Walking through Fire

Life path, Life's Work, The Self

upWe go through challenging situations either or both because of these two things:

One – There’s a joyful and abundant outcome on the other side of the fence once we get past it.

Two – These are the things that we need to experience in order to grow. These situations will bring out aspects of ourselves that maybe we didn’t even knew we had.

When the first one doesn’t seem clear enough to you, pay attention to the second. When you reach that point where you’re asking what’s the point of going through a difficult period – maybe the point is You. Maybe you are being chiseled into who you really are.

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Rock the Boat

Life path, People & Relationships, The Self

confused…and watch how others scramble around.  Watch ourselves scramble. Those who can get their balance back will become more grounded and capable, while those who can’t will probably end up throwing themselves off in the water.

This is how we grow. It’s either we rock the boat we are in or life rocks the shit out of us.

Transitions. Liberation.

Authenticity, Faith, Healing, Life path, Manifestation, The Self

Circumstances don’t change. It’s us who do.

upCircumstances remain the same because all probabilities co-exist at the same time – what could happen already has, already is. Our focus determines which reality we experience. Pivot a bit in a different direction and our whole perspective changes. It could even feel like a completely different world at times.

When we feel like circumstances have changed it’s because we have changed.

It’s the will and the effort that we’ve put onto ourselves that transform our life.

 

When Things Don’t Make Sense

Faith, Healing, People & Relationships, The Self

sleepingThere are times when I just couldn’t make sense of a challenging situation. I couldn’t rationalize my way through it to arrive at a logical approach/perspective and I couldn’t seem to unearth the lesson/s it has for me either. These instances make me feel all tied up.

In hindsight, though, when it happens it could only mean any of these (or all) three things:

The lesson/s are not meant for us but for the other person/s involved. We are merely an instrument in his/her/their expansion.

I could even recall getting a clairaudient advice, “Drop it off. It’s none of your business. Leave it to us.”

The situation doesn’t make sense to us because it hasn’t come full circle yet. We need more patience and faith to let events unfold.

When I say faith, I mean “blind faith”. Only that kind of faith can carry us through situations like this. No one can tell how long it’s gonna take before the dust settles, or what will happen next, so we must have the tenacity to be there for the long haul.

We need to learn how to be compassionate and love unconditionally. 

Sometimes things just won’t make sense to our rational, human mind. When this happens, we must go check in with our heart.

Superhuman

The Self

dancingWe must choose goodness, love, joy, peace, harmony – all that lift us higher in spite of the heaviness around us. We must do this even if the people around us feel different and we may seem the crazy one. We may not always be able to be the person who does this, but there should always be some of us who accept the position of choosing to hold the light for all of us. This is how we lift each other. This is how we move forward together.

Even when it’s the most difficult to do so, we must hold into that light of hope inside us – the part of us which has never been hurt, never felt lack, has never been afraid, never been abandoned, never been lost, never been powerless.

It is from there that we can have the capacity to rise above any circumstance – to be the superhuman that we really are – and to transcend the limits of our human life as we know them.

 

Bask in the Sunlight, it’s your Divine Right

Faith, Life path, Manifestation, The Self

fruition

A mango tree never berates itself for not bearing fruits yet, even though many have long been waiting. It knows that a time stamp has been implanted in its Spirit back when it was still a seed. It anticipates its own blossoming, but doesn’t obsess about it. It knows how to appreciate all the stages and cycles of life.

It doesn’t ruminate and struggle with low self-esteem or ennui during the years that it has to go through without bearing a single fruit. It knows its already worthy and loved as it is.

Related post: In Praise of Divine Timing

bohemia

Unicorn thoughts

Poetry, The Self
Maybe I'm just tracing the lines 
of my comfort zone.

Going in circles.

I couldn't seem to find my way out. 
So all I do is go in circles.

Trapped in my own carousel.

It's already a miracle, though 
to have finally realized

that I am moving but not going anywhere, 
that I am in the same place.

'Cause how could I ever do it 
without having been able to step out of myself 
and observe my life play out?

What a weird thing - this duplicity.

And the world that allows it to be.

Sometimes being awake
only feels like 

self-flagellation.

