Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude’

Receiving

Victoria Helm's Personal MappingReceiving

What does receiving mean to you?  What thoughts and feelings come up when you hear the word?  Does the word conjure up visions of people handing you money and gifts?
Receiving is not so much about being pro-active, mentally planning what and how you wish to receive (not that it can’t happen that way)  But it is more about getting out of your own way, so to speak……… Receiving with no expectations, being in a state of wonder, awe, curiosity and serendipity.
Whether you are receiving inner guidance, or external happenings, receiving requires a heart connection, surrendering to the moment verses thinking of the future or past.  Perhaps instead of driving to your local coffee/tea house, you decide to walk.  When walking, you become more aware visually….the breath-taking views you’ve never had the time to notice, birds in flight, soaring with the wind currents, the brilliant and contrasting colors of flowers in bloom, the moon still available for viewing in early morning, the smells of freshly mowed grass or of a wood stove needed for the early morning chill.  Or perhaps you meet someone new and intriguing that lives just down the road.
Feminine in nature, receiving is the yang verses the yin…..the parasympathetic response verses flight or flight.  BEing in the Moment.

Experiment:

Take the time to Receive.  For one whole day, one afternoon or at least one hour, allow time for receiving – during which you consciously let go of controlling any of your thoughts and activities, or planning what you’ll do after your receiving period is over :)  Pretend you are a child on a new adventure; being, walking, or biking somewhere you’ve never been before.
See with new eyes, feel with new senses and hear with new ears…..the world and your surroundings.  This is your vacation, a vacation from your life of shoulds, heaviness and difficulty.  And you’ll find the more you take time to receive, the more it will naturally become a part of your lifestyle, creating balance and a peaceful-ness.  This will be your awesome gift for allowing yourself to Receive.

Be well, happy and joy-filled…………….
Victoria

Looking for Perfection

Victoria Helm- Personal Mapping

Looking for Perfection

I found myself driving around my small community searching for the perfect spot to sit and enjoy my lunch.  I had made it conditional. I would not stop until I found a place in the warmth of the sun, a bench for my back versus the grass, and most certainly it needed to be by the bay to receive the healing effects of the water.  Up and down the streets I drove until I realized I was becoming tense and if I did not locate the ideal lunch spot soon, my lunch break would be over.  My mind took a life of its own, insisting that I must continue searching or I would not be happy.

When out of the blue, an intense feeling washed over me and it most definitely was not coming from my mind. It was one of those Aha moments, no words, just a knowing that I was going about this in the wrong manner – demanding, controlling and making this exploration for the perfect spot hard and difficult.  I became aware that the perfect place to eat, or anything else for that matter, did not exist!  At that moment of  knowing, I knew I had the ability to see perfection in it all, in every encounter, in every person, and in myself!! All that was required was to look beneath and beyond my preconceived notions.  If I could just surrender to the moment of what is, not attempt to make it anything else and not try to fix it as if it were wrong.

What a beautiful concept… to find perfection in everything.

I was connecting with my heart, a heart that knows only Love.  And from this heart-space I then connected  with my Senses – so many unexpected delights found in the awareness of my senses.  I enjoyed the Sounds of the seagulls communicating to one another, the methodical and calming waves reaching the shore and the happy conversations among the walkers.  The Visuals would soften any one’s heart and melt any body tension – visually I was witnessing and becoming a part of nature.  Lastly, the Feel of the sun’s warm rays upon my body and within my Soul enveloped me with its blanket.  This simple, yet profound realization allowed me to relish my lunch and surroundings plus receive so many unexpected and spontaneous delights.

To have had this awareness of the perfection in absolutely everything is an insight I will not likely forget!!!

 

 

Victoria Helm

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November – The Month of Love & Gratitude

Love & Graditude

Love & Graditude

It’s time to stop and consider all you have and give THANKS!

As a Numerologist, I consider November to be a 6 month.   With Venus as it’s ruler,  6 represents Love, Togetherness, Forgiveness, Harmony within, Balance, Home & Community.   Interesting that this ties into the American celebration of Thanksgiving.

I’ve witnessed its effects all around me.  People’s hearts are softening, misunderstandings are being cleared up, loved-ones are noticing enchanting qualities in the other and forming new bonds.  Intimate conversations are revealing secret Joys, Passions, Hopes and Dreams as well as Fears.  You may have noticed this too.  If so, I’d love to hear your stories.

Compassion is the name of the game.  Compassion is the focus of the month and the seeds being planted to create a New Us and a New World!

Take the time to really feel the Love within your heart.  Allow this feeling to manifest into a Spirit of generosity and good will to all.  To only think of your own well being and personal desires will bring disappointment and separation.  Do not miss the opportunity to give of yourself.

Since many of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving, a time of sharing food, conversation and blessings with one another, take this time to:

  •  Spread kindness and share what you can.
  •  Note all that you are grateful for, and write it down before you go to sleep.
  •  Find it in your heart to forgive, yourself and others.
  •  Review your lifestyle and rewrite the script.

Remember:  “At the end of the day, Love and Compassion will win” – Terry Waite

 

Victoria Helm

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I will progress each day by dealing with the life that I have created
in a calm considerate and loving manner,
ever conscious that each moment of thought, decision, word and action
will create my coming moments, days and years.”
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