Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pearl of the Day

"Release past baggage, in order to travel lighter on your present journey."

 
When you have accumulated many hurts over the years, the emotions attached to those hurts, become like baggage that weighs you down...and often make you sick, literally!
There is a way to release such baggage, in order to travel lighter on your present journey.
 
You are able to release those hurts, by forgiving the people involved and sending them love and light. This is not an easy thing to do and I learnt that the hard way. I had to do a lot of forgiving, over the last few years and I found it very hard to do at first, until I read somewhere that "forgiving doesn't mean you are condoning what they did, it just means that you refuse to carry it around, any longer"...this was what I needed to help me truly mean it, when I said I forgave them. Since I've learned the lesson in forgiveness, I have also come to realise that no one sets out to purposely hurt you and the majority of the time they don't even know that they have.
 
If someone does purposely hurt you, then that is indicative of the of person they are...and not the person you are. I have learnt that those who bully others, are simply crying out to be noticed, to be loved...love is something that has been in short supply in their lives. They haven't experienced much love and they don't even have any self-love.
Love or self-love, is the answer to every question...as another of my pearls says "no matter what the question, the answer always lies in self-love"...that's another story for another day.
 
With Love, Light and Gratitude
Natalie

Monday, June 23, 2014

PEARL of the DAY
 "Life is a puzzle and each of us is a piece, that God is helping to shape...to fit perfectly in the right place."
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 Have there been times in your life, when you felt like you didn't belong?
There've been many times in my life, where I felt like this. Infact, as a child I often wondered if I was adopted. I now see that the reason was, I was being shaped to become the person I am today. You see, each of us has gifts that are unique to us...yes you have unique gifts that only you can utilize in the way you can. Your gifts are to be used for your greater good and the greater good of all.
If you're wondering what your gifts are, just look in your heart and see what makes your heart sing, makes you feel alive, lights up your Soul at the thought of it.
When we feel like we are that piece of the puzzle that doesn't quite fit in rightly, it's only because we're not being true to our unique gifts...we are doing things (i.e. jobs) that aren't in alignment with our heart's desires and therefore we don't feel at peace with ourselves. We have this conflict going on, between our heads and our hearts.
Our heart is aligned with our soul and wants to make us happy...our head on the other hand, wants to please everyone else because it thinks that in doing so, it protects us from getting hurt. This conflict is what God is helping us to work on (we co-create our lives with God), in order to fit in the right place in the puzzle and be the best and happiest person we can be.

When we are able to balance the head with the heart, we find our place and fit there perfectly...the feeling of this, is akin to when you've away from home for a while and then return, you give that sigh of relief...do you know what I mean? It's that "ahhhh it's good to be home, there's no place like home!"
As my beloved mother used to say, no matter even if your home is a tin shed, there's just no other feeling like that feeling you've arrived home!
If you haven't experienced that feeling...KNOW that it will come, believe it!
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Feel free to share your views on this.
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With Love Light and Gratitude
Natalie

Saturday, June 21, 2014

PEARL of the DAY

 "Problems are merely challenges that propel us toward growth!" 
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When we encounter those challenges in our lives that seem to really weigh us down, it's hard to believe that there are any positives to be seen. I have found that every challenge I have faced, propelled me to growth and to become stronger.
 
When I look back over the times I was mostly challenged, I see that the greatest blessings came out of those times.
With my faith always a part of me, I found the strength to take charge of my life and steer it in the direction I wish it to go. I found the strength and motivation to chase my happiness. I found the self belief to follow my dreams, regardless of what anyone else said.
 
My book 'Pearls of Wisdom from the oyster called Life, on which this blog is based, is a testament of following my dreams.
It has always been a dream of mine to publish a book with my photos and pearls of wisdom, that came to me from Divine Source, to help me get through those challenging days.
I am a visual person and love colourful photos of nature, they uplift me and I hope, my photos will do the same for my readers.
 
You, dear reader, have the POWER to overcome any challenges, in order to live the life you wish to live...it's your life...take control of it and live it as you will!
 
With love, light and gratitude
Natalie 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

PEARL of the DAY

 
 'Fear is just an illusion...shatter it before it takes hold!'
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It has been my experience that fears, are blown out of all proportion, in our minds and they can have serious affects on how we live our lives. It has also been my experience that in shattering fears before they take hold, is the best thing to do, in order to live a fear free life....once they take hold, they become like a big monster that comes to scare us again and again.

I have no fear (faith helps with that) and when one creeps in, I talk to myself. Let's take this book as an example...when I started putting this together, thoughts such as...you'll make a fool of yourself, people will think, "what degree does she have that she thinks she can advise others" etc. etc...and they kept coming. It took me around 2yrs of inner work (and listening to some amazing teachers God sent me), to come to the conclusion that anything I wanted to do, I could do because I AM an infinite being, connected to the SOURCE of INFINITE POSSIBILITIES. If I could help others by what I've learned, then so be it! This is my life purpose.

