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"What can I tell you about happiness that you don’t already know at the very core of your being?  You may have ‘forgotten’ perhaps, as I have.  But let’s remember, together.  Let's return to the original Self we long for - that Self that is forever at peace, forever joyous, limitless, powerful, abundant and free!  And as we do, let's become Conscious Creators, Bold Adventurers, creatively exploring infinite possibilities as we flow in this enchanting journey we casually call Life!"

True happiness in 2010 for those who desire, intend and allow it!

I feel I want to say something at the close of the year so that I can stand fresh and free at the door of the New Year, ready to receive an unlimited supply of power, peace, joy, abundance and creative energy!

Of course, all these are already available to me.  In fact, they are all who and what I naturally am.  I don’t need a new year to avail myself of these ‘graces’ but, somehow, the closing of one year and the opening of another arouses a collective consciousness that I cannot help but want to consciously participate in.

For some reason, 2010 has a promising ring to it.  I experience a certain boldness, succinct and complete, each time I say it – ‘twenty-ten’!

The last few weeks of 2009 have been intense – the near loss of a loved one, my having to leave home suddenly to be with the family overseas, an unexpected marriage, the constant flow of visitors, local and foreign, the meeting of family members for the first time in years, the intermittent care of a sibling who is currently unable to care for himself…all this against the more familiar backdrop of work, finance and relationships has been consuming, forcing me into ‘present mindedness’ or ‘mindfulness’ in a slightly different way than I am used to.

The immediacy of someone’s physical presence and face-to-face encounters (especially of  people I have not seen for ages) generate instant and unexpected throwbacks to old anchors/triggers, inviting fresh responses to old preconceptions.

It is all good.  It is all allowing the greatness and goodness from within to express itself.

It’s a good place to be in, a good state to be in as the veils of 2009 are slowly and thoughtfully drawn while the doors of 2010 are swung wide open with excited anticipation.

Ah, this is good.

This is the perfect time to fashion new dreams and reclaim abandoned ones.

This is the perfect time to recognize all the goodness and greatness of our true nature i.e. to be grateful.

This is the perfect time to stand up boldly with faith and an unwavering conviction that:

Our desires are our delight

Our dreams are our desires in picture and

Our passion sets our pictures in motion!

I wish you the blessings of great memories and giant learnings from the year we’re leaving and limitless power, peace, prosperity, joy and love in this new year of 2010.

Love always, Lucy

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Imagine every joyous desire in this season of hope and happiness

Imagine…

Peace in your heart
Joy in your spirit
Love in every thought, word and deed…
Imagine it…
Intend it…
Allow it…
And so it is…

Dear Friend

May you feel the presence of angels
Around you at all times
May you hear their sweet singing
Upon the tinkling of their harps
May you rest softly in their arms
And soar high upon their wings
May their good tidings remind you
That you are blessed now and always
May this Christmas be a time of
Wonder, Hope and Faith that now
And in the year to come,
And in every moment
You are in Love’s inescapable presence!
Blessings of Joy, Abundance, Power and Peace!

Love always,
Lucy

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How jealousy gets in the way of your inner happiness, power and freedom

In my new and free ebook, Relationships – Burning Questions, Illuminating Answers – The Inspired Guide to having the relationship you truly desire, I write about jealousy.

Jealousy is one of the most destructive mind states leading us to behave in deplorable ways – from launching verbal swipes/put downs at others to some of the most elaborate and heinous crimes of murder.

Put simply, jealousy is that mind state of thoughts and feelings that is rooted in a belief – that someone else has or is something that I want but which I believe I cannot have or be.

Because we see someone else have what we want and what we believe we cannot have, we direct our resentment towards that person.  Yet, when we examine it closely, we find that our jealousy has far more to do with our belief that we cannot have what we want than it is to do with someone else having what we want.

This is an important distinction to make because it allows us to see that the source and cause of our jealousy is not someone else and what they have but our very own mind and its beliefs about our power and freedom.

If we believed that we could have anything that we want and we felt free enough to go after what we want, we would never feel jealous about anyone.

