Attitude of Gratitude



I'm so grateful for this past week. So many things have shifted and changed and it's all becoming more beautiful day by day. Christmas with my family was surprisingly refreshing and grounding. It's always hit and miss with my family but this year I was really craving just being around people who knew me and just be present with them. There is an energy when you're with people who have known you your whole life, there is no awkward silence because you just know that something doesn't always have the be said and the silence doesn't always have to be filled.

Reading "Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires" by Esther and Jerry Hicks really helped me stay in a space of gratitude this Holiday season. Instead of looking at my family and finding all the faults with them I was looking at them with new eyes, I was finding all the good things about them and creating a new story with them instead of living out the old patterns. I really do think it solidified a turning point for the way I interact with my family and now I can create a better story. Also I'm going to be an Uncle for the first time! How exciting is that!

I would like to end today's post with a TEDxSF video I hope you all will watch. It was sent to me by a friend and it brought me such joy when I watched it. The little girl in the video has such wise words that we can all learn from. Here is a quote from her: "Like a path, it could lead you to a beach or something, and it could be beautiful." This is in reference to imagination and discovering new things.

With Gratitude,
Calan



Follow Your Bliss



It's been said time and time again but that's because we as people get sidetracked so easily that we constantly need the reminder for it. I had a very in depth conversation with my house mate Vicki last night, as we do, and it was all about following your bliss vs. doing what you think is "right." You see I've been in this limbo state where I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with myself. I felt like I was a bit lost with no direction. I'm sure many of you can relate to this because most people still have no clue what they want to do when they "grow up." Well I have always known what I wanted to do when I grow up, I've always wanted to be a singer/songwriter and performer. I use to think it was because I wanted to be famous and have lots of money, which isn't a bad thing, but I've grown to realize what I really want is the power to help change and mould the world into a better place and celebrity power can deliver that. In my small way I want to be able to tell people it's ok to be themselves, to live the lives they want to live and to pass on the teachings that I have learnt myself over the course of my own life.


I've been toying with the idea of moving to South Korea to teach English for the past week or so. Even though it would bring me great amounts of joy and satisfy my need for travel I just wasn't feeling that "I have to do this or I will die" feeling that I usually do when I'm passionate about something. When I was talking to Vicki I was going back and fourth about this new idea and my life long desire of making music. Vicki hands down said to "follow your bliss" because I'm one of the lucky people who actually knows what they want to do with their life. I've also been reading "Ask and It Is Given" by Esther and Jerry Hicks and it's been helping me really feel what it is I need to feel to allow the amazing things I want to manifest into my life. So last night during my meditation I went in really looking for that thing that would ignite the same amount of passion in me as I had when I moved to Europe, the "if I don't do this I will die" feeling and the only thing that came up was music. I have no idea how it's going to manifest or what it's going to look like but I need to stick to my guns and make music happen in my life. I now know that I will never be 100% happy in my life unless I accomplish this dream. So follow your bliss, even if you have no idea how it's going to happen. If it doesn't scare you, then you don't want it bad enough. If you want it bad enough, then you will find a way to make it happen. In the mean time, just be happy and enjoy the ride knowing that the Universe is working to bring you your desires.

With Gratitude,
Calan

I'll leave you now with my cover of Jessie J's "Who You Are"


The Day After



Well the Mayan Apocalypse end calendar date has come and gone and we are still here. I for one am glad that nothing "happened" on December 21st because I have so many plans for my life I still have yet to enjoy! I do believe that there was a good few people who thought the world could be ending and to those of you I would like to say now is such a beautiful time for you. You now have the chance to start again, start over, turn a new leaf and create some new dreams now that you know you have the time.

This time of year is a lot of reflecting for people about the year gone by, the times you've spent with friends and family. New years day always seems to have this fresh, vibrant energy to it, full of hope for the year to come. It's like we're getting a double whammy of "fresh start" this year with December 21st. I spent last night enjoying the sounds of friends playing the piano and singing show tunes from our favourite Broadway scores. It was so great to just enjoy the music and be in the moment. It was nothing big, just four of us but I cherish those moments spent with friends because even though the world might not end you never know when it will be time for you to move on to the next life. So this holiday season really work on finding the joys of being around whoever your around. I know family can drive us crazy sometimes but think of all the life lessons they have taught you. There is always a silver lining and my goal for this year is to find it in every moment.

With Gratitude,
Calan

Ask and it is Given



So I'm sitting back at the end of my very long day here on set (9am until now which is 9pm and still going) and I'm reflecting on how awesome of a days it's been. I've been reading "Ask and it is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires" by Esther and Jerry Hicks and it is shifting me moment by moment. I mean I know of all the teachings that are in the book and I thought I understood how to apply them but clearly I did not! Today I literally watched my day unfold in front of me with pure joy and bliss as I read on.

