Be True to Yourself

Follow Your PathIn order for you to be true to yourself, listen to your heart and let your own unique light shine.

Each day we have the opportunity to make choices regarding our life path. The choices may seem big or small; however, each one plays a part in our destiny. We decide each day who we share our time with or whether to be kind to strangers. It is up to us to listen to our hearts and intuition to guide us through our decisions.

What does your heart urge you to do? What actions can you take to be true to yourself while sharing light and love with others?

Keep in mind that there are many well-meaning people in the world who dispense all kinds of advice to you about your life. They could be best friends, mothers, fathers, acquaintances, or even co-workers. While it is good to listen to them and glean nuggets of advice, ultimately it is up to you to listen to your heart as to which path you should take.

Know that you do have help along the way. Our Angels and Spirit Guides speak to us through our intuition and our heart. They send us signs every day. All you need to do is to be open to their guidance. If you have a strong feeling in your heart to take a certain path, then do it, as long as it is based in love and not fear or any other negative emotions. Next, visualize the positive outcome of your choices as already complete and take the necessary actions to bring your dreams to fruition.

You know what rings true for you. You know what feels right, especially if it is an important decision that you need to make. Your decision may seem contrary to what other people think you should do; however, those people are not living your life, you are.

God has a plan for each one of us and if we listen to the messages of our heart that are sent to us by the Angels, then we can fulfill the plans that are true to our individual paths.

Let your light shine!

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan

Gratitude – Appreciating What You Have

Joshua and Karen

I am grateful for my friend, Joshua Barber, who is also my Reiki Sensei and an awesome Angel Medium.

Be grateful for what you do have. Don’t get mired in the negative mindset of focusing on what you don’t have. When you do that, you are allowing your ego to get in the way of your life path. If you are missing someone or something in your life, there is a reason for that.

God has a plan for you that may or may not match your vision. In fact, most of the time, it is even better than you can imagine. Let go of the strings that tie you to past disappointments and look for the good in your life at this moment in time. By learning to accept the changes and twists and turns in your life, you will be able follow the path that you were meant to follow.

Each day brings us new opportunities to grow as souls. If we get stuck wishing for situations to be as they were in the past, we miss out on the opportunities of the present…and the present is the only time in which we can make choices and take action. The past is done, the future is yet to be, now is the time to act. Even though situations may not have turned out the way you liked, stand back and look at the positives of what you do have.

Right now, let go of what you don’t have. Concentrate on what is right in front of you:

Be grateful for the relationships that you have with the people who are around you, whether they are an acquaintance or a close loved one. There are significant reasons why they are in your life at this time.

Be grateful for the time that you do get to spend with your loved ones and make the most of it.

Be grateful for who you are and the unique set of skills that you bring to the world.

Be grateful you have gotten this far in life and have done the best you can to get to where you are now.

Let your light shine on everyone and everything around you. Most of all, feel the joy in your heart that comes from knowing that you are loved by God and the Angels for being just who you are at this moment in time.

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan

Forgiving Means Moving Forward

Heart CloudIn my last post, I talked about “living in the present” by letting go of regrets, worries and fears. I’d like to take that a step further by explaining how extending forgiveness toward the people who have caused you pain can help you to release the past and move forward. It is important to point out that forgiving someone for past behavior does not, by any means, say that you condone their behavior; rather, it frees you up from a negative cycle that can be detrimental to your growth and evolvement as a soul.

When we hold grudges against someone, we are the ones carrying around the negativity which we wear like a heavy, black cloak. This cloak is what trips us up in life as it weighs us down, trapping us in its gloom. Its darkness keeps us wrapped in a victim mentality which can draw even more negativity toward us.

Forgiveness means recognizing that the person who committed the injustice was misguided in their actions towards you. Somewhere along the line, they received faulty information or no guidance at all as to how to behave with compassion toward another soul. As souls traveling onwards on our own unique journeys, we need to recognize that not everyone is on the same level of evolvement. That does not mean that one soul is better than another, it just means that we all have lessons to learn in life and the person who hurt you has yet to learn the particular lesson that led them to hurt you. Keep in mind that you, too, have lessons yet to learn and will make mistakes along the way that may cause someone else pain. When you recognize your own mistakes, it is important to learn from those mistakes and extend forgiveness toward yourself. If possible, apologize to the person or people you have hurt and do your best not to repeat the same mistake.

