My name is Fiona Stolze – welcome to my site. I created this space to share with you articles on all the topics that are near and dear to me. As you can see, spirituality is a top value and I have reached a point in my life where I know that it serves no purpose to compromise and make up stories when I know the truth of what is deep within me.
It amazed me to realise how much of my life was based on half-truths and indeed, non truths which I happily selling to the rest of the world in an attempt to be accepted, loved and respected and to stay one foot ahead of the rest. What a struggle. And yet, to start owning up to all those stories and ‘lies’ I was telling myself day in, day out, and to let them go in exchange for a much more open and truthful way of being – that was the most painful thing I would ever have to do. And so the questioning began.
I noticed with myself that I just wasn’t living completely present to what is. I was always allowing my mind to start weaving a web of deception which completely took me off track. I listened to the fairytales and nightmares and put all of my belief in them. I allowed them to define me. I let myself be small and be blown constantly off course, never having the feeling that I was making any progress or that my life made any sense at all.
It was only when I began to learn to say ‘Stop!’ and bring myself right back to the present moment, that I realised there was such a serenity, such a release, a calmness in the now. Such a depth. A deep surrender to inner freedom.
The very moment you come into the present, the mind begins to release its hold. The brain noise becomes less and it’s as if you begin to empty yourself of what you no longer need. And that knowing surfaces, that all is very, very well. That everything in your universe is in perfect divine order.
It’s so freeing to be able to release those destructive thoughts that can spiral and totally break you within. By taking your focus away from them. By becoming still in the present moment and going into your heart. Allowing everything that is going on to simply move through you, in acceptance. Allowing it all to move on through, without identification with it. Without attaching to it in any way. And amidst this, sensing that growing connection with something so much greater than yourself.
So no matter what is going on for you, always take the time to slow down and return to the present and question the truth of whatever it is that your mind is attempting to make you small with. Because if you are experiencing anguish and pain, there’s no truth in your experience. How could there be? Gently allow your truth to surface and just be with that. Feel your connection with a reality greater than the one you’ve been investing in out of fear. And let that connection grow with every breath.
It’s not easy but if we remind ourselves every moment to keep returning to this, then it grows. It becomes stronger. We nurture and nourish it with our love and trust and knowing that it is true. Every untruth can be let go of. I’m a lover of truth and the spirit of now and because you are reading this now, so are you.
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