It is detachment that will free us from the pain.
Things are just things, dressed up with a name.
Let go, or you will just be yearning for more.
A trap to keep us distracted, look for clarity at your core
I wrote this poem earlier in the week when I heard a friend of mine was starting to panic just at the thought of holiday shopping. It seemed as though the magic and genuine joy of giving had now been replaced with commercialism and I did not want my holiday spirit to be tainted.
The Law of Attraction claims that like energy attracts like energy, thus what you ask for and the thoughts you put out into the universe will undoubtedly return to you. No sooner did I receive an e-mail that helped me answer the question that my heart was asking. “How can I give back to those in need this holiday season?” The series of serendipitous moments in my life no longer come as a surprise to me, once you begin to believe you can truly achieve anything. At the top of my inbox there it was ‘Dear Didi Holiday Hope & Help Campaign.’ After reading of this initiative to send holiday hygiene baskets to a local woman’s shelter I felt compelled to participate in the cause. My wish was for this small gesture to be a pillar of hope and a reaffirmation to this beautiful soul that she is loved.
Dear beautiful woman,
We don’t know each other personally but I have always believed that everyone is connected on a higher level, as if there was oneness and a bond with every person across the world. No borders, language barriers or religion could keep us from feeling at home with one another. Maybe that idea has led me to find my true self in the service of others; I believe it is our obligation to love one another. We all have a past and sometimes society holds that against us, reprimanding us for the actions or choices we no longer have control of. I’ve learned in my 24 years of life that Now is the only time we have, all we have is this moment and in this moment how do we chose to proceed with life? I am writing to you because I wanted you to know that this gift was given to you with so much love and with a wish that your moment right now be the happiest and most fulfilling. I hope that you feel comforted and that your heart is warmed. I will keep you in my thoughts, my prayers and in my heart. Have a very Merry Christmas.
With warm regards,
Heather & The Braz Family
In the last year my eyes seem to have been adjusted and my perception of life has changed drastically. I began to realize that every person is connected on a deeper level, as though there is a universal oneness. No borders, language barriers or belief systems could keep us from feeling at home with one another. It was that idea that has led me to find my true self in the service of others; I believe it is our obligation to love and to nurture one another. To remember that we are equal beings and the man-made social classes are not authentic to our innate connection to one another. Whenever we can lend a hand and warm a heart we should feel so blessed in making a difference in someone else’s life. Knowing this unconditional love is to know peace.
“In order to lead we sometimes must follow our own hearts, Life is about creating who you want to be!" - Heather Maciel
Many would describe her as a dreamer, a definite go-getter. Heather Maciel promised that she would follow her heart and never settle in life. After taking a Vision Boarding workshop at a local community centre, Aangen, where she learned to manifest her desires, a shift occurred within her and more than ever she was ready to realize her dream of giving back to her community and making an impact on the world. Heather has since been working at the community centre, coordinating new outreach programs and finding new ways to enrich the lives of those in her community and people around the world. Heather is also an aspiring writer and loves to motivate others through poetry and the art of writing.