Silence

 

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Silence truly is golden. It is nourishing. It is essential. In the silence we can connect, centre, listen. In the silence we can begin to hear that “still small voice” within – the voice of Spirit, of our Soul.

So many think they should be socialising, generally in company and chatting.  They think this is the right way to be – there’s something wrong with you if you want time on your own, if you want to go to bed early, or have a quiet night at home on your own, or don’t want to go to a particular social event or not drink alcohol.

Spending time with others, being in relationship, is very important but, so too, is time alone. It’s all about balance. It’s also about learning to be true to yourself and not going with the crowd – feeling wrong if you think differently.

So much of life can be filled with distractions. So much of life can be numbing out.  We waste a lot of time.

In the silence we can begin to hear that “still small voice” of our Soul speaking to us, loving us, guiding us. This is our compass in life. This is where we need to be checking in – not with what others think or what the world tells us is important if you want to fit in, be cool, be liked.

Take time to sit in silence. Feel the stillness.

Take time to sit and quiet your mind. Slow down. Breathe. Become conscious of the inner you.

Light a candle and sit in silence, stillness, peace.

Find time in your day to play some uplifting music and feel the vibrations of the music touch your Soul.

Take time to be in Nature – walking, gardening, or just being out in Nature, connecting with the beauty, the wonder of our earth and world.

Make space in your day, in your life, to be still, to listen, to connect. “Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks within, awakens.” Carl Jung

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Beginning your day        

 

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Most of the time people get out of bed in a semi conscious way, just getting on with things and a lot of the time this kind of semi consciousness can operate through the day.

You know when you have that “bad day” feeling – things just aren’t going your way. You think to yourself “it’s just one of those days”. You don’t think about why you got off to a tough start and how to change this. You just feel it’s one of those days.

The great thing is that if you think about why the first thing in the day went awry and, even better, write about it, you will see what caused it. The cause is essentially within oneself – an attitude, thought, interpretation, reaction.

Often a day can get off to a bad start because you have woken up feeling tired or not in good form.

What people generally do when they wake up tired or in bad form is they react more to what happens, they get impatient, angry, they drop something or break it, they get stressed and so the day progresses. One reaction can lead to another – like it’s all just happening to you.

What really helps, and can make such a difference in your life, is to spend some time before you get out of bed, attuning – to yourself and to Spirit. Set your alarm to go off giving you 10 to 15 minutes to prepare yourself for the day. Think about the day ahead and how you want to live in love, in joy, in gratitude, owning your personal power and taking positive action. Ask your Higher Self and Spirit to help you throughout your day. You are not alone but you do need to ask for help.

Then when you get out of bed and are getting yourself ready, make some time to drink fresh water and to plan your day, your time.

Now journal and ask yourself why am I feeling tired, headachy or in bad form. What might I have eaten or drunk the night before? Did I have a dream that I need to write down? Is there some emotion that has taken me over? Is there some challenge I’m not focusing in on and managing? Is there something I’m putting off, something I’m ignoring?

Yes it does mean making time for these and most likely getting up earlier, but the reward is worth every effort. You are in touch with yourself and with Spirit as you start your day. You are attuned. Try it. Each day is a new beginning. Don’t allow life to just happen – take charge.