By Dr. Angela Heppner
Sometimes, more often times then not, people come into your life and you will know right away how special they are and that they were meant to be there. To serve some sort of purpose, help teach you who you really are, or direct you to the path of who you wish to become.
You never know or see them coming but once you lock eyes with them, get to know them, or share in their light, you realize that every moment spent with them that they will affect your life in some unique and profound way. Sometimes things can happen to you that at the time may seem painful, unfair, an injustice or uncalled for. Upon reflection however; you realize that without all of these obstacles you would have never realized or grew to know your real potential, your true strength, the will power you possess or your heart and true identity.
Everything happens for a reason, nothing happens by chance, by means of good or back luck, or by coincidence. Illness, injuries, loss, love, moments of true greatness and potential all appear to test the limits of your soul and help you to excel. Without this, life would be like a smoothly paved road, where nothing is lost but neither nothing is gained.
The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls you experience create who you are and take you up your own personal ladder of greatness to become more than you imagined possible. Often times the unpleasant lessons and trials in our lives are the most important as it is these that push us towards our true potential.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them and release the situation and if need be the person with love and the highest regards. These are the ones who have taught you about trust and who in the future you will open your heart to. If someone loves you, love them back with every fiber of your being and unconditionally. Do this not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you how to love and how to open your heart and eyes to truly appreciate the little things in life.
Make every day count, live it like it is your last, appreciate every moment and every breath you take, taking from this everything that you possibly can. You may never be able to experience it again so talk to those you do not know, share an act of kindness and giving. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights as high as your heart will take them.
Tell yourself that you are wonderful, great and believe in yourself. Who will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself? Furthermore, who can love you for you, if you do not give this to yourself? Believe in miracles, be a miracle so that you may also be able to experience miracles in your life.
Never be afraid to take chances and risks. Your greatest rewards and that which you truly desire is hidden behind the tallest mountain. Climb to the top, but never forget who helped you along the way. Gather those you treasure and take them with you.
Do not ever be afraid to fly, until you spread your wings, you do not know just how far you can fly. If you can dream it, you can do it! Never give up, the road of persistence and patience can bring so many riches to the heart. Your own personal beliefs and morals are the roadmap you have built for your own life. These are equivalent to how you think, act and respond to lifes successes; opportunities and what are perceived as shortcomings or failures.
The way you think about yourself and believe to be true about yourself and society dictates your own personal successes and outcomes. When you believe that success and happiness is yours now and will continually flow to you, it will. That which you focus on the most, you start to see more clearly, listen to your heart, what is it guiding you to focus on? When you focus on the positive it to becomes your reality and you become more surrounded by such.
Positive and empowering thoughts and feelings allow the universe to reward you with unlimited opportunities for greatness. Prioritize, focus and remain constant and steady on no more than two visuals to help alleviate confusion. Say “I Want” or “I wish for” rather than “ I don’t want this or that.” If you focus on the “I don’t wants,” this is exactly what you will have. Act and do, rather than fear. The difference between those who succeed and those who do not is that the successful do it anyway in spite of everything.
Never fear making a mistake, these are actually lessons in disguise. If a mistake were to be named, it would be found in the “Not learning.” We become who we surround ourselves with. If you do not like that which is around you, the change either starts with you, or the attitude you currently have regarding such.
Never allow anyone to rain on your parade, or to try to take from you, your dreams, goals and aspirations. Success is measured not be one alone but by the whole. Align yourself with those who ring true to your purpose and who can share in your vision. Learn also from the wisdom of others and if it resonates as your own personal truth, then pass it on to others who also may benefit from it.
Rather than waiting until you learn more, have more, do more and experience more, the time is now to fully embrace and believe in yourself. If it is beyond your control, then you must release it, if you can change it; then change it; only you can do this. If the outcome seems to be the same outcome time after time, one being unsatisfactory to you, try something new, a different approach. The same actions will always bring the same results. If you wish for something different, then you must try something different. This is better known as breaking unhealthy life patterns. The ones that seem to keep coming back and repeating themselves time after time. It is not up to your surroundings to change.
Respect is the ultimate key to all our relationships and basically every facet of life. When this is present, there are no conflicts, no disagreements; no difficulties. There are also no boundaries set and none to break. Give and do unto others as you would have done unto you. If you wish to walk in freedom, also give this to another, this is respect. Walk your path and do what rings true to you, but also lovingly support the paths and choices of others in your life and circle and personal relationships, this is respect. Would you wish anything less for yourself? Without respect, there really isn’t anything holding the relationship together. Respect over flows into every single righteous aspect including love. There is no one way, it is always at least a two way street. There is no me, but we. We must not only think of ourselves and what our own aspirations and dreams are, but also those of another. This is respect and love. To have or be in any sort of relationship, there is more than one. Whatever it is that you wish to have in your own life, pay this same respect and kindness and consideration to another, so that you may be able to rightly receive this for yourself.
About the Author:
Dr. Angela Heppner holds a Bachelor of Metaphysical Sciences (B.Msc.) degree, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, Philosopher Of Holistic Life Coaching (Ph.D) degree, Aromatherapy (S.N.H.S. H.I.Dip.), Hypnotherapy ( S.N.H.S. Dip.), Crystal Healing (S.N.H.S. Dip.), Color Therapy (S.N.H.S. Dip), Shiatsu (S.N.H.S. Dip.), Public Relations (Dip.). She is an Ordained Minister, Journalist - Free Lance Writer, Poet / Song Writer, and most importantly, does healing with the Arch Angels. See more about Dr. Heppner on Facebook or at http://drheppner.com/.