It was clear to me that believing in myself was a choice, and I chose to do so. I envisioned myself and healing work in a positive light, and the light eliminated through the barriers of scepticism. I’m in this business which may seem strange to some, but I see it as a very personal journey, pertinent to my individuality.
Call it self confidence or self esteem; I believed that I had what it took to make my dream come true…healing. It may not be the most glamorous of occupations, but for me it is a noble calling that has attachments like, loving what I do, making a positive contribution to society and therewithal.
I got inspired by any past mistakes in previous settings, with the resolve: “I will not let that happen again.” In this context any failures can be inspiration for one to do better next time. I learnt more and more about the self, hoping and believing that I would do a better job, a wish that came true.
Word of caution: No one plans to make mistakes in what they do. Accidents or mistakes are pertinent to growth and development. I’m yet to meet an individual who has never got anything wrong, but has got each and every thing right throughout their life!
The words of Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher echoed in my mind along the lines of: “Mastering others is strength, however, mastering myself is true power.” One of the inferences I made of that was that knowing myself should be in parallel with believing in myself, for others to believe in me.
I wish you well.
You might have been in your comfort zone at the weekend, rightly so. You deserve the best in both work and pleasure. There is a time and place for particular things in life. A balanced life is usually a happy life; I’m yet to learn of anybody who is averse to happiness.
I start by commending you for the brilliance of your ideas; you are resourceful and adept at your craft. It is a new week, a fresh start and you are bustling with new ideas. The numerous opportunities before you await your decisions. It is another day to make choices. Your intent to make this week better than the previous one, is something that many people would concur with.
If you made some rough decisions last week, yes, that was last week. It is a new dawn. Any situation that presents itself as an obstacle is an opportunity for you to skill yourself in that particular aspect. The hidden positives in a situation can be obscured by the superficial negativity, which is not deep rooted but only apparent. Just unmask the superficiality of the hindrance and the reality of the empty threat is revealed. It is akin to a prank that you should not allot a great measure of seriousness to.
You know what needs a great measure of seriousness, your craft. Now, your ideas are a vehicle on which those that count on you will ride. I trust that it will be a smooth and happy ride, because you believe in yourself and there are those that believe in you. You are both interdependent: they benefit from your professional services; you have a loyal client base. If you are a student, you derive benefit from the learning and facilities at your institution. On the other hand, your high grades can contribute to your institution of learning being held in high esteem.
As a healer, I’m hopeful to having a great start this Monday, and I wish you an equally great start in your field.
I wish you well.
I believe that one of the valuable attributes of a good chess player is strategy; they are often wonderful strategists. Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term goal or aim. In life, it can be a helpful thing to have strategies for the aims and goals we have, a kind of master plan of how to get what you want and to where you want. Self-made guiding principles that are followed through, in charting a way forward through the choppy sea of life. In doing so, nasty surprises may not be totally eliminated, but can be greatly reduced to negligible levels.
However, a word of caution is that in doing so, there has to be a healthy amount of strategic ambiguity. Yes, strategic ambiguity in a world of competition in almost everything; from studies to work/business is a helpful tool. I do not mean to be apocalyptic but, the realities of life seem to suggest that perhaps not everybody is charitable towards another. This is where strategic ambiguity can be helpful in protecting you from uncharitable groups and individuals along the way to achieving your goals. Reading and knowing situations and people at a given point in time and place can help to inform you if it is worth being clear or ambiguous.
You know your intentions well, but you may not know or be so sure of other people’s intentions. Make god use of your social intelligence skills. Just because you could be strategically ambiguous as and when necessary, you should maintain consistency regarding you/your organisation’s strategy. When you review situations and see where you have been, where you are at the moment and if your goal is within reach, is how you can tell whether you are making good or slow or no progress. Where re-calibration of particular aspects is necessary, do just that. Additionally, your wellness matters and should be maintained. Furthermore, where other professional expertise can be of help, mine inclusive; you can make your wise choices at your convenience.
I wish you well.
The state of being aware of and responding to your surroundings is very worthwhile. However, when this is amplified as in extension of the area covered, this comes with a wealth of valuable insight at your disposal which may not have been privy to. In a world where individuals in institutions of learning, corporate affairs or otherwise, are angling to exhibit excellence in their work, expanded consciousness can be a helpful tool in taking care of one’s affairs.
