Intentions of the Soulful Heart

heartTraditionally, the beginning of the New Year brings our attention to create change or look into other possibilities to enhance our lives. Are you someone who consciously thinks about making new plans to make this year more prosperous, more fulfilling, or simply more enjoyable? And how would you go about doing so? Setting intentions, making resolutions, something else? There is no right or wrong in how you go about it; it is simply about what you feel called to do, and the commitment you make to yourself to bring your dreams and aspirations into your reality. And of course, allowing the process to unfold by practicing patience.

Whatever that something is, in order to manifest what we really want, we may need to know what it looks like, smells like, taste like, sounds like, and how it feels…and all without limiting ourselves or the outcome. From a spiritual perspective, we are encouraged to use our creative imagination in order to see ourselves living and BEING that dream, aspiration or anything else we may want to manifest. For if we can see it, we can BE it. Remember, everything we can imagine and more can come into our reality through our thoughtful Intentions, imaginations and visualizations. How so? Simply stated, Thoughts are Things…and again, what we can see, we can BE.  I believe that every thought is an Intention whether we have entertained it on a conscious or subconscious level. We are invited therefore to be mindful of our thoughts and create focused and mindful Intentions. It begins in Mind…or does it?

morning-light-fantasy-vladimir-kholostykhWhen we set an Intention to live more from our Authentic Nature, we will begin to know what it is we really want to manifest and experience in this lifetime. We will begin to feel guided. We will begin to feel this from the depths of our Soul or Soulfulness…as we are Souls. We will begin to realize that perhaps some if not all of our dreams were placed in our hearts before we were born into our physicality…and that we are merely remembering them. We will begin to understand that we came here to this level of our expression with a Divine Purpose that serves our own evolution and the evolution of us all.

It is from our Soul Level that we will feel those divine urges to move in directions we may not even recognize are a part of who we are. This is because we can only understand our lives from a sense of who we “think” we are. This sense of self comes from what we have been conditioned to be from the time we were conceived and born into our physicality. There is no other way to grow into our wholeness. And there is no right or wrong. That is our life in our humanity. Remember, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are therefore subject to all the memes, traditions and environmental influences that create our existence.  It is a natural process of our growth.

It is only when we begin to feel that there is more, that we will continue to remember the truth of who we really are by being more open to infinite possibilities. And we will begin to set mindful Intentions that are in harmony with our truth. We will begin to integrate the Intentions of our Mind with the Soulful calling of our Heart. We are all on a journey of remembering who we are on a Soul Level and to express ourselves in alignment with what we have come here to do and share with other Souls.

We have been given clues into our individual Authenticity and perhaps our ultimate purpose from the time we were young children. We need only to1325715-bigthumbnailabstraqctdesktopnexus look back and remember the things we enjoyed doing. For example, did you like to draw, paint, or make things out of clay? Did you like to sing, dance, or play an instrument? Did you ever pretend to be a teacher? Did you like to write? Did you like sports? What were you particularly good at? What were you really passionate about? What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you have a vivid imagination?  And if so, where did your imagination take you?

Do any of the things mentioned above resonate with you? Are you doing any of these things in some form today? Or did any of these things lead you into something greater than you may have imagined for yourself? Does it bring you joy?  Do others benefit from what you are doing? I can tell you from personal experience that I never would have imagined I would be doing what I am involved in today. For one thing, who knew that my pretending to be a teacher would lead me in the direction of ultimately becoming a Minister? Or the fact that I felt a deep calling as a child to go to church even though my parents had never taken us. I did not even have a clue what church was, yet felt a need to be close to something I thought was there but could not articulate. I simply remembered loving the beautiful sounds of the church bells on Sunday mornings. It resonated with me somehow.  It inspired me to ask my parents why we did not go to church.  I do not really remember the answer, yet recall being invited to attend a church service shortly thereafter and continued going for years to follow. Isn’t it interesting how Spirit works in our lives? Perhaps I set an Intention without realizing it?  Or was this something that was imbedded within my Soulfulness?  How about you…do you have memories of being called to something you did not understand?

Life is an Intention in itself, and it moves in and through each one of us. We are Life. We are the Intention. And when we learn to live on purpose, we will be shown how to direct our lives from the depths of our beingness. We will begin to see Magic. We will begin to see things from a greater perspective. We will begin to see how Life unfolds through our heartfelt and mindful Intentions. We are simply encouraged to get to know who we are Authentically and allow ourselves to be gently guided to the Intentions of our Soulful Heart.

And we can begin to move forward being grateful for every beautiful aspect of who we are in this meaningful moment. For the energy of Gratitude alone is a Powerful Intention. And again, let us all be open and receptive to Life itself for it will serve us well. And remember, we are always supported by a most Loving Universe. Namaste’.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.Dr. Regina J Dekker, Msc.D.

The Power of Suggestion

Power-of-GratitudeWhat we sense around us consciously or subconsciously can influence the way we think, the way we see things, what we hear, how we feel, and ultimately what we believe…

The Power of Suggestion presents itself in very subtle ways.  There is no right or wrong to it.  It is simply a natural and gentle force from which we have all created our livelihoods.  We are merely invited to become aware of how this phenomenon works in our daily lives and how we can tap into its powerful energy.

WE ARE SURROUNDED BY THE KIND OF SUGGESTIONS that have the potential of finding their way into own thinking patterns and belief systems.  For instance, we have been given suggestions as to what is the best for us, what is appropriate behavior in various social settings, how to live a healthy and happy life, how to dress for success, how to create balance in our lives, and so many other well-meaning intentions.

