Shira Notes Talks- The Truth About Being Tough
Let’s talk about being tough. Being tough means you have been through a lot of pain, struggle and challenge and you are still alive. Being tough has nothing to do with being masculine or being a man. It doesn't mean you have big muscles. Most importantly being tough doesn't mean you have to be a bully and be tough on others. Being tough means you are made of weather- proof material. It means you go through life and you withstand all of the storms that pass through your human enclosure. Being tough doesn’t mean you hold your tears and pain and grief inside because showing it would display a weakness of character. Emotion is not a weakness of character. Strength is not physical, though many are taught that being tuff means having big muscles and being a bully. Emotions are normal energies that we have to express regularly as they come and go like the weather. Some of us feel more strongly than others, and maybe we have to be on medications because our feelings become too powerful to experience without some kind of dampener. Being sensitive doesn’t make you weak or any less tough. Real toughness is both mental and spiritual. It is the kind of stuff you build your mind with and the house your spirit lives in. You have to have the right attitude if you’re going to be tough. You have to allow yourself to experience emotions even when you feel like you are drowning in the storm. At the end of the day, being tough is being alive in this human outfit. Being tough is accepting the idiocy of this world, the sordidness of everyday life and finding your own self-expression to keep yourself sane. Being tough means having compassion for your own pain and the pain of others, it doesn’t mean you become completely numb to suffering. If we have to stay alive every day, we have to find a way to cope through diverse challenges and this includes being tough. For me, being tough means experiencing and expressing a full range of emotions. The energies that move around us and through us are the weather. Being tough means building a strong ship-mentally and spiritually- to withstand the changing currents of every day life. Being tough on others doesn’t make you tough; the more compassionate you can be towards your own struggle and that of others, the stronger we can be collectively and the more we create a more loving, caring world.
Daily Wisdom by Shira Notes: Are Suicidal Thoughts Your Own?
The truth is that we all want to live an empowered and fulfilling life of love and joy. Many times suicidal ideation is an attack from outside of your own being. This video will help you to understand and safely navigate away from suicidal thoughts. You will learn to exert your God-power over disembodied spirits.
Daily Wisdom by Shira Notes-Who Am I And WHY Am I Here?
It seems so many of us are lost, wandering the planet, wondering why we are here and who we are. We are blind from birth to our true nature and origins as souls and God's divine creations. You are a soul, hooked up to a human machine for purposes of soul growth and learning. You are here to understand and manifest your God-self, the part of you that represents God’s divine qualities of love, light, wisdom, strength and peace. Seeing as how we exist in what appears to be a purely physical reality it is difficult to understand how we can be non-physical in nature. Before you came here into your human body you were a soul, and when you leave, you return to being a soul but with a higher level of understanding and knowledge of God. Soul’s undergo evolution throughout thousands if not millions of lifetimes of growth and learning. Some of your lives may be here on earth, and some on other planets, in other solar systems, perhaps more advanced than here on earth. This physical reality is but a kind of illusion; the way we perceive our reality is subject to our thoughts, emotions and our level of understanding of our individual God-fragment including it’s strengths, weaknesses and learning objectives. As souls, we all comprise or make up what we know or understand to be God. We are not separate from God, rather we exist permanently within God and God within us. So when you ask yourself, “Who am I? Why am I here?” You are a soul, temporarily interfacing with a human machine for purposes of soul growth and soul learning. Earth and all other worlds are holograms, slices of a universal movie that is playing out in God’s mind. You are here to help God to know itself. You are a unique God-particle or fragment, a select portion of God-energy, here to manifest your true divine power for the benefit of all beings. In order to help you better spend your time here on earth divide your your goals into three parts: School Work: The lessons your soul came here to learn. If you don’t know what they are, ask. Whenever you find yourself struggling or in need of an answer or solution, it is because your soul is trying to help, you- your earth-self learn a lesson. Life Work: Your soul’s mission or life purpose. Your passion, your talent, your creativity and how you can positively affect others. Health: What you need and desire in order to thrive. We suffer of our own volition. We are here to remember that we need not suffer any longer; rather we can find the God-light and God-love within each and every one of our souls to bring us to a higher understanding of our true nature as love and light. Thank you for watching and May God-within manifest it’s divine purpose in your life.
