15 May 2015

Learning life lessons from a little bird

This morning I woke up quite late. As I was rushing to get ready to go to work, I stopped to look at Mount Banhaw from my windows.

I am quite lucky, as I can see the top of the mountain right from my window, and every morning I spend a few seconds looking at it. Whether it is sunny, cloudy, or rainy, the view is always incredibly uplifting; and every morning it reminds me of the beauty surrounding me if only I take the time to look.

This morning was a particularly sunny morning, typical of a Filipino summer, and the sky was clear of any clouds, and I could see the tip of the mountain in all its bright splendour. I took a deep breath, taking in this reminder of the astounding creation of God in which we live; and which I am particularly lucky to enjoy in the Laguna's countryside.

This view is a little constrained by the many rooftops surrounding my house in the heavily built up centre of the little town in which I reside.

On the roof of my neighbour's house, with the corner of my eye, I saw a little bird that attracted my attention. It was in the middle of the roof, and I sensed he was about to do something of which he was quite scared, so I looked more attentively.

The little bird started running towards the edge of the roof, as if to take speed before taking off. It was clearly the little creature's attempt to his first flight, so I stood there holding my breath and cheering on the little guy.

The little feathered friend got to a reasonable speed, and while I was expecting him to jump off, instead, he dug his little claws on the edge of the roof and like in a cartoon, he held himself back while most of his body was hanging down the edge of the roof, he looked down and took a step back.

Learning life lessons from a little birdAt this point, I noticed two more little birds on the thin top branches of a tree a few meters away from the roof edge. They were observing the little bird on the roof very attentively. As he was half dangling from the edge taking his step back, they started flapping their own wings very energetically, and jumping from branch to branch. They were obviously the siblings whose first flight I had just missed, and who were already experienced, compared to their little brother. They were trying to show him how to do it.

The little brother on the roof watched them for a few seconds, then he tentatively took a step off the roof flapping his wings very fast, a little like when a baby tries to learn to swim and energetically moves his arms following the example of his fellow swimmers. He was in the air for just one second, and jumped back on the roof straight away, but his confidence was obviously growing.

The siblings kept flapping their own wings, and jumping from branch to branch, this time however rising higher than earlier, as if to say "here you go, keep flapping and you can really fly"

So, the little creature on the roof tried a couple of times again to jump off the roof, but again jumped back on the roof, obviously not confident enough yet.

The siblings then joined him on the roof, and simply waited for him. They looked at him, he looked at them, and they looked at each other. They were patiently waiting for their little brother to take the big step, silently encouraging him.

A few seconds later our protagonist took a step over the roof, and flew to the nearby tree, quickly followed by his siblings. They then jumped from branch to branch a few times, and then disappeared in the distance all three flying like pros.

What a wonderful beginning of the day. A lesson for me, that with just a little encouragement from those who love us, we can take leaps that we find scary, but that can liberate us to be all that we can be.

13 May 2015

Is there a collective consciousness?

Now that I explained about inspirational writings I would like to give an example of the kind of exercises that people do in psychic school to sharpen their psychic skills, and to help them understand about the psychic and spirit world, and indeed our own physical world.

Again, no credit goes to me for this post, rather to the excellent and wise teachers at http://family.psychics.co.uk/, all I am doing is to share thought provoking and inspiring events which I am fortunate enough to experience J

This exercise, happened in a chatroom of the psychic school where people are 100s or 1,000s of miles apart, and a few years ago. Nonetheless it is highly thought provoking, so I decided to share it.

Each person in the room was given a different word and ask to write a single sentence "inspired" by the word given. These were the words given to the students.
  • Dreams 
  • Light 
  • Gift 
  • Peace 
  • Mind 
  • Freedom 
  • Value 
  • Solitude 
  • Bless 
  • Knowing 
  • Citrus 
  • Sunrise 
  • Expression 

As each student wrote their sentence these seemed just words (don't get me wrong, beautiful words), but simply an individual disconnected sentence.

Yet, at the end of the exercise the teacher actually put all the sentences together and this is what it all added up to:

Often in dreams we are reminded of things that mean so much to us in our lives. 

