Reconsidering What Being “Selfish” Truly Means

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We often have an ever-growing list of tasks, obligations, and social commitments calling to us.     But what if we were Brave enough (yes, it takes bravery) to LIVE for ourSelf each day!?!?

I’m not promoting any selfish tendencies here.    But I am reconsidering what being “selfish” truly means.    We have accepted all “selfish” values to carry negative connotations….as if to be “selfish” implies that we are jeopardizing another’s well-being.

What if we are all infinitely blessed and inspired by the same beautiful POTENTIAL.   Would being selfish simply denote that we were “Honoring” our truest SELF today!?!?

I’ve watched my thoughts and actions over the last few days.    More than a few times….I attempted to hold my self accountable for what I believed my time needed to be used for.     I found myself making choices in my Head-space (according to what I believed “should” be)…rather than my Heart-space.     But I began to stand in Awareness….and to recognize that my body was guiding me in a natural flow.

When I began to Listen for my body’s guidance…..I could sense when it was best for me to defy self-imposed expectations and when it was right for me to surrender to the beautiful free-flowing moment in front of me.

This was a consistent pattern over these last few days.    I would start in my head…..then I would move to my heart….and then the WORLD around me would open up to joyfully co-create with me.     The moment I shifted to a heart-centered perspective….an outside force revealed itself to MIRROR the Light I chose to embrace within!!

So I fell asleep with a Prayer of GRATITUDE last night………………….and was gifted with a vision of reMembrance that lasted through-out the night!!

In my dream state…..I physically found a treasured part of my Self!!      At the beginning of the night (while still in that in-between trance)….this treasured part of my Self was a physical ball of LIGHT that  I held and nurtured.    I literally placed it down on the bed beside me so that I could go into a deeper sleep.     When I physically woke up to shift my body in bed….I looked for that ball of Light so that I would not harm it.      I suddenly knew that this LIGHT was not truly outside of mySelf!!!

By making choices to Honor my sweet spirit and to Listen to my beautiful body…..I found mySELF!!! ♥

Suddenly I knew………………….these people, places, and things that we naturally interact with…………..are not supposed to BE our source of any thing in this great big beautiful world!!!!

For if we don’t walk onto each dance floor excited to be there…………..then we are only going through some life-less motions to honor a perceived responsibility over the voice of our heart.

LOVE YOURSELF TODAY…………because you’re simply worthy of that Love!!!!!!

And then SHARE THAT LOVE with every person, place, and experience that calls out to you!!!

Together we are planting the seeds for a whole new empowered way of LIVE~ing.

In JOY and Gratitude,

Alania

Naturally Whole…and Healthy

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How often do we see ourselves as a work in progress??   We silently believe that we’ll exercise more, eat more nutritionally, bring greater physical, emotional, and mental healing to our lives, welcome in greater support and prosperity, and one day soon find the Peace we’ve been craving!!

In other words….we silently believe that tomorrow will be a whole lot better than today.  (((Smile)))

But what if we began each day with a prayer to genuinely remember how Whole, Blessed, and Healthy we are RIGHT NOW?!?!

This is my goal and intention for these next 7 days!!

Each morning I will still myself long enough to whole-heartedly welcome DIVINE LIGHT and SACRED REMEMBRANCE to fill my beautiful BEing!!     I will call on every Master of Light, Ancient Guardian, and Radiant Loved One to stand with me and ignite my BODY and SOUL to reMember the true brilliance of all I AM!!

You see………..I suddenly sense that some (I’m not admitting how much) of my energy each day is directed towards fixing mySelf in one way or another.    It’s not intentional.   It’s quite patterned and habitual.     So………instead of seeking to fix my insatiable desire to fix……….I thought I might simply REMEMBER that there isn’t anything to fix!!!!

If I stand strong in mySelf………and welcome PURE LOVE into my BEing each day…………………..I believe that all sense of imperfection shall become obsolete and fall away!!     

In the Light of Love…………..I AM COMPLETE, WHOLE, and HEALTHY!!!! ♥

I’ll keep you updated on my journey.   And if you choose to accept this challenge as well….then I encourage you to share your experience with those you love.

In Faith and Expansive Wonder,

Alania

Dear Spirit…What Is A “Veil”??

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Dear Spirit…What Is A “Veil”??

A STATE OF AWARENESS!!

As you are able to embrace a new vibration, frequency of truth, and experience as your own……you have lifted a “veil” of separation.    The experience of separation (from that perspective) is no longer necessary for you to feel comfortable and at home in your Self!! ♥

Channeled by Alania Starhawk

February 8th, 2013

Energize Your Experiences!!

