Author: Monika

Monika Mäkitalo / Articles posted by Monika

Supportive tools for peculiar times – understanding and allowing

Appreciation and understanding of all and everything is what will uplift this world, and us tiny little human beings. The full range of emotions I was pretty shocked the other day, seeing on social media the amount of anger and hate directed towards them, who see the world through different eyes, than what mass media and the mainstream news tells us is the "right" way. I felt I had to block one account on social media, belonging to a Finnish public person. I just don’t want to live in the presence of that kind of hate and ridicule, but it was enough for me to understand, that people truly are suffering within. It's easy to fall into judgement, when someone is expressing hate, but we can perhaps train ourselves not to judge the person behind the hate. What can I do? The world around me will change, as I change the way I look at things. What can I do? I allow everyone to process their emotions the best way they can, and I literally send my prayers and blessings to them. Literally, I sit down and pray and use the energetical healing methods that I’ve learned. I wish them well, I wish for them to find back to their hearts, to soften the ice built around the heart, to feel at peace and to feel love. I don't need to "correct" anyone. I'm not saying anyone is thinking the wrong way. We are just thinking differently, but when we blame each other for thinking the "wrong" way, and demanding others to open their eyes to see in the "right way", how can we reach peace and harmony on Earth? Ever always evolving A year ago I was the one questioning: “Why on earth are people acting the way they do, what is wrong with them?” And I was the one judging, unable to accept them for who they were. I could not understand. But in making the effort to understand, we can make this world more loving. And as we try to understand we ALLOW others to experience this life, just the way they do. Now a year later, I’ve processed my own internal sh*t. I believe we need to take responsibility for how we feel, to think about if my thoughts, words and actions are contributing to a more loving world. And if not, then how can I change that. The world around me doesn't need to change,...

Rest and renew in your cocoon

We are all energetical beings. I think it has over the years become quite obvious. How many times has it  not occurred, for instance, when you contact someone, they say: "Oh, I was just thinking about you". When I started more openly share about my personal spiritual awakening, I faced ridicule and opposition. And I still do, but I've learned to take it with either humour or I simply do not give it too much energy, because everyone is on their own path. It's not my job to convince anyone about anything. And I must live my life with integrity, honouring my soul agreement. If I can sprinkle a little bit stardust of hope and joy with my presence, then my job is done. Beyond what is visible I always knew, as a kid, that there is more to life than what we see with physical eyes. Perhaps we have all had some encounter with our guardian angels, but the wise adult tell us that there is no such thing in reality. Many of us forgot we have this ability, to sense beyond what is possible with the physical senses, but now it is opening up again. The key is to actually trust your sixth sense. We all have it, but the problem is, we are conditioned to think it's not real. We've been conditioned by society to think that intuition, sixth sense, divine connection with light beings, and so forth, is just woo woo. So it's not always easy to trust what you can not scientifically explain. There's also a lot of opposition to it, actually this last year more than ever. And if you ask me, science is just as much a religion and dogma as any other religion or dogma. Science has it place, of course, but it is not the only thing that defines this world we live in. What is reality? Reality is what we want it to be. Through which coloured glasses do you view yourself and the world? As for many, also for me, the reality has changed so much over this last year. Last Spring 2020 my eyes opened to the weird pressure we are being put through as a humanity right now. You might have felt that too. A kind of pressure that makes you shrink. Yet, no one wants to shrink. Instead, we are alchemists, we turn the harshness around into an opportunity. We can utilize the time for rest and renewal....

