SHINE!!!

Shine!

Leave your worries behind and allow your light to come through you!

You were meant to shine, not to stay in darkness.

Of course, without darkness you would have never found the light…

You are here for a reason – you are here because one day, many years ago, your soul wanted to come to this planet to experience contrast.

Pain, suffering, worrying – happiness, gratitude, joy – and so many other states of mind.

You wanted your heart to soar, to fly, to express itself.

See, your mind is a tool – it is not your boss, it’s not meant to rule!

The problem is that the subconscious mind picks up on so much negativity all around you that you think those thoughts are truly yours…

But once you realize that you steer your boat towards the shadows, you can take a different turn and sail towards the light.

The truth is: you can use this tool (your mind) to change your life by pouring more and more good thoughts into your consciousness.

Focus on the sun within your heart – and you will no longer be able to stay in the shadows.

Once the sun has awakened within you, all you can do is shine!

So be what you are the best, be the sun, even if the world around you is filled with shadows.

Believe in yourself – just as much as you believe that the sun shines every day, whether the clouds are in front of the sun or not.

You were born to Shine!
La Ara

Celebrate Life – or how to overcome a low vibrational state

My daily ritual is to celebrate life, in whatever form it comes!

Every day, even if I don’t feel good, I try to remind myself of the most beautiful things that the world has given to me – and the beauty that is yet to come!

Life is so grand and beautiful and every day can be amazing if you let it… if you don’t know how to start celebrating life, here are some things I did when I was feeling low:

I don’t meditate, I LIVE in meditation and with that I mean as conscious as I can…
There are exercises you can do like listening to inspirational speakers, listen to your favorite song in the morning when you get up and dance in front of the mirror. Get your energy up and start right there!

I personally love to watch and listen to motivational videos of Abraham Hicks, Bashar, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsh, myself (yes I record things and listen to my own voice – why? because that’s the voice in my head – and I train it to speak in beautiful, positive affirmations that way) and many more…

If I am really down, or low on energy, I listen to binaural beats – e.g. chakra clearing and whatever else there is out there – or I watch an amazing movie that inspires me.

As a singer I write my feelings down and turn them into songs. Sometimes I listen to my favorite musical and sing the lines out loud, that always helped me to come back to a feeling of bliss.

You do not have to spend thousands of dollars on courses of how to be motivated – there is so much free stuff you can do for yourself before you need to pay for therapy.

I had a depression and within less than a year I recovered from it.
I was lucky that my mother took me back in and did a great job lifting me up.

I also had a wonderful therapist who was more like a life-coach than a psychotherapist: after talking a little bit about my past and getting to know each other, she encouraged me to have goals again and only talk about the future instead of letting the past get me down… and the moment I got back on track, she said: Okay, Helen, you are ready now. I don’t want to see you here in therapy again!
I was also very grateful that my mother noticed the change early enough (although I lived in Austria and she in Germany at that point) to tell me that she felt I had a depression and gave me the choice to come back to her.

It made me face my inner demons, allowed me to look back with gratefulness and put my past behind me. Yes, it can come back and haunt you at times – but if that happens, see it as a nightmare and let it go.

Torn between many worlds and ideas for the longest time,  I finally realized what I truly wanted and went for it!

What is important to know about a depression is that it can sneak up on you – whether you’ve had a “good” life (according to society) or a “bad” life.

If it were up to society to judge that, I would have had nothing to ever complain about and had a “good” life (from the outside)… that’s what I was telling myself, too. And I felt that I had no right to have a depression… “You have everything you ever wished for. You have fabulous parents, wonderful friends – you are not allowed to have a depression.” Well, guess what – I did have it and I went through more than people who think they know me, will ever realize.

But those things are the things that helped me understand others in a more profound way – and I am grateful that I went through everything in the past.
I would not change a single day and a single choice I made…

I am in an incredibly beautiful state of mind and allow myself to follow my visions every day – and so should you.

If you are in a depressed state, or don’t feel good at the moment, know that it is okay. You are allowed to go through whatever it is you are going through… and for the “outside” things you can do:

Try binaural beats and positive affirmations.

Record yourself reading books or lines that can positively effect you!

Realize: you are perfect!
It’s not about being perfect in the way others want you to be, it’s about realizing that NO ONE will ever be the way YOU are! There is not ONE person out there who can fulfill your purpose other than you!

Now go out there (or stay at home) and celebrate life, for it is good to you – know that the more you celebrate life, the more beautiful things will happen to you! And if you feel overwhelmed or think that life is not good to you… then see who told you that: was that the little inner child that wants more attention, was that a tiny voice inside of you that wants to hold you back? Where are these thoughts coming from!

Every day is worth exploring… and enjoying!
The world needs you out there – so celebrate life in every way!

 

La Ara

No ONE Way

There is no ONE way.

If someone tries to tell you you have to believe in God or you will end up in hell, this is not true.

There is not ONE religion, there are many.
Any religion that tells you it is the only religion, is wrong.

We live in a time of choices – and whatever is good for us is what we should live by.

We should be grateful for that.

There is not ONE way to live, there are many.
Whether you want to have a steady job in a city or live your life traveling and making money on the side – whether you dream of a better tomorrow or enjoy the moment as it is right here and now – that is up to you!

No ONE should be judged for being different – because we are all meant to be individuals, not robots trying to only live ONE way.

Think about that before you judge anyONE’s situation.
How you want to live is up to you alone – and everyone else has the right to do so as well!

 

La Ara

Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom lately. I am the most free I have ever felt. I will never forget where I have been or came from.

The proverbial chains that I have been placed in from school, family, work or other duties plus the shackles of duty I have bounded myself with are gone.

The promises and burdens for friends or girlfriends or other unappreciative people I do not even know anymore, no longer hold me. I have cast them aside.

For good reason.

A step towards my own freedom.

No one can tell you how to live!

Not your mom, your boss or your peers.

Get rid of those who would hold you back in favor of more supporting company, or none at all.

Don’t be afraid to stand alone for your own belief in yourself and others are sure to follow.

That is how leaders are born.

Courage.

Bravery in the the face of worry. Know that you are guided when you start living the way you are meant to.

Fear is always there, it’s what you do with it.

Illusions have always surrounded and bound us.

It’s time to shut them down in the name of our own truth.

Think for ourselves and make our own choices.

Whatever they are.

Guestpost from

Timothy James (check him out: https://theawakenedadventurer.tumblr.com)