How to listen to your inner guidance & step into your power

"Reach for your inner guidance".  “All the answers you ever need are found within”. Hah! Haven’t we all heard that before! I’ve been preaching that same message many times myself, "look within" and "step into your power", but I’ve only understood it on a superficial level. I’ve travelled wide and far around this globe, searching for–something. I’ve participated in yoga retreats, learned from gurus in India and Bali and studied books on yoga and spirituality. I’ve trekked the paths in Nepalese Himalayas, became vegetarian by accident and stopped drinking booze. Quit my 9-5 insurance job, sold my home, bought an one way ticket to Borneo, took a leap of faith, and started teaching yoga and meditation full time… Sincerely, I've been living my life to the fullest, yet, something was still missing. I wouldn’t stop and listen to the little voice within. It’s so easy to trust other people’s guidance for us and to forget about our own inner wisdom. Now, of course, it’s great to have trust in other people and to be open to hear what other’s have to say. However, we should never neglect our own inner power and wisdom. No one else will know better how to live your own life, than you. Gurus and teachers come and go in our lives, but there’s only one that will stay forever in your life, and that’s your own heart. It started already late last year, this nagging feeling, that I really should take more silent time for myself. I felt that there was something I didn’t want to see or hear. Something that was just under the surface, but I didn’t want to allow it into my conscious mind. So I kept pushing forward without listening to this nagging feeling, which was my heart trying to get my attention. However, just a few weeks ago there was a sudden change. My eyes a kind of spontaneously started to open. I could see more clearly than in many months before. I realised what my heart had known it already for a long time. I had done the same thing again, as I’ve done before! I had put my teacher up on the piedestal, without questioning anything this person said. Now the time had come to start trusting myself, fully and completely.  Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have a mentor to walk beside you! Yet, how could someone, who doesn’t know...

Life’s happy reminders to live from the heart

Life gives us joyful events as happy reminders to stay in trust and keep on living from the heart! Life itself brings us continously happy events, through which we may find more softness and return back to living from the heart. However, it’s up to us wether we notice these events as reminders of the possibility to live with lightfulness end easiness. In our role as alchemists, where we transform our struggles into an elixir of growth, we might sometimes forget that life just as much gives us happy moments to find back to our true Self. Your vibe attracts your tribe You’ve probably heard many times that “your vibe attracts your tribe.”  So have I, but honestly it’s just very recently that I really started to experience this in my life. When we are staying in lower vibrations, focusing on what others are doing wrong or what is not good in our lives, we rather zoom out when someone reminds us that we are like magnets. What ever it is that we feel within, the more of the same we will attract into our lives. First, concentrate to find back to the inherent joy that you already have within. Take responsibility for your own wellbeing, stop blaming others and your self. Just decide, to feel great, and you’ve already shifted your inner subtle energy. Life will respond by brining more great things into your life.   [caption id="attachment_5846" align="alignnone" width="300"] A tree shifts is energy effortlessly as the light starts to increase in the Spring![/caption]   Inner shift If you don’t know how to make this inner shift, try gratitude! Yeah, I know, you’ve probably heard this million times before, “just be grateful for what you have in your life”, but all I can say is, that it really works. Gratitude brings us instantly into higher vibrations and life brings us right away more things to be grateful for. If life serves you lemons, be grateful for them too, because they’re actually full of vitamin c ;) The more contentment and gratitude you have within, the more happiness shines from your heart out into the world. It’s all about living from the inside out. Pay attention to how your environment starts to respond to your inner joy. Shift your inner world, and see how miracles begin to occur in your life. You can also check out this YouTube video I made earlier, Three ways to joy and happiness - Now! Dreams...

Soul knows no language

Soul knows no language - poem Who said the Finnish language couldn't be beautiful ;) Listen to this poem with your heart, and you will understand, even if you don't speak Finnish. I received it as a gift from our souls' Source of light. It's called "Loista, Luo ja Ota vastaan" in Finnish and it means: "Shine, Create and Receive". The poem starts at 0:33. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsDGf1kXimA   You'll find more poems (in English) on my Youtube channels as well as other inspiring videos, meditations and yoga classes! All FREE :) Go here and click Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4sTE1hYKA7q_HHxfhn4HA. Thanks! Let your soul shine dear one! Don't be afraid of the light that comes from your heart! It's soft, tender and loving! THIS is who you are <3   Much love, Monika   [caption id="attachment_5801" align="alignnone" width="300"] Heart knows no language, yet we can communicate on soul level with each other.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_5804" align="alignnone" width="300"] Thank you for watching and listening with your heart![/caption]...

