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Intuition – Guidance from Your Soul

Intuition – Guidance from Your Soul

By Sara Jane

Have you ever thought what intuition is?

Where does it come from?

How does it make you feel when that thought appears from “nowhere”?

To me our Soul guides us through our Heart in the form of intuition and feelings.

Recently something has happened which has awaked something from the past and my thoughts have been racing.

Confusing thoughts as they appeared to be coming from, for want of a better way of putting it “different directions”.

At the end of last week (w/e 13th May’18) I started trying to make sense of it when I felt what I believe to be Intuition kicking in.

It felt as if I was being told that our mind has 2 different on switches

  • When it is connected to the Heart
  • When it is disconnected from the Heart

Which to me is why I felt the thoughts were coming from different directions.

One set of thoughts felt sensible, logical, loving and caring, the others felt dispassionate, thoughtless, uncaring – not really who I am.

There are still aspects of confusion for me in this because I would always share be kind to yourself, what feels right for you, listen to your Heart and what is right for you is right for others around you.

Let me however clarify, when I say “what is right for you is right for others around you”, I’m talking about when you say “No” to others, when you do what feels right for you, when you accept “No” from others and follow what is right for you and let them do the same.

Trying to drag people into what you feel is right for you, is not allowing them to act on their own intuition and feelings.

So, when your thoughts start “dictating” other people’s actions and what will happen to them, these are when your mind is disconnected from your Heart.

When your thoughts allow all free will, the freedom to choose for themselves, when they stay out of trying to control a situation, that is when your mind is connected to your Heart.

Staying detached from an outcome allows everyone involved to be and do what is right for them.

I hope I have explained what I mean by this in a way you can understand because this intuition has, I feel, helped me to think about my thoughts.

Think about the ones that are constructive and from the Heart and destructive and from ego.

Intuition to me is Enlightenment an awaken of knowing, of understanding, of feeling fully present in a moment.

Thought/thinking are very powerful tools and how we use them and how much attention we pay to them can make a great difference in our lives.

To me our Soul speaks to our Heart and in turn our Heart speaks to us as Intuition which is put into words by our mind.

When we “hear/feel” those intuitive words it is up to us to keep the Heart/Mind connection to evaluate them so that we can act on them and bring them fully into our lives.

Intuition is a Gift we have all be blessed with, the more we listen to it and connect with it, the more we will experience and grow, the more our minds will stay connected with our Heart.

Namaste

Copyright © Sara Jane 2018

Dramatic Occurrences

Dramatic Occurrences that become Pivotal Experiences

By Sara Jane

When you hear the word “dramatic” what do you think about?

Dramatic scenery, a dramatic occurrence, amateur dramatics …..

What do you consider to be a dramatic experience?

Drama happens in everyone’s life and for some it can start very young – here is a little of my story.

Early 1959, I’m not quiet one yet and I’m sat on the kitchen floor by the table, watching Mummy and playing.

There is a cloth on the table and then Mummy puts something on it, intrigued I pulled the cloth to see …..

She had just made a fresh cup of coffee with boiling milk; it went all over my face and neck and seeped into the jumper I was wearing.

I was immediately picked up and run under the cold tap and then Mummy ran over road with me to the doctors – no home phones and no car.

I was rushed to hospital; the biggest problem was that the jumper had struck to my skin just below my neck; the swift action had saved me from scarring on my face and most of my neck.

I was initially sent home after 5 days but because I wouldn’t leave the wound alone was taken back into hospital and was there for 3 months including my 1st Birthday, the only child in the burns unit.

In those days parents weren’t allowed to stay with their children, the rule was 1 hour every other day. Because of the distance my parents lived from the hospital and Mummy not driving, they actually only got to see me once a week.

This sort of separation has since been discovered to have a dramatic affect on children; simply put children go through 3 phases:

  1. The naughty phase in which they don’t stop crying – this is easy to help a child recover from
  2. The good phase in which the child stops crying and is very quiet – it is possible to help a child heal from this but it takes time
  3. Phase three; the child looses interest in the parents before they even leave the room – considered by most to have caused irreparable damage emotionally.

Mum has confirmed I hit phase three.

Thinking back about it as I write this, as dramatic and traumatic as the scalding was, it was the feelings of unworthiness, of being unloved, unwanted and not good enough caused by the separation that affected me the most.

Fast forward to December 1996, I was sat in the dentist’s chair having a wisdom tooth extracted. I’d had 2 or was it 3 injections to numb the area, the dentist was really struggling, the tooth was putting up a great fight – crack and then another.

I was told not to worry and with the tooth removed my husband took me home.

As the injections wore off I was in so much pain, I found myself sitting with my face against a hot radiator.