Until we learn how to use our own power. 
The power of our own mind.


daena de guzman | 2017

If Writing is your playground, take it seriously

Creative Living, Faith, Life's Work, The Self

lizmayv“Writing” can also be substituted with any creative activity you’re passionate about. Whatever it may be, I’m telling you (in case nobody hasn’t), it’s your portal to your own Divinity. It’s where you can be creative, candid, curious, fascinated like a kid again. It’s where your inner child never grew up to begin with.

The Divine is encouraging us all the time to go back to this place, to keep a part of us always immersed in this state because this is what nourishes us. This is what keeps us connected with our Power. This is what enables us to see the truth in our existence and in life as a whole.

I got this knowing after posing these questions, “Why am I suddenly writing again? Why do YOU want me to write again?”

I have always been a writer. I’ve been writing essays, stories and poems since I was in grade school. The people around me have always seen me as a writer. They read my stuff, they liked my stuff, they liked working with me. I didn’t have to do anything, basically, to make a mark and make them accept me as a writer. I simply wrote. I wrote profusely.

I read a lot, too. I read all sorts of stuff – fiction, non-fiction, texts in English, texts in Filipino, old stuff, new stuff, I devoured books and magazines about writing. I took up writing classes. I got rejected, many – too many – times, too.

I kept a journal quite consistently as well. Writing, to me, is as necessary for my survival as thinking. I think through my writing. I make sense of things by writing them down. I release energy through writing. I come to life by writing.

I access the Subtle, the Ethereal through writing. It is one of my connections to the Divine. It teaches me about forging and strengthening this connection. It enables me to get better at harnessing its force down to our material dimension.

It is my playground. It is where my Spirit can breathe and run wild. It is where my Spirit is unbounded, unhinged by fears and other kinds of limiting beliefs.

I have been questioning my own passion for writing lately. I felt self-serving that I was spending a lot  of time – too much, I would even say – on it. I berated myself with thoughts of playing small, thinking that I was wasting precious time on something silly. People around me no longer cared about my writing. My kindred spirits were all gone.

But then, the Divine explained to me why it was important, why I had to take it seriously. It is my intention that you learn how to honor your passion completely as well. It probably is your smoothest portal to your own Divinity. When you unlock that, my friend, that serves beyond just yourself. We all bask in each other’s light.

xoxo

sd

The blueprint of our Journey

Life path, Manifestation, The Self

summoned

mountaintopThis may sound insane, but I believe that we actually create the situations we come across – especially the most challenging ones.

Overcoming those challenges equals our spiritual growth. It means leveling up our game. In a way, it certifies us for more success and joy as well.

I know it would be a struggle to do it right during those times when we feel miserable and exhausted. But just to help ourselves without beating ourselves – we can take a glimpse of all the awesomeness that is to come out of whatever it is we are struggling with. This can provide us with an expanded perspective and may lighten our load.

Looking back into my journey, it makes sense now that I’ve actually summoned those experiences – especially the pitfalls and uphills. I needed those challenges to become who I wanted to be on a soul level. I need those challenges to unlock the life experiences I wanna have and to attract the kinds of people I wanna be connected with.

Likewise, by looking back into my recent challenges and successes I can somehow predict now what my next challenges are gonna be. For instance, I’m aware that I have this habit of walking out of situations when things get tough. Until now I still believe that I was right in doing so. Those situations were toxic in ways that didn’t match my strength. But I am also aware that I could’ve stepped out in ways that are more mature and diplomatic. I know sooner or later that I would have to learn how to stay and be assertive – how to argue and how to fight.

I also know that by the time I’m able to level up and grow – I know that it’s also because it’ll be worth it.

If you look carefully into your past, could you see some meaning there? Are you able to sense the blueprint of how your path will unfold? Coming from where you are right now, do you have a knowing regards to where you are headed? How do you feel about it?

 

 

The Silent Warrior

Life path, Places, Poetry, The Self

climb

lake2In one of my future lifetimes, I wish to become a mountain.

I admire them. They are silent but they have endured so much – and they have so much life and beauty to offer. It must be their height that’s influencing their higher and wider perspective. They don’t even need to say a word nor do anything. Their mere presence is other creatures’ rock and haven. You can find your strength through the climb up and your respite as you arrive on the top. You can admire the beauty of Earth together – something she sees everyday but still never gets tired of.

Here are a couple of poems I wrote about mountains (in Tagalog).