Put Your Hearts Up!

put your hearts upWe are living in particular times.

There are people who go through each day as they always did, comfortably numb, living in their own routines…

Then there are others (like me) who feel a shift, almost like a weird feeling in the air, a higher calling, a new perspective…

Most probably, you who are reading this blogpost right now are one of these ‘others’.

These particular times we are living in are not easy. We may feel uncertain. Our conscious mind can contradict what our heart tells us.

These are times when we are urged to silence the mind and let our soul speak. Our soul leads us to that higher purpose that we have come here on earth to follow on.

I believe there are three steps that can help us pursue our higher purpose…and it starts with inner work:

 

1. Step 1: Find Your Inner Peace

Whatever your current circumstance, whatever pain you may be going through right now, just let it go. Do not make the mistake of thinking that with your current circumstances, achieving your inner peace is impossible. It is not impossible. Only you can limit yourself by limiting your thinking.

Start practicing a way of life where no matter what comes along, accept it as being for your highest good. Do not fight it. Instead, become at peace with it. Accept it as being a step towards a better outcome. Believe that it is so. Believe that better things await you.

Whenever you feel overwhelmed by negative thinking, do not be hard on yourself. It’s okay, you are human, and this comes natural. However, learn to recognise the moments where you feel immersed in negativity, seek a way to detach yourself from it (such as with meditation, going for a walk in nature or watching a funny movie), and feel yourself switching from a negative mindset to a positive one.

The more you practice inner peace no matter what, the better and more peaceful your upcoming experiences will be.

 

2. Step 2: Free Yourself

Now that you have learned to find your inner peace in whatever situation you get to find yourself into, you can work on seeking your own happiness.

Times change, people change. It’s okay to love others and forgive wrong deeds done onto you, but it’s also okay to love yourself to a point where you let go of toxic relationships, whether they are work, family, friends or love related.

One cannot give his/her true full potential unless he/she is still drowned and surrounded by negative people. It is okay to let go of such suffocating relationships, as that will free you to a point where you feel so full of peace and love that you have no other choice but to overflow that love towards those who need it.

 

3. Step 3: Be Love

Once you are free from toxic relationships, you are now free and full of happiness. You continue to practice inner peace, which of course would get more and more easy with time as well as being detached from drama.

It is now time to follow your soul’s passions, your heart’s desire, your higher purpose. And what better way to start than to spread love? The more you are in tune to who you truly are, the more you act like yourself and not what the world has expected you to be, the more you can act out of love. Be love. Spread happiness. Bring joy to those who feel saddened. Wipe tears of those who are in pain emotionally and physically, lend an ear to those who are not being heard by those surrounding them

 

Put your hearts up, spread happiness and joy, be the sunshine in those lives that are darkened, be that smile that brightens up lost souls…Be love <3

 

ARIANA GRANDE LYRICS

“Put Your Hearts Up”

And Background…
And Action!Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love, maybe we can change the world (change the world)You think you’re so small
Like you’re itty bitty.
Just one match in the lights of the city
Walking by strangers on the side of the street
Like a quarter in a cup’ll get ‘em up on their feet, like
You think you’re never gonna make your mark
Sit back and watch the world while it falls apart, like
Out of sight, out of mind, like, like
It’s just a waste of time,
Like, like, likeHey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you’re with me
All you boys and all you girls (all you girls)Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world (change the world)

Wish in a well, shooting star in the sky
We can do anything if we try
Can’t resurrect Gandhi, resurrect king
But if we put our heads together
We can do anything like
You don’t have to be a billionaire
You don’t have to have much to show how much you care
Like give a wink, give a kiss
Like give a little happiness
Like like like

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you’re with me
All you boys and all you girls

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world (change the world)

Don’t let em bring you down now, down now
Don’t let em bring you down now, down now
Ain’t got nothing but love now, love now
Ain’t got nothing but love now, love now
Don’t let em bring you down now, down now
Don’t let em bring you down now, down now
Ain’t got nothing but love now, love now
Ain’t got nothing but love now, love now!

