Thursday, December 24, 2009

Force of Nature: a movie, our lives.

Bonjour Friends,

If you wonder why I didn't write last week, here some pieces of information that might give you hints to figure out the answer.

Did you ever watch this movie? "Force of Nature".

Ben Affleck, the main character is on his way to his wedding when he met Sandra Bullock, a "free-spirit". Suddenly, anything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong.

Nothing is certain anymore: Can he make it on time for the ceremony? Should he still marry even?

Well...without spoiling the story (if you didn't see it) what is the messages behind all these "hurricanes"? What does it mean, when things get upside down in our lives? What is the right answer to follow?

The movie maker, obviously made a choice, even though two scenarios were possible.

1-The Light/ Force of Nature, was sending messages to the character to stop him to marry.

2-"The opponent",was playing tricks to prevent him from fulfilling his destiny.

Life is quit an adventure? Isn't it?

There are so many choices to decide from, to figure "the answer" to our "flood"of challenges!

It's okay to say it out loud: We need help!

We certainly can't do it alone, at least not in an intellectual way only.
If we want answers, we need to connect to the realm of endless possibilities: the Light within.

Obviously, there are lots of tools that I could mention here to do so, but one prerequisite must first be reminded: to get the Light, we must elevate our vibration above our nature and become "like the Light".

What does it mean?

When we transform our instincts/desire to receive for oneself alone to a true desire to share, we want (material, physical, spiritual...) things, to help others, we'll get the universe to work for us, and we'll receive all the answers we need: what we give is what we get!

In any case, when "make a choice with 100% desire to be with the Light, it  would never be a mistake! The path we are on will take us home any ways.

Another movie's quote comes to my mind as a conclusion:"Life is like a box of chocolate..." though I would add: Bite fully on it, savor it, even if the one you just picked, isn't your favorite flavor the next one might be the best ever yet! So, stay open to the possibilities: we are all on a journey of discovery.

Have a beautiful week
Sincerely, Ilanit

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pushing the rock

Bonjour Friends

The truth is that I should be in bed right now.
I caught one of those colds that makes you feel as you have been hit by a train.

I really thought about it, and then I couldn't do it!
This thought actually transformed herself into my weekly insight, and I had to share it with you.

Why could I not keep myself away from this promise to write weekly?

After all, It's not that I am writing for a magazine, or that I am even getting paid for it?

Well...our spiritual journey is a personal one first. When we commit to transform our nature and spread Light around us, It's a choice we made between us and the Universe: it's the perfect example of using our free will.

Nevertheless, we all know that "what we give is what we get", the choice becomes then: "simple".

Yet! When we share, we should do it without expecting anything in return  Sharing our gifts with the world (love, Time, Money, Talents...) is a rewarding blessing on his own.

Sometime, though we might question: Why are we still pushing ourselves when our world is scrambling around us?

To answer this question, I would say that once again, we should not trust our senses because we never get to see the whole picture.
We might not see the result of our actions (most of the miracles we experience in life are hidden to us), the opposite is also true, we don't see the impact of what we didn't do.

We live in a world ruled by the laws of cause and effect, and either way it would be consequences from our choices .

It says in the Bible about Jacob, after he went through lots of challenges, that "He sat".
Life can be so pressuring, leaving us on our knees, right?

It also says that at the minute that Jacob sat, he lost his ability to see the big picture/6th sense.

Remember we are here to push the rock that blocking the light, the universe will move it when it's the right timing.
Meanwhile, we just need to push.

Sincerely, Ilanit

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Athletic spirit for the soul

Bonjour Friends

I don't know if it's the effect of my education or an early intuition, maybe some past life memory? I just know that as far as I can remember, I've always been a highly committed person, a hard worker.

Since the day I started school, I've always given 100% of myself, and not only for the things that I loved or felt comfortable with but as well the others.

I was taught that "Discipline and Perseverance" help us to perfect ourselves and allowed us to test true freedom.

After all: Did we not ask to come in this world to earn "The Light"?

In this journey, without even learning about it, I also knew that we needed to give a place to everything:
"Body, Mind and Soul" are one ensemble that required equal work and interest. They are like muscles that support each other.

Talking about muscles: after having a stiffed neck for days, I realized last week that it was time to give back a place to my actual muscles in my schedule.

As I mentioned it in the past, I used to run in high school. Back then, I could run the equivalence of 10 football field in less than 20 minutes.

So...Monday, I decided to run again. Right?!

I went to the football field, close to my home and started running. The truth, I could hardly finish the first straight line, I had to walk...I then decided (not without a little pinch in my heart) that I would start slowly, walking maybe 3 times a week for 30 minutes and see what will happen from there.

Why am I telling you this story?

Spirituality in lots of ways is like running a marathon.

1-Spirituality require discipline and commitment. It's not like "a class" to add in our curriculum.

2-Spirituality must become part of us: a consciousness to give the best of ourselves at all time.

3-The more we practice, the stronger we get. In the spiritual language, it's called: "expanding the vessel".

4-Finally, if we think we had fallen, it's only a trick of you know whom? ( the opponent voice in our head, of course!)

When an athlete gets injured, he knows it might take time but with perseverance and discipline, he would get back where he was and possibly even higher.

On Wednesday, I walked for 30mn and run an extra field without even a stop, in addition I received the inspiration from this week blog!

Do you still have doubts that we will make it ?

What are you waiting then ? Put on your sneakers: Together let win the spiritual marathon of life and bring the gold/Light back home.

Sincerely, Ilanit.