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To Give

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How many times have you wondered why on earth you are here, bumping around on this plane of existence?  Hazarding a guess, I would say we all have wondered that a time or two.

I recently came across an old journal of mine.  It was dedicated to my thoughts, feelings and any messaging the Council of 12 would deign to offer on the topics I wrote about.  Like anyone else I have had my share of dark nights of the soul and in one particular deeply troubled time I questioned why I was here at all.  Astoundingly enough, the answer was offered up in the writing I am going to share with you.  I didn’t realize it at the time as my sole focus was on what I didn’t have, what wasn’t working, and what seemed totally elusive to me. It is rather evident I was still on the first leg of my spiritual journey.

To Give

What have I accomplished

In this precious moment in time

A flash of pure adventure

In a life that I call mine

I have learned about the struggle

I seem to live it every day

My spirit soars and beckons

As it knows another way

I keep following, lost and anxious

I want so to do this right

To learn and grow and impact

Without the fear and fight

Letting go of what I’m living

As in struggle, fear and woe

Leaves me lost and wandering

In a ‘me’ I do not know

To leave a life unheeded

To go before I’ve lived

Is such a waste of reverence

When I have so much left to give

 

Do you see the answer?

Life is all about what you can give and loving everything unconditionally as you do so.  Giving ceases to have real meaning if you feel deflated, disappointed or resentful after having done so.  It is indicative of giving without purest intent. To give simply because that is what you are here to do is an act of unconditional love.

When the time comes for us to withdraw our focus from this plane of existence we will not be thinking of how much money we made, who is going to quarrel over it, how many cars you owned or how much you suffered.  It will be about how much you gave that will ultimately represent what your life stood for—how many were impacted, how loving you were and always, always how much more you wished you could give if you had more time.

Life is a reverent gift.  It is a force of love that causes us to breathe and to pulse love from the moment of first breath.  It is a gift we are expected to give.  It is not about what we managed to get, how we can get more and how long can we keep it and certainly not about who got more than you did.

As I read my words from so many years ago I had to smile.  Even in my darkest hour the assistance from the unseen was making itself known.  We are all here to give to each other what we can.  Each of us came to this life with certain abilities.  Something no one else can do quite like you can.  Our task is to ferret out what those abilities are, commit to using them and to be of service to others.  In other words, we are here to give to others in our own unique way.

Giving is living.

~ Ara Parisien, International Medium & Spiritual Teacher

©Ara Parisien 2016


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Mothers in Spirit

ara roses Today I honour both my mothers who are in spirit. I am eternally grateful that one gave me life and the other assisted in the unfolding of it. Both women showed tremendous courage in their lives which will live on in me forever. I take comfort in the fact there is no death. There is only love. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium and Spiritual Teacher


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Spring to Life

 

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Just for today…..notice all the burgeoning life around you.  The buds on the trees, the plants, the flowers stretching to the sun.  Life is all around you, everywhere you look.  Life is you.

Allow this time today to understand you are stretching into the opportunity to become who you came here to be.  Feel as refreshed and rejuvenated as the life you see around you.  Feel the joy preparing  to imminently burst forth.

Each and every day, no matter the season, can feel this exciting and this alive.  Allow each moment to fill your senses and help you to see that each bud and blossom represents opportunities in your life and contains the magic of growth and creation.  Claim it.  This life is a miracle waiting to bloom in all its splendor—and so are you. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium and Spiritual Teacher

 


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Unfold The Life You Want

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It’s March—a brand new month and the precursor to glorious Spring! It’s a time for new directions to new horizons. It’s a time for burgeoning growth. Why not seek out the clarity you need to navigate these fresh, new waters! I am taking one-on-one students (or groups if preferred) for my popular course, Unfold The Life You Want. Uncover and understand the tools you already possess and use them to create the reality you prefer. This course will teach you the meaning of the tools, how to use them and most importantly it will demystify the mechanics of how the Universe works! Once you realize ‘why’ it works the way it does you will have a clear understanding of the power that you are—that you have always been! Send me a message on Facebook or email me at araparisien@gmail.com to book or to get more information. Let’s do this!!

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Respect

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I have been pondering the concept of respect.  I hear time and time again how one will respect another only if the respect is reciprocated.  On a personal level when words are uttered such as I understand unconditional love is not present.

We seem to be so consumed by the way people respond or react to us.  We forget that we are all ‘life unfolding’ at all times.  Each of us finding our way and experiencing trials and triumphs as we go. Each of us has the free will to think, believe and choose whatever we want. We are not here to all agree.  What one person has come here to grow and evolve through cannot be known nor understood.  Honour the journey they are on as when you do you honour your own.  Remember we are all a reflection of one another. What we notice in one we carry ourselves. It is in this way we are reminded of the inner healing that requires our attention.  It is all a perfect gift if we choose to see it that way.

Honour life in all forms no matter what the expression.  Refuse to judge.  Refuse to defend.  Just notice, be aware, choose what you wish to engage with or simply move along. Always, in love.


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A Message From The Universe

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This morning I spent some quality time communing with my Guides and the Universe. I was eager to ask their assistance in shifting my rather stale-feeling vibration of late. Inspiration has been flowing but suddenly tapers off to a dull thud. I wanted some guidance in buoying it up and keeping it where it belongs. After meditation and feeling a bit of relief from it I decided to get out in the sunshine and go for a walk.

As I was walking the Dallas Road waterfront (and yes the picture above is a picture of part of it) I immediately came upon an older couple who were looking around at the scenery. The woman stopped me and asked if the path went on much farther. I explained it went on quite a ways and was well worth the walk. She thanked me and as I turned to leave it struck me that they weren’t from Victoria so I hesitated and asked where they were from. They told me they were from Central Texas and then went on to rave about the beauty of the ocean and Victoria. As we talked we walked together and I filled them in about the area. We slowed to a stop and she said they should get going as they were catching the Clipper to Seattle and then to the airport for their flight back to Texas. I wished them a safe journey and just as I was about to leave she reached out and patted my arm and said thanks. Then she said….”Have a happy life.” I was stunned into silence and she looked altogether awkward and blushed saying, “Not sure why I said that…” I let her know I knew exactly why she had and I thanked her for it and we parted ways.

“Have a happy life.” Yes! How often do we become completely blinded in life – blinded by worry, debt, despair. We are here TO be happy but we have been utterly conditioned otherwise. I see posts on Facebook celebrating struggles and how they only come to the strong. Here is a news flash – they come to all of us. You aren’t rewarded with suffering because you are strong – it is just that typically only the strong minded can navigate through to calmer waters. It’s time we stopped celebrating our pain, anguish and problems and start embracing a new way to be.

“Have a happy life.” Yes! We can offer ourselves a respite from our woes just by doing something different; by appreciating that which is right under our nose; by being grateful that the sky is blue, the grass is green and flowers come in a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes (as do we all but that is another article altogether) to be enjoyed. Choosing to appreciate what is around us in the moment does not equate to irresponsibility or denial of what we are perceiving ourselves to be going through. It has everything to do with giving ourselves a much needed lift so that the solutions to our issues float to us. We are worth it.

“Have a happy life.” Yes! A much needed message from the Universe in the guise of a perfect stranger—who is definitely perfect but in the grander scheme of things is definitely no stranger. Message received, dear Universe. Well played.