if you choose to look for them, treasures can be found
On my way into work today, I saw a weed growing from a crack in the pathway.
Not long after that, I saw a crow eating bugs not from the ground or in flight, but from a side view mirror of a parked car and then again at the train station, birds were hunting the crevices of the platforms for food.
What came to mind was this simple little statement:
In the crevices of industry, treasures can be found
That is, if you choose to adapt to your surroundings and the circumstances presented, however unnatural they may feel or be, there can be treasures – if you choose to seek them out.
Happy treasure hunting…
How does your stress effect the people around you?
Without realising it, we often inflict our stress on other people, particularly those we love the most. When we have no personal outlet for it, it makes it’s way to the surface, in our body and eventually out into the world around us.
I’ve been inadvertently made to recall this week a time when I realised that the corporate world was no longer for me. I ignored that realisation. I let it bubble under the surface, in the body and eventually out into the world around me. I think back now at the stress I probably caused the people around me and am concerned to think that I held on so tightly to something that was actually not serving me anymore.
Today, I see someone close to me gaining more pressure of stress internally, they’re getting tired, run down and in turn I am starting to feel it too. As odd as it sounds, and as stressful as it is for myself to be in the midst of it, I am actually thankful for the awareness that i’ve gained through it. I realise now that all of those times when I was finally “ready” to quit that job, and not following through with it, was in fact causing the people around me to worry because my stress levels wouldn’t change when I decided to stick with it a little longer. Ahh… the benefits of hindsight!
While your stress is not necessarily the only factor in how someone receives that stress (personal experience and beliefs effect this too) you do have options when it comes to dealing with your stress.
A simple choice to do something about it, to seek help, to seek an outlet, to talk to those around you will work wonders for your body, your mind and the people around you too.
A few things have come to my attention recently which appears to be a culmination of some work I’ve been doing on myself around my abilities to see dead people. Some time ago, this was happening quite often. I’ve got stories of a business owner who still watches over the family business and priest I knew when I was a little child who came to say he’d passed on, almost to the day. That said, as quickly as it started happening,they seemed to quite suddenly disappear again.
Fast Forward to 3 or 4 months ago when I started working on getting them back. I’ve had a number of Kinesiology balances around this, particularly the fear surrounding it and have done a lot of research on ways to develop this skill, and ways to help alleviate the fear that sometimes creeps in around it.
Last week, I was going about my morning walk when out the corner of my eye popped a young boy with a yellow cap, hiding behind a tree. And when I turned my head to look, he was gone. Familiar with this sort of happening, I walked around the tree to see no one. There was no one there. They’re back! But how do I get them to stay for a chat? I only ever get to see them for split second at a time…
And as if that wasn’t enough, the other day, my man suggested I watch a TED talk about meditation (you can see it here: 10 Mindful Minutes). And it somehow ignited a thought that at those moments when I’ve seen these spirits, or had a prophetic dream that it has always felt “it just is” or “in the now” and that this was perhaps the best way to get to a point where I could chat with these visitors.
Today, I happened across an article about neuroscience research into mediums and what happens in the mind while communicating with the dead. What I got from this article was essentially that people’s minds were not focussed on any one thing, but on nothing in particular at all, no imagery, no memory, no emotion, they were in the moment. And then this afternoon, a beautiful elderly neighbor of mine was asking me about televisions. “I’d normally ask my son but he’s passed away now” she said with tears in her eyes. It’s moments like that I wish I had already mastered this skill. But in that moment, I realised that not only am I meant to master it, I’m meant to do more with it and that by sending all of these little signs or pieces of information the universe is telling me that now is the time to do so. And who am I to argue with the universe?!