To truly forgive another, acknowledge the pain and let it go. Know that you cannot control the actions of others. You can only control yourself and how you react or respond to the events that occur in your life. You do not have to see the person face-to-face to forgive, nor do you need to re-enter a toxic relationship or put yourself in a negative situation in order to extend forgiveness. You can say it out loud to the universe or in your own mind. Surround the situation with love and light and visualize it as healed. Whenever you find the heavy, black cloak of negativity trying to slip itself back upon your shoulders, remind yourself that you have already forgiven the past and let it go. If you feel that you need help forgiving others, ask the Angels and Spirit Guides that protect you to lend you their strength and support as you take these positive steps in your life. They are there for you if you need them—all you have to do is ask.

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan

Live in the Present

Peace Valley ParkLiving in the present is a way of life. By focusing on what it right in front of us now, we give open ourselves up to the opportunities that are present right in this moment of time. People often wonder why, when we get older, time seems to disappear before our very eyes. We turn around and weeks, months, even years, have passed.

I used to think that it was the increase of responsibilities as we got older that made time fly. As children, we have no concerns except for living in the moment. That is when I realized that it is our worries, regrets and fears that rob us of our time and experiences.

By worrying about what could be, we are not living in the present or paying attention to our immediate surroundings because we are too busy creating scenarios in our heads. With regrets, it is a replaying of life videos in our heads which block our vision. Worries and regrets are the parents of fear and fear is what prevents us from taking positive action in our lives.

To clear your head and live in the present, start by making yourself more aware of your patterns of thinking. When you catch yourself getting wrapped up in worries, regrets or fears, stop the mind chatter and remind yourself to “be here now” because right now is what living is all about.

This doesn’t mean that you never look forward or back. From time to time, we need to look forward to make plans and back to learn lessons from our past. Make plans, look back to see what you could’ve done better and then let it go. You know what to do now and plans are set. There is no need to obsess about either the past or the future.

Open your eyes. Look around. Be grateful for what have in your life at this very moment – whether it is for the warmth of the sun, a friend sitting beside you, the blessing of good health, or the roof over your head. Savor all blessings large and small and recognize the joy of the moment within yourself. You can even share it out loud.

There are wonderful people, signs, and opportunities right in front of you. By keeping your eyes open and your mind on the present, you give yourself the opportunity to make the most of your time. You may even find, like I did, that time seems to slow down. When you savor each moment for what it is, you are fully living your life.

Most importantly, by living in the present, you give your Angels and Spirit Guides an opportunity to step in and help guide you in decisions that lead to your greatest happiness. They place opportunities and signs in front of you all of the time. All you need to do is open your eyes to the wonders of the present to be the beneficiary of these great gifts.

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan

Our Thoughts Determine Our Destinies

Lotus_White_300x200We have all heard about the power of positive thinking and how our thoughts determine our destiny; however, how many of us truly believe that and actually live that?

There are some wonderful dreams that I would like to see manifested in my life, as I am sure you have in yours. I have made a definitive decision to actively send out positive thoughts toward my true heart’s desires and have asked the Angels to help me to achieve them. I let go of trying to make these dreams manifest on my own because I know my vision here on Earth is limited. The Angels see more than we do and can help guide us on the right path. I know that I must open myself up to the guidance that they give me and to always keep my thoughts positive about my dreams. I do this by infusing a bright light around my dreams and visualizing them in their wholeness as already completed.

The message that the Angels want me to share with you is to open your mind and imagination. Visualize your deepest desires and dreams coming true. See yourself basking in the happiness that is truly yours to live. Your dreams are meant to come true, regardless of the circumstances around us. If we can dream it, we can live it. All we have to do is truly believe with all of our hearts that we not only deserve this happiness, but also can experience the materialization of our dreams in our lifetimes here on Earth, not just in Heaven.

Keep in mind that the way our dreams will manifest may involve circumstances that appear negative on the surface. Let go of momentary disappointment in the small twists and turns that our lives take as these seemingly negative circumstances or events may be necessary to clear out obstacles that were impeding our progress. Be open to change, take it all in stride, and take time each day to acknowledge with gratitude the positive events and circumstances in your life every day. Keep visualizing your actualized dream. The Angels, who assist the Creator in manifesting our happiness, will help you. All you have to do is ask for their help and truly believe that they are assisting you.

I am interested in hearing about your dreams and what you are doing to make them a reality. Please feel free to share in the comments section below.

With Light and Love,
Karen T. Hluchan