby love that keeps me awake.

When this voice retires from talking,
When these ears are tired of ringing.
When my feet get bored of travelling,
And it looks like it's all unravelling.
When this heart's too old for dreaming,
That's when I hear the angels sing your lullaby.

'Cause when I'm seeing double
It's your lullaby love that keeps me from trouble,
It's your lullaby love that's keeping me level,
It's your lullaby love that keeps me awake.

'Cause when I'm seeing double
It's your lullaby love that keeps me from trouble,
It's your lullaby love that's keeping me level,
It's your lullaby love that keeps me awake.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Same Old Tune

Many have said that life is what you make it to be. Sometimes, though, trying to get it to work the way you want it to is easier said than done. The universe's song has many voices. Some are loud and tuneful, while others have a more subtle timbre. We all play many roles. We all have background programs wired into us that keep us playing the same old tunes which, though comforting, restrict our creativity. What most of us do not realise is that we have a fresh music sheet, with a lyrical composition. We can add some notes of our own, and then we will have a new song to sing.

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Aaaah man I just love this!! Another song that has me turning up the volume. Awesome! Cool video too.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Don't Dodge Arrows

This is truly amazing! The Angel card reading for today starts off with Berry describing what he saw as he started his meditation...It was as if he was standing in my kitchen and describing to me what he could see...I actually got goosebumps! What he described is exactly what my home looks like...As for the actual message...yes, I have become distracted by various challenges and opportunities...I feel that I have so many ideas that I do not know which to run with and if they would even work! I certainly could do with some clear direction. The advice of exploring other options, even if I don't get any leads from it is certainly helpful as I can test the waters through that option...from there I can guage which option works and which does not. As for thinking about when I did something for myself...I actually cannot think of a recent time...clearly it has been too long...yes, I have been directing all my energy and time to work and it is taking it's toll on me...I have been so involved with the launch of the new products and program which took place last weekend and this weekend we had training...I am so tired and drained...I have actually said to myself that this weekend I just need to be by myself...I need quiet and I need rest...I need to shut my mind down and the only way to do that is to grab a book and read otherwise my mind is still just going to race!! I certainly do need clarity. Perhaps then the answers will come to me. Perhaps I have been playing it too carefully and shouldn't dodge the arrows!! As for depriving myself of sweets...I have purely been doing that as I have just been too busy! This weekend a good book and a slab of delectable chocolate will most definitely be a treat!

Today's Daily Angel Card Message for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The vision that appeared, as I tuned into the energy of this card, began in a kitchen with a sliding glass door looking onto the patio outdoors. It seemed quite high above the ground this level of the home. There were two luxurious lounge chairs I could see through the view of the doors. They appeared extremely plush and comfortable offering a very peaceful outlet for meditation and relaxation. The scenes beyond this changed quite rapidly making them difficult to recall. Perhaps, this indicates you're becoming easily distracted by various challenges and opportunities. You may have become fixated on the rapid changes, that you're overlooking the point of your entire purpose. It may indicate that you need to relax and take some time to listen to your heart. You have huge ambitions centered around a strong desire to uplift and contribute to the well-being of people. Your purpose involves helping communities to rebuild and grow stronger. The compassion you possess is enormous. You're feeling a need to exercise and express this profound love in some great gesture. As your intention is pure, and divinely inspired and connected, you will no doubt have great success in accomplishing them. Many will support you in this endeavor, as well as the many whom will appreciate and evolve tremendously from your gifts and talents.

An opening is transpiring to assist you and place you on the right path, or to help indicate a generous opportunity to find some clear direction. Although you can ease up a bit, don't become nonchalant that you snooze through an important moment of advantage. A clear sign might occur as you begin to notice that attention increases towards what you're doing, or that responses from feedback becomes quite favorable. Don't dismiss their input or take it for granted. If you're listening, you may discover a clever idea, which helps you to fulfill the demands of your audience. This idea might become a tip to help you corner a niche you're cultivating. You might not have had enough clarity to perceive what you've been doing all along. As you don't want to ignore this opportunity, you also don't want to exert too much strain, which causes you to feel frustrated and defeated. Don't give up on your dreams or your goals. Let it somehow surface to you through a flexible creative process. It may be necessary for you to explore other options, even if you don't find any leads through them. It's just an exercise to help you think differently, or observe from a new perspective. Once you are untangled from an predictable approach or perspective, all forms of other ideas are more readily welcomed and abundant.