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
If we give a little love
Maybe we can change the world (change the world)
I said
Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah
Hey yeah yeah
Sing it if you’re with me
All you boys and all you girls (all you girls)

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world

Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
Let me see you put your hearts up, yeah
If we give a little love maybe we can change the world

Hey yeah yeah yeah yeah

What if?

lotus flower what ifWhat if…two simple words that can make such a big difference in our lives. Two words which can stop us literally from moving on, or from doing something that is not only good for us but also for many others.

I am lately crossing paths with people who literally feel a calling, feel they are destined to do something for humanity, to promote peace and equality and to make this world a better one. Yet many are still feeling stuck, bringing up all kinds of “what if’s” into their thinking.

There have been some telling me that they get thoughts such as “why should I be the one to work on this?” or “how can I make a difference when I’m just one person?” or “what if I get into trouble while trying to make a difference?” or “what if I end up getting punished for standing up for those who need help?”

It is understandable that we have such thoughts and concerns, after all we are human, aren’t we? But the important thing lies here…

We should acknowledge these thoughts, yes. Yet we shouldn’t allow these thoughts to stop us from speaking up for those who don’t yet have a voice, or whose voices have been silenced.

Think about it…although we are not yet living in a perfect world where harmony, peace and equality are reigning, yet we are living in a far better world than what others in the past have lived through. Why? Because before we came along there were courageous people who weren’t afraid to voice the truth. They stood up for those who couldn’t, and they did their best no matter what society expected of them. They stood up for what they believed in.

Sure, they have had “what if’s”, but they didn’t let these “what if’s” silence the truth. They did it not only for those living at that time, but also for us and for all coming after us.

These are hard times for all of us. We are all going through some dilemmas in our lives right now. The Universe is pushing us towards shedding what is not us, so we can indeed let ourselves be who we are truly meant to be. So it is not an easy time especially to all of us who feel this kind of calling to make this world a better place. We can however push through these “what if” feelings and not let them stop us. If we are indeed acting on what we truly believe in our hearts to be for the greatest good of all, then we should let nothing stop us from standing up for those who need us. I do believe that we have indeed chosen to come to this world at this place and time so that we can help in this shift that the world is going through, and it is up to us to fulfill this purpose.

Additionally, I also do believe that we bring about what we think about. In other words, if we focus our thoughts on worry, doubt or stress, then we will bring about such experiences for ourselves.

So next time you feel yourself doubting what may happen if you do speak up on what you believe in, stop yourself and change your perspective. Do not think about why it won’t work or what may happen…instead think about why it will work and why all is going to be fine. And I promise you that if you do keep a positive perspective on what you are doing, then nothing will stand in your way of voicing your beliefs!

One final thought…the lotus flower. It emerges from the lowest points of muddy swamps, growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, and rises above water. No matter where it has been or where it is lying in, the lotus flower is one of the most beautiful flowers there is. Its beauty is flawless.

You, like the lotus flower, do not worry about what ‘mud’ may emerge or surround you if you do stand up for what you believe in. For no matter where you are or what you’re surrounded with, your intention is pure, beautiful, flawless, just like the beauty of the lotus flower.

Be yourself, be true to yourself. Follow your passion. Listen to that voice inside your heart…it’s the voice of your soul urging you to be who you are truly meant to be.

Make a difference because you can. Be the change.

I leave you with this song, which I truly feel adds to the feeling I want to convey through this blogpost…enjoy!

BOBBY MCFERRIN LYRICS

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy
In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happyOoh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry, be happy)

Ain’t got no place to lay your head
Somebody came and took your bed
Don’t worry, be happy
The land lord say your rent is late
He may have to litigate
Don’t worry, be happy
(Look at me I am happy)

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be Happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me, I make you happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh

Ain’t got no cash, ain’t got no style
Ain’t got no girl to make you smile
But don’t worry be happy
‘Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy
Don’t worry, be happy now

Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don’t worry, be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don’t worry be happy
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry sweetie, be happy)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
(Put a smile on your face, don’t bring everybody down)
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(Don’t worry)
Ooh oo-ooh ooh ooh oo-ooh
(It will soon pass, celebrate it)
Ooh oo-ooh oo-ooh
Don’t worry, be happy
I’m not worried, I’m happy

 

To The Lonely, The Sick, The Depressed…

lonely heartsDear friend,

If you have found yourself on this blogpost, then it may be you are currently going through particularly challenging aspects in particular areas in your life. You may be feeling like you are battling huge tidal waves alone, with no one to turn to, you may be experiencing sickness, which after all is your body’s intelligent way of showing you that some particular aspect within your life is currently imbalanced, or you may be feeling depressed, feeling like there is no way out, feeling like no matter what you do, you are faced with big closed doors.

