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Top O’ the Morning To You Happy St. Patricks Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  This day always brings so many happy memories to mind of growing up with an Irish mother. My mom lived in Ireland until she was 13 years old and her mother died making her an official orphan, having lost her father when she was just born. Shortly thereafter she moved to London, England. However, her love for Ireland was always with her and she instilled that love in me in the most profound ways.

In our family leprechauns were considered normal and I grew up believing that there really was a pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. At the age of 6 I knew the words to every Irish song ever written. But the best part of St. Patrick’s day for me was going to a Canadian school with “real live shamrocks” pinned to my tunic that my mother’s childhood friend in Ireland sent us every year. I was so proud of them and of being “Irish”.

So, I offer you this Irish Blessing In loving memory of my Mother, Molly McCabe whom I am sure is dancing the Irish jig today wherever she is!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Take care and have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day!

Love and blessings, Veronica
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 Its Valentines Day   Remember The LoveIt’s Valentine’s Day – Remember the Love

For a very long time, my favourite day of the year was always Valentine’s Day. It didn’t matter if I was alone on that day or not, I still adored it. Valentine’s day for me is a celebration of love, love in its many forms: romantic love between a man and a woman, the never-ending love of family and dear friends, the enduring love between a parent and child, the abiding love between a human and their beloved pet, love of self and love shared with communities or the world.

In our society we seem to need an excuse to tell people how we feel about them, or show them with tokens of our affection. At Christmas, we exchange gifts and take time away from our busy schedules to be with the people who really matter in our lives. On Valentine’s day we are presented with yet another opportunity to open our hearts and share our souls. The marketplace makes it very easy for us to do that, presenting us with a cornucopia of delicacies and finery, from chocolates, to strawberries and whipped cream, to diamonds, singing teddy bear deliveries, and an abundance of greeting cards with just the right sentiment.

It matters not how you choose to serenade the ones you love on this auspicious occasion, what matters is that you do! Whether it be with a store bought treasure or a simple handmade delight, the form is not important, but the sentiment is! Valentine’s day gives you another opportunity to do something that comes naturally for you, as natural as breathing, and that is to BE love and to GIVE love. It is who you are and it is the only thing that really matters in the end.

And so I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

May LOVE touch your precious heart today in unexpected ways and JOY bless your beautiful soul!

Take care and have a magical day.

Love and blessings, Veronica (veronicahay@telus.net)

Veronica Hay is an inspirational writer.

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 Dont Give Up On Your Miracle!A friend was telling me about a serious medical condition that they were experiencing some time ago which went on for several months. It was truly an awful situation to go through and had inflicted them with much pain and anxiety.  The medical doctors were not able to help her except to make things worse. My heart went out to her just listening to her story and knowing that she had experienced so much anguish deeply saddened me. But then out of the blue, she simply said “And then one morning I woke up and the condition was gone, it had totally disappeared and has never returned since and I know in my heart that it never will”.(And it never has.)

I was overwhelmed with JOY when I heard her say that and filled with wonder once again at the possibility of a “miracle” happening at any moment, in spite of the circumstances one may find oneself in.

It was a matter of “grace”, a true gift and a reminder for me and I hope for you, reading this here, that anything is possible and to never give up believing that things can and often do change for the better in an instant.

I just wanted to share this story with you all here this morning. So, no matter what you may be going through in your own life, emotional turmoil or a physical disorder, know somewhere deep in your heart that there is hope, there is love, there is Joy and it is waiting for you. Never give up believing in the possibility of having your very own miracle. And never give up encouraging others to do the same.

Love and blessings, Veronica – Email: veronicahay@telus.net

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Compassion – A Life Changer
Copyright © by Veronica Hay
 Compassion    A Life Changer

I have been thinking a lot lately about the word “compassion” and how there does not seem to be a lot of it around these days. Judgement is much more prevalent. I think because sometimes when we judge another, it makes us feel temporarily better, like we are smarter or more superior in some way. But judgement never soothes the wounded heart or opens the tender soul the way compassion does. It closes them down, affects our health and the quality of our life. Perhaps many other well intentioned people feel that by being compassionate to others they are allowing or even encouraging them to show weakness, and not be strong enough to rise above life’s challenges. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I am not talking about sympathy or pity as these certainly do not empower anyone. Most people don’t want or need pity, but they certainly do require “love”. We all require love. As I have said many times before, it is quite frankly all that matters in the end. What I am talking about here is the simple joy of human kindness and caring. I am talking about sensitivity, warmth, tenderness, and big heartedness.

