Paradigms

What is a paradigm you ask? It is an internal road map that was created by our social surroundings, our family, and our own mentalities. Something that not many people realize is that these paradigms can be debilitating at times and keep us as a person from our real dreams, impeding us from reaching our true destined goals.

Let’s think about this a bit more. When we are children we are fueled by passion. There is a sense of “I can do whatever I want!” When people ask, what do you want to be when you grow up, you simply reply with whatever you have fixated on at that point in your life, but as we grow older we are told to get an education, to find a career, and to stick with the mundane. Where has the passion gone?!

These are negative paradigms. A voice in our heads says we can’t do certain things because we aren’t rich, we aren’t pretty, we aren’t smart. This stems from us choosing to limit ourselves. Friends, today is not the day to sit placidly on the side lines. Take your power back! Be who YOU want to be, not what anyone else wants you to be. You are a treasure, not garbage.

If you want to start your own business, start researching how to do it! Make a game plan and stick with it.

If you want to quit your job and do something new, DO IT! Make the decision to love yourself, and to have faith in your decisions, change your paradigm riddled with fear and be a success! Have your plan, set it into motion, and be blessed!

I will be doing this with you, changing my paradigms of fear, rerouting my internal road map so that I can live to my full potential! Join me! 🙂

A prayer to help:

God and Goddess I love thee so, Help me understand this internal woe. Break me free, raise me up, I pray blessings fill my cup. Blessed be!

Blessings friends!!

~Sheldon

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Understanding Love

Understanding, this is what many of us wish to gain. We wish to understand life and all that it has to offer, we want to understand love, and we learn to understand why bad things happen in the world.

Living without understanding leaves many people afraid because the unknown is one of the most terrifying concepts of this world. Not knowing what’s next, not knowing which step to take, and not being sure of your own emotions.

We fear what we do not understand. We search for answers outside of us. “Why did this happen?” “Who/what is responsible?” As we search for these answers we lose sight of what really matters. Love, the God and Goddess, our families, and ultimately we lose ourselves.

Many times in life we forget that understanding is within us all, we simply have to find the will to access it. Since we don’t understand ourselves we fear what’s inside, we fear understanding because of the uncertainty of the journey to get there.

When hiking up the mountain to get to Macchu Picchu, there is a struggle through rain, land, and unfamiliarity of the surrounding area. The night will fall and when we cannot see, then we can no longer see the path and our uncertainty is even more intense and thus more terrifying.

To understand the world around us and the situations that arise in our lives, we must understand ourselves and love ourselves.

As a culture, we have taken ourselves out of the equation allowing everyone else, and material things to fill our voids. These chasms of disillusioned love have made us callous and afraid of our own hearts and when emotions and true love come to us, we lose sight of the blessings it has to offer, the healing power it wishes to place upon us. We become wrapped up in the question, “What’s next?” To understand love and the purity it has to offer, we must first allow ourselves to love. We must allow our hearts to open.

Always remember, love does not have the ability to hurt. True love is pure, kind, unconditional. The heart closed by caution and infected by the septic slime of fear will never usher in true love, and thus only infatuation and pain can come forth.

My friends, we must find love within ourselves, for only by this can we truly love another.

Here is a prayer that I have found myself using from time to time. I hope it helps you find the love and understand in your heart.

Oh Great Mother and Father

I call to You and ask for this

To love like tomorrow will not exist

To open the window of my soul

To allow my heart to be abundant in love

To see myself as love

To know myself as love

To be love

I am love for I am the child of the God and Goddess

I am love, for I know love conquers all

I am love for I believe in the power of purity of the heart and mind

Oh great Mother and Father thank You for all

Thank You for your ear

Thank You for hearing my cries no matter their scale

Thank You for love

Thank You for my life

Love and light sent and received

By the God and Goddess blessed be!

Love to you!

Have a blessed day!

~Sheldon

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