Barbara’s spiritual and metaphysical journey

Only when we cross a bridge, we make new encounters in our lives. Barbara Bullock

Only when we cross a bridge, we make new encounters in our lives.  Barbara Bullock

Only when we cross a bridge, we make new encounters in our lives. Barbara Bullock

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You are already approved

blog july 2017

          I am sure you can relate to this. Throughout our lives, we fill out numerous forms. Most of you have likely submitted countless applications, resumes/CVs, cover letters, and references in hopes of being among the few lucky ones making it through the first round of screening hoping not to be tossed into the garbage can right away. Many of you have submitted samples of your writing, articles, book proposals, lyrics, screenplays, poems, photographs or similar artistic work in anticipation that someone – anyone really – would discover your creative side. Many of you likely have applied for loans, and various forms of financial aid in hopes that someone would trust you with more money so you can make your next dream come true or, at least, pay your open bills if nothing more. In any case, it’s all about some sort of approval. At least most people think so.

            Once you have added even more copies to your already overflowing document folder, all you can do is hope (and perhaps pray) and whatever you have just applied for, will be approved. Time seems to stop while you wait anxiously by the telephone checking your mailbox several times a day. Day after day, no response. The waiting game begins. “Should I follow up?” you might be asking yourself. “Can I ask whether they even received my application? What if my forms got forwarded to the wrong department?” In our administrative, complicated world, these are justified questions of course. Papers, forms, documents, get filed wrongly or forgotten. Clerks are out the office or change positions having your file sit on their desks. Your analytical mind likely goes through all possible scenarios while you wait for your approval.

            Days turn into weeks; weeks turn into months; you are still waiting. What are you waiting for? “Approval” you might say. Let me tell you something. You are already wanted. You are already appreciated. You are already approved. The kind of approval I would like to remind you is that you are not the person with a name on the form, letter, or document. You are more than your work experience, education, circumstances, status, income, and address.

            You are already approved. When you were born into this world as the person you are today, you came from a beautiful place many call heaven, the spirit world, universal intelligence, higher self, or God. It is no coincidence that you were born and are here right now on our planet Earth. This higher realm makes no mistakes. You are here because you have a purpose here. You are talented. You are intelligent. You are needed and valuable. Look at a beautiful flower. You are perfect just like the flower. You are the right fit. You are wonderful. You came from the same place as the seed of a beautiful flower. No approval needed. You are already approved. I am glad you are here.

Love,

Barbara

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How to stay calm when the train suddenly stops

 

Many years ago or today, train travel is an adventure

Finally, you are on your long awaited summer vacation. Finally, you are on the road getting away from stress and annoyances back home. You look forward to visiting a new destination, your family and friends, or getting pampered in a luxury hotel. Suddenly, your trip does not seem to turn out the way you had hoped. What are you going to do now? Here is my experience and point of view on how to stay calm when the train suddenly stops.

This summer, I was on my way from Vienna, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland, Milan, and Venice, Italy. I had traveled this route many times over. This time I chose to take the train. I looked forward to enjoying beautiful sights, being enchanted by magnificent scenery of majestic mountains, valleys, and prairies through panoramic windows of a modern high speed train, and enjoying upscale service from my first-class seat. What might seem an amazing train trip, came with a few travel problems.

After about three hours of train travel, the train staff announced that our train could not continue for the time being. A cargo train had lost its load on the tracks. In addition, for some inexplicable reason, our train would not have priority over other high speed trains traveling to certain destinations. We were literally stuck in a train station in southern Germany. I have always liked Germany, so why not spend some time there, right? Finally, after two hours of waiting, we moved again. Understandably, many passengers, most of all those who had connections to catch, started to get very worried about the two-hour delay our train had accumulated. About an hour later, we arrived in Innsbruck.

In Innsbruck, the next announcement was made. Apparently, our train was broken, and we all had to get off. At first, many passengers, including me and my company, did not believe the news and stayed on the train. As the train emptied more and more, I realized that, no, this was no joke. What happened next is the most inspiring moment on this entire journey.

