Layers, layers and more layers

Have you ever noticed how many layers there are in all things, including ourselves.

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Those layers create depth, colour, contrast, detail, foundations, time, emotions, strength and so much more.

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A music composer may create a film score by firstly creating themes, then building upon those to create emotion, story telling, texture, depth and contrast, through different orchestrations, layered through different instruments played.
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An artist may paint a picture by blocking colours, then building up those colours, contrasting of light and shade, telling a story through colour, contrast, detail, texture and technique.

Organisations have layers built through structures, hierarchies. service provision, people in roles, creating achievements, profits, making mistakes, losses, just to name a few layers.

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The earth is filled with layers including crust, mantle, outer core, inner core, but also the layers of atmosphere, soil, rock, foliage, forests, animals, buildings, roads, people and there are many more.

People are also layered.

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Our layers maybe our past, parents, relationships, children, jobs, emotions, experiences, beliefs, roles, these are just a few there are many more layers that make us who we are.

If you find you are stuck or you have expectations of how fast your journey of evolution should or could be, I would suggest that it may well be because you have not considered all the layers that are involved. Sometimes we may think we are clearing and healing a situation but there is more involved that just the layer that is on the surface. We must dig deeper.

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My advice is recognize the layers, all the layers involved. It will be a surface issue and it will be much more than that. Be in the moment of every moment. Let go of expectations and allow your journey to unfold in all the layers of you. You will begin to understand the depth of who you really are.
Tracy xx

Real friends – who are they?

Do you have real friends in your life?
Do you recognize the real friends from the acquaintances?
Do you recognize the friends from the duty relationships?
Do you recognize the friends from the people who just need something from you?

Real friends aren’t around every day, sometimes you don’t see them for days, months, or even years, but when you do see them, it is like as though you saw them yesterday.

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Real friends don’t blame, they don’t try and make you feel guilty. Real friends accept you for you.

Real friends love you, listen to you, laugh with you and you with them.

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Life is simple with real friends.
Relationships flow with real friends.

If you are forcing friendships, feeling guilty in your friendships, feeling unbalanced in your friendships, then these are not real friends. It might be something to think about….

I have a few real friendships that have lasted time and distance.

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I treasure them. Yes I can only count them on 1 hand and I am happy about that, as they are real friends.
Tracy xx

Reflection – what is it a mirror to?

You know I have found life can be fabulous, full of joy and happiness and at other times, life is full of turbulence that can rock me.

It had me wondering, is it me, or is it something else? If it is something else why does it affect me?

When we are in an emotional place. Life reflects a distorted view of us. A bit like the fun mirrors at a carnival.

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Now the question is that because of us?
Sometimes it can be, within us when we are not in a place of peace and harmony, we can send that turbulent ripple of energy out into the world. Our mirror to the world curves. But what might be more true is that the ripples of emotions from others who aren’t in peace and harmony touch the surface of us. We are standing in front of their curved surface. At times we can take on those distorted views from others as being true for us.

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It is a bit like the wash of a boat going past you. It can wash over you and around you, or it can tip you out of your boat.

So how do you stop this turbulence around you. Well you can’t, but what you can do is find that sense of peace and harmony within you and reflect that.

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Remember, as a ripple goes past you, come back into that place peace and harmony.

Mirroring myself instead of others…
Tracy xx

Emotional dampeners, are they useful?

Have you ever heard of emotional dampeners? Maybe, maybe not. Guess what, we all have them, some people use them more than others.

So what are emotional dampeners?

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They are emotional states that dampen our ability to recognize what spiritual guidance we are being given.

We are always being guided on our journey throughout life. When we are in a good and positive state we recognize the messages, intuitive choices and markers along our path.

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When we experience a helpless emotional state, we will still receive messages and markers on our path, but our ability to recognise them and intuitively choose our path becomes dampened.

Why am I telling you this is, because even in the darkest hours we are supported, whether we consciously know it or not. LIghted pathKnow that as the light begins to shine in your life you will recognize that the path is being lit just for you.

Tracy xx

Looking at the world through new lenses.

Have you seen the world today?

Was it the same as yesterday?

Will it be the same tomorrow?

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My world had changed, I knew it, but I didn’t realize how much my world had changed.  I recently got my eyes tested and to my shock, I needed distance glasses as well as reading glasses.

Getting a new set of glasses is like a metaphor for life.  Things change, we grow wiser, older and more experienced.   All of a sudden without us realising we begin to see the world differently.

This difference can make us uncomfortable, we have to learn how to see the world from a new perspective.

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Old behaviours don’t work anymore.  New beahviours are required and as many of us know, old habits are hard to change.

Finding out that what you thought you were seeing was in fact not real, can rock your foundations.

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So be open to really seeing the world differently.  Be open to changing the way you see, hear and experience the world.   I am learning to look through a strange set of lenses and see my new world.