An old fashioned lightbulb with the ball chain on the side to turn it on and off and it is off. 

Peace is a wonderful spiritual gift. 

Our inner peace is there to find if only we would free our mind. 

We use our minds to do all sorts of things. 

We all have the freedom to choose our own path in life and to make of it what we will, and so a yearning to be complete. 

Solitude can be a blessing in disguise, the blessing of knowing the higher self, 

Knowing that you know nothing is knowing it all... that life is but a dream that we have the ability to make it what you want it to be. 

Sunrise in a lemon garden, the healing of the green, the yellow desire to know under the increasing light of the giving sun 

So, what do we make of it? Chance, or collective consciousness? You be the judge J

3 May 2015

What is inspirational writing?

Today I added 2 new categories to the blog Psychic Events, and Inspirational Writings, and I would like to explain why. As the 2 are inter-related, I will explain both in one single post

Has it ever happened to you that thoughts just flooded your mind, and you started writing them, and continued writing them until they end?

I guess this is what artists refer to as their "muse", or inspiration.

Many works of art are actually derived like this, they are inspired to talented individuals who then express this inspiration in their art, whether it is poetry, fiction, painting, sculpting, or whatever form of art they use.

People like me, who are not very artistically inclined, get inspired too. Their expression of this inspiration will however take a different form; it could be philosophical, mathematical, engineering, or whatever their mind is capable of expressing.

But where does this inspiration come from? For example, sometime I write something, and I feel like I am simply a typist, with some proofing skills, and while I am writing words, I cannot take the credit for what I write. A good example of this are the articles I wrote on Mental-Emotional-Spiritual (and Physical) balance

It has been quite a few years since I have been inspired in this way, mainly due to my life commitment and lack of time (and interest) in writing.

Lately, however, I have restarted to take an interest in my spirituality, and everything that comes with it, as my life commitment had taken me to a path that was denying me the degree of happiness that I used to enjoy when I was more spiritually inclined.

And while years ago I wasn't interested in where the words that I was writing came from, I am now older, and hopefully a little wiser, and I have started to wonder. Where does inspiration come from?

Moon by day
I have read around many of the most influential "alternative" suggestions, but the one that struck a chord most is the explanation of a medium and psychic that I am coming to learn and appreciate more daily. This is how she explains it to her student psychics and mediums (yes, psychics and mediums have schools too, to learn how to harness their gifts, and to avoid falling foul of scams!):

"One of the ways that you can work with spirit is through Inspirational Writing. This is done through a mind-to-mind link between the person doing the writing, and a person in spirit, and what happens is that the communicating spirit will blend their thoughts with the thoughts of the medium that is working. So what the medium is experiencing is usually that thoughts seem to pour in to their mind and those words are then written down.

Usually, those in spirit who work this way take this opportunity to share words of philosophy and uplifting inspiration. On occasions actual facts can be given which can be checked out later on. However, in my experience and to my understanding, that is rarer. I gather the reason is that those in spirit may use other forms of mediumship to give facts and details like that [Ed. Such as trance mediumship].

It is spirit guides and teachers that share these teachings with us and there are many developing mediums who find themselves inspired to work in this way in the beginning of their development too.

Personally, I think this is a result of how so many of us upon first starting to think about the possibility of the world of spirit actually being a reality find our thoughts fill up with questions; we wonder and marvel, we question, and so on.

And there are many in spirit who are only too happy to assist a mind in that frame of thinking by giving it more food for thought" 
[Ed. If anyone is interested in learning more about psychic school, the best I found is http://family.psychics.co.uk/, and I highly recommend it]

As I find this to be the most reasonable explanation that I can relate to, I have decided to set up the new categories to the blog: Psychic Events, and Inspirational Writings.

The first will simply be a chronicle of my psychic experiences, some that I witness, and some that are completely mine. The second one is really just so that anyone reading will know that I cannot, and do not, take any credit for whatever is written in this section.

I hope you will continue to enjoy my blog, and please don't hesitate to leave comments below each post