Everything I was observing or taking part in was moulding perfectly around my will. I can't fully explain it to you and instead suggest you go out and get the book and watch the magic happen for yourself. Most long days like today make me grumpy by the end or someone has rubbed me the wrong way but not today! I mean there was a person who was not my ideal match to be around but coming from a complete place of joy I quickly realized what to say in order to create my desired outcome. Some simple, polite and decisive words in a positive, constructing manner and the person was like putty. It was amazing! Usually I try my best to ignore but find I still get irritated after a long day but not today! With book in hand and understanding running through me I let my joy and intuition guide me and it created the perfect outcomes all day. Brilliant! There was also a very large man (I mean like 7ft tall, 300lbs large) who was an actor on set who had the best laugh I've heard in a while which made me smile. I can't even begging to express my gratitude to Esther and Jerry Hicks along with Abraham for these wise words that are changing my world. Thank you so much!

With Gratitude,
Calan

**Written yesterday...also I didn't end up leaving set until 11pm!**




A Sigh of Relief



A powerful message came through last night as I was beginning my readings of "Ask and it is Given: Learning to master your Desires" by Esther and Jerry Hicks. The line that struck me was page 4, "this book will help you understand that you will never, ever get it done." and BAM! Something hit me. I'm never going to be finished, there is no "end point," I don't need to have all this "pressure" to do what it is I believe I have to do during this lifetime on this Earth. Talk about sigh of relief! Something in me just shifted once this fully hit me. I took a breathe and really sat on it for a minute.

If I'm never going to be done, why do I put all this pressure on myself to succeed and finish? I can sit back, enjoy the ride and go with the flow knowing fully that I have multiple life times to do the things I want to do! What a spectacular revaluation! I now feel this calm that has taken over me. Like I'm now free to do what I please and not what I believe I'm "here to do." Now sitting in this knowingness I also have this overwhelming feeling that by understanding this concept it's actually opening me up even MORE to do what I came here to do, and all I had to do was chill out and let go. It's always so amazing when we have those "ah-ha" moments. I feel like I've been born again with a fresh perspective. So many more doors have opened to me now that I had never even considered or seen before. I was in a space of believing that I was at an age where I had to buckle down and "set up a life for myself" here in Vancouver, Canada, but now I realize my life is so much more that building my business and being in Vancouver. I have a new and exciting venture on the horizon that I will tell you more about once I have solidified the details a bit more. If all goes in flow then I very well may be blogging from another part of the world in the new year! I feel electrified and energized in a way I haven't felt for quite some time. I've been living in Vancouver for the past 4 years now and have learnt so much but I do believe the universe is pushing me into a new adventure, and I couldn't be more excited!

With Gratitude,
Calan

Standing in "I AM"

Last night I had another "ah ha!" moment, don't you just love those? My room mate Vicki was telling me about this beautiful spiritual leader she had just been working with for the weekend doing some training and spoke of this "I AM" 5 minute meditation. DING, lights went on. What this spiritual leader does is for 5 minutes every day is she stands in her "I AM" energy. It can be whatever you choose but it has to be focused around what you want to be or aspire to be. Her's was singing in 13 countries by the end of one year, and by this Decembers end she will have accomplished that dream. So for her 5 minutes every day she stood in the energy of feeling the feelings of being on stage in 13 different countries.

During the 5 minutes it's important to really feel joy and live out what it feels like to already have achieved your dream. I couldn't believe what I was hearing when Vicki was telling me all of this. This isn't a new concept to me but it just hit me, I hadn't been doing anything like this for my work in helping people to Discover their Truth. Immediately following our conversation I went to my room where I did my own "I AM" 5 minute (maybe a bit longer) meditation and really focused on how it felt when I was helping people and what kind of space I was in. I was over joyed at how amazing it felt to really be feeling my dreams come to life instead of just thinking or dreaming about them. It feels like I've discovered some hidden gem that has been laying dormant inside of me and has now fully realized and bubbled to the surface. I have even more drive and desire to continue my work and doing what I'm doing and all from a simple conversation and a new found love for my "I AM" 5 minute daily meditation.

I highly suggest you all try it. It's only 5 minutes but I can guarantee that you will feel more focused and determined the more you practice it. Also your mind starts coming up with creative solutions you never thought possible before, they truly are miracles. So start now, be creative and watch the miracles flow.

With Gratitude,
Calan


Do It Anyway


Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.