Tuesday’s Reflections : Heal the Ouch

Forgiveness is the healer of the  soul.

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This week’s oracle card builds upon the healing began during  last week’s reflection. Forgiveness  of others and yourself  is only a starting  point in the  healing process .  “Heal the Ouch” is a  card that I  drew from  The Enchanted  Map oracle deck. The soul can  be  like a  compass, when we align it to God, our True North. Meanings attached to this card indicate that this is  a  time where soothing  your body, heart, soul and mind is the  focus. If you, dear Reader, resonate with this card then perhaps study  the healing arts, so you can  develop your natural  abilities to restore  wellness in others. It can also point to making an oath to do no harm through your thoughts, words and actions. This card may mean that reconciliations are possible in a  broken  relationship. The theme  of  healing and  connecting  to  others during  the  process has been  a  theme of my life for a  long  time  now. We are  both the masterpiece  and the  work in progress at the  same  time  as we heal.

Amanda  Daoust

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Cheerios in a Bowl

Floating  on a  milk sea,
We drift apart for  a  time,
Not seeing we are  in the  same bowl,
We spiral to edge of  the galaxy,
Perception  of  small  or infinite,
It’s  still the same  bowl,
Of the Trinity deciding-
Cosmic law…
Adam and Eve will reunite,
Like two cheerios in a bowl.

Be Soft

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Inspiration Number 1

Inspiration Number 2

Writers draw inspiration from what we see, or listen to in the world around us on a daily basis. Yesterday, my attention was caught by the poem by Kurt Vonnegut called “Be Soft.” It appeared on a friend’s timeline on her Facebook profile, and the poem struck me just because the topic is one that has been on my mind lately. On my friend, Rebecca’s timeline, she posted another meme about how hard it is to care when so many others don’t give a shit in this world. I commented below the meme that it takes more strength to continue to be your caring self in a world that disagrees with you.

Selena Gomez’s song called “Kill Em With Kindness” was trending on YouTube later on that same morning, so I gave it a listen. Her song inspired me to further explore the topic of how society tries to devalue caring and sensitivity.Her lyrics that “the world can be a nasty place, you know it and I know it,” and “we don’t have to fall from grace” speak to the current state of our world. It is very easy for people who don’t even know you to write nasty and negative comments to things posts via social media. She pointed out how words can harm by, “Your eyes are bullets; your mouth’s a gun.” We can make the choice to: “Put out the fire before igniting” which is to make the choice to choose love over our anger.

From childhood, I was told that I needed to toughen up. You’re too sensitive! Bullying reinforced my false beliefs that being sensitive made me different and why I was targeted them. I believed for a very long time that I was unworthy of love and friendship, because I feel things deeply. Who I am was wrong, bad and unloveable. What hurt me as I grew up was how much sensitivity is so misunderstood by our society. How I felt deeply misunderstood and uncomfortable in my own skin.

I spent a lot of years developing defense mechanisms to protect myself from what I felt could be harm to my heart. Bullying and later trauma led me to develop this armour that did not allow much to get through. It affected my ability to develop authentic relationships with friends, family and my intimate partners. I bought into a fear based mentality that my authentic self wouldn’t be acceptable to them if they got too close.

God had other plans for me through a series of soul connections that came into my life at different times. A soul connection is someone who enters your life for the purpose of healing you, awakening you, and sometimes to work on a spiritual calling. They can be a friend, a family member, a coworker and even an intimate partner. They can challenge your to venture out of your comfort zone, reflect what you need to heal within yourself, or encourage you to pursue your own calling.

There are three soul connections who each taught me something very important at different stages in my life. The first one reminded me of who I really am as a soul, what tools I have within me, and began me on the path of healing myself. The second one, my husband, supported me through much of my healing, is my best friend and challenges me on a daily basis. The third one reflected back to me all the things that I need to accept and love about myself, and how the world needs me in my authentic expression as a divine soul.

It took me a very long time to gather the strength and the courage within myself to be my authentic self. My authentic self is a soul who cares deeply about the world around me. Empathy is a trait that this world needs right now. Compassion is the beautiful flower that emerges from the seed of empathy. When we can feel then we can understand one another as part of the human family.

How I love is where my power resides. Love is the only power that is real. It originates from the Creator where we all come from. Once we realize how much we truly have in common, as human beings, change can start for the better in our world.

