Awakening in OUR Garden of Life

Every situation in life is an opportunity. How? Every situation in life, provides us with a lesson. Ultimately that lesson provides the fuel for adaptation and awakening. Awakening is a term that has had much use over the last few years. What does the term awakening mean? Here is one definition from Merriam- Webster online dictionary:

1

: a rousing from sleep

The night terror is an abrupt awakening early in the night, most often within the first hour or two of sleep …

— Franklin Galvin et al.

2

a

: a rousing from inactivity or indifference

… one of the primary branches of yoga … prescribes various practices to assist the yogi in the gradual awakening of the heart.

— James Bailey

b

: a revival of interest in something (such as religion)

Russian Jews themselves experienced a cultural and political awakening after Israel's victory, some openly challenging their government's ban on religious and Hebrew training.

— Jonathan D. Sarna

3

: a coming into awareness

Like his discovery of literature, this intimacy becomes an awakening to the possibilities of life.

— Morris Dickstein


First Known Use of awakening

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Personally, I connect with the terms above - ‘a rousing from inactivity or indifference’ and ‘a coming into awareness’. Have you experienced an awakening? If so how has it been manifest for you?

Let me briefly share with you my awakening. Why? I truly believe there will be a benefit to you in my new found awareness.



There are 3 main events in my life that have furnished the soul for my awakening to take place.

  1. My Dad leaving when I was 5 years old.

  2. Throat cancer/marriage breakdown/my Dad dying when I was 43 years old (I never saw him from the age of 5). These 3 events are very closely linked.

  3. My experience of extreme negative religious mindset.

Of course there are other factors in my ‘rousing’ and ‘coming into awareness’, but I think the above were pivotal! How? I have learnt that our reality should not be projected. Through my never seeing my Dad from the age of 5, I was living my Mums reality, not mine. In having experienced throat cancer, I fully appreciate the incredible value of the voice. This appreciation of the voice is also manifest emotionally, through my experience for over 30 years within the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I’ve grown to love true divinity, not a judgemental; man-made institution.


Through my work as a singer songwriter, my eyes have opened more fully to my true purpose. The album ‘Garden of Life’ is a shared awakening with you. It’s valuable message is one of our connection within humanity.



“Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” Giacomoco Puccini


The key is to accept, acknowledge and embrace the authentic you. A positive affirmation of self and your own reality. The world needs creators not haters. Be more you not be less you! It is more about what you do, than what you don’t.

“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” Deepak Chopra


Home can often be used as a way of describing the external environment we inhabit. However, home can more accurately be defined as - the internal sense of being within. In other words, home is not where the heart is, home is the heart.


“Awakening means you’ve come home to yourself, that consciousness has shifted back to its original nature.” Anonymous


In conclusion, in the last few weeks we have taken a journey; a journey through various qualities and characteristics. Gratitude, Love, this week Awakening and next week a term beginning with the letter D. Where is this G.L.A.D acronym heading? What is this all about? Wouldn’t you like to be inspired to create more gladness in your journey through life? Let me share a glad opportunity with you, as your creative companion. How can you find out more? Sign up to my VIP Email Newsletter and be the FIRST to know this coming Friday August 21st 2020. Visit home page on this site, scroll down and click on Sign Up button. You will be glad that you did.


Love,

Ray xx

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