Being vulnerable and sensitive is where you find your strength

"I'm not good enough". How often do we not hear ourselves say this to ourselves? Or actually, we don't really hear it, otherwise we wouldn't pick on ourselves day in and day out. Is it our need to perform, win, advance, be excellent, be successful, be strong - and live up to other people's expectations - that make us exhausted, filled with anxiety and burned out? I think it is time to let ourselves be small and vulnerable. In those feelings we find our strength! Allowing to be hurt The day came, when I finally allowed myself to feel hurt, small and vulnerable. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but I felt it was a remarkable day. I allowed myself to feel hurt, to be the hurt with all my human feelings and emotions. I rolled myself in the feelings of sadness and anxiety, and felt sorry for myself. I did everything I actually been telling others not to do. I let every little cell in my body feel what I tried to suppress for so long. Until I felt it was time to lift myself up again! For ages I was acting strong and resilient but inside of me was an extremely fearful and insecure girl, who just wanted to hide from the harshness of the world. I know many of you are sensitive empaths and you know exactly what I mean. “Yes, your words hurt me. Yes, your ridicule hurt me."    Sensitive empaths experience this world with a heightened sensitivity. They feel other people's emotions in their own body. Sensitivity is your superpower and your empathy is the tool to use your power for the highest and best for all. Why couldn’t I allow myself to feel hurt? I soak myself in my own tears. Tears not only from the hurtful words but also tears of neglecting my own feelings of being hurt. Oh my goodness is it scary to actually let the world know you hurt! To show others you aren't immune against hurtful words and actions.  It's fear that holds us back from showing others our true feelings. If we admit to others, that we feel hurt, we become vulnerable. We are afraid others will turn their back on us, neglecting us and to finally abandon us and we die lonely and alone. The core fear of human being - dying (alone). It's only human to try to change oneself in order to receive acceptance, yet often we loose our...

Ego or heart in the driver’s seat of your life?

The ego mind will fight until the end for it’s existence. It wants to be the driver of your life. However, if you let your heart be the driver - you'll surely experience more peace and joy in your life.   This morning I woke up slowly and sweetly. I hadn't even opened my eyes yet, but my mind started to form sentences, that felt very comforting and meaningful. So I grabbed a pen and some paper and wrote them down. Let me share these morning thoughts with you. How do we recognise the ego mind? The ego mind gets it’s fuel and nourishment from your fear, anxiety, worry and judgement. When you feel shame and guilt, it is also your ego mind running the show. It also wants you to hoard material possessions for it to feel safe and it is happy when you give it a great job related "status" or a “respectable” position in society. It wants you to feel superior and more important than an other human being. To have the ego in charge is not a harmonious way of living. (We’re not trying to remove the ego mind altogether either, we just want to become AWARE and remove it from the driver's seat of our lives. I use the term "ego mind" in a broader perspective, not from a psychological point of view.) Ego driven societal structures Likewise, we have structures, governments and economical systems, that are build on the forces of the ego mind.  In these structures, the greed for power, money and fame is the driving force. As well as is the need to be right, the need to be in control. The ego mind and the fascistic patriarchal structures in this world will do everything they can, to not get caught for what they are. Just like the ego mind does! It want's to keep it's power. These structures are build on everything else, than what your heart and soul stands for. We also see an increase in attempts to silence those for whom these ego driven structures are already revealed. People who speak from a higher inner vision about a new world order based on love and harmony, as well as criticising the ego driven structures,  is censored and banned on social media such as Fb, IG and YouTube. Freedom of speech is altered. The main tool these structures use, to stay in power, is fear. Fear usually keeps us attached...

Humanity raising into Love and Trust (WATCH VIDEO)

We are living crazy times. The whole world seems to be upside down. What higher lesson is there hidden - for all of us as a humanity? How can we transform, transmute fear into love? We need to understand, that everything is always in order in the Universe. As a humanity, we are invited to higher levels of consciousness, into a new reality of love, hope and trust. Enjoy the stories in the video! Let me know your thoughts in the comments section. I love you. Kindly, Monika   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRv5s9w4Uvw&t=1s...

Everything is energy

We have to start to embrace the fact that everything is energy. Your thoughts, words, actions and the feelings and emotions behind them—emanate an energy beyond your control. Even your feelings and emotions behind an unspoken word or action not taken, effects your energy field.   We can not escape any longer that all our thoughts, words and actions affects our energy field around us. You may call it aura or light body, or something else, but one thing is true, your thoughts and feelings, words and actions, affect not only your physical body, but also your etherical body, your light body. Your light body extends beyond your physical body.   You will always be the biggest looser if you're being nasty And it doesn't stop there. Words, thoughts and actions or refrainment from speech or action, all carry an energy of their own. Every thought, word and action has a certain feeling and emotion attached to it and the feeling or emotions has a certain energy that radiates to the surrounding boundlessly. If you think an ugly thought of someone else, well guess what, you take the hardest punishment of that thought. Thoughts create an negative feeling in your body, and even if you would enjoy that ugly thought in the moment, because the other person did or said something bad to you, you still suffer yourself from the ugly thought. Why? Because you're ego mind in you is the source of that thought. It's in you, not in the other person. If you say the ugly words directly to the other person, you double your own misery. Why? Because you will also feel the sadness/anger of the other person, the reaction of the other person. So then you'd carry both your own judgement and the sadness from the other person.     Become aware of who you truly are Now, we all have this ego mind that plays tricks on us. Don't become depressed even if you'd feel like that nasty person, even if you judge and condemn or make other people feel bad on purpose. We ALL are that nasty person sometimes. What you can do, if you wish to find more freedom, peace and joy, is to become aware that you are something far greater than your ego mind. You have a complete purity within you. Your true Self, is a sparkle of infinity, a light that is so bright you can not see it with your physical eyes....