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Whether you are reading an intriguing book today, baking cookies for a loved one, leading a league of young ones to think outside the box, or bravely mountain hiking through the Andes…………………I encourage you to ENERGIZE YOUR EXPERIENCES!! ♥

  • Be Present

Know that this moment is precious and is exactly where you wish to be

  • Be Grateful

Know that this experience is a gift of opportunity and brings many unspoken blessings

  • Be Aware

Know that you are the bright one designing and orchestrating your journey

  • Be YOU

Know that you are an infinite expression of divine wonder flowing in harmony with all that most beautifully is

© Alania Starhawk 2015

An Authentic Reflection

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As I continue to contemplate the ups and downs I witness in myself and in others………Spirit brings me this message of Awareness on this bright and blissful morn.

Dear Spirit….Please remind me in this moment of that which I neglect to see.

That you can not SEE the impact you make on those you meet….is quite funny.

You offer them each an opportunity to see themselves most genuinely!!    You pull no punches and hold back no authenticity.   As you see it…..so you react (as lovingly as can be).

That’s the ebb and flow of Life my dear.    

It’s the Gift of Living Authentically!!

If only the tide flowed in….how uncomfortable would each soul be??

A balance of give and take, inspiration and contemplation, must be had….to forge a foundation of Truth and non-judgmental Acceptance within yourSelf and all that surrounds you.    

This world isn’t filled with only lollipops and roses.    And still…does that make it any less perfect and complete??

Accept the Gift of Awareness my dear…and continue to SEED Light into all you touch.    But release the need to mold all into any “ideal” state of BEing.

Who are you to direct their journey??   The conflict can only be found…when you struggle with accepting all that naturally is.

Reflect…my dear.   Do not direct that which is not yours to direct. ♥

Be at Peace…knowing that your reflection is pure and clear.    If another chooses to see themselves with awareness too…you are offering them an opportunity to do so in your unique gift of authentic Truth.

This is all taking place on subtle energy fields of exchange.    You need not recognize all that is….for it to be.   Trust that your BEing the Light that you naturally are…..you offer opportunities to shift and expand.

Be at PeAcE!!   All is perfectly aligned for each soul’s perfect journey!!

How my world does shift with the gift of Divine Awareness and Grace!!   Thank you beautiful Spirit…for your support and your Love.     I am forever Blessed by each message of love you generously share.

In JOY and Ever-expansive Wonder,

Alania

An Intuitive’s Quandary

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Every intuitive soul can tell you that they often sense a greater Truth beneath the surface that is presented.     Sometimes that greater Truth reveals the sweet care and love that another is unable to express.     And sometimes that greater Truth suggests that there is an underlying disrespect or misunderstanding settling in the mind of those they face.

So…..here’s the quandary.    Do we, as the intuitive, respond to that which is presented on the surface??    Or do we trust our instincts regardless of whether they are validated in the physical (as of yet)??

It’s an easy choice to make when we are not emotionally connected to the underlying Truths we detect.    But it can also play havoc within our psyche when we are guided to trust and accept our own instincts above the proposed Truth of another.

If we respond to the Truth we sense…….our reaction can appear cold, selfish, and out of place.    But if we respond to that which is presented on the surface….we allow ourselves to participate in an empty exchange of shallow energy.    And if we no longer walk with integrity………we’ve compromised our own sense of BEing.

I’ve danced this dance before…..and have chosen to trust my instincts simply because I can’t not.    I’m aware of the chaos that ensues when I disregard my intuitive points of view.  (((Smile)))

I currently find myself facing two separate souls that I honor and care for.    One precious soul is in denial of the impersonal energy that has too commonly become the norm……and one can’t seem to see (even momentarily) from my perspective no matter how clearly I seek to express myself.

I’ve spent tooooooo much time discerning how to respond to each one.    I’m beginning to think that it’s not their choices that I’m questioning…………….but that of my own!!

It’s not only important for an intuitive to sense clearly and true.    It’s also important to TRUST our instincts without doubt of it all.     My heart is absolutely Pure!!    I wish to see the best in each soul!!     Seeing Truth (even varying Truth from my own) is not inherently better or worse.    It just is.    Acceptance of what genuinely is will allow me to redirect my energy productively….and feed a world of expanding possibility!!

Perhaps my quandary isn’t in how to choose, react, and respond.  It’s in being OK with how I choose, react, and respond!!

It seems that we return once again to the wise addage “know thyself”.    With that personal stance…all will naturally and harmoniously flow.

In Gratitude and FAITH,

Alania

Siva and Shakti Incarnate

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“The Goddess in her would not be denied this experience of incarnation: the loving for which they had taken human form.”

~ The Siva Purana

Surely the Goddess in me is calling to the power-filled One who embodies my Breath, my Heart, and my Light in masculine form!!     From the same source of timeless existence we’ve come to discover each other (once again) on the physical realms.

A perfect Siva for my Shakti • Now awaits my Siren call • Piercing through the veils • Of opposition and resistance • To settle into Wholeness • In the Heart of his bright Soul
May these mortal forms Surrender • To the Brilliance that can be • When we Choose to reMember • Our Natural state of Divinity

OmSatChitAnanda ♥

From my Heart to Yours
We Are ONE

In JOY and Remembrance,

Alania