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13 Spiritual Benefits of Chocolate

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Gerri x

 

There’s a Spiritual use for Chocolate?

Yes.  This is what I discovered after arriving in Guatemala at 11.11 on 11/11/12 on a synchronistically delayed flight greeted not only by these (very significant) numbers but also by 4/5 bolts of lightning.  A sign that this was probably not going to be just some ordinary journey!!  My visit was also synchronised with the important dates of 12/12/12 and 21/12/12; the end of the Mayan calendar and a 26,00 year cycle much celebrated and talked about worldwide.  The end of the world … as we know it, and the beginning of a new one.

After arriving in Guatemala, spending time in Antigua which is really beautiful and a world heritage centre, intuition guided me to Lake Atitlan, a haven of healing portals in the Highlands of Guatemala.

I had no idea why I was there and yes, fear did creep in, but no sooner had I transmuted by asking my favourite question; ‘What would I love’ when I met a wonderful lady who told me about ‘The Chocolate Shaman’ and his work; that was on day one, day two I attended my first ceremony.

Chocolate is The Bean of the Gods

Chocolate is The Bean of the Gods

Anyway, to cut a looong story short, I discovered that the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs used Chocolate for Spiritual and Ceremonial purposes.  I spent a couple of months going to Ceremonies and learning about chocolate and surrendering to the ‘stuff’ clearing gentle, powerful ways of this Spirit.  Since then I am honoured to continue to build a strong connection with ‘The Spirit of Cacao’ as a powerful teacher, facilitator and guide.  The Chocolate Shaman connected with the Spirit of Cacao nearly 10 years ago and she told him that Cacao is as ‘The Food for the Shift’; this started his journey of discovery.

Chocolate Tree 'The Food of the Gods'

Chocolate Tree ‘The Food of the Gods’

My experiences since then, 9 months ago, can confirm that Chocolate truly is the food for the shift.  I now run ceremonies throughout the world using my Shamanic tools from a 13 year professional adventure into the unknown, raising the mists of my own beliefs and assumptions.  I’ve been creating the life I love and guiding others to not only creating a life THEY love but teaching others about the magical secrets of alchemy and the elixirs of life!

The use of Chocolate has taken my work and the results in others lives to another level.  It creates a beautiful cauldron of love, allowing what needs to be released to transmute allowing more room for extra doses of light, love and magic.  Something we can all benefit from in these powerfully changing times!

During Chocolate Ceremonies, people connect with deep feelings of bliss, love and joy.  They sometimes travel through emotions which are stuck to get there, gaining deep realisations about their purpose, the meaning of life and the direction their soul is calling them to take.

There’s often wondrous ‘aha’ moments on why certain things have been a perceived ‘problem’ and how, in fact, now they can see that it’s their greatest gift.  With this knowledge, the journey forward is more empowered without the old ‘story’ but with a renewed awareness of the gifts they’ve been granted, even through the story! This fresh start often guides them to stepping into their power in a way they’ve never before experienced (often with them using Cacao in their work).

My passion is training others to run ceremonies and to teach the next wave of teachers.  The planet is changing, WE’RE changing and there’s a need for a great number of teachers to be the guides for the rest of the planet.  There are a lot of pain bodies to be soothed and transmuted, and that’s what my purpose is, to train the next wave of teachers.

There’s lots of positive health benefits to chocolate, it’s a superfood, it’s delicious and it’s also an aphrodisiac but I’m going to focus on the spiritual, emotional and mental benefits here.

Since my discovery about the magical uses for Cacao just 9 months ago, I journeyed to Hawaii & Canada where I held Ceremony, but I also journeyed to Costa Rica and I met tribes who still use Cacao for these purposes.  They also use it for initiations for both teenagers and children, and pregnant women.

Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

Swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

The Spirit of Cacao was one of the most revered of the ancient Mayan Deities. They called Cacao ‘The water that runs through the heart’, it is a Sacred, Medicinal, Psychoactive, Plant and Theobroma or cacao actually means “Food of the Gods”.

