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What we hide behind our smiles.

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In life we can easily get caught up in the race and forget to check if we’re going in the right direction. Or even if we’re on the right track. And we usually never stop to question whether the track we’re on is the right one for us anyway.

From the time we were little we’re told what we’re meant to do; get a job, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have kids, you know the story…

It’s a formula that’s been handed down to us from people we trust. But when we’re truly honest, are these people that we love and trust really happy? They’re giving us advice because that’s what they think will help us have the best life, but as Bob Dylan would say; these times, they are a changin. 

They’ve made their choices and done the best with what they’ve had, but does that mean we need to follow down the same path?

And what happens at the end of it all, if you’re not happy? What then? Do you ask for a refund if it hasn’t turned out?

Well, don’t worry cos we can stop the steam train whenever we want, we just have to press the bell.

And it’s never too late to press the bell.

So what’s holding you back then?

The biggest challenge for most people is that they’re too scared to be honest. Most people that aren’t happy secretly think there’s no solution for it. They think their plight is futile so they go on pretending, burying the truth deep inside.

They fear that there’s no hope for them so they carry on pretending (without realising everyone else is pretending as well).

But that’s where we’re wrong.

While it might seem that there’s no solution, it only appears that way because the truth of the situation is is hidden from the light of day. We have to accept the truth first, and then our answers come. They might not come right away, but they will come. We have to be brave enough to open the door first, without knowing where it’s leading to.

The universe needs space and time to respond, but it won’t respond at all if there’s no invitation.

Don’t be scared to admit your life hasn’t turned out exactly as you planned. It’s that way for almost every single person. tiger, help, anxiety, wellington, hypnosis, life, relationships, life purpose, help with, how to, healing

It’s time to be the fearless tiger and speak up.

It’s okay that  you’re not happy, it’s a normal feeling to experience. And by admitting it (even just to yourself) you’ve just moved one step closer to feeling better – genuinely better.

With love,

Sharon

PS. if you’d like some help contact me at Waking Life. You never have to go through it alone – that’s what I’m here for. 

 

 

 

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Are you being called?

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If you are seeing repeating numbers, such as 222, 333, 444, or 11:11 you are being called.

You can choose to ignore your calling, and your life will continue in the same way it has been going.

Or, you can choose to answer.

There isn’t a clear cut definition of what to do to answer your calling, but to start off you can state to the universe that you are receiving the signs loud and clear, and wish to progress further.

That’s where life can get a little strange.

Once you answer your calling you’ll receive messages in varied forms. People will appear in your life, as if by accident, but they are very much there on purpose. There is nothing you need to do to encourage these people to arrive, except to say yes and accept opportunities as they arise.

You may also get given or come across books which will sing out to you, pick them up, buy them or borrow them. You are being guided to read them.

Websites, clips and videos will come across your path. Notice how you feel when you see them, if you feel excited then click on them. Watch them.

This is the time to be open.

Let yourself no longer be limited by the beliefs of your past, and open up to a changing future.

Hear your calling. 

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You may feel disillusioned in your current line of work and feel the pull to be of service. That is all part of it. While you may feel frustrated now, you’re feeling this way because there is something else for you to be doing with your time on this planet. The feelings of disillusionment and frustration ensure you do not remain stagnant, living out a life which is not your highest calling. There is more for you.

We are shifting consciousness and by answering the signs a whole new world can open up to you.

Yes, it may test you. It may trigger and challenge you.

But it’ll be worth it. 

It’s so worth it. 

 

With love,

Sharon

PS; if you’d like help to find out more about what these repeating numbers mean for you, and discover more about your calling and life purpose, email me at contact@wakinglife.co.nz for a FREE Skype consultation session. Or if you’d like more information visit my business page at http://www.wakinglife.co.nz/

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A Technique to Discover What Lies Within

This simple technique will only take a minute or two, and will help centre you deeply inside of yourself, with the intention to discover what’s really within you.

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Gaze into the photograph.

Let your eyes wander between what is visible above the surface and then down to the mysterious beauty below the surface.

Breathe in a deep full breath of air through your nose, filling your lungs and expanding your abdomen.

Exhale all of the air through your mouth, as if you’re blowing out smoke from the depths of your body.

Let it go. Let everything go and gaze even deeper into the picture. Let your eyes go blurry and just breathe.