During summer time when many passengers from all around the world travel together, various cultures and people were represented on that particular train. As you know, differences among mindsets can be great including handling problems in life, and in this case, on the train. A man got very upset and started yelling at innocent, unknowing personnel at the train station. A couple panicked over how they would catch their connections once in Zurich. Others, including me, swore never to take the train again. Then a group of American tourists came. Three generations traveling through Europe. Their leader did the only logical and efficient thing to do. Remaining calm, he went online and checked what time the next train would go out of the station of Innsbruck towards Zurich. Returning with the information that the next train would leave an hour later, he had dealt with the problem for all of us. I felt inspired by his rational approach of solving a complicated situation. No anger or panic needed.

Needless to say, I changed my mind over train travel. No need to get upset. No need to stop traveling by train. Next time your train stops unexpectedly, take a deep breath. Go to the information counter and check when the next train leaves for your destination. You’ll solve the problem for yourself and many others so all can be on the way to their destinations again.

Happy travels,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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Now, this is real success

Be like the ocean. Share your abundance. It’s unlimited. Barbara Bullock, M.F.A.

I recently had to write an essay on the topic of success for a course I have been taking. I was supposed to define success. There is a famous saying “what goes around comes around”. Most people understand this saying as karma and is understood as whatever you give out into the world comes back to you. For example, if you are kind to others, kindness will come back to you. If you hurt others, it will haunt you in some way in the future. What does this have to do with success? Let’s explore.

I define success as the way and magnitude to which extend a person improves him or herself. We are all born into certain circumstances. These are culture, society, time, socioeconomic and educational levels, and others. In addition, our upbringing and taught self-worth influence our living conditions. This outlook is the starting point. During our lives, each and every one of us embarks on his or her life journey. Throughout our lives, we grow, learn, and improve ourselves. Some people do this in small ways, others in big ones. Many people make a difference in their families and communities, a few change the world for the better and become a very influential, internationally known historical, political, or religious figure impacting the world for years to come.

I believe that the definition of success is a very personal matter as it depends on one’s own perspective. Many people define success in terms monetary wealth or influence on society. Certainly, success can be measured in fortune and power.  However, for me, success is more than figures on a bank account or levels in a hierarchy. I call someone successful when a person overcomes obstacles, breaks barriers, reaches goals, improves him or herself, and then shares this success with others by sharing funds or teaching what the person has learned throughout the journey. Let me explain. Now, this is real success.

What has this to do with karma, what goes around comes around? Reaching a goal just for oneself is, in my opinion, just that. It is reaching a goal. Reaching a goal and becoming successful certainly, brings temporary bliss. Everyone has experienced this several times in our lives. Suddenly, this happiness wears off, and we find ourselves looking for something else or start wanting more, just to find out that the new goal won’t satisfy our egos either. Why is that? I believe that this kind of achievement and success is ego driven. The ego is trying to be successful just for itself. This is why it won’t last because the ego is never satisfied for a long time.

However, if someone becomes successful and then shares this success with others so other people can improve their own lives, this is true success coming from a much higher level than the ego. It is much longer lasting, has a bigger impact on others and comes back to the person who was successful in the first place. How? With gratitude. Many people will be very grateful for your sharing, your teaching, your contribution, your positive impact. With gratitude, success leads to fulfillment and fulfillment is true happiness.  To true success and a better world. Now, this is real success.

Love,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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Welcome to your soul family

 

Welcome to your soul family. Happy Mother’s Day, soul mother.

Throughout our lives, we encounter all kinds of people. With more than 7 billion human beings living on our planet, most of them we will likely never know. There are many who we will come across for a brief moment at the counter, on the street, at school, at a workplace or other daily routine situation. Last but not least, there are those, who will change our lives significantly and forever. Welcome to your soul family.

A soul family is a group of souls very familiar to each other. These souls feel like family members because they are a family in a spiritual sense. We, as human beings, are basically souls who come to the world as human beings in order to live their lives as such. When we think of groups and families, we naturally tend to think of our biological families, our colleagues at work, classmates at schools, friends, neighbors, etc. These are all people we are familiar with because we have met them and seem to know them best.