Here are ….. More benefits for Chocolate, taken usually in a ceremonial dose, I recommend pure, ceremonial grade chocolate.  Generally what you can buy in the supermarket has all the good stuff taken out.  Intention is powerful, so set you intention and enjoy!

There are thirteen benefits below, 13 is a powerful number, when the patriarchal power came to the fore, it was ruled as an ‘unlucky’ number but in actual fact it is the number of the Goddess and represents the new world of love being created.

The Magic of Chocolate as a Plant Medicine

1. Cacao opens the heart and allows for a deeper, authentic love based connection.

2. It promotes powerful journeying and connection with our spiritual wisdom.

3. Aids realisation on repeated patterns or blocks which might be preventing us from creating the life we love.

3. Stronger connection with the higher self.

4. Enhanced connection with the truth of ourselves; our divinity.  Chocolate is a powerful facilitator allowing us to delve into our pain, release it so that we can allow more light, love and magic in.

5. Powerful, otherworldly meditation enabling us to connect with our spiritual nature, accessing the wisdom within.  It also makes meditation much easier and more beneficial.  It calms the left brain chatter, and allows us to delve more into that nooo mind bliss space (see point 10).

6. Profound embodiment of new learnings.  Allowing us to feel in our bodies things we know in our head, our mind.

Profound things like that we are all love; love is all there is, it’s all the matters.  We might logically know this, and want to believe it and embody it, but we wonder how to live it and embody it?  Chocolate aids this pathway to bliss.

7. Feelings of oneness, enlightenment and ecstasy.  This results in more love in our lives, as well as a stronger, more familiar connection with our magnificence, oneness and spiritual capacities.

Under a Cacao tree with one of my Cacao suppliers in Costa Rica

Under a Cacao tree with one of my Cacao suppliers in Costa Rica

8. More enhanced, balanced male & female energy.  We all have male and female energy within, when these are balanced we live a harmonious life magnetising all we love to us.  This integration also leads to enhanced effectiveness as the divine creators and manifesters which we are in essence.  The balance of male and female energies allows us to receive inspiration AND act on it.

9. Access to the ‘one mind’ or unity consciousness allowing the connection with creative ideas.  With the enhanced male/female balance within, these are then made manifest….

Blurred waterfall with love heart, butterfly symbol :

Blurred waterfall with love heart, butterfly symbol :

10. More effective, deeper, profound, easier yoga and chi kung practice.  It improves on every level; physical, mental, spiritual, emotional.  This is probably the case with other practices too (aikido, kick boxing etc.) but I have yet to try others.

11. A deeper, stronger connection with ‘the light’, the new, higher dimensions, raising our vibration.

12. Stronger connection with our creative abilities; writing, painting, dancing, music or whatever floats your boat.

13. Cacao is a gentle, powerful feminine force.  It is the force for the new world.  By surrendering to the essence and energy of Chocolate, you can step into the higher dimensions.  It allows a deep Shamanic experience of ‘being in the world but not of it’ or ‘having a foot in both worlds’.

It is all about the messages that the dolphins deliver, the basis of Hawaiian Shamanism… It’s all about FUN and CONNECTION 🙂

Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman

Indigenous Costa Rican Shaman

This has been communicated to me recently in my own work and thorough witnessing what others are gaining in ceremonies and in one to one sessions.  It facilitates the clearing of deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual blocks.  It allows one to get to the root of any emotion or even any physical ailment, to discover why they have it and in turn feeling the emotion related to it; subsequently healing the original dis-ease and releasing it.

Please feel free to add a comment and assist with more magical benefits.

Mucho aloha!

Gerri

The Chocolate Shaman will be in Europe Summer/Autumn 2013, and I will be in Europe from Autumn 2013, with teacher trainings in Europe and a retreat in Hawaii in 2014 on the cards.

What Comes After The Law of Attraction?

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With tingles all over my body and slowly, gleefully sipping a ceremonial does of cacao I share some magic with you.