We are all currently going through challenging times, even though these are presented to each of us through different circumstances. Our old beliefs, our old pattern of thoughts, are all being challenged. We are finding ourselves re-thinking old value systems. We are all feeling an urge to find our true selves, to shed the aspects of ourselves which have been imposed upon us through our childhood experiences, and to seek what resonates with our true selves, a higher calling.

During these challenging times it becomes hard to hold on. At times we may feel we are slipping into a deep dark pit, and no matter how much we try to reach up, there seems to be no-one there willing to reach down to help you back up.

My friend, if you are feeling that this is happening to you, then this blogpost is for you.

No matter how alone you may feel, you are never alone. When we open ourselves to help, there is always something or someone who can help us through. It could be a helping hand, it could be a song, it could be a smile, a hug, a good word of advice, an image…

I have to admit that I have also had my world shattered just a couple of weeks ago. It all came to me as a shock, something I felt I couldn’t survive. My life had just started to seem hopeful, miracles had started to happen and I had started to feel alive like I hadn’t felt in years. Yet my life was shattered in an instant. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. My life felt like it was now over. I felt desperation.

I had been working on positive affirmations and on keeping a positive approach towards whatever happens in life for the past three years and even more-so these past months. Yet for a day all came crumbling down. My life felt like it got ruined completely.

But, even through these deep feelings of despair, a voice inside kept telling me that this shattering incident has happened for a reason, even if beyond my current understanding. There was still hope. So although it took me about a day to try to get back up on my feet, I did eventually find the courage to struggle back up. I opened myself to the possibility that all I need will come to me at the perfect time and place. I opened myself to the possibility that there are people who do care, who will still be there for me even though I have to leap through troubled waters, people who don’t run away at the first problem that arises. And by having done this, I have allowed more and more blessings in my life, no matter how hard my circumstances have become.

And now I turn to you, my friend. If you feel like all is crumbling down, look up and reach out. If you do, there you will find people who are willing to go out of their way to help you through. Just believe. Believe that you are worthy. Believe that you deserve help, love, care. Think positive, and work towards keeping a positive approach no matter what. Open your eyes to the countless blessings that are coming your way. Open your arms to embrace life’s miracles. Be open to divine guidance, divine love. Feel the love that the Universe wants to surround you with.

Before I end this blogpost, I would love to thank my Angels…not only the Angels from the Angelic Realm (who I truly believe in), but also to the Angels in my life, human Angels like me and you, who have not run away from me when things went wrong, but who stayed and helped me back up on my feet. I honestly feel so grateful to these Angels, so much that I have no words to express the right amount of gratitude  that I have within me for them. Most probably, without these Angels in my life I would probably not have made it through these hard times. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You! <3 xxx

I would love to end today’s blogpost with a song that came to me during one of the hardest moments I have encountered these past few days. It came to me as consolation, and I am sure that you will feel the consolation through these sung words too. Listen carefully…

Much love and light sent your way…and remember, never ever give up!

Debby Ryan Lyrics “Open Eyes”

Look around, it’s deadly night
You’ve been losing every fight
You’re hope is, feeling broken
You’re feet are rough, they’re scraped and bruised
But still have strength to take you through,
Into,
The dark[Chorus:]
Just close your eyes
And push right through
I know it’s tough right now
This was meant for you
When the clouds are gone
Not a shadow in sight
You’ll be drenched in the sun
With open eyes(Woah-oh-oh) [x4]At the beach, the waves will crash
Tuck and grab and pull you back
The sun may, be covered in gray
The sand will itch, itself may burn
Hurricane will take it’s turn
Until,
The dawn

[Chorus:]
Just close your eyes
And push right through
I know it’s tough right now
This was meant for you
When the clouds are gone
Not a storm insight
You’ll be drenched in the sun
With open eyes

[X2]
So close your eyes, shut them tight
Let it be, and it will fade away (fade away)
Push on though the strength in you
Let it be, and wish it all away (all away)

With open eyes,
Open wide,
It’s all good now, watch it fade away,
Day by day

Just close your eyes
And push right through
I know it’s tough right now
This was meant for you
When the clouds are gone
Not a storm insight
You’ll be drenched in the sun
With open eyes.

