Vibrant Living Retreat & Mountain View Massage
Published by Mary Jo Halligan
Facebook post Nov 25th 2018.
I have joked in all seriousness that the icing on the Catholic Christian cake of what was taught to us & modelled to us growing up in Ireland 🇮🇪 & to lesser or more degrees it seems through out the Catholic church’s world wide was these beliefs.
I am / you are
* never good enough
* never getting there
* impure souls
* feelings of underlining guilt & shame daily for just existing
Yes we Irish lads & lasses did seem to get in general a heavier dose of the harsher version of it all on speaking to others whom grew up in catholic families & community.
In my humble opinion I am pretty sure it was a bigger agenda to try and take the jolliness & wholiness & magic out of us special folk ... which of course could never really happen because when you got magic in your vein your spirit will soar !!! ✡️🍀
However it has left its mark and I have been in recovery from the the god fearing , self judgemental & harsh past attitudes for many years imparted upon me growing up & that which I took upon myself in my innocence of knowing no different .
For many years after I left home at 17 I would cringe inside anytime I ever heard the word god. The word alone would trigger all my subconscious memory and feelings of inherent wrongness within me that I somehow needed to repent for and yet never could actually achieve this, no matter how I tried to be and how much I tried to make everyone happy around me.
Of course now a days and for many years I am blessed & honoured to get to support many beautiful hearts in earnest & readiness to heal their past ( inner child trauma / past life’s patterns etc ) and with many a story of their own challenging pasts and some of these stories make light of my own.
I have mentioned on more than one occasion that I need to pull together a 12 step program for recovering Catholics. I am not sure if I will but I love how it brings a smile of amusement to my fellow brothers & sisters that can relate to the truth of the relevance of such a concept ! Who knows maybe one day I will.
Right now I am here to represent a recovered & reclaimed divine human shining the light of truth ; a me that has re- established my acceptance of the pureness & sacredness of the light of my soul. I am not perfect by the standards of the human ego, far from it and yet always embraced as perfection by the unconditionally inclusiveness of the soul and source ( Isness .. infinite consciousness ) divinity - creator - love.
I continue to be a messy human ego that I have to work with daily , with a ever changing emotionally landscape to experience and embrace. Mostly these days I live a life feeling clear and confident and aligned with my higher truth and guidance ; others times I feel confused and overwhelmed especially when something triggers my younger version of self or a aspect of soul and presents yet another beautiful opportunity to become aware ; accept, resolve, nurture and heal with compassion that which could not be safely done previously. Definitely not when I was younger due to so much confusion & stuffing my emotions down fearing them as a weakness. I was mostly running on a survival mode trying to function as best I could back then to be accepted by those around me .
These days & especially the latter years I am blessed to have created & live a joyful abundant life where I finally have the capability, self awareness and wellness tools to mother my inner child ... ; that younger version of me and re-write the debilitating scripts that use to circulate around my neural pathways, sensitive nervous system , body chemistry and became subconscious conclusions that effected a distorted self esteem, self image and inability to be open to receiving love more freely, self acceptance & inherent goodness .
Now that I am a recovered catholic, re-established in my inner connection to my higher self and accepting of my own inner sacredness & purity, knowing deeply what it feels like to be in the experience of the negation of this truth and its debilitating & stifling effects on health , well-being, abundance, self esteem, inner peace & feeling supported & loveable.
I am here as a guide to help invite and encourage you to unearth your own divine connectedness within and welcome your own sacred self home into your heart and life path and spread that warmth and goodness everywhere you go ; become overflowing with joy, compassion and kindness for thee self and our human brothers and sister; for whom many are lost in the mistruths handed down & in great distrust of there inherent goodness and godliness within as I was once was once upon a time.
To be honest you really don’t even have to have been brought up in a religious family or culture to be effected by the cultural memes and sayings handed down that encourage the negating of your magnificence . In New Zealand we have what Is called ' the tall poppy syndrome ' in Ireland we have the catholic guilt & shame to cut us down if we were to embrace and celebrate too much our own inherent magnificence. Of course I do not mean this in a egotistical way, I mean in a inherent way where everyone gets to shine and feel celebrated as magnificent , beautiful , worthy & one of a kind .....precious unique creation of all that IS exquisite & beyond words.