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Sunrise Big Island, Hawaii

Life is good. Life is only good because of the learnings, and those learnings came from some really, really painful, tough times and clearing my ‘stuff’. We’re all on an interesting journey as we come more in line with our own divinity.  Keeping that in sight is a very good thing as we experience tough times. Anyway, I digress; I’m writing about the Law of Attraction right?  What’s the LoA got to so with our ‘stuff’’? Well, when we clear out stuff, which we do by facing up to it and really FEELING our emotions, it clears them and we manifest what we love. There’s been a lot of fear around actually being real and feeling our stuff; our fear, pain, anger and other emotions.

The Law of Attraction made big news nearly ten years ago when the movie ‘The Secret’ was launched.  I remember watching it and jumping & dancing around my home celebrating at the message it conveyed.  My partner had been telling me about all this magic, how your thoughts and words create your reality and I must admit, there was a part of me that doubted him.  When I watched the film with its amazing insights and evidence I truly celebrated that it was now out in the mainstream.  As great as ‘The Secret’ was, it also brought up a lot of confusion, doubt and fear for people because they thought that you had to feel amazing all of the time.  If you felt any negative emotions, you’d attract negativity. This is not true and I feel like this is the most important thing to remember as we create the new paradigm.  We MUST feel our feelings to clear them.  Alchemise them.  Otherwise they’re lurking around under the surface in your subconscious creating again, what you don’t love.

Your Magnificence comes from those feelings, as does enlightenment.  There’s no quick route to a blissful life, it’s the journey and it’s through continually allowing yourself to feel your feelings that you get to bliss.  I don’t suggest you drown in them, just be real and allow yourself to feel them.  Neither do I recommend drowning them with things like alcohol, drugs, smoking, busyness, but just start being conscious of them.  There’s SUCH peace underneath those feelings if you simply allow yourself to sit with them.

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

If you look at my blog Beliefs & The Power of The Subconscious Mind you’ll see that it’s the subconscious that creates our reality.  So if our negative emotions are tucked away there, then we’ll create more situations where we are given a chance to feel them, so we can clear them.

That’s why those that push our buttons are our best teachers. We must FEEL our emotions, it’s only by feeling them that they can dissipate.  When we bury them, we’re letting them grow and we will only create circumstances in our external world over and over again which will make us feel those emotions.

Once the ‘charge’ around our sadness, guilt or whatever the emotion is disappears, the triggers in our lives will discontinue.  Some people are simply afraid of their feelings, they’re afraid  of their ‘stuff’;  the sadness, crying, anger, or whatever.

As my first Shamanic teacher used to say ‘there’s nothing to fear but fear itself’.  By fearing we’re giving what we’re avoiding more and more power. If our negative ‘stuff’ is left unheeded, it will manifest in our outer reality.  We’re all Masters of the Law of Attraction because we’re all manifesting things we DON’T want as well as those we DO want.

There’s a wonderful process in my blog Love or Fear? click here, if you’ve got some emotions that you’d like to get to unearth, feel and release or if there’s a pattern, situation or emotion that keeps coming up over and over. When you clear your negative emotions, you have room for the juicy high vibrations to create what you DO love.

It takes high pressure and temperature to create a diamond

The Law of Clarity This is the new law; The Law of Clarity, when you’re clear of your ‘stuff’, not being perfect, but not burying your emotions either.  Letting them flow, feeling them.

Then from that space of clarity you can create what you love. Use gratitude for where you are now and what you have; this is the bridge to even more magical outcomes. Let me know how you get on with The Law of Clarity and please feel free to share this post.

I love you!

The Power of Choice

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Dear Beautiful,

Remember your power!

In any moment, in any situation, you have the power of choice.

Not always easy, but it is a simple choice

Not always easy, but it is a simple choice

Choose who you spend time with.

Choose how you feel.

Choose your dreams.

Choose your state of being.

Choose what action to take.

Choose how you interpret anything.

Choose whether, or how you react to someone or a situation.

Choose LOVE!

The more you choose to be in love, the more you are being the change you wish to see in the world.