Over the next week the pain eased but I was having more and more difficulty eating and cleaning my teeth. As I lay in bed one night it felt like my jaw moved in a way that it shouldn’t.

My husband took me to the hospital and long story short they x-rayed and discovered my jaw was broken.

The upshot was 6 months of pain and sleepless nights and now I see it as an amazing gift, a pivotal moment in my life, that was my wake-up call, that helped me to find myself and to really start living my life.

Never judge what can have a dramatic affect on someone, it can be as simple as a single word, especially to a child.

Traumatic experiences can have a dramatic affect and each one of us will react in a different way, it really depends on previous experiences.

Sometimes what appears to be “bad” can be the greatest gift – Love yourself, All of You, You are Special.

First shared in The Magic Happens Digital Magazine

Copyright © Sara Jane

Life

Life: An Adventure for Your Spirit

By Sara Jane

Life is an adventure and it is all about the experiences that you have, the feelings you feel, the wonders you see, the sounds that you hear, the places you go, the people you meet and so much more.

It is time to get out of that rut you are stuck in; it may be “safe” but it is restricting and it is holding you back from experiencing what life has to offer you.

I spent many years being so afraid of what others thought about me, in fear of their judgement if I did anything out of the ordinary; I trapped myself in a prison of my own making.

When a broken jaw, which resulted in 6 months of pain and sleepless nights, gave me the push I needed to start living my life, I realised I hadn’t been living, I had been existing.

It was time to start living, to let myself experience some of the many opportunities that exist.

First I heard about the UK Wolf Conservation Trust (UKWCT) and the opportunity as a member to go for a walk with the Wolves.

Through my membership I learnt of a project with the Scientific Exploration Society to track (not kill) Wolves & Lynx in the Carpathian Mountains with the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project lead by Christoph Promberger.

I signed up and spent 2 weeks in Romania in February 2000 tracking in the Mountains with a wonderful group of people; what an adventure it was.

Later that year I became a trainee handler with the Wolves at the UKWCT, being so close with these amazing creatures was such a privilege.

Sara with Wolf

Yes this is me with one of the Trusts Wolves

I abseiled off the Water Tower in Poole, Dorset and started working with adults with learning difficulties, supporting them to have experiences they may otherwise not have had. This included organising a sponsored walk with the Wolves for a group of them.

In 2005 as part of a project I had set up called “Spirit of Freedom”, I along with 2 carers, took 2 young adults with learning difficulties to Idaho, USA for a 3 week adventure.

Whilst there we spent a week with the Nez Perce Tribe learning about their history and culture and spent time in Yellowstone Park, where we were blessed with sightings of many different animals in their natural habitat including, Wolves, Brown Bear, a Grizzly Bear Mum and her 3 cubs, Elk, Bison, Mountain Goats, Snowshoe Hare, Pine Martin and Mountain Lion to name but a few.

I had already started my journey into Holistic Therapies and practises and came to realise that life is a little like a rollercoaster.

Yes it has its “ups” and “downs” but it slowly dawned on me that that is just a learned behaviour of thinking.

All adventures have what we term as “highs” and “lows”, the good bits and bad bits; but it is all about perspective. What is “good” for some is “bad” for others and vis versa.

People, places, things, circumstances, just are, it is only the mind, the ego that labels it.

For many having a broken jaw that caused 6 months of pain and sleepless nights would be a nightmare, the worst thing that had ever happened to them.

I’m not saying it was fun, because it wasn’t but coming out the other side I came to realise what an amazing gift it had been; it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. It woke me up to my life, it gave me the strength and the courage to make some major changes in my life, empowering me to step away from other people’s judgement.

That is when the real adventure of my life started.

Never be afraid to ask for help, especially at times of great change; I did, I went to a psychotherapist to help me understand why I had lived my life as I had. There were 2 things she said to me that have stuck with me, “you never know when you are being lucky” and “here take my advice I’m not using it”.

What is going on in your life at the moment? Are there difficulties? Do things feel as if they are falling apart?

I know it is easier said than done but try going with the flow.

I believe it was Neale Donald Walsch that said “perhaps when everything is falling apart, it is actually falling together”.

What advice would you give someone else if they told you they were going through what you are? Try using your own advice and then when someone does ask you for yours, only suggest things you know have worked for you. Yes suggest only from your own experiences.

From my heart, from the way I try to view my life and live my life, I suggest, let go of judgement; there is no “good” or “bad”, there is just what is comfortable and safe and the adventure that is life, that is the experience of living; that your spirit has chosen for this life.

Honour your spirit by riding the roller-coaster that is life, even if at times it feels like you are only just hanging on as it hits a sharp bend or plummets new depths or reaches new heights.

This life is your adventure.

First shared in The Magic Happens Digital Magazine

Copyright © Sara Jane