Perception

Reality just is.

Everything is neutral.

We assign meaning to events, situations, conditions and circumstances.

 

At first, when I was diagnosed with MS, I thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. In fact, the worst thing that ever happened to me was not listening to my body, not listening to myself, not listening to life.

 

The worst thing that ever happened to me was clearly not listening to my intuition!!

Listen to your intuition!

 

Years later, I learned a lot.

I did a lot of work on myself to transform and change myself: to heal myself.

Then I thought this diagnosis was the best thing that happened to me because it healed me!

 

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change,” Dr Wayne Dyer teaches us.

 

Now I think MS is just something that happened.

Not the worst, not the best: just a thing part of my life journey.

 

Everything is neutral until we assign it meaning.

 

Perception is a mental and spiritual faculty we all possess.

It is our point of view.

 

We have the ability to give meaning to any situation.

We have the ability to choose our reaction to whatever comes our way.

 

Truth be told, our reaction to an event, situation, condition or circumstance is not even our own, even though we think it is.

It is based on our conditioning: our family, our culture, our society.

It is based on the way we learned to view life. It is based on our subconscious programming.

It is not really our point of view. It is the point of view shaped by the world around us.

 

From my experience, I have to admit now that in reality I do not know if something is good or bad from my limited human perspective. I am learning that it is so much more empowering to withhold judgment.

 

Not judging allows us to remain open so the good in any situation can reveal itself to us. Nothing is only good or only bad. We live in a world of duality. Everything comes with its opposite.

 

It is human to quickly judge.

It helps to move through a situation if we pause our internal judgment and get curious.

 

From the point of view of our soul, everything is neutral.

From spirit point of view, nothing is good or bad.

 

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know”, Pema Chödrön teaches us.

Do you know you get to choose your perception? Do you know you have the power to perform miracles through the choice of your perception? 💜

Change is life

Life is change. Change is life.

In fact, change is our nature.

 

We can look at nature for a model.

Nature changes every moment.

We and nature are the same.

 

Not only is change possible, change is inevitable.

Change is constant.

 

Change has been my greatest interest for as long as I can remember!

I have always been so curious about our potential for transformation!

 

Why? Obviously because I wanted to change so bad!

 

In my early teen years, I suffered from an obsessive compulsive behaviour with a fancy name: Trichotillomania. Simply put I had the compulsion of pulling my eyelashes and eyebrows! It made me feel so miserable!

I began very young to wonder about change!

 

I also started smoking tobacco and marijuana passionately in my teen years.

Some years later I wanted to quit.

I found that change was so difficult that it seemed impossible!

 

Years later, after a diagnosis of MS, I kept pursuing my passion: yoga!

I found out that if you can breathe, you can practice yoga!

So happily I did both: breathe consciously and practice yoga 😊

 

Vigorous yang yoga was impossible physically for me at that time.

Yang is about becoming.

 

I was fortunate to discover the gentle practice of yin yoga.

Yin is about being.

 

There are 3 steps to practice yin yoga:

#1 Find your comfortable edge in the posture. This appropriate edge changes all the time! It is always new!

#2 Stay still and surrender.

#3 Stay there for a while: three to five minutes. This is the time to get to know your mind, to develop your focus, to awaken the observer in you!

 

I learned yin yoga during a week-long workshop with Sarah Powers http://sarahpowers.com/

 

I also did another yoga teacher training course: Mind and meditation, level 2 Kundalini yoga https://www.3ho.org/

 

All this training gave me evidence that I can in fact change!

All this training pointed me to the fact that change belongs to the realm of the mind!

If you can change your mind, you can change your life!

 

I used to think meditation was impossible for me.

Now I found that sitting still for short periods of time, watching my mind, was actually possible!

 

What a revelation to discover I could actually change!!

What a relief to discover that I am not fixed a certain way!!

I quit smoking and I stopped that compulsion!!

 

But we have free will. We can resist change.

By thinking the same thoughts over and over again we are sure not to change.

 

First we become aware of the stories we tell ourselves over and over again by awakening the observer in us.

Then we can start changing our self talk by choosing to tell ourselves what we do want.

 

When we choose our conscious thoughts, our subconscious mind will start believing what we tell it.

Our subconscious mind has no sense of humor: it must accept anything we tell it.

 

Do you believe you can change? 💜

About 💜

This blog is about healing multiple sclerosis (MS).

This blog is to help endMS on our planet by sharing my own healing story.

I found there are three essential steps in healing:

#1 We need to accept the present reality, which in this case could come as violently as a diagnosis of MS and/or the physical manifestation of a disease like MS.

Allowing life is crucial if we want to move forward.

We learn that LIFE LOVES US, as Louise Hay says, and that LIFE HAPPENS FOR US, not to us.

#2 We need to change. We literally have to become someone else, as Dr Joe Dispenza says.

We need to change as a whole: body, emotions and mind; thus changing our energy.

We need to connect with our soul through our intuition.

We need the willingness to shift our perception of ourselves from victim to powerful co-creator.

#3 We need to forgive and release.

We need to let go of judgment and criticism.

I will focus my posts on either one of these three steps.

Healing invites us to fall in LOVE WITH OURSELVES!

Healing invites us to fall in LOVE WITH LIFE!

I will also write about CONSCIOUSNESS.

My Biography

Before I received this diagnosis of MS, I was halfway through the exam process to become an actuary.

I was trapped in the prison of my rational mind and I did not know it.

As I just became a Kundalini yoga teacher, I suddenly received this diagnosis.

Actually I did not receive the diagnosis. I denied it as best as I could.

Then I took another yoga teaching course.

Just as I became a Kripalu yoga teacher, I got even sicker.

This is when I decided to accept this brick wall that had fallen on me and my life.

I SURRENDERED TO LIFE!

I began studying myself more closely, studying life, studying healing.

I became a holistic bodywork practitioner certified by Marie Lise Labonté.

It is a practice to liberate the body, the emotions and the mind.

All this lead me to my own healing.

In fact we don’t heal from MS, it is MS that heals us.

You won’t heal from your disease; It is your disease that will heal you, said Carl G Jung.

I want to share with you what I learned.

I want to inspire you to take the road less traveled!

Those three steps that I learned and that sum up healing in a nutshell, they are actually a way of being, a way of living.

They are not something we do once and then move on!

They are something we do again and again and again.

They are who we are.

#1 We allow life now and forever after.

#2 We flow with life because life is change.

#3 We forgive. We don’t judge. We let go.

Do you think you can open yourself to allowing? to change? to forgiveness?

Listen to your answers from within.

Share them with me in the comments below. 💜