Louise Hay The Angel

This moment is filled with joy. I choose to experience the sweetness of today.

This is one of the most beautiful affirmations Louise Hay gifted us all. Yes, we have a choice of feeling. We may or may not have created every experience of our life. But, we allow all the experiences in our life. We create or we passively allow. As the responsibility lies with us, so is the freedom. We are free to decide about how we want to feel.

Louise also believed that the word ‘should’ is a limiting word and should be removed from the dictionary. She suggested ‘could’ as a replacement. It is more empowering.

She has given a thorough prescription for bringing change in our lives. Dealing with resistance to change and building the new are the two very important practical guidances any motivational book can give us. For me, however, You Can Heal Your Life is not just a motivational self help book. It’s a Bible.

Philosophers before her also spoke about Self Love, Self Acceptance, and Self Forgiveness. But, she has explained these phenomena with great clarity and effectiveness. In her opinion, self love is the solution to every problem of your personality or life.

Louise Hay was a reservoir of Affirmations. All her books not only list affirmations, but contain the A to Z of affirmations. She has proved with personal example how a change in thought can heal even cancer.

She had put decades in the qualitative research about the mind and body relationship. Heal Your Body was her first book which was based on the outcomes of her research. It was very small, yet contained great wisdom. Her deductions are approved by the medical professionals.

Her passion to heal the world is unmatchable. Her devotion to spread the importance of self love is peerless. For me, she is immortal. I did grieve for her transition. But, now I choose to celebrate the fact that She was born. She was a blessing to mankind. Her works will serve the mankind for ages. I have been gifting her phenomenal book You Can Heal Your Life. I will continue to do that. But, my true tribute to Louise is making her favourite affirmation a part of my daily life: I love and approve of myself.

I love you, Louise and shall always do. Louise was the example of the existence of the Divine.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

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Beauty

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless. – John Ruskin

I agree as well as disagree with this outspokenly honest statement. I agree that the most beautiful things are always inspired creations. Those who create such beautiful pieces of art or fine art or literature or any other performing or nonperforming arts create just for the sake of creation, for the sake of expression. They create for the joy of creation. They create because the inspiration is so strong that they cannot not create.

It is pure. It is blissful. It is divine. It is not banausic. They have no other motive to create it. And the creation may or may not be of any material use for anyone. Agreed.

But, material life is a very small fraction of our existence. The nonmaterial, nonphysical domain is too vast and unfathomable. In fact, it is beyond the capacity of words. And if we look from the perspective of this aspect of the existence, the most beautiful creations are the most useful things.

They lift our spirits. They nurture our souls. They bring us in the ever-moment. We become speechless. We lose the sense of time and space.

These are the windows through which we can have a glimpse of the nonlocal domain of existence. The experience lingers forever. We crave for it again and again. Because it is the knowing of the Universal Oneness which is beyond any definition.

What greater utility can anything have? So pay attention to art. Appreciate art. Make it a part of your life.

“Art begs you to notice it. Why? Because art is God’s way of saying hello!” – Neale Donald Walsch.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Love Freedom Soul God

Love. Freedom. Soul. God. All these words are interchangeable. All carry aspects of the other. All are the other. – Neale Donald Walsch

Profound!
These are not just interchangeable words. These are interchangeable phenomena. All are supreme. All are highly empowering. All are highest energy forms or frequencies.

Love and Freedom always coexist. Our Souls are free as well. God is both love and freedom. And every Soul is the individuation of the Divine.

By personal experience, I will add Bliss. It is the union of peace and joy. It is the power of the present.

Choose any one to focus on, to affirm, to act upon, or to demonstrate. The results would be identical. Yes, we have the choice. God has given us free will.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Change

We have a whole lot of complaints to make about people, places, things, institutions, organizations, systems, and even ourselves. Fair. Nothing wrong. But, what next?

Next, remember the prayer:

God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Once understood the difference, and gathered courage, we can use our knowledge, creative imagination and resources to bring about the change we think we can.

The easiest way to bring change in the surroundings is through personal change. When we change, everything in life changes. Many find it difficult. But, it needs only two things: Intention and Determination. Rest follow.

The best way for bringing a positive change in our life, in my opinion, is to be grateful for each and everything which is of even slighest advantage, importance or good for us. Counting blessings can counter complaints. God hears the prayer of Love and Gratitude first.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Just move on!

Guilt and fear are the only enemies of man. Guilt is the feeling that keeps you stuck in who you are not. – Neale Donald Walsch

Just think. Can you feel guilty unless there is a shift in your awareness? If you are engrossed in doing something in any moment, you cannot observe or understand whether it is right or wrong. The moment you start observing, you become conscious of the doing. Your conscience is awakened. You can analyse whether what you did was right/good/just or not. Now you are a different person altogether. With the understanding as regards your action, you should move on.

Feeling guilty is like putting one foot forward and allowing the other foot to rest on the previous step. You cannot move on. Drop the guilt and carry the lesson. Don’t judge yourself. Whatever you did was part of your evolution. Simply accept yourself as you are in this moment.

Fear is yet another enemy. It simply locks up the tremendous potential of creation each human has. Fear also keeps you stuck. And if you wish to or supposed to be there, why would anything else excite you or even stir your mind?

If something beckons you, you must move on in that direction. You will be amazed at the precision with which everything unfolds and leads you further. Try love. Give your passion a chance. Try God.

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Colour of Music

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Do you have ears that can listen to music in everything? Life is filled with melody and rhythm. Catch the notes, play the keys and create symphonies. And even when you cannot hear melody and rhythm, create harmony with the music in your heart.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. – Victor Hugo

Music is a language in itself. You can convey almost anything, even silence. Music can be a companion in joy and it can be the best pal in gloomy moments.

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. – Maya Angelou

Music is soothing and healing and above all it’s a colour that can fill the spaces in our life sketches.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. – Albert Einstein

A lot can be said about music and a lot has already been said. And this is my favourite quote:
Music gives a soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Plato

Music is my first love. What about you? And as Neale Donald Walsch says, if you desire to be happier than God, then sing or at least hum!

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach

Creating Joy

If life gives you lemons, don’t settle for simply making lemonade. Make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand – Elizabeth Gilbert

Life gives us everything to create, expand, evolve and to have fun. Look at everything in your life and think how can it add to your joy. Sounds weird? But, it’s not. It’s a matter of change in approach. Things may be causing stress, things may be making you angry or anxious or sad or helpless or…. But, change your approach…not just the perspective. Change your approach while dealing with the situation or problem or person.

Nothing happens with you. Everything happens for you. – Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhi. This sentence has helped me change my approach in the most disturbing, angry or maddening moments. If everything that’s happening is for me, then I try to dig for its purpose. The moment I change my approach, I become peaceful, hopeful, curious and everything that happens thereafter is insightful.

According to Gautam Buddha we have only two causes: joy and gratitude. And when we learn to be grateful for the seemingly unpleasant experiences, we find the joy of living.

Experience and suffering are two absolutely different things. As Eckhart Tolle says if we accept every experience as though we have chosen it, suffering ends. We can experience pain, but suffering is unnecessary.

We are born to be joyous all the time. Each and every spiritual teacher says this. Each and every spiritual master lived this. This is just one way of living. But, indeed the wisest one!

#LoveJoyPeace
Shubha Baldota
Counsellor and Life Coach