Soul Family

Our Soul Family Members and Angels are like pillars of light in our lives I’m just back from a ten days soul family holiday in Tenerife, Spain. I’m filled with gratitude! For those of you who don’t know, Tenerife is a paradise island just off the west coast of North Africa. The southern parts of Tenerife are quite dry and hot, where as the northern part of the island enjoys a bit more rain, making it green and lush. All by all, the energies of this island support profound spiritual upliftment. I was lucky to part of small a group of other wonderful Finnish soul sisters, all curious to learn more about the principles of consiousness, taught to us by Pia and Leena. Pia is healer, channeller and intuitive. Actually, words does not describe how grateful I am to know her. She doesn’t actively promote her services, but the right persons still always find her. Leena Maria Markkanen I like to call my earthly light guide. She’s pure light, founder of Lightfulness Coaching™,  as well as the author of Keys to Your Divine—a Road to fearlessness and Transformational Recovery, available for instance on Amazon.  Recognition During this retreat I met some of my soul family members/angels, all lightworkers or so called earth angels. Light workers or earth angels are usually sensitive persons who remember their true essence, the light within, and who work to help others remember too. They work to literally spread light and loving kindness to other people, to animals or to the planet.  You know that feeling when you look a stranger in the eyes, and you intuitively know you’ve met before? If your heart thus feels warm and happy, then that person is probably a member of your soul family. Soul family angels may of course also be ‘normal’ family members. The persons I met in Tenerife awoke strong feelings of recognition within. You just know and it’s like you continue where you once left, maybe eons of time ago. With one of my soul sisters, I got the feeling that in other lifetime we used to play around on sunny green fields, running hand in hand in the sunshine giggling! And you know what, as I told her about this idea, we decided to do just that! We took each others hands and just ran on the grass giggling! Let’s not be afraid to be like kids again, it feels perhaps...

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Surrender or struggle

We all will experience those moments, where we can choose to continue the struggle or to just surrender. My dear friends, I have a feeling this will be a long text. It's five AM and I've been awake for a while this night. I want to talk to you about giving and receiving and trust, and I don't have any great solutions to offer—this time ;). I've found my life purpose, I know what I came here to do. And I'm determined to carry out the task I chose and was given, long before I came into this physical body. And I'm ready to surrender this life. I came here to remember who I am. I am is the light I carry within, and my task is to help others remember their light too. As with so many of those, who are on the spiritual path, it's the same for me. I work every single day, sharing light, in a very literal way. I'm no saint, and I certainly get sad, angry, frustrated etc. I'm not fully free from my mind, even if that is my highest wish, to be completely emerged in the unconditional love, that we all are at our core.   Spark of light within I've come to a point where I can not continue in the same manner as before. I do not know what it means in practice, these are just fleeting thoughts in the middle of the night. I know I need to be true to myself, and if you feel that yes, you'd need that too, then check out this video on Youtube. Somehow I know, that you who read these words, will help me. Together we will do what we can, to make this world a peaceful place again. We have the spark within us, to continue living Within and for the Light, for Peace and natural Joy. We have the spark within us, to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Struggling I know, that this is not as life was intended to be, as it feels like right now. A struggle. Maybe it's because of the lack of sunshine right now here in Finland, or maybe I'm just otherwise tired. Or maybe it's the worry to not have enough to make the ends meet at the end of the month. Giving, giving and giving, but not receiving enough. I'm tired. There are times when the only thing that gives me comfort are the words...

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Highly sensitive persons time to rest and recharge

Invitation for highly sensitive and intuitive persons to rest and recharge If you are a highly sensitive person, you might have found yourself in intense times these past weeks. Know, that you are not alone, and this too shall pass. You might have felt more tired than usual, or maybe you’ve just had an overwhelming feeling, that there’s too much going on now. To be sensitive has both good and bad sides. Sensitivity and intuition The more sensitive we become, the sharper our intuition also becomes. So what is intuition? It is to know, without any outer reason, or without scientific proof. You just feel something and you know it’s true. Heightened sensitivity, on the other hand, allows you to feel both what goes on in you, as well as what goes on around you. As a highly sensitive person you notice other peoples feelings, mindsets and also intentions, and it's not always pretty, but that's ok. As a highly sensitive person you probably know that sensitivity and intuition walks tightly hand in hand. Now, intuition is like your friendly companion who tells you what to go for and what to watch out for. Intuition only works if we dare to listen to and believe in the information that is there for us, even if we can’t see or hear it with our physical senses. Yet, we do need our physical senses, to feel the intuitive messages in our physical bodies. Everyone is intuitive, yet sometimes we need to re-awaken or sharpen the skill. This is when we can focus on our sensitivity, as one mean to become more intuitive. Increase your sensitivity and strengthen your intuition Sensitivity is increased when we refrain from indulging in intoxicants. I made the decision to leave all heavy intoxicants more than seven years ago, such as alcohol, which allows me to now use my body as a platform for more and more fine-tuned messages. Personally, I’ve also noticed that a vegetarian based diet helps me to keep the lightness in my body, and it's equally helpful not to overeat. Gentle exercise and proper rest allows the body to work in an optimal way. To be able to feel on a deeper level, it’s equally important to refrain from allowing our ego minds to rule our world. When we engage in drama, anger, judgement and resentment, our ego minds are running the show. On the...

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Why is Forgiveness so hard?

Easter time might give us lots of chocolate eggs, but what else?  You might have heard of that J.C. guy, who was a carpenter, and lived about 2000 years ago. I’ve heard he did some remarkable stuff.  Maybe this Easter time also is a chance to remember what gives us lasting peace inside? Forgiveness is worth diving deeper into. Last year I had the privilege to attend a Hay House writers workshop hosted by Doreen Virtue & Co, on the paradise island of Maui. Before the third workshop day started, I had some spare time. I was strolling around Kaanapali Beach when I heard an absolutely amazing live song that got goosebumps on my skin. I headed closer, and noticed the music came from a Sunday morning Service at the beach....

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Survey Peaceful Joyful Living! Invitation for You to continue on Your Spiritual Journey! I've been on a spiritual journey for some years now, and the deeper I dig the more I learn, and the more interested I get. As I got out from the "spiritual closet", this interest developed into my life purpose. My life task is to assist you in finding freedom, peace and joy within, by exploring your spiritual side and deepening your connection to your highest self....