This DOES mean speaking your truth, and being courageous enough to be real with others.  In fact, it’s all about being real; from the motivation of love, rather than fear.

I love you!

Gerri

Ascension Magic & Patterns

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Gerri

 

 

I must share an incredible vision I had this morning as I tuned into my ‘Land of Plenty’.

The Land of Plenty is a place in our consciousness where everything our heart loves has already manifested.  It’s a Native American technique which allows you to leave your ego behind and see with the eyes of innocence everything which is true for you to create in your life.  These things normally lie hidden behind the mists of our thoughts, beliefs and assumptions.  In your Land of Plenty you get clarity on the path your soul is calling you to take and you can choose to consciously create what is true for you, guided by your intuition.

So, I tuned into one of the choices I have around my life purpose; ‘I choose the end result of sharing my Shamanic wisdom and humor every week through my events & writing.’

One of the realizations I had was the perfection of me and my path.  I realised that I already AM the butterfly; I have transformed.  My ego, however has been making me believe that I’m still the caterpillar!  I CAN fly and my DNA has already changed.  I already am the new paradigm Goddess of Love (tongue slightly in cheek as I say that).

“The stronger you become, the gentler you will be.” Credit unknown

I’ve been doing quite a lot of work on myself recently, realizing and clearing old patterns and I’d temporarily fallen into the ‘OMG there’s A LOT wrong with me zone.’  Of course, I still have some clearing to do, but I have gained a wiser, higher perspective of my patterns and why I’ve been feeling pain.

I’ve had a beautiful connection with a man who totally tapped into my biggest wound…  Our pain is created when we are children, and this originated when I was 6 when my dad died, yet the news was hidden from me (bla de bla, there’s a lot more ‘story’ but it’s unnecessary to share it).

Anyway, this has been a great source of pain throughout my life, bringing up trust issues, abandonment, etc.  I buried the pain for most of my life and it only started to come out in my closest relationships years later as I slowly peeled away the layers around my heart for healing.

As I’ve alchemised this pain over the years, it’s also been the source of my greatest treasure.  I wouldn’t have the life purpose I have and which I ADORE if it wasn’t for it.  I wouldn’t have a big juicy, vulnerable, yet strong heart either.  Nor my wisdom, humor and knowledge!

When this ‘wound’ was reactivated, I totally went into blame and anger and all the other stuff.  With the wisdom of hindsight, I realised that it’s pretty much nothing to do with anyone apart from me.  In fact he was doing me a service.  I was totally conscious of my ‘wound’ and how it was creating pain with this connection; it goes without saying that those we love WILL push our buttons, they’re the ones we let into our hearts and all our walls and our barriers come down!  What I failed to realise for a while was that my reactions and pain was the same old, same old I’ve been feeling for a  long time when I let someone into my heart.  I realised that I had a choice, to simply feel it intensely and deeply, then to allow myself to step out of it.

These are times of great change and those who ‘push our buttons’ are doing us a great service as they’re showing us what needs healing.

These are agreements we had before this lifetime; it’s such a gift that these people are doing their jobs so well (lol), so that we we move more and more into the dream of light, the lighter, higher vibrations we can leave this stuff behind… at last!

Does this give you a chance to reevaluate some difficult connections you might have?  Perhaps when you dive deep into it or into the feelings that come up, you’ll recognize them from the past?  Are you the common denominator here?  Is the repeated pattern, repeating with YOU as the main character?  Is it time to let go of this pattern?

I believe that when we feel a ‘negative’ emotion for more than a few seconds it has nothing to do with the current situation, it’s simply tapping into a memory from our childhood which needs healing.

I feel very lucky that this pattern came up again.  Like a caterpillar slooowly coming out of its cocoon I saw the gift as I learned to disassociate from the story and the feelings, heal and change my perspective.