When we believe that we cannot have or do something, we effectively put blocks in the natural flow of our free, limitless energy.

When we believe that someone else, by virtue of what they do or who and how they are, is a threat to our inner happiness, we put blocks in the natural flow of our free, limitless energy.

All this causes us to feel powerless and it is the feeling of powerlessness that causes us to take jibes at others, behave in childish and petulant ways and, in more extreme cases, take more extreme and destructive action.

In the relationship we have with our partners, jealousy, which ultimately results in the feeling of powerlessness, blocks the flow of love and gets in the way of our inner happiness.

You cannot feel happy and powerless at the same time – they are two very different vibrational states.

Are you interested in finding out how you can overcome jealousy in your relationship and have the relationship you truly desire?  Are you serious about taking charge of yourself so that you can be the kind of partner you wish to attract?

You’ll find guidance on these and other relationship issues that trouble most partners in my free ebook, Relationships – Burning Questions, Illuminating Answers – The Inspired Guide to having the relationship you truly desire.  You can download it here.

“I have read a number of lengthy books on this subject and none have inspired me to ‘change’ as much as Lucy’s book.” Alison McCartney, Social Worker, Wife, Mother

Love always

Lucy

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Finding inner happiness on days like this!

This post is going to take a while to read, so grab your poison of choice and get comfortable :)

You could say that yesterday was a wreck.  At least, it felt like that for the most part!

I’d gone to the airport to meet my sister who was flying interstate from Melbourne.  I thought she was arriving at 12 noon but her flight wasn’t actually due till 1.15pm – 1st oversight on my part.

Next, I was convinced she was flying Qantas as that was the airlines she’d flown coming in from overseas – 2nd oversight on my part.

I got to the airport by 11.15am, much earlier than I needed to be.  I was taing a new route to the airport and had allowed myself extra time.

I hadn’t seen my sister in over 2 years and I was quietly excited about spending the next four days on our own – something we’ve rarely had a chance to do as we’ve always had the company of other family members and friends on the rare occasions our schedules allowed us to meet across continents.

I knew we’d spend a good bit of our time talking about the thing that matters most to us – our ongoing spiritual awakening – and I was so looking forward to it.

Well, 12 noon arrived and no sister.  1 pm arrived and still no sister.  2pm and I knew something was amiss.

I’d paced the domestic airport arrivals lounge and allowed my excitement to build up each time I saw a bunch of people or a single figure appear at the top of the escalator.  And each time, my spirit flagged when I didn’t see the face I was expecting!

It was a long wait, not just in hours but especially in the cycles of anticipation and disappointment!  I’d also not had a drop to drink nor a bite to eat.

By 2.15pm, I knew I had to do something.   Three flights from Melbourne had landed by this time.  There’d been no cancellations or delays.  Where could she be? Why hadn’t she called me?  Surely she would think to have the airport help desk page me?  Besides, we’d confirmed just the night before that she was arriving at the domestic airport and that I’d be there to meet her.  Out of desperation, I decided I would go and check the international terminal just in case.

Before I went to my car, I stopped at a parking ticket machine to pay for my parking but the machine swallowed my ticket, refused to accept my $20 note and wouldn’t respond to the ‘Cancel’ button.

I pressed the intercom button which, fortunately, did work and got to speak to someone and explained the situation.  I was told to pay at the exit gate.  I did.

I drove in the unrelenting heat (the air conditioning in my car had packed in) to the International terminal, about a 7 minute drive, parked my car and raced over to the arrivals lounge.  It had been almost a year since I’d been at that terminal and much had changed.

The arrivals lounge was almost deserted but for a solitary man.  It was clear she wasn’t there and I started debating with myself whether to return to the domestic terminal or head home and call the place in Melbourne where she’d been staying the last couple of weeks. (She’d gone down for a conference).

Driving out of the car park, I noticed all four lanes to the exit gates had overhead signs saying ‘Prepaid Tickets’.  I had not noticed any parking ticket machines either on my way to or from the arrivals lounge.  They certainly were not where they used to be.