There's a sense that you could use some changes to help heal some form of apathy. This is perhaps a signal that you're looking for something emotionally ​stimulating. Maybe, you have lost track of the spark you initially felt, when you started this project. When's the last time you did something for yourself? You can keep making excuses that you don't have time, money, or energy. There may actually be some challenges which prevents you from considering your ideal prospects. However, it doesn't prevent you from choosing other less demanding prospects. Think of the cost to your general well-being and happiness. You're taking an emotional hit, which will eventually affect the outcome of your dreams. Pay attention to small and meaningful opportunities to interact with good friends and family. You deserve a relaxing and enjoyable evening out, or a weekend of entertaining fun. For some, you may need to catch up on some time for yourself. Maybe, you've been operating on a high level of stress, and you need to slow down. You don't necessarily need to stop, but slow down, so you don't miss what's happening right in front of you. It's very easy to get into a pattern of pushing through and not really absorbing anything. This is perhaps causing you to feel like there's nothing interesting, or that you find the quiet disturbing.

To know what's best for you at this time, follow your intuitive instincts and emotional​ cues. This is one way to ground yourself in your body. When there are a number of things, people, or situations swarming about in your mind, you can always rely on your gut instincts or emotional responses to give you an initial and clear picture of your soul's inner guidance. It's gentle and seemingly quiet, but it speaks. It may seem like a whisper, because of the frequency your truth operates on isn't competitive. You are free to choose what you want without fear of a rejection or objection from God. However, it is always a first responder at every turn and scene of your life. It provides you with a sense of your soul's truth and alignment, like a compass always pointing toward the node of your own happiness. For this reason, you are never in doubt of ever being lost, even though you feel like it. When you feel lost, you are pointing yourself in some direction of unhappiness and unfulfillment. Yet, this sense of direction is not a person, place, or thing. It's your soul's alignment you can choose in relationship to any of them.

How you see the world around you is your choice and divine inheritance. You are blessed with the gift of perception. I have often realized for quite sometime that the best prayer I could offer is to ask for clarity on all levels. When you are emotionally overwhelmed or distracted, praying for clarity from the emotional connection of your Source helps activate shifts in the way you register the context of sensitive information you're processing. Once you ask, you will feel relief or resistance. The resistance comes when you struggle with the truth staring you down so to speak. It feels this way, because you aren't letting go of a critical point creating the emotional drama or disruption. Clarity is an important component of alchemy. Once you allow the shift in perspective, you have the means or understanding of how to create what you desire. Sometimes, there are layers of clarity, which you must journey towards to reach your aim. These are opportunities in themselves, which expands the range of possibilities for you to explore while manifesting the internal transformations making them viable for you.

With clarity, you might not see water transform into wine instantaneously, but it somehow seems possible to make happen. The cure for a lack of clarity is to remove the distractions, or do something that relieves them entirely. What's weighing you down emotionally? You can't seem to shake it on your own. You need support. The answer needs to happen through another avenue. You might discover that avenue or support through different associations and activities. If you are getting a message to try something unconventional or unusual for you, give it a trial run. Something new or different might be the shake up you didn't realize you needed. Inspiration targets your soul. Don't dodge its arrows. You've been playing it too carefully. The angels wrote the word, sweets. They're actually giving you permission to enjoy this and similar indulgences. Don't strip life of its pleasures, especially those which you find a treat and delight. Treat yourself to something you want for a sense of fulfillment. You can't say yes to certain things all the time, because they may lack health benefits or they may imbalance your budget. However, there are times you need to splurge or experiment, depending on the circumstances, for you to access your heart's sense of freedom. Once you're free of the burdens of your distractions, you're free to entertain the solutions, which comes from clarity. May the Source be with you always!