As we have talked about Love in my past posts, I thought a wonderful way to round it up was to look into St.Valentin,the most romantic day of the year for many, nearly upon us, after doing a little research I realised the there is not alot of romance about it directly, St Valentin was a Roman Priest many many years ago, at the time there was a Roman Empreror named Claudias the second, who persecuted the church at that time, one of his “great things ” was to forbid marriage to the young people, he felt that single men were far better soldiers for his army, than married men, they would not worry about there wives and families and therefore give him better results !! You have to remember from what we know it was a big possibility that they lived in a polygamy society in that period and rather than one man or one woman seemed to be the trend, but some were attracted to the christian faith, of course the church was in full agreement to marriage,and this is where the big problem came about,What should the church do ?
St Valentin was all into marriage,and truly believed in the vows of two people and held this ceremony in secret againist the law of the Empreror, in time Valentin was caught and imprisioned and tortured for his act againist the law of Empreror Claudius the second. There are many stories regarding his time in prison, at the time of his trial, one of the men to judge him was the father of a young girl who was blind, it is told that the priest St Valentin had prayed and healed to an amazing effect the young girl, she made a wonderful recovery and her father Asterius turned to christianity himself. However…………….. In the year 269 AD,Valentin was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning and finally decapitation all because he believed in marriage, the tale states that the last words he wrote were on a note to Asterius’s daughter he inspired the romantic day by signing it ” from your valentin” People believe that as a priest he gave his life for his believe and his faith in God – even to his death.
St Valentin is known as the Saint of Lovers, so when you share your valentin day,in the modern twist of today, give a little thought to St Valentin, who gave you this wonderful day to celebrate your love.
“Take away love and our earth is a tomb”
“Love is an element which though physically unseen is as real as air or water. It is an acting, living, moving force……it moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean ”
New Thought Author (1834 – 1891)
” Be miserable – or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice”
“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities, seize common occasions and make them great. Weak people wait for opportunites strong people make them. “
You have to be aware of the emotions you have ,because you will know that you can pass them on to others,to transmit your inner power is extremley important, you must also be aware of the emotions of others,show an interest in there concerns to be able to guide them to the best solution for them. If you truly wish to be a great leader, you have to look inside yourself,and discover what are your true intentions and motivation,deep down inside.If you truly wish people to support and believe in you and everything you do, you must put yourself in there situation and give pure transparency by always keeping your promises,the truth,your truth is very important,you have to be extremley positive and have the imagination to always have a plan for every situation, even when things go wrong.Discover what guides you to your behaviour only you will know what it is inside your heart ,go in,observe and see what you can find ……………….you will be truly amazed
“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing in a solution paves the way to solution”
David J Schwartz
Don’t take anything personally, Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality,their own dream. When you are immune to the opinion and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
You will by now have a good idea on WHO YOU ARE, but do you see yourself through your eyes or that of others, are whole life is based on this opinion that we have, the good,the bad and what could for sure be better, if you think you are now in a position to know WHO YOU ARE you should be able to look back at things that have happened in your life, and know who you were at that point, this is a good way to look for improvement or recuperacion, the times that were not so good, you should be able to pin point now,and see where you or things went wrong, how you reacted to certain circumstances or the decisions you made, you may of made that decision to please someone else, while inside your gut feeling was telling you to go in the opposite direction that you did, this is where you have to see how important your intuition is, your inner strength will never go against you. If you look back and see times when you were very happy with the decisions you made then you need to work on recuperating that feeling and be the person you were then, I am not referring to when you were young and had no responsibilities(they were different times for everyone) but we are still all the same people,and we make or made our decisions.Don’t forget that who you are or were has been with you a long time, a life time in fact,good or bad, to change it you have to have a good concept of yourself. So, take that baggage you are carrying around with you and finally unpack or deposit it for good,only this way can you move forward, in the direction you want to go…………….Bon Voyage
“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has plenty: not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some ”
Listening is such a simple act, it requires us to be present and that takes practice,but we don’t have to do anything else. We don’t have to advise, or coach or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.
How are you doing with the last post, knowing WHO YOU ARE, by the emails I have recieved I would say that some of you are very secure people who know exactly what you want and most important WHO YOU ARE, however I get the impression that some of you are struggling with this, and you know thats fine,we can work this out, remember we always have a choice,and we tend to forget this at times, particularly when we are stressed !! its okay to want to change your life,you have that right and that choice…..the same with defining yourself,stay calm, look inside,make your own opinions,and be HONEST, this is usually the difficult part, we take on what others have to say, its you thats important, what you feel and live through is the true you, and your inner self will tell you, when you give permission for that to happen. You will find that the skills,abilities,strengths,talents your gifts are all free, you have them, you don’t have to buy them they are yours for the taking, maybe you have forgotten your passions,interests etc., they can be the key to your talents, when you incorporate your gifts into your life, you will instantly have more satisfaction and happiness in your life,you will notice this change and also the people around you, your life begins to change into the direction you really want……..you start to become WHO YOU ARE, the more the real you shines through and not the you that others expect you to be,a great weight will be lifted from your shoulders, in my last post I mentioned the amount of energy you use, being someone you are not, you will find a strength and vitality you never knew you had, and its yours, its always been there, but not always used or allowed to flourish,so give your self permission to be you, listen to your inner self, it will never let you down,it wants the best for you always,you have to learn to listen,take note and act. Always act on your inner voice,this is your judgement call not that of others.
So, whats still holding you back ? Do you now see what has held you back,that at some point you lost your way and of all the things you really wished to accomplish were put on the back burner,but, for longer than you thought,even totally forgotten,you lost your individuality the person you really here, well if you have been working on your inner self and have discovered who you really are, the road will be becoming more clear and you can go forward,remember your car may have petrol everything in good working order, but you have to put it in to gear to travel down the road, you could be at that point right now, you are ready and in gear, your road ahead is showing you your talents,abilities passiones,your new found power is pushing you to go, start your new life on your new road,and dont be afraid of the bends up ahead, to feel fear and to be afraid is what holds us back, so what are you afraid of, look inside and find the answer, if you feel fear people around you will feel fear, so find it,take it apart,confront it and keep going around that bend, you will find the extra strength,just how your car gets you to where you want to go, around the bend and down the straight.by confronting our fears we can resolve them, when you are yourself,and you know who YOU ARE,the barriers that hold you back, will start to disappear,you overcome the old fears and you will be on your successful road, knowing WHO YOU ARE and what and where you want to be going.