However, did you know that we can feel familiar with people we have never met before? Have you ever met someone for the first time and you thought you knew this person already? Have you ever felt such familiarity with someone that you could not explain? Have you loved someone so deeply and unconditionally even though all your societal standards, family values, and traditions told you not to? Have you ever felt a deep connection with someone you barely knew? Welcome to your soul family.

Your soul family consists of souls you already know regardless of whether you have ever met these souls as people in your life or not. In addition, some of your soul family members stay behind in spirit or left the Earth plane before you were born. Not all your soul family members will live together or near you in your life here. While some soul relationships will express themselves as biological or married family members, not all of your soul family members will be related to you this way. This is the reason why it happens that you might feel such a deep connection with someone you don’t even know that well. Perhaps you, the person, don’t. Your soul does.

This love comes from the divine, God, the universe, higher intelligence, or whatever name you give the entity in charge of creation. This love unites all of us no matter who we are. This love is eternal. This love comes from your soul. Next time, when you feel a deep connection with someone regardless of whether they are related to you or not, familiar to you or not, don’t wonder about what others would say. Instead, enjoy this unconditional love and be grateful that you have found one of your soul family members. One day I’ll write more about how to find your soul family.

Meanwhile, I’ll send you my love,  soul family. Soul mother, happy Mother’s Day.

Love,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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A Voice for the Voiceless

 

Sometimes you have to stand alone for what is right so others can shine. Barbara Bullock, writer

Throughout my life, I have often found myself in situations in which I was told to stop. Told to stop talking, stop doing, and stop caring. It works for a while. For a moment, I do stop. For an instant, I am still until my soul whispers a voice for the voiceless.

Ever since I was born, I have been the kind of person who would care about others. I was the child that would run up to strangers talking to them, smiling at them, even wishing to hug them. One could excuse this kind of behavior as childlike innocence. Or, one could attribute this kind of openness, feeling oneness with other human beings, and kindness to the fact that I am an empath and an old soul, who knows what it feels like to suffer and not have a voice.

Those of you, who follow my blog regularly, know that I often write about subjects dear to my heart. Those who know me in person, know that I often talk about the same ones. Civil rights, spirituality, charity, and Mother Nature, are indeed important to me. When discussions on these topics arise, you’ll often find me joining in not only participating in a debate but, sometimes, becoming almost a bit defensive standing for what I believe is right and caring about others.  Yes, I admit that my talks can be long. My written word can fill pages. I might run up to you although you are a stranger. I might love in unconventional ways and see beauty in others not considered so by learned standards.

Society and upbringing have both tried to make me still, done the best possible to help me fit in, conform, be silent, and just live a simple, ordinary live. Too often have I heard the question “Why can’t you just be like everyone else?” Being seemingly different and caring about what are frequently controversial topics, have brought me many problems in my life. I often find myself lonely talking to God, the angels, and my spirit guide, why I cannot simply be me. The answer comes quickly every time. “Stay the way you are and keep caring about others. You have a voice for the voiceless.” More to come.

With unconditional love,

Barbara

 

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This Spring, look Up, not down!

 

Magnificent cherry blossoms. Look up and enjoy!

For many of us living in the northern hemisphere, spring is the current season. If this is so, then this month, I invite you to look up, not down. Here is what I mean. Chances are that, during your commute to work or school, your Sunday afternoon stroll through the park, or a walk through your own garden, you come across many trees. However, have you seen them lately? “Sure”, you might tell me. “I see them every day. I know where they are. I pass them every day.” Could it be that you notice a glance of them looking down on your steering wheel while driving by? Could it be that you barely notice them as you walk by looking down on your cell phone? Could it be that you catch a glimpse while rushing through your front yard looking down to get your paper?