 What others think of it, is totally their right to their opinion and I don't begrudge them at all. I believe everyone has a right to their views and I respect that right. I will still love them unconditionally.

We'll never please everybody, all of the time so I've decided to please me...to do the things that make me happy (because when we're happy, those around us are happy), to follow my dreams and do so with gusto and hopefully in doing so, I can inspire others to do the same!
If you have any fears, ask yourself "what is the worst thing that can happen, if I do such and such?" When you talk it through, you will see that the worst thing that can happen, will be nowhere near as bad as you thought.
Remember...YOU ARE an INFINITE BEING connected to the SOURCE of INFINITE POSSIBILITIES!

With love, light and gratitude.
Natalie

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PEARL of the DAY

 "While one person can make you feel worthless, another can make you feel priceless."
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Those who make us feel worthless, come into our lives in order for us to look within and find self-love. It's only when we have found self-love and self-worth, that no one can make us feel worthless again. Although we may see these people as a burden, they are infact a blessing...they propel us to growth.

On the other hand, some people come into our lives to show us that we are priceless. This is something that we always find hard to believe...but believe it we must...because God only creates priceless...and in HIS eyes, we are all priceless!

The photo above was used on purpose to show how something as simple as a blowfly, which is just a pest to some, can be priceless to others. When I uploaded this photo to my computer and saw the amazing colour and detail on this blowfly, I changed my mind as to which category they belong. So there you go...worthless to some...priceless to me!

With Love Light and Gratitude
Natalie :)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

PEARL of the DAY

 'God's unconditional love never wavers, it's only our perception of it that does.'
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In times when we're so busy with life and it seems that we don't even have time to breathe and challenges present themselves, it's easy to think that God has abandoned us. ...
It's been my observation over the period of my life, that everything that God allows to happen in our lives, is always for our highest good.

I have learned many valuable lessons from the challenges in my life, including unconditional love, acceptance of all that is and forgiveness.
Forgiveness would have to be the hardest lesson for us to learn. It's easy to say we forgive someone but it's not until we feel that forgiveness in our hearts, that we know we truly forgive.

Forgiveness of ourselves is as important as forgiving of others.

 Unconditional love...is loving another even when they might not be so easy to love and accepting that they are who they are and it's not up to us to change them...when we feel that someone needs to change, the only thing we can do, is change our perspective of them. Put on the lenses of love and see them through the eyes of love.
The only person I can change is me! The only person you can change is you!

This photo and the pearl above are an excerpt from my book 'Pearls of Wisdom from the oyster called Life'.
The message, is what I've learned regarding this pearl.
In times when I couldn't understand why God would allow something to happen to me, even though I had always tried my best to be a loving person. I felt like, He had abandoned me but of course I've learned, He NEVER abandons us, we just perceive that to be the case...He IS part of us and is always there to help, if we just ask and trust.

With love light and gratitude
Natalie :)
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREETINGS dear SOULS

 
 Pearls of Wisdom from the oyster called Life', is a book lovingly composed with empowering thoughts and beautiful images, that are a feast for the eyes.
It is a compilation of some of my favourite flower macros and messages I received from Devine Source, which helped me immensely, while going through some tough times.

It's my hope that in passing on the messages, I am able to empower the readers to view their lives in a more positive way, which will in turn help them live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

I have learnt that altering one's perspective of life even a little, starting by adopting an attitude of gratitude, seeing the blessings in every situation and giving thanks for them on a daily basis, helps us to magnify our blessings and takes the spotlight off all that is (seemingly) wrong in our lives.

Every Problem, is merely a challenge that propels us to growth. When I look back over my life, I no longer see the problems I had to deal with, as problems, I see the blessings that came out of them and how they pushed me out of my comfort zone, in order to be more than just a mother, wife, daughter etc...I am an author now (which is still hard for me to say), this is something I would not have envisioned a few years ago, even though writing has always been a tool for me to express my emotions in a healthy way.

I have done much inner work over the last couple of years and have listening to some amazing teachers that gave freely of their time, to talk on teleseminars. They all played their part to help me find self-love, self-worth and self-belief.
They say that when you're ready to learn, the teacher will appear. I believe this is what happened to me...the teachers did appear and I learned much...now I wish to pass that knowledge onto you.

I wish to use this blog, as a way to reach those who are in need of some help with their lives so please feel free to comment, ask questions or just stop for a moment and introduce yourselves!

Much love light and gratitude.
Natalie  :)