When this happens again I’ll know to step back and simply observe, the red flag being triggered simply won’t require me to react.  Even if I do feel pain, I won’t judge myself for it, or judge the other for ‘triggering’ me.  In time, even the pain will disappear, in fact it might have already gone…

I’ve known for a while that whenever I feel pain, or experience conflict, it’s never to do with anyone outside of me… it’s all to do with me.  Even with this knowledge, I was still getting triggered, but now I feel like I have the freedom to step out of the negative loop and simply observe.  This is a powerful place, a place of freedom and a space of knowing that in any one moment I can choose how I feel, react, and ultimately what I create.  The state of AWARENESS!

This experience has opened my heart so much.  It was painful, but oh, such a gift… my treasure.

I have a lot of one to one clients at the moment and I’m generally holding an event every week; as soon as I had this breakthrough I was able to serve others in a much clearer, wiser way…

I could allow them to access their own wisdom in a similar way.  Often we would connect with their inner child to gain healing, wisdom and guidance.  I feel like this learning will guide others more and more into their vulnerability; their hearts so that we can co-create a juicy new world of love!

This new wisdom has made me softer, bigger hearted, lighter and I am eternally grateful!  I have such a love and respect for men; especially for my father for being the first one to gift me with the seed for this story and for you, who I trust by sharing my it will feel empowered to look at where you might be blaming others for what’s happening in your life.

Take your power back and see how your internal world is creating your external world.  It’s all been perfectly designed for you; so well done, you’re right on course!  Take 100% responsibility, it is SO liberating.

Dawn Butterfly taken by Gerri McMahon

You too are the butterfly, and remember the butterfly can never see the beauty of its own wings!

I love you!

Powerlessness

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I’ve just had the most incredible realization.

I’ve ‘known’ this for quite a while, but I actually FELT it in my body just now.  I did a ceremonial dose of pure raw Guatemalan cacao earlier because I felt quite stuck and I was feeling a lot of pain as I saw a pattern which I have been repeating in my life.

I realised that I’ve been in a ‘powerless’ position around two very important areas of my life; where I live, which is linked with getting a relevant Visa and my love life!  I even started to entwine the two to create intense drama, pain, chaos and confusion!  I was well aware that there was a thread of ‘powerlessness’ going on in my life, but I wasn’t really aware of the roots and depth of it.

When you believe you’re powerless, you assign the power outside of yourself.  This is something I teach and I’m well aware of.  Being aware of our beliefs is so important because they really do create our reality; but hey, I’m not perfect and I spent some time swimming around in the mire of one of my beliefs.  Other beliefs include being unworthy, not good enough, trust, and so on and so on.

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Anyway, I’m really enjoying being in the flow of life, following my spirit and allowing my path to unfold in front of me, while focusing on what I would love to create.

What I realized though, was that underneath this was a simmering anger and not having what I love NOW and having to worry myself with what I perceived as left brain, old world paradigm nonsense like Visas!

What’s so interesting is that due to Visa requirements I travelled to Guatemala a few months ago and created probably the most wonderful magic ever and added something worth its weight in gold to my Shaman’s toolbag – i.e. the use of Cacao.  Since then my work and life purpose has taken on such a power and a life of its own.  I’ve been using Cacao in private sessions, but much more exciting I’ve been holding Cacao Ceremonies & creating a space for others to connect with the higher realms, raising consciousness, bringing more light and love into our life and releasing pain and old hurts.  So, what’s interesting is that even the nonsense rules on this planet and the old world paradigm led me to discovering more of my treasure!

Anyway, with the realization of how much of a powerless position I’ve put myself in, while believing ‘everything will work out okay’ I was putting the power OUTSIDE of me which of course puts pressure on others and puts me OUT of my power.

Now, with that realization I’m back in my power and I’ve decided on where my path is leading me.  Of course, I still believe ‘if you want to make God/Goddess laugh, tell them your plans’ but the fact that I’ve taken my power back and I’m choosing which path to take is such a powerful, real, sexy place to be!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my spirit and The Spirit of Cacao for allowing that magic to unfold!

Love, light, magic & ….. ☹ drama, chaos, confusion, illness?

Cacao; The Food for the Shift

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Today I learned something I already knew.  Do I make sense?  Well, let’s say I remembered something I knew inside….

