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A Spiritually Enlightening Online Magazine. November's Theme: "Faith"
Volume 3 Issue 1 ISSN# 1708-3265
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Walk Your Talk
with Aleesha Stephenson

Faith… I think this word really sums up who I am and what I believe in. I have faith. I trust in the Goddess to care for me, to bring me towards my greatest good, whether it comes within a lesson or touches my life as a gift. And really aren't both gifts? Without lessons, we would never appreciate all that which we are blessed with.

You see, I believe everything happens for a reason. I believe She is ever present in my life. Assisting me, guiding me, teaching me… lighting my path so I can move further upon it. Sometimes She takes the form of an acquaintaince and other times She comes to me as a guide… either way, She is guiding me.

I don't believe my life is predestined, but I do believe every choice I make brings me one step further upon my path. I have free choice, every moment of every day and whether I take those moments and opportunities to do harm or not is up to me… but She is there, with me, shining Her light. Choosing to bask within Her light is my free will and since shadows live within darkness not within light… I choose to illuminate the shadows and darkness - seeing people and situations for who and what they are… living away from denial and lies and enjoying truth and honesty instead. Knowing everyone else is living their path is essential for me, as I always know, my way may not suit them and visa versa… and that's okay because we are not all walking the same path, the same life… rather we all have our own life to live. We are, after all, the only person we have to live with until we die… and knowing this assists me to remember that people and situations may come and go, but I have to look at myself, live with myself every day, so my choices need to live up to my personal 'code of ethics' and no one else's.

I don't subscribe to the theory that every single happening on the earth is 'created' by us all and we are all responsible for every action and choice made by others. I think that's ridiculous. Someone who does not watch the news and does not listen to world happenings cannot be responsible for a hijacking in another country… but I do believe I create my own reality and therefore am responsible for how my life turns out.

But we all know sometimes horrible things happen. You wake up one morning and all you thought you knew, all those lessons you'd experienced and what you thought you learned throughout the years is tossed down, stomped on and lit on fire! A crisis has just joined itself to you, your life is now spun around and the focus is removed from everyone and everything else and all of your energy is now on it!

Your faith, your understanding of the world and your place in it is challenged by this. You find it hard to breathe. Actually sitting down and focusing on what is happening hurts so much, but you have no choice because your mind won't go in any other direction. You try… to focus on something normal, like making coffee or tending to your garden but you find yourself drifting back to it. Dissecting it, attempting to figure out why it happened. What did you do? What did you do wrong? What is the reason this is happening? What's the lesson you need to learn from it?

I've had one of those recently. As a Leo, Saturn crept it's way into my sun sign and I woke up one day to find my life was shattered. All I thought I knew - wasn't. The pain I felt was enormous. My third chakra ached… for weeks… then moved into my 4th and back to my 3rd again… while I attempted to find the light in the situation and move through it.

In the end, the little peace I did find was from my faith. My belief in the Goddess and all She is. I believe She was there, with Her wings wrapped around my shoulders, loving me, holding me while I endured and slowly moved through this time of crisis. I have since understood my crisis better, a "tower" (as in the tarot) needed to shake up my home life so I could move into my next phase, although it was extremely painful to experience, I am thankful for it, as I am one step further upon my path and loving this new view of my life!

For those of you who recently found your life - changed - I hope, you too have found your faith to be the light, which shone brightly to bring you to the end of (or at least closer to the end of) your crisis.

Goddess bless you and hold you in Her light.

in light,

Aleesha Stephenson is the Publisher, Editor, Graphic and Web Designer as well as a Regular Columnist for Timeless Spirit Magazine.

A Reiki Master Teacher, who lives her Buddhist, Shamanic, with many eclectic Pagan beliefs, she home-schools two of her three spiritually enlightened children as her eldest has graduated and moved on to the school of life. Friend (and mother) to them all, she is also a life-partner to her husband David. Her life truly is filled with light.

Aleesha teaches classes in Tarot, Meditation and Reiki. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email.

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