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Sunday, 18 March 2018

A Journey To Freedom

I’ve had a profound shift in my perspective and mindset this week and I wanted to share my ephinany. 

I view life as a journey, a path to an end outcome that is to be enjoyed every step of the way. This week I was able to view the journey in an entirely different way that I had never done so before. This came about from sharing a post on my Instagram that stated “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”

I’d never looked at my journey like this before but in doing so I have totally shifted my perspective on my definition of what the journey means. 

With this shift in mindset my journey is no longer  about getting from A To B or becoming what I envision myself to be, I realise my journey is a journey to myself. A journey back to me, a homecoming to myself, for I am already all that I hope, aspire, and believe myself to be. 

My journey to self is about me uncovering one layer at a time, one step at a time, and that means uncovering one false mindset perception at a time.

I found the concept totally awakening. Your journey, your journey to self doesn’t have to be about becoming anything, it can be about unbecoming, it can be about just being...its your journey and everyone’s journey is unique. 

How freeing is that!! 

I love working on my mindset because it makes me feel so free. Certain mindsets can leave us feeling captive and enslaved.

I literally feel released from a mindset trap that I needed to let go of in order to pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with myself. A relationship based on the truth that I am already who I aspire to be and all I have to do is just be.

This week has truly been freeing for me and it made me contemplate the question, 

"How would it feel to live more freely?" 

Freedom can mean so much and mean something entirely different to us all. 

From freedom of time, financial freedom to location freedom. 

Yet freedom can also apply to your mindset and freeing your own mind. 

Sometimes we can limit ourselves just by the mere definition of what we perceive something to  mean. Once we realise this we realise we have the power the power to free ourselves from out dated definitions and make a shift in perspective about how we view certain terms, what they mean and how we can apply them to our lives. I discovered this when I re-evaluated my definition of what the journey means.

Writing Challenge

I encourage you to take a few minutes today to ask yourself these three questions: 

1) What is YOUR definition of freedom? 
2) Does it feel completely grounded and true to you?
3) How would living freely allow you to reach a state of joy?

Here's to your most free, joyful and authentic self!

 #justwrite #Justpickupanotepad


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Writing Is A Spiritual Practice

For this I am grateful,  all the amazing abundance of cultures and spiritual based customs the world has to offer us just waiting to be tapped into. 

My message today is keep an open mind along your wonderful spiritual journey. Spiritual awakening is the most celestial and enlightening experience, truly unexplainable as everyone's journey is different and no two are alike. 

The term spirituality is extremely broad because of of this. We all have a personal take on what we mean by terms like ‘spiritual’ ‘spirituality’ and ‘spiritualism’.

When I refer to writing as a spiritual practice, I simple mean writing is a tool and a vehicle for me to channel and get to a place of deep internal peace, love, satisfaction and extreme positivity. When writing I have managed to go places within and feel feelings I can only describe as TRANCENDENT because after I finished writing, after the process of writing and reading what I had written, I felt feelings that took me out of the range of norm for me.

Writing for me is a spiritual practice and I call it a practice because it requires practice it something I have to do and apply myself doing everyday. Whether it’s a sentence, paragraph or page i encourage myself to Just Pick Up A Notepad and Write. This is something I am advocating for via this blog, my Facebook group and on other social media platforms such as my Instagram page.

When asked am I a religious person I often say No, I am spiritual person. Mostly because their are a lot of stereotypes regarding those who religious and the fact I am actually multi religious. Meaning I believe a lot of things to be true and worth following or at very least admiring within a variety of different religions.

‘Religion is one body’

I view all religions as connected just like how our body is one body with different organs and limbs. So is religion in my view, the way I see it religion is one body.

For example we have one body but a variety of unique body parts and all serve a different purpose but when they work together it makes the whole that we are. The same with religion.

I believe there is no right or wrong in religion, no this is the path and the only path, no I am above and you are blow paradigms that separate us. None of that. Only wholeness and completeness. The foot doesn’t say to the arm I don’t need you or your irrelevant, so why should one religion or spiritual practice be deemed higher or better than the next?

I was brought up with Christian values, I have Jehovah’s Witness relatives yet from an early age I have extended myself to learn more about other religions than that of my own. I gained an A* GCSE in religious education because I learnt to objectively compare the differences and similarities between religions. Now I can appreciate all religions and happily integrate aspects of a variety of religions into my life.

 So what does that look like; well I have Christ values but I implement Buddhist philosophy, I pray and say God and end my prayers with amen but I also make reference to the universe, source and the like. I follow the lunar calendar like a Hindu and I’ve Tried fasting and praying at times to edify my soul like Muslims and Christians do from time to time.

In regards to other spiritual practices I welcome ancestors, guides and angels to watch over me.I study the celestial skies paying attention to astronomical phenomena and practice astrology and Tarot from time to time. I especially love integrating the knowledge I gain from astrology and tarot. I love how I take that knowledge and can integrate that knowledge into my life in a practical way as I create personalised written exercises around my discoveries.

On the whole, all of these combined take my practice to a whole different spiritual level. 
I am proof that education and not limiting yourself can infact benefit you on a spiritual level.

When writing setting my intention by opening with a prayer or breathing and meditating a few moments before I commence are two examples of how spiritual practices and rituals can be applied to anyone’s daily journal time.

There are so many spiritual practices and rituals to learn from which you can incorporate into your daily life and your writing practice. 

Whether it is a intuitive coach, a healer, shaman, life coach, holistic wellness practitioner, psychic, public speaker or yoga teacher. We all have a spiritual practice of some nature to embrace.

Writing Challenge:

What does spirituality mean to you?

What does it look like for you?

What spiritual practices or rituals do you currently have?

What spiritual practices or customs would you like to integrate into your current practices?

#justwrite #justpickupanotepad

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