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.

Advertisements

Self-Reliance – The Nature of Being

work_7347691_5_flat,300x300,075,tLiving authentically through our physical nature guided by our spiritual essence can lead us into great change and transformation, and back into the enlightened Beings that we truly are…

In our utmost Authenticity we are Pure Consciousness and are the very essence of Love, Light, Joy, and Divine Inspiration.  We are Pure Spirit.  We are Mind in action.  We are a Soul, the Witness, the Observer, the Seer, and all else that identify the I AM…ness of all that exists within us, through us, around us, and as us.  We are Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience.  We have chosen to be here…NOW.

AND SO, HERE WE ARE.  In our physical bodies.   In this moment.  Living in the Now.  How do we incorporate all that we are in our spiritual essence into our human experience?  Is there an authenticity about our human nature as well?  And, what does Self-Reliance have to do with Authenticity? 

Being self-reliant is at the very heart of who we are in our authenticity because it emanates from our spiritual essence.  It is that genius within us all.  It is our divinity.  It is the very knowing that whatever we need resides within us as the absolute power to direct our lives with a deeper sense of our aliveness.  We are simply encouraged to become aware of this power and embody it fully into our humanness for the greater enjoyment of our physical journey.  Let us remember that while we may understand who we are in our higher level of consciousness, we are also encouraged to find the balance between our spiritual beingness and keeping it “real” in our physical existence.  We are encouraged to honor our bodies and how it serves us through every facet of our experiences, for we are pure consciousness in physical motion.  We are the very essence of how life expresses through and as us.  We are the magnificent out-picturing of Love.  We are in spiritual partnership with Life.

thCAZYUPP0For many of us, our physical journey thus far has taken us into places that have kept us from knowing our utmost divinity.  How did this happen?  Before we move into a place of judgment, let us remember that we were all born into and influenced by the traditions of our family environment, immediate surroundings, as well as the collective consciousness…all of which continues to be a factor unless we choose otherwise.  We have also been conditioned by and through all that we have personally experienced.  All of these things and more have created our beliefs and belief systems.  And all of these things have made a significant difference in our internal makeup…some of which have caused us to move from our inherent love to the learned fear that blocks our divine light and natural radiance.  The wisdom we can glean from this  is that we also have the innate power to change anything we choose to change through the unstoppable power of our self-reliant nature.

When we have the desire to create change in our lives, taking full responsibility for how we go about it may not always be an easy choice.  When we do choose to follow our own way of being, we may need to find the courage to step out of our comfort zone and into the unknown with a deeper sense of our divine nature.  We may need to begin by being totally honest with ourselves.   And when we are ready, we may need to be open and honest with others as well.  While it is easy to accept the wonderful things we experience to be harmonious and in divine order, we may also need to accept every mistake, every challenge, and every difficult situation within the same frame of mind.  We may need to release those things that no longer serve us, which includes the people who no longer lift our grace and make us feel good about ourselves.  We may need to be open to the people who truly resonate with us, and with whom we can create meaningful relationships.  We may need to become aware and embrace our own projections.  We may need to learn to love ourselves unconditionally. We may need to be open and receptive to change.

stone-buddha-head-nestled-in-the-tree-roots-ayutthaya-thailand+1152_12971659706-tpfil02aw-23770How can we fully accept everything that happens to us as being in divine order?  And how do we find harmony when we feel challenged?

Many of us believe that harmony and divine order means that everything is in beautiful and perfect order.  This is true.  And in the greater meaning within the scope of this writing is that everything that unfolds in our lives are in absolute agreement with our thoughts, our feelings, and our beliefs…whether we are consciously aware of them or not.

By definition, harmony is a friendly agreement.  It also refers to synchronization or an organization (of something).  The word order in this context is defined as an arrangement or sequence (of things).  And of course divine means having a godlike nature; God; connected with, coming from, or caused by God or god or goddess. Are we beginning to see how Harmony and Divine Order are integral aspects of the way we bring to light all that we have thought into being?

So, when we are open to observing our lives from this perspective, we will see clearly that everything we are experiencing right now is the out-picturing of our inner life.  Our thoughts, feeling, emotions, our experiences, and everything in-between have created a harmonious arrangement in which the Universal Energies has responded in kind with a resounding “YES”.  We are the gods and goddesses of our own creation and are therefore, the very power behind the things that manifest in our lives and into divine order.  Please keep in mind that most of what we create is done on a subconscious level and not to be thought of harshly nor  judged.  We are only encouraged to increase the awareness of our thoughts and beliefs so that we can live more in alignment with our true self and experience life on our own terms.

We will continue to blossom and grow through this evolutionary process of our lives throughout our physical, mental and emotional experiences.  And we will continue to be guided through every interaction with the people, places and things that come our way each and every day.  While we may not enjoy every moment of what we see unfolding before us, we must begin to understand that everything we experience happens for a reason and is designed to ultimately move us into greater evolutionary states of our eternal being.  We are simply invited to accept everything as a means to guide us back into our divinity.

women green eyes fantasy art glow butterflies 1600x1200 wallpaper_www.wall321.com_16To gain a greater perspective of how our own lives unfold, we may want to observe life out in nature which has its own authentic expressions of its evolutionary processes.  We will notice how life expresses its beautiful resilience through trees, animals, birds, insects and every other living thing…all of which carry within their own kind a natural sense being, i.e. the caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly.  It is through these simple observations that we will come to know who we are and how we move through our own transformations and growth by every experience that moves through us.  We will see harmony and divine order taking place at every turn, through all the breathtaking beauty we see before us, and even through the things that may not be as pleasant to watch.  This is simply the very “nature” of nature itself.  This is who we are. And this is how we allow life to move naturally through us.

And likened to the many different expressions of life in nature, it is also important to remember that while we are all divine and have many fundamental similarities, we are also unique in our individuality.  And it is from this premise that we are encouraged to design our lives in accordance with our own truth and sensibilities, for therein lies the very heart of our soulful interconnectedness.

Remember, it is within our self-reliant authentic nature that we have within us all the wisdom and every means to create our human lives into the full radiance of the light, love, joy, and divine inspiration that we already are in our spiritual essence.  And when we bring our spiritual essence in balance with our physical nature, our lives will change from the ordinary to the extraordinary.  We will experience more love, more joy, more peace, and a beautiful way of living that allows who we are in our physicality to flourish magnificently within the kind of life that continues to perpetuate the absolute truth of the divine nature of our eternal being.

So, let us learn to live more from our self-reliant nature and allow it to guide us back into our natural state of Love, Light, Joy, and Inspiration…and the I AM within us all.

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.