What’s In Your Pants…

whats in your pantsOkay, I think this is by far the most weird, most outrageous title I have come out with so far here on my blog…truth is, I have been thinking on this subject for two days now, and I wanted to share with you some thoughts that I’ve had lurking within my mind.

We live in a society where we are constantly pressured into thinking that we should always be the best we can be, constantly being top notch, perfectly groomed, wearing the best clothes we can afford, coated with the perfect makeup to hide our natural ‘flaws’.

Same goes with ‘what’s in your pants’. There are men who consider themselves ‘men’ by what is hidden ‘down there’, as if that is the only thing that makes them macho enough to attract those around them. Similarly, there are women who consider themselves ‘women’ by their chest perfection, or the way they are able to seduce those around them.

While there is nothing wrong with being physically attractive, the physical  is not all. Unfortunately, due to certain expectations that society and mostly the media has instilled in us, we tend to rate our own potentiality on this outside physical stuff.

What’s in your pants doesn’t determine how ‘good’ you are or how irresistible you are.

Take for example a man who feels all macho, feels that he is a ‘babe magnet’. Society may uplift him to look like a male role model. Yet what goes on behind closed doors may be far from exemplary, maybe he is constantly degrading the one who he had promised to care for, to love and to cherish. Maybe he feels so powerful that he makes this person feel like rubbish, and through his behaviour she gets to feel helpless, no energy to get back up from the ‘dirt’ she feels she is buried in.

Similarly, take a woman who society has also uplifted into how a woman should be. She may be amazing from the outside, yet it could be she feels like everyone should bow down to her, to act on her commands, who uses her beauty and body to get whatever she wants.

The message I would like to convey with this blogpost today is this…

You, reading this, if you find yourself troubled by society’s expectations, relax. It is not the physical that is important. The physical changes and won’t last forever. Focus on what is in your heart. Be love. Respect everyone around you. Be helpful to those who need it. Be responsible and take responsibility for your actions. Follow your passions no matter what others around you may think or accuse you of. Do what you feel is right. Act with love. Be honest and genuine in everything you do.

Remember that whatever you send out you get back. Open your eyes to your surroundings and the people you are constantly attracting into your life. If you find yourself attracting people who feel artificial, then there must be something within you that is also artificial. Similarly, if you act dishonestly, you shouldn’t complain about attracting dishonest people in your life, for it is what you give out that you attract. Your life, your circumstances, and the people you get to meet are in a way a reflection of what you are giving out, a reflection of who you are.

Remember that once you make a decision to be true to who you truly are, the Universe will start to reflect that back to you. Determine what you want to attract in your life, be a reflection of what you want to attract, be open to receive it, and keep a positive mindset no matter what happens to come into your life.

These times that we are living in are times of drastic changes. Collectively we are all one, and the world is currently experiencing deep changes. Many of us are experiencing new callings, new urges to make a difference in this world. The best way to do this on an individual basis is to start being observers of what is going on around us, and it starts from observing ourselves first. That is when we can start work towards bringing out the best version of ourselves into this world, which in return will bring about drastic positive changes all around the world, not just for us, but for our future generations.

What better song to end this blogpost with, than Britt Nicole’s Gold…enjoy!