Continue oxygenating your body while your eyes move between what is above the surface to what is down below the water.

Ponder, when you look at the rock visible above the water, do you have any inclination of what may lie beneath?

What beauty is within you, that you are not seeing?

What do you think other’s experience when they encounter you? What do they see?

As you reflect upon these questions begin to imagine a rich world within you.

Let your inner world be reflected back to you through pictures, colours and shapes in your mind, just like those in the picture.

Imagine that world filling you up.

How does it appear?

What does your inner world contain?

Spend the next few moments in wonder of what may be within you, that you’ve been overlooking and not seeing.

What appears when you don’t limit yourself or put yourself down.

Get curious.

It’s not often we allow ourselves to be mesmerised by wonder – especially about ourselves.

 

This minute meditation gets more powerful the more often you do it.

With love and wonder,

Sharon

 

 

 

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What to do when you're in a bad mood. Here's my list.

how to be happy, high vibration, raise your vibration, eckhart tolle, alan watts, byron katie, heal, happy, The other day I was in a bad mood. Nothing particularly drastic but just grumpy, tired and a little low. I was tired from a big week so instead of wallowing and creating dramatic reasons for my mood, I decided to flip on youtube and watch a video or two on topics which help me feel alive, expansive and energised.

Little by little and without really trying I started to lighten up. I was interested in life again and it really got me thinking, how often do we experience a mood and then create drama within our heads to attach to it? We love to have reasons for everything, and sometimes we feel a certain way for which we may or may not have a reason for, but then we go hunting for a reason.

As Eckhart Tolle informs us, it’s the act of linking a thought with an emotion that traps the emotion inside of us, instead of just letting it pass in natural timing. It’s okay if the reason is glaringly obvious, but it’s when we go hunting for the reason instead of just being okay with however we’re feeling, that problems occur.

Our ego-mind loves to analyse and create drama, so we don’t need to be creating more situations to call on it’s help. It’s all about accepting however you feel and connecting into your spirit, then proceeding from that space.

In light of my experience I thought it would be interesting to compile a list of high vibrational mood raisers!

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  1. Listen to a guided meditation -I know I’m a bit biased with that one…
  2. Watch an enlightening non-egoic video on youtube by people such as Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Esther Hicks, Bashar, Kryon.
  3. Read passages from A Course in Miracles, Opening Doors Within by Eileen Caddy or Osho (or any book that enlightens and inspires).
  4. Help someone else. (While this might be a struggle if your mood isn’t great, but it’s a sure fire way to snap you out of your internal slump!)
  5. Connect with someone you love through more direct communication like a phone call or in person.
  6. Ask “What can I give right now” – turn your attitude upside down
  7. Get outside, I live right by the beach so I flip my shoes off and sink my feet down into the sand.
  8. Do an Oracle or Tarot card reading to help shift your focus

 

 

What are your top methods to lift yourself up and get you feeling good?

 

 

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Time for some Conflict Resolution – a simple exercise

Let’s start today, to create an improved connection to the peace which is already within us, for we cannot expect peace in our world if we’re yet to create peace inside of ourselves.

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Sit down or stand with your feet firmly planted on the ground.

Notice all the parts of your body which touch something physical.

The seat below you, your feet on the ground, your back against a chair.

Breathe into your abdomen. Offer your body deep, replenishing breaths of air.

Do that for you.

Now use your breath to gather up everything which is attached to conflict inside of yourself.

Breathe into the conflict in your mind and thoughts.

Breathe into the resistance and tension in your body.

With each exhale start to breathe all resistance, tension and conflict out of your body.

Say ‘I release conflict from my body, mind and energy.’

Breathe it all out.

Continue with this exercise until you start to feel lighter.

Then say ‘I choose peace for myself and all others.’

Repeat, ‘I choose peace, I choose peace, I choose peace.’

Choose peace today, in everyway.

Wishing you a peace-filled day,

where miracles come your way,

Sharon

 

 

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The Big Blocker of Happiness

selfhelp, personal development, help, how to, guilt, whyThere’s something so strong that keeps us stuck in the reality of illusion, pain and struggle.

It holds us to our painful past and prevents us from seeing who we really are and becoming all that we can be.

The big blocker of happiness, keeping us trapped in a painful, hateful and hurtful world is…

GUILT

and it is completely superfluous.