Anyway, the gist of it involves us moving more and more into the higher dimensions; my take on it is that we are creating heaven on earth.
Before we do this, we need to clear any ‘density’ or our ‘pain body’ as Eckhart Tolle calls it.  If we don’t, we’ll simply create what we don’t want; drama, chaos, illness.  I’m seeing this a lot with creators, artists, coaches, facilitators, healers, lightworkers etc.  You might have experienced how your thoughts are manifesting quicker recently?  You’re manifesting easier – and not all of it is what you want!  If you still have ‘stuff’ to clear, that will manifest.  I’m absolutely not saying we need to be perfect, but there’s a new level of consciousness that needs to be achieved so that we don’t create what we don’t want.

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I’ve recently been working with a wonderful shaman in the highlands of Guatemala (http://ceremonialcacao.blogspot.com/) who changed my life!  I learned that ‘clearing’ doesn’t have to be hard work, it can be easy and FUN!  I also learned a beautiful way to allow sensitive souls, highly sensitive people or empaths as he calls them how to be clear and NOT take on other people’s stuff.  This training is powerful and I’ve already been sharing it with very welcome audiences.  As more and more people are moving into the new paradigm we’re going to need to know how to guide them!  Many, many healers and lightworkers are needed to be guides and this training is happening now!

The Chocolate Shaman (as he’s known) was guided by ‘The Spirit of Cacao’ nearly a decade ago to find out about the Ancient Mayan’s use of Cacao for ceremony, journeying and inner work.

For many years his research drew a blank until, through a big of synchromagic, he was guided to a tribe with no contact with the outside world.  After 3 days of trekking up vast steep mountains and across raging rivers he reached them.  On his way in, he noticed cacao growing, so he asked if he could buy some; they told him to come back in a week and he could have some.

When he returned to the tribe, he shared his story with them.  He told them that he’d been guided by the Spirit of Cacao to research the Mayans use of Cacao in ceremony.  He told them that she said Cacao is ‘The Food for the Shift’.  When he shared that, there was a murmur and a hush throughout the whole village and he was approached by an elder…. (I always get shivers at this point in the story).  The elder informed him that they’d been waiting for him for 300 years!  Wow!  There’s a lot more to this story including the levels that they go to with Cacao use, I’ll share another time.

Sooo, after clearing a lot of my ‘stuff’ in Guatemala and attending many ceremonies I’m honored to be running ceremonies myself.  I’ve been using Cacao in my coaching and Soul Discovery sessions with absolutely magical results.  To be holding Cacao ceremonies is simply awe-inspiring and such a privilege.  I’ve been describing it as the sparkly cherry on top of the cake!

I didn’t realize I’d been searching, but in hindsight I was.  I flowed my bliss, my intuition, my higher self, my spirit whatever you’d like to call it and it led me to my treasure.

I’m passionate about sharing this wisdom, healing and fun worldwide, so please do connect if this resonates.

I’ll be holding events, teleseminars and working one to one with people in person and online.  Sign up if you’d like to be kept posted of events (www.SoulDiscoveryCoaching.com); you’ll also receive a report ‘3 Steps to Living Your Purpose’.

I’ll be holding a FREE teleseminar w/c February 18th , and my intention is to hold these regularly – probably every fortnight.  I put the link to The Chocolate Shaman’s website above, if you’d like to order Cacao from him, I highly recommend it as it is sacred, very high quality and processed by indigenous people.  If you’d like to take it to another level, why not take a ceremonial dose of Cacao while you listen to the teleseminar?  You can follow the instructions for consuming it on his website too, or feel free to email me souldiscoverycoaching@gmail.com.  Please do pay attention to the contraindications though (not recommended for anyone with a heart condition/on anti depressants), also fatal if consumed by dogs, parrots or horses.  Many of my clients are actually taking a ceremonial does an hour before our sessions and the results are even more phenomenal than before!

Feel free to touch base if you’d like any more information, I’ve never been so passionate about anything ever!

Share the LOVE baby!