In work and study, individuals often look to ascend their ranks, assume more responsibilities and reap the financial remuneration attributed to progression. Given the choice between an attractive salary/business returns and a small stipend for the same amount of time and energy expended, I believe that the choice would be obvious for many people. As a healer, expanding my awareness is pertinent to and helps my work.
Expanded awareness comes with the possibility of being more discerning and decisive in matters. A miniature similitude that I can give is that an Advanced Level student of Politics may know that he/she wants to study Politics at university. However, when he/she studies Politics to PhD or Doctor of philosophy level, the knowledge base is comparatively vast in relation to the Advanced Level stage. In work or business, during the period of their apprenticeship, the apprentice is unlikely to be as knowledgeable, skilled and experienced as his/her employer.
Expanded consciousness can lead to transformation of the individual both materially and spiritually, and it can also be cathartic. Allotting a few moments of time with regularity is not asking for too much, given the short, medium and long term benefits to be derived. You may find that you love what you do, you are more innovative or come up with such ideas with ease to better your work or products. Strategic planning may be done with more ease, experientially; it may not be stressful but enjoyable. I believe that expanding one’s consciousness can aid him/her in taking better care of their affairs.
I wish you well.
Commonly, our individuality is characterised by wishes, goals and aspirations. I’m yet to meet a person who has no wishes or aspirations whatsoever. More often than not, the individual has an intended life or business trajectory that he/she would like to follow through. However, for best results, the minute specifics in the course of the said trajectory/life plan may need some refining and polishing. My reference to refining and polishing is that at times, little or no attention is paid to the possibility of the hurdles, twists and turns as in time and space.
Tempestuous moments are not in all situations but a mere possibility in some, and should not be overlooked when we are deeply immersed in harmonics. Yes, having contingency plans or measures are a clever thing to do; paying attention to those ‘blind spots’ and ‘dips’. Crop farmers like having rain on a regular basis because of the benefits derived therefrom. However they are also mindful of the possibility of thunder and lightning, and their ancillary effects. Buildings have lightening rods or lightening conductors that interface with the earth in the event of lightening; that is a contingency measure.
Please do not allow your mind to harbour pessimism, no. Your plan/project is work in progress, do not cease to plan until your goals are realised. Additionally, you are not obliged to lay open your ‘pack of cards’ for others to evaluate. You are a good strategist and optimist, who is also realistic; this helps the feasibility and viability of your plans. You are a good leader who takes steps to be risk averse or, at least safety measures for potential risk which may not always translate into actual risk.
You are the mastermind of your projects, you know what to do as and when the need arises, including the professional input you can enlist, mine inclusive, if you so wish. The excitement that comes with success in a particular field, business or project is euphoric, a well deserved feeling.
I wish you well.
The word February is derived from the word Februa; which means cleansing or purification. Cleansing means to sanitize, decontaminate or purify. The need to cleanse is driven by the unwelcome intrusions in and around an individual; on the physical, spiritual and emotional levels.
At the physical level this could be particular people or environments that do not foster one’s well-being. I have heard statements like: “That place is so depressing.” “That person is so draining.” Conversely: “I feel uplifted when I go there.” “It is so energising, inspiring or empowering being around that person.” Spiritually, adverse states could manifest as spiritual invasions, which if unchecked could fester into a quagmire incrementally. At the emotional level, there can be feelings of discomfort or unease, tension, inexplicable sadness/depression.
Please note: I’m not saying that the suffering or less fortunate should suffer neglect and abandonment, no. Rather, they should be helped in our various capacities, in the safest manner possible. Completing and following through particular tasks, can be an uphill struggle for some individuals who feel usurped by dis-empowering situations. One may attempt to challenge this explanation by saying: “It is all in the mind.” I say you are partly right, because the mind has both intuitive and rational abilities to inform the body about what is going on in and around it. What is more, particular practical steps often need to be taken, in concert with non empirical ones, for one to experience relief from affliction.
The range of therapies and treatments that are available to us help in addressing particular states/conditions, that can manifest in an individual in different ways. For example, we have got counsellors, physicians, pharmacists, healers and herbalists; all of whom have different specialisms, and can make particular contributions in the well-being of people. When one feels impounded by a state/s that seem insurmountable, he/she should not feel confined to the month of February to enhance their well-being. Purification/cleansing can be done in any month, including February. Please do take care of yourself and your loves ones.
I wish you well.