Everyone has a Gift to Offer….

white-squirrel“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”~Mary Oliver

Open your heart, mind and soul to the offerings of others. Everyone has a special gift to share. Everyone has a unique outlook on life. The moment we decide our way is the only way is the moment we stop growing.

The moment we decide we know better is the moment we stop learning. How can we possibly learn and grow if we close ourselves off to a different perspective?

Our best teachers are the ones who recognize they are still, and always will be, learning. They learn from their students and know that although they may be the teacher they are learning from their students at the same time. Those teachers become the student and the teacher in the same class.

The moment we begin pushing our agenda as the right one instead of offering our opinion as a different perspective is the moment communication stops. Would you rather be “right” or would you rather be in clear communication? Would you rather the world bow at your feet like an isolated King or Queen or would you rather be a co-creator adding your gifts to the collective whole?

The moment we have to be “right” is the moment of separation. When our way becomes the only way it is the ego speaking. There are many paths that lead us to oneness. There are many methods that work together in harmony when we are not closed off to what they have to teach us.

There are people we can learn from who were brought up in different settings than our own. They have different religions than ours. They may have skin of a different color or speak a different language or have a completely different perspective than ours.

Our differences, our diversity, does not divide us when we open our ears and listen without judgement. We are not divided when we open our heart, mind and soul to what each person has to offer. What initially may seem like a “box full of darkness” may indeed be our greatest gift.

There is wisdom in recognizing the gifts that are discovered when we embrace in the offerings of others. It is also important to acknowledge our own gifts. Each one of us is a teacher. Each one of us is a student. Each one of us has a different perspective and we are all co-creators with gifts to share.~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2016 All Rights Reserved

Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

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Finding Truth: Keep an Open Heart and Act with Kindness

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Reflections on a wing photo courtesy of Linda Parris

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Reality is a funny thing. It seems to look different to everyone. As we move through our lives we share experiences that even while we are going through them we see and experience them differently than the person we’re going through them with. Each of us has our own ‘memory’ of an event which may be different from what actually happened.

Our ‘memories’ can help or hinder us in the future depending on how we viewed a particular experience. For instance if you grabbed something hot and burned yourself, you immediately learn not to do it again. That is a helpful and very real learning experience.

If we ‘remember’ a situation as being frightening and hold on to it, the fear grows out of proportion to what really happened. It may stop us, hinder our growth or not allow us to see a situation or another person clearly because we’re seeing it through the filter of what we ‘think’ is our truth.

A good example of how this can hinder us comes from a recent client. He didn’t sleep well or at all most nights. After a rather profound healing session he ‘remembered’ that when he was a young child, he was terrified of the night-time ‘monsters’ and never felt safe at bedtime. Fast forward to him as an adult and this fear literally stopped him from restful and peaceful sleep.

When we attach what we ‘think’ is OUR truth to a person or situation, what we are doing is relying on our memory which may or may not be THE truth of what happened. If there is pain or fear in our memory we may lie to ourselves and others because we do not want to face our own pain.

What if finding truth was more about sharing and communicating our feelings openly and honestly? What if finding truth is trusting our intuition and keeping an open mind and heart? What if finding truth is accepting we are seeing something through our filters?

Speaking our truth honestly and openly is not only courageous, it serves our memory. The truth ALWAYS comes out. It may take hours, days or even years but it ALWAYS comes out and when it does there is inevitably a mess to clean up.

There’s no right or wrong way to approach a situation as long as your remember to keep an open heart and act with kindness. “Real things” don’t change, memories often do. When you are honest today there is no mess to clean up tomorrow.

We each have our own truth and (hopefully) act from that truth knowing we each have our own perspective. The reflections of our memories shift and change and ebb and flow. Speak your truth honestly, with an open heart. Act kindly as you do this because your truth is different from someone else’s and if things go wrong take a breath and have courage.~Shine Your Light Debbie

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