(originally posted 2/11/14)
It's 12:03 am. and I've decided to write again. It's been years, but I'm a journalism major among other things. Now, I'd consider myself an inner warrior. I've recently been told by Ms. Almighty Universe that I'm a love spreader, a soulful connector, a healer. So, I'm going to use writing as a way to do so. I'll just let it flow and see where it goes. No specific destination in mind. And it is my hope to connect to you. To spread the love. To lift us both up...
Surrender. Such a wonderful concept. Seems so easy. But what in the world is it? Trust that God's got it all worked out for you. Letting go, relaxing into it all. I'm a big fan and student of "The Course in Miracles." Today I was reading that if we could just remember that we didn't create ourselves, life would be a whole lot easier. We would just follow the voice of our creator within our hearts and be lead to love. After all, we ARE love. Instead, we have this mad idea that we have the control. So we listen to the crazy voices in our heads and take them as the truth.
It is our task and responsibility to do whatever we can do to connect to our heart. Where all the answers lie. Your happiness and the happiness of the world depends on it. How do I do that you say? Well, some healers suggest being aware of your thoughts and just stepping back and seeing them like a movie to lessen their power. Some suggest meditation. Some say do whatever connects you to your soul. Its different for all of us but connect to that inner guide within that makes you feel connected, divine, in the flow. Pray. Ask how. But once you find that voice, that connection to the divine, that state of surrender to your true nature. do whatever you can to stay there. On hard days, don't give up. Keep the faith. Know you aren't alone. We all have our stuff and we are all trying to find our way.
It just breaks my heart to think there are many of us listening to these crazy lies in our heads. These subconscious thoughts were put there by many people over the course of our lives and just filed away as truth. But they are just stinky garbage. Who wants to listen to that? They aren't the real you. Just know that. And hold onto it for dear life. And surrender to the fact that you are beautiful. You are great. You are limitless and free. And find that quite voice inside that validates all of the above. Be ruthless. Gently ruthless my friends. Sending love and a giant wish for connection. Jamie
How to Easily Obtain Love (originally written 11/29/2015)
I’ve been thinking about big things lately. Deep things. That’s kind of normal in this Jamie body. I like to contemplate the soul and existence and why my socks still look dirty after I wash them.
And during one of my ponderings I was thinking about Love and God and Peace. All the same things to me disguised with different letters of the english language. I got to thinking that we make these concepts out to be so illusive. We think they are these big, grand things we spend our whole lives trying to “get” or “achieve” just like everything else. When we see them in that light, they do seem a bit far off and too big for us little ol’ us. “Love” seems too divine, like for monks and stuff. “God” and “Universe” seem so... God! And “peace” seems like a short lived experience for only the lucky ones who must have done something really great in their past life. But, I’m beginning to disagree. The reason we don’t feel these “things” more often is because we view them as difficult to obtain.
I realize now, it’s the other way around. It’s that easy. Love is so simple. Peace is who we are 365 days a year, for our whole lives, underneath thought. It’s our default state. (even if we’ve forgotten because of so much “suffering” thought piled on top, like a lawn under and dozen kids after the candy-showering of a freshly cracked pinnata.
Love is just okayness. It’s simplicity. It’s acceptance. It’s subtle. It’s anything uncomplicated. Peace is the same. And so is God. And the Universe. Gentle, simple, there everyday. It never goes aways. But sometimes we can’t see it if we are looking through the wrong lense. Maybe we just have to begin to see that it’s here everyday. All the time. And it’s not such a big far away thing. And we don’t need anything to change on the outside world to achieve it. It’s already ours. That’s the great illusion. If I could just have that thing I’d feel better. If I could just have cleaner socks, more people would like me.
Open your mind a little today to the energy of love feeling like the energy of a gentle friend in your life instead of a scary monster. Maybe God feels like a sweet pet you adore instead of a big man on a loud speaker who gives you a twix only if you’re “good”. Maybe peace is as attainable as laughter instead of this weird detached state you’ll achieve and never be able to relate to other humanoids again. Let’s not complicate these magnificently simple gifts of ours. They are all around us and they’re ours for the easy taking.
About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher who writes for souls who are curious about activating the principles of radiance, authenticity and magnificence within their own hearts. Her purpose is to help you awaken to your Soul's True Nature one article at a time.