Daily Wisdom By Shira Notes- How to Pray For the First Time
Have you ever heard someone say, “I don’t really pray,” or “I have never talked to God?” Seemingly stuck here on the earth plane, we often times forget our divine origins. We all come from God, but not only do we come from God, we exist entirely and eternally within God. While this concept is certainly difficult to fathom and grasp, think of yourself as a small bottle submerged in the ocean. If you have ever filled up a bottle in the bathtub you can imagine this scenario. The water represents God, or spirit. The bottle is you, or your vessel. We are all spirit, yet since we are multi-dimensional beings, we tend to focus only on our fleshly form here on earth. There are many different ways to go about prayer. One is to ask the innate God-intelligence within your vessel to help you navigate your life. You might be saying, “Well, what if I don’t believe in God?” Good question. It actually doesn’t matter whether you believe in God or not, because the ultimate truth does not depend on your beliefs, it exists on its own. In other words, God is there whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. I say this to be clear and not to sound rude or authoritative. Praying to God for the first time might feel a little bit like making a phone call for the first time. You are sending a transmission. You might ask yourself, well, I don’t know if this is really going to work. Is someone going to pick up on the other line? Don’t worry, it is normal to be skeptical whenever you do something for the first time. When I first began to pray I would say, “Dear Universe.” You may use whatever term you feel comfortable with, as you will find that the language you use will most likely evolve over time. Now, you might be wondering, if I’m going to do this prayer thing, what do I pray for? That is entirely up to you as prayer is a personal experience. Keep in mind that your thoughts and intentions are very powerful, so please, only pray for positive outcomes. There are many things you can pray for, such as: Strength Motivation Health or Healing Financial Security For now, let us start out with a short daily prayer: Dear Creator, Source, God, Infinite Intelligence and Love that dwells within and without, please guide my thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions for my highest and best good today to achieve my goals in helping others and myself. Let all peoples across planet earth prosper today. May no evil befall this nation; neither violence nor adversity that is not in alignment with divine will. On this day, may all forces of benevolence across the entire galaxy, solar system and planet prevail in being a source of Love, light and hope to all of God’s children. Let no man, woman or child go hungry today, rather let all abundant resources flow from lesser to higher need. On this day and night may God’s love and truth be felt by all of its creations. And it is so. Amen. So today I challenge you, how you can begin to incorporate prayer into your daily life, in your own way? Thought is a very powerful energy, and when you can learn to align your thoughts with mainly positive intentions, you can manifest a more desired reality.
Daily Wisdom By Shira Notes- Self Improvement Is Sexy but Growing Up Is Tough
Growing up is not mandatory in the human experience, it is optional. But how sad it is to go through a whole lifetime without ever maturing. How does one grow up? Are we ever really taught this, or does it just come upon us one day as an alarm going off in our soul, a wake-up call to a higher way of living? What are the factors involved in growing up? I guess we must study a child in order to understand what an adult looks like. The first part of growing up is learning that life just isn’t fair. When something doesn’t go our way, we can cry forever, or we can cry and then accept the situation for what it is. This piece of acceptance is no easy lesson. If before you stood a table with 2 pennies, 1 nickel and a $100 dollar bill, and God said, you may have everything but the one-hundred dollars, how would you most likely react? With gratitude or sadittude? A child who cannot have a toy it greatly desires will likely throw a tantrum fit. Some people are born getting everything they desire, but most of us have to work for the things we want in life, and the concept of working towards a goal is something most of us are not so keen on. I especially struggle with this concept. When one can see the future that is possible but has to take all the steps to actually arrive there, it can be very overwhelming. But growing up involves learning how to put all the pieces together, to build the object of one's desires. Remember, the things you work hard for are the things that last forever, whereas money comes and goes. What else is involved in growing up? How do we reach a higher level of maturity? Letting go of childish behaviors seems to come next in my mind. Kids are really good at teasing and making fun of one another. This seemingly innocent act can really take a toll on someone and even affect them into their adulthood. Name-calling has to be one of the most immature behaviors. But why do we do it? Perhaps because we feel poorly