"We are Conduits of Light here to Inspire Transformation" - Jemma
Lets face it. We are all Game changers.
At some point we have realized that there is more to this journey we call life than meets the eye.
Once we step onto our path it, it can often be very challenging and we wonder why the hell we signed up in the first place!!
But we have come for a reason. And we are all in this together.
Isn't that awesome?!
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What does Happiness mean to you?
This week I spent some time with someone who is really having a difficult relationship to life. He is in a painful place of blaming everyone and everything for how he feels and how he is experiencing life. As a result he drinks an enormous amount of alcohol to 'numb it all out'.
As someone who loves him dearly this is tough to watch. At the same time I realise that this is a part of his path. His choosing, and the best I can do for him right now is offer my love, support and compassion without judgement and understand that this is his journey and his choice. To lead by example with unconditional Love and gently encourage him to make some changes. And be there for him when he is ready.
It got me to contemplating..
What is true happiness? What makes for a truly Happy life?
I muse on this because we all have such different perspectives.
Gosh, when u live in a conscious bubble of awakening community like I do in Byron Bay, it's just so easy to think, feel and believe that everyone gets this. At least to some kind of point where they understand that personal happiness is not about a statistic or something outside of ourselves but something that is absolutely our own responsibility, it's about us and is really only accessible from within.
So how do we bridge that gap? Do we even need too?
All I can say with surety is that for me happiness is not about whether I live today or die tomorrow. One thing we all have in common and can not escape is that some day we will face our mortality. It will happen. Guaranteed. So what I want to be sure of is that I have lived the happiest existence I know to be possible. While I am here.
And what does that look like?
It's not about what's happening around me or happening 'to' me. Happiness is a state of being that is cultivated within.
It's a feeling of alignment. What is alignment? It's learning to relax so much in amongst whatever is going on (even the chaos) that we are able to tangibly know the harmony that resides in all things. In relation to what is. Whatever that may be, even if it's crazily unharmonious.
Happiness is quality of life. Not deprivation or over indulgence. Balance. Freedom. In - joy - ment. It's Love. Of self and of sharing that love with others. Of feeling like I have choice. It's not avoiding my feelings. It's welcoming them. It's not being afraid to follow my heart, even if my head tells me I 'should' be doing something else.
And it's in the moments of sweet realisation that I have been misguided by my head and making the choice in those moments to come back to my heart. Every time I do that, the guidance gets stronger and the rewards that come from following my intuitive knowing are greater.
It's experiences. It's learning. It's knowledge becoming wisdom, and the realisation of the moment that the shift happens. And how awesome that feels.
It's going from waking up feeling anxious every day to waking up feeling in so much complete trust and joyful surrender of what ever it is to come that anxiety just dissolves into curiosity and doesn't even get a look in.
It's knowing that whether I leave the planet tomorrow or in 60 years I have loved every moment in deep appreciation, awe and love for life and ALL of the experiences it gifted to me. I have given my all and learned how to receive with my all. It's cliche but it's living life to its full. Awake, present, clear, joyful and free.
It's falling in love with myself. Still mastering this one..
I think perhaps it was Nelson Mandela that said something about finding freedom within the prison walls.
Choose to be happy even when sadness prevails. Things at times are tough, yes or yes? At times I know I wonder what the hell I signed up for.
But then I remember - I did sign up. In fact I CHOSE to sign up. I was EXCITED to sign up. And I still am. I am here for a reason. This is the best 100 yr holiday of an eternal lifetime and by jingoes I'm going to enjoy every moment of it.
And I mean every moment - the ones i perceive as good and the ones I perceive as less than.
And when I choose to leave this Earth and return home to my beloved Star Nation, I will do so knowing I gave it the best crack that I possibly could, and that I enjoyed it to its fullest. That I fully played out the entire script and contract I wrote for myself before I arrived, and I didn't hold back on anything.
That is the definition of happiness. For me.
And anything less, just simply will not do.
3 MORNING HABITS TO CREATE A HAPPY LIFE -
Love Jem x
Sacred World Traveller, Cacao Priestess, Medicine Woman and Founder/Creator of the Inspirational Raw Vegan food business Naked Treaties - Jemma has a rich and colourful history that has helped forge a light yet insightful wisdom of her life's experiences. She hopes to inspire others on their journey as she shares the triumphs and tribulations of her own. Alway's bringing it back to a place of empowerment and self realisation.