And how about what we see on television given the advertisers aim for us to purchase products that will save us time, give us more energy, look and feel better, look younger, how to lose weight, how to gain weight, and other subtle yet powerful suggestions.  Mind you, all of these things are designed to give us the information we may need in order to give us a greater sense of our well-being.  No harm in that, right?

We have also been raised in cultures where things are simply accepted as a way of life.  There are many traditions that are commonplace in our environment and have been for many centuries.  We were born into them.  And we have lived by these traditions without any reason to doubt their pull on our own integrity.  And for the most part, we have been comfortable with the way things have always been.  And why wouldn’t we be?  They have served us well.

Let us keep in mind that much of what we may have embraced into our own mindset was done on a subliminal and subconscious level.  Perhaps we are recognizing that now…in this moment.  And again, we were born into a set of traditions that were already in place when we were born, which means that we are a natural part of how we all relate to each other given our human heritage.  In fact, we are encouraged to accept and honor everything we have believed and experienced thus far, with the understanding that all of it is and has been a significant part of our spiritual journey. When we can do this, we will have recognized our divinity and our evolutionary process.  We are simply invited to be open to learning more.  Remember, we learn as we go…there is no other way.

And because we are constantly learning as we go, we know that change is imminent, do we not?  We see it clearly throughout the changing seasons in Mother Nature.  Leaves fall away from trees in Autumn, snow covers the ground in the Winter, new growth appears in the Spring, and temperatures rise in the Summer.  The process of life is no different for us as we are part of nature in human form.  For one thing, we notice that our bodies change as we mature from infancy to adulthood, right?   The fact is that something is always changing within and outside of us whether we are conscious of it or not.  We may feel something stirring within us right now.

At this point, I am guided to share with you something a college professor said to the class in a business course I took years ago.  He said, “Don’t believe everything you hear.”  I remember him uttering these words in the form of a challenge.   This was a really powerful suggestion, one that I have given serious thought.   While I believed at the time that he meant it in the context of not believing everything people say, I have come to understand it on a deeper level today…especially from the standpoint of energy.

Most of us understand that everything exists as energy.  This includes the spoken word and all thought which have varying levels of vibration.  We receive thoughts from every conceivable source which includes our intellectual mind, our Soul, our intuition, our spiritual guides, and perhaps other spiritual forces. We also pick them up subconsciously from people through frequencies that we cannot see nor hear.  The same is true of what we may feel on an emotional level.  For instance, have you ever found yourself feeling great joy when in the company of happy people? Have you ever felt sad and not known why?  For the most part, these things may have a direct link to the subtle energy that always surrounds us from what is being said or from the silence of thought.   Some of us are more sensitive to this than others.  Knowing this, we may want to consider this element of nature when choosing our entertainment or anything else for that matter, because energy in itself is a gentle form of suggestion that carries within it powerful frequencies that can change the very nature of any moment or situation in one way or another.

We are also given a lot of information designed to encourage us all in our mutual desire to move more gracefully forward along our path…what is being shared here is no exception.  With this in mind, when it comes to listening to all this information and the suggestions thereof, we are encouraged to accept only that which resonates truly within us.   We are also invited to create suggestions from our own convictions through our self-talk and mindful thinking.  This writer is suggesting that when we learn to listen more intently to what we hear, see, and feel, as well as paying closer attention to what we may be thinking, we will become more self-reliant.   So, what more can we do to become self-reliant?

Let us begin to honor and love who we are at the core of our being, which means embracing all that we are and all that we are not with no judgment.  Remember, we are learning as we go.  In this endeavor, we are encouraged to become more aware of all our innate senses.  For instance, when we hear or see something that gets our attention, we may want to check in with our internal wisdom to see if it has meaning for us and truly resonates with our own sensibilities.  We are encouraged to do this not only from the standpoint of our physical senses, but from our spiritual sense as well…our intuition…our higher self.  This means listening carefully to whatever information we may be receiving from that sacred place within us that truly knows …that voice beyond reason.   We may also want to pay closer attention to where we feel the suggestion within our bodies.  We really do know what rings true for us.

Paying closer attention to our thoughts and feelings is a powerful suggestion in and of itself because we are being asked to trust in our own ability to make choices and decisions that best serve our spiritual growth.  Learning to become more aware of the origin of our thoughts and feelings and determining whether or not they belong to us can be challenging at first.  However, nurturing ourselves in this manner can only raise the level of our confidence and our creative power.  How so?  When we let go of the thoughts or suggestions that no longer serve us and that may have blocked our creative energy, we will have remembered who we are in our divine aliveness.  We are then free to create new experiences from a renewed sense of that aliveness.  By the way, we are encouraged to release in love and gratitude all the things that we have outgrown for they have taught us what we needed to learn, and are the very basis for our being guided forward along our journey.

It takes a lot of courage to follow our own convictions.  When we do, we will be living within the spiritual gift of our own incredible power.  This is the Soul’s Journey.  And within this realization, we will know that we are all here to share our divine gifts and evolve into something more…as individuals and in our Oneness.  So, let us be open-hearted, open-minded, and honor the well-meaning suggestions of others with the loving intention to only accept those things that truly resonate with our own integrity.  Let us share our own heartfelt suggestions and divine gifts with others in the same light.  And let us live from a deeper place of love for ourselves and others knowing that all of these heartfelt and powerful suggestions will find their way naturally into our greater consciousness.  This is how we are always beautifully supported by a most loving Universe…from which our gratitude emanates.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.  Namaste’.

In Love, Light and Divine Inspiration,

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Regina J. Dekker, Msc.D.