Week 22 Who am I? Part 1

I am what I am

This week we have been urged to spend some time in complete Silence. No computer, mobile phone, television, ipad or any other distraction for a least one whole day, and longer if possible. The object is to embrace the Silence, focus our minds, thoughts and energy on who we really are. To listen to our heart, identify our unique gifts and experience the tranquility of the World Within. Discover what makes you truly happy and there you will find the key to your life.

I have planned to spend this weekend (Friday-Sunday) in Silence, which is after the required dead line for this weeks blog, so I decided to do a ‘before’ and ‘after’ post in order to honour my commitment to the blog deadline and also share my experience. I have never spent a deliberate length of time in Silence so am looking forward to this time.

Haanel tells us in part 22 how control over the body by mind is coming to be more and more generally understood, and that few people are aware how much they can do for themselves in terms of healing their own body of disease and sickness. Sometimes life seems to throw rocks at us and the situation we are in can seem impossible. But when your mind is focused on what you really want, and it is in line with who you really are then you can change it to I’m Possible.

“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked, when they had made camp that day. “Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.” (Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist)

It is surprising how even after several months of studying, and training the mind to perform new positive habits and create new neural pathways, how easily something can swipe at you emotionally like a curve ball and cause feelings of frustration and anger to rise. I have come to understand that all our emotions, both positive or negative are a part of who we are. They are there to guide us in our decisions, and to use as tools to help us. The secret to creating the life we want is choosing how we will react and what action we take. We can choose to wallow in self pity and believe our efforts are futile, or  we can trust in our inner spirit, trust that the Universal Mind is a positive force of love and that all experiences are tests of character that chip away the rough edges, honing us into the beautiful diamonds that we all are.

We are not clones, we are who we are, with all our amazing gifts and foibles. Our success depends on accepting ourselves, persevering when the going gets tough and staying focused on our goals. I will be back with Part 2 of this weeks blog on Monday. I’ll see you later 🙂