We trick ourselves into thinking GUILT serves a purpose. In that feeling guilty helps us to learn from past mistakes, and prevents us from becoming an outrageous person with no regard or compassion for others.

But really?

When you question the validity of guilt, does it really do these things?

Or does it just make us feel bad. Feel lesser than, not equal to, wrong, terrible, evil.

And when we feel lesser than and crap what do we do from that place?

Do we spring out of bed, buy flowers for our neighbour, connect with our friends, speak up for ourselves at work, dream up a new goal to aim for?

No, we contract and hide away from the world.

Slinking like a shunned creature hiding in a back alley.

It’s purposeless and pointless. And makes us feel bad. We learn our lessons anyway, we don’t need to rub our noses in it.

So if not guilt, then what?

Compassion.

Toward yourself and others.

If you realise that you said or did something (or even just thought something) that may’ve hurt yourself or another, acknowledge it to yourself (and potentially the other person involved) then let it go.

A helpful method of letting it go is to do some self enquiry with compassion (and that’s the important C-word). Ponder for a moment why you might have done/said/thought what you did, and then go even deeper.

What was going on for you at that time, deep within?

Maybe you were wanting attention, or feeling unloved, or deep down you were really calling out a desperate cry for love.

Then tell yourself that you’re okay. Because you are. We all are. And we all do/say/think mean, stupid things….It doesn’t mean that you’re evil, horrible, or stupid.

It’s part of being human.

We all have those same thoughts, we all say things and even think things that we don’t really mean. And you know what? They don’t actually mean anything. They’re not true. They’re not who you really are.

Kindly let it go and move on. Trust that you’ve learnt all you’ve needed and connect back into your heart.

Recognise you are a divine being of love even though sometimes you might feel like you’re hiding your inner evil bitch. Just because you (and everyone else in the world, including me) have certain thoughts or feelings, or say things that are mean, doesn’t actually mean that’s who you are.

 

 

 

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Wisdom to stop those Sugary-Binges

acceptance, love, binge eating, weightloss, how to lose weight, best, how toRecently I’ve been on a binge of sweet treats. The bait is chocolate, choc-chip cookies, cake….well basically if it has sugar and cocoa in it I’m hooked.

I’ve experienced an interesting although not uncommon journey with sweet foods and food in general. Years ago I placed a great deal of emphasis on body image. I wanted above all to be skinny so I deprived myself of so many different kinds of foods. I remember sprouting on and on about how much I hated butter, which was never actually true but it seemed to get me attention (which I liked…even though I pretended I didn’t) and get me out of eating anything with butter in it, which (god forbid) might be fattening…

Healing and therapy work helped me to gain a deeper understanding about myself and the universe, and through further discovery I’ve mostly healed this part of myself. Through this healing and acceptance, I’ve been able to eat without feeling guilty afterwards, and choose what I actually want to eat and not just what would have the least calories or be easiest to burn off. I’ve actually discovered how to love my gorgeous body, tummy, thighs and all! However from time to time I’d find myself binge eating. And not just binge eating anything, I’d developed a strong inclination toward sweet foods.

A year or so ago another shift occurred amidst a chocolatey-binge session. I was knee deep in a block of Whittaker’s chocolate when I started to honestly question what was really going on. A part of me told myself that it was harmless and okay, however there was another part of me that was still curious as to why I was fairly balanced with my eating habits, except for the odd occasion in which I’d uncontrollably fly off the handle and wind up acting like a choc-crack addict needing hit after hit after hit.

I reflected on myself and my habits for sometime however I didn’t feel as though I was having any blinding ah-har moments. But I kept at it, sitting in gentle curiousity of myself without allowing in any guilt or critical thoughts. I was set on understanding myself with compassion and acceptance. And it was through this gentle and kind enquiry that I learned something new. I was lead to go deeper into meditation and consult my higher wisdom for the insight I desired.

Deep breathing and meditation helped me to get past the pesky thoughts which were popping up and crowding my mind, and I used visualisation to set off on a journey to a meeting place. At that time I was working with my meeting place being in a beautiful garden sitting under a tree. I waited there in my mind and called in a Being or Guide to help me with this issue.

I felt a shudder rush up my spine and then straight back down again, then goose bumps formed down my right leg. I felt the angel Archangel Michael whom I work with a lot, come to me and so I mentally said hello. Hello dear child I heard back. I thanked Archangel Michael for coming then I began to ask him questions about my eating habits.