Your sensitivity is your superpower

Sometimes what we want the most is also what we will be cursing when we get it. Like your sensitivity. It can be both your superpower as well as your biggest reasons for anxiety and stress.   Yoga stuff A few years into my yoga practice, already now some 12 years ago since I started, I got more and more curious about the crazy stuff.  You know, levitating, out of body experiences and reading peoples' mind and all that crazy stuff. How cool would that be, hah! ;) Well, my yoga practice became pretty much just a physical practice. Thought it was fun to push my limits and get the ankle behind my neck. Thought I was somehow advanced and good at what I was doing. Yet, I don't think I had pretty much any idea about what I was doing, or why. Except, I now see clearly, that I so badly wanted to have my yoga teacher's approval, and that's why I pushed my body for more and more. And I trusted my yoga teacher. I thought that surely he knows what he's doing, to bring me closer to the goals of yoga. Just to make it clear, we can all have different goals with yoga. Be clear on what you want from your yoga practice and make sure to tell your teacher about your goals. Otherwise you just become a puppet on a string, dancing according to your teachers wishes and desires. Your teacher isn't God, always keep that in mind. Your teacher is just as much a human being as you are. Your biggest teacher is always the one that is within, your heart.   Empathy About 5-10 years back not many were talking about sensitive empaths, it wasn't a "thing" that it is now. In my first year at school, at age 7, I was voted to be the most empathic person in the class. We were learning about the meaning of different words and empathy was one of the words. Sure, I knew I wanted everyone to be happy and silently suffered when others were bullied, but I also thought that this is how everyone else feels too. Just very recently I've come to realise not everyone experience this world in the same way. Sounds a bit funny when I spell it out like this, of course we all experience this world in our unique way, but for some reason I thought that other...

Allow yourself to be happy

Mind always seems to think that things needs to be different, in order to be happy. What if it's all about that you "Allow yourself to be happy"?   "I need more money. My partner makes my life difficult. I hate my job. Other people disappoint me continuously. This world is against me...

Sharing from the heart and removing creative blocks

Bloggers, podcasters, writers, composers and all creative artists and peeps. You know the feeling when the deadline is sneaking up on you, and you're still staring at that blank screen or untouched piece of white paper. By finding a more heart centred approach, we can quickly find our way back into the flow.    Right attitude As I started writing this blog post I thought “how do I find something to say that would be new and interesting, so that it would give me the best social media exposure”. This kind of attitude won’t bring me very far, because the starting point is “what’s in it for me?”. If I do something just to gain name and fame, you and everyone else will feel it’s not authentic. Perhaps you’d find it amusing or entertaining, but simultaneously after reading such a post, you’d might feel you're walking away empty handed. Regardless what we do, we should always start from the point that we want to share something, in order to help others and in order to give, just for the sake of giving. This is also the check point for the creative entrepreneur, to know you're staying in the heart, and not just in the head. Mrs Frustration and Mr Inner Critic When we produce new blogs, podcasts, compositions or other creative products, maybe we try out some ideas, but find that nothing seems to work. Eventually two uninvited guests joins the party—Mrs Frustration and Mr Inner Critic. These guests arrived while I started to write this post and I noticed I had a battle going on in my head: “What’s wrong with me?” “Everyone else is so talented, I’m just a freaking beginner.” “I don’t seem have anything to say or give, and if I do, it’s not good enough and my language is crap". I was undervaluing myself, as usual. However, these very few past days and weeks, a shift has started to take place within me. I have started to pay attention when the inner critic arrives. And the awareness of this not so pretty voice within makes it so much more easy to do something about it. It’s pretty impossible to change something if you aren’t aware of something, right?! The shift So in this shift towards more self appreciation, I've started to acknowledge my own ability to share from the heart, to speak with openness and vulnerability. I have started to see, that yes, I...