I realized I would not be able to pay at the gate.  I drove back into the parking area, went looking for the machines and finally had to ask someone.  She pointed to a corridor where they were all standing like sentry.  Why wasn’t there any signage to those machines?

All this time, thoughts about my sister were running through my mind with the heat urging them on!  They vacillated between unjustifiable anger and frustration towards her for not being where she was supposed to be when she was supposed to,  to concern for her as this was her first time in this city.

I was finally on route home, some four hours since I’d set out in the morning, when my car brakes went!  How was I going to return to the airport if I needed to?  Would I get home without an accident?  When would I be able to get my brakes serviced?  How would we manage without a car?

I was beginning to feel that the day that had started so well had turned into a disaster.  I soon realized, however, that that kind of thinking wasn’t going to help.

I switched to thinking about how I would want the day to go from this point.  I also wondered why it hadn’t gone the way I’d imagined it.  What was happening here?

On some level, I sensed a greater purpose to all this although I could not yet see the ‘details’.  In the meantime, however, things were getting almost unbearable.

I did manage to get myself home safely when a friend called.  I told him about the situation and he volunteered to go to the airport himself since he lives closer to it than I do.

In the meantime, my sister had called my landline (the number of which she had) and had left a message saying that she’d been waiting over two hours!  I was both relieved and frustrated — relieved that she was safe and that both our waiting would finally be over.  Relieved also that all the anxiety and frustration that go with waiting and having your best plans thwarted were nearly gone.

But how on earth had we missed each other?  Still, my friend would be picking her up and bringing her home which he did, about an hour and a half later by which time I’d cooled off physically and emotionally.

What a day!  I don’t believe in punishment, but it certainly felt like a punishing day!  Why?  What on earth had I done to deserve this?

It is at trying times that questions about things that I no longer believe in or value seem to turn up as if to have another go and getting me to reinstate those old beliefs and values!  Questions about punishment and deserving things.  And there emerged doubts about being a conscious creator.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by them.  It’s easy to abandon your desire for freedom and joy and conscious creation when you cannot find ready answers to questions that challenge your desire, your beliefs.

I have learned to recognize some of these questions as old, unhelpful habits of a conditioned mind, a mind conditioned to be afraid to desire good things, a mind not yet prepared to take responsibility for its creations!

And it’s these moments of self-reflection, of remembering, observing and recognizing the habits of the mind that take us to the windows of inner happiness.

And it is the fresh permission we give to our desire for something better that throws wide open the windows to inner happiness!

Love always

Lucy

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What does Money have to do with Power and Inner Happiness?

My wife and I keep fighting about sex and money. I think she charges me too much, you know – Rodney Dangerfield

Money is an expression of abundance and abundance is a state of ease and wellbeing.  And since any good feeling state is a state of power, abundance is also a state of power

Money, therefore, is an expression of the state of power.  But there’s a lot of misunderstanding about power.

True power is not something that can be used against someone else because true power comes out of love.

When money becomes a means of control over others, which happens when we act out of fear, then money becomes an expression of fear rather than of power and love.

Many people, myself included, have grown up with unhealthy attitudes around money because we have observed and experienced the use of money as a means of control and an expression of fear (even if we may have mistaken it for power), rather than an expression of abundance, power and love.

So, what is power if it is not over someone or something else?

Power expresses itself in a variety of ways – through self-confidence, conviction, determination, perseverance, acceptance, openness, inner happiness, freedom and adventure!

When we understand that this is how true power, which comes from love, is expressed, then we’ll stop being afraid of holding and expressing power.

Neither will we be afraid of people whom we have thought to have great power over us or others.  They don’t have power.  What they have is fear, which ironically, is the ignorance or unawareness of their true power!

It is only natural that achieving inner happiness involves shifting towards greater levels of power – not ‘power over’ (which is fear) but power within!

What kind of power fear struggles does your relationship express?

You can change that right now by taking the time to tune into your inner happiness and the power that comes with it

Love always

Lucy

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