If any of these scenes sound familiar to you, I invite you to look up. Next time, pull over, put your phone away, and walk slowly through your garden. Next time, especially now in the spring, look up and look into the trees. Better yet, stand under a tree that blossoms. Then, look up. What do you see? I see a sea of blossoms, smell the sweet fragrance of orange blossoms, and marvel at the creation of cherry blossoms in divine perfection. After a long, cold, and dark winter, spring flowers surface everywhere and teach us that, no matter what we have just gone through, we always emerge stronger, more powerful, and more beautiful in order to enchant everyone around us.

This spring, I invite you to look up, not down. Look up into the blossoming trees, let Mother Nature heal and amaze you with her spectacular show of spring blossoms. This season will not last forever. So enjoy the display of divine love while it lasts. Mother Nature worked so hard on it during winter time. Please stop for a moment, and give her some credit. Capture these annual blessings to enjoy throughout the year. Share these memories with others who are not so lucky to experience this wonderment of our Mother Nature. But hurry up! This spectacle will not last long. Don’t let it happen that in a few weeks from now you’ll regret not taking enough time for this beautiful time of the year.

As you walk away from the tree in awe, your body, soul, and spirit will be enlightened. Then share the love, share the light, and share these moments of bliss for all to enjoy. Thank you, Mother Nature, for your amazing blossoms. I stand in gratitude under a blossoming tree.

Look up, not down, it’s spring!

Love,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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Eat yourself happy!

My plate - filled with high vibrating fruits and vegetables

My plate filled with high vibrating fruits and vegetables

As much as I love the holiday season and any celebrations that beautify and celebrate life, those festivities also take their tolls on my body and mind when it comes food. Overeating of traditional, mostly heavy food is often the norm and tradition. In addition, winter time is frequently associated with spending more time indoors, curling up on the sofa with high-carb foods and too many sugary snacks. In addition, cravings for starchy foods and chocolate are the worst for me during this time of the year. While it is true that such food choices often do keep us feel warmer and our tummies filled, they empty our minds and sadden our souls. However, you can eat yourself happy! Let me explain.

Since ancient times, metaphysicians have agreed that everything in and around us is energy. For those not familiar with this, I’ll be happy to elaborate on this another time. For the time being, just know that every person, animal, plant, and objects (yes that even includes the chair you are probably sitting on while you are reading this), are made of energy. Everything you see around you vibrates at a certain frequency. You vibrate at a specific frequency as well. Every cell in your body vibrates. Energy is life.

What has this to do with food? Because everything is made of energy, so is the food that you eat. In particular, it can be said that colorful fruits and vegetables vibrate on the higher end of the energy scale, while carbohydrates such as sugar vibrate on the lower scale. When you eat something, you absorb the energy and vibration of that particular food. This means that this energy merges with your own energy patterns.

What has this to do with happiness? You can eat yourself happy. Basically, what it means is this. When you vibrate higher, you are more likely to feel happier, healthier, more blissful and more loving. The reason is that these emotions and conditions can be found among higher frequencies, while negative states and feelings such as disease, depression and sadness, even anger and rage, vibrate on the lower end of the energy scale. This is exactly how I started to feel a few weeks ago. Furthermore, in recent weeks, my body has become sluggish and simply not as fit and strong as it could be.

I know that this condition is from the many comfort foods that I have enjoyed in recent months. I also know that my body, mind, and soul are literally begging me to feed them with nourishing, high-vibrating, and healthy food choices again. I love the feeling of being healthy, fit and happy. Who doesn’t? Therefore, I have made the decision to go vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free as much as possible during this lent season. My basket is filled with fruits, my fridge with veggies, and my body, mind, and soul will soon be overflowing with health and happiness again. I invite you to join me. Eat yourself happy.

In health and happiness,

Love,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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An Ode to Class, Grace, and Dignity – aka the Obama Family

 

The beautiful Obama family

The beautiful Obama family

I have never written a letter to a U.S. president before. However, this time, I feel in my heart that you and your entire family deserve a heartfelt thank you for all your efforts, support, and love. This is an ode to class, grace, and dignity – aka the Obama family. I would like to say thank you. Thank you for making it all the way to the White House. Thank you for your integrity, grace, and inner and outer beauty that you brought in it. Thank you for your inspiration and wisdom, and thank you for everything you have done for the American people and the world. There are many people, who disagree with me. They don’t see what I see in you. That is okay.

