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Perception is the way that we interpret what we experience. This is directly tied into our belief system. It may as well be one in the same.
Our beliefs tell us what is “true” (I have quotations around true because our truth is tainted or influenced by our beliefs).

When you observe our society, you will see an art critic saying about a piece of art, “This is genius!” But when you look at it, it doesn’t make any sense to you, so your reaction is that it is bad art. Who’s right? You or the critic? It could be that both of you are right.

We all feel that our perception is the correct one. When is it not right? When it has a negative influence on our life.

Years ago, I found myself having my heart set on purchasing something that I had to have. I was experiencing angst because I couldn’t afford it. I decided to meditate to calm myself down and get centered. When I came out of my meditation, I saw that what I couldn’t live without, didn’t have any hold on me anymore. If I didn’t buy it, I wouldn’t stress.

What had happened was that when my perception had changed, the stress and angst were no longer present. So any negative situation can be simply by changing the way we look at it.

Experiment with this. Think of a situation. How many ways can you approach it? This is the beginning of awareness and of being creative with the way you observe things and then thinking outside the box.

Looking at a situation and making the right choice, will always keep you in your power. We all have the right to take care of ourselves and be happy.


Lately, I have been taken by surprise by an overwhelming feeling of joy that overtakes my body. It didn’t happen because I have just met the love of my life or that I have just won the lottery. At first, I would just observe it and make a judgment like “I must be losing my mind!”, because these moments happen when I’m usually doing something mundane, like the laundry or washing the dishes.

I have realized that as our vibration reaches higher levels, we are given glimpses of another way of being. Joy happens to be our natural state of being. We are spiritual beings of joy.

If you have ever read Louise Hays’ book “Heal Your Body”, you will understand that most dis-ease that our bodies develop comes from a lack of joy in our Being. Not being in joy conflicts and disrupts with our natural state of being.

I was giving a session with a client who was getting ready to move to another city and was having trouble renting out her house. She exclaimed “ I’m tired of having to earn everything in my life”. Basically, she saw everything in her life as a struggle (another good example of “ a belief”). Recognizing this, I said to her, instead of seeing this as a struggle, find the “joy” in where you are going. Find the “joy” in finding the right person to rent your house.

Just this shift in our perspective can change how we view a situation (from bad to good), and the belief that timing is everything, helps us to have trust and not try to force what we want to happen.

Be sensitive to the signs and omens. Ride the wave with zero resistance. Stay in the moment as this lifts you up and gently lets you back down and then back up again. Acquiescence allows what you desire and intention to manifest. Have patience with joy. In Shamanism, the rabbit totem teaches you to know when to sit patiently and to know when to run.

Personally, If I want to create a change in my life, I will allow it no more that three attempts at it. If it doesn’t work, then I change my approach and try it again. We are co-creators, so be creative.

Don’t be afraid to tap into your creative self to come up with a solution.

When I was in my early twenties, I would read the biographies of very successful people. Every time I finished a book, I would try what the person did to become successful. Of course, none of those methods worked for me. What is one person’s path will not be another’s.

A few years later, I started following my intuition and my heart and my life became more successful. I realized that each of these people whose biographies I had read, had also done the same thing – They dared to follow their “gut” and succeeded.

When you follow your heart, how could you not feel joy? You do, because you are in the flow. When you have awareness you have joy. When you are doing what you really want to do, you have joy.

Becoming Aware

Our culture has done everything possible to create complete distraction in our lives from every technological gadget (presumably to make our lives simpler) to the media bombarding us with every celebrity misstep to intense advertising of products that we supposedly couldn’t live without.  These distractions may never go away.  But we do have the power to minimize our exposure to them.

Without awareness, these distractions can take over our beings.  But when we wake up to the effect that this has on us, we can eliminate these influences from our lives.

How do you become more aware?  Start paying attention.  Pay attention to what?  When you hear the same bit of information again and again. Or when a dream sticks with you. Or when your over hear a conversation and you hear something that pertains to your own situation.

These circumstances are not coincidental, they are the Universe trying to inform you of something.

Do not take any sign or omen for granted.  Paying attention and being aware is the new paradigm.

With the new energies of the new paradigm, we are becoming multidimensional beings, or more specifically, becoming our true essence, which is spiritual beings.

This way of being allows us to see a situation beyond the third dimension.  Understand that what we thought something meant, has a totally different meaning or more than one meaning.  So not just seeing it at face value, but seeing it in every way it is affecting us.

Belief systems are thoughts that we accept as truth.  This belief or thought is an energy thread.  When you have that thought, and it leaves your being, it goes out and connects with  similar belief or thought energies (this can be a person or situation).  So then, you and this person or situation have the common thread which guarantees that both parties experience what your belief system knows is true, as in the case of my friend and his new car.

It is necessary after having a “bad” experience, to go back into your past and investigate where you learned this belief.  Who does this person remind you of?  In almost every case it is either the father, mother or another influential adult.  Becoming aware of when or how your belief began, brings clarity to the situation.

Our society sells us this idea (again a belief) of white picket fences and a perfect childhood and family life that gives us a false sense of security and normality.  To be honest, I usually don’t trust many people who say that they have had the happiest and most perfect childhood.  Many people are in denial.  The perfect childhood does not exist, because that is when we learn and adopt our belief system from our parents.

When you quiet yourself and pay attention, certain emotions will come up for you to identify such as fear, anger or jealousy.  As you claim and accept each negative emotion you diffuse their power allowing healing to begin.

Our emotions are not who we are, but are a catalyst in the process of releasing old patterns.

Our bodies, also not being who we really are, help us to become aware of what emotions we need to let go of.  Our emotions can cause disease in our bodies. Once we let go of negative emotions, we start to heal.

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