Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Expecting the Best is a Choice

I'm inspired by a new book this week: The Essential Dalai Lama

My aunt gave it to me nearly two years ago and I only started reading it now. The funny thing is my Reiki class this weekend  prompted me to pick it up again. Usui, the founder of Reiki, was heavily influenced by his Buddhist background. I was curious to find out more. Training my mind should come in handy, I'm your classic air sign and the hamster wheel in my head is always spinning! I could really use a mental holiday! 

One of the basic themes in Buddhism is the source of  suffering and mental anguish in particular. He talks about how we can have all of the physical and material comforts we need, and  still be sad, anxious or stressed. The Dalai Lama mentioned several fears which can lead to anxiety and I related to one of them in particular: Fear of the Unknown. For example, will I like the new job, the new city, or as a teenager, if I would like my new school. Will I enjoy it, etc? 

Worrying about the future quickly leads to stress and anxiety. If these feelings are intense enough, they might keep us from trying something new (or from enjoying it). Though we might feel safe in our comfort zone, it won't take us to new or exciting places. A more effective strategy would be to expect the best in any situation and trust that you'll be able to handle whatever life brings to your doorstep. And who knows, you might even enjoy it!  Imagine that  =) 

We can also ask your angels for help with this. Try asking them to put feelings of joy and enthusiasm in your heart and solar plexus. Archangel Jophiel can also help us connect to that place of wonder where we see the potential for a beautiful life, instead of one plagued by fear and worry. I also give myself Reiki in my solar plexus, though it would also be possible to ask Archangel Raphael to heal away any fears. Try it! 


This is what expecting the best feels like =) 



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2 comments:

  1. Unsaid in your blog but has happened to me: I'll buy a book that looks interesting, but never read it. Maybe months or years later I'll pick up that book and read it. Turns out it's the exact information I need at that time! Often my subconscious will steer me into my future and then when I need the appropriate information it will give it to me.

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    1. Hello! Thanks for the comment!

      I get that a lot too! A couple yrs ago I bought a book on channeling and its come in handy now that I'm on a break from my angel reading classes. Pretty sure my teaching guides use books to help me find my path =)

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