“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you suffer a lot.
When you realize everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.” ~Dalai Lama

Do you realize how powerful you are? Not muscle strength but inner strength! It took me quite a few years before I accepted the truth that everything begins within me. In fact, this awareness and understanding continue to deepen all of the time. I look back and wonder why it took me so long to “get it” and now I recognize that when I “got it” was the time I chose! Imagine that! LOL 

Each one of us has been entrusted with an inner power that is wondrous and limitless.

How happy are you? Yes, being happy is a choice as the Dalai Lama reminds us. Is it that easy, especially now with all of the chaos in the world? Yes, I believe it is. What we think and believe as well as the choices we make and how we respond to the choices made by others create our reality! We are powerful aren’t we? Imagine!

Are you feeling a little down or stuck right now or are you wondering when things will return to normal, whatever that means for you? Take a minute to stop and breathe deeply a few times with your eyes closed. On your in breath imagine only love, gratitude, and possibilities entering and on your out breath imagine your feelings of frustration and suffering leaving you. Do this a few more times. Focus on your breathing until you feel your body relax and center. Better?

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk reminds us that in order to be happy we must be willing to change whatever within us is holding us back. Only then, can we be free. Imagine, you can choose to be happy! This doesn’t mean you can’t feel down, sad, discouraged, or even hopeless at times. Ride the wave and accept how you feel. What I mean is that once you recognize and claim your own power, consciously, then you can choose to change how you feel once you choose to let the old habits, beliefs, and emotions go. Try it a few times and see what happens. It’s your choice!

You are more than you think and there is so much power within you to change! Once your thoughts quiet and you find your center it’s amazing what you will learn about yourself when you begin to explore the depths of you! Self-awareness, personal growth, acceptance, forgiveness, self-love, compassion, happiness, and so much more become easier to realize. Hold onto your hat! Maya Angelou, Writer, poet, and civil rights activist reminds us that, “Each one of us has a power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds.” What a beautiful image. The sky is the limit to what we can be. Why not become a rainbow? For now, will you choose to be happy? I am!

My January group Zoom channeling session with Luminus and the Messengers of Light will be offered on Tuesday, January 26th. Please register to join us from 2p-3:30p AZ/MTN and if you would like to connect with me or schedule a private session please go to victoriabarna.com.