And so, I implore you to ask yourself where and with whom you could be more “compassionate today? Where could you reach out, surprise someone who is going through a very difficult time and let them know, that while you may never be able to truly understand or even relate to what they may be going through, your heart goes out to their suffering and turmoil? Please resist the need to fix them or offer any advice that they have not asked you for. Just ensure them that you are holding them in deep compassion, bright light and tender love. And that you are seeing them emerging victorious, however that may look like for them. Remember that sometimes a kind word to someone on their journey can and may even save a life. So, please don’t hold back.

And the person to start with today with this process is YOURSELF! Offer true kindness and compassion to yourself for all you have gone through to get you to where you are now, in this moment, no matter what that may have been.

And so, I would like to take this opportunity to send my deep love and heartfelt compassion out to every single soul who visits this blog. Your strength and courage has served to uplift all of us and moved us forward. I acknowledge each and every one of you individually for coming this far. I treasure your presence here and I salute you. I wish you Godspeed on your journey, my dear and precious friends.

Love and blessings, Veronica

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 Non AttachmentIt is very important not to be attached to the outcome of things that we do. Not to care so much or at all for that matter about what people think of us. This is very often easier said than done and something that I have been working on of late.

We have grown accustomed to feeling good when people approve and admire us and tell us so and feeling hurt or taken aback when they criticize us.

But this always sets us up to hand the power over how we feel about ourselves to someone else.

We need to be able to do, say, and act from our own authentic place, in spite of the outcome, to be able to simply do or say what calls to us, because it brings us joy and / or feels like it is something we must say or do and let go of the outcome or consequences.

This has been very true with my own writing. My mailing list, websites and this blog, consist of people in various stages of evolution. Sometimes, what I have to say may confuse or even upset someone, but that doesn’t mean that I have to be afraid to say it. Some people may take what I say and run with it, allowing it to open them up to insights and possibilities they had not even considered yet which is always my hope and intention. Others may think I am just crazy and unsubscribe or not return here. Their response must not matter to me, otherwise it will colour what I have to offer and not be as pure and heartfelt as I would like it to be. People will always pick up on that at a deep level. You cannot fool them. When you come from your heart, it always shines through. When you are pretending, because you want to be liked, admired or accepted, you are really not fooling anyone but yourself and it never works out in the long run.

I have always wanted to offer something deeper here, something much more meaningful than a nice, uplifting quotation. Don’t get me wrong, that is still a great thing to offer but there are hundreds of places online where people can get that. But much is going on in the world right now and we are moving far beyond all of that and into places we have not ventured into before. Many are confused, in turmoil and struggling. It is my feeling that people want and need so much more now and it is my hope to fill that void regardless of where it may take me.

I simply need to be true to myself and offer what I have to give or what comes up for me at the time. And it may be a very light hearted piece such as I sent out last Friday, about making wishes for others, or something much more profound. As I said, this is something I work on everyday still.

I thought this might be something for you to think about in your own life this morning. Where are you being true to yourself and where do you hesitate to come from your own authentic place and why?

Copyright @ 2014 by Veronica Hay

Wishing you a true, meaningful, authentic and heartfelt day.

From my heart to yours,
Love and blessings, Veronica – www.veronicahay.com
Email: veronicamhay@gmail.com

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 A Smiling HeartSomething that happened this morning made my “heart smile”. It was a great way to start the day. A smile in one’s heart is very different from a smile on your face. It is much deeper, more profound, and touches both the giver and the receiver in ways you may have never noticed before.

A smile in your heart makes your body quiver with delight. It whispers to your cells and encourages them to move towards the perfection that they are always aspiring to be, when we are not interfering with our own natural healing by telling them things that are just not true.