Why do I continually have bouts of binge eating chocolates and sweets which I can’t seem to control? What do I get from eating sweet food?

Almost immediately I received a profound and insightful response.

You tell yourself you love you through sweet foods.

I knew exactly what he was talking about. All the years of punishing myself and telling myself I was worthless through depriving myself of foods, now I was playing out a misguided paradox.

It also made sense why these urges would come and go. I could see why sometimes it was relatively easy to be mostly sugar-free but then why I would have periods where I would crack and eat chocolates everyday for a few days or even a week. It was these times I needed love.

When I felt the strongest urges for a binge on sweet foods these were the times I needed to pause and accept and love myself. So conversely when I needed to hear I love you and I wasn’t giving that to myself I would turn to the sweet stuff.

I thanked Archangel Michael and felt I knew what I had to do. Anytime I craved sweet foods I could know that what I really needed was love and work to give that to myself.

So as I go through this phase once more I have remembered the understanding I gained about myself and my needs. I need some self love. When I pause and focus on what I really need it seems clear that through the last week or so I have felt uncomfortable and have been feeling a lot of pressure as my partner and I move house. It is times of change or upheival that I (and most of us) extra self-love is required.

Already I feel the cravings dissipate and a deeper more sturdy warmth holding me instead. I will encourage more self-love through some deep breathing, a good selfie-hug and a meditation to connect back into my soul love energy within -which is sweeter than any chocolate every could be 🙂

Do you have habits which you feel as though you can’t control? What could they be telling you?

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Top 5 Tips for Being Unreasonably Happy

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Over the years I have stumbled upon wisdom or experienced realisations which have changed my life. Many of which I have forgotten but some have left a permanent imprint on my life. They have left their mark because they have helped me connect into joy and happiness inside myself, rather than giving me a reason to feel happy which can be much more fleeting.

We all have the capacity to be joyful, light and happy at any moment, without any external stimuli or event. However as we grow up and become adults we forget that happiness doesn’t require a reason.

These are my top five tips for being happy right now, before you’ve changed anything in the external world – like your job, financial situation, lover etc.

1.          Notice likeness over differences.
             This is the most beneficial use of our overused ability to judge other people and ourselves. Hundreds of times in everyday we distinguish how people are different from us, how they are right or wrong, better or worse, what we like or dislike about them. We put ourselves down by comparing ourselves to others and then pump ourselves up by degrading others, when the most beneficial and freeing way to use judgement is to recognise how similar you are. You might start by noticing obvious similarities, and then later on hidden ones. Or you might even just notice that we are all human going about our day doing the best that we can. But even just by giving it a go you will begin to feel that warm and fuzzy feeling in your chest and set yourself free.

2.          Write down all of the things that make you feel really good, and then do something from your list everyday.
This isn’t about what gives you momentary pleasure, it’s about what brings you warm and fuzzy feelings of joy, right through your belly and chest. The things that lift your mood and connect you with your spirit without even trying, and the things that make time feel as though it’s sped up.

3.          Think of others. 
Think about another person, a stranger or someone you know, and ask yourself what you could do for them. It might be as simple as sending them an email about how much they mean to you, or writing a review for their business online, or donating to their charity run. If you can start your day by doing this you are onto a winner. The most successful people I know (and I’m talking about successful in the sense of feeling happy and fulfilled) include doing at least one thing for someone else everyday. It’s a surefire way to pull yourself up and out of victim, poor little old me mode and right into expansive, beaming with love mode!

4.          Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
Yes this is the title of a book but if we could apply this one little gem then our lives would expand tenfold. The key here is to observe when you shy away from something or say no, whether you are doing it because you are worried or afraid. Once you catch the sneaky bugger in the act and recognise that what you are feeling is fear, then it will become easier to give yourself the extra nudge to say yes instead.

5.         Give up the Need to be Right
Firstly you might start with observing how often you deem yourself right and others wrong. Then spend some time pondering the viewpoint that potentially we are all just walking this planet alike and perhaps none of us really know anything in the way that we think we do. I feel much more free to express myself when I’m not trying to prove that I’m right and conversely that someone else is wrong. And what appears right in one moment, might in some future moment appear ‘wrong’ anyway, so just let it go and we can all be wrong or we can all be right. It doesn’t matter. What could you do differently if you were no longer needing to show others that you are right?