Different sets of values, opinions, and beliefs create our dynamic and diverse world as it is. We can discuss the better way to live forever. We can debate the best measures for progress, to strengthen communities, and empower the people living in them. However, the truth is, that a community as a whole can only be really strong when all are empowered. That includes every single member of that union. You and your family’s stories have inspired me and so many others to achieve more and reach highs that include all.Human and civil rights have always been dear to me. I prayed and cried before and after you were elected, Mr. Obama. In my opinion, you are the most charming, the most knowledgeable and the most down-to-earth president I have ever experienced in my lifetime. Mrs. Obama, you are my inspiration in more ways than I can count here. Everyone, who knows me, is aware of my admiration of you. Sasha and Malia, as the two magnificent young ladies, will make it far. I thank you all with this ode to the Obama family. I cried while witnessing you all entering your office; I cried when I realized it was your time to leave again. I will keep crying not only because I will miss you, but of gratitude – for God allowing me to live on this planet at the same time as you.

Human and civil rights have always been dear to me. I prayed and cried before and after you were elected, Mr. Obama. In my opinion, you are the most charming, the most knowledgeable and the most down-to-earth president I have ever experienced in my lifetime. Mrs. Obama, you are my inspiration in more ways than I can count here. Everyone, who knows me, is aware of my admiration for you. Sasha and Malia, as the two magnificent young ladies you are, will make it far. I thank you all with this ode to the Obama family. I cried while witnessing you all entering your office; I cried when I realized it was your time to leave again. I will keep crying not only because I will miss you, but of gratitude – for God allowing me to live on this planet at the same time as you.

Your family is my inspiration to achieve more. I was not born wealthy and influential. Like you, I come from humble beginnings. Like you, I strive to reach high to empower myself and those around me. Like you, I know that a true democracy gives everyone a voice to stand for what is right. Like you, I am a humanitarian, care deeply about people from all walks of life, and know their struggles. Thanks to your remarkable example, I feel inspired to help myself and give back to my community. Thanks to your lesson in dignity and grace, I don’t look down to keep down; I look down to help up.

I am planning to use my inspiration coming from you and put them into words. Hopefully, those writings will inspire those who need to hear that they are worthy, that they too can do it, and that they too are beautiful. Next, I would like to create an enterprise, which gives those a voice who often don’t have one. Last but not least, I want to create a foundation, which supports others who struggle.

Your dreams have come true. The dream has come true. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr would be so proud. Now I have a dream. My dream is to continue your work and contribute to a world where class, grace, dignity rule. I am dreaming of a world in which diversity continues to enrich the lives of all. A world in which every single member of the union is respected. A world in which dreams can continue to become true for everyone.

May God bless you and your family, keep you always safe and happy, as I will always keep you in my heart. Thank you for your inspiration.

With gratitude, love,

Barbara

 

Copyright © 2017 by Barbara Bullock, M.F.A., spiritual writer

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Dare to be grand this holiday season and beyond

Be grand like the Eiffel Tower

Be grand like the Eiffel Tower

When I grew up, I was often told that I am supposed to live in a small way. I never understood what that meant. I have an idea now. It meant to be invisible. It meant to conform. It meant to fit in and do as others would expect. It also meant neither having ambitious goals nor daring to dream big dreams. It meant not to celebrate anything in a grand way especially not myself. However, I believe that life is meant to be grand. Allow me to take you on a journey to Paris in order to understand what I mean.

I just came back from a trip to Paris. Paris has always had a special place in my heart. Whenever I visit this city, I feel home there, know my way around pretty well, and want to stay for good. Certainly, probably millions of people around the world dream of visiting Paris, while a few (in comparison to our world’s population) are lucky to actually do so. Not only does Paris have a rich culture, architecture, and history that is world-famous. Paris is one of those magical places that draw you inside of its core and never let you go again completely. Once there, one can never forget one’s experiences in this grand location. Whenever I am there, I leave a piece of my heart in this grand city.