A smile in your heart lightens your burdens, restores your soul and quiets the endless chatter. It awakens memories of truth laying dormant inside. And it gently tickles you in all the right places, sometimes causing spontaneous laughter and mirth.

So, my dear friends, what kind word, deed or action could you say or do today that would bring a smile to someone else’s heart as well as your own?

Have a beautiful day, with a smile in your heart all day long.

Copyright © 2014 by Veronica Hay

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 A New Way of BEING in the WorldThe planet is speeding up and things are coming to the forefront to be dissolved. We are moving through a lot of old stuff (issues) and belief systems and letting go of the density that surrounds them. So, many of you are already noticing or will be noticing things coming up in your face to release, GENTLY. You no longer need to struggle with this as in the past.

Lately, what I have been noticing is how much we want still to be so much in control of things and other people. In the last few weeks, I have had people ‘want’ things from me, that for a number of reasons, I am not prepared or able to give them. As a result, these relationships are starting to break down or fall apart, which is exactly what is supposed to happen. We can no longer cling to things or people who no longer serve us and letting go can often be difficult. We like the familiar, the habitual, the comfortable, and it takes great courage to venture forth into the unknown, without what feels like our safety net.

But we need to let go of our desire to control and manipulate others into giving us what we want and think we need, and begin to just love and accept them, ALLOW them to just BE and begin to see the blessings that they have for us, just the way they are, when our eyes are truly open to the gifts they have to offer. We need to finally let go of the judgements and the conditions we put upon others in order to SET OURSELVES FREE.

And, we need to be “who we are” whatever that may be at this moment in time on the planet. Many of us don’t have a clue what that really is as we have been playing games and practicing roles, and doing what we thought we “should” be doing, for so long, that we have lost touch with our inner core, our authenticity, our passions, our true self and consequently with our emerging divinity.

So, I would suggest that you slowly start to notice how you act in the world, how you respond to the circumstances and people that are presented to you, what messages you are giving out by these responses and actions, many of which you may not even be aware of and what automatic roles and games you may still be playing. Right now, may be the perfect time to just give yourself permission to let them all go and venture forth into a new way of BEING in the world that is much more amazing than you may have ever experienced before. It’s certainly worth the effort.

I wish you Godspeed on your journey, my dear and precious friends.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay - www.veronicahay.com
Email: veronicamhay@gmail.com

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 Your Choice Today!Your Choice Today
Copyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Today will feel like any other day until someone comes along and says something that will be disturbing to you, that will set you off, that may offend you. Or you will get an unexpected bill in the mail. Or you will fall down and ruin your new suit. Or your cat will bite you. Or you dog will not quite make it outside in time. Or a phone call will leave you breathless with some shockingly bad news. And you will do what you always do, when these things happen. Won’t you?

Because usually when someone presses your “A” button, you give them the “B” response, to these triggers that have been brought to the surface once again. You will respond automatically in your usual way. You will get upset, you will become angry, irate even. You will play the game, act out, defend yourself, you will feel resentful, hurt or even indignant, or sad, betrayed and abandoned. And for sure you will be justified in feeling all of that.

BUT WILL YOU?

Will today be different? Will you CHOOSE to respond differently?

Do you finally realize that you always have a choice as to how you will respond in any given situation, even thought it may not feel like you do. You do not have to give your power away to anyone or anything! You do not have to remain in the density of it all. Perhaps now, today, this moment, you are finally done with that. And you come to realize that your power, your life force, your well-being, your health, is much too precious to you to give away so easily.

And so you will choose not to respond in the old ways, no matter how difficult that may seem at first. You will make a choice for JOY anyway, in spite of it all! You will make a choice for LOVE! You will make a choice of non-judgement and allowing. You will begin to see a much bigger picture unfolding before you, one that you have not allowed yourself to see before.

This day, perhaps for the very first time, you will decide to just leg go of it, you will shrug it off, you may even laugh at it all. And you will move on, smiling, smitten with yourself, feeling victorious, peaceful, and FINALLY FREE.

PERHAPS?

Take care and have a beautiful day. It’s your choice.
Love and blessings, Veronica

www.veronicahay.com
Email: veronicamhay@gmail.com

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