“ I am loveable because I exist “ ....not because of how much money I make or how many houses I have or what weight or muscle mass I am or social status I have earned. I am Loveable & magnificence because I simply AM !
Isn’t this really what we want to teach children ! You are beautiful & loveable just for being you. You do not have to earn my love ... & yet for many this is exactly what we learnt . Love must be earned & a conditional love at that & sometimes an abusive love. Is it any wonder the world seems so confusing and man seems so traumatised !#loveheals
There is much mental and emotional healing & resolving required and that is exactly what this lifetime is about. We have what our parents never had; wondrous technology to access information and realise I am not the only one with these thoughts , feelings , experiences & preferences. I have choices ! Like anything in life we can use technology , alcohol , food and so on .... for good or allow it to take us away from our goodness & use it as a distraction to escape into & avoid feelings and facing perceived fears.
What will we choose ? .... Each person on this planet is currently been giving circumstances ( some intense ) to help them choose at the Cross rd's of life: do I walk the path of more fear / distraction / blame / shame / guilt / abuse / lack / victimised / un-forgiveness / war / revenge / greed / resisting at every turn to self reflect & take self responsibility ? OR ..... choose the other rd : do I choose to walk & open my heart to greater love / healing / acceptance / forgiveness / peace / compassion / joy / kindness / gratitude/ self acceptance / love / grace / radical self responsibility for the thoughts I think , feel , enact & perpetuate through perception & expectations / creative free expression / become harmonious stewards of the earth 🌍
Did you know that 80- 90% of Irish people living in Republic of Ireland use to go to church 20 yrs ago and currently this has reduced to 20%. Also in these past years Ireland has had a gay & abortion referendums both which would have been seen as blasphemous to the church ⛪️views not that long ago ... right !
So life is ...a changing .... and technology has taken its hold these days . We are in recovery as a culture and a world from lesser truth, mistruths & falsehoods that once was repeated to us again and again until they got embedded in the garden of our innocence subconscious. These are currently acting like the weeds in our life’s that can be smothering the goodness in the garden of life and our ability to allow life to be easy, loving and abundant .
To resolve the confusion it requires a attitude of self reflection, self connection, self value & self awareness to sort out the weeds from the flowers and stop feeding the weeds by giving them your power !!! Hence the requirement is for change in habits and a daily practice of some form of something that calms the nervous system, reduces stress and reactivity to life’s circumstances and opens the heart ; like some form of meditation 🧘♀️ 🏃♂️ 🚵🏽♂️ , yoga , mindfulness , healing arts, positive affirmations, a focus on healthy relationships , clean healthful living , travel, forgiveness techniques for letting go of the past, education , nature , following your joy, self empowerment tools, learning to focus thought & emotional energy into what you want to create , quantum healing hypnosis ( Qhht ) sessions & so many other options to the rescue.
What if all that is required to heal and become a harmonious humanity and live heaven on earth is to be ones authentic true self. We are each a piece of the greater puzzle of life’s evolution so isn’t it time we got ourselves in harmony with our true self and set it free !?!
What we have on offer at Vibrant Living to support your inner empowerment journey, vitality and living your best version.
We run regular detox fasting retreats as private and group bookings.
To find out more about what is involved in this kind of session check out my dedicated QHHT ( Quantum Hypnosis website www.RadiantEssence.co.nz .
I am trained to LEVEL 2 QHHT directly with Dolores Cannon in 2013 and 2014.
Rebecca is a gifted healer in past life regression, angelic reiki, mediumship , animal communications, yoga teacher, laughter yoga guide, pleidian lightwork and a great story teller that walks her talk as a healer and always has everyone around the table deeply engaged and with fits of laughter erupting often.
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Be You true & change the world 🌍