about our own self. Bully like behavior usually stems from a lack of self-worth. So how do we grow out of name-calling? Sometimes we don’t see how something affects someone until it happens to us. Fostering self- love is one of the most important parts of growing up. Name-calling is actually a form of emotional abuse. It affects the mind, body and spirit negatively. We often don’t realize how powerful words are until they hit us like a stab wound. So next time you find yourself name-calling as an adult, it’s time to grow up. Growing up also involves letting go of the ego. What is the ego anyway? It is the part of your mind that always needs to be right, always needs to have the upper hand and the last word. Have you ever met someone who insists on being right all the time? That is the ego speaking. The thing we don’t usually realize is that just because something may be right for you, that doesn’t make it right for someone else. Maybe it is right for you to wait until you are married to have children, but maybe this is not so important to someone else. The ego tends to have a blueprint that is set in stone, a way of operating that is unchangeable. It will always argue and it always wants to win. Another time we see the ego is when others have something we don’t have, like money, or a spouse, or a nice car. The ego is like the permanent child-self part of our being. It will always throw a tantrum and scream and kick until it gets it’s way. But growing up means you don’t always get your way. Growing up involves taming the animal in you that constantly wants to fight. The only way to do this is to realize that there is nothing to win except your own peace of mind. So today I challenge you, in what ways are you not grown up? Don’t worry, I have many. Once again, accepting that life isn’t always fair, not needing to use name-calling, and taming the ego are prime ways to achieve maturity. We are all in this boat together, and if we want to stay afloat we have to grow up, take the higher road, and learn how to put up the sails together. If we want the boat to sail we have to do the work to learn the steps, which eventually will set us free.
Daily Wisdom By Shira Notes- The Importance of Expressing Raw Emotions
We don’t talk much about pain in our society; we tend to just take drugs to try to relieve it. But wouldn’t it be more helpful if we expressed our feelings and spoke up about our experiences? Why do we feel the need to repress our emotions in so many cultures around the world? Are we afraid that if we are too emotional we will not be able to function as robots anymore? Emotion need not require an explanation; it is a natural and healthy part of being a human being. Emotions like hurt, anger, and sorrow can build and build within us if they are not expressed in a healthy way. The more we hold on to negative energies, the more negative we become. I feel there is confusion in our society over how to express emotions without being afraid of the consequences. Well, what will others think of me? I can’t cry at work what if I lose my job? There is a lot of fear around being authentic in this world, when actually that is exactly what is missing in our everyday lives. Being true to oneself includes showing and expressing emotions, even when they are perceived as negative. Knowing how to do this in a positive manner is a skill one needs to learn in a trial and error sort of way. When you are sad, what do you normally do? Do you cry or hold it inside? I cry too much. I have finally come to a self-realization that I have to learn how to stop crying when I am experiencing struggle. Crying is such a great release. Society may have brainwashed you to believe that crying makes you a wuss; not only is this judgmental it is teaching people to repress their true energies. What about anger? How do you express anger without hurting others? This is challenging but very possible to learn. I used a punching bag for years. Expending this angry energy is very healing. One can also walk, or jog, or even sing an angry song to express the anger. Screaming of course also works but one might not feel comfortable screaming unless it’s into a pillow. Trust me I’ve been there and done that. As a society and world, we must learn to accept ourselves and others for all of the emotions that we experience, whether considered good or bad. It is so unhealthy to live life without being fully alive in all that we feel. When we hold our pain inside our bodies it can lead to disease. Only when we can remove the element of fear can we fully be ourselves and fully express our raw emotion. It takes time to develop healthy habits for the expression of difficult emotions. For me it is all about balance and least amount of harm to myself and others. If I cry too much than I am hurting myself, the same goes if I hold in my tears. If I don’t express myself when I am upset, I am only creating negativity in my body which creates stress and exacerbates illness. Finding a way to express emotions through movement, art and music can make all the difference when it comes to showing all of your true colors. So today I challenge you, how can you express an upsetting or uncomfortable emotion in a way that does not harm yourself or others?