 

BRITT NICOLE LYRICS

“Gold”

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, ohYou were walking on the moon, now you’re feeling low
What they said wasn’t true, you’re beautiful
Sticks and stones break your bones, I know what you’re feeling
Words like those won’t steal your glow, you’re one in a millionThis, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it’s your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you’re worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you’re gold)
You’re worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you’re gold)Well everybody keeps score, afraid you’re gonna lose
Just ignore they don’t know the real you
All the rain in the sky can’t put out your fire
Of all the stars out tonight, you shine brighter

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it’s your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you’re worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you’re gold)
You’re worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you’re gold)

So don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not loved
And don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not enough
Yeah there are days that we all feel like we’re messed up
But the truth is that we’re all diamonds in the rough
So don’t be ashamed to wear your crown
You’re a king you’re a queen inside and out
You glow like the moon, you shine like the stars
This is for you, wherever you are

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh, oh,
You’re gold

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold
(So hold your head) So hold your head up high,
It’s your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you’re worth more than gold
(gold gold, you’re gold)
You’re worth more than gold
(gold gold you’re gold)

So don’t be ashamed to wear your crown
You’re a king you’re a queen inside and out

Trust Your Soul…It Knows!

pizap.com10.91344787692651151396199956957Trust…

They say once trust is broken, it can never be fully fixed.

They say that once trust is broken by someone we had faith in, it becomes even harder to trust someone else.

True, one can easily want to give up trusting others after this happens, and reasonably so. By refusing to trust again, we feel more secure, we feel protected, knowing that if we do not trust, we won’t get hurt again.

Personally I have had many issues with trust. I have found myself thinking I should stop trusting altogether, so as not to go through painful experiences in my life. Yet I have come to realise something…

See, I have realised that by trying to protect myself from being hurt again, I may give up experiences that can help me grow.

Okay, so I know that nobody would like to risk getting hurt. Yet no experience is void. Each person that comes into our lives, whether we are treated right or wrong, we will still learn. If a person treats us wrongly, we get to realise that we need to work on self love, to increase our self worth. A lesson in itself. I believe that whatever comes to us is a reflection of how we see ourselves. If we do not treat ourselves right, if we do not nurture ourselves and the bodies we are in, then how can we expect to be treated right?

This post has been actually inspired by a song I woke up with in my head yesterday…Once Upon A Dream from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, which video I will embed at the bottom of this post…and if you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you surely know that most of my inspirations come to me like this ;)

Although the song itself doesn’t talk about trust, what struck me most was the first part, when Aurora says, “I’m not supposed to talk to strangers, but we met before”…

This sentence reminds me of the voice of the soul…

I truly believe that if we listen to the voice inside our hearts, the voice of our soul, we learn to trust again no matter how hard issues of trust have been on us in the past.

We trust all the time. We trust that the Universe provides us with all that we need. We trust so much that we do not worry about whether our next breath will be there after the current one, because we know that it will be there. We do not even realise how many breaths we take daily, because we take it all forgranted, because we trust.

If we learn to live in the moment and go with the flow of life, we will not worry about whether we should trust or not, because we know that whatever life throws at us is for our own highest good. Because we know that with every experience comes a lesson, and with every lesson we gain wisdom.

So if you are one who are at a dilemma right now, finding it hard to let yourself go with the flow, and finding it hard to trust again, think about it. Go back through your life so far. Think about how many wonderful people you have met and have been blessed with because you trusted. Then think about situations that have hurt you. True, you may have had a hard time getting back up after being hurt, yet you are alive and you are stronger, for you have learnt to value yourself even more due to having gone through that pain. And if you feel you have learned nothing from such experiences, think about it again and find the lesson there was within.

Most of the lessons we incarnate here on earth to learn from, will still keep happening over and over again until we learn whatever lessons we were supposed to take from them. This is in fact why sometimes we meet people who complain that the same experience keeps happening over and over again to them with just different persons. It happens because the lesson they should be learning hasn’t been uncovered yet.

So next time you find yourself in a dilemma whether you should trust or not, find some quiet time, sit or lie down, relax, close your eyes and think…should I trust him/her? Then listen to what your soul tells you. If you feel you should, trust your gut and go for it.

Time will tell…it could be a new experience that will uncover an important lesson for you that will help you grow…

Or it may evolve into something so beautiful, so magical, so unique, that time will feel like it has stopped for you so you can experience the total bliss that you have always dreamt of having for yourself. When that happens, consider it a gift from the Universe for having allowed yourself to trust again.

Once Upon a Dream
From “Sleeping Beauty”
Music by Tchaikovsky
Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
Yet I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you do
You love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

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