Authentic Voice and Inner Calm

 

Recently I have had several people comment that I am very calm, which often surprises me. My internal landscape has volcanic eruptions of emotions, etheric pendulums of cosmic unfolding, and a mental dialogue at the speed of a hummingbirds wing. Yet I accept these comments, as a reflection of a personal dedication to balance. Through the authenticity of acknowledging what I need in each moment to find a balanced self, balance can resonate like calmness.

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No matter how old we are in physical body, we have aspects of ourselves that will forever be as pure and innocent as a young child. In the capacity of acknowledging that this aspect of self exists, we are offered the choice to honor the words, action and movement that can be practiced to bring about personal authenticity, calm and empowerment. Our words, beliefs and faith in the outside world often mirror the words that we use with ourselves.

I have the good fortune to work with a few hundred children, sharing in the gifts of Yoga. Children are receptive on so many levels. Their ‘intuition’ and heightened sensitivities, their sixth sense, is finely tuned to discerning the nonverbal cues adults send around them each and every day. If we seek to empower them to feel safe, confident and supported, one of the ways to do so, is to attune our inner voice with our outwards voices and actions. Before I teach and share yoga with the children, the future generations who will be caretakers of our planet, I empower myself to seek personal balance. In my personal practice I feed myself honesty. The words, the feelings, the movements and breathing that my being is calling out for, in its search for balance. On days where I am sleepy, vulnerable or discouraged, I empower myself to be honest on an internal level with these feelings. If we are feeding ourselves with gentle, loving kindness such as ‘I know you are doing the best that you are able to at this time. Thank you, I am proud of you.’ Instead of a negative or hurtful thought pattern, other people we encounter, particularly children, will hear gentleness and loving kindness in the words that we use with them. Authentic internal voice may sometimes say ‘I expected better from you today,’ But it can also say, ‘I forgive you and know that you can do better. I love and respect you in the ways that you are growing, changing and learning every day. In this inner dialogue, we begin to see changes in our outward lives.

Many parents have told me they wished they could feel a greater sense of calm when with their children. I offer them this gentle encouragement. ‘Instead of seeking to appear calm, give oneself permission to acknowledge what the self is truly seeking to feel Balanced, the calm follows honoring ones authentic self.’

If we are willing to be forgiving and kind internally, the world around us shifts and reflects this seeking for personal balance. Peoples actions, choices and impact then gather the momentum for us to recognize ways that we can be encouraging, forgiving and supportive of others. Children especially will feel a devotion to balance and kindness radiate off of us.

One of the prayers I use out loud or internally when seeking to acknowledge my authentic voice and self is:

“Dear God/dess, Creator and Light source of this magnificent earth, please help me to receive the gifts of self knowledge that allow for accurate identification of the thoughts, words, movement and color I need at this time to reconnect with a Balanced sense of Self. Please send the light resonance of the Archangel Micheal and Shiva to cut through all lower vibrations of self doubt or negativity I have been feeding myself. Please send the compassion, beauty and grace of Quan Yin and the Archangel Jophiel to assist me in seeing the beauty I have to share on an authentic level with all those I influence and encounter. Thank you beautiful earth for cradling my footsteps, as I stand in stillness or walk in new directions that honor my Soul Path. Thank you, Amen, OM and Aho.”

What are the words we can each feed ourselves in this moment to afford an opportunity for balance or self healing? Placing our hands over our heart centers we can take a series of deep breathes and ask our intuitive selves, ‘What do I need at this time?’ Whatever the answer, we are then given the choice to listen and honor the intuitive, innocent self that answers.

May we choose Compassion and Grace.

With light and respect for the ways we are each seeking balance at this time,

Kamia

*Author of ‘Soul Evolution’ Kamia Shepherd offers Divine Love and heart based prayers, practise and anecdotes.

*For other related blogpost and tools for parenting or honouring the inner child visit:

What about the 6th Sense?

or

Celebrating Highly Sensitive Children

*To request a personal reading  to gather self awareness on relationships, soul path, or present lessons effected by past lives, visit the Certified Angel Card Reader (R) page

We Are Enough

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I was out in the woods today. Letting the stillness of the forest encourage a stillness in my own mind and heart. Asking the plant devas, the fairies, to help me to let go of fear and to clear my energy. I talk to the trees, I talk to the rocks, I talk to God/dess. The trees are like giant combs for the aura. The reach out their branches, and the energy that surrounds us brushes through the needles, the leaves, and if we are willing, we receive incredible gifts. Many times through out life we are focused on goals, achievements, schedules and ‘what if?’ It is easy to become distracted from the core self. Out in the trees, looking down at a soft turquoise river in the distance, I am better able to really ‘listen’. To hear not only the angels and guides that walk with me, but also to fragile dreams that are waiting to be birthed within my heart and soul. I ask the angels and myself, “what is it I truly want?” and the response is simple. Love.

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I believe we, in our human experience all seek this communion of light, this expansive, limitless being, a feeling, a transcendent awareness that allows us to remember we are a reflection of the Divine, connected to, and of all that is. How do we find this feeling? We must all explore the path that resonates with us as individuals. Yet we can all encourage one another, cheer as we take those first uncomfortable steps forward. Personally, I have found that my greatest awareness of experiencing Love is to share Love with others.

I tell people I love them all the time. I mean it every time I say it. In the moment it is expressed, I am shining my heart chakra and soul towards them, and I am looking through skin and present life experience, calling towards their Soul, because every soul is absolutely brilliant. Sometimes I say “I love you” silently. I say it with my heart and mind, and send it out like a prayer. We, on our individual journeys are often convinced we are unworthy of reception of Love. As if the infinite emotion does have a scale of measurement, worthy, unworthy, too much, not enough. In my search for stillness in the forest today, in communion with the Divine, what I heard was “We are all Enough”. This is the message that comes through every Angel Reading I have ever given, and I trust it will continue in every reading I ever give. We, each of us, individually, universally, and cosmically, we are all ‘enough’. We are worthy of feeling, experiencing and sharing Love. We are worthy and equipped with every tool, every strength to make up our minds to grow, change, express, explore, transform, build and create our own personal soul deep expression of Love.

I would like to share the prayer I used this morning in the sunlight and trees:

“Dear God/dess, and all that is light, please help me to know that I am enough. Please help me to accept help, to offer help, to receive blessings, and share blessings. Help me to have faith in myself, and faith in others. Please send your Angels, your Ascended Masters, your Earth Spirits and helpers to pave a path for this life that encourages the manifestation of Peace, Love and Kindness. Please send me clear messages that I can easily understand and help me to overcome any fear based thoughts that stand in my way. Thank you, Amen, Om and Aho.”

Whatever manifestation of our own Love we may be afraid to create, express or share, all of our Angels and helpers are cheering “You Can Do It!” That’s right, they are cheering. They are yelling and shaking their hands and their hips in a jumping, dancing, enthusiastic chorus of belief in each of us. They know, they are waiting for us each to ‘know’, We are Enough.

with light, and respect,

Kamia

*For an immersion in Divine Love please visit Buy Now ‘Soul Evolution’ by Kamia Shepherd

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