What are your top tips for being happy?

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222, 333, 444. Do you see repeating numbers?

11:11, 222, 444, number meanings, angels, signs, psychic, how to, help, wellington, spirit guide, Do you look at the clock right at the same time each day? Are number patterns like 222, 333, 444 or 11:11 showing up all over your life – on bills, receipts, clocks, price tags, emails? Well, you’re not alone.

Lots of people are noticing this phenomenon and many people have differing interpretations on what is occurring. Seeing repeating numbers is a really positive sign and indicates that you are becoming more aware and are on the right track.

Repeating numbers and patterns can be a sign that we are tuning into our inner guidance and intuition, and is also a sign that our angels and spirit guides are with us. 

When we start to notice these numbers repeatedly occurring in our lives, it’s a sign our awareness is opening up and we’re becoming more intuitive and sensitive. Often we see repeating numbers when we are in the flow of life and are being guided and encouraged to continue on this path.

We can also see them when things aren’t going well in our lives, and in that case these numbers serve as a sign from spirit that we are not alone and everything will turn out okay.

Next time you see repeating numbers notice what you have just been saying or what you were thinking about, and ask yourself: “how do I feel right now?”  

This kind of phenomenon can serve as a reminder that not everything needs to be explained by our rational mind and then neatly filed away in a logical compartment – AND that’s okay. You are being invited into the world of the mystical. It’s like an offer to take the red pill from the Matrix, and if you acknowledge the presence of these patterns in your life then you’re accepting there is more to life and our existence, than meets the eye.

Once you’ve noticing these number patterns occurring then it can be helpful to learn your language of numerical signs and establish what they mean for you.

To get you started I have included some most seen number sequences and their common interpretations, but always remember that it can be better to intuit what the sign means for you.

222 = is a sign that things will work out in the long-term, even if it doesn’t feel that way right now. It is a positive sign of encouragement and support.

333 = reminds us to not become upset with other people and to connect back into love within yourself and the love within all people. It is a sign to rise above the detail of our lives and to tune in at a soul level. These numbers also remind us to ask for help, both in the physical reality and to ask for help from the spirit realm. They are always there to support us, if only we’d ask.

444 = is a really powerful number sequence offering you a clear indication that you are on the right path and you are supported to reach your goal. This means your ideas will manifest and abundance is yours. It is a sign to keep going, action and effort will bring the results you desire.

 11:11 = this is a sign that you are awakening. You are rising up out of a sleepy existence that many of us live our whole lives within. Many people all over the world are seeing this sequence as our consciousness shifts. Sometimes when people are seeing this number sequence you may feel unsatisfied with your life and start to feel as though there might be something ‘more’. Your friends or usual routines may no longer satisfy you and you may even feel the urge to go on a spiritual quest of sorts 🙂 Follow the urge! You will probably be noticing other synchronicities in your life and you may meet new people or discover new interests. You are being guided.

When you see these numbers occurring in your life there is no need to think about it for too long, just go with whatever first comes to mind. The main point is to keep lighthearted about it all and have some fun. Not everything needs to be serious and we don’t always have to logically know everything.

For the rest of today, take note of how many different number sequences and patterns come your way! Jot them down and see what messages you get.

There is a whole new world just waiting for us to notice it!

By Sharon Cavill

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When do you look within?

Eileen caddy, opening doors within, love, life, inspiration, heatlh, wake up, awakeningEveryday I read a passage from a spiritually enlightening book that helps me to remember and feel my connection to love, my soul energy, my divine power and to remember the support that is always there for me. For us all.

The book is called Opening Doors Within by Eileen Caddy. Each pay is dedicated to a day of the year with the intention of helping inspire us to realise the magnificence that is within, and to hep us remember that everything we seek we find within ourselves.

The passage I read the other day was so inspiring that I felt compelled to share it with you all here. Please know to all who read this that you have been meant to hear this message, these words, right at this very point in your life. It is time to really hear them, to let them soak through you without any resistance. It is time to wake up to who you really are.

Why not start right now receiving your spiritual inspiration and guidance at first hand and not through anyone else?

Do you not realise that you have within you all wisdom, all knowledge, all understanding?

You do not have to seek it without, but it does mean that you have to take time to be still and to go deep within to find it.

There is nothing more wonderful and worthwhile.