The Eiffel Tower sparkles once each hour in the evening. I am in complete awe. No picture can do it justice. No words would ever suffice to explain the atmosphere. One has to be there physically in order to understand the tower’s magical power. I believe it is not just a landmark pretty enough for postcards and shares on social media. I truly believe that the construction of the Eiffel Tower was inspired by the grand divinity, our source, God, or universe – whatever you might call it. I believe that landmarks like this one are placed on our planet Earth in order to remind us of the grandeur of the great divine, which, by the way, includes us. This is why many feel the magic of the universe when standing in front of such a monument.

The Eiffel Tower reminds me of my own grandness. I try not to pay attention to the many tourists. I try to find a quiet moment to take it all in. As I stand in front of it in awe, suddenly, everything becomes possible. Gone are negativity, doubt, and my often present lack of self-esteem. Instead, I feel the connection to the divine and the tower in front of me. As we become one, I feel at home, and I become grateful and inspired. I walk away with renewed faith and strength, and, yes, a few pictures too.

So this holiday season and beyond, be inspired by his majesty the Eiffel Tower. While there are many landmarks, no one is like another. It dares to be unique and stand out. The Eiffel Tower does not care what others think of it. If it was human, it probably would dare to dream big. While there are many of us, no one is like you. Be like the Eiffel Tower. Stand tall and proud, be magnificent and grand. Most importantly, make yourself and your life count and inspire millions of others, just as the Eiffel Tower does every day and, hopefully, will do so for many generations to come. A bientot, my dear Paris.

Happy Holidays,

Love, Barbara

 

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Love is the Message

 

november-2016

Festive lights signify the start of the holiday season. Make it a more loving one by sending a message of love. Barbara Bullock

At Thanksgiving, many people usually give thanks for the food, blessings, and love they have received over the year while enjoying traditional foods and spending time with family and friends. In addition, I give thanks by sending a message.

I spent Thanksgiving at a luxury hotel enjoying a feast of warm soup, a variety of delightful appetizers, juicy turkey, yummy sweet potatoes, and a dessert table with a chocolate fountain and pies so perfectly created they looked like they had just come out of a contest. The evening was lovely. I felt deeply grateful to be blessed by this sumptuous meal. At the same time, I felt guilty. The entire evening I could not stop thinking of the homeless person sleeping under a window I had passed on the way to my place of indulgence. On my way home, I could not stop crying. Why would life be so unfair?

As a humanitarian and empath, I often wish I could save the entire world. Make it a little better for everyone. Make our world a little more loving. I admit I love lavish surroundings. I also love helping others. Some people just need a roof over their heads or other material items to survive. Some people just need someone who cares about them. Some people just need someone who listens or someone who holds their hands. Some people just need a little bit of love. Some people simply need to hear your message of love.

This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for all the many blessings we have received. Furthermore, this Thanksgiving and every day, let us send a message of love to people in need and people we love. There is already enough turmoil in our world. The news is filled with negativity and fear. Let us respond with love by sending little messages of love. It is so easy to send a message of love. I can’t save the entire world. No one can. But each and every one of us can send a message of love. I would like to show you how.

This Thanksgiving and every day, let us remember people in need and loved ones. Share your goods with someone less fortunate, give someone a hug of comfort just to show you are there, assist a stranger for no reason, and send the most beautiful flowers to someone you love just to brighten the day. These are a few examples. The list of opportunities is endless. I am certain that you’ll find something to do. I just did, and I hope you will too. A small gesture for one can mean the world to the other. No matter how big or small it is, it is a message of love. If sent with good intention, I am sure it will arrive and appreciated. May our world be a little better, a little more loving.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Love, Barbara

 

Copyright © 2016 by Barbara Bullock, Photo credit © 2016 by Barbara Bullock, taken at Marriott Hotel Vienna November 2016

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