Amanda Daoust

Angel Reflections: Forgiveness

Dear subscribers,

You will notice that this  week’s  posts are going to be  organized  in a  different manner  than what I was doing. Previously I was  publishing sporadically with either lots  of  blog posts, or long  durations  between publication dates. My goal is  to aim for publication  on Monday, Wednesday  and Friday. Each day will revolve around a different  theme.

There  was  a  point about two  weeks  ago  where I  was  thinking  about  deleting my blog posts, and  starting fresh  or taking  a long break from blogging. I’m  not  the same person  that  I  was in 2012, so it makes  sense  that my creative  outlet would transform too. A reader sent me an email two  weeks  ago that prompted me to give the  blog another look. She said how she could  see how healing it is  to connect  to  others. That was  the  core reason  why I  started writing on WordPress about healing, spirituality, love and connection in the first place.

My upcoming posts will be revolving  around the  content about those topics. If you enjoy what I  write  then please share my posts via social  media, such as, Twitter  and  Facebook. Whether you  are  sitting  on  the  bus or in a  cafe sipping  coffee; I  am  certain  someone near you  has known heart break. We hold space for others to  be their  authentic  selves, and  to remember  their wholeness by expressing the  truth of our personal  journeys.

What  I will be  doing on Monday is to write a  reflection  to start the  week  based on  drawing  an oracle card, or a spiritual  quotation. I  drew the  card “Forgiveness” from the  Healing  with the  Angels oracle  deck by Doreen Virtue.

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“Let go of anger and resentment, and  feel  yourself healed. You don’t  need  to  forgive the action, just the person, so that you  can  be at peace.” (Virtue p. 21).

We all face times where someone  has said  or done something  that  hurt us. If we are  unforgiving then we can  slowly poison  ourselves with anger and  resentment. It takes great strength to forgive someone even  if  an apology  is never received. There are  times where I  didn’t  deserve  forgiveness and  have received it, so why not  give someone  else  the gift of  grace. Forgiveness is a  great act of  unconditional  love. It is  also  one of  the  most challenging to do.

It is  an even greater act of  self love to forgive yourself  when you  have  done  or said wrong  to others. There is something beautiful  when someone tries to right their mistakes  and start over. Perhaps  we need to show compassion to those who are  trying  to  better  themselves . We are imperfect human  beings  trying  to  bumble our way through  this existence.

Wishing all  of  you  a blessed  week,

Amanda Daoust

Twin Flame Letter 2

Dear Twin,

There  is  nothing  you could confess that will alter the  infinite love I  feel  for you .  It is  through my heart that my soul connects to your soul. You are everything  that I  have  ever wanted since I  recognized  your soul  when  I  first looked into your eyes. You are my first ray of  sunshine upon waking. You  are  my midnight prayful vigil when  the  rest of  the  world  slumbers. You are what my heart longs during sleepless nights. You are the home that  I  spent  lifetimes seeking.

What do  I  want  your soul to know? The only one  who  loves you  more than  me  is the  God we originate from. With each of  my heartbeats I  breathe this love into physical  reality. It is what fuels the artist’s  creations, and  how we change  the  world. It is the only real  power there is. As more we open up to this love it will  start revolutions.

Love is so much bigger  than the  clay vessels we are. It helps us to  remember our divine nature. We were always  whole and unconditionally  loved.

You lit my soul on fire once more. I am learning how to work with the soul’s fire. God sheds everything  from  me  that love is  not. Much like giving  birth, the process is painful  and  hard. It requires  patience and endurance to keep  going when  you  want  to  give up. We will  see our toil bring such a  rich harvest for our world.

I  love you, my beloved, for all eternity.

Your Twin

Watch “Jack Savoretti – Written In Scars // 300th Mahogany Session” on YouTube

“Written  in  Scars” is a  very  profound and powerful  song. We can begin to  change our world when we listen  to  our hearts to reclaim our divinity, our true nature. We connect  to  each other through  our hearts to change what’s  around us for  the  better. Who would  like  to  be  part of  a  revolution  of the  heart?

Lady Tears

Lady Tears

from time to time,

she exercises a quiet state of grace,

withdrawing to private place,

words unable to flow in rhyme.

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she rests in a citadel bower,

safe from those who don’t know,

how to hold space for sorrow’s flow,

broken heart seeds the flower.

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she cries behind the door,

for no one is on the other side,

she keeps composure on life’s ride,

it sometimes brings her knees to the floor.

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outside her room she walks light,

being in the world but not of it,

her freedom known to flit,

no longer weighted she’s bird in flight.