We create our own heaven; it is here… on earth.
With this knowing – I, along with my hubs, have been working towards this ever-so-enchanted dream. It is the desire to build up our little slice of heaven, our homestead, to what we see as sustainable (living) suitable for us. Since this actually varies from person to person (we all have different needs/likes), not all homesteads are going to be the same; however, the core of what they are will most likely be very similar. To be as self-sufficient as possible while working WITH mother earth. There’s various levels of this: from complete off-grid living to making your city-living back yard as farmy as possible! You might be able to have a couple chickens, for example, but NO rooster! 🙂 Hubs and I fall somewhere in-between these two. Mountain living with acreage but currently relying on the power company to provide lights! Maybe one day we’ll be completely solar and wind! I would LOVE that!
We’ve always wanted to have something like this (this workable land) and when it starts to become a reality, it is exciting! We’ve both been country, we’ve both been city. We love where we are NOW and being/living… in the now. I am not going to say that we have ‘settled’ into our surroundings and find ourselves here for the long-haul, because I also know that things change. As I keep walking on the path to my future-self this life here might be… well, something different down the road.
I am okay with that. I know that through the growth and evolution of ones-self – opportunities will arise that have potential to alter your path. Once this is accepted within your heart-space, the possible unknown twists and turns along your life-path are (hopefully) not fought with resistance. It’s why I am fine with the possibility of moving, selling, or being somewhere different. I trust. I also know that my heart will not steer me wrong.
There is a connection that you can continually tap into for your highest Divine guidance. It’s more than just meditation, it also consists of that immediate intuition and that knowing of truth. It can take some practice. Learning your own rhythm and how things feel/come to you is unique, a skill worth developing! From a holistic standpoint – it’s where we are all heading. We as humans (awakening) are going back to our Divine-nature, the core of who we are! We are untethering from the 3D closed-off (and boxed-in) matrix and beginning to learn and understand that we are more than this. Connection, trust, and the innate knowing of our truth and our true soul-path. Not only are we becoming one with ourselves; we are also becoming a higher consciousness collective. It is a holistic-thing because it’s being complete on all levels: individually and globally with Source.
Holistic, by definition is: relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts. Basically, nothing is separate. And when you really begin to tap into the Infinite Intelligence, the Universe, the Divine – one can begin to learn how connected everything really is. Even beyond what our monkey-mind can comprehend! This is when turning inward to your heart-space while be required. For a lot of us – this will take practice as well. We’ve been trained/programmed not to for so long.
I sometimes giggle at the fact that even though I went through some courses to become certified in holistic coaching… no one should have to get certified in this. Maybe the coaching construct, sure… but living holistically? It should be the natural go-to for our overall health, wellness, and life. This is our innate way to BE! Holism should be the consciousness we reside in. Sadly, it is not. It has been chipped-away from us over time, through various ways, with each generation more gets ‘lost’, covered-up, buried, and distracted from, etc. It is nice to see that this is beginning to change and will eventually be coming to an end. We are waking up to: no more and enough all-ready! I guess when things get bleak people really do start seeing the light! 🙂
Getting back to nature on many levels is trending. I don’t know if that’s the right word. Trends fluctuate, come and go; getting back to ‘natural’ is here forever! It’s the new-earth way of living. Living free and wonderfully while teaming up with Gaia – co-creating with her. No more of all this industrial, chemical, toxic, burdened stuff that has been going on (far too long). Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Take a closer look at everything in, on, and around you! Toxic overload is a real thing and it is rampant right now. From electronics and wireless bouncing around and through you all day every day – to your: make-up, shampoo, lotion, dryer sheets, food… and on and on. Geesh, this sounds like ‘hell’!
Making your heaven now is easy. It starts with that one step, that one action. Sounds all cliché and stuff – but it’s true. Starting at the personal level and expanding out to the physicality around you. Easing into a wonderful life is very do-able.
Personally – start with moments-of-silence with yourself. If you have never meditated or done anything like this (for yourself) – start simple. Take a quiet-minute and just ask your higher-self: what do I need to know today for my highest good? And start your practice there. You might not get anything back, it might take a while. Be patient (that right there is a practice for many)! When you continue to practice this every day for even a minute or two. You are developing the practice which will eventually grow. You are developing the connection with higher guidance. Just like any other thing you want to become a part of your life; making the habit and then letting it become part of your lifestyle.
Kind of like working-out/exercise. Building this habit can take some time, a change of mind-set, and consistency – so that it becomes a part of you, a thing you do. And gradually you will want to! You will want to do more, maybe add in some different, even up-level! You will reach that point when you will miss it when you don’t do it. Meditation will become the same level of daily habit (if not more so) than getting your (physical) workout in. You might even find you do them both at the same time! I usually will have epiphanies while in the middle of my work-out! It’s a beautiful thing!
As for an example of your physical-reality and life around you: switch one thing out. Another thing you can do gradually. You don’t have to go hard-core on this. No need to gut your home and bring in all clean, green, sustainable and organic. Unless you want to! This can be eased into. Take one of your soapy-type products and switch it out for something clean n’ earthly-green! Shop local, we hear that one a lot. But there’s shopping local, and then there’s shopping local! Not your local… Wal Mart. Shop your local… farmer’s market. Maybe quit sleeping with your cell phone. Put it to bed too. And in a different room. Do you really need that thing next to your cranium? But it’s my alarm. I never slept with my alarm clock next to my face growing up… it was away from me. And that’s when they were fairly harmless. I find it interesting how people discredit the cell phone as a disrupter-of-health and think they are harmless. Sorry folks, those little-guys are right-up-there grouped with some of the worst. We didn’t have classes about cell phones. They just started barreling into our lives, immediately taking over, consuming us! Eeek! It is the joke about the ‘zombie-apocalypse’ – people constantly on cell phones! Sadly – it’s so true though. Take practice in learning how to be in charge of it – instead of it controlling you. There’s lots of simple clean-ups that really won’t hurt to do. Choose one that is right for you. These little things will begin to add-up and in a good way!
I’ve been in a clean-up mode for a couple of years. Switching things out, learning how-to and making my own (products/foods, etc). I will even start out with that semi-homemade concept. Start the dilution of a ‘normal’ product and mix it up with home-made/organic/pure-clean stuff. Over time the dilution will end up being completely clean n’ green! Give yourself permission to change things out gradually. It’s okay – as long as you are working towards that. Baby steps first, then stick with what you just changed. There is a tendency to revert back. Try not to. I know that stuff-happens, maybe give it another go later. Keep working at it. We really are: breaking an addiction.
My slice of heaven and your slice are two different pieces of pie. I bet they have a lot of things in common though. Maybe free of toxic overload and chemical burden, clean fresh air and water, healthy body, energy, abundance, love, and being at peace with ourselves and peace for Gaia. This sounds good to me. As we work individually it is spreading globally. Keep up the good work everyone… because with practice – living clean will be the lifestyle, being in connection (with our higher-self) will be constant, and Gaia will reward us with Heaven! If ‘Home is where you make it’, so is heaven!
This is an awesome time to start bringing in your new awesome life! We are in the portal of closing up shop in one area (good-bye decade) and opening up to our better-selves (hello 2020). This 12-12-12 (3-3-3) portal will be working with us ‘til the 12-21 timeframe. The energies involved will linger but the intensity of the open portal and gateway will be amplifying all that you are desiring – from your true heart; your heart-space. Set your intentions for your amazing life for the new decade approaching! I’m pretty excited about it! Are you?! I hope so!
BE kind, BE love, BE true! Happy 12-12+ energies! Enjoy! 🙂 ❤