Tracy xx

 

Re-entry and reconnection

Walking the wayMy husband and I just have returned from walking the “Way of St James”, an 850klm pilgrimage across Spain for 2 months..  Each day we peacefully put one foot in front of the other and enjoyed the slow pace and simple life that a pilgrimage is.

ReentryNow upon returning home, we are in re-entry and reconnection mode.

Does home feel like home?  Yes it does and no it doesn’t .

As we re-enter our city and commence shopping and doing the things that needed to be done, do we feel comfortable?  No we don’t.  It is faster, noiser, more complex than we have been used to over the last two months.

As we reconnect with family and friends, is it the same or different, are we the same or different?  No we different and yet the same still.

So how do you cope with re-entry?

Slowly, is my answer.  There is an easing back into life.

It takes time. It takes a reconciliation about what you need to take from your journey and incorporate into your life now. Red wine in SpainWe enjoyed drinking chilled red wine in Spain every day, so now our red wine is in the fridge.  We enjoyed drinking coffee everyday, so we have commenced drinking coffee and are easing back into drinking tea.

There is an easing in of new ways of living and an easing into the old ways of living, but now with new perceptions and wisdoms of the old ways.

How long will re-entry or reconnection take?

As long as it takes, by putting one foot in front of the other.

Tracy xx

Countdown is on

Sometimes as we look forward to some things in our lives, we can wish our lives away whilst counting down until we get to our big goal.

STS-129_Launch_Countdown_SignI am 10 days away from going on our 800klm pilgrimige across Spain.  I am trying not to count down the days, but I feel like I am at a loose end.  I don’t feel like watching movies, there are only so many times you can clean the house.  I am just waiting…….

It is exciting to be getting ready for something big.

There have been many times throughout our lives where we may have counted down the days.  Going to school, getting married, starting a new job, buying a house or even having a baby.

So instead of counting down I am savouring the moments.  Noticing the weather, the sky, the sunrise, the temperature.  Visiting important people in my life before I go.

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Oh dear I just cant help myself, 10 days and counting…. Tracy x

Who is living in a fairy tale?

Once upon a time…..

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There was a little girl with red hair and she thought she could fly just like Mary Poppins.  She went outside with her umbrella, stood on the stool and jumped.  As she floated to the ground, she knew she had flown.

Now sadly her sisters didn’t believe her.   Was it the wind that caught her light weight or something else?

Image by dream_story_book_by_holliewood1391-d2zonf0Believe it or not we all have stories that may or may not be true.  But you don’t have to be 5 to be telling them, you might be 25, 45 even 75, because our lives are full of stories and our stories are full of perceptions.

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Most statements people make are littered with perceptions or how they see and experience the world.  So is their world just a fairy tale?

I have spent the week listening to myself and seeing how much of a fairy tale I live in.  I was surprised, I could barely make a statement without it having perceptions all though it.  Why don’t you try it and just see?

There is a nice gentle breeze passing by, I am just going to get my unbrella….

Tracy.

Trust

Trust is an amazing tool that we all have.  Do you trust in yourself?  Do you trust in yourself as much as you could?

trustTrust has a flow on effect in our lives.  If you trust, all things that you need will come to you.

i-want-more-111795-530-530Trust doesn’t come from ‘ego wants’.  Trust comes from ‘your highest good needs’ and there is a difference.

Everyday whilst I have been away in the UAE I have trusted.  I trusted what I needed would come to me.  Whether I was reading the newspaper or shopping for some food, I found that examples I could use in my sessions based on activities in the UAE arrived for me.   I purchased my special UAE celebratory sunglasses which I used as an example of linear creativity.

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Dubai winning the 2020 Expo bid was a great example of strategic management. The rainy weather over here was also another example.  An article in the newspaper about an Emirate citizen that lived without power many years ago was used for creative and innovative thinking, how would you cope if you didn’t have power now.

5-everything-you-needIt is powerful to trust and know that what you need will come your way.

So do you trust?  Watch out that your trust is not dusted with doubt.  It only works if your trust is trust only!

Once you step into the flow of trust it is amazing, powerful, supportive and loving.

Trusting in life, Tracy xx

What is a spiritual home?

Do you know where your spiritual home is? Do you know what it would be like to be there?

homesweet homeA spiritual home is where you and your soul feel comfortable.

It is a place where life flows.

In the flowIt is where doors are unlocked.

It is a place of peacefulness but not outside of you, but on the inside of you.

It is where your heart can open and shine.

It is where time means nothing.

It is where you are authentically you.

authentic selfIt is where you are inspired.

It is where you are truthful to yourself and others.

Have you found your spiritual home?

Everyone can, all you have to do is, be open, ask yourselves the statements above, see if the answers are yes.  If so, you have found your spiritual home.

Living in my spiritual home, Tracy xx