The Power of Now – Hawaiian Wisdom

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There’s a Hawaiian principle which goes like this…. Now is the moment of power, or ‘Manawa’ in the Hawaiian language.

You probably know Eckhart Tolle’s book ‘The Power of Now’ which goes into great details about the power of being in the present; the abundant gifts.

I’ve been meditating on the Hawaiian take on it recently.  This is not something new.  It seems like it’s the flavor of the day with other famous spiritual leaders like of Anita Moorjani and Ram Dass also sharing the same message.

I agree with everything they say and I’d like to add a bit of my own magical perspective.  What does ‘The moment of power is now’ actually mean?  Well, I can explain from a place of being in my own power, my own Greatness.

It’s being present to your divine guidance, your inner wisdom.  Then, from that place of wisdom, it’s about taking real action NOW guided by your higher self, soul or whatever you like to call it.

It’s all fine and sometimes dandy if you want to live in a cave and meditate all day, but we’re living in this real, gritty world.  We have families and friendships to honor and sustain, we have careers, we have bills to pay.  Most importantly, we have dreams to manifest, we have a purpose to fulfill and we have a new world to create!   It’s all very well getting guidance, but if we don’t act on it, what good is it?

That is my passion!  Not airy, fairy, ethereal, never to be dreams, but dreams with the foundation that they’re true for your (powerful) heart to create so that you ARE living your true nature & purpose.

So you might ask how do we get into the moment?  Well, there’s lots of techniques to help to get the ego or mind out of the way, it depends what you love doing – and that’s crucial!  It’s gotta be fun, or at least pleasant anyway.

There’s breathing exercises, meditations, yoga, tai chi, chi kung, journeys; all sorts of things which are specifically designed with that in mind (excuse the pun).  When I started as a healer practicing Shiatsu over a decade ago I worked with quite a few high flying execs who would run a mile if I mentioned the word ‘meditation’.  Lol.  What worked quite well for them were sports like swimming, because of the breath focus, it was easy for them to switch the mind off and enter the bliss of the moment.  Swimming is also a great way to naturally effortlessly release grief and sadness, which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine is held in the lungs.  We all hold a certain amount of those emotions and to release them is powerful as it allows more joy into our lives.

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I feel like the best way to have easy access to bliss is to have a daily practice (like meditation) so you start your day clear and with an inner knowing of what “NOW” is like.  That is the “NOW” without the incessant thoughts, worries and inner voice clouding your vision.  With this foundation, there is an inner knowing as to the difference in resonance of the voice of your spirit or soul compared to that of the ego/mind.  I don’t want to put the ego down, it’s a very necessary part of us, however it has a very limited view of you, your abilities, others and the world because it’s got a limited memory – just from when you were a child til now.  It doesn’t have access to all the magic and possibilities outside of that.  It can be largely fear-based and act out like a pained, wounded child.

To be able to either move outside of this way of being and have an ascended view is a portal to creating your own heaven on earth.  This is what the new paradigm is all about.  When each one of us is in our own bliss, then we’ve ascended.  The ego can so easily and destructively remove you from NOW so that the greater percentage of your focus is on  worries, which means you take actions guided by worries, then creating what you do NOT want (I feel another blog coming on relating our actions, rather than just our thoughts and feelings creating our reality).

This brings me back to ‘Now is the moment of power’ or ‘Manawa’.  In the language of Ancient Hawaii, they were so attuned to this principle that there wasn’t even a past or future in their language.

Hawaiian sunset – Big Island, Hawaii.  The Hawaiians saw sunset as the beginning of the day.

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I feel like the main reason why I was guided to write this article is to remind myself, more than you that it’s when we act on divine inspiration that we can create the life we love.

That’s what I love.  I love seeing others creating their dream of bliss.  I’m also witnessing it more and more as I travel the world learning, growing and sharing my brand of intuitive magic.  The shifts I’m witnessing are very powerful – with everyone creating their very own ‘Land of Plenty’…  As one of my clients recently said, “one day everyone’s Land of Plenty will join up as we’ll have a